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Can a domain be obtained and used without a domain registrar?

You can run a website on an IP address like http://192.0.2.4/. Doing so does not require a domain name. However, IP addresses are typically tied to a specific hosting company or internet service ...
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Firebase hosting: www.example.com redirect to example.com says "domain not verified"

I have had the same issue, example.com worked just fine but www.example.com didn't. Turned out that www.example.com needs www in the name value instead of @ for reason unknown, But @ worked for ...
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Domain price after first year

It depends on the registrar. Typically the price will be similar or a little more than the new registration or transfer rate. Most registrars also provide a pricing table for the 3 common actions - ...
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Old registrar had DNSSEC enabled and after transferring, the new registrar doesn't support it. Now the site won't load

Could this be due to DNSSEC? Yes, but impossible to be sure as you do not give the domain name involved, not even the TLD (rules change about transfers and DNSSEC data depending on the TLD). ...
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Can my domain registrar requests high price for renewal if my domain became famous?

The first reason is competition. The registrar cannot force you to stay with them and there are tons of registrars. If they charged you 10 times their public price you'd just go to the next one. ...
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How can a domain be showing as pendingDelete & redemptionPeriod, but not expire for another year?

This is absolutely normal, at least for a gTLD (you didn't even mention the TLD...) The expiration date was 2020-06-18. At this time the registry auto renewed the domain, which means if you look at ...
Patrick Mevzek's user avatar
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Domain Renewal - Unable to contact current registrar

I resolved the issue. It appears that Endurance owns multiple reseller registrars under them - and dint know which one to contact. I tried the my luck with few of their reseller site's support (all ...
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Do search engines ever ignore unconventional domain suffixes?

There are only two cases I am aware of where Google treats domains differently. Google automatically geotargets ccTLDs to their corresponding country, except for ccTLDs that have been genericized ...
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Where do domain name hosts get their own domains?

Short answer: a registrar can register their own domains just like anyone else. Longer answer: Behind the domain name system is a network of registry operators; in the case of gTLDs (global top ...
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Do I pay twice when transferring domain name to a different registrar?

Transferring a domain away from a registrar is free of charge; as long as the domain is unlocked and you provide the correct EPP code to the incoming registrar the transfer can commence. The incoming ...
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Why aren't gTLD domains sold in a unified price?

Why aren't gTLD domains sold in a unified price? Why should they? We live in a world where economy is bound by offers and demands, isn't it? So sellers are free to set their prices, and buyers are ...
Patrick Mevzek's user avatar
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Can I transfer a domain out of Route 53 (AWS) where it was purchased?

Yes, you can completely divorce yourself from AWS. I am unclear where you read that a domain name "always belongs to the original registrar where you bought your domain." - This is largely ...
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I'm trying to migrate my website to a new hosting provider. They insist that I must unlock the domain name and whois privacy, why?

It is very unusual for a web host to insist on becoming your domain registrar. Some hosting companies also offer domain registration and can bundle service for registration, DNS hosting, and web ...
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How to register domain for 15 years?

First, why 15 years? Why not 13 or 17 or 21 or 33? Or 42? Or 100? Or perpetuity? Anyway, it is impossible to answer your question since it depends on the TLD of your domain name. Each registry is ...
Patrick Mevzek's user avatar
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Should renewal price of gTLD will always be identical to the price of purchase?

The pricing of a given domain depends on the registry and the registrars. Most registries have the same price for registration and renewal, but especially with new gTLDs, registries sometimes run ...
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Is there a way to re-acquire an expired domain without paying the huge fees for a "Premium" domain?

We never really own domains. We apply to rent them when they aren't being rented by anyone else and then we continue to rent them on an ongoing yearly basis. Any time we stop renting them, another ...
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Can I transfer a domain out of Route 53 (AWS) where it was purchased?

AWS Route 53 is a domain registrar[1], a company that is hooked into the greater domain name system and has a license to sell domain names to their customers and hold them in the customer's name. To ...
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Can I change to a cheaper domain registrar when renewing a domain?

Find the cheapest renewal price you can1 and then institute a registration transfer2. It differs a bit between extensions e.g. .com is different to .co.uk which is different to .com.au. Note the you ...
Steve's user avatar
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My domain registrar has gone bankrupt but the domain is locked, what can I do?

I’m currently helping out a friend of mine to regain access to her domain name, as the registrar has been unresponsive to emails and voicemails. In this situation, if ICANN also finds that the ...
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Transferring domains to save money

The cash you save will not be worth your time managing the transfers. Nothing else need really come into it. Domains are so cheap nowadays, you may as well have a favourite registrar and keep all ...
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The difference in domain name prices

Simple answer. Registrars can charge what they want. Want more? Ok. Becoming a registrar requires a HUGE investment in network bandwidth, equipment, backups, personnel, fees, company website ...
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How to preserve SEO when transferring registrar?

If I understand your question correctly you are not changing the domain name, just the registrar behind the domain name. If that is the case then there is nothing you need to do special to preserve ...
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Can a domain be obtained and used without a domain registrar?

OK, let's talk through how your web browser turns www.example.com into an IP address, assuming that it doesn't already have anything cached, which it undoubtedly will if you've ever done any DNS ...
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Why is RDAP so poorly supported by domain name registries?

Because RDAP adoption started in fact with IP addresses registries (RIRs), where it is really used in production whereas the cases you cite are not all real production ones. See this recent ...
Patrick Mevzek's user avatar
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Old registrar had DNSSEC enabled and after transferring, the new registrar doesn't support it. Now the site won't load

The same DNSSEC transfer issue has just happened to me. I am far from being a pro network engineer and it took me a while to troubleshoot the problem. Thanks to Patrick's excellent answer, I'm back ...
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Transferring a domain name that's about to expire

No, there are no rules I am aware of as a domain reseller, but it might differ with some of the new TLDs. It might be worth clarifying with ICANN. There are somethings to be mindful of. It ...
Steve's user avatar
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Understanding the cost of a domain under a "premium" TLD such as .rich, .inc, .auto, .car, or .pr

how those domains prices get establish? There is nothing to understand. Registries decide the price of their premium domain names based on what they want and how much they think they should cost that ...
Patrick Mevzek's user avatar
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Domain Renewal - Unable to contact current registrar

I would have thought that enameco is a reseller and that the upstream registrar is really ENDURANCE. But it looks like they are Icann accredited. There is no mention of that registrar being terminated ...
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Is it usually better to establish hosting for a domain based email account with a domain registrar or web host?

When you create a website and email for a domain name you generally have to purchase four services: Domain registration DNS hosting Website hosting Email hosting Each of those four could be with ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Godaddy expired domain transfer

I finally figured it out. You need to turn off the "domain protection" plan. GoDaddy has a domain protection plan to protect privacy etc. Now when the domain expires you can't downgrade/turn ...
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