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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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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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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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Can I register DNS under an IP with a subdomain on 1&1?

I have a server on the website www.example.com, and I want to register another domain like www.examplehelp.com with DNS from www.example.com/help. Can I do something like this on 1&1 domain ...
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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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SEO and domain name - which shape? [closed]

I just want to register the domain name for my spanish class and wonder, what domain name is beter for this purpose: learningspanish.com or ilearnspanish.com Which one is better? The domain name ...
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Challenge a .name registration?

The Wikipedia page on .name says the following: Registration restrictions: No prior restriction on registration, but registrations can be challenged if not by or on behalf of individual with name ...
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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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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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Are there any UK domain registrars that support .at domain names?

Are there any UK domain registrars that support .at domain names? I've registered a .at domain and would like to move it to a UK registrar. If not, which registrar would you recommend?
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setting up freedns with an existing domain

I've been running a webserver off of a pc at a static IP successfully for the past 5 months. recently however, I've moved into another apartment and my ISP only provides a dynamic IP (my IP changes ...
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Pros and Cons of Buying Common Website Mispellings

I own a website that is nicely short but somewhat easy to misspell. I would like to buy the three or four most common mispellings and redirect them all to my main page. Are there any major problems ...
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What is the shortest valid and available numerical domain name? [closed]

559.com is unavailable: 10019976.com is available: But how can I figure out the lowest number available as a ".com" domain name?
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How to register a .er domain? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to register a “.er” domain. If so, how? Is there anyway to register a .er (for Eritrea) domain? I can't find information about, either ...
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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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Domain Name Expired, Will My Backorder Work?

I'm interested in a domain name that expired August 9, 2012 and backordered it a few months ago. When I check the status of the domain name, it is listed as "autoRenewPeriod". It has a new expiration ...
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Cheap Bulk Domain Registration

I have 6-7 domain names that I have thought of and I'm planning to buy it in bulk so that I can save. Or am I wrong on this? In my case, since its my first time to this hosting/domain registration, ...
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Primary domain in vps has been deactivated

This is my scenario: I have a vps with two domains (example1.com, example2.com). When I started with this vps I set example1.com as primary domain and the nameserver were configured with the pattern ...
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How to avoid fraud when purchasing a domain

I have approached a domain owner about purchasing their domain. We have agreed on a price, what is the safest/best way to send them payment and ensure I receive the domain?
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Advice on planning domain names

I am planning to have my own website and would like to ask some questions regarding about the organization (I don't know if this is the right term for it) of domain names. Let me give an example: If ...
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Expiring domain transfer

A domain I own with a registrar is expiring next month. I want to change registrar. Is there a way of changing registrar exactly on expiration date or the only way is to start (and pay) the transfer ...
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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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Possible for using a surrogate to buy a .it domain?

I'm a US citizen interested in buying an Italian TLD (*.it). However, those domains can only be registered by EU citizens or residents, or businesses with a registrant who is an Italian citizen and ...
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List of websites/domain name that's registered daily [closed]

I want to know if there is a website that can provide me a list of domain names that is registered on a certain date. For example today or last week thursday? Does that website which can provide me ...
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How to deal with .ch domains? I need a DNS

I need to register a .ch domain, but SWITCH does not seem to offer free (or paid) DNS as other registrars do. So I need to know at least one of these: Is there a registrar where I can buy a .ch ...
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Can I register a domain name with a suffix from another country?

I saw a lot of .be from belgium, for example. Can I just make up a domain and with the .be and use it?
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How to create own domain sell company? [closed]

What i wan't i wan't to make my own domain sell company. HOW How can i make what things i need.? Possibilities is it possible to make?
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What are some good services for brainstorming domain name ideas? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a domain search tool on the web that works well? I've run across a few of these but can't remember them right now (and I've probably missed a few good ones). ...
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Which class should I use to register a trademark for my domain?

I want to protect my domain name, so I've been thinking of registering it as a trademark. Does anyone know what class a website would come under (for the registration process)? Also, do you think ...
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Why doesn't the .US top-level domain accept two-letter domain names?

As far as I'm aware, almost all TLDs allow for two-letter domain names, such as "is.gd" and "az.com". Why doesn't the .US TLD allow the same?
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What are the chances of a claiming a .com domain name from a squatter [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Purchasing a Domain from a Domain Squatter As the question states, if a .com domain is squatted by the usual ad site, what are the chances of getting the domain (not ...
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Is Backordering an expiring domain still a “first come, first served” situation?

I'm looking at a domain name that is expired and trying to decide whether it mattes where I place my backorder. This answer to a similar (but old) question indicates that various registrars ...
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Domain registrar that will allow separate sub domain NS record [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? So I recently found out to my dismay that my domain name registrar does not even support sub domains?! Hence I need ...
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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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Should add my naked AND www domain as separate sites in Webmaster Tools

Just a quick question: In Google Webmaster tools I have my site set to set to www. and the naked domain. Do I need to add and verify the site for each variant or do I just keep it as the www and use ...
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Registering a .CA domain extension, when I'm not a Canadian citizen?

I want to register a domain name that has a .ca extension, but it's asking me if I am current Canadian citizen. What can happen to me if I lie about it and continue with registration?
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how to assign web server and domain a public ip adress

i have installed an ISO image of windows server 2008 r2 onto my VMware workstation, as a virtual server. I am trying to host my own web server for testing purposes.I have Internet service with sprint ...
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Website Hosting/Registration [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I am planning to launch a website down soon. I wanted to know what solutions are available for hosting and ...
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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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Domain transfer and New Hosting Management

I wanted to migrate from my older registrar to GoDaddy. Main reason because current registrar/hosting provider doesn't support .NET. My old registrar gave me control over the domain and hosting ...
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How can I register a domain that requires country residency? [closed]

I tried to register a .pm domain from ovh.co.uk, but they e-mailed me saying they want valid proof that I am a resident of the United Kingdom. I currently live in the United States though. I am aware ...
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What is required to register .com.au domains?

I have a website that allows people to search for instructors. It's currently working in the USA and UK. I'm wanting to start marketing the website to the Australian market, and so have been looking ...
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How to register a .cn domain

I would like to register a .cn domain. I found the below pages which list the officially accredited registrars: -based in China: http://www.cnnic.net.cn/html/Dir/2007/06/05/4635.htm -based outside ...
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Is it a bad practice to register sntsh.com if my name is Santosh?

My name is Santosh but I can't register a santosh.com because it is already taken. Most extensions for Santosh are already taken. I was trying to register a domain with .sh extension but santo.sh ...
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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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Hiding whois information on GoDaddy registered domains

I have a few domains hosted at GoDaddy, and it's posting my address, phone number, and email address on my whois results. It looks like they charge an exorbitant $10/year for "private registration" ...
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Domain recovery prevention

I'm in a situation where I've done a website for a client and the year is up and their annual renewal is due. They've decided they don't want to renew with me, which I don't have a problem with and ...
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.pro domain as a web designer/professional

I am looking at getting a .pro domain for my portfolio page as a web designer. I realize that .pro domains are for licensed professionals such as lawyers, engineers, etc. What kind of certifications ...
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How would you convince a domain owner to sell his domain to you?

I'm wanting to have a domain name for my business that has already been registered by someone but that he is not using. He is offering it to me for $1000 (which is too much for me) and I offered him ...
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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 ...