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Break through the chicken and egg problem of domain registration process

While registering a domain with a registrar, one uses the ID of a legal person for whom a domain is to be registered. In addition to that registrar requires some means of communication. Those are e-...
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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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Impact of country code domains on SEO when used for clever naming [duplicate]

Unfortunately, most of the .com domains are taken so often we're forced to get clever using different country codes. For instance, suppose I registered the following domains (which are probably ...
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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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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 ...