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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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Where do I register .sh domain?

I want to register a personal domain with sh extension. Where to register? I didn't find any registrar. I will use this for my personal blog and portfolio. I didn't have any organisation or any ...
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When does a .io domain drop and become available once it has expired

There is a .io domain name that has expired and I would like to purchase it. I understand with top level generic domains such as .com .net and .org they have several phases before they actually drop. ...
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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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Can a .co.uk domain be converted to private anonymous registration?

I have a domain which I have registered in my own name and address. Is there anyway that I can make this private? I am currently using GoDaddy. I have seen 123-reg offer a private registration when ...
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Why can't I register a .gr domain from the UK?

My web host just tells me I can't register the domain. I get a load of .com, .co.uk and .net options thrown at me but not the .gr (Greece) I search for. I don't want to use another host as I want ...
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What are the roles of IANA and ICANN in relation to domain names?

I am aware that IANA is a department of ICANN, but how are their roles divided? IANA should allocate IPv4 and IPv6 addresses to RIR's, allocate AS number ranges to RIR's and administrates the root ...
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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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How do you calculate exacty when a domain in pending delete status will become available?

A domain I want is in the "pendingDelete" stage according to WHOIS. I have been monitoring it since "redemptionPeriod", and it entered into pendingDelete five days ago today. After checking a few ...
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Pre-1996 internet archive [closed]

Before 1996 there were few websites, less than 10,000 in 1994, for example. Is there any record or aggregation of these web sites? I have tried the Waback machine, but it doesn't go back that far.
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Can we register a .uk domain when we own the .co.uk but our registrar doesn't do .uk registrations?

I currently have .co.uk with name.com who do not provide a .uk domain. Is there anyway I can register a .uk domain with a different provider for this domain?
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How do I register two-letter domain names for URL shortening?

Some websites - mainly for URL shortening - have short domain names. Now my question is: how can I register two-letter domain names like aa.com or bb.in?
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Domain owner email address on primary email domain

I own a number of domains. One of these domains I use for my primary email address. Is it stupid to use that primary email address as the email address for the owner of that domain? eg, using ...
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When will the TLD .app be publicly available for registration?

My website would be well suited for the .app top level domain. I'd like to register the name as soon it's possible. Is there any information on when it's possible for "normal" people to register and ...
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123-reg missed domain registration

A few weeks ago I renewed a domain that was coming up to expiration for 10 years with 123-reg for £114.00, it was paid for, we received the invoice stating it was paid - and the control panel ...
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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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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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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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Do search engines lower your ranking for using private registration like WhoisGuard?

I am registering a new domain name from "namecheap.com" which offers free WhoisGuard for a year. There are numerous reasons not to list your contact information with your domain registrar, such as ...
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What is the purpose of .black domains? [closed]

I know that each top-level domain has its own story behind (country, organisation, company, etc). But what is the story of .black domain? What kind of people would register .black? What people would ...
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Using IT in domain name good practice?

i need to register domain for computer repair shop, say i found hypothetically example.com but its taken, so i tried exampleIT.com and its available, however its sounds kind of trivial with IT at the ...
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Can anyone buy my registered domain?

Is it possible for anyone to buy a domain that I have already registered? I registered a domain through Moniker and it has not expired yet. But it is displaying available through who.is I can not ...
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How to find domain registrar and DNS hosting with good DNSSEC support?

Simplified problem I want to buy a domain and make a website that is fully secured with DNSSEC. I want to make sure that only the one right SSL certificate could be validated by the browsers and all ...
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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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What sort of phone numbers are allowed as the WHOIS contact?

Are there any restrictions on the type of phone number I can give as my WHOIS contact? Notwithstanding that it is a phone number which can be used to contact the domain holder. For example, what if I ...
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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 do I add 'www' before a subdomain, like www.subdomain.domain.com?

I want to add www in front of a subdomain e.g. www.subdomain.domain.com. My blogs are hosted on Blogger and am using GoDaddy for having custom domains. I have HOST @ entries for 'domain' pointing ...
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How do I buy a domain without an agent? [closed]

The domain name that I wanted to buy is currently under registrar from Japan GMO. I'm completely foreign to this Language and would not want to engage agent for this task. Secondly, the registrant ...
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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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Are .ninja domains available?

I am looking at http://domains.ninja/fr/timeline/, and I see that the top-level .ninja domain is in its last "stage". But I can seem to find a ninja domain (other than domains.ninja). Is the domain ...
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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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Does registering .uk domains require being a UK Citizen?

I'm a Canadian citizen and I'm looking to register a .uk domain for a future project of mines. I know that anyone can register a .co.uk domain, but I'm talking about the recently released .uk ...
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Should I register the domain name that has not popular top level domain name?

Let's say for example you want to register domain name assembly.com or assembly.net and find out that they are already registered (not available). Would you go with the domain name assemb.ly in such ...
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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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how to assign web server and domain a public ip adress

i have installed an ISO image of windows server 2008 r2 onto my VMware workstation, as a virtual server. I am trying to host my own web server for testing purposes.I have Internet service with sprint ...
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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 other domain registrars view non-public whois information?

If my domains are hosted at a registrar (lets take Gandi, for example) and it has privacy protection on the whois information, can another ICANN-accredited registrar (GoDaddy, for example) still view ...
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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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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.
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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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Need help to understand the status of domain

Hi guys may be some one can help me to understand that DNS record: Registrar: GODADDY.COM, LLC Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com Name Server: ...
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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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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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Transfer .cn domain to another registrar

I have to transfer domains hosted by a deficient local ISP in China. Can I transfer my domain registration without my current ISP's cooperation?
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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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List of websites/domain name that's registered daily [closed]

I want to know if there is a website that can provide me a list of domain names that is registered on a certain date. For example today or last week thursday? Does that website which can provide me ...
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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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What determines domain value?

I want to buy a domain but everywhere I go they tell me that domain costs $ 4000 who or what determines the value of this domain and why is it so high?
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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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Can I register DNS under an IP with a subdomain on 1&1?

I have a server on the website www.example.com, and I want to register another domain like www.examplehelp.com with DNS from www.example.com/help. Can I do something like this on 1&1 domain ...