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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. uptime/...
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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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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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Is placing a backorder with GoDaddy and DomainMonster enough to avoid a public domain auction?

A domain name I want to buy currently has a status of pending delete with GoDaddy. I've placed backorders with GoDaddy and DomainMonster, but is this enough? I have googled and read a lot, but am ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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When I buy a domain name, what am I actually getting? [closed]

I can buy a domain name from GoDaddy or similar, and then I get to associate it with some IP address I have control over (e.g. a web server). But when I buy a domain name, what happens on the ...
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Do the registrars that provide gTLDs like .xyz have an obligation to allow me to renew each year?

This probably varies by gTLD provider, but if I buy a domain from a registrar, are they required to let me renew? Related question: What happens if a gTLD fails to pay ICANN in time?
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Why are .io domain names so expensive? [closed]

The TLD .io is significantly more expensive than traditional TLDs, such as .com: Why is there such a price difference? How is the pricing for domains determined?
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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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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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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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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 don'...
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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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.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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I've registered my domain name for the maximum 10 year period. How can I keep it after that?

Do I have to lose my domain registered 9 years and 11 months ago? ICANN says the maximum length of time for registration is 10 years. As far as I can tell from what I have learned through registrars, ...
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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 http://mysite-001-...
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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 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 do people buy Domain Names?

GoDaddy charges $8 for a domain and name.com charges $10. Some people seem to buy many domains to increase their SEO or to sell them later for more money than they paid. Do these people pay less ...
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Can I avoid delivering my personal data publicly when I register a domain?

I want to create a website hosted by Altervista.org and to purchase the second level domain with the .com extension (as I know, domains purchased on Altervista.org are sold by Banzai Media S.r.L.). ...
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domain name affect seo? [duplicate]

Does domain name affect seo ,, what if I have only 1 keyword in domain name ,, or no keyword in domain name ,,, a want to start a tech blog , is having "bit' in domain name good/OK? Its not gonna be ...
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Do all domain name registrar Terms of Service indemnify the registrar for even screwing up registration

I've been reading the Terms of Service for different domain name registrars, and so far I see this worrisome indemnification theme in all of them: They all seem to leave open the right for the ...
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My domain's DNS is not working and my host says it could take a couple days

I have taken a domain name trickwarehouse.tk and set the name servers of hostinger.in in my domain's DNS. But when I try to access the file manager, I get an error message: Your domain is not ...
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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 cs@...
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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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Does website registration location affect google searches?

Let's say I register a .com domain name from a physical address somewhere in Europe. Would that affect the way google lists my website for people in the US, as opposed to if I register from a US ...
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Is it necessary to be a US resident or citizen to register a domain name in the US?

My father who lives in Europe (and is not American) wants to create a .com website to host some of his work. A friend of his thought it might be best for his business (the site would serve ...
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Can different laws and regulations for a ccTLD in an unfamilar country be problematic?

I'd like to register a .gy domain though this is probably applicable to others like .me, .cc, .tv, etc. These are ccTLDs for countries which I am not familiar with. Should I be concerned with this ...
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2nd domain name pointing to 1st only works on some machines

I have 2 domain names. example.com is associated with the site and server and works fine. I want to point example.net to the same site and server. To do this I have example.net as a Domain Alias in ...
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HostGator and 123reg

I am trying to set up my website to work with Hostgator, and 123reg. I have mapped my IP address that HostGator gave me, to my 123reg domain name I just bought. What I did was the following: ...
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Acquiring domain name but from Japanese registrar

How do I acquire a domain belongs to a Japanese registrar? Registrant detail is under privacy protection service.