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Should I bother with clientDeleteProhibited status for my domain?

I was reading EPP Status Codes documentation page. Now I think that there are some statuses that sound useful, for example clientDeleteProhibited that seems to make more complicated to cause domain-...
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Does the given fields of WHOIS information change per registrar? What are the differences?

Do certain registrars have the power to say, exclude an email address, but keep name, location, etc in the WHOIS? If so, I would like to see how differently the top registrars do WHOIS (what ...
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When should I bid on an obscure domain name that is up for auction? [closed]

A variant of my domain name is up for auction by the registrar, who caught the name after a cybersquatter allowed it to expire (as is this very "popular" registrar's policy for expiring domain names). ...
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Why is RDAP so poorly supported by domain name registries?

Looking at the DNS bootstrap for RDAP, it appears that the only supported TLDs are: .com .net .ar .cr .cz .br As RDAP gives similar data to WHOIS, but in a structured form, and accessible in a ...
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Why does the 60-day "Change of Registrant lock" exist after changing a domain's contact details?

There are few circumstances, enumerated by ICANN at https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/name-holder-faqs-2017-10-10-en in the Why is my registrar refusing to transfer my domain name? section, in ...
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Predicting future domain registration fees

With gTLDs, there are many top-level domains to choose from. I can buy a domain on .us for $7.88/year or a .ai domain for $68.88/year. However, as far as I can tell, the TLD operator can charge ...
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Can I delete or transfer a domain registration after signing up with a web host then canceling service?

I signed up for a webhosting service for 1 year and for a domain name. The webhosting firm is a reseller, and I am not sure if a registrar owns this reseller. I canceled within the money back ...
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How to automate custom top level domain registration for SaaS?

I am developing a SaaS that will offer clients the ability to create a corporate identity website (insert content, upload logos, pick certain colors, and select from predefined themes). The website ...
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How to register domain for 15 years?

I have heard that Google trust that website which has long expiry date. that want to know how can I register my domain for a long period.
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Can we check if a parked domain is getting hits?

Is there a way we can check if parked domain is receiving hits. We have some parked domains that we are not using or are not being forwarded to other domain can we check if some one is checking ...
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Using Different Host than Registrar for Subdomain

I purchased a domain through Moniker: mysamplewebsite.com. I would like to have it hosted through freehosting.com. I would like to have a subdomain (sub.mysamplewebsite.com) point to my synology NAS ...
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After a domain name expired and goes into a grace period, what happens to the WHOIS information on it?

I have a domain name that is expiring in a few weeks. I want to delete the domain name right now, but the Registrar company will only let me delete it by letting it expire. I have purchased a WHOIS ...
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After transferring the domain to another registrar, sub domains stopped working. NS is still same

This is kind of a mystery to me. I have recently transferred a domain name from GoDaddy to NameCheap. The DNS I am using is CloudFlare. Since the time transfer has completed, I see that while the ...
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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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Transfer domain from missing web host

I registered a domain through WebhostFive in March. The company has since ceased to exist. I would like to transfer my domain to another registrar but not sure how this would work as I cannot log into ...
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What prevents an organization from creating and owning any unused, specific domain, i.e. .edu

We recently received an email at work from an .edu site that seemed to be phishing. However, I didn't want to ignore a possible legitimate email from a customer without due diligence. I started ...
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Where can I find the "codeword" for my reg.ru domain registration account?

My Reg.ru account is suspended for logging in from different IP. I have submitted a ticket to fix my account and they're asking for my 'codeword'. I've asked them what is codeword and they haven't ...
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Can domain extensions which do not currently offer domain privacy offer it later?

I'm not sure if there are any examples of this happening (if at all), but given how many domain extensions that are available today, can any domain extension that do not offer domain privacy offer it ...
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Change Nameservers on a domain that I don't control

I'm working for a client that's in a bit of a pickle. Their domain is hosted through Nearly Free Speech by a webmaster who has fallen off the face of the earth. The domain is pointed from Nearly ...
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Unable to renew a .su domain

I've just purchased a .su domain on RU-CENTER (established by the Russian Institute for Public Networks, RIPN). It seems that there is no way to renew domain names. When I click Renewal as shown the ...
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Is it possible to get my domain back?

I've had a domain for about 10 years. It expired on 2017-02-18. I got emails about it. I tried to renew it, but I couldn't, because I can't open my account on a registrar's site. I wrote mails, but ...
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Expired domain hijacked - recommended action?

I have a (non-technical) client who let their .org domain expire, and it has since been bought by a squatter. They own the .com domain and currently use that as their primary domain. The client is a ...
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How to preserve SEO when transferring registrar?

