Organization that manages domain registrations

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Why does the ICANN Registrar list show variants of the same company multiple times?

While browsing the ICANN list of accredited registrars: https://www.icann.org/registrar-reports/accredited-list.html I've noticed that a couple of companies are registered multiple times and multiple ...
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Is there a list of public release dates for certain top level domains?

I want to register a .man domain but I have no idea when its going to be available. and is it possible to pre-register this domain name? when i search for it on namecheap or godaddy no .man domains ...
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.CA Domain registratrs for DNSSEC

We have a .ca (CIRA) domain that currently uses DNSSEC through the ISC DLV registry service. We are aware that DLV is shutting down by 2017. We have communicated with CIRA respecting .ca registrars ...
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Is it easy to transfer a domain name out of Network Solutions?

I registered some domains years ago with Network Solutions and, from my experience, agree with all the complaints about their "services. Googling around, I see that getting a domain name out their ...
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Can Domain Registrars restrict changes to nameservers?

A client of mine registered a .com.tw domain from a registrar in his country and he said that due to the restrictions of the telecommunication company there, they are not allowed to change ...
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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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Is using Arabic letters in a domain name OK for SEO?

I want to use an Arabic letters in my site's domain name. Will that be good for search engine optimization? I will be targeting people searching in the Arabic language.
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When .buy gtld available for registration?

I want to register a .buy gtld, When will it be available for registration ? Or can I block the domain name by paying some amount ? If so, Where can I do ?
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Unresponsive registrar

We have a domain that was bought through www.activeregistrar.com several years ago by a previous employee. All the domain does not expire until late next year, we have moved host and need to update ...
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How does domain transfer work when you have pre-paid years in advance?

If I have a domain that has 10 years of paid service, how does that work with domain transfer? Let's say I bought 10 years on GoDaddy, and I'm transferring to namecheap. Is this registrar specific, if ...
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What Should I do when my registrar steal my domain name? [closed]

I have registered a .buzz domain and after a week my registrar, GoDaddy, blocked my account and changed the who-is info and name servers. When I got in touch with them, they told me that because ...
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When can I Register a Domain Name that's expired? [duplicate]

A domain name I've been eyeing, has not been renewed by it's registrant this year. The domain was with godaddy.com all these years. According to godaddy's documentation: Day 43 We assign the ...
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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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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 even register single character unicode ...
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My registrar blocked my account and will not release my domain name. How should I register it with other registrars? [duplicate]

I have registered a .buzz domain and after a week my registrar, blocked my account and changed the who-is info and name servers. When I got in touch with them, they told me that because they cannot ...
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When will this domain become available?

I'm trying to purchase a domain name that was registered and apparently already expired. This is its status: Status: clientHold http://www.icann.org/epp#clientHold Status: clientTransferProhibited ...
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Multiple domains or one new domain or sub domains. Pros and cons

We run a website to provide cashback for forex traders from all over the world. Now, we'd like to add new services to our portfolio, such as cashback for poker, binary options and lots of online ...
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Slow response on GitHub Pages with NameCheap [duplicate]

I have two domains registered with NameCheap and I'm pointing them to GitHub Pages. I noticed that when I use GitHub link (eg. http://davidmogar.github.io/ample) the connection is reasonably fast, but ...
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Who is the real owner of a gTLD domain with Privacy Proxy?

I recently registered a .email domain planning to make it my primary personal email for the time being, with my registrar I accepted a privacy service, my thought was they were going to mask my ...
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Providing fake info during domain registration - does it matter?

As you are all most likely aware already all domain registrars ask for your personal information. Such personal information includes: Forename and surname Address information Email address ...
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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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I want to buy ***.uk domain in GoDaddy with my Indian address is that possible?

I want to buy ***.uk domain in GoDaddy with my Indian address because I'm not living in UK, When I try to register a domain an error message shows that, Error: To register a .UK domain name, ...
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How do I create name servers for my VPS package?

I have recently signed up for a knownhost VPS package. My account has been set up on their end. They want me to create ns1.outsourcingnepal.com and ns2.outsourcingnepal.com in my registrar and point ...
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The “www” subdomain for my site is not working, how do I fix it?

I have a site http://example.tk. This is working fine. I have only an IP address for setup. Current configuration is 'A record' --> IP address of the site. But http://www.example.tk is not opening. ...
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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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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 ...
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Transfer .com domain to GoDaddy - websites running on same domain - 3 weeks left until expiration, 2 days left web hosting

Our company purchased this abc.com domain from a local registrar. The domain will expire in about 3 weeks. We have our main websites running on this abc.com domain and they cannot be down for too ...
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Do all domain name registrar Terms of Service indemnify the registrar for even screwing up registration

I've been reading the Terms of Service for different domain name registrars, and so far I see this worrisome indemnification theme in all of them: They all seem to leave open the right for the ...
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Can a domain registrar prevent me from keeping my domain name?

