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Is there any reason NOT to have a web host also handle domain registry?

Apologies in advance if this is not the appropriate board for my question. I've encountered several clients with multiple domain names who, for whatever reasons, have their domain registrations ...
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Can domain “masking” be setup in BIND\cPanel

I am supporting a client, let's say he has the domain "acme.com". He registered with GoDaddy and set the name servers to point to his crappy hostgator shared account. He uses cPanel on the hostgator ...
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Did my registrar screw up or is this how name server propagation works?

So my company has a number of domains with a large registrar that shall go unnamed. We are making some changes to our DNS infrastructure and the first of those is we are moving our secondary DNS from ...
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Testing DNS “health” — whether domains are pointing to the correct IPs

I'm planning on switching from one registrar to another. Fortunately I've been able to pre-enter the zone information so that when the transfer takes place, everything should behave the same. ...
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Can a hacker potentially take down 90% of the top ten websites hacking into Markmonitor? [closed]

90% of the top 10 websites, Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Youtube, etc register their Domain Names with a domain registrar called MarkMonitor. If Markmonitor were hacked, the hacker could reset the name ...
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What is sponsoring registrar?

I am looking at whois record for a domain to know who is the registrar of the domain. But the whois record has following line for registrar. Sponsoring Registrar:Network Solutions, LLC (R63-LROR) ...
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How can I handle a .org domain on my own nameserver without paying for unwanted services?

I have a dot org domain that I use to run a website. Until now, I had an account onto a hosting+domain provider. Recently I thought to run the website on my own webserver and to handle the domain on ...
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Can an organisation take over a domain?

Basically I am working with a church who has a new pastor. The churches website hosting is paid by the church bank account and the domain name is up for renewal. The company are telling us that the ...
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DNS down in Anonymous attack

As I'm writing this our company website and the web-service we developed are down in the big GoDaddy outage resulting from an Anonymous attack (or so says Twitter). We used GoDaddy as our registrar ...
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Does purchasing a registered domain name extend the expiration date?

I recently purchased an existing domain name through the site name.com and after I made the payment, I realized that the domain expired about 10 days earlier. Is it legal/good practice to sell already ...
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Who is carrierzone and what do they have to do with email through a custom domain? [closed]

I've got a friend who has his email set up with a custom domain, registered through Earthlink. He wants to change domain registrars. Earthlink simply hosts the domain and MX records which point to ...
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Cheap, reliable registrar for .NAME, .COM, .NET [closed]

I am moving away from GoDaddy and I am looking for a cheap, reliable registrat that also offers DNS management. I have .NAME, .COM and .NET domains. I tried: dnsimple.com and they work fine for ...
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How to point to my own DNS (IPv6)?

Well, I would like to point to my own DNS, as long as my domain registrar (123-reg.co.uk) does not have support for AAAA records. But if I request to point to my own DNS, they ask me for two NS, ...
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domain name restriction

I noticed that looking at registrars some top-level-domains had different rules it seems. Like on some domains I can get a 3 letter second-level-domain but others say minimum 4 letters. Is there ...
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How to Transfer a “Premium” Domain to another Registrar

Short Version: How do I transfer a .tv domain from one registrar (enom.tv) to another (godaddy.com) when the current registrar considers this a "Premium" domain and won't generate a transfer ...
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How much were DNS domain names from 1994 - 1998? How were domains acquired prior to e-commerce?

First off, my co-worker says that DNS domain names were about $100 back then, not $20. Can someone tell me what the DNS name purchase process in that time was like, how much the domain cost, and any ...
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What is a good registrar for .me domains? [closed]

I am currently using 1and1.com for my domains. I love them: cheap, reliable and, most importantly, clean and intuitive interface. (Basically the opposite of what I see when I have to login to ...
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given a URL, how do I find the domain registrar and the web host?

If I had a domain name, and wanted to find the registrar and the hosting company for that domain, how do I do that? Is there any central registry that keeps track of it? If yes, is there any API to ...
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Registering a Domain Name automatically via a web service or API

Right now we have the need to register a new domain name every day or so. As fun as going through godaddy's registration process is (or any domain registrar for that matter), we would like to ...
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Transferring domains when registered owner's email address is incorrect

Years ago I registered some domains using a now expired university email address. The other contact details for the registered owner (postal address and phone number) are still correct. In order to ...