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Why My Domain Registration Date Changed After Transfer?

i transferred my domain that registered on 2015-08-05 from godaddy.com to register.it After transfer totally completed in 1 hour, domain reg date changed to 2019-07-14 (some sites show 2019-07-13) I ...
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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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How long until an expired domain from NameJuice will be available again?

I want to register a domain name. Domain Registry Services says it "Expires on April 30th 2019" but adds that "Only the registered name holder can renew this name!". It was registered through ...
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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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What are the consequences of registring domain on a 'fake' name? [duplicate]

Some years ago (might be quite a bit, actually) I remember registering a domain in one of East-European countries (Hungary, Poland, Moldova or Ukraine — don't remember for sure). I was doing so ...
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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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Showing domain name available for purchase when it is already owned?

I have already visited these question about domain value and ownership of the domain. As these question weren't able to sort the answer i was looking for, so here's my question. I own a premium ...
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My clients name isn't shown in Whois

My client's name isn't shown in whois https://whois.icann.org/ nor https://ae.godaddy.com/whois nor any otheer whois service though I didn't make the domain private, the name, the address, and ...
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First domain name: ensuring the name availability in the future

I am about to register my first domain name consisting of my fairly common name (say, "Eugene") for my personal work-related blog. I found several acceptable options, but I am somewhat uncertain about ...
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Best way to get a .dev domain name before everyone else

I'm interested in getting some "rare" domain names on the release of the .dev top level domain. What's the best way to do so? Is there maybe a way to buy a domain the first second it's available? Or ...
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Private transfer of a domain name to a new owner

I am a member of a forum. The current owner of the forum does not want to run it any longer. He wishes to transfer the forum to me. The former owner does not wish to reveal his name to me and I don't ...
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Is a place holder phone or fax number allowed in WHOIS records?

Can I use a place holder phone or fax number for WHOIS contact information? I assume the fax number is optional, I just used 555-555-5555. I tend to just add an accurate phone number, street address, ...
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Do my domain name ideas risk getting stolen by checking their availability?

Let's say there's a domain name that is currently unregistered, that I want to purchase with the intention of re-selling for a profit, and I want to determine which variations of the name are also ...
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I have a trademark for a domain but another party registered a similar one using private registration

I have a business and someone created a new domain name and just added an "s" to the end of that domain name, for which I have a trademark. Now those search results are ranking above mine on Google ...
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Domain registration not showing the correct expiry in whois and it is shown for sale when we visit it. Is there a conflict?

Our group registered one domain (say for example mysite.example) as it was shown available on various domain registrars. Registration went successfully on online payment. Even after few weeks it is ...
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Is it possible to keep the old registration date for my domain that is shown in whois when moving my website to a new domain?

I would like to transform my website from www.namesite.example to www.namesite2.example. Is it possible to get the whois data to show the original data of the first domain registration? Or it is ...
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How do I renew my domain when the registrar no longer exists?

I have had a domain since the mid '90s, first registered with a UK company which we will call P2. P2 were then bought by another company appropriately nearly called P1. They upgraded the control ...
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Point more than 1 domain to my shared server DNS?

I have purchased a shared server. I've associated it with my domain example.com. I want to start a new blog/website with the domain example.com. Can I use the same shared server to host both websites? ...
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What does “Status: serverRenewProhibited” mean in domain WHOIS data?

In reviewing a client's domain WHOIS record recently, I came across this status entry: Status: serverRenewProhibited What's the meaning of this status?
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When exactly will a .net domain waiting for deletion become available and how to be the first to register?

I have laid my eye on a .net domain that is going to be deleted soon and will therefore become available for registration. Registry Expiry Date: 2018-04-03T18:13:53Z From what I understand, an ...
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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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How to show Registrant Name in WHOIS lookup?

