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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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Who is a great domain registrar company? [closed]

I have used numerous domain registrars in the past, including Godaddy, 1&1, Host Monster, IX web Hosting, the list goes on. (not talking about hosting) I currently use GoDaddy, however, I'm not ...
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My domain registrar has gone bankrupt but the domain is locked, what can I do?

My domain is registered through a company that has gone bankrupt. The domain status (according to the whois database) is: Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#...
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What is the safest way to search for domain names availability?

I am victim of Domain name front running. I searched for domain names on some sites & I lost those names soon. Now, what is the safest way to search for availability of domain names ? Using ...
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Does registering a domain for 10+ years help search rank?

I've heard that registering a domain name for a very long time, say 5 to 10+ years, can help with your search rank. This seems at least plausible to me, since a fly-by-night, massive domain name farm ...
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Registrar with good security, DNS hosting, and DNSSEC and IPv6 resolvers? [closed]

I'm looking to move my domains away from GoDaddy, but I'm having a tough time finding anyone with comparable features at a (even remotely) similar price. I've looked at the usual suggestions (...
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Purchasing domains from "unstable" country TLDs

Is there any risk associated with purchasing a domain with a TLD for a politically unstable or authoritarian country? ex, if I purchase a .ly domain and there is a dramatic political change in Libya, ...
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How to seamlessly transfer a domain (avoid downtime because the previous registrar's nameservers stopped serving DNS records)

I just transferred a domain from GoDaddy to NameCheap.com. There was a period of downtime until I configured the proper settings at NameCheap. During this downtime browsers returned a 408 Request ...
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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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Concerns regarding registering a domain name with a home address

If I purchase a domain, I'm usually required to enter an address. Usually, the address can be accessed publicly by any sort of WHOIS lookup. I'm uncomfortable publishing my real home address; what do ...
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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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How to back order domain

It seems that information on the topic is a bit sparse in the wild. How do you go about back ordering a domain? If you do find a service that will do it for you, does the current owner of the domain ...
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How long does propagation of newly registered private name servers typically take?

I have an account with Hostgator, and have registered private name servers (ns1.mydomain.com and ns2.mydomain.com). How long should I expect to wait for those changes to take place? Should my ...
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Having multiple domains on a single hosting server

Heads up: both domains are registered at GoDaddy and the shared hosting server is also at GoDaddy. I currently have a website at www.somesite.com. I also have another domain name www.mynewsite.com ...
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Domain name transfer: do you lose years left at current registrar?

I have a domain registered at GoDaddy. it was registered for five years (two years ago). whois records shows it will expire some time in 2015. Now I want to transfer to Gandi. The problem is Gandi ...
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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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What happens if I don't pay for my .com domain in time?

What happens if I have a .com domain, and don't pay for the next year in time? Is the domain locked for some time? Can anyone else register it the day after?
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Domain name registrar which provides an api for registration? [closed]

I am looking for a domain name registrar which provides an api for registration. I want to register domain names programmatically. I don't want registrars which sell packages for resellers or ...
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How Can I Use An Email Address From A Domain To Register The Same Domain

I want to register a domain called webmasters.com. Can I enter admin@webmasters.com as the contact email when filing for the domain name? The forseeable problem is that the email address has not yet ...
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Firebase hosting: www.example.com redirect to example.com says "domain not verified"

I have bought a domain from GoDaddy, and I want to host a static website using firebase hosting. When connected to firebase, example.com works. But when I want to redirect www.example.com to example....
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How to transfer domain from Godaddy to another provider

I'm currently using godaddy for all of my company domains, and I'm very unsatisfied with their service, specially with their site, so we are trying to migrate those domains to another provider. The ...
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Does geographic location of domain registrator matter?

Does it matter where I register my domain geographically when I'm planning to change nameset (nameservers) to a server in my target area? Example Target audience: USA Server location: USA Domain ...
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Where can I register a .name domain?

