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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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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 ...
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I run an adult website from a Muslim country where they are illegal, how do I avoid using my real name with domain name registration?

I live in Muslim country where adults sites are banned. I do have such website hosted in US but registrar is asking for real info now. I do have Private Registration (Whois Guard at Namecheap) ...
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Clarification on GoDaddy policy for acquiring expiring domain name - power of initial registrant

I've read conflicting reports on what happens when trying to acquire an expiring domain name through Godaddy. My primary concern is that they will not honor either an auction bid or a closeout ...
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Why a domain name which was available now appears as created 15 years ago?

I chose a name for my website and I wanted to purchase it. Few days ago I searched it on the Whois search engine and it was listed as available. Now I do it again and I read it has been created on ...
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What information do I need to connect a domain?

I need to connect my domain to my site. What information do I need to have from my domain host to connect it to my site that is hosted. I am using a webhost that uses cpanel if this helps, in this ...
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Is it possible to buy a domain and have it redirect to another URL?

I am trying to set up a wedding website on a website called ewedding. I can design it using the templates I'm given there. If someone wants to visit the website, they have to visit https://app....
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How it is possible for sites to have a '.blog' extension when it's not available yet?

According to official site for .blog, their domain extension will be available after November 21: Millions of short, easy to remember domains will be available when the .blog domain goes live ...
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Can't register a domain name that is “confiscated”

I want to buy a .com domain name that is supposed to be expired for 64 days now (according to whois.net). DNS says the domain does not exist. Wayback Machine shows it was a parking 3 years ago but ...
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Are you allowed to register a .com.au domain that contains a famous brand's trademark?

Can I register this domain www.googlecloud.com.au? Is there any law preventing this?
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Is it possible to register a domain with a '.sea' extension?

I want to register a domain with the .sea extension, is that possible now that a lot of new extensions are being released?
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Is it possible to register an .au domain without the .com?

I am looking to register an Australian domain (.au), but I do want it to be foo.au, not foo.com.au. Is it possible for a private business to do this?
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Can only the registrars name server hos the SOA record for a new domain?

Say I have registered domain my-domain.example Am I right that only the registrar NS server where I've registered the domain have SOA record describing my-domain.example domain and therefore is the ...
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Is a single page website satisfies ICANN's UDRP 4 - Legitimate Interests in a domain?

ICANN's UDRP 4 states that You are required to submit to a mandatory administrative proceeding in the event that a third party (a "complainant") asserts to the applicable Provider, in ...
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Rules for WHOIS registrant contact details of a .co.nz domain name?

I understand there are rules on accuracy of contact details for a .co.nz domain name, such as requirements on the address being current, the name being of a real person (rather than just "Registrant") ...
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Is placing a backorder with GoDaddy and DomainMonster enough to avoid a public domain auction?

A domain name I want to buy currently has a status of pending delete with GoDaddy. I've placed backorders with GoDaddy and DomainMonster, but is this enough? I have googled and read a lot, but am ...
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How to make sure no one buys a specific domain?

I'm currently working on a website and I already know what the domain should be. I searched Godaddy and the name is available but I think not for long because it's a catchy name. However, I hesitated ...
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Can you renew a domain through a different company?

I have a .com domain that is expiring soon (in about a week). Can I renew my domain through a different company or is it stuck with my current registrar?
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Which nameservers to use?

When I register a domain name within that companies control panel it gives me the option to use their nameservers. Also, my hosting company has different addresses for their name servers. Both I ...
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Factors to consider in registering an international domain [duplicate]

I would like to register a ".ee" domain. I live in the US. I have checked the rules for domain registration and looks like I am able to register without issue. I would like this site to be my home on ...
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What shows the person's authority on a domain name?

Like if you own a property your property papers shows its your property no one can claim that its his property not yours property cuz you are the one got papers , whats shows your authority on a ...
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Transferring domains to save money

I have about 35 domains and I was wondering, does it hurt in anyway to keep transferring between name cheap and godaddy year after year to save some cash? I haven't actually done it but is it frowned ...
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Domain on clientHold from 4 days ago, expires in a year, will it be available before?

So this domain I want is on clientHold status. It's set to expire in about a year from now. Will it end that clientHold state before expiring or will it stay like that for a full year? Thank you!
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Where do domain name hosts get their own domains?

How does a registrar such as GoDaddy or Namecheap acquire their own domains (e.g. https://www.godaddy.com/)? Do they just use their own infrastructure, or do they have to pull some strings related to ...
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When I buy a domain name, what am I actually getting? [closed]

I can buy a domain name from GoDaddy or similar, and then I get to associate it with some IP address I have control over (e.g. a web server). But when I buy a domain name, what happens on the ...
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Do Domain transfer to another registrar all details of related to domain record

We need to transfer domain from another registrar to network solution, when domain transfer is initiated and completed will domain transfer to done with all the details like www,MX, A SPF record or we ...
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.com domain registered offshore

I want to register a .com domain, without risking it being seized by America. Articles such as these worry me: http://www.wired.com/2012/03/feds-seize-foreign-sites/ http://www.pcworld.com/...
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How to purchase a registered domain (from someone else)

I'm working on a small start-up company and need a good domain name for it, but as expected all domain names and reasonable variables have been taken years ago. Most of the addresses are empty, or ...
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Do I pay twice when transferring domain name to a different registrar?

I'm looking to register a domain for the first time, and I'm trying to weigh the costs. I'm just wondering if you transfer to a different registrar after some time, do you pay both the old and the new ...
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Domain Registrar Out of Business - Renewing Domain

About a year ago, I registered a domain name with KalyHost, who has gone out of business. It seems to have left me in limbo with how I am now to go about renewing my domain name, which expires in 3 ...
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How long before I can re-register my domain at another registrar after my registrar cancelled my account and deleted my domain?

I got the problem with my domain with 1&1. They canceled my account without any notice. Then I checked status of my domain on whois. WHOIS Server: whois.1und1.de Referral URL: http://1und1.de ...
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Is there an advantage to purchasing a domain from a broker that's in “Pending Delete” status?

I had a domain which I let it go. It's current status is "Pending Delete". Ever since it entered into Redemption Period I've been getting emails from a domain broker for buying this domain, since I ...
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Transfer domain if old registrar doesn't provide Auth code

A few years ago, I registered a domain with a small local domain registrar. I've since become quite dissatisfied with their service and want to switch. The domain expired a week ago (despite their ...