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Can a registrar outage affect my website?

If my registrar has an outage and their servers go down for a while, will that affect my website. I'm not using any of my registrar hosting packages or name servers, I simply have a few domain names ...
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Is there a service to find resellers of a particular registrar? [closed]

Is there a service to find resellers of a particular registar in case the registrar doesn't provide such a list?
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Domain appears taken when searched from a different host, but whois says 'No match'

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 ...
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Domain registered with Fake info! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Providing fake info during domain registration - does it matter? I have registered a Domain with fake info 24 hours ago (I didn't know its illegal! :() its still pending ...
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What kinds of issues can one expect when changing a domain names registar? (3 questions) [closed]

Assuming that there are no 'unusual' items that come up, what kind of disruptions can one expect when moving a domain between registrars? I understand some of the below may vary over registrars. But ...
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Does geographic location of domain registrator matter?

Does it matter where I register my domain geographically when I'm planning to change nameset (nameservers) to a server in my target area? Example Target audience: USA Server location: USA Domain ...
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On what criteria should I evaluate domain registrars?

Though I've been a web developer for a fair amount of time, I am going for the first time to buy a few domain names. I have looked into the domains I'm going to buy and know that they're available, ...
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. Rk domain registration

Anybody knows where I can get .rk domains? Looks like nowhere so far - any idea?
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Domain name only works with www. but not without the www

I have searched for this problem numerous times but I can't quite apply the solution to my problem. The usual solution I find is that I need to add an A-record to my dns, currently I only have a ...
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What did I do wrong when buying my domain through Google Apps?

Several times in the past I've bought a domain through Google Apps, and every year Google automatically renews the domain for $10. Somehow when I did this today, I ended up additionally being signed ...
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Three-month freeze on domain transfers?

I am planning on hosting a web app on Google App Engine. I am planning on buying the domain from GoDaddy. Will I have to wait 3 months before I can transfer the domain from GoDaddy to GAE (or at least ...
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How to transfer domain ownership from one organization (or individual) to another?

What's the general process to transfer domain ownership from one organization (or individual) to another? Is there a good reference on doing this? Note: I'm not referring to moving a domain from one ...
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How long does propagation of newly registered private name servers typically take?

I have an account with Hostgator, and have registered private name servers (ns1.mydomain.com and ns2.mydomain.com). How long should I expect to wait for those changes to take place? Should my ...
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How to transfer domain from Godaddy to another provider

I'm currently using godaddy for all of my company domains, and I'm very unsatisfied with their service, specially with their site, so we are trying to migrate those domains to another provider. The ...
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Who is the official registrar of the .com domain name? [closed]

I know there are official registrars for some domains (especially 2-digit country domains), so are there registrars for all of them? For example, who is the official registrar for .com, .net, or .org? ...
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Where can I register a .name domain?

All the popular registrars I know of don't seem to offer this domain, and after Google'ing around for a while I came to an index of registrars for this TLD, but they all seem to be Russian. Is there ...
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What happens if I turn off registrar lock for my domain?

Does that mean anyone can steal it and I will have to kiss my domain name goodbye?
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Purchase existing domain and transfer to new registrar

I am purchasing an existing domain from the owner who has it registered with GoDaddy. I want to transfer the domain to another registrar and of course have it under my name. If they update the ...
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Domain registrar holding on to domain name

We have a customer based in Kenya who owns a co.ke domain name. The registrar refuses to re-assign the nameservers to ours for some reason unknown, and indirectly insists that our customer hosts her ...
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is there a way for visitors to register TLDs without leaving my site?

I want to allow users on my site to register a domain without having to go to a domain registar's site. They would not need to manage the domain ... it will simply be linked to their site. (Exactly ...
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What is the safest way to search for domain names availability?

I am victim of Domain name front running. I searched for domain names on some sites & I lost those names soon. Now, what is the safest way to search for availability of domain names ? Using ...
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International Domain Names - Can I just register the punycode with any registrar?

I'm thinking of getting a non-ASCII Internationalized Domain Name (e.g. thé.com). However my current domain registrar doesn't do IDNs. Their web form reports an invalid domain name when I try to enter ...
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How to register a single character SLD

Most of the major registrars have a 3 character minimum for second-level domains. However, I know that it's possible to register them. (a.cc, o.co) You can ever register single unicode domain names ...
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Change domain registrar from GoDaddy to Google

I would like to change domain registrar from GoDaddy to Google (with Google Apps services). But when I go on https://www.google.com/a/my_domain.com, I have this message: Sorry, you've reached a ...
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Third-party SaaS will also host our web site. They want our registrar username and password. Is this normal?

I'm In a situation that's slightly different from this question. Why would anyone need my registrar information for a new web site? We currently host our own web server and mail server. We're ...
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Setting DNS when registrar and host is different

Just to confirm that my assumptions are correct (if not, please let me know where I'm doing wrong): My domain refers to jkwsp.com The registrar where I have registered my domain is hioxindia.com ...
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How does my DNS provider know that I own the domain that I am managing?

