A domain registrar provides the service of allowing one to register domain names.

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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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How do registrars register authoritative name servers with root name servers?

I understand that domain name registrars, for each domain they manage, register the authoritative name servers for that domain with its top-level root name server. My question is: how do they do this?...
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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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Will I lose my .fr second-level domain once I am no longer a resident of Europe?

Hopefully this question is appropriate here. The .fr TLD stands for France and is managed by AFNIC. In order to register for second-level domains under this TLD, one is required to be a resident of ...
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What is the best Domain Registrar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Who is a good registrar these days? What is your favorite (US) Domain Registrar? While this is not specifically a programming question, I host a good number of websites. I'...
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What's a good, cheap registrar that supports IPv6 glue?

I'm currently using namecheap, but I'd like to start adding ipv6 glue entries to my nameserver records, and they don't seem to support ipv6 glue reliably. What's a good, cheap registrar that supports ...
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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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What criteria should I use when choosing a registrar?

I'm re-evaluating my choice of domain registrar, and need name registration services for 200+ .com, .net, and .org TLDs. There are a few .biz and newer TLDs. In general, when evaluating a registrar ...
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Tools for finding domain names [closed]

I've built out a pet project of mine, and am now looking for a good domain name for it. Arbitrarily doing whois lookups on ideas that pop into my head seems inefficient. What tools do you use when ...
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How does a registrar update the gtld name servers?

Is there a standardized protocol how a registrar updates the NS information for a domain? For example, if, through my registrar's interface, I set the name servers for "example.com" to "ns1.example....
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Unregister SIP UAC message

I've looked so much on the internet, but I could not find a any SIP unregister example, and when I search RFC 3261,3665 the word does not even appear, perhaps I'm searching for the wrong phrase. I ...
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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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When is it cost effective to become a DNS registrar? [closed]

My company owns a thousand DNS names (possibly more). I'm curious if it makes sense to become a registrar, and what costs would be involved in becoming one? Are there any benefits that would make ...
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Why isn't my EPP code from NameCheap.com working?

I'm trying to transfer a DNS domain from third-party to our company's account. The third-party used NameCheap.com, also known as enom.com. Namecheap gave the third-party an authorization code (an "...
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What happpens to my SSL certificate if I transfer domain regsistrars?

I am in the process of transferring my domain from Gandi to GoDaddy (don't ask) and I also have a Gandi wildcard SSL certificate. Will the SSL certificate continue to work once the domain has been ...
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How a registrar works?

Hello I've a question because i'm not sure about something. When I perform whois on domain.com I get something like : Domain servers in listed order : ns1.domain.com ns2.domain.com The IP from ns1....
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What to do when a registrar goes out of business?

A friend of mine registered a domain name at a host called ServWeb, which now appears to be out of business (just a guess; as you can see there's no response from ServWeb's site.). ServWeb apparently ...
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Domain Registrar Reseller Won't Provide EPP for Transfer

I've been using Arvixe for my hosting and domain registrar business for the last few years but their customer service has cratered and I am out of patience and eager to make a change (of both web host ...
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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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How should i insist that a Domain Name Record be amended to protect a co-owner?

I'm aware that there's no field in the record format that explicitly relates to co-ownership. This scenario must come up fairly often--one party owns (is the registrant) the domain name, another ...
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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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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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Does DNSSec NSEC3 require support from the Registrar, DNS Server or both?

I'm interested in getting NSEC3 support for my domain getvalid.com, so that I can prevent name traversal. DYN doesn't seem to support NSEC3, and it's clear that BIND and the DNS server require the ...
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Registrar and Host are Different - Should I move DNS?

Registrar and Host are different companies. Obviously A, MX, CNAME, TXT, SRV should be changed. However, should I move Domain Name Servers to the Host or keep them with the Registrar? Thanks.
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Odd Domain Registration Setup

This is a continuation of a question that I already posted, but this is distinct enough to warrant a new question I believe. I've got a client who knows very little about how their domains are ...
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Is it better to set up DNS on my own server or to let my registrar handle it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: hosting your own DNS I just got a dedicated server, and was wondering if I should set up DNS on it or take advantage of my registrar's (GoDaddy) free DNS service? Which is ...
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Is there a server offering “standby” for domain name?

There are a few domains I have an eye on. Right now, someone else owns those domains, but doesn't actively use them. Is there a service (if possible provided by one of the major registrar), that I can ...
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switching dns server providers

I'm trying to wrap my head around something that I thought I kinda understood, but clearly there's some piece missing. We're currently using Zerigo as our primary dns, with slave dns running on ...
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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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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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Where does my ds record originate from?

The domain dwc-amsterdam.com was acquired on hosting company A (hostA) which supports DNSSEC. It was then transferred to hosting company B (hostB) which doesnot offer DNSSEC. After detecting certain ...
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Why can't I register a domain name that a registrar owns?

I am interested in purchasing a .ca domain name. It was taken, and when I did a WHOIS it showed me that GoDaddy (a registrar) has control of it, however when I go to GoDaddy to purchase it, I have no ...
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Best Practice - DNS SOA

i have 2 DNS-Server and setup a Domain with SOA-Record. Now i checked at denic and got 2 Warnings: Warning 112 Minimum TTL out of range (expected, found) Range[180,86400] 172800 Warning ...
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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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spamming domain registrar with multiple host records, same IP

Yesterday, I noticed that a client (who has just enough knowledge of networking to be dangerous) had messed up one of his nameserver records. We'd recently relocated to a different colocation ...
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Remove DS Records from Parent Zone

We transferred a .se domain to GoDaddy from a small Swedish registrar. It turns out the original domain has DNSSEC setup and the DS records were never removed from the parent zone when it was ...
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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. However,...
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DNS and Web servers on a single machine (same IP)

I have a server with DNS and IIS7.5 installed. I also own a domain xyz.com (fictitious name, of course). How do I setup DNS to resolve to machine's IP for this domain provided DNS is installed on the ...
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programatically check if a domain is availible?

Using this solution http://serverfault.com/questions/98940/bot-check-if-a-domain-name-is-availible/98956#98956 I wrote a quick script (pasted below) in C# to check if the domain MIGHT be available. A ...
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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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How to point domain name to EC2 from registrar

I have searched for that question, i find several answer but I haven't found appropriate for me. I have created Elastic IP, and when I enter into control panel of my registrar it asks names servers, ...
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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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DNS setup on Centos 6 VPS

I have a domain registered through namecheap.com, and I have 2 nameservers for my domain (ns1, ns2.domain.com). Both nameservers are being pointed to my VPS IP address. I can access my VPS fine ...
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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, that'...
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How and where do you manage your domain names?

In the past several years doing web development I often times needed to buy new domain names. I changed registrars a lot also so over the years I have multiple domain names scattered over different ...
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Separate DNS provider,registrar, and dedicated server / host?

I've been a corporate internal programmer for most of my career and the world of hosting, DNS, etc. is very new to me. I appreciate your patience. I'm now working for a much smaller ecommerce ...
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Why is the wrong name server information at crsnic.net & gtld-servers.net?

Did I screw this up? I don’t even know how this might have happened, so I’d like to learn. I’m trying out HostGator’s reseller service and I bought a domain name through it, but I didn’t want the ...
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Transfer DNS with nameserver pointed to Office 365

We currently have Network Solutions as our domain registrar. We are looking to transfer the domain to 1and1. We use Office365 to handle our email and other hosted services, so the only change we ...
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Why does my Registrar only want Name Server names?

I'm just experimenting with setting up my own name server for my personal domain. I have bind running locally and everything works fine, now I'm at the point where I'm telling my registrar to start ...
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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 ...