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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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Is it possible to look up expiration dates for domains in the .DE (Germany) TLD?

It appears that running a whois on .DE domains returns almost no information. Using google.de as an example: $ whois google.de % Restricted rights. % % Terms and Conditions of Use % % The above data ...
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Google Site third party domain verification fails | The required DNS TXT record is propagated even then verification is failing

Similar question has been asked here and many other places. However, it doesn't match my issue exactly. I am first describing the situation with screenshots, then below it I mention my question and ...
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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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Where to get name servers' addresses?

I bought hosting and a domain from the hosting company and they messaged me asking for "name servers for them to point to". I am new to all this DNS stuff and don't really know where to get ...
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DreamHost error when trying to add a domain: “You can't add that domain: you must add the parent domain"

I have hosting account on DreamHost I want to add my domain (which is registered outside Dreamhost) I have already changed nameservers. my domain is "xxxx.edu.eg" but I have the ...
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Do ccTLDs rank lower when searching for that country from outside the country?

I am thinking about starting up a travel agency website for booking vacation packages specifically in Costa Rica and I am trying to decide on a domain name. Costa Rica has the ccTLD .cr. To quote MOZ: ...
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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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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 info@example.com if I registered the domain example.com), for a ...
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Reclaim Domain Control

I believe the answer is a given, but there may be a loophole somewhere that I haven't uncovered. I have been contacted by a business to take over their web design and hosting. Currently they are ...
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Redirects without Permission: what legally can be done?

If someone buys a domain and decides to redirect or forward it to my site without permission, is there anything legally that I can do to stop them? Is there a crime they can be charged with? Can I sue ...
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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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Why letsencrypt certificate generation not done like domain verification done by GSuite?

I have used letsencrypt's certbot for creating certs for my domains. I have to download certbot and run in my machine and it gives a string to be placed in as dns record. I have to manually add the ...
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Confusing domain name extensions

There are similar domain name extensions, which are really confusing (at least to me) such as these: .gift and .gifts .game and .games .football and .futbol This means, in the future, extensions like ....
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Will .day TLD be available to the public?

I am interested in getting a .day domain. However, I cannot seem to find it. IANA says it belongs to Google (through their subsidiary Charleston Road Registry), but Google domains says .day is not ...
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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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WHOIS personal information for .in domains

I'm thinking to register a .in domain through Namecheap, but when I tried to add Whoisguard to the domain name before registering it, I ran into the error message "This domain does not support privacy ...
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Do I need to worry that somebody will pre-register my domain for after it expires and take it from me?

I am registering a domain name for my website, and am concerned by the possibility that, if I register it for a short time period, someone else could buy the domain name for a future period. Is it ...
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Checklist after buying a pre-owned domain name

I have purchased I preowned domain name. The old website is still indexed in google with the old content of the previous owner. I'm planning to publish a new website using the domain but in the next ...
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Registering a domain as an individual and then assigning it to a company?

When registering a domain name contact information should be given about the owner (address, city, country, phone number etc.) If I register a domain using my personal information and then after ...
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how to transfer an existing domain from gandi to godaddy?

I'm looking to understand all the details involved in transferring a domain which I own from one registrar to another. Currently hosted with gandi and considering, amongst others, godaddy, name cheap ...
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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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Is it possible to require more than one person to change a domain owner?

I accidentally changed the owner of a .com domain to myself when I switched registrar, apparently because I didn't understand the procedure correctly. I subsequently changed the owner again to the ...
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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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How to ensure I always buy an informative domain in the lowest price possible?

While it seems to me that if there ever were ones the eras of free or unified pricing for either ccTLDs and gTLDs are gone; I assume that there still might be some criteria to ensure that a price of ...
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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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Does “Secure domain space” mean I won't be able to access my domain over unsecure protocols?

I am about to buy .dev domain. However registrars warn that it is a "secure domain space" and that I will need SSL certificate for the domain. I am more than happy to make sure the web runs over SSL, ...
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Recovering control of a domain name [closed]

When I applied for a hosting package for the initial version of my web site, the hosting company (the national Telecoms company in the country where I lived) registered the domain name using their own ...
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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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Whois privacy with 123reg?

I purchased a domain name with 123reg. I didn't opt for domain privacy protection. As far as I can see, my details are not shown when I do a whois lookup. Is my data protected? I am wondering if ...
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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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How do I change NS records to my web host without breaking already set up email functionality with another host?

I bought 2 domains managed by Google Domains, the .CA and the .COM versions. Let's call them example.ca and example.com I purchased GSuite for business for this domain and created a personal email, ...
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Why do we have to pay for web hosting rather than do it ourselves?

I am very unfamiliar with this concept, and have seen something's around the web that just don't make sense to me. I am curious as to how you can build your own website. Then host it on your own home ...
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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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Someone has registered multiple domains using my home address. What can I do?

Someone has registered several domains used as 3rd party pay sites for porn sites using my home address. How do I fix this?
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Should I buy domain privacy now that GDPR is in

I used to get scammers ringing my phone because I didn't buy domain privacy. Being in the EU, Do I still need to buy this service if I dont want scammers and spam ringing my phone by looking up whois? ...
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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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Can I create/host my own .com/.net domain name at home?

Okay, I'm thinking about hosting my own DNS/Domain name at home for a minecraft server I'm making for a professional IP address (like myservername.example). To my understanding, this is possible? If I ...
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Do country-code top level domains have sites on second level or only always on third level domains?

I have always seen country-code top level domains (ccTLDs) with sites like: example.ac.uk, example.co.uk, etc. Do the country-code top level domains always only allow sites on these third level ...
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Status of the .book TLD

According to Wikipedia, .book is an existing top level domain. However, it apparently is not yet available for registration. I've been able to learn that Amazon bought the rights in 2014, but I can ...
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Can I recover a lost domain if I prove I can send emails from that domain’s email addresses?

Last year I didn’t renew my domain by mistake. And it was taken by someone else. The nameservers were never changed, so I could still use my GSuite registered with this domain for one year (for “free”...
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Has the owner ignored the domain for 9 years?

I'm interested in a domain that already has an owner. I checked with Whois , and Whois reports that the domain has Creation Date and Updated Date of 5/15/2010. On the other hand, the Registration ...
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How can I create a domain name with a custom extension, like .example instead of .com? [duplicate]

Is it possible to get my own website with a special ending prefix? Instead of .com I want to have my initials instead or something like that. Is that plausible by any chance? I went to websites like ...
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Registrar forgot to renew my domain name after I paid the invoice

I got a hosting package with one of the lead shared hosting providers, and transferred to them a domain name I have had for over five years. Last September I received their email alert to renew the ...

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