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If you'd have posted the domain name (so we can do a WHOIS lookup on it) it would have been more helpful. That being said, there are typically 3-4 contacts for a domain. Registrant, Technical, Billing, and Administrator. As long as you're listed in at least ONE of these three you have a good chance of getting your domain. The process varies from ...


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Many registries use the Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) to facilitate their registrar interactions. It's worth noting that this is a whole separate protocol from DNS itself, specifically dealing with name registration and provisioning. It only indirectly populates the relevant zone in DNS. Unless you are either a registry or a registrar it really ...


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I've used Namecheap for many years and haven't had any trouble. Good prompt service when a registry somehow deleted a name from existence, they helped me get it working again right away (they did all the dealings with the registry).


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Not sure what you've heard about GoDaddy, but I use them for about 200 of my domains and have been really happy. I've registered, transfered in and out, used their DNS, domain parking, etc., and not had any problems. I've also transfered several domains there for my clients who were having (bad) problems elsewhere, and they've been very happy. I think the ...


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Gandi is an awesome registrar !


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You can eliminate this single point of failure by using two DNS providers. It might also be feasible to run your own DNS server on one of your servers. GoDaddy allows you to do zone transfers from their servers (IIRC premium DNS is required for this). Get a second DNS provider which allows you to run a slave server (or run it yourself). Adjust NS/Nserver ...


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ICANN Registrar Accreditation: Financial Considerations Before you undertake the registrar accreditation process, please read and consider the following costs to you. This is not an exhaustive list of all costs involved in becoming an accredited registrar, but is meant only as a helpful listing of some of the costs registrar applicants should be prepared ...


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Look at dyndns.com, which is all about DNS. These guys know their stuff. They don't just do dynamic DNS, they also do static as well. Their nameservers are geographically dispersed, they're fully redundant, and their web interface is straightforward. They claim only a single outage in years and years of service. They will gladly register your domain for ...


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Is it unreasonable of me to have assumed that because the update was from <... trimmed ...> YES. Generally speaking, it is unreasonable for you to make ANY assumption about ANY change performed through control panel software (except the standard assumption that it's going to screw up somehow). That includes DNS registrar management interfaces ...


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You will need a domain registrar at a minimum. You can handle everything else yourself at no additional cost (other than time), but you will need the registrar.


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The trick is that the EPP code may have additional chars that you might not think to copy. Look at the original web page (get a screen shot) and type exactly what you see. We asked the third-party to send a screenshot of the EPP code. It turns out that even though the code looks like a 15-digit hexadecimal code, there is actually a period at the end. The ...


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I'm going to brutally honest here (which is what I hope you're after), so don't take this personally. There's no such thing as a DNS Registrar. There are Domain Name Registrars, but they are not called DNS Registrars. If you aren't even using the correct terminology then I'm not sure you (or anyone else in your company) has the requisite technical skill or ...


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The best thing to do is to think about what the values mean, and then tune them appropriately. If you haven't already read the RIPE-203 document you cited, you should do so, since it explains each of the records and why RIPE chose particular values: 4.4. The Refresh and Retry Values The refresh and retry values primarily affect the zone maintainer ...


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GoDaddy support .com and .net, not sure about the others. gkg.net also support glue records apparently, although not used them. There's a nice list for all others here.


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With many registrars you can have the registrar listed as the contact. This is in order to provide privacy for the person or organisation that has actually registered the domain.e.g. I have a domain with DynDNS but you won't find my details listed anywhere. A whois on my domain will only show DyDNS as a contact.


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Any given zone as defined in DNS can only have one authoritative source of information. You can't have the MX records for a zone hosted on one server and the TXT records (which is what SPF uses) on another server. You can delegate sub-domains to another server (you could tell the main server to delegate the 'www' sub-domain out to another DNS server, but ...


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I've used GoDaddy, but never will in the future. They happen to be a customer of ours, and knowing how their environment is setup scares me. I've heard many good things about pairnic.com.


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I use and recommend Nearly Free Speech Their domains are fairly priced at $8.59 per year and as a geek I like their philosophy. Domains page: https://www.nearlyfreespeech.net/services/domains.php Philosophy: https://www.nearlyfreespeech.net/about/background.php NOTE: Dreamhost should probably be moved into another answer. I also use Dreamhost but ...


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I've used PairNIC for a number of years. The service is absolutely utterly rock solid, the web site is no-nonsense, and if you have a question a real live US-based human answers with a useful answer. They concentrate on providing a good service rather than being famous for annoying advertising like a certain other registrar. They aren't the cheapest out ...


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BEFORE YOU TRY THIS, BEWARE: 1and1 does not allow the entry of the records you will require for Office 365 on their name servers. They allow ONLY the entry of a CNAME record OR MX records, not both. In addition, "The 1&1 Internet website also doesn’t support TXT, SPF, or SRV records. Learn about these service limitations to decide if you want to switch ...


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Probably neither are liable due to the TOS you agreed to. Next time pay for a decent provider. Remember.. you get what you pay for.


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Sure, it will still work; they aren't actually related in any technical way (registrars just like to bundle certificates with registration/hosting/etc. to make more money). Any browser that has Gandi's public key in its certificates list (should be just about all of them) will still accept it for as long as it's valid.


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You will need: a registrar maybe auth-codes for moving your domain to the new registrar If you want to run a DNS Server by yourself to save costs (which I would NOT recommand to you), you will need: a DNS Server (probably BIND in your case) running on your webserver glue records for your domain (see ...


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You could really go with either. If you like the registrar's DNS management tools, then you can continue to use them. If you feel the hosting company's offerings are better or that their DNS service is more reliable, you can switch to them. One thing to consider is that if you ever switch hosting companies, having your DNS managed by your registrar might ...


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Exactly. You have to create NS records (and glue records) at the registrar that designate your server as the name server for your domain.


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The registrar that currently administrates the name on behalf of the registrant. If the domain name was registered by a reseller, the reseller's name will not appear in the Sponsoring Registrar field. Instead, you will see the reseller's registrar. So say you bought your domain name through another company, but they use Namecheap for their registrar. The ...


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(1) Ways to stay "unaffected" if the domain registrar's servers (NOT just the domain) themselves are DDOSed, if any. the registrar's servers only matter if you are using them for DNS (or hosting or other services, obviously). Once your domain is registered, the records go into the root registry and you don't need your registrar to be on line for your ...


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1) Don't keep all your eggs in one DNS basket. If you're big enough to be thinking anycast and CDN why are you using a single provider like GoDaddy? Diversify your DNS providers. 2) Anycast. Check out this blog to see how a provider mitigated a DDOS of up to 65Gbps. http://blog.cloudflare.com/65gbps-ddos-no-problem


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This is because you only have to register the TLD eg: del.icio.us only has icio.us registered. the del is just a subdomain from icio.us Hopes this clearfies your question a bit.


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If your domain name still resolves to the correct IP then your registrar is fine and you should talk to your host. You can use ping $DOMAINNAME to see if the domain name resolves to the IP.



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