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Advantages of purchasing a domain & hosting before website is developed

I have seen many website owners who have purchased the domain & a hosting provider before the website is online. These websites generally says "Website coming soon".. I know that you need to ...
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What is the difference between Privacy Protection and Privacy and Business Protection in goDaddy

I am planning to buy a domain from goDaddy. I do not need any hosting/builder/email (I am planning to host on amazon ec2), all I need is just to own a domain. But when I selected the domain of my ...
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Point new domain to existing websites sub-directory?

I have a website (site1.com) that has another site being built within it (site1.com/newsite). My client wants to create a new domain name and have it point to the directory that houses the new site. ...
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How do I go about getting hold of a domain name that Whois shows as expired, but domain registration sites show as “taken”?

There's a domain I'm interested in using, but it's never been worth paying the big bucks it would have taken to buy it off the squatters who bought it when the company it was originally used by folded ...
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Domain Name mapping question

I'm developing a desktop application which communicates with a custom webservice which is currently being tested using the default domain name provided by our hosting plan , eg ...
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Domain name explanations

I recently thought to myself why certain websites have very unique domain names. Is it possible for a website to have for example www.aboutus.example.com instead of www.example.com/aboutus ? Like ...
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Can you transfer domains for free, without renewing/extending it?

Can you transfer a domain for free, without renewing it? The registrars I've seen so far all require you to buy an extra year's registration, but I'm not sure if this is a requirement of transferring ...
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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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How do I add 'www' before a subdomain, like www.subdomain.domain.com?

I want to add www in front of a subdomain e.g. www.subdomain.domain.com. My blogs are hosted on Blogger and am using GoDaddy for having custom domains. I have HOST @ entries for 'domain' pointing ...
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How does domain pre-registration work for the end-user?

I just pre-registered a .guru domain name through GoDaddy, and it just disappeared from the account panel. There are messages and receipts for my payments, but other than that, I have no clue ...
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Can changing nameservers while keeping the same host impact SEO for websites?

I host several Italian sites in a Virtual Private Server (VPS) located in Italy. At the moment, most of the domains are registered by the same provider, so all the nameservers are located in Italy ...
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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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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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Can I register a 3 letter .ly domain?

When searching for a .ly domain under 4 characters long, most registrars respond with: All registrars report "Strings shorter than four symbols long are to be registered directly under .ly ONLY ...
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Under what circumstances is a website subject to United States laws?

I'm a Canadian student currently hosting a website using a German VPS service, which I want to put a forum on in the near future where users can submit content. However, all of my domains are .com, ...
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Move domain away from a host while leaving the Exchange email service unaffected

I currently have a domain registered with Fasthosts and are using their Exchange email service on this domain. For various reasons I would like to move the domain registration to another domain host, ...
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Domain registrar saying they cannot add TXT record

I have been adding SPF records to the sites I host on my VPS. I create the record in each accounts CPanel, then add it as a TXT records in that account's related DNS registrars control panel. ...
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Automatic registration on release, for new gTLD's

What ways are there of automatically purchasing gTLDs? Specifically - some domains under the new gTLDs set to be released will be extremely popular, and ideally I would like to order some as close to ...
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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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.com.au backordered domain: do I have to return it if the original owner asks for it?

I was contacted by the original owner of a domain to give him the domain that I backordered a few weeks ago. The domain was abandoned for about 2 months before I bought it to eliminate the competition ...
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How to push through a domain transfer in spite of the 60 day rule

I recently purchased a domain through a registrar which I won't name here. Within the first five minutes of logging in, I found a severe vulnerability that allows me access to all registration details ...
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When I purchase a premium domain name through a registrar (ie: Godaddy), do I own that domain?

That is, if I'm paying $500 for a particular domain, will I have ownership over it and be able to sell it in the future if I choose to do so? Or, for example, if the domain name expires and goes to ...
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How to find out when a “example.NAME” domain was registered on?

I am attempting to obtain the registry records of a .name domain - I have tried using who.is to obtain details of whom has registered this practical domain and when was it created and when will it ...
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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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Refusal of a .dj (Djibouti) domain because of inappropriate content

I am planning a website containing nudity and pornographic material on a .dj domain. In the terms and conditions (http://www.dj/eterms.htm) for the registration of a .dj domain it says under Article ...
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What agency will most economically handle cyber-squatting?

