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profile for Simone Carletti on Stack Exchange

Hi! My name is Simone Carletti. I'm a passionate programmer and scuba diving instructor.

I work at DNSimple. I'm the author of RoboWhois and RoboDomain.

I have been involved with FOSS (free/open source software) for more than a decade, contributing code and creating libraries.

I'm available for short mentoring sessions.


Jan
23
comment Fetch as google - getting both 301 and 404
No, it does not makes sense to redirect *.peciatky.sk. You May want to redirect just the root domain peciatky.sk and its pages.
Jan
19
comment Is “Redirecting via DNS” a good practice for positioning a website?
No, there is not. The DNS protocol don't define anything about redirects, the redirects are defined in the HTTP protocol. In order to redirect, you need to point the DNS to a server and them use the server (either the server config or a script) to return the redirect header.
Jan
14
comment Would a self-signed certificate impact my site for search engines?
That video is 3 years ago. Nowadays using HTTPs is a very common practice.
Jan
12
comment Do I set a DNS A Record for the new GitHub Pages to use their CDN?
@TomBrossman The ALIAS record is not a standard DNS record, unfortunately there is no standard at the moment for such feature (that's why we came with the ALIAS. Disclaimer: I work for DNSimple). Just a few (paid) DNS providers offer this proprietary feature. You could potentially use an A, but you will loose the benefits of CDN. The other alternative for you at the moment is to use a CNAME for the www and redirect the non-www to the www.
Jan
12
comment How to handle 404's in GitHub Pages while using Jekyll?
That's not correct. They are, as long as you use a custom domain or you are creating a user pages. I agree, the explanation is a little bit confusing.
Jan
12
comment How do you use 'site:' to search Google for just the domain without all the other subdomains appearing?
This is true, there are several false positive, but while the number of false positive can be large if the domain is well known (such as google.com), in the majority other cases the query may return an acceptable result set. In any case, it is worth a a mention and a try ;)
Dec
25
comment Unicode icons in <title>
Indeed, like it happened for microformats, search engines may come with more search features in the future. But at the time being, Unicode chars are... just chars.
Dec
17
comment How to set default CNAME subdomain for an URL
The answer is absolutely correct. However, I'd like to mention that there are some DNS providers that offer proprietary solutions for this issue without the need to manage a custom infrastructure. Disclaimer: I work at DNSimple and we were one of the first companies to offer such feature, known as the ALIAS record.
Mar
30
comment Extraction of whois data for country level domains( .us/.uk etc)
In order to provide whois details for a WHOIS server you need to create a specific WHOIS parser. Each server, in fact, returns a different response string. In the last 3 years I created more than 260 different parsers. As you probably imagine, it's a lot of work! ;) Chances are DomainTools has no parser for such TLDs.
Nov
3
comment Handling Page View for Images Site
You don't need to store every page, but just the ID corresponding to the question record. Also, session variables usually are stored on the server, you just pass the session_id between the client and the server.
Oct
21
comment When will non-existent content be removed from Google Search results?
See this answer.
Oct
11
comment How to remove 500 error?
Check your error log (most part of hosting providers give access to this log) and read the exact error message.
Oct
7
comment How do Github Pages fare for serving static files?
Yes, Amazon supports SSL. You'll find all the details in the Amazon documentation for S3 and CloudFront.
Oct
7
comment What's your thoughts about .it instead of .com?
You are right, it seems they changed the rule. Now you just need to be an European Union member.
Oct
7
comment Can you rewrite the root?
@danlefree He tagged the question as htaccess, thus we can assume he's using Apache.
Oct
7
comment Reverse proxying only a specific URL
Yes, exactly. You can learn more by reading the Apache documentation.
Oct
5
comment Your advice on Cloud Hosting
AFAIK, Amazon EC2 is not managed. I updated the answer to include also RackSpace, the biggest Amazon competitor. They are very famous for their customer support and they offer managed services.
Oct
3
comment How to tell Google Analytics to ignore case in Site Search Terms?
I believe this is the topic for a new question. However, Site Search is based on a query string parameter you specify in your GA account for that profile. Simply create a new Search & Replace filter clicking Add Filter > Custom filter > Search & Replace > Request URI
Dec
5
comment Recommended Site Redundancy Options
I agree with your approach. :)
Oct
18
comment Finding the expiration date of a domain?
Yes, assuming they will disclose it to you.