I have recently registered a new .name domain. It is just myfirstname.name, something like nanda.name.

My debit card has been billed, but my domain control panel doesn't show any information regarding the new domain.

I have raised a ticket with their support and there is no response yet. It's been 3 days.

I checked some other registrars and almost all of them say that nanda.name is taken, but when I search whois either from my command line or the numerous whois web services, I get No match as answer each time.

What gives?

PS : I should add that this registrar's support is known to suck, which, by the time I found, is a bit late.

  • can you access the domain ? Nov 7, 2012 at 22:08
  • No I cannot access the domain. It is not reachable at all.
    – Animesh
    Nov 8, 2012 at 4:57
  • Please tell us the name of the registrar so we can avoid it! Nov 8, 2012 at 17:31
  • hehe, this is a good one Cyberherbalist :) Nov 8, 2012 at 17:55
  • It is a popular-by-seo Indian web host. :p
    – Animesh
    Dec 19, 2012 at 19:37

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The official WHOIS server is whois.nic.name. Check your domain there. Other services might take some time until they're up to date (depending on their implementation).

Because you registered a second level name, you should pay attention that it is not listed as "shared" (otherwise only third level domain names could be registered).

  • What should be entered as a password to check my domain in whois.nic.name?
    – Animesh
    Nov 8, 2012 at 4:59
  • Okay, password is only required in the Detailed results tab. I still get a No match result.
    – Animesh
    Nov 8, 2012 at 5:02

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