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How do I register two-letter domain names for URL shortening?

Some websites - mainly for URL shortening - have short domain names. Now my question is: how can I register two-letter domain names like aa.com or bb.in?
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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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How can I find the owner of a specific domain?

I found a domain which I would like to purchase. The website on the domain was last modified on 1998 and contains a single mail address. Obviously I tried to contact the owner by mail without success. ...
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domain name affect seo? [duplicate]

Does domain name affect seo ,, what if I have only 1 keyword in domain name ,, or no keyword in domain name ,,, a want to start a tech blog , is having "bit' in domain name good/OK? Its not gonna be ...
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How to completely buy out a domain name?

I know that we can get a domain name on rent through many websites but can you tell me how can I completely buy a domain so that I don't have to pay the rent each year. I own a domain and I bought ...
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What strategies work for buying a parked domain from Sedo? [closed]

I'm interested in purchasing a domain that Sedo.com has parked. The page has a price listed and a "Buy now" link, but I think that price is too high and would like to haggle. Has anyone successfully ...
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www A record will not update to non-www A record?

I recently moved a website from an existing server (not GoDaddy) to a new GoDaddy server, and also transferred the domain name between GoDaddy accounts. However, only the non-www domain seems to ...
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Fake domain and hosted email addresses issue?

Many email addresses for domain rustamtowel.com have been compromised. My client forwarded me an old email which he sent me few days ago but I haven't received that email. That email was sent to ...
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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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Operating a business under gTLD premium domain = possible registry ransom at renewal?

Let's say I'm considering launching a website under a premium gTLD. Donuts is the register of this particular domain suffix. I'm given to understand from this article and this blog post that Donuts ...
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How do you calculate exacty when a domain in pending delete status will become available?

A domain I want is in the "pendingDelete" stage according to WHOIS. I have been monitoring it since "redemptionPeriod", and it entered into pendingDelete five days ago today. After checking a few ...
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A domain I'm want to register is listed “malicious” — should I be worried?

I've found an interesting domain name that I'm considering about getting, did a Google search, and one of the results on the first page appears to suggest that the former site at the domain name might ...
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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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Register .es domain name

I wish to register an .es domain name, but I live in the UK. Registration seems to require an ID number, but it isn't clear if this is only for Spanish residents. Am I OK to supply my ...
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Best domain for a personal/blogging website?

I'm looking to buy a domain name where I can setup my businesscard/blog/professional matters to be announced. Unfortunately firstname+lastname.com is already taken and it's not for sale. I do have ...
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Are there any .IR registration restrictions for the US?

Are there any restrictions on buying a .ir (IRAN) domain from the US? Would I be violating any laws?
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Employee registered domain in his name and left.. now what?

My new client has the following problem: They had an employee (I.T. Dept) and who registered the company domain under his name john.doe@somecompany.co.za. Now John has since left the company and the ...
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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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My domain's DNS is not working and my host says it could take a couple days

I have taken a domain name trickwarehouse.tk and set the name servers of hostinger.in in my domain's DNS. But when I try to access the file manager, I get an error message: Your domain is not ...
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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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How to make domain point to different server without downtime? [duplicate]

I have a domain name on example.com, which points to their shared hosted server right now. I want this to point to my Linode server. How do I make the domain point to my Linode server without having ...
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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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How does Google find a domain with no links to it?

I recently registered a new domain, pointed it to my existing server, and set up a minimal page just saying "test" and nothing else. I just discovered tonight that the page is already indexed in ...
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clientHold, autoRenewPeriod - Will this domain be available to register?

I'd like to buy a domain but it seems to be already taken. However, a WHOIS-lookup shows that it is not in a "normal state", and though I googled for the meanings of clientHold and autoRenewPeriod, ...
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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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Are the new gTLDs considered less stable?

I'm looking at creating some links using a .link gTLD but I'm unsure about whether I can trust new gTLDs for pages that I need to last 2-4 years minimum. As of the start of 2015, how stable are the ...
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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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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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Will my domain automatically renew?

I received this email from enom. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: eNom Support Date: Tue, May 5, 2015 at 2:09 PM Subject: XXXXXX.com will expire on May 15, 2015 To: ...
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Subdomains are the nameservers of the domain itself

As I have had some research, it is a bit hard for domain distributors to set the nameservers to subdomains of the same domain, for example: Domain: example.com Nameserver 1: ns1.example.com ...
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When & Where to buy .APP domain?

It seems like Google have paid $25 million for the .app domain. So, when & where can I start buying .APP domain name?
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How do i create a domain sales company? [closed]

What i want to do i want to make my own domain sales company. HOW How can i create a domain without service from another company? Possibilities is it possible to do the above? or would i need to ...
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What is happening to a domain with status PENDING DELETE as well as AUTORENEWPERIOD?

A domain I once registered but gave away: Expiration Date:13-Mar-2013 14:39:45 UTC Sponsoring Registrar:Directi Internet Solutions Pvt. Ltd. dba PublicDomainRegistry.com (R159-LRMS) Status:PENDING ...
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How do I register a domain name, but keep who I am secret?

Over the years I've seen a number of owner proxy services, but have never used one, and have no idea if they work; or for that matter if there's any legal risk to using them, such as making easier to ...
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How do register an emojii domain?

I am trying to register an emojii domain, like Panic did, but I can't seem to get the registrar to recognize the Unicode version of the emojii. Panic's domain is: http://xn--di8h.la/. I was trying to ...
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How do you perform renewal pricing comparison on the domain name you already owned

Last year, I just purchased 2 domain names from a domain registrar company. Now, my owned domain names are going to expire in few more months. When I decide to continue to renew the domain names with ...
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How to redirect my brand new domain to Dlinkddns.com

Today I bought a domain from GoDaddy for my personal usage. I'm trying to forward requests from the domain to a DlinkDDNS account with no success so far. https://account.dlinkddns.com:port works ...
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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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Point a domain registered via GoDaddy to a hosting package from Strato

I have a hosting package that is hosted at Strato and a .eu domain that was registered via Strato as well. However, I want to use one of the new Top-Level-Domains for the website on my ...
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I just registered a domain with a specific CPC, would irrelevant content decrease that CPC?

The domain I just registered the last week shows CPC of $5.34. I want to make use of the domain. If the domain is related to business and the content I created is related to some dating tips, ie, ...
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How can I recover a domain in clientTransferProhibited state?

A member of a society had registered a .org domain for the society, which the provider somehow now refuses to give out (some mixup about invoices involved). The current domain status is: Creation ...
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If I purchase a “.in” domain name but do not live in India, could I risk losing it in the future?

Let's assume that I am not a citizen of 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 pay the domain registration ...
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Most suitable alternative domain suffix for a non-profit if .org is not available [closed]

If .us is best suitable suffix for a US located non-profit organization instead of .org, in a situation that .org and .com are not available? Or .net? or .agency? or a domain name by adding "the" to ...
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Does anyone know where I can register a website with a .cat TLD?

I have been looking to register a website with the TLD '.cat'. I know it was created for catalan websites, but I want to do a domain hack, like bit.ly (which appears to be English). But all the hosts ...
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Where do I register .sh domain?

I want to register a personal domain with sh extension. Where to register? I didn't find any registrar. I will use this for my personal blog and portfolio. I didn't have any organisation or any ...
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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 ...