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About Domain Registration

When ICANN Whois says a website has been updated, what does that mean?
posted by CollectiveMind on Jan 12, 2017 - 6 answers

Looking for a Gmail equivalent

Are there any (non-Google) paid email providers that support a Gmail-like label and archive workflow? [more inside]
posted by cosmic.osmo on Dec 13, 2016 - 7 answers

How do I change my blog's domain name while keeping the same host?

I have a 13 year old self hosted Wordpress blog. I want to change its domain name while keeping it at the same host, which I've also had for 13 years. Google searches on the subject tell me how to move it to another host and a new domain name, or how to move from Wordpress.com to self-hosted. I need a few pointers, please. [more inside]
posted by kimberussell on Nov 15, 2016 - 6 answers

In search of a good web host and domain registrar

Please recommend a good web host and/or domain registrar. Details inside- [more inside]
posted by jammy on Oct 4, 2016 - 20 answers

Advice on releasing a domain I no longer need

I went to namecheap tonight to give up a domain I no longer need. It expires in 20 days, so I figured I would just get rid of it now. [more inside]
posted by forthright on May 20, 2016 - 6 answers

How do I best make money from undeveloped domain names?

I own several domain names that I intended to develop over the years and just haven't gotten around to it. Realistically I won't get around to it anytime soon. Right now there's absolutely nothing there. What is the best way to make them at the very least pay for their own domain registration fees, and preferably more? [more inside]
posted by mysterious_stranger on Mar 10, 2016 - 4 answers

Domain Scalping, How To Fix?

So the domain for my personal site got scalped? I thought the problem was with billing for Hosting Direct but they said Network Solutions is giving a wrong redirect - I called Network Solutions and some organization? in Japan? Has claimed my domain? I already shot them an e-mail asking for it back but, how did this happen? What recourse do I have? How can I stop it from happening again? And How do I deal with wanting to set all my computers on fire? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 10, 2015 - 15 answers

Top to Bottom Snowflake Website Building

I need recommendations for and explanations about everything from domain registration to hosting to site building for an artist's special snowflakey website. [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Aug 25, 2015 - 11 answers

Ghost of an old website. WHY! HOW!

A domain that I once owned expired, years ago. When it did, I deleted the folder, and all the files within it, on my hosting plan that said domain pointed to. Someone else has bought the site, and instead of a new site, my old site is on it! [more inside]
posted by millipede on Aug 5, 2015 - 13 answers

in need of a TLD ".today" registar in the USA

Ether it be just the domain name or with web hosting. I have a simple one-page app that uses JavaScript is all I need. I just looked and looked and can't find it.
posted by usermac on Aug 1, 2015 - 5 answers

Help name my genealogy website?

I'm putting together a genealogy website. Half of it is about my personal family history so my own relatives can look at it. The other half is about genealogy research itself, things of interest to other genealogists in general. I'd like a cool, fairly unique name for this website. Maybe a phrase? Any clever suggestions? Thanks!
posted by FelineoidEntity on May 18, 2015 - 5 answers

Is it bad to buy a domain that used to be used for nefarious purposes?

I may be able to pick up an obscure but useful domain name soon. However, it was once a domain used for command-and-control systems for a well-known trojan that spread throughout the Internet. For the last five years, it's been held by a security/enforcement group that took it over. [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Apr 16, 2015 - 5 answers

How to sell a domain anonymously?

I have owned the .com of a domain for about 10 years. Hadn't done anything with it although I had planned to. Competitor appears to have bought the .net of the same name about 2 years ago, put up a website, and is probably selling his service from it (our occupation is exactly the same)... [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn on Mar 5, 2015 - 6 answers

Newer domain extensions - what's best for a personal page?

What's the current thinking around using the newer domain extensions (.me, .info, etc.) for a personal home page? [more inside]
posted by mikepop on Feb 27, 2015 - 9 answers

Day 1 Blogging

Help me set-up my first personal site in under 24 hours. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit on Feb 18, 2015 - 13 answers

Is the .NET tld as "reputable-sounding" as a .COM for a company?

