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I have recently registered a new .name domain. It is just myfirstname.name, something like nanda.name.

My debit card has been billed, but my domain control panel doesn't show any information regarding the new domain.

I have raised a ticket with their support and there is no response yet. It's been 3 days.

I checked some other registrars and almost all of them say that nanda.name is taken, but when I search whois either from my command line or the numerous whois web services, I get No match as answer each time.

What gives?

PS : I should add that this registrar's support is known to suck, which, by the time I found, is a bit late.

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can you access the domain ? – Mohamed Anis Dahmani Nov 7 '12 at 22:08
No I cannot access the domain. It is not reachable at all. – Nanda Nov 8 '12 at 4:57
Please tell us the name of the registrar so we can avoid it! – Cyberherbalist Nov 8 '12 at 17:31
hehe, this is a good one Cyberherbalist :) – Mohamed Anis Dahmani Nov 8 '12 at 17:55
It is a popular-by-seo Indian web host. :p – Nanda Dec 19 '12 at 19:37
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The official WHOIS server is whois.nic.name. Check your domain there. Other services might take some time until they're up to date (depending on their implementation).

Because you registered a second level name, you should pay attention that it is not listed as "shared" (otherwise only third level domain names could be registered).

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What should be entered as a password to check my domain in whois.nic.name? – Nanda Nov 8 '12 at 4:59
Okay, password is only required in the Detailed results tab. I still get a No match result. – Nanda Nov 8 '12 at 5:02
The shitty host told me that the domain was in fact not registered properly and had refunded the amount, not to my bank account, but as e-balance, should I chose to purchase some other service. – Nanda Dec 19 '12 at 19:36

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