I have bought domain names from multiple companies (e.g, GoDaddy, nic.com, eNom, and Google Apps). Assuming that one of my projects will be successful, I wonder if one of these companies can take ...
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Minimising downtime when transferring domain name and DNS records

My company's domain name (a .com) was registered with Demon Internet years ago. I use their nameservers so they provide my DNS. If I ever want to change a DNS record I have to email them and hope they ...
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Domain containing a prefix that has a trademark? [duplicate]

Can I register, for example, a domain that has the prefix "uber", e.g. uberflowers.com? This has nothing to do with Uber; it means great.
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Purchasing an expiring .co.uk domain

There is a .co.uk TLD that is currently expiring (it’s currently 45 days through its 90/92 day expiration period). I would like to purchase this domain when it comes on the open market. I’ve looked ...
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What could be the points to keep in mind while displaying user contact details to public?

I'm building a domain whois lookup site, where I need to display the public contact details of the domain registrant. (sample whois) Since the details of public registrations without domain privacy ...
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How to set DNS with Google Domains and Vultr?

I moved my domain from GoDaddy to Google Domains and the hosting to VULTR. I used BIND9 when it was registered on GoDaddy and hosted on Vultr. I am not sure how to proceed with setting up the domain ...
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Registrars snapping domains after searching for it?

Is it a known practice of domain name registrars (in this case, godaddy) to buy a domain name very shortly after someone searches for the availability of that domain name? I was searching for the ...
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How to find domain registrar and DNS hosting with good DNSSEC support?

Simplified problem I want to buy a domain and make a website that is fully secured with DNSSEC. I want to make sure that only the one right SSL certificate could be validated by the browsers and all ...
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Domain Name Registration via Microsoft?

Is it possible to get Domain Name Registration services through Microsoft? I am currently using two well-known companies for two different domains and I am not happy with either of them. One of the ...
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Best and Safest Approach to Migrate Old Mail Service to Google Apps Gmail?

I have a website and looking to migrate to use Google Apps for my email. But the thing is that I'm currently using Earthlink as my mail provider for my domain name. This also goes for using Earthlink ...
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Inconsistent 301 redirects at GoDaddy

I am getting mixed results when using GoDaddy's built-in URL forwarding feature. While these redirects work when using the browser, a test with redirectcheck.com sometimes shows the following result: ...
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How to sell a website?

I am planning to sell one of my websites, but I have no idea how to sell it. How are websites normally sold or bought? Do they just transfer domain, registrar and hosting? Or do they just give the ...
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Can having domain reg. + hosting with the same company make for a faster loading website?

Curious to know if there is / can be any slowdown from having one's domain name registered with one company, but hosted with another. I'm guessing the answer is either: "Not necessarily", given ...
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How to handle domain squatter?

What is the best way to handle domain squatters? I know this topic has been discussed before, but I haven't found anything that was addressing my specific case. The situation: I am creating a website ...
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My domain registrar has gone bankrupt but the domain is locked, what can I do?

My domain is registered through a company that has gone bankrupt. The domain status (according to the whois database) is: Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited ...
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How Can I Use An Email Address From A Domain To Register The Same Domain

I want to register a domain called webmasters.com. Can I enter admin@webmasters.com as the contact email when filing for the domain name? The forseeable problem is that the email address has not yet ...
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How to point subdomain to a new host?

I will be creating cPanel accounts in WHM where I need to create subdomain address and tie it with an IP. I will then setup a new website on this address. I would like to know, after doing this how ...
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Is there any ownership or policies related risk in buying ccTLD of another country? [closed]

I have the following questions: Let us assume that I do not belong to India but I want to buy a .in domain name: Is there a guarantee that I'll never lose the right to own my domain name provided I ...
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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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Naked domain subdirectories/files redirect to root www

I have a 301 Redirect setup for my naked domain (something.com) to redirect to the www subdomain (www.something.com). However, I'm running into an issue I didn't foresee: when someone links to, for ...
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When does a .io domain drop and become available once it has expired

There is a .io domain name that has expired and I would like to purchase it. I understand with top level generic domains such as .com .net and .org they have several phases before they actually drop. ...
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Can different laws and regulations for a ccTLD in an unfamilar country be problematic?

I'd like to register a .gy domain though this is probably applicable to others like .me, .cc, .tv, etc. These are ccTLDs for countries which I am not familiar with. Should I be concerned with this ...