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Can a registrar ransom a domain name which has become popular?

I am slightly paranoid about my domain name I have. I think the site I am building could have potential and take off in the future. I am worried though if the people I registered the domain name with ...
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is there a way for visitors to register TLDs without leaving my site?

I want to allow users on my site to register a domain without having to go to a domain registar's site. They would not need to manage the domain ... it will simply be linked to their site. (Exactly ...
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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 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 do I forward my domain's traffic to my WordPress.com hosted blog

I own a domain e.g. myname.com but host my blog with wordpress.com e.g. myname.wordpress.com. Can I forward the traffic visiting my domain name to my wordpress.com blog so that when my friends look ...
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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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transfer domain from godaddy

I bought a domain name on godaddy a couple of weeks (before SOPA) back. Now I want to transfer the hosting to bluehost where I have my other domains. When I try to transfer, bluehost tells me The ...
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What can I do to contact a domain owner?

A few months ago, I found a perfect .com domain name for a website I'm working on. Bad news: it was taken. Good news: It was set to expire on January 12, 2012. It's not a premium name or anything ...
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domain name hijacked by my hosting provider with dubious invoicing practice

Over 12 months ago I purchased a domain name and hosting package from a hosting company. Before the 12 months was up i was sent a single invoice for the same amount as I had paid for the preceding 12 ...
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How can I buy my own personalized Top Level Domain (TLD)?

Starting fomm tomorrow January/12/2012 I heard it's possible to apply for your own TLD i.e. .whatever in place of .com .org etc. I thought it would require a huge amount of money (I heard stories ...
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What is the safest way to search for domain names availability?

I am victim of Domain name front running. I searched for domain names on some sites & I lost those names soon. Now, what is the safest way to search for availability of domain names ? Using ...
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How to register a single character SLD

Most of the major registrars have a 3 character minimum for second-level domains. However, I know that it's possible to register them. (a.cc, o.co) You can ever register single unicode domain names ...
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Does same domain name, but with multiple extensions (com,org…) help for page rank?

Here's my (short) story: I've made a website for a customer that didn't pay me. He bought a lot of domains: http://groupesynergies.com/ http://groupesynergies.fr/ and so on. Thanks to my work, he ...
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Advantage of using a domain purchasing service through your registrar vs. and independent domain buying service?

Is there much of an advantage of using a domain purchasing service through your registrar vs. and independent domain buying service?
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ICANN Violation and Trademarks

I'm trying to register a domain name with a .eg(i live in egypt) as the top-level domain. However, the local registrant told me to register a domain with the .eg extension i need to have a registered ...
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Registrar with good security, DNS hosting, and DNSSEC and IPv6 resolvers?

I'm looking to move my domains away from GoDaddy, but I'm having a tough time finding anyone with comparable features at a (even remotely) similar price. I've looked at the usual suggestions ...
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I own a domain and recently got a Trademark Infringement for it can I offer to sell it to them?

I own a domain related to an iPhone Game and have been sent a Trademark Infringement on said domain by the company. It makes me a few dollars a month but nothing great, And I would like to offer to ...
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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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What secure domain registry services exist?

I'm using a domain registry service that only requires a username and password to log in. Are there any domain registry services that require a second factor in addition to a password?
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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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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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What happens when a domain name reached it's expiration date? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: when does a domain name really expire before someone else can register it As my title says, my question is when can I buy a domain name when it will be expired in the ...
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The best way to snatch an expiring domain?

There's a domain that I've been looking to acquire that is expiring on the 30th of this month. I don't think it is very popular, and the guy hasn't seemed to update the website in two years now. So, ...
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Does the domain owner get contacted if someone else back-orders the domain?

I'm trying to purchase a domain name that I like. I noticed that the domain is about to expire and has only been registered for a year now, Nothing really shows on the page when going to the site. ...
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when does a domain name really expire before someone else can register it

I've Googled but haven't really found an answer. when does a domain name really expire before someone else can register it? Is this set by the domain registrar? I've seen someone mention 75, 30, ...
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Delay in .at Domain Name Registration?

