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Are NS records for a .com domain stored by the registrar or the .com registry?

Let's say I own example.com, that I bought by ExampleRegistrar. Let's say that, by default, this registrar uses their own nameservers ns1.exampleregistrar.com, ns2.exampleregistrar.com. Thus, when a ...
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Whois tells me a domain is unregistered but registrars want ~$3k for it. How come?

Whois tells me tiger.top is unregistered but NameSilo, Hover and Namecheap all claim that it is a 'premium' domain and want over $3k for its initial registration. What's going on? Why is the price so ...
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How long will it take a domain to become available after showing a status of pendingdelete / redemptionperiod?

I'm trying to secure a .co domain and it shows it expired on 12/22/2020. Registry Status: clienttransferprohibited / pendingdelete / redemptionperiod I understand it goes through various updates at ...
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Former employee registered corporate domain to themselves

Not sure if serverfault is the right place for this question but I'm at my wits end. I work for Company A. A former employee registered our corporate domain (a.com) to their personal email at name@...
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Associate static IP address to a user friendly name [closed]

I imagine this must be a basic question for any system administrator, but I am failing to find a simple step-by-step guide. I am managing a web server with a static IP address in the standard form 137....
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DNS propagation taking over two months

Two months ago I registered bunch of expired domains and set new nameservers to them just like I've done before. Never had any issues. For some reason the DNS propagation never finished with these ...
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Domain Ownership Criteria (.eu)

< Reposted from Stack Overflow on recommendation > Depending on the outcome of discussions political in the UK, we may lose the right to hold .eu domains on the 29th of the month. This is mandated ...
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How to register a domain that has expired

There's a domain that I would like to register, but everywhere is saying it is taken. When I do a who.is search for the domain it says that it expired Jan 01 2018... how do i go about getting it ...
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Why can’t 3rd level domains be the same as a first level domain?

I wanted to buy the domain com.co.uk the other day, however it doesn’t look like it’s possible. I done an Whois and this is what the output shows: Error for "com.co.uk". This domain cannot be ...
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.CD domain registry confusion

I registered a .cd (Democratic Congo Republic) domain in the past and it's now up for renewal in a couple of weeks. It seems, for some reasons (maybe political?) there have been changes and I'm unsure ...
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Domain registar no longer exists

I came to this company and they already had a domain registered with SharpRegister.com. That website no longer exists. Our domain is still active and working, but we need to ensure that it continues ...
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Why is my .name domain name reserved? [closed]

I was recently introduced to the .name TLD by a friend, since it would offer a good alternative to .com and .net, which are both taken for my last name. Naturally, I went to name.com, godaddy.com, ...
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Is it valid for a domain to have whois but no NS or A record?

I've been doing system administration for a couple of decades and my understanding has always been that: whois was allocated as part of domain registration (obviously not all TLDs have whois, but for ...
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Relation between “Registrar Registration Expiration Date” and the actual expiry

I'm struggeling somewhat understanding the Expiration related output for a whois query of a .com domain. In particular I don't really get the meaning of the Registrar Registration Expiration Date ...
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Understanding domain registration and dns lookup [duplicate]

I want to understand the process of how your domain gets queried from dns servers after purchasing a domain. I have not yet tried hosting and have no plans atm but I am eager to learn. Here is what ...
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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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How does Google Domains import your DNS record when you're transferring a domain?

We are transferring a couple of domains to Google Domains to try it out. Before finalizing the transfer, there's a Detect and import my domain's current settings option. Google was able to find all ...
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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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Registering domain with NIC handle?

Many moons ago I was a system administrator for a small company. I vaguely remember that when I registered domains, they would be using a "handle" which I think was for me "BP897". My previous ...
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Which domains list my server in their glue records?

My DNS server used to be the DNS server for a company's domain. However they moved elsewhere. Oddly enough, years later they were still listing my DNS server in their whois record (or, more properly,...
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My site is showing an error that I believe is generated by an unrelated website. Is this a DNS issue?

I recently transferred my domain to GoDaddy (garrypettet.com). Everything seemed to go smoothly. I have a server with DigitalOcean, managed by ServerPilot. The website was fine until a few moments ago....
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Hosting your own domain name without third party involvement

Maybe this comes from my lack of understanding of how DNS fully works, but i want to host a domain on my own set of DNS servers. That being said, i cannot seem to find a clear way to do this. From ...
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Self Domain Registration

This is a question that I have been asking myself for a while. Unfortunately I have not been able to find any results on Google, or any other search engine for that matter. My research into this ...
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Nameservers setup

I'm going to move to dedicated server from shared hosting. I setup nameservers on xname.org for my domain, added A record. Now I need to change nameservers to ns0.xname.org., ns1.xname.org. But ...
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icann and new gTLD domains [closed]

Does anyone knows when will be these new domains extensions available? I would like to register now a TLD , but when it will be available for my web site? Is here any approximative date? Also is ...
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Does my host have to control DNS?

