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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Multiple domains or one new domain or sub domains. Pros and cons

We run a website to provide cashback for forex traders from all over the world. Now, we'd like to add new services to our portfolio, such as cashback for poker, binary options and lots of online ...
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How can I find the owner of a specific domain?

I found a domain which I would like to purchase. The website on the domain was last modified on 1998 and contains a single mail address. Obviously I tried to contact the owner by mail without success. ...
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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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How to completely buy out a domain name?

I know that we can get a domain name on rent through many websites but can you tell me how can I completely buy a domain so that I don't have to pay the rent each year. I own a domain and I bought ...
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What strategies work for buying a parked domain from Sedo? [closed]

I'm interested in purchasing a domain that Sedo.com has parked. The page has a price listed and a "Buy now" link, but I think that price is too high and would like to haggle. Has anyone successfully ...
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www A record will not update to non-www A record?

I recently moved a website from an existing server (not GoDaddy) to a new GoDaddy server, and also transferred the domain name between GoDaddy accounts. However, only the non-www domain seems to ...
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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 ...
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Providing fake info during domain registration - does it matter?

As you are all most likely aware already all domain registrars ask for your personal information. Such personal information includes: Forename and surname Address information Email address ...
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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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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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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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A domain I'm want to register is listed “malicious” — should I be worried?

I've found an interesting domain name that I'm considering about getting, did a Google search, and one of the results on the first page appears to suggest that the former site at the domain name might ...
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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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Register .es domain name

I wish to register an .es domain name, but I live in the UK. Registration seems to require an ID number, but it isn't clear if this is only for Spanish residents. Am I OK to supply my ...
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Best domain for a personal/blogging website?

I'm looking to buy a domain name where I can setup my businesscard/blog/professional matters to be announced. Unfortunately firstname+lastname.com is already taken and it's not for sale. I do have ...
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Are there any .IR registration restrictions for the US?

Are there any restrictions on buying a .ir (IRAN) domain from the US? Would I be violating any laws?
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Employee registered domain in his name and left.. now what?

My new client has the following problem: They had an employee (I.T. Dept) and who registered the company domain under his name john.doe@somecompany.co.za. Now John has since left the company and the ...
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Transfer .com domain to GoDaddy - websites running on same domain - 3 weeks left until expiration, 2 days left web hosting

Our company purchased this abc.com domain from a local registrar. The domain will expire in about 3 weeks. We have our main websites running on this abc.com domain and they cannot be down for too ...
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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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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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How to make domain point to different server without downtime? [duplicate]

I have a domain name on example.com, which points to their shared hosted server right now. I want this to point to my Linode server. How do I make the domain point to my Linode server without having ...
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Can a domain registrar prevent me from keeping my domain name?

I have bought domain names from multiple companies (e.g, GoDaddy, nic.com, eNom, and Google Apps). Assuming that one of my projects will be successful, I wonder if one of these companies can take ...
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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 ...