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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 ...
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How do I register a domain name, but keep who I am secret?

Over the years I've seen a number of owner proxy services, but have never used one, and have no idea if they work; or for that matter if there's any legal risk to using them, such as making easier to ...
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Pros and cons of long-term domain registrations

What are the pros and cons for long-term domain registrations, such as 5 or 10 years? One benefit I can think of is locking-in the domain price. I can't really think of any cons (beyond just not ...
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Recover Domain from Failed Company

I have an old client who wanted to transfer hosting companies. However, the company he has managing his domain has gone under and won't respond to phone calls or emails, and their account manager is ...
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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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Is it possible to register a “.er” domain. If so, how?

The title says it all. Where could I go to register the domain?
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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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Alternative to GoDaddy? [closed]

For a number of reasons I'm thinking about slowly moving my domains away from GoDaddy. Unfortunately I don't know of a good alternative, and am looking for a recommendation. To match what I ...
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Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED

i am having a domain registered with godaddy when i am looking through my domain details i found this in the who is lookup , what is this means and if i would like to transfer my domain to another ...
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Domain Transfer not carrying over paid time

I recently renewed my domain for a year on BlueHost. A few days later, I decided to transfer it to GoDaddy. After transferring, GoDaddy did not show the new year that I recently paid for. After ...
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How to get a domain with invalid contact details

There's a domain that I want. The registrant details were hidden behind Domain Discreet, which no longer exists, and none of the contact info works, email bounces etc. so I can't approach the owner ...
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How can I keep my privacy while owning multiple domain names?

I want to own, create and run few domains. I do not want 'whois' to have my name, home address and home phone available to anyone who looks me up. I've already bought a mailbox that I can use for my ...
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How do I point a new domain to start on a page that's not index.html on separate hosting?

I'm using a service (CMS/Host) called SquareSpace to host my site, and today I'm registering the domain for it. Basically, how do I make it so when somebody types www.tedxoxford.com it points at ...
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Registering my domain with a different service provider

Almost before one year I registered my domain with Godaddy for one year , and it expired 2 weeks ago, but it still seems Godaddy has the domain, and I can't register with another service provider. ...
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How can we change ownership of a domain name from “missing” web designer?

We had a website produced a few years ago with a .ORG domain name. The site hadn't grown with our needs, so we've now got a new .co.uk site. Our intention was to transfer the .org address to the ...
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Can I reuse my nameservers from one domain registrar with another?

My regular domain is one I got from GoDaddy. Just recently, I registered a short .cr domain (Costa Rica) in http://www.nic.cr/ . During registration, they asked for nameservers (and just ...
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Where to buy a domain for my local server [closed]

I have made a website and hosted in my local computer using a static ip Where can i buy a domain name such as www.something.com such that it can redirect to my static IP. So that if i m using a page ...
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does co.uk domains need a uk citizen?

I am a us citizen based in the us. I would like to register a co.uk domain. Do I need to be a uk citizen or have some other sort of connection to the uk to register that domain? For instance, .ca ...
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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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How can I buy a .by domain name

I can't find anywhere on the net to buy them.
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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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why are my sites bien blocked by Smartfilter at my work

Why are my domains being blocked by Smartfilter (owned by Yahoo) at work. I buddy mentioned that he had the issue before. He "categorized" his domain with his registrar, changing it from ...
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Safety of purchasing country-specific domains from registrars?

None of the previous questions tackle some of the one-off (or further) countries' registries, beyond .co.uk, .it, et al. or else I'd have found an answer myself. Is it safe to buy a domain from a ...
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New Domain Registration - Price differences

I need to register new domain name. I gone through many sites. All sites are showing different prices. Lowest price (99/- Rs) I found on http://www.bigrock.in/. On other sites, like GoDaddy or ...
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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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Getting a .co.uk domain that is already registered

There is a .co.uk name that I want (I've had the .com version for nearly 7 years now). I would even be prepared to pay a small amount for it, but on http://whois.domaintools.com/ only a business name ...
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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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Where can I register .tw domain extensions? [closed]

I'm currently looking to register the Taiwanese version of my company's domain. Dynadot, doesn't register domains with that extension. I found a few places on the web: Godaddy has them, and a fewer ...
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How do I get a .name domain name

There was a service which provided email aliases on .name domain, but it seem to be gone now, so I was thinking of actually getting a domain for myself (martin.toth.name sounds nice). Do I understand ...