Sorry for the newbie question I may be totally off with my understanding, but I am unable to find anywhere where my question is explicitly listed. From my understanding SEO can be preserved if a ...
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Alternative when the current whois email cant be accessed and needs to verify the contact info for ICANN validation

I have a domain reseller account under PDR (publicdomainregistry). One of my client's domain has come under "Pending Verification". The message which I see in my control panel is as below. An email ...
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Clarification on GoDaddy policy for acquiring expiring domain name - power of initial registrant

I've read conflicting reports on what happens when trying to acquire an expiring domain name through Godaddy. My primary concern is that they will not honor either an auction bid or a closeout ...
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How can I transfer a domain from get.blog to another registrar?

I've registered a .blog domain on http://get.blog, now I want to transfer it to another registrar, how can I do that? I can't find any option on the control panel to generate the Authorization Code or ...
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How can I transfer a domain from Squarespace to another registrar?

I have a client with a domain registered at Squarespace. The website has been migrated elsewhere, but now I am stuck trying to transfer the domain. I am specifically using Namecheap as my domain host,...
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Is it possible to configure (not point!) subdomains & mx records somewhere other than with the registrar?

I've run into some trouble with a recently launched site disrupting other subdomains and mail servers. The domain name is registered with Network Solutions, and they've told me that there were never ...
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How it is possible for sites to have a '.blog' extension when it's not available yet?

According to official site for .blog, their domain extension will be available after November 21: Millions of short, easy to remember domains will be available when the .blog domain goes live ...
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Are you allowed to register a .com.au domain that contains a famous brand's trademark?

Can I register this domain www.googlecloud.com.au? Is there any law preventing this?
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Website domain owner how to find

My company has a foo.in website but often times people accidentally use foo.com instead. Now I was interested in buying the foo.com domain name but it comes up as already owned. A whois lookup shows ...
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The difference in domain name prices

I've been working on getting a domain and I've come across the discovery that .com is cheaper than most other .examples (.world, .earth, but more expensive than .net or .org sometimes) I've seen. ...
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What is Domain ID? [closed]

What is the Domain ID in the WHOIS record and when and how it will be used? WHOIS for wikimedia.org: Domain ID: D95346862-LROR Is this similar to Registry Domain ID? WHOIS for stackexchange.com: ...
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Domain registrar went to jail, can't access nameservers

So long story short, my mother's 70 year old friend does crafts for a living. Had this guy doing updates for years and suddenly, he's in jail, no access possible and my mom asks me to see what I can ...
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Is a single page website satisfies ICANN's UDRP 4 - Legitimate Interests in a domain?

ICANN's UDRP 4 states that You are required to submit to a mandatory administrative proceeding in the event that a third party (a "complainant") asserts to the applicable Provider, in ...
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When is .ss domain going to be available? [closed]

The Wikipedia article for the .ss ccTLD states: .ss is the designated country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for South Sudan in the Domain Name System of the Internet. It is derived from the ISO 3166-...
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How to make sure no one buys a specific domain?

I'm currently working on a website and I already know what the domain should be. I searched Godaddy and the name is available but I think not for long because it's a catchy name. However, I hesitated ...
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Is there a schema definition for Domain Name Registries?

I work on a service that, among other things, validates user-provided information against the data retrieved via WHOIS. Most transactions are reasonably well handled by a few simple checks, but there'...
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What shows the person's authority on a domain name?

Like if you own a property, your property papers shows its your property. No-one can claim that it's their property, not yours because you are the one got papers. Anyway, what shows your authority on ...
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Domain price after first year

If you buy a domain somewhere, and it costs 1€/year for the first year and then 70€/year but you transfer the domain to another registrar before the year ends to another domain registrar where it ...
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Transferring domains to save money

I have about 35 domains and I was wondering, does it hurt in anyway to keep transferring between name cheap and godaddy year after year to save some cash? I haven't actually done it but is it frowned ...
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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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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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When I buy a domain name, what am I actually getting? [closed]

I can buy a domain name from GoDaddy or similar, and then I get to associate it with some IP address I have control over (e.g. a web server). But when I buy a domain name, what happens on the ...
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Do Domain transfer to another registrar all details of related to domain record

We need to transfer domain from another registrar to network solution, when domain transfer is initiated and completed will domain transfer to done with all the details like www,MX, A SPF record or we ...
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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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Domain Registrar Out of Business - Renewing Domain

About a year ago, I registered a domain name with KalyHost, who has gone out of business. It seems to have left me in limbo with how I am now to go about renewing my domain name, which expires in 3 ...
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Transfer domain from one registrar to another, with privacy [duplicate]

I want to transfer a domain from one domain name registrar to another, without revealing my contact information. I use domain privacy services. The registrars tell me I need to disable domain ...
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Transfer domain if old registrar doesn't provide Auth code

A few years ago, I registered a domain with a small local domain registrar. I've since become quite dissatisfied with their service and want to switch. The domain expired a week ago (despite their ...
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Is it possible to recover the content of a website no more available?

Some years ago I charged some information and pictures on a web platform which let companies and freelancers keeping in touch for professional purposes. In the meanwhile the website stopped working. ...