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How to hide `country` and other fields from a domain `whois` information which registrar is Squarespace?

Squarespace acquired Google Domains domains a few months ago. Not so happy about that, but this is another story. Now, a whois on my domains says for most fields Redacted for privacy which is good. ...
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How do I get a domain name back that is owned by a publisher without spending $200?

I am developing a website for my mother in law, she wrote a book and contracted with the publisher to open a website with them using her first and last name as her domain name. The contract has passed ...
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Is there a commonly used way of identifying "institutional" domain names?

Not sure which SE site is exactly the best for this so apologies if this is out of place here. I have a database that I add emails to, and I want to join users that I suspect to be in the same ...
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Why domain is not released for registering yet? [duplicate]

I am interested in domain which is in pendingDelete state since 19th of October (line form whois to confirm it Updated Date: 2023-10-19T11) so according to ICANN after 5 calendar days it should be ...
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What is a Sunrise dispute?

What is a Sunrise dispute? I've skimmed over this page that defines the SDRP (Sunrise Dispute Resolution Policy), but I still don't feel like I know what I'm looking at. I see lots of documentation ...
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How to disable WHOIS "Statutory Masking Enabled"?

I searched here for "Statutory Masking Enabled", and it's not found. My domain is registered to web.com. Anybody running a WHOIS search on my domain finds practically no information because ...
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I'm trying to migrate my website to a new hosting provider. They insist that I must unlock the domain name and whois privacy, why?

I've been with a hosting company for 10+ years. However, the last year has been poor service. So, I've decided to move on. Back when I first created the website, I purchased the domain from a domain ...
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Search whois for .ai tld domains to avoid front running

Recently found a nice .ai domain name available for my project on NameCheap, but found that it had been registered when I went to purchase it the next day, with the owner asking me to "place a ...
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What actions can I take against a registrar who falsely disabled my domain for abuse?

I've seen another post about this. Our domain was suspended by registry due to "potential abuse" Last week two domains I manage were disabled due to a "breach in the registration ...
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Can I set NS values on the webserver instead of on the nameserver?

I can only ask the domain registrar (Cyber) by email or by phone to change the domain's NS values, I don't have direct access to the DNS settings. I asked Cyber's support to change the NS values of ...
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Can I change to a cheaper domain registrar when renewing a domain?

I set up a website on Cirrus Hosting, but it always remained "under construction" because my reach exceeded my grasp and limited time. Now they have asked me to send me new credit card ...
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Does .one domain extension supports the URS procedure

I was wondering if the .one domain extension supports the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) or Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) procedure.
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What happens if a domain registrar transfer is not complete when the outgoing registrar closes down?

Over the last few days I've been working on the migration of a website to a new host. The domain is registered with the hosting provider, so the new provider will be the new registrar for the domain ...
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Can I transfer a domain out of Route 53 (AWS) where it was purchased?

The keyword here is completely. I'd like to move a domain purchased at AWS to Whois.com, partly for convenience and partly to get away from AWS. But I'd think twice about moving it if I have to log ...
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Can ICANN really cancel your domains if you dont provide them with your personal data? [duplicate]

Hi, my registrar is requiring me to update my contact information and they say that if its not accurate (in other words if I am LYING) ICANN can cancel my domain. I really dont mind giving away my ...
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To disable the domain transfer lock, first deactivate the private registration

I'm looking to migrate from ionos to godaddy or similar. Referencing: https://www.ionos.com/help/domains/set-up-and-manage-an-external-domain-at-11-ionos/removing-an-external-domain/ and, presumably, ...
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When will new gTLD applications be available?

The ICANN "New gTLD Program" was initiated in 2012: https://icannwiki.org/New_gTLD_Program Applicants applied for a variety of new TLDs, many of which are now available for public ...
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Is it possible for individuals or companies to hire an EEA citizen to be a trustee to obtain a .it domain?

As we understand it, .it domains require trustees if an individual or company is not EU based. We have found a variety of .it domain trustee services on the web. It is challenging to get a sense of ...
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Godaddy expired domain transfer

My domain recently expired on 12/05/2021 and I wanted to transfer it to a new registrar. So I initiated the transfer. Unlocked the domain and got the transfer auth key and initiated the transfer at ...
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How do large companies purchase domain names before they have a company email?

Newbie here so please correct me Domain names are purchased through a domain name registrar. In order to purchase and manage the domain, you need an account with the registrar. That account requires ...
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Gratis email boxes filter my contact form emails ; local email box doesn't ; but what if I want a domain registrar email box? [closed]

My domain registrar and my hosting provider are not the same company. On my shared hosting environment with CentOS, Bash, Apache, PHP and MySQL I host an all core MediaWiki website with a CMS-agnostic ...
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Is it usually better to establish hosting for a domain based email account with a domain registrar or web host?

When a domain registrar and a website hoster are not the same entity, than generally a website owner can choose on which of the two to establish a Domain Based Email Account (DBEA). There can be pros ...
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Domain been on clientHold, pendingDelete for 2 months, now is also redemptionPeriod

I've been tracking a certain domain on whois for the past month now. Expires on 2021-01-04 Updated on 2021-01-03 Status: clientHold, pendingDelete, redemptionPeriod The redemptionPeriod status only ...
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Do search engines ever ignore unconventional domain suffixes?

If someone is located in the USA and they search for a unique pronoun or brand name as it would appear in the domain name URL (a name recognizable enough that it is already reserved with various ...
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Why don't companies register domains at their own registrar?