I noticed at http://101domain.com that there's a three (3) day delay in registering new .at TLD domains. Any idea why this is? Is it just back-end processing/approval? Has anyone had it go sooner?
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Procedure to register an URL

this is a newbie question. I want to set-up a web site (let call it www.mywebsite.com) on a server I own with a public IP address: What is the precise procedure to register the URL? What I mean ...
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Why Google says that “www.domain.com” is different from “domain.com”?

In Google webmasters tool, there is mentioned that www.domain.com is different from domain.com, and the webmaster is asked to get sure that the correct one is in action there to get the reports. Why ...
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How long is the redemption period on a domain?

There is a domain that I would like to buy that has a status as follows: Registry Status: redemptionPeriod I presume this means the current owner has a grace period during which they can repurchase ...
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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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Am I able to delete a domain name

I manage a number of domain names with Network Solutions. I've transferred out all the domains that are or will be used. However, there are some left which were bought speculatively and will never be ...
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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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Can a company take my domain away from me?

I have a domain which coincidentally is the same name of a company. Is there any legal way in which this company can take my domain away from me?
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Registering a domain became a problem?

I went to register a domain today and for my surprise almost all the short variations I could possible think or use for the domain I want were taken giving me not much options in that sense. What was ...
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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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Pointing from domain registrar to host: Name Servers vs A Records

What are the performance or any other considerations involved when deciding whether to use Name Servers or A Records when pointing your domain registrar to your website host? My case: I have a ...
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Can any domain register support any TLD if domain is transferred there?

There are some domain registers out there that support certain TLD's that others do not. My question, is can you register a domain with a special TLD at one register and then transfer the domain name ...
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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 long after your domain expires do you have to re-register it before someone else can?

Can you register an expired domain immediately after it expires, or is there a waiting period? (I'm sure this can be found on google, but I don't know the proper name for it. :( )
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What would happen to my domains if my domain provider company bankrupted

I am thinking to transfer all my domains to one registerer so that the control will be easy. But I am a little bit worried about the following question: what would happen to my domains if my domain ...
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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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Registering the Cheapest Domain, what is the Con?

I provide educational material with some sites but I am running them at loss if I need to use the .com TLD with a cos of 10USD per year (not counting the work to do them). I am planning to change the ...
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What to do if you are listed incorrectly as an administrative or technical contact for a domain?

I recently got a letter in the mail from one of those sketchy "website listing services" that offer to submit your website to search engines for a fee. Before throwing it away I noticed that the ...
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How can I obtain a domain that is abandoned?

There is a particular domain name that I'm interested in, but when you enter the domain in a browser the browser says "Domain has no index file", which doesn't appear to be a browser message, but a ...
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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 there a service to find resellers of a particular registrar? [closed]

Is there a service to find resellers of a particular registar in case the registrar doesn't provide such a list?
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I registered my domain, but it doesn't appear to exist

I wanted to register a domain with No-Ip and clicked the Sign Up button on their homepage. I entered my desired domain name (I won't publish it until I get this resolved, to prevent "domain theft"), ...
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is there a good registrar for .com.br and .it?

I am searching a good registrar (not godaddy) for .com.br .it .fr .de .ch .es Is there someone who can take it all? I would go with Enom but it hasn't .fr .com.br .ch .es Thanks guys
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foobar.com working, but www.foobar.com not working?

I am setting up a web site for a client. She is using GoDaddy for domain registration, and a hosting company I have never used before. After setting up the nameservers on GoDaddy's side, the address ...
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What's the difference between cheap and expensive domain registrars?

A few years ago I registered a domain with Network Solutions. In recent years I've been using cheaper services such as namecheap, powerpipe etc. Every time that I need to renew some of the older ...