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I want buy .name domain, WHOIS said that it's free, but registrator canceled registration and said that there maybe 3-rd level domain and i cant buy eg. if there already registred

But how can i find ths domain? Maybe it will be free soon? I tried find it with google and other search machines

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What registrar are you using? – Joshak Feb 10 '11 at 17:20
2domains,but another said same thing – user5072 Feb 10 '11 at 20:32
Try using more registrars or posting on SysAdmin. They might have better insight into DNS/Domain issues. Though make sure you re-word it so it won't get thrown back here. – Christopher Feb 11 '11 at 13:19

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From Wikipedia

Domains may be registered on the second level ( and the third level ( It is also possible to register an e-mail address of the form Such an e-mail address is a forwarding account, and requires another e-mail address as the recipient address.

When a domain is registered on the third level (, the second level ( in this case) is shared, and may not be registered by any individual. Other second level domains like remain unaffected.

When the name TLD was first launched, only third-level registrations (and forwarded e-mail addresses) were available. In January 2004, second-level registrations became available. The original intended structure of domain names was, so that an individual could get a domain corresponding to his or her actual name.

You can also use the official .name WHOIS tool to check whether your 2nd level domain is available.

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