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It was purchased before 1993 by Weinstein & DePaolis, and subsequently sold to Paypal (or the company was bought out). In 1993 IANA reserved all remaining single letter second-level domains, and grandfathered the ones already issued. Other functional, corporate examples domains are t.co (Twitter) and q.com (Qwest). I hate to cite Wikipedia as a ...


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It does have a TLD - in this case the TLD is ac. This is actually a special case. Usually a TLD does not have an A record associated with it: $ host -t A ac. ac has address 193.223.78.210 $ host -t A com. com has no A record To get this behaviour, you would have to register your own TLD.


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To answer the question of what does it take to become a registrar, You must become registered with ICANN, starting with a payment of $2500. Application Here Then you must register with the various registries for the TLDs you want to register. For COM/NET this is Verisign and you must meet specific requirements listed on this page Namely, you must be ...


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The are only a couple of ways your going to be able to acquire that domain. Firstly by getting the owner to sell it to you. Alternatively, if you can prove that there is a legitimate reason why you should own that domain rather than the present owner, such as a trademark, you can file a Domain Name Registration Dispute with ICAAN and let them decide who ...


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Unless you are a registrar, in which case you wouldn't be asking the question, you must renew through a registrar. Self hosting is a whole other matter and there is no reason you cannot do it yourself. However, if you need to ask the question I really have to suggest you are not in a position to do so. In order to self host you need to understand at least a ...


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I Am Not a Lawyer. Stop reading right now. Domain names are property. Treat them as such. Make a will, living trust or whatever makes most sense in your jurisdiction. Avoid probate like it would revive you only to kill you again but this time using very angry capybaras gnawing through vital organs.


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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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This configuration is known as in-bailiwick nameservers, which requires glue records to workaround the issue you've described. See this ServerFault question for a description of glue records.


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This e-mail is a scam, they are trying to get you to register those web addresses through their service at a high mark-up, disregard the e-mail and mark it as spam. On a sidenote: if your website 'peterturner.com' is based in the USA and someone searches for 'peterturner' your website will most likely be the first result, but if someone from Taiwan searches ...


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If you do file a domain name registration dispute with ICANN, be absolutely certain your claim is ironclad. Also keep in mind that this will (last I looked) cost you around $1500, which is often way more than the person who owns the domain would ask to sell it to you. If you do intend to file a dispute, see if you can get the person who currently has the ...


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I Am Also Not a Lawyer. Stop reading right now. Don't mix registrations for different projects or clients within the same account at a registrar. Find and use a registrar that allows you to create multiple accounts or otherwise separate your registrations so that you can leave a copy of client-specific registration details with someone else in case ...


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DNS is a hierarchy, with the topmost element at the far right. If you want a DNS entry for m.af.ia you would need to register af.ia. This is currently impossible: The .ia top-level domain does not exist according to the root zone database. You can petition ICANN for a new top-level domain, but I doubt you'll get it (and it would be hideously expensive...)


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Dreamhost's DNS servers are not serving your domain. Check in your domain control panel to make sure they know they're supposed to be providing it DNS. Domain servers in listed order: ns1.dreamhost.com ns2.dreamhost.com ns3.dreamhost.com Server: ns1.dreamhost.com Address: 66.33.206.206#53 ** server can't find sniphq.com: SERVFAIL ...


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Punycode only alters characters at codepoints greater than or equal to 128, therefore the punycode representation of e=mc2 is still e=mc2 which can't be made a valid DNS name. Unicode is full of homographs, so the obvious thing to try would be to use U+FF1D (Fullwidth Equals Sign), unfortunately thanks to people registering paypal.com there are now controls ...


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The first thing you need to do is determine who actually serves authoritative answers for your domain name. A WHOIS lookup will tell you which DNS servers are the ones where you should be making changes. Once that is determined, make the changes with the provider listed and get rid of everything else to avoid any future confusion. Regarding wildcards vs. ...


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If you require the registrar (godaddy) to forward your domain, godaddy will redirect the web access from a domain to your IP. Client ===> Godaddy ===> You Godaddy acts as an intermediate between the client and you. If you want to bypass godaddy, the client has to initially resolve your domain as your IP. So the change must occur at the DNS level. ...


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It's likely you're using a dns 'default search domain' configured most likely via DHCP or a local hosts file setting.


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New gTLDs can be registered like the recent .xxx for a small fee (US$185,000): http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/strategy-faq.htm


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You can create an secondary administrative account that is not yours but is able to manager your domain names - you can find appropriate settings in your GoDaddy profile (my account -> settings -> account administrator). Another "dumb" way is to create a separate account which will be shared between team members and "push" the domain name to that new ...


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You'll need to have glue records in place for your nameservers to avoid the chicken/egg problem. This is something that your registrar should be able to do.


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Try emailing the email in the whois address. I occasionally do this for my employer and about 75% of the time, we receive a reply back with someone willing to sell. If you're worried about using your company's domain in the email, make a gmail account. That's what we do, but I can't say whether it affects the price.


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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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I'm curious who this mystery registrar is and whether they are a reseller for a larger organization. ICANN's rules state that WHOIS information needs to be accurate for the contacts listed, and the registrar should provide you with a way to update that information on your own. If they are a reseller for a larger registrar (reselling for OpenSRS, for ...


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Well, your ns records are pointing to Dreamhost, as they should be: $ whois sniphq.com <snip> ns1.dreamhost.com ns2.dreamhost.com ns3.dreamhost.com However, it doesn't look like any zones have been created at Dreamhost for your domain: $ dig @ns1.dreamhost.com sniphq.com ; <<>> DiG 9.7.3-P3 <<>> @ns1.dreamhost.com ...


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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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You could use one of the temporary number services like iNumber or TossableDigits. You could also sign up for an Internet "phone" like Google Voice.


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I maintain the list of WHOIS servers for my Ruby WHOIS library at https://github.com/weppos/whois/blob/master/data/tld.json It contains the list of all existing servers. It doesn't contain the response when the domain is available because the Ruby library performs parsing at a different level. Also, keep in mind not all registries uses string messages to ...


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Here's some advice: Stop worrying about it. I'm not sure why, but many people have an unjustified paranoia about things internet related. Your personal information is available to almost anyone via dozens of ways. Your bank, the gas station, the restaurant you had lunch at, the post office, etc. all have information about you, available to a wide swath of ...


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You need a split DNS http://www.isaserver.org/tutorials/You_Need_to_Create_a_Split_DNS.html A hacky way to fix it would be to put an A record in your DNS that points to the IP of the website. (So www.yourcompanyname.com resolves to the website address) The best way to fix it would be a split DNS. And that about sums up my knowledge of it. You might get ...


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If you are talking about the values in your DNS servers cache, you'll probably need to flush the cache on the DNS server. If you have primary zones, these won't be updated automatically. You'll need to manually change these.



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