Help! I’ve registered my domain with Vizaweb and I think it’s gone for good!

Don’t fret, because your domain CAN BE SAVED.

The original way to get out of Vizaweb was to contact them (which now, simply just doesn’t happen) and they would gladly move your domain to ‘’.   Well, now when you visit that link you see an “Index of /” page – meaning they’ve completely wiped out their domain system. UGGH!   Luckily, I have a solution for those of you who registered through Vizaweb and need a way out.

First off, you need to purchase a “domain name transfer” from another registrar company (Such as GoDaddy, Dotster, etc).

Once you’ve done this, you need to contact the company Vizaweb uses for their registrations (Public Domain Registry), which can be done here:

Explain to them the situation you are having with Vizaweb and your domain. Within 24-48 Hours you should receive a response back with your Authorization code right in the email.  It is recommended to give them the Administrator email address or registrant email address for the domain, if possible, but I’d say with the amount of emails they have been getting about Vizaweb — they won’t even ask questions and just send you the code.

You will use this code to start the transfer ‘authorization’ from Vizaweb to your new registrar.

From there, you will receive an email to your Administrator email address from “Vizaweb Inc” (the email will be from saying that they have received the transfer request and in 4-5 days, the transfer will be automatically accepted.

Ta Da! No more Vizaweb!

Another note:  (People with access to their cPanel) Don’t forget to request a complete site back up for your domain and talk to your new host about accepting backup files.

Hope this helps.

Goodbye Vizaweb

Well, I finally made the switch. After hosting with Vizaweb for a good solid 5 years, as of March 23rd, 2009 — Matt Fowler dot Business was successfully hosted and ran successfully under hosting. I’ve already noticed some very significant differences after I did this. My page, at least to me for sure, loads a lot faster. Probably because I’m sure Site5 actually pays attention to their servers.

To Rick Mueller, CEO of Vizaweb:
No offense to you, or your company, but there were certain things that kept happening that sparked a scare in losing everything I got. Not to mention, the up time  decreased rapidly over the years, and plus even the support forum went to the spammers. Also, what happened to the phone support? It went from getting an answer, getting an occasional answer, to getting no answer at all. I’m sorry, but there are certain problems that need to be assessed immediately — and having phone support helps. Then came live chat, well that lasted a good 3-4 months, and then it went permanently offline. Then, the downtime went from bad to catastrophic. My site was down for a solid week a couple of times with no explanation. I just can’t handle that from my host.  Though I’ll probably never know what happened to the company I once trusted and sent many people too, I hope that it is only temporary and that the company comes back full force and back to the way they were.

The move over had a little struggle, due to DNS IP problems, but all was fixed within 24 hours, and I will commend the Site5 support team for sticking with me and helping me out with every little issue that was beyond my command. I also have a Dynamic IP now, which, though is common for most people — is something new for me!

Yes, Brick Hill Publishing (my Grandma’s book website) was also moved to Site5. Not sure if anybody even wanted to know about that, but you know now.

I also thank a co-Moderator in the Vizaweb Support forum, yardbird, for turning me onto Site5. I’ve been  pleased so far, and it’s only the beginning of the road. I signed up for a 3-year host, so we’ll see how it goes.

Until next time


Sorry I haven’t wrote anything in awhile. Been kind of busy with work, life, and things revolving around the two.
One new thing in my internet life: My web host, Vizaweb, started offering RoundCube WebMail — and I love it! It’s so much better than SquirrelMail (though SquirrelMail still has a special place in my heart), and don’t even get me started on Horde.

UNIX junkies (and just plain nerds in general) will get what I’m talking about up there.

Anywho, I’m at work now. Nothing much going on. I have been really lazy with the internet lately. I don’t update my blog, I haven’t even went to my website in awhile. It’s not that I’m getting tired of it, I just don’t find myself with very much spare time to sit down and write anything. Now that I’m at work, and I have zero customers, I thought “why not post?”. So here I am.

Something that has really had my attention lately is — Being an extreme Metallica fan that I am, I of course signed up and pre-ordered the CD. I also saw after I did so that Metallica is going to be coming out with a box set. (Found on blabbermouth)  The only thing that bothers me about this was that I did find it on blabbermouth. They are the same people who said James Hetfield was detained at an aiport because of his “taliban-like” beard. They are notorious for believing/starting rumors.

Is it sad when somebody brings a delivery (or something related to it) that I actually enjoy signing for it? I’d probably sign my life away just to get the thrill of signing something. I’ve always been one of those types who is obsessed with their signature. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s not easy to copy either.

I really wish WordPress had a plugin that would automatically add tags from the blog you just wrote. I hate making up my own tags. I forget what I’ve typed and/or I just don’t feel like scrolling up and highlighting some of the things I wrote. Not like my page gets enough traffic to worry about it though.

That is all for now, I’m tired of typing.