Posted By Ryan Stout on 08/29/2022
15 years ago I launched Bustaname, I really didn't expect it to still be going, but people seem to love it. So time for some backend updates. (Still keeping the dated design for now)
I'm using a new service to get the list of registered domains, and I'm updating the list more frequently. You should find that the results are almost always 100% from here on out (unless it was registered in the previous 24 hours).
After 15 years hosted on iweb (the last 10 on the same machine!), it was time for a move to a more powerful machine, and a faster connection. We're now on an EC2 instance, so results should come up even faster.
To make the move happen, I had to upgrade some of the codebase and got everything building in a docker container, so it should be more portable going forward.
I also updated some of the buy links (more fixes coming there soon)
The site now runs over HTTPS (for secure queries.) This one is about 14 years overdue.
Lastly, I retired the hostsearchr and domainfriend functionality, none of which has worked in forever.
Thanks everyone for the support over the years, sorry it took me so long to find a few to fix things. If you like the bustaname, put a link to it somewhere :-)
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