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Updating nameservers

I'm trying to update nameservers to point to myhost.net but for some reason there's a domain pointer with my website name at anotherhost.com Domain Servers ns2.myhost.net ns1.myhost.net Points to: ...
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How do I change web hosts when my domain name is registered through my web hosting company?

I want to change my web hosting company. However they are also the people who have administered and annually renewed my domain name. I'm concerned about making the change because my original hosts ...
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How would I go about getting a domain like lu.re?

(*couldn't decide if this belongs in stackoverflow or here, but landed here. so if this Q belongs elsewhere I'll remove it) How do I go about getting a domain like lu.re? I work for a non-profit and ...
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Become own domain registrar

I posted this on stack overflow and it was suggested that thsi should be posted here: I am moving my domain away from a very poor host and wondered if I can do away with a host/registrar altogether. ...
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Procedure to transfer or push a domain

I've recently moved my domain to a new host, but the domain renewal is managed by an old host. I checked that the domain is registered by Enom. I would like to know about best practices (if they ...
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My registrar won't/can't change my WHOIS entry - can I do it myself?

I bought my first .com domain today, having recently used a country-specific domain. My registrar had to create an account for me on their new billing system to enable the transaction as part of the ...
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prepend 'member' to a domain name

If I register a domain (xyz.com), how is it handled if I would like a members portion of the site to be referenced at members.xyz.com?
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What does it take to buy a domain? [closed]

I don't have a particular server that I want to use for this domain. But I want to buy a domain. I don't have the name of the company that I want to register it to, because we are a start-up without ...
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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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I've agreed to buy a domain previously owned, now what?

I wanted to buy some domain already owned by someone else. So I contact it's registrar, negotiated the price and came to a deal. Everything was done via e-mail. Now what? How the actual domain ...
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Parking domains and avoiding so called “search engine penalities”

I have purchased two domains from one particular registrar and hosting from GoDaddy. Assume they are domain1.com and domain2.com Assume my hosting IP address is 111.111.111.111 I added both ...
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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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Domain name backwards, still good? [closed]

I'm wondering if I buy a domain name the uses keywords backwards is almost as efficient as the "right way". For example, if I want the domain: "www.bluesocks.com", but that was occupied. Then I find ...
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Domain registrar transfering

In 2004 I registered a domain name when I opened an account with DiscountASP.NET. I presume my domain registration was handled by a reseller. A domain tools who is search shows that registration ...
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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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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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Best way to buy a domain name that is soon to expire?

I'm looking for some advice about this. There is a domain name that I really want. I just looked up the whois information for the domain and here are a few things that it says: Sponsoring Registrar: ...
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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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Domain expired and can't register again!

Hi my domain name expired, but I can't purchase it again as godaddy shows it's already taken and a whois returns the following: Domain ID: Domain Name: mydomain.com Created On: 26-Nov-2006 00:00:00 ...
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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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Bot? check if a domain name is availible?

I am trying to get a 3 letter domain with .net or .org and it seems like EVERY combination is taken. Is there a way i can get a list of domains available? perhaps with a bot? (i'll write it if i need ...
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DNS Server usage at Linode.com

Until now i used old fasioned LAMP webhosting for 3 websites. I have 1 domain for each of the websites. Yesterday i bought myself a linode and to my surprise linode has DNS servers available for its ...
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What information do I need to know on registering and transfering domains?

I wanted to know what info should i consider when registering or transferring a domain? I am new, i want some general information and suggestion for places that are currently good. It looks like if ...
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How does a foreign company registering my company's domain name effect traffic to my site?

I'd like to keep this strictly technical, don't care too much about whether it's legal or not because I'm assuming a reputable Chinese company wouldn't do anything to undermine the interests of a ...
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How do you track domain/certificate registrations over time?

Every once and a while I see stories about a site being hacked, but it turns out that the domain registration just expired and someone else grabbed the domain and redirected DNS. I've also been to ...
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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 do I acquire a domain owned by someone else?

We've been lusting after a dashless domain name for a long time. It's registered to someone else who doesn't use it as a public website, the whois data says it expires in a few years. What should ...