Some well-known registrars like Amazon (Route 53), Google and Namecheap don't register their own domain names (e.g. amazon.com, cloudfront.net, google.com etc.) at their own registrars, while some ...
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A domain I used to own has been registered by someone else and they are using my old website content

I built my own website a few years ago for my own business. It was registered with IONIS 1&1, I Cancelled the domain as the business closed. The domain has been registered with a provider called ...
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How does a domain registrar forward emails from non existent account [closed]

I've registered a domain in a domain registrar, and in one of its' upgrades it includes an email address for the domain (for example [email protected] if I registered the domain example.com), for a ...
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Registry changing a standard domain to premium while it's registered and active?

People with experience at registrars and working with registries, especially for newer gTLDs: I work with reselling domains using a large non-GoDaddy registrar and their API to automate via our ...
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How can a domain be showing as pendingDelete & redemptionPeriod, but not expire for another year?

I'm looking to buy a domain that's currently showing as pending delete, but also showing that it's in the redemption period. The strange thing is that it's showing the expiry date as next year, ...
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Domain Renewal - Unable to contact current registrar

I have a domain name which was registered with a registrar called enameco. It is due for renewal soon. Apparently the original registrar - enameco - do not exist anymore - atleast the original site ...
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Understanding the cost of a domain under a "premium" TLD such as .rich, .inc, .auto, .car, or .pr

We (a newly created startup) came up with a great name and we were looking to start our brand on a matching domain. We found our name fits perfectly with one of those "premium" top level domains that ...
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Google sites + custom domain DNS configuration

I have a google site and I have a domain. The domain is registered with GoDaddy and points to DreamHost (I host other sites on this DH account so it is not dedicated for this site). Because it's a ...
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Transferring a domain name that's about to expire

I have a bunch of domain names that I wish to transfer to a different registrar. They are about to expire in about 38 days from today. Is there any guideline in place from ICANN about the number of ...
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Is there a way to re-acquire an expired domain without paying the huge fees for a "Premium" domain?

I have a few domains that I had registered and used a long time ago, and then I let them expire. I want to start them up again and now I am told the cost is as much as $40,000 because it is a "Premium"...
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Our domain was suspended by registry due to "potential abuse"

We have been using the domain cdn4.website for our Content Delivery Network (CDN) for a couple of years. It is used by all the webshops we support. On the 28th of February all our webshops started ...
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Who owns the domain name after a transfer?

I recently bought a .com domain name from a local registrar and I would like to transfer it to GearHost. This is the first time I've owned my own domain name, so there are still a lot of questions and ...
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Are some TLDs more expensive than others?

The registration price for domains containing "hot" keyphrases in a domain name (such as seo) is often automatically higher as these considered premium by a pricing algorithm (and its developers). I ...
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Can I transfer registrar and owner email in the same auth code?

I have one .com domain name that's created and owned by a company we hired 5 years back. Now I decided to take things under my control so I asked the company to transfer the domain ownership to me. ...
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Should renewal price of gTLD will always be identical to the price of purchase?

This question is a follow up for this question As far as I understand, the Israeli Internet association (ISOC-IL), always sold domains with Israeli ccTLDs (.*.il), whether directly or indirectly (...
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Why aren't gTLD domains sold in a unified price?

As far as I understand, the Israeli Internet association (ISOC-IL), always sold domains with Israeli ccTLDs (.*.il), whether directly or indirectly (through its representatives or through the ...
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Registering an Iranian domain as an American citizen

I'd like to register a .ir domain for a neat domain hack, but it seems to be quite difficult as it's Iranian. Every site I've seen requires either an Iranian National ID (which I don't have) or ...
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Transfer .ac.uk domain to new owner and registrar

Can .ac.uk domain names be transferred to a new owner and registrar in much the same way other domains are handled? Are there any restrictions on this? I'm aware there are certain eligibility ...
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Changing name when a domain holder is a citizen of one country; possible problems

I am a citizen of Israel and I desire to generally cut all ties with it besides generally with family, friends and job. Currently I live in another state as a temporary resident. I consider changing ...
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Redirect root domain to path

Searched all questions by redirect keyword (e.g. 1, 2) but none of them fit my case. I want to redirect my domain (www.example.com) to another (sub-)domain including path and query if possible: www....
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Can my domain registrar requests high price for renewal if my domain became famous?

If I ordered a domain from a registrar company for 2 years, then my domain became very famous and it's market value increased very much, what prevents the registrar from asking for very high fees for ...
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How can I connect a site on Namecheap to a domain on Wix?

I bought a domain and hosted a site with Wix. Recently, I needed a custom site for which I bought a hosting from Namecheap and uploaded the site files to namecheap server. But Wix wont allow me to ...
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Does domain registrar performance matter?

Can performance matter between multiple domain registrars? What should one measure to determine which registrar is more performant? The shared hosting will be at a separate provider so I will use the ...
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How can i register domain, with no personal info provided [duplicate]

I want to register a domain for my hosted website and hosted e-mail. I am concerned that if i provide personal info my data will be used by spammers, identity thieves. or other attackers. I don't ...
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How can Name.com sell .CA domains without being CIRA-certified?

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) manages the .CA top-level domain. They maintain a list of registrars who are certified with CIRA to sell .CA domain names. I have registered a .CA ...
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Why would a registrar not allow transfer-in of .ca domains?

I started at a company that had domain name registrations scattered among several different registrars. I wanted to consolidate all of these registrations to a single registrar to simplify management ...
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