Domain names seem to be controlled by WIPO which has produced UDRP. UDRP rules can be arbitrated by a few different agencies. Is there any way to take ownership of a domain name that is confusingly ...
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Any concerns for registering a domain.me if domain.com is already taken?

I'm interested in registering a domain, let's just call it myna.me but myname.com is already taken (but not in use). What might be the concerns of registering a .me if the .com version is already ...
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How to change the zone file records for .io domain registered at nic.io?

I just registered a .io domain at nic.io and I want to make changes to the zone file to integrate it with Google Apps. I couldn't find an interface to change CNAME / MX records. Has anybody been able ...
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Can I register a domain name that contains a company name or trademark?

I wonder is it legal to register a domain name that contains a company name. For example cococola.cc (considering that this domain name is available). Can I buy and use any domain names that contain a ...
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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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Using a custom domain: How to update an A-record?

Tumblr makes it seem relatively easy to use a custom domain name. For a two-level domain: point A-record (IP address) to 66.6.44.4 But my registrar (Domain.com), doesn't make this intuitive, as ...
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Using an already registered domain name

I've written an asp.net site for a friend and I'm ready to deploy. However, I've never done this before and have a few questions. My friend has already bought/registered a domain name, say for ...
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Registering a domain without an email address

I am soon going to be getting a domain and setting up email addresses for me and a few of my partners in business. I personally do not want to be tied to my current Outlook.com email address and I ...
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How to I register a domain name that has been registered? [duplicate]

I am writing to ask about a domain name I wish to own. I have contacted the domain owner (by performing a WhoIS search) by email and have not received a reply. I have tried contacting him for over a ...
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.sc domain “reserved in red”. What does this mean?

I am interested in buying a two letter domain from the Seychelles (e.g. ab.sc). On reading the qualifications document there is a line that states: All one and two letter domains name ...
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How to backorder a .io domain name [closed]

There is a .io domain name I want to buy when it becomes available in 12 months time. What is the best tool to buy this automatically?
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Creating date based back entries for a blog and its site registration

So I am showing a blog to a colleague and telling him how the author has been regularly blogging for over ten years now. My colleague tells me that anyone can register a domain name and start entries ...
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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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Things to consider while picking domain name?

We want to buy a domain name for our company. But all of the domain name we've discussed has already taken by some one else. Is it good to use trailing character to existing domain name so we have ...
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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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Buying a domain name, does it matter where the server is located?

When it comes to domain names, does it matter where the server is located? Let's say the server is in Canada and I have a .com domain, will this effect download speed? or is the .com just a word?
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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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Is there any system in place to recover a domain that expired and someone else has registered?

There was a domain name that was registered for many years for a DOS based software package. The original owners of the domain and software package passed away several years ago and at the time we had ...
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Domain registration public information, measures domain authority in SEO?

I have seen on internet in various places talking about this and they says this information do have impact on SEO, specially in the domain authority section. Is it so? If so, Is there any proper ...
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I want to transfer a domain to another registrar

I have a domain registered at hostgator.com which would expire in a day.Now i want to use godaddy for the domain, what would be the best practise for me: 1. Wait for the domain to expire and then ...
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Is it a bad idea to use a domain hack for my personal website name?

I want to create a personal webpage for info about myself (potentially for employment or other contact purposes), but the .com extension for my intended name is already taken. The name I want ends in ...
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How to begin editing sites? [closed]

I'm new to creating web-sites and I have just registered a domain name here: from Europe Registry and started trial version of hosting from: ispserver.com. I shall connect domain and hosting somehow ...
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Is all data about a domain name provided to a TLD registry by the registrar visible on Whois?

I am trying to understand more about how the domain registration process works between the registry and the registrar. My question is when a domain name is registered by a registrar such as GoDaddy, ...
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Do I own a registered domain?

A couple of years ago I entered (as a silent partner) into a business. I was asked if I could get a website up and running, which included registering the domain. We have since parted ways but the ...