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Domain on clientHold from 4 days ago, expires in a year, will it be available before?

So this domain I want is on clientHold status. It's set to expire in about a year from now. Will it end that clientHold state before expiring or will it stay like that for a full year? Thank you!
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How to build a free website without paying for domain on free site providers? [closed]

I have a registered a domain, I don't have enough experience to develop a great website on myself. I am thinking to use an online free websites providers. Is this possible? When I checked some free ...
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Where do domain name hosts get their own domains?

How does a registrar such as GoDaddy or Namecheap acquire their own domains (e.g. https://www.godaddy.com/)? Do they just use their own infrastructure, or do they have to pull some strings related to ...
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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 Domain transfer to another registrar all details of related to domain record

We need to transfer domain from another registrar to network solution, when domain transfer is initiated and completed will domain transfer to done with all the details like www,MX, A SPF record or we ...
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Domain name extension importance and hosting area location.

I'm very curious, how is domain extension REALLY impact the SEO in most of search engines and specially in google and social media. I'll clear out my point here: there's lots of material about that ...
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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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.com domain registered offshore

I want to register a .com domain, without risking it being seized by America. Articles such as these worry me: http://www.wired.com/2012/03/feds-seize-foreign-sites/ ...
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How to purchase a registered domain (from someone else)

I'm working on a small start-up company and need a good domain name for it, but as expected all domain names and reasonable variables have been taken years ago. Most of the addresses are empty, or ...
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Why does the ICANN Registrar list show variants of the same company multiple times?

While browsing the ICANN list of accredited registrars: https://www.icann.org/registrar-reports/accredited-list.html I've noticed that a couple of companies are registered multiple times and multiple ...
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Do I pay twice when transferring domain name to a different registrar?

I'm looking to register a domain for the first time, and I'm trying to weigh the costs. I'm just wondering if you transfer to a different registrar after some time, do you pay both the old and the new ...
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Domain Registrar Out of Business - Renewing Domain

About a year ago, I registered a domain name with KalyHost, who has gone out of business. It seems to have left me in limbo with how I am now to go about renewing my domain name, which expires in 3 ...
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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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Registering a .CA domain extension, when I'm not a Canadian citizen?

I want to register a domain name that has a .ca extension, but it's asking me if I am current Canadian citizen. What can happen to me if I lie about it and continue with registration?
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How do I go about getting hold of a domain name that Whois shows as expired, but domain registration sites show as “taken”?

There's a domain I'm interested in using, but it's never been worth paying the big bucks it would have taken to buy it off the squatters who bought it when the company it was originally used by folded ...
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How long before I can re-register my domain at another registrar after my registrar cancelled my account and deleted my domain?

I got the problem with my domain with 1&1. They canceled my account without any notice. Then I checked status of my domain on whois. WHOIS Server: whois.1und1.de Referral URL: http://1und1.de ...
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Does a longer registration length/period for a domain name improve its SEO and search ranking?

While I was renewing a domain of mine with a well-known domain registrar, the support person who was on call with me said that I'd improve the SEO ranking of my domain if I increased the registration ...
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Can't register a domain due to trademark

I attempted to register crack.house. I was told that I could not (by namecheap), because "the domain name contains a trademark". How often does this happen, and is there anything I can do about it?
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Is there an advantage to purchasing a domain from a broker that's in “Pending Delete” status?

I had a domain which I let it go. It's current status is "Pending Delete". Ever since it entered into Redemption Period I've been getting emails from a domain broker for buying this domain, since I ...
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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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Transfer domain if old registrar doesn't provide Auth code

A few years ago, I registered a domain with a small local domain registrar. I've since become quite dissatisfied with their service and want to switch. The domain expired a week ago (despite their ...
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Can I define the letter case of a Domain Name?

I want to purchase a second level domain (on the web platform Altervista.org) with the .com extension. Since within the domain verification process I can type characters in both upper and lower case ...
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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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What are the good reasons proving that someone is not infringing trademark? [duplicate]

John has got a problem: There is a company with registered trademark: Example. The company sells shoes. It owns the domain example.com. So whenever someone wants to buy this company's shoes they go ...
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top-level domain registration: does “updating” imply a license extension (Whois report)?