Does my hosting company need to control DNS? Or, is it OK for DNS to stay with the registrar and just point to my IP? Are there advantages one way or the other?
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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) So ...
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When registering a domain, is it possible to designate primary and secondary nameservers by FQDN and IP?

I would like to buy a domain from a registrar and use my own nameservers (assume that they are already hosted,configured and listening on some static IPs in 2 datacenters) for the domain, without ...
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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 correctly configure nameservers

I have set up custom / private nameservers but I am still receiving an "Unknown host" error $ ping ubookings.co.za ping: cannot resolve ubookings.co.za: Unknown host The whois query shows ...
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DOMAIN registration [closed]

I was planning to register a site domain like "site.io.us", but the problem is that famous registrant doesn't allows more then 1 "." char in their search inputs. So how or where can i check or ...
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Which address should I give my registrar NS or SOA?

I'm hosting my apps in amazon ec2 server and using route 53 for hosted zone, I created a Hosted Zone for my domain. I'm wondering which addresses should I provide to my registrar, NS or SOA for ...
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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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DNS: how does the world find my nameservers?

I have a domain, mydomain.com.au. I make two nameservers for this domain, ns1.mydomain.com.au and ns2.mydomain.com.au, and load them full of NS records, A records, MX records and anything else I feel ...
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How do I protect domain registrations from “hit by bus” scenarios?

I have registered a few domains for a certain project. If I should vanish from the face of the earth, how can I ensure the other project members get control of the domain with the registrar? My ...
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What are the drawbacks of using a P.O. box as a contact address for WHOIS records?

I own a couple of domains where I currently have "WHOIS privacy", so my contact info is not revealed in the WHOIS database. I've learned that this arrangement has a significant pitfall, that is, it's ...
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How to register a domain when you have no phone number? [closed]

Registering a .com requires a phone number for the whois records, but what do you do if you have no phone number? (It's an academic question for me right now, but I did spend a significant amount of ...
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My domain name no longer works after being transferred. How can I troubleshoot? [closed]

I recently transferred my domain (sniphq.com) from MyDomain to DreamHost. Today, for some reason, I can't get to sniphq.com at all. When I log into DreamHost, there doesn't appear to be any way to do ...
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Domain name transferred now website down. Nameservers not changed

Hi guys and Merry Christmas. Got an email from a client late on Christmas Eve (joy) saying their website was down. We are looking to create a new site for them and take their hosting in the process. ...
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How can I find the WHOIS server for any TLD? [closed]

I'm looking for a reliable and up-to-date list of WHOIS Servers to use in a whois script. Since the list changes frequently, it'd be nice if there were a resource I could refer to rather than having ...
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One domain name two sites on two servers

This may have been answered already but i couldn't find it. I am just a plain ole C# developer, my boss handed me this project said Get R Done so thats what i am trying to do. We have one domain ...
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I am transferring a namserver domain what do I need to update?

Perhaps I am totally over thinking this but I have a domain name and name servers that are working just fine. I want to transfer the one domain name that I have for my server which is also the name ...
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How should I manage a domain that has certain nameservers but MX records pointing elsewhere?

I am with a small business redesigning other companies' websites. Often we will host their new website on our Linode account but they will have their email handled with some other provider. One ...
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How do you register a domain without a TLD?

So I found this website that is visitable and does not have a TLD? Anyone got any idea how to do this?
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How to register a URL with 3 part naming?

My objective is to have a URL like - m.af.ia. So, assuming I register a TLD web-site called m.af with Afghanistan (af) ... is there any way I can set up my server infrastructure so that the URL I ...
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Shouldn't the domain registrar run the nameservers?

My website is hosted by HostGator, but the domain registration is with GoDaddy. My understanding is that the domain registrar - in this case GoDaddy - hosts a service that converts the domain names ...
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What options are there for registering a domain for URL forwarding and nothing else? [closed]

I would like to register a domain so that I own it and it redirects to my website - nothing more fancy than that. So far in my research I haven't found any service that does only that. There have ...
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Update internal DNS server in my organization

We have our own internal DNS server inside our network on our domain. I just changed the nameservers of a bunch of our domain names through our registrar. Now on my home PC (off the network) the ...
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Are there any other tools like whois which can be used to obtain domain certificates using command line?

I needed to collect certain information from domain certificate, i was looking into "whois" but it gives a "TLD has no whois server" in certain cases. Also does the information provided in the ...
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Can I Host A Url in another Country and get rank well?

Hello I live in the US, but i want to host a few sites in different countries.. ? I would like to know if i can... 1) Register a domain with a uk, au, extension 2) Host the domain in the same ...