I want buy .name domain, WHOIS said that it's free, but registrator canceled registration and said that there maybe 3-rd level domain and i cant buy eg. aaaaaa.name if there already registred bbbbbb.aaaaaa.name

But how can i find ths domain? Maybe it will be free soon? I tried find it with google and other search machines

  • What registrar are you using?
    – Joshak
    Feb 10 '11 at 17:20
  • 2domains,but another said same thing
    – user5072
    Feb 10 '11 at 20:32
  • Try using more registrars or posting on SysAdmin. They might have better insight into DNS/Domain issues. Though make sure you re-word it so it won't get thrown back here. Feb 11 '11 at 13:19

From Wikipedia

Domains may be registered on the second level (john.name) and the third level (john.doe.name). It is also possible to register an e-mail address of the form john@doe.name. Such an e-mail address is a forwarding account, and requires another e-mail address as the recipient address.

When a domain is registered on the third level (john.doe.name), the second level (doe.name in this case) is shared, and may not be registered by any individual. Other second level domains like johndoe.name remain unaffected.

When the name TLD was first launched, only third-level registrations (and forwarded e-mail addresses) were available. In January 2004, second-level registrations became available. The original intended structure of domain names was first.last.name, so that an individual could get a domain corresponding to his or her actual name.

You can also use the official .name WHOIS tool to check whether your 2nd level domain is available.

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