I have purchased a domain name (anishghosh.me) from bigrock.com but when I'm doing a WHOIS lookup on the domain the registrant name is not showing in that information. How can I show my name as the ...
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Pre-registration auction for domain names for new TLD

I want to register a domain for a new top domain. The sunshine period has just expired so I expected domains to be available freely. However, I was surprised to find that there's now an 8 day "...
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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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Obtaining an SMD file to use for “sunrise” domain registration

Following up on a related question: When you register for an Internet domain within the "sunrise" period that trademark owners can use (this period is often 30 days), you need an SMD file to prove ...
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Register .app domain for trademark holders

According to https://www.registry.google/, Google is planning to be the registry for a new .app domain. Registration will commence with a "sunrise" period on March 29 for those holding trademarks. ...
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Who owns the domain name when you get a free domain name with your first year of hosting?

I recently decided to create my own personal website. I'm a software engineer so I'm used to programming even though I have no particular web development knowledge. The first step was to request a ...
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Is there a way to hide my domain Whois information for free?

I am so sick of being spammed by calls and emails every time I register a new domain name. I know I can pay for Whois protection with my domain name registrar, or choose a registrar who provides this ...
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If someone owns example.com.au, can they sell example.com separately?

I'm looking to purchase example.com and it's owned by someone in Australia. They have no site at example.com, but rather at example.com.au. Can I purchase example.com from them or do I have to ...
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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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Buying second domain from different provider

I have a domain a.com registered with one hosting company together with a hosting package. This is where I normally have all my websites. I now want to buy another domain, b.com from whois.com (...
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Can you officially or globally mark a domain as For Sale?

Domains are ultimately allocated through IANA. For domains that have been purchased, you can do a WHOIS lookup to get some information on the owner. If you want to sell a domain, is there any global,...
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How do I register a domain for a (UK) organisation with no postal address?

I need to register a domain name for an organisation (which falls under the 'Other UK Entity' category). As I understand it at the moment, the organisation has no office or venue - we conduct our ...
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How spammers find my email address even I registered domain with privacy protection

I recently ( just before around 3-4 days) bought a domain name from namecheap with privacy protection. Assume that domain is example.com There was an email on spam folder today. From : domains@...
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Whoisguard for Icelandic TLD?

I have an .is domain name registered with ISNIC. Every bit of my information (name, email, address) shows up when doing a whois and I'd like to avoid that. I can't find anything relating to ...
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Is there any regulation on the yearly renewal price of a domain under a premium TLD?

I am looking at a .xyz domain that is apparently considered 'premium'. Registrars quote around the $350 USD mark for the first years registration of one of their domains. However, they don't appear ...
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Should the company name or the service type be better in local franchise domain name for SEO?

I am building a website for a business that is a franchise of a bigger business. A lot of franchises use CompanyNameCityLocation.TLD to register their domains and often are number 1 in a relatively, ...
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Company's domain that was registered by third party is getting dropped, how can the company be sure to recover it?

Someone I have met has a website which has gone down. They have a facebook presence and Google still returns business information (telephone numbers and the like) so all is not lost. I mentioned that ...
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Will it hurt my site if there are crawl errors on a new domain that had been previously registered?

Here my question is straight forward. I registered a domain about 2 months ago and started my brand new blog. Later on, I found that the domain I registered was an expired one which was originally ...
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Can I transfer a high-cost premium level domain to take advantage of new lower prices for that TLD?

I purchased a premium tld last year from a registrar, let's say I got mysite.awesome. At that time, .awesome tld was going for $200/year. Time to renew has come, and .awesome sites have dropped to $...
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Registering a domain privately fails to make it private immediately, has my info leaked to third party whois?

I registered a domain and I choose the private registration AKA: hide the personal data from WHOIS. (It was a non-english registar.) After registering I checked if it is actually private with a few ...
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Is shorter domain really better even it's hard to pronounce and recongnize but easy to spell?

For example, I call Andrew, so I might want andrew.best for my site ), but and there is also another shorter domain called a.best, a.best is easy to spell, but it doesn't really stand out and good for ...