Organization that manages domain registrations

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Who is a great domain registrar company? [closed]

I have used numerous domain registrars in the past, including Godaddy, 1&1, Host Monster, IX web Hosting, the list goes on. (not talking about hosting) I currently use GoDaddy, however, I'm not ...
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Is my client's domain in “limbo”?

About a year ago I created a website for one of my clients. They already had a domain name and hosting through Vistaprint, so we changed the nameservers over to my server as Vistaprint would only let ...
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Whois and server host information privacy

I have a domain that is privately registered, so if you run a whois, you will just the domain registrars name. And below are two questions: Since i am using private registration, is there a way ...
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Transfer domain from godaddy to another registrar and (somewhat) maintain privacy?

Does anyone know if its possible in any ways to do this? Transfer a private domain (via domainsbyproxy) registered at godaddy to another registrar. While I know moving a domain from godaddy requires ...
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What happens to my pre-paid period if I change registrars?

I have a domain at registrar A and it is indicated that I have it payed until 2016. If I transfer it to registrar B today, will I have to pay again for the from now to 2016 period?
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Glue Records creation

I need some information on the following issue, as I would like to have it clear on my mind. I have a VPS server. All my sites hosted on this VPS are using as NameServer .gr domain, like ...
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Two letter ccTLD (.ni) domain registration length issue

At 101domain, gandi.net, and other domain registrars that offer .ni domain registration, the minimum number of characters is 3. However, there are sites with a two letter domain with the .ni ccTLD, ...
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Having multiple domains on a single hosting server

Heads up: both domains are registered at GoDaddy and the shared hosting server is also at GoDaddy. I currently have a website at www.somesite.com. I also have another domain name www.mynewsite.com ...
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What happens if I transfer domain from one registrar to another one?

I have several domains registered at GoDaddy. I bought them with private registration. What happens if I transfer these domains (together with hosting) to other provider? Where will I pay for renewal ...
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How long can I purchase a expired domain name?

I am currently interested in a domain name. Its whois information are Updated Date: 10-jan-2012 Creation Date: 1-dec-2010 Expiration Date: 1-dec-2011 How long I still need to wait to ...
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Concerns regarding registering a domain name with a home address

If I purchase a domain, I'm usually required to enter an address. Usually, the address can be accessed publicly by any sort of WHOIS lookup. I'm uncomfortable publishing my real home address; what do ...
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How to transfer domain registered through Blogger to a new registrar?

I'm preparing a client for migrating his Blogger blog to a self-hosting WordPress site. The client is currently running his Blogger blog using a custom domain name which he registered through ...
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Will transferring a domain name to a new registrar cause downtime?

Will transferring a domain name to a new host cause downtime at all on the domain? It's the highest traffic time of the year for us but we really want to keep things moving and need to migrate hosts ...
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Getting an agency to release a client's domain [closed]

A friend of mine has a website with Therapysites.com (they create therapy sites for alternative therapy providers). She wants to move to a different hosting, but the service provider is charging 15 ...
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Suggestion for cheap but good domain-registrar for com, org or net? [duplicate]

Does anybody have recommendations for good - but cheap - domain-registrars for the com, org or net domain? I'm not after hosting, just registering a few domain-names (unless there's a really good ...
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Is it possible to use Whois Guard on dot pro domains?

I have purchased two dot pro domains but the holder info is exposed. Is it possible to use Whois Guard or the like on dot pro domains? If so, Do you know any service provider or registrar that offers ...
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Where can I buy .ar domain names? [closed]

I am having trouble finding a registrar that allows the purchase of one-off .ar domains.
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Which DNS registrars will hide my WHOIS information? [closed]

Whilst browsing this question, some of the answers mentioned that certain registrars will replace your whois information with their own. Can anybody provide details on which registrars offer this ...
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Does changing domain ownership affect SEO?

I have heard that when domain ownership changes, the domain loses its page rank. My theory on this is: Lots of sites selling high PR domains actually cheat. They invest in high PR links for the ...
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Registering a domain directly at nic.sm?

I am an individual and would like to register a ".sm" domain. Nic.sm provides forms for individuals to send them by fax or mail and information for payment is also available. The cheapest reseller ...
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Are there any risk if your DNS's SOA or admin contact are using the same domain as the DNS

For example, Google.com [1] The SOA email is : dns-admin.google.com The contact is: Administrative Contact: DNS Admin Google Inc. dns-admin.google.com As you can see, both are using ...
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Best foreign domain registrars? [closed]

Does anyone have a preference for foreign domain registrars? I am specifically interested in registering an .it domain. I understand that Europe Registry provides this service (and allows one to ...
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What happened to the test@domain.tld syntax?

I can remember that some years ago several providers advertised the possibility to use the @ syntax instead of general subdomains with their DNS service. Today, I can't find any documentation or hints ...
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Domain name transfer: do you lose years left at current registrar?

I have a domain registered at GoDaddy. it was registered for five years (two years ago). whois records shows it will expire some time in 2015. Now I want to transfer to Gandi. The problem is Gandi ...
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What happens if I don't pay for my .com domain in time?

What happens if I have a .com domain, and don't pay for the next year in time? Is the domain locked for some time? Can anyone else register it the day after?
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What to do with my .name domain name?

Since 2006 or so I've owned a .name domain name (3rd level, eg. john.doe.name). I bought it originally at a service called FreeYourID.com, which offered the .name domain as well as automatically ...
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Possible Fraudulent Registration of Company Domains

Currently we have the domain name company.com (I'm using 'company' rather than our name for anonymity). I'm getting ready to purchase several more like *.org, *.net, etc to prevent others from ...
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Registrar with good security, DNS hosting, and DNSSEC and IPv6 resolvers?

I'm looking to move my domains away from GoDaddy, but I'm having a tough time finding anyone with comparable features at a (even remotely) similar price. I've looked at the usual suggestions ...
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Transferring exotic domain names to major registrars

I am new to buying domain names and know they can be transferred from one registrar to another. Are there any limitations? Some registrars describe how to transfer domains from specific registrars, ...
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Is it normal for a registrar to charge for nameserver changes?

My registrar, 34sp.com, wants to charge for changing nameservers for a domain. The domain is a .cc domain. If this matters. Is this normal? I've never heard of this before. Almost $30 US for a ...
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when does a domain name really expire before someone else can register it

I've Googled but haven't really found an answer. when does a domain name really expire before someone else can register it? Is this set by the domain registrar? I've seen someone mention 75, 30, ...
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Where can I find the most up-to-date information on my domain's name servers?

I just switched registrars for a bunch of domains and the new registrar didn't copy over my existing name servers. Now all my pages appear as "parked" domains when you visit them. I've gone in and ...
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Recovering domain name from a person I can't find

I have a problem with one domain and I have no idea how to go about it. I am volunteering for a small charity in Sheffield (UK), more specifically I am redoing their website. A while ago (few years) ...
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Is is good or bad to have the email address of a domain's registrant on the same domain?

Say I own domain abc.com. I think it's a bad idea to use eric@abc.com as the registrant's (myself) email address. This will cause problems when I need to transfer the domain to another registrar e.g. ...
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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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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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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 ...