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My domain registrar has gone bankrupt but the domain is locked, what can I do?

What can one do in such a situation to recover control over the domain? Domain registration statuses akin to "Client Transfer Prohibited" displayed in a WHOIS record simply mean the domain is ...
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Employee registered domain in his name and left.. now what?

I just want to add a note of caution. You say only that the ex-employee is refusing to hand over the login details for his account with a domain registrar. That's completely reasonable. It doesn't ...
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Employee registered domain in his name and left.. now what?

If john.doe@somecompany.co.za is on your company domain, then you should be able to access those emails and have a password reset by the registrar. You can then log in and transfer back to a generic ...
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Can I define the letter case of a Domain Name?

No, it will not affect the final letter case format of your domain whatever letter case you choose while registering it. The Domain Name System (DNS) names is case insensitive and you can not ...
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Employee registered domain in his name and left.. now what?

This seems to be quite a common occurance with small businesses and cowboy web developers. If he bought the domain while employed for the company it is almost certainly their property even if he used ...
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How do you calculate exacty when a domain in pending delete status will become available?

This Image will help you on domain process of preregistration and renewal See more : https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/gtld-lifecycle-2012-02-25-en
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How do you calculate exacty when a domain in pending delete status will become available?

The Process: The exact drop time varies by registry - from 30 to 60 days. It can take up to 75 days for the domain to actually drop. Contact the registrar to find out what their hold time is. The ...
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How does Google find a domain with no links to it?

There are at least 3 ways: Links to your site. Using Google Webmaster Tools (now called Search Console) Registrar dumps, triggers, and other options. Google will find many new sites quickly from ...
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Can I make my site available world wide without renting a hosting server?

You can host a website on a home system, if you like. There is a caveat, though. Some Internet Service Providers (ISPs) don't allow their customers to host their own servers, while others will allow ...
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First domain name: ensuring the name availability in the future

It is possible for a company with a trademark dispute to take you to court over this, however I would not worry too much about it. They have to make a substantial claim that you have somehow violated ...
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How Can I Use An Email Address From A Domain To Register The Same Domain

I suggest that you use your existing email while registering a domain name. When you complete the domain registration process, most domain providers send domain info, account activation links, invoice ...
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Can I define the letter case of a Domain Name?

Whilst DNS itself is case-insensitive, at least one search engine allows you to declare preferred case in search results: Yandex. The Case of the site name tool lets you set preferred capitalisation ...
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How do you calculate exacty when a domain in pending delete status will become available?

Register Compass has details about the pending delete status. Their information concurs with what you have read. The deletion period lasts only 5 days. On the last day of this period, typically ...
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.com domain registered offshore

According to Judge William A. Fletcher's opinion on Office Depot v. Zuccarini, the jurisdiction over a domain name is dependant on the jurisdiction of the domain name registry. The registry for .com ...
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Why do we have to pay for web hosting rather than do it ourselves?

Most people choose to pay for hosting for multiple reasons. Site availability: A personal computer isn't really built for serving a website to however many visitors you would get. Most people turn ...
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Are there any .IR registration restrictions for the US?

According to Wikipedia: Generally open for Iranians and non-Iranians; 3rd-level registrations under subdomains have varied restrictions and are restricted to Iranian-related entities There are no ...
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Is there any regulation on the yearly renewal price of a domain under a premium TLD?

[A]m I just relying on industry/market self-regulation or otherwise? Essentially, yes. Entities called Domain Registries (who are the people who oversee the day-to-day operations of Top Level Domains ...
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Is a place holder phone or fax number allowed in WHOIS records?

Initially you didn't say what TLD domain you are talking about, but they are likely similar. [UPDATE] Chris.leonard's answer gives more depth on that issue. [/UPDATE] ICANN states the following: ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Best alternative to character "&" in domain name

You have a few options for an & in a domain name: Leave it out: xxbusiness.example Spell out the word "and": xandxbusiness.example Spell out the word "and" plus use hyphens: x-...
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Can other domain registrars view non-public whois information?

There are two commonly-used methods of maintaining privacy in domain registrations: Privacy services offered by the registrar. These services are independent of ICANN but regulated by them through ...
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When does a .io domain drop and become available once it has expired

You can read the domain renewal policy here: http://www.nic.io/renewpolicy.html The domain drops out of expiration and becomes available 90 days after it expires. nic.io also tells you when the ...
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When does an expired domain become available for others to register?

Domain has 30 days renewal from the date after it expired. Then redemption period activates for another 30 days. After the redemption period, you'll be able to register domain again. Redemption ...
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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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Can you renew a domain through a different company?

You can indeed renew a .com domain (and many others) through another registrar - it's basically just a normal transfer process. Providing your domain name is not locked, you can transfer it to a new ...
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Is it possible to register a domain with a '.sea' extension?

The authoritative list of all TLDs is http://www.iana.org/domains/root/db. The top-level domain .sea is not listed. It may of course be possible to register it with alternative DNS roots, but that’...
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How spammers find my email address even I registered domain with privacy protection

Even with privacy protection I believe there is a small delay between the Whois Database and ICANN registration where someone's info is publicly available. Spammers harvest that info as new ...
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How to show Registrant Name in WHOIS lookup?

Why do the details not show by default This is because of the GDPR, which brought in a lot of personal data protections, and resulted in a large amount of changes to WHOIS, in order to try to make it ...
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