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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 ...
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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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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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Which domain better for language version?

My company is based in Russia and it's website is mycompany.ru. Now, we are planning to launch German language version and we have option for two domains: mycompany.de germankeyword.ru Which one ...
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Domain Registration and Hosting Transfer

Domain Registration and Hosting Transfer I am in a kind of situation here and I need your help. I have a domain (www.myowndomainname.com), which is registered and hosted by a reseller in UK. The ...
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Is charging for a free domain transfer justified?

A client of ours is trying to transfer a .co.uk domain name away from her current web company. They are trying to charge her upwards of £100 for the transfer. I know that transfers of a .co.uk domain ...
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Which domain name structure, if any, is better for SEO? [closed]

I'm purchasing a domain for a new blog, and wonder which structure is better for domain name. I have these two options (domain changed to ensure it doesn't get swiped away from me!): ...
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Is a domain name transfer required or can I just link to old domain name without transferring?

I have two domain names (www.abc.com and www.xyz.com) which are hosted using say a company called Old-Host. Now, the hosting plan has expired and they have taken down all data residing in their ...
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Selling my primary GoDaddy domain. Recommendations on how not to not break things?

My father and I are selling our family business and with it, our domain name. We are not selling the website or the hosting itself. The domain and is registered AND hosted on GoDaddy, with one ...
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DNS domain redemption policy

I want to know if my registrar could have done what I expected, and if they could still fix the mistake. See QUESTIONS below. I intentionally deleted a domain name with my host/registar, because I ...
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What happens if I have a domain registered with 1 company and the hosting with another and the registrar has server issues?

If I have a domain registered through a company like 1&1 but I want to host my files with Hostgator. I know I point the DNS entries to the Hostgator information, but my question is, if 1&1 ...
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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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Why do we need to pay for domain privacy? [closed]

Why domain registrars could not just give it for free?
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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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Buying a custom domain for blogger

I'm about to move my blogger site to a custom domain. I do all the steps as told but whenever I find the perfect custom domain (that is free) I get redirected to Google apps for business. Is it ...
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Are there any services that sell 'packs' of domain names? [closed]

Are there any services that sell 'packs' of domain names? What I'm looking for is a service that will allow me to buy, for example, 50 random domain names. I don't care what the names are, they could ...
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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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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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Create subdomains via C-Panel or via domain registrar?

I am a novice, so excuse me if it sounds dummy. I read a few similar questions on this topic here but they did not answer my question. I have a personal website, hosted with C-panel control panel. ...
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Registering domain during Christmas holidays

One of the domain names I tried to register previously has been blocked by a domain grabber two days prior to my own attempt. That was about 1 year ago. The attempt to buy the domain from that person ...
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May I face problems with expired domains in Google Apps / Webmaster / Analytics?

I want to buy an expired domain name. It was dropped 4 times before. Is it safe to buy expired domain name? May I face problems with Google Apps / Google Webmaster / Google Analytics if previous ...
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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 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 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). ...