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How can I find the owner of a specific domain?

I found a domain which I would like to purchase. The website on the domain was last modified on 1998 and contains a single mail address. Obviously I tried to contact the owner by mail without success. ...
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When does an expired domain become available for others to register?

I'm trying to purchase a domain name that was registered and apparently already expired. This is its status: Status: clientHold http://www.icann.org/epp#clientHold Status: clientTransferProhibited ...
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domain name affect seo? [duplicate]

Does domain name affect seo ,, what if I have only 1 keyword in domain name ,, or no keyword in domain name ,,, a want to start a tech blog , is having "bit' in domain name good/OK? Its not gonna be ...
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How to completely buy out a domain name?

I know that we can get a domain name on rent through many websites but can you tell me how can I completely buy a domain so that I don't have to pay the rent each year. I own a domain and I bought ...
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www A record will not update to non-www A record?

I recently moved a website from an existing server (not GoDaddy) to a new GoDaddy server, and also transferred the domain name between GoDaddy accounts. However, only the non-www domain seems to ...
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Operating a business under gTLD premium domain = possible registry ransom at renewal?

Let's say I'm considering launching a website under a premium gTLD. Donuts is the register of this particular domain suffix. I'm given to understand from this article and this blog post that Donuts ...
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A domain I'm want to register is listed “malicious” — should I be worried?

I've found an interesting domain name that I'm considering about getting, did a Google search, and one of the results on the first page appears to suggest that the former site at the domain name might ...
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I want to buy ***.uk domain in GoDaddy with my Indian address is that possible?

I want to buy ***.uk domain in GoDaddy with my Indian address because I'm not living in UK, When I try to register a domain an error message shows that, Error: To register a .UK domain name, your ...
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Register .es domain name

I wish to register an .es domain name, but I live in the UK. Registration seems to require an ID number, but it isn't clear if this is only for Spanish residents. Am I OK to supply my passport/...
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Best domain for a personal/blogging website?

I'm looking to buy a domain name where I can setup my businesscard/blog/professional matters to be announced. Unfortunately firstname+lastname.com is already taken and it's not for sale. I do have ...
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Are there any .IR registration restrictions for the US?

Are there any restrictions on buying a .ir (IRAN) domain from the US? Would I be violating any laws?
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Employee registered domain in his name and left.. now what?

My new client has the following problem: They had an employee (I.T. Dept) and who registered the company domain under his name john.doe@somecompany.co.za. Now John has since left the company and the ...
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How to make domain point to different server without downtime? [duplicate]

I have a domain name on example.com, which points to their shared hosted server right now. I want this to point to my Linode server. How do I make the domain point to my Linode server without having ...
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Do all domain name registrar Terms of Service indemnify the registrar for even screwing up registration

I've been reading the Terms of Service for different domain name registrars, and so far I see this worrisome indemnification theme in all of them: They all seem to leave open the right for the ...
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I bought a domain from Arvixe without hosting, how can I set up email?

I bought a domain from Arvixe, without any hosting plan. In the domain settings, I didn't find anywhere to set up email accounts. Do I have to buy their hosting plan to have email accounts?
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Can't register a domain due to trademark

I attempted to register crack.house. I was told that I could not (by namecheap), because "the domain name contains a trademark". How often does this happen, and is there anything I can do about it?
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clientHold, autoRenewPeriod - Will this domain be available to register?

I'd like to buy a domain but it seems to be already taken. However, a WHOIS-lookup shows that it is not in a "normal state", and though I googled for the meanings of clientHold and autoRenewPeriod, I'...
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Multiple domains or one new domain or sub domains. Pros and cons

We run a website to provide cashback for forex traders from all over the world. Now, we'd like to add new services to our portfolio, such as cashback for poker, binary options and lots of online ...
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Will my domain automatically renew?

I received this email from enom. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: eNom Support Date: Tue, May 5, 2015 at 2:09 PM Subject: XXXXXX.com will expire on May 15, 2015 To: niklasXXXXXXX@...
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Is there a list of public release dates for certain top level domains?

I want to register a .man domain but I have no idea when its going to be available. and is it possible to pre-register this domain name? when i search for it on namecheap or godaddy no .man domains ...
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Purchasing an expiring .co.uk domain

There is a .co.uk TLD that is currently expiring (it’s currently 45 days through its 90/92 day expiration period). I would like to purchase this domain when it comes on the open market. I’ve looked ...
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Subdomains are the nameservers of the domain itself

As I have had some research, it is a bit hard for domain distributors to set the nameservers to subdomains of the same domain, for example: Domain: example.com Nameserver 1: ns1.example.com ...
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Are the new gTLDs considered less stable?

I'm looking at creating some links using a .link gTLD but I'm unsure about whether I can trust new gTLDs for pages that I need to last 2-4 years minimum. As of the start of 2015, how stable are the ...
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When & Where to buy .APP domain?

It seems like Google have paid $25 million for the .app domain. So, when & where can I start buying .APP domain name?
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Why does the ICANN Registrar list show variants of the same company multiple times?

While browsing the ICANN list of accredited registrars: https://www.icann.org/registrar-reports/accredited-list.html I've noticed that a couple of companies are registered multiple times and multiple ...
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Buying a domain name directly from the registry

I bought a .io domain through Namecheap. I foolishly let my registration expire however, and now Namecheap wants an extortionate fee to reinstate it. I am not in a super urgent hurry to get my site ...
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My domain registrar has gone bankrupt but the domain is locked, what can I do?