Let's say I purchase a domain at RegistrarA, and then I set my domain to use the name servers over at ProviderB since I will be using ProviderB to operate my DNS records. In the system of ProviderB, ...
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Does the domain owner get contacted if someone else back-orders the domain?

I'm trying to purchase a domain name that I like. I noticed that the domain is about to expire and has only been registered for a year now, Nothing really shows on the page when going to the site. ...
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Delay in .at Domain Name Registration?

I noticed at http://101domain.com that there's a three (3) day delay in registering new .at TLD domains. Any idea why this is? Is it just back-end processing/approval? Has anyone had it go sooner?
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domain expiration during transfer

What happens to domain expiration during transfer to a different registrar? Currently my domain will expire in 2012. I wonder if it will be affected in any way.
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How to seamlessly transfer a domain (avoid downtime because the previous registrar's nameservers stopped serving DNS records)

I just transferred a domain from GoDaddy to NameCheap.com. There was a period of downtime until I configured the proper settings at NameCheap. During this downtime browsers returned a 408 Request ...
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is there a good registrar for .com.br and .it?

I am searching a good registrar (not godaddy) for .com.br .it .fr .de .ch .es Is there someone who can take it all? I would go with Enom but it hasn't .fr .com.br .ch .es Thanks guys
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Transferring a .com domain… Realistic timeframe?

I'm transferring a .com domain from GoDaddy to 1and1 (UK) and I'm wondering if anyone could tell me a likely timeframe for its completion? 1and1 say "up to 5 days", but that's pretty vague. What's ...
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Which domain registrar offers the most complete API? [closed]

I am looking for a domain registrar that offers an API that would allow changes like name servers to be made programmatically. GoDaddy do not seem to offer this, so I figured this might be a good ...
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How do I find out which Registrar a domain is registered through?

I'm hoping to backorder a domain that looks promissing. I've read that if it's through Network Solutions then you should use SnapNames b/c it automatically does the auctioning/rselling for NS.
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Purchasing domains from “unstable” country TLDs

Is there any risk associated with purchasing a domain with a TLD for a politically unstable or authoritarian country? ex, if I purchase a .ly domain and there is a dramatic political change in Libya, ...
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Alternative to GoDaddy? [closed]

For a number of reasons I'm thinking about slowly moving my domains away from GoDaddy. Unfortunately I don't know of a good alternative, and am looking for a recommendation. To match what I ...
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How do I get a domain from a grabber without paying? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Purchasing a Domain from a Domain Squatter A domain grabber has registered a domain that I wanted. All they're doing on the site is display ads. How do I get the domain ...
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Does the registration of a country name like spain.com is exclusive to the government?

Can an individual to buy a domain name containing only the name of his country or those domains are available for registration only to the government? For example spain.com, france.net, etc.
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Domain registrar that doesn't encourage domain 'speculation'

Dealing with domain 'speculators' has been getting me down recently. Then I noticed my current registrar, name.com, have some deal with a domain auction company to list "premium" domains on their ...
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.com domain transfer failing

I'm trying to transfer one of my .com addresses between registrars. I'm down as the owner contact (confirmed working) and the losing registrar is down as the tech and admin contact. Last week I ...
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Whois status “pending delete” with expiration date in November 2011?

A friend of mine is in the process of being scammed by a domain registrar and I am trying to sort out the mess. However I could use a hand understanding some of the details. He paid for 2 years of ...
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When registering a domain using a static IP and the A Record, do I need to set the Nameservers also?

I am attempting to set up a server that has a static IP address and I want to register a domain name to point to it. Having always used shared hosting in the past, I am unsure what to tell my domain ...
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How to change registrar?

Currently I have a domain with godaddy as the registrar, and I have received many threats from them about losing it (for random reasons, like they always seem to do) So I started looking for another ...
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How to get a super domain?

I want to buy a domain that contains some popular words, and which is occupied by some squatters. The domain is due to expire soon. How should I proceed ? Should I wait until the expiration day, and ...
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Starting Domain Registration Service

I have been working as a web developer for long time. I have regular request from clients for web hosting and domain registration whose site i make. I have been asking for other frens for it. And ...
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How to back order domain

It seems that information on the topic is a bit sparse in the wild. How do you go about back ordering a domain? If you do find a service that will do it for you, does the current owner of the domain ...
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What will happen if I transfer the registration of the primary domain on my 1and1.com account?

I have a hosting account with 1and1.com, and several domain registered and hosted with them. I need to transfer the registration of the primary domain on my account to a new registrar, but I don't ...
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Does registering a domain for 10+ years help search rank?

I've heard that registering a domain name for a very long time, say 5 to 10+ years, can help with your search rank. This seems at least plausible to me, since a fly-by-night, massive domain name farm ...
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Domain name registrar which provides an api for registration?

I am looking for a domain name registrar which provides an api for registration. I want to register domain names programmatically. I don't want registrars which sell packages for resellers or ...