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How do I check if a domain is blacklisted before buying it?

I found a domain which I'm interested in buying from another person (not a registrar or premium domains site) and I am not sure how to find out if it is blacklisted. I checked http://www.archive.org/ ...
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Monitoring Domain Availability

How can I write a tool to monitor domain name availability? In particular, I am interested in monitoring availability of a domain which is in PENDINGDELETE (or REDEMPTIONPERIOD or ...
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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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Domain Name protection

I have purchased a domain name and I don't have plan to launch my website in the next few months. But one thing I am worrying about is that if in the mean time someone else uses my domain name for ...
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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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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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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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New domain and submission to search engines

I have registered a new domain with a hosting company. They offer the feature that for each new domain there is an associated placeholder page. Actually it is a "Site not configured page" with some ...
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How do I transfer an expiring domain to a different person?

A while ago, me and a friend created a website together and he handled all the domain registration (with GoDaddy). Now, the domain registration is about to expire (in 2 weeks time) but my friend is ...
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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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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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Registering a domain name with a trademark in it

One of our competitors is lets say called WidgetMaker. They target Macs. We target Windows computers. WidgetMaker is a trademarked term. I'm assuming the answer to this question is no, but could ...
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Registering a web-domain with different TLD

I am planning to buy a web-domain for myself. I am looking for a particular word combination and in the process I notice many combinations are already taken up in .com TLD. If someone owns ...
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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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When clientTransferProhibited is off to transfer a domain name, couldn't the name be stolen?

I'd like to transfer a domain from one registrar (Key-systems) to another registrar (OVH). I don't really understand the procedure and I'm a bit confused... I read everywhere that ...
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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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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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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 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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What does it mean if a domain is unlocked?

A domain I'm interested in acquiring as its status showing as "Unlocked". It's due to expire in a couple of weeks. What does the "unlocked" status mean? Am I more likely to be able to register the ...
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How can I get a '.mo' domain?

I represent a business in the United States. I would like to grab a '.mo' domain name, but I see some restrictions on the domain. Is it possible to grab a '.mo' domain name without going through the ...
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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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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 register a domain for a beginner?

I've never registered a .com , .net like domain before, and I would like to do some research before doing so. I currently have a ruby on rails app running Heroku. Is there anything special I have to ...
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How do I buy this domain name? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I buy a domain that has already been registered? How can I buy the domain name www.autospell.com. It seems to have a weird status with no website, but also it ...
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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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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 ensure that the domain name you are registering won't have licensing or trademark issues?

What are the conventions of domain registering? What domains and names someone can use as a brand/name for a website? How to determine if the name selected is available and there will be no legal ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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How do you generally find out the riskiness of a domain name? (concerning trademarks)

My domain would look like "tiltblah.com". I don't want to mention the real domain name here, because it might be registered by someone else then. I'd like to register this domain, because I want to ...
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How can I organize my domain names?

I have some domains registered with 1and1 and some with dreamhost and hosting on both companies but some point to hosting with dns. It's all a mess! Is it best to register your domains through a ...
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Domain registration - Does the registrar matter?

I have following questions about domain name registration: 1: Will it matter, in technical aspect, with whom I register my domain? I know for webhosting there are lot of things to consider e.g. ...
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Is it possible to register .mv domains?

Some time ago I tried to register a tld from malvides and found out that it is only possible to register .com.mv or .net.mv but not .mv Now I found this website that offers registration of .mv. I ...
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List of services for privatizing whois information

I am registered with a domain name registrar which does not offer an anonymous whois service. However, I am interested in using some third-party service to keep my whois information private. Are there ...
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How to create a portfolio website for minimal cost? [closed]

I am planning on creating an online portfolio for myself, to use in my resume and to use for other personal use, with my own domain name. I am pretty sure there is nothing free out there to create a ...
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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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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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I bought a domain from Arvixe without hosting, how can I set up email?

I bought a domain from Arvixe, without any hosting plan. In the domain settings, I didn't find anywhere to set up email accounts. Do I have to buy their hosting plan to have email accounts?
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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 domain names get into WHOIS database and which databases get updated for each domain?

The WHOIS query and response protocol is widely used for databases holding various Internet resources like IPv4 assignments, IPv6 assignments, AS numbers and RIR (for example ARIN in USA or RIPE in ...
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What happens when my domain provider cancels order after domain transfer?

A year has gone missing from my domains. What can I do to get it back? Here is the complete history (I have assumed abc.com and xyz.in as the domain names as I do not want to disclose my own domain ...
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Restrictions on transfer of .US domain to non-US citizen?

Four years ago an American friend of mine purchased a .us domain for me as a wedding present. A year later, when the domain renewal came up, she simply transferred the domain to me, and it has been ...