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My .com domain is expiring in a few weeks - can I transfer it instead of renewing it?
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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 ...

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Which main problems could arise from adding a number to a domain name?
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The "problem" is that the domain name does not pass the "radio test". If you advertise it on TV or in print media, people should remember it correctly, although there may be a ...

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Domain Renewal - Unable to contact current registrar
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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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Theft Protection during domain transfer from to a different registrar
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Theft Protection should mean registrar-lock. Indeed you should not change this while the transfer is in progress. Nowadays you need an auth code. It's been like that since 2006 if I remember well, ...

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What's the best strategy for letting extraneous domains go?
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It depends on how the redirect is being done. If you use some redirection service provided by the registrar, than the information is lost in transit. Visitors are redirected before they arrive to the &...

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What happens if a domain registrar transfer is not complete when the outgoing registrar closes down?
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Unless you are dealing with large webhosts, it's likely that they are not registrars but resellers. Resellers can go bust or disappear. Then you will have to work out a solution with the upstream ...

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Is it possible to look up expiration dates for domains in the .DE (Germany) TLD?
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.de domain names, like some other ccTLDs do not have expiry dates. They live on as long as long you pay for them. That's why German providers often charge for the domain names by the month (around €1 ...

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Checklist after buying a pre-owned domain name
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What is the best practice to keep the domain without content (while building the website) without harming the SEO That is a contradiction. Sooner or later Google and other search engines will revisit ...

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Law applying to sites with ccTLD
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Short answer, that is not legal advice: the host country of the ccTLD certainly has jurisdiction. When you register a name you must agree to certain terms. Usually the terms include abiding by the ...

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Purchased Domain with a Company that No Longer Exists
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You mean their website is down and there is no way to log in to an admin interface ? Most likely we are talking about a reseller, then you need to find out who the upstream registrar is (do a whois ...

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Who owns the domain name after a transfer?
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The domain name remains yours of course, although you could resell it to someone by providing the auth code, and then the buyer takes care of the transfer. Many webhosts act as resellers for domain ...

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What is the rationale for ICANN delegating multiple gTLDs with minor differences and similar meaning?
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The rationale ? Money. The gTLD program is a huge cash cow for Icann. For the registries much less. Some are making money, but many others are not thriving because there is not a lot of demand for ...

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How do VPN providers save on bandwidth?
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If your needs are large enough then that means you should probably get your own AS (like an ISP) and sign up with a tier 1 provider for the peering arrangements, and you buy/rent servers preferably in ...

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Do 'alternative' domains negatively impact international SEO?
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Disclaimer: I don't work for Google so obviously I don't have any particular insight into their ranking methods. But from the examples you quoted, there is at least one that has a clear local bond: ...

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How to play musical chairs with registrars for a .tech domain?
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Or, perhaps, .tech is different in some way from .com in terms of pricing? Yes, and Patrick Mevzek explained that. But the issue maybe is not the extension but the particular domain name you chose. ...

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What are the technological factors involved in backordering a domain?
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To further elaborate on the selected answer, the famous dropcatchers typically own hundreds of registrars, to increase the number of connections to the registry (eg: Verisign) and increase the odds of ...

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Is it possible for individuals or companies to hire an EEA citizen to be a trustee to obtain a .it domain?
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I have not seen anything on the official registry websites that addresses the issue explicitly. Some TLDs explicitly prohibit the practice and also the leasing of domain names to third parties (I seem ...

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Confusing domain name extensions
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In fact there are many more overlapping/redundant extensions. Consider for example the real estate TLDs: .property .properties .realty .apartments .homes .condos .villas .mortgage .rent .rentals ....

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Why does sending a newsletter require a third party?
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Analog gave you a comprehensive answer. In two words: IP reputation. The takeaway is that not all IP addresses are equal in terms of reputation. If you send from a residential connection using a big, ...

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Does a country code secondary domain (such as .com.nl) have lower ranking than a ccTLD (such as .nl) with content specific for that country?
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Note that com.nl is a private subdomain and not a real third-level domain extension like .co.uk or .com.mx. That means it is not endorsed by the Dutch registry, but rented to you by a private company ...

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What happens when you release an expired domain?
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I've got a domain on a registrar, which is in its grace period. I'd like to move it to a new registrar, so I think releasing it will be the best option. I had the impression releasing a domain ...

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I need help on how to change the domain name to IP address
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I doubt this is going to solve your problem, because: the government could react by banning the IP address as soon as they have identified your site even if you are the only one using that IP address ...

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What is the impact when purchasing a competitor domain?
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I have the chance to purchase the domain of one of my competitors. This is a site with about 100 pages ranked in google. They asked me what I want to offer for the domain. I would ask for traffic ...

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Purchasing a high Domain Rating domain for a 301 redirect
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The domain was owned by a company which does essentially what my company does. The competitor's company went out of business a few months ago.They were a much larger and much more successful company ...

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Understanding the cost of a domain under a "premium" TLD such as .rich, .inc, .auto, .car, or .pr
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It is important to keep in mind that even gTLDs are not all governed the same. For instance legacy extensions like .com/.net are subject to contracts + DOC oversight. So the registries are not free to ...

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