I created a blog and I want to purchase a second level domain, that's to say I want to move from domain.altervista.org to -> domain.com. I would like to register that domain with the .com extension ...
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how to upgrade to second-level domanin on Altervista?

I created a blog on Altervista (I'm currently using their hosting service) and I want to have my own second-level domain with the .com extension. That's to say I want moving from ...
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Hiding whois information on GoDaddy registered domains

I have a few domains hosted at GoDaddy, and it's posting my address, phone number, and email address on my whois results. It looks like they charge an exorbitant $10/year for "private registration" ...
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Automatic registration on release, for new gTLD's

What ways are there of automatically purchasing gTLDs? Specifically - some domains under the new gTLDs set to be released will be extremely popular, and ideally I would like to order some as close to ...
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When does an expired domain become available for others to register?

I'm trying to purchase a domain name that was registered and apparently already expired. This is its status: Status: clientHold http://www.icann.org/epp#clientHold Status: clientTransferProhibited ...
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Is there a list of public release dates for certain top level domains?

I want to register a .man domain but I have no idea when its going to be available. and is it possible to pre-register this domain name? when i search for it on namecheap or godaddy no .man domains ...
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.CA Domain registratrs for DNSSEC

We have a .ca (CIRA) domain that currently uses DNSSEC through the ISC DLV registry service. We are aware that DLV is shutting down by 2017. We have communicated with CIRA respecting .ca registrars ...
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If ICANN only charges 18¢ per domain name, why am I paying $10?

ICANN charges 18¢ per domain name registered regardless of its extension, but I pay $10 for a domain name per year with my registrar. What do domain name registrars do for its customers to justify ...
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Can I make my site available world wide without renting a hosting server?

I know this question is basic but I am from iOS background and a beginner also. I need a clear conclusion on some of my confusion. I have gotten many answers to this question having contradiction. I ...
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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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Email during domain transfer

My company currently has their domain registered with one company and webhosting with another and they want to move the domain to the same company as the web hosting. It is understood that it will ...
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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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When .buy gtld available for registration?

I want to register a .buy gtld, When will it be available for registration ? Or can I block the domain name by paying some amount ? If so, Where can I do ?
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What is the difference between Privacy Protection and Privacy and Business Protection in GoDaddy

I am planning to buy a domain from GoDaddy. I do not need any hosting/builder/email (I am planning to host on Amazon EC2), all I need is just to own a domain. But when I selected the domain of my ...
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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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Will deleted domain retain PageRank when someone registers it again?

Just as the title states, will a deleted domain retain PageRank when someone registers it once again?
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Host Server relocation procedure

I have this technical issue below... We have this domino server in our DMZ that hosts multiple websites. This server has a public ip x.x.x.x. Now we are asked to move this server away from our ...
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What are the potential disadvantages to registering a website in someone else's name and address?

This is kind of a follow-up to this question: Is it necessary to be a US resident or citizen to register a domain name in the US? To narrow the scope of the question, please assume that trust with ...
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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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What Should I do when my registrar steal my domain name? [closed]

I have registered a .buzz domain and after a week my registrar, GoDaddy, blocked my account and changed the who-is info and name servers. When I got in touch with them, they told me that because ...
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When can I Register a Domain Name that's expired? [duplicate]

A domain name I've been eyeing, has not been renewed by it's registrant this year. The domain was with godaddy.com all these years. According to godaddy's documentation: Day 43 We assign the ...
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Buying a domain name directly from the registry

I bought a .io domain through Namecheap. I foolishly let my registration expire however, and now Namecheap wants an extortionate fee to reinstate it. I am not in a super urgent hurry to get my site ...
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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 even register single character unicode ...
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My registrar blocked my account and will not release my domain name. How should I register it with other registrars? [duplicate]

I have registered a .buzz domain and after a week my registrar, blocked my account and changed the who-is info and name servers. When I got in touch with them, they told me that because they cannot ...