I hope you had a very relaxing Labor Day weekend, full of family and fun. I know we here at Solamar did! Now that we’re feeling in the swing of things, we have a few tidbits of info to throw your way, something to brag about and something to clear up. It won’t take long, I promise.

Did You Have Issues?

A few people mentioned that they had an issue trying to access our Sola-Shop after our last newsletter, and we’ve looked into the issue and sorted everything out. If you were one of those folks, please take a second to check out our shop again. We’ve got a bunch of neat stuff in there that we are really excited about, including a series of incredible how-to CDs by Andrea J. Lee. You cen get there by clicking here. Have fun!

Solamar Nominated for Small Business Award

We were recently nominated for an award by the Birmingham Business Alliance’s “Small Business Awards 2012” in the category of Small Business of the Year (1-50 employees). We will be attending the event on September 20th, so wish us luck. There are a number of really incredible businesses in our category, and we are just honored to be chosen as a nominee, but it would be sweet to win!

If you would like to work for our (potentially) award-winning team, we are currently hiring, and we would be more than happy to see what great things you have to offer. Please drop us a line at, or visit us at

Getting Rid of GoDaddy

If you’re like a lot of other folks earlier this week, you were inconvenienced in some way by GoDaddy’s outage. The blackout, at first thought to be caused by an attack from the Anonymous hacking collective, was eventually revealed to be caused by problems within Godaddy’s own infrastructure. Nevertheless, in some cases it caused individual business’ up to $50,000 worth of damage in lost sales, so many are rightfully considering moving their websites to a new DNS server, or to new hosting altogether.

If you are one of those people, here is a list of GoDaddy alternatives we recommend you look at:

Domain Servers: –
Hover –
Namecheap –

Hosting Providers:

Media Temple –
DreamHost –
HostGator –

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