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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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what happens if I provide fake info when buying a domain name? [duplicate]

is there any advantage in providing a real address when we purchase a domain name? I did purchase once a domain name with fake info and it's still working. but I thought there is some validation ...
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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 ...
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ALL Djibouti (.dj) domains suddenly no longer being resolved on most devices/DNS (DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN) [closed]

.dj domains appear to suddenly not resolve almost anywhere (lots of complaints incoming from users on .dj websites' social media) i.e. http://www.dj http://plug.dj https://click.dj Going to any .dj ...
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SEO and buying expiring or dropped domain

Does it make any difference for SEO benefits to buy dropped and already available domains other than backorder domains that are expiring soon? I heard somewhere that whois gets deleted after being ...
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Can I launch my website without purchasing the domain name?

I read a few articles on why do we need to pay for domain name and what I understand from them is that you pay for the service which points the visitors to a particular server, otherwise your domain ...
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Domain name already registered but there is no whois record

I searched for a domain name it found already registered but when I searched it in who.is no result found Whois Error: No Match for "xxxxxxxxxxx.COM" Information Updated: 2017-05-09 04:01:35 Is it ...
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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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What happens to the .ru domains I purchased when the registrar blocks my account?

I bought 2 domains from Reg.ru and they blocked my account for using wrong passport number. I'm not able to login my account to fix my passport number. Can I register those domain again from an ...
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Can a Registrant Name be anonymized for Domains without Domain Privacy? [duplicate]

Looking at the verification WHOIS ACCURACY PROGRAM SPECIFICATION found here: https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/approved-with-specs-2013-09-17-en#whois-accuracy As of 2013, verification options ...
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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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Domain taken hostage

I am making a website for a local firm in my hometown & we would like to use the a .be webadress. However, the owner of the store has already contacted a webdevelopment firm in 2005. In the end, ...
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What are the consequences of registering another TLD when the .com is already registered (and parked)?

I'm naming a new web app. I came up with a name that I really like. Based on Google searches, it's not being used by any existing company or product, however, the .com domain name is registered by a ...
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Can I register a new domain name in owner's name, with the invoice in my business name?

Is it possible - and how? - to register a new domain name in the owner's name, with the invoice in my business name? I would want to continue this arrangement on each extension of domain registration. ...
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Domain name question [duplicate]

So I set up my business email via g suite which created the domain name via godaddy. I have heard bad reviews on godaddy and was looking at a different host for my website. Do I have to host on ...
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How to register a .UK domain name in USA

I am hoping to register a .UK domain name. However, I am based in the USA. What's the best procedure to get a UK address for registering the .UK extension? Are there commonly-used services that ...
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Does a website require a domain name (.com, .org etc) or can an I.P. address be registered on its own?

I'd like for my website to not have a domain name, and only use the IP address. However, when I go to register a website, the service provider demands a domain name. How would I go about registering ...