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is the domain instantly released the day of the expiration date? No there is a grace period, then redemption period, pending delete then the domain name is deleted and becomes available for registration again. The process could take up to 75+ days. The problem is that there is intense 'dropcatching' activity, any domain name that is remotely interesting ...


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An organization called ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) contracts with registries to manage the registration of top level domains (TLDs). In the case of .com, Verisign is the company who manages that TLD. Verisign then works with registrars to resell .com domain names. ICANN places limits on how much Verisign and registrars can ...


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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 the registry whois or RDAP server you will now see an expiration date of 2021-06-18. If you look at the registrar whois or RDAP server you would see that its own ...


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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 such as .tv, .io, or .me. There is a rumor that Google's algorithm may be less forgiving to TLDs that are free-to-register and/or historically associated with spam,...


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TL;DR No one can predict the future (so theoretically the case you present can happen, in practice I wouldn't bet on it), especially because ICANN, in charge of TLDs creation has a lot of rules and procedures, that change over time, with decisions that can later be appealed, reversed, upheld, and redone. So expect the unexpected. Now, in more details (the ...


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There is no possible canonical answer. For 2012 new gTLD round, each applicant was coming with some kind of business plan, for what it wants to do with the TLD. Some are restricted to a brand, some to a geography, some are bound by other restrictions, and some are completely open. If you go to https://gtldresult.icann.org/applicationstatus/viewstatus and ...


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www.give.example.com is exactly like give.example.com in the DNS, but they are separate names, so once you put a record for give.example.com that says nothing for www.give.example.com (except in cases of delegations, which is not the case here). So you need records for both, such as in your zonefile (or equivalent in any provider UI or API): give A 192.0.2....


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It depends on what you want to do with the domain really. For a domain just used as a website, the limit is 255 characters. Source: RFC2821 (April 2001) established this and RFC5321 (October 2008) retained this standard. To quote both of them... 4.5.3.1.2. Domain The maximum total length of a domain name or number is 255 characters. For a domain that ...


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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 is how much they think people are prepared to pay for them (technically, for a registry, any single name is exactly like any other, it means that the cost to ...


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So, you have a case of an "NGINX Has Only One Site Configured" problem. That is, NGINX is serving the same data not just for your domain but for the bare IP address and any other request to your server/site (even with invalid domains - domains/subdomains which are NOT hosted on your site). Thankfully, this is something you can fix. FIRST we need ...


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"So this means that no one has this domain, can i host this domain without buying it from somewhere?" No, at least if you want it to be reachable publicly from anywhere. Simple to see why: imagine if you choose a name for your website, and someone else also uses the same name. How would it work globally if nothing enforces uniqueness? After that, ...


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Google always shows the actual URL for your site and never uses alternate domains. If you want to show your custom domain in the Google Search results, you have to use that domain for your site. Wordpress.com has instructions for doing so here. The basic steps are: Register the domain Add the domain to your wordpress.com account Point or transfer the ...


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This is quite doable. XAMPP should work fine for this. The biggest gotchas will be converting any code that does not use relative addressing to work with a domain and HTTPS. You can likely get closer to your goal by using the hosts file on your computer to create a domain name (but only have it work on computers with a modified hosts file) WordPress is a ...


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You shouldn't worry about it at all. Feel free to delete the record as the only sense of keeping it has been lost since you left Facebook Originally TXT record was intended as a place for human-readable notes, nowadays it mostly turned into kinda stickers-board handling machine-readable data As declared in specification, the data of TXT record should be ...


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Nominet.uk (the registry behind .co.uk) do not have any explicit terms on transfers of .co.uk domains, unless the domain is "expired" or "suspended" (from 30 days after expiry, lasts for 60 days). Domains in these statuses would need to be renewed prior to them being transferred. From the .UK Registry-Registrar Agreement 26 May 2020, section B.1.15: You ...