All the popular registrars I know of don't seem to offer this domain, and after Google'ing around for a while I came to an index of registrars for this TLD, but they all seem to be Russian. Is there ...
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domain expiration during transfer

What happens to domain expiration during transfer to a different registrar? Currently my domain will expire in 2012. I wonder if it will be affected in any way.
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Old registrar had DNSSEC enabled and after transferring, the new registrar doesn't support it. Now the site won't load

I made a domain transfer with DNSSEC enabled to an operator that does not support DNSSEC. The first operator has no option to disable DNSSEC, and I did not think about it anyway. And now I have a ...
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Will transferring a domain name to a new registrar cause downtime?

Will transferring a domain name to a new host cause downtime at all on the domain? It's the highest traffic time of the year for us but we really want to keep things moving and need to migrate hosts ...
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On what criteria should I evaluate domain registrars?

Though I've been a web developer for a fair amount of time, I am going for the first time to buy a few domain names. I have looked into the domains I'm going to buy and know that they're available, ...
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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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Can a domain be obtained and used without a domain registrar?

I guess the greater question should be Why is a domain registrar necessary, but does one for ease of the average man. I understand that the purpose of a registrar is so that way all people have to do ...
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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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What happens if I transfer domain from one registrar to another one?

I have several domains registered at GoDaddy. I bought them with private registration. What happens if I transfer these domains (together with hosting) to other provider? Where will I pay for renewal ...
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How to handle domain squatter?

What is the best way to handle domain squatters? I know this topic has been discussed before, but I haven't found anything that was addressing my specific case. The situation: I am creating a website ...
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Recovering domain name from a person I can't find

I have a problem with one domain and I have no idea how to go about it. I am volunteering for a small charity in Sheffield (UK), more specifically I am redoing their website. A while ago (few years) ...
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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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How to sell a website?

I am planning to sell one of my websites, but I have no idea how to sell it. How are websites normally sold or bought? Do they just transfer domain, registrar and hosting? Or do they just give the ...
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Can I contact the owner of a domain name based on a WHOIS search?

I did a WHOIS search for a domain name that I want. I found some info about the registrant of the domain name, and while no useful direct contact info was given, there was enough there for me to do ...
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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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Do I pay twice when transferring domain name to a different registrar?

I'm looking to register a domain for the first time, and I'm trying to weigh the costs. I'm just wondering if you transfer to a different registrar after some time, do you pay both the old and the new ...
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What did I do wrong when buying my domain through Google Apps?

Several times in the past I've bought a domain through Google Apps, and every year Google automatically renews the domain for $10. Somehow when I did this today, I ended up additionally being signed ...
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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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Is an email from register.it with a link asking to verify my email address after registering a domain name a scam?

Shortly after I registered a domain with an Italian company that I know for sure is legit (www.register.it) I got an email (pasted below) allegedly from them which sounds to me a lot like a scam ...
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Which domain registrar offers the most complete API? [closed]

I am looking for a domain registrar that offers an API that would allow changes like name servers to be made programmatically. GoDaddy do not seem to offer this, so I figured this might be a good ...
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Alternative to GoDaddy? [closed]

For a number of reasons I'm thinking about slowly moving my domains away from GoDaddy. Unfortunately I don't know of a good alternative, and am looking for a recommendation. To match what I ...
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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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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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Change domain registrar from GoDaddy to Google

I would like to change domain registrar from GoDaddy to Google (with Google Apps services). But when I go on https://www.google.com/a/my_domain.com, I have this message: Sorry, you've reached a ...
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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 do I get a domain from a grabber without paying? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Purchasing a Domain from a Domain Squatter A domain grabber has registered a domain that I wanted. All they're doing on the site is display ads. How do I get the domain ...
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Where do domain name hosts get their own domains?

How does a registrar such as GoDaddy or Namecheap acquire their own domains (e.g. https://www.godaddy.com/)? Do they just use their own infrastructure, or do they have to pull some strings related to ...
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Should I minimize distance between registrar location and server

A few years back, I assisted in the move of the website content server from one host to another (in canada) due to better service pricing. Because of this, I had to designate a new registrar for my ...

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