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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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Godaddy expired domain transfer

My domain recently expired on 12/05/2021 and I wanted to transfer it to a new registrar. So I initiated the transfer. Unlocked the domain and got the transfer auth key and initiated the transfer at ...
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Transferring New Domains

I have no experience in hosting my own website, and I think I have screwed myself. I just registered myself a new domain (doesn't matter what it is) with HostGator, and set up an account, taking ...
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How does the management on ccTLDs work, who gives the authority to enforce rules over the domain extensions?

I'm from Azerbaijan, and our country code top-level domain - .az has certain rules such as min-length of the domain name having to be at least 3 characters long. I wonder who creates such rules, as ...
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What actions can I take against a registrar who falsely disabled my domain for abuse?

I've seen another post about this. Our domain was suspended by registry due to "potential abuse" Last week two domains I manage were disabled due to a "breach in the registration ...
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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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Is an email from register.it with a link asking to verify my email address after registering a domain name a scam?

Shortly after I registered a domain with an Italian company that I know for sure is legit (www.register.it) I got an email (pasted below) allegedly from them which sounds to me a lot like a scam ...
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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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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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Why is the ".sbs" TLD listed as "Termination in Process" with ICANN?

Today I was reading about the .sbs domain on https://icannwiki.org/.sbs. It has been available for everyone since 15 June 2021 for general purposes. At the top of the ICANNWiki page, there is a table ...
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Can ICANN really cancel your domains if you dont provide them with your personal data? [duplicate]

Hi, my registrar is requiring me to update my contact information and they say that if its not accurate (in other words if I am LYING) ICANN can cancel my domain. I really dont mind giving away my ...
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What are the technological factors involved in backordering a domain?

I understand there are multiple lifecycle statuses that a domain goes through before it's effectively "dropped", and these may vary per tld. (https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/gtld-...
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When will new gTLD applications be available?

The ICANN "New gTLD Program" was initiated in 2012: https://icannwiki.org/New_gTLD_Program Applicants applied for a variety of new TLDs, many of which are now available for public ...
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When does a .com domain become available after it expires? (With status clientTransferProhibited) [duplicate]

the domain I want is taken and according to ICANN it expires on 2021-01-05. The only status it has is "clientTransferProhibited". I am not sure how to interpret this domain status... Does ...
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Transferring a domain name that's about to expire

I have a bunch of domain names that I wish to transfer to a different registrar. They are about to expire in about 38 days from today. Is there any guideline in place from ICANN about the number of ...
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Changing name when a domain holder is a citizen of one country; possible problems

I am a citizen of Israel and I desire to generally cut all ties with it besides generally with family, friends and job. Currently I live in another state as a temporary resident. I consider changing ...
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Predicting future domain registration fees

With gTLDs, there are many top-level domains to choose from. I can buy a domain on .us for $7.88/year or a .ai domain for $68.88/year. However, as far as I can tell, the TLD operator can charge ...
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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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Is it true to say that an hosting provider's DNS server is what links the entire hosting environment to ICANN?

As of my understanding, after we register a domain as our property in ICANN via a local domain-register (authorized by a local internet society branch like ISOC UK for Great Britain), we need to point ...
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ICANN Registrar Accreditation for Web Hosting Company

I have been looking into starting my own web hosting company for several months now and thought I had most the details ironed out when I came across something about ICANN Registrar Accreditation. Is ...
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Does the given fields of WHOIS information change per registrar? What are the differences?

Do certain registrars have the power to say, exclude an email address, but keep name, location, etc in the WHOIS? If so, I would like to see how differently the top registrars do WHOIS (what ...
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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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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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differences between ICANN-Accredited Registrars and the others

I'm planning to buy my first domain and i was just wondering what's the difference between ICANN-Accredited Registrars and not ICANN-Accredited Registrars. Will my website be more visible on a ICANN-...
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Who own the country level domain names? Is there not any ICANN rules?

I read the terms and condition of Domain Registration Policy (country level domain register in my county) The following sentence were there: Domains may not be sold, and any such domains may be de-...
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whois — Can I use a general delivery (poste restante) address?

As far as I know, ICANN wants every domain owner to put their contact information into the WHOIS database. I'm fine with revealing my real name, but having to submit the address where I live seems ...
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Transfer domain from missing web host

I registered a domain through WebhostFive in March. The company has since ceased to exist. I would like to transfer my domain to another registrar but not sure how this would work as I cannot log into ...
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What prevents an organization from creating and owning any unused, specific domain, i.e. .edu

We recently received an email at work from an .edu site that seemed to be phishing. However, I didn't want to ignore a possible legitimate email from a customer without due diligence. I started ...
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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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Several domains: centralize them in a single registrar or using multiple registrars?

I have several web projects that I'm starting to develop. They are 4 different domains, registered in 3 different places. The 60 days period that the ICANN sets as mandatory "waiting time" (before ...
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Alternative when the current whois email cant be accessed and needs to verify the contact info for ICANN validation

I have a domain reseller account under PDR (publicdomainregistry). One of my client's domain has come under "Pending Verification". The message which I see in my control panel is as below. An email ...
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Is it still possible to apply for new TLD? (top level domain)

I did some Googling. https://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/timelines https://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/global-support/faqs/faqs-en The application window is expected to open on 12 ...
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Website down after doing a domain transfer

We have a domain which was hosted with a provider. We asked for a domain transfer, using the AUTH CODE, from our new provider. Now the situation is that the site is down, because the DNS do not point ...
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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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What happens if a gTLD fails to pay ICANN in time? [duplicate]

Do I threaten to loose a domain if a new gTLD stops paying ICANN? I'm no expert but similar to how we have paid yearly renewal, the people providing gTLDs must also pay renewal fees.
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Can Domain Registrars restrict changes to nameservers?

A client of mine registered a .com.tw domain from a registrar in his country and he said that due to the restrictions of the telecommunication company there, they are not allowed to change nameservers....
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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 ...