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This is not possible without the help of a third party tool/spider/bot that has already crawled these redirects and stored this information (eg. a search engine). At www.example.com you have no way of knowing whether the request arrived via a redirection from example.redirect, since the request comes from the client's machine (user-agent) not example....


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Silly me. They do accept periods in the "name" input. You just can't have a period at the end of the string, so if you paste in the name, it'll work.


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No, the hostname isn't related to the domain or site at all. If it was, how could a hosting company have multiple customers with many many domains. Further, think about a CDN where a single site might be served from numerous servers around the world. The hostname is system related and is used for (among other things) rDNS (reverse DNS) and also to ...


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This is a legal matter more then a technical matter. Depending on the depth of your pockets and location use the DMCA and/or legal system to force them to remove your content. A threat claiming damages may be sufficient. There may not be much you can do about stopping them from using your old domain name without expensive lawyers. It is unlikely that ...


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I tried to transfer my domain but the company will not unlock it with out a $60 fee. Unfortunately, this is the problem and needs to be resolved. Why will the company not unlock it without a fee? There shouldn't be a "fee" to unlock the domain, unless maybe the contact details have recently changed (although I'm not sure that the registrar can do ...


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I would think this is possible, but perhaps not in the way you'd expect. example.com (the domain apex) would be the primary domain on Account#1 subdomain1.example.com would be the primary domain on Account#2 and subdomain2.example.com to subdomain10.example.com would be configured as Addon domains. (Or, perhaps use a "special" subdomain as the ...


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Does this status prohibit me from getting the domain once it has expired? No. And can I acquire the domain as soon as it expires according to the expiry date on ICANN? No. (And you have to be careful how you read things depending on where you look, to clearly understand the difference between registry expiration date and registrar expiration date; if you ...


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It is possible since 2017. See here: As of March 13, 2017, previous DNS restrictions have been lifted by the registry, allowing .TEL registrants the freedom to choose how to use and host their .TEL domain names. Standard websites are configured with Telhosting now. They are still available, but optional.


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It's not always possible, for example GoDaddy prevents transfers away from them without disabling the privacy protection first (docs): You can't transfer your domain [...] if your domain has Ownership Protection. There's also a "helpful" message about this when you turn it off: Turning off privacy exposes your contact info to the public. Once it's out ...


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Your question is unclear: it has to be assumed that there are more than zero domain names in existence which have not been purchased yet. Therefore, does that mean that they aren't owned? A domain either exists (is registered) or not. If it exists then it was registered (and paid for, except in rare exceptions) by someone that decided who is its current ...


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To answer your question, language-specific domain is one way to tell google certain pages are relevant for visitors with particular language or country. Thus for SEO purpose, google will only rank those specified pages to your targeted market visitors. In your case, your Korean users will only see its Korean version webpages; it helps improves customer ...


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You say that only one computer/browser still redirects away to another website, and that the redirect is gone on all the other machines you've tried. This sounds to me like maybe that one browser cached a 301 redirect, and is using this cached redirect without even trying to look up the domain in DNS at all anymore. The way to test this is to use an ...


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If you have to do manual work with certbot, you aren't doing it right. Certbot is designed to be automated. Introducing anything manual into the process isn't a good idea. Having to perform a manual task every 3 months is easy to mess up or forget. At some point your certificate is going to expire and your visitors to your site will get errors. You don'...


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I believe as there is no real laws on the books, that, you can redirect any domain to anywhere you choose as long as it follows the law in regards not ie phishing, spoofing or obvious things like wire fraud which comes back to the aforementioned. For some owners who have limited hosting resources it can cause errors or crash server dependent on traffic ...


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Ranking for domains includes page authority and domain authority. The final results are anyones guess and depends on , but you can minimize the loss of "google juice" by doing 301 redirects from the old URL's to the new ones. My guess if the links are high quality, over time the original site will loose SEO juice (if articles are not replaced - ...


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