Internet Domain Holders Need To Test Their Sites for ‘DNS Flag Day’

Time to check your DNS settings!

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/01/31/dns-flag-day.aspx

The event for organizations and IT pros known as “Domain Name System Flag Day” will kick off on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.

On that day, DNS providers will start to release new software updates that will stop supporting the old workarounds that currently exist for the DNS resolution process in some implementations. The old workarounds are typically found in the older DNS software that’s out there. A notification on the coming DNS Flag Day was issued this week by US-CERT.

Lodges Directed to Parked Domain Page

Some people going to Lodge websites are being directed to a generic GoDaddy “Parked Domain” page when using the individual Lodge domain name. e.g. NameLodge000.org as in HiramLodge1.org.
 
We are aware of the issue and are currently working to resolve the problem.
 

A bulk update with our domain registrar, GoDaddy, was made to the domain contact information and the auto-renewal option. Unfortunately, a number of the domains’ zone records were lost.  We have spent hours on the phone with GoDaddy support to resolve the issue.  Bottom line, there is no way to roll back the changes to the zone files and we are now manually reentering the domain forward for each domain that lost its record.  

 

How to Forward Your Email

Google instructions on how to automatically forward emails sent to your “G Suite” (@ctfreemasons.net) address to another email account.

Support Page:  https://support.google.com/mail/answer/10957?hl=en

Turning on automatic forwarding

Note: When your new messages are forwarded, messages from spam won’t be included.

  1. On your computer, open Gmail using the account you want to forward messages from. You can only forward messages for a single Gmail address, and not an email group or alias.
  2. In the top right, click Settings Settings.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  5. In the “Forwarding” section, click Add a forwarding address.
  6. Enter the email address you want to forward messages to.
  7. Click Next and then Proceed and then OK.
  8. A verification message will be sent to that address. Click the verification link in that message.
  9. Go back to the settings page for the Gmail account you want to forward messages from, and refresh your browser.
  10. Select Forward a copy of incoming mail to.
  11. Choose what you want to happen with the Gmail copy of your emails. We recommend Keep Gmail’s copy in the Inbox.
  12. At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes.

Turning off automatic forwarding

  1. On your computer, open Gmail using the account you want to stop forwarding messages from.
  2. In the top right, click Settings Settings.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  5. In the “Forwarding” section, click Disable forwarding.
  6. At the bottom, click Save Changes.