My domain is registered through a company that has gone bankrupt. The domain status (according to the whois database) is: Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#...
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I just registered a domain with a specific CPC, would irrelevant content decrease that CPC?

The domain I just registered the last week shows CPC of $5.34. I want to make use of the domain. If the domain is related to business and the content I created is related to some dating tips, ie, ...
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How can I recover a domain in clientTransferProhibited state?

A member of a society had registered a .org domain for the society, which the provider somehow now refuses to give out (some mixup about invoices involved). The current domain status is: Creation ...
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How Can I Use An Email Address From A Domain To Register The Same Domain

I want to register a domain called webmasters.com. Can I enter admin@webmasters.com as the contact email when filing for the domain name? The forseeable problem is that the email address has not yet ...
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If I purchase a “.in” domain name but do not live in India, could I risk losing it in the future?

Let's assume that I am not a citizen of India but I want to buy a .in domain name: Is there a guarantee that I'll never lose the right to own my domain name provided I pay the domain registration ...
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Point a domain registered via GoDaddy to a hosting package from Strato

I have a hosting package that is hosted at Strato and a .eu domain that was registered via Strato as well. However, I want to use one of the new Top-Level-Domains for the website on my Strato-webspace....
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Most suitable alternative domain suffix for a non-profit if .org is not available [closed]

If .us is best suitable suffix for a US located non-profit organization instead of .org, in a situation that .org and .com are not available? Or .net? or .agency? or a domain name by adding "the" to ...
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Can different laws and regulations for a ccTLD in an unfamilar country be problematic?

I'd like to register a .gy domain though this is probably applicable to others like .me, .cc, .tv, etc. These are ccTLDs for countries which I am not familiar with. Should I be concerned with this ...
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How do domain names get into WHOIS database and which databases get updated for each domain?

The WHOIS query and response protocol is widely used for databases holding various Internet resources like IPv4 assignments, IPv6 assignments, AS numbers and RIR (for example ARIN in USA or RIPE in ...
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What are the roles of IANA and ICANN in relation to domain names?

I am aware that IANA is a department of ICANN, but how are their roles divided? IANA should allocate IPv4 and IPv6 addresses to RIR's, allocate AS number ranges to RIR's and administrates the root ...
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When does a .io domain drop and become available once it has expired

There is a .io domain name that has expired and I would like to purchase it. I understand with top level generic domains such as .com .net and .org they have several phases before they actually drop. ...
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When will the TLD .app be publicly available for registration?

My website would be well suited for the .app top level domain. I'd like to register the name as soon it's possible. Is there any information on when it's possible for "normal" people to register and ...
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2nd domain name pointing to 1st only works on some machines

I have 2 domain names. example.com is associated with the site and server and works fine. I want to point example.net to the same site and server. To do this I have example.net as a Domain Alias in ...
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What is the purpose of .black domains? [closed]

I know that each top-level domain has its own story behind (country, organisation, company, etc). But what is the story of .black domain? What kind of people would register .black? What people would ...
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Using IT in domain name good practice?

i need to register domain for computer repair shop, say i found hypothetically example.com but its taken, so i tried exampleIT.com and its available, however its sounds kind of trivial with IT at the ...
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Can anyone buy my registered domain?

Is it possible for anyone to buy a domain that I have already registered? I registered a domain through Moniker and it has not expired yet. But it is displaying available through who.is I can not ...
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Domain owner email address on primary email domain

I own a number of domains. One of these domains I use for my primary email address. Is it stupid to use that primary email address as the email address for the owner of that domain? eg, using me@...
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Can we register a .uk domain when we own the .co.uk but our registrar doesn't do .uk registrations?

I currently have .co.uk with name.com who do not provide a .uk domain. Is there anyway I can register a .uk domain with a different provider for this domain?
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Can a .co.uk domain be converted to private anonymous registration?

I have a domain which I have registered in my own name and address. Is there anyway that I can make this private? I am currently using GoDaddy. I have seen 123-reg offer a private registration when ...
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What sort of phone numbers are allowed as the WHOIS contact?

Are there any restrictions on the type of phone number I can give as my WHOIS contact? Notwithstanding that it is a phone number which can be used to contact the domain holder. For example, what if I ...
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What happens when my domain provider cancels order after domain transfer?

A year has gone missing from my domains. What can I do to get it back? Here is the complete history (I have assumed abc.com and xyz.in as the domain names as I do not want to disclose my own domain ...
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Restrictions on transfer of .US domain to non-US citizen?

Four years ago an American friend of mine purchased a .us domain for me as a wedding present. A year later, when the domain renewal came up, she simply transferred the domain to me, and it has been ...
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Are .ninja domains available?

I am looking at http://domains.ninja/fr/timeline/, and I see that the top-level .ninja domain is in its last "stage". But I can seem to find a ninja domain (other than domains.ninja). Is the domain ...
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How do I transfer an expiring domain to a different person?

A while ago, me and a friend created a website together and he handled all the domain registration (with GoDaddy). Now, the domain registration is about to expire (in 2 weeks time) but my friend is ...

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