A domain name is an identification string that defines a group of computers on the internet under the same realm of administrative autonomy, authority, or control. Technically, any name registered in DNS is a domain name, however, the term usually refers to a second and top level domain, such as ...

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Dealing with the aftermath when a domain's “administrative contact” disappears?

Let's begin. Are we seated comfortably? Once upon a time, company A registered their domain name with GoDaddy.com, and contracted with another local "web design firm" to handle their web and email ...
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Domain Registration Scams?

I frequently get emails like the one below. I assume they're a scam, but I don't know how the scam works. Dear manager, We are a professional Internet consultant organization in Asia, which ...
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Inconsistent Domain Names From hostname -f and domainname

I am setting up a Postfix mail server, hostname 'letters', to handle mail for the domain 'example.net'. I have tried to set letters' domain name to example.net using nis, but I'm getting inconsistent ...
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Nameserver changes don't seem to be propagating

So I just changed webservers and I went to change my nameservers for the affected domains. I duplicated all of the DNS records on the new server, so that the transition would be easier, and then ...
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Anonymous purchase of domain name

I have a case where a client wants to have a domain name, run a site, take payments, maybe run ads--basically do the usual e-commerce thing, but be as anonymous as possible. There's nothing nefarious ...
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www.example.com vs example.com [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: to www or not to www Consider a website at www.example.com When the URL is entered manually into Firefox's address bar as example.com , the browser automatically redirects ...
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Small domain names

I'm want to register a small domain name. I want it to be easy to use from a mobile phone. The '.com' extension is hard to use because you have to press 'o' then 'm'. Does anyone has any ...
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Who is a good registrar these days? [closed]

It's been a long time since I've had to register a new domain. What registrar is considered geek and sysadmin friendly? I've heard that godaddy will screw you 10 ways to Sunday, and a lot of the ...
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When exim4 sends HELO/EHLO, how do I configure which host name it sends?

Mails from my system are being rejected when the receiving server does HELO checking. I believe my system is sending the wrong domain name. I'm running exim4. Googling for anything about exim4 and ...
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Question about non-authoritive DNS

I am trying to understand DNS and I have the following question: Are the terms secondary nameserver, non-authoritive nameserver and caching-only nameserver the same or are there differences? As I ...
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Tips for Domain Name Management?

Expired domain names = downtime for websites. Downtime = bad. How does your organization make sure domain names have been renewed? I believe ICANN requires registrars to give a notice at 60 days and ...