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Domain name expired but whois ok

I’m trying to help my partners business out and I’ve got an interesting one but also very weird. They’ve got a .com domain name that when we look on their control panel has expired but when I look at ...
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How do you configure the root domain on AWS Amplify with GoDaddy domain?

I have successfully updated the CNAME values to connect my domain to my AWS AMPLIFY static website. There is just one part I need some assistance with. AWS documentation says the following... ...
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Hosting company lost my domain

My hosting company charges an annual fee for domain renewals (standard enough so far). I have paid up every year, including this year. However, for some unknown reason, they let my domain lapse and it ...
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My transferred domain name appears "cancelled" - what can I do?

at 8/2023 I purchased a domain name csariel.xyz at namecheap.com, for a year. After some time, I decided to "cut the middlemen" so I transferred the domain name to its original registrar gen....
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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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Outdated Registry Expiration in WHOIS

I have a valuable .com domain, I renew it two months ago but when I check the WHOIS domain information I got: Registry Expiration: 2023-09-09 04:00:00 UTC I contacted the domain registrar and they ...
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.fr: How can I receive spam because of registering a domain?

I recently registered a .fr domain, and the next day I already received a spam mail by an “independent web designer”, mentioning the fact that I bought that domain. There are several questions that I’...
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How do you transfer a domain with BlueHost?

I have a domain purchased. I have a website without a domain that I can view with the IP address. I need to point the website to the domain. It is hosted with BlueHost but for the life of me I cannot ...
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renewing an expired domain through a different company?

My current provider let my domain expire. I paid for the renewal a month in advance, they let it expire, and when I reached out, they ghosted me for about a week and a half. Only resurfaced when I ...
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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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Why are 'number only' urls so popular/ expensive on Godaddy Auctions? What are they even useful for?

The idea for domain 'names' is to provide a more memorable/ identifiable alternative to IP address. However, I noticed that several domains like ####.com have high estimated values on Godaddy Auctions....
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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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Premium domain cost after deletion

There is a premium domain that is right now in redemptionPeriod and will get deleted from the registrar in two weeks (counted around 80 days from expire date). The domain cost $200 as a premium domain....
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How do I submit an offer to buy an expired domain?

I am looking at an expired .com domain, that expired 19th dec. 2022. When I read this it says: If the previous Registrant fails to renew their domain after 30 days, they forfeit ownership of the ...
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Is the Chinese Registry really this obliging?

Dear Manager, Hope you everything goes well. We have not heard from you. As mentioned in my previous email, anybody can register the China domain names(###.cn, ###.com.cn, ###.net.cn, ###.org.cn) and ...
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ICANN policies with respect of CCTLD domain locks

I had a chat with a representative of a large registrar about migrating a .nz domain and 60 day registrar locks - and I'm pretty sure i've been incorrectly advised, but I can't work out where the ...
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How to correct company website classification at the database level from companies like Sophos

A Corporate client using web blocker such as Sophos cannot access our company website. Blocker comes back and indicates our site is "Sex Education" however it is mental health education. I ...
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Domains which random people cannot register? [closed]

Are there any TLDs under which some random person cannot just go and register a domain by visiting the website of a domain registrar and clicking add to cart? Something which there is a process and ...
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Best alternative to character "&" in domain name

The business name: X&X Business. However, the domain name x&xbusiness.example is just not possible. Is there a formal alternative or is there a convention so it can be used instead of the ...
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Migration of email account to addon domain on new Web Host

I took over the work from another web developer and try to figure out, how he migrated an email account from old Webhost + Domain (domainA, hostA) to a new Webhost + Domain (domainB, hostB). This is ...
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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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How does The Pirate Bay get to keep its .org domain name? [closed]

.Org TLD is maintained by a US based registry and US Feds are known to seize domains for torrent websites (Eg: Kickass Torrents old domains). But TPB is one of the most well known and oldest torrent ...
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What is the rationale for ICANN delegating multiple gTLDs with minor differences and similar meaning? [duplicate]

On ICANN website there is this FAQ and Answer. 2.10 If I want to apply for two similar or related TLDs, for example, ".thing" and ".thething" would that be two applications or one? ...
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Does opting out of the 60-day domain transfer lock allow domains to be sold at any time including the day of purchase for .com domains?

The iCANN rules on this question do not clarify this rule. Sections of the rule reveal information that led me to believe that it is possible to get around this rule with opting out of the 60-day lock ...
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How to play musical chairs with registrars for a .tech domain?

Every registrar I've looked at seems to charge a bit much for a dormant .tech domain I have registered. There's no web hosting. I happen to use the e-mail service which comes with the domain ...
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How are GoDaddy DNS settings manually configured?

What are the mechanical or technical steps to use GoDaddy strictly for domain registration for a dormant domain? At present, not looking for hosting. E-mail service is preferred, I'm currently using ...
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Is it possible to use godaddy only for domain registration or transfer?

In migrating a domain to godaddy from ionos, is it required to also create a web page? I'm only interested in maintaining the registration and wouldn't even want an "under construction" ...
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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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Can I register domain names with a unique extension in Ethereum Name System once and never pay for renewal?

Several months ago in an interview with Vitalik Buterin I heard that you can register a domain name in Ethereum Name System (ENS) once and hold it as long as you want without being dependent on a ...
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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 [email protected] 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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