After weeks and weeks of making lists for a name for my studio, I saw that it was not available as a .com but was as a .net, and it got me thinking: Is a .net as good as a .com or is does it sound cheap in comparison? Also, how would you rate different tlds in terms of "sounding professional"? [more inside]
posted by omar.a on Feb 14, 2015 - 11 answers

Private domain registration for Spanish domains?

I am trying to register a .es domain but the extension does not support WHOIS privacy. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by yeahlikethat on Dec 11, 2014 - 5 answers

I swore I'd never do a name that _____ question. Name this blog anyway.

I'm thinking of doing a blog of recipes found in very old public domain cookbooks. I will likely register a domain name. Can you help me come up with a good domain name/blog name? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Nov 13, 2014 - 24 answers

How to sell a domain name to an interested buyer without getting scammed

I've been contacted out of the blue by a total stranger who has offered me a good-sized chunk of money for a domain name I registered about 4 years ago. I'd be happy to sell it to him, but have no idea how that works. How do I avoid getting scammed, & make the transaction, if it's legit, happen? [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Nov 3, 2014 - 9 answers

How long does it take to register a domain name with Gandi.net?

Does anyone has experience with registering a domain name at Gandi.net and the time involved? [more inside]
posted by yoyo_nyc on Oct 5, 2014 - 9 answers

High-resolution, public-domain, landscape photography archives?

I'm looking for high-resolution (full-color or gray-scale), public domain archives of landscape photography (specifically of terrains and mountains). [more inside]
posted by omar.a on Sep 27, 2014 - 4 answers

I want a URL, the price keeps changing, now it's too high.

I would like to own a URL, but the price keeps changing. Now it's really up there. It's owned by one of those huge domain companies. A year ago I looked at it, and it was over $1200. A few months later it was down to $900. Now it's $2495! What gives? Why does it keep changing? How do I get it at a lower price? For what it's worth, I noticed that a site using the .org version now exists, and I don't believe it was there earlier if memory serves . Does that have an impact? Help me get this URL at a reasonable price, please.
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2014 - 10 answers

I Have (Go)Daddy Issues, Help Me Resolve Them Without Therapy

My personal website has been down for the past 4 hours. Never had an iota of problem with GoDaddy before. I have domains through them and also shared hosting. Naturally, 4 hours of downtime is shocking to me, so I call them and say "Hey! What's up with THAT?" [more inside]
posted by John Kennedy Toole Box on Jul 23, 2014 - 26 answers

Is free really free?

I am thinking about adding public domain films and shorts to a promotional DVD I am giving away. I wonder about old films and worry about lawyers. More inside. [more inside]
posted by Freedomboy on Jul 8, 2014 - 5 answers

Public Domain Use Victorian Era/Victorian-esque Art?

Hear me out before you say "Just google it" -- I do plenty of google-shopping for images and generally find low-res crappy images that are not necessarily what I'm looking for. I am looking for Victorian/19th century images. They must be high resolution and they are preferably in the public domain. I plan on using them for mixed media collages -- mostly just for myself and friends/gifts and not for profit, however, I've been offered space in an art booth and I may end up using images for commercial gain. More details behind the cut. [more inside]
posted by camylanded on Jul 8, 2014 - 15 answers

Introductory sources on biological classification

I'm beginning a project that looks partly at biological classification, primarily in western science. I have no background in this, and so I'm digging around. I'm interested to know more about the current rules for nomenclature, and also to know more about historical, philosophical, sociological, knowledge practice, ethnographic, anthropological, science technology and society (STS), sociotechnical, etc., approaches to the study of biological classification. I'll take monographs, articles, papers, web sites, etc. I have access to a university library. What are some good sources that can introduce me to this? Many thanks!
posted by carter on Jun 9, 2014 - 13 answers

Name my personal finance blog/website.

Asking for my boyfriend: This will be a blog about what steps I am taking as I learn to be responsible with money, with the goal of retiring early. I will write about budgeting, saving for an emergency fund, figuring out how to invest in 401ks, etc. While this all sounds serious, I am a young guy with a sense of humor. Some ideas I am considering inside.. [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. on Apr 8, 2014 - 16 answers

Pointing my domain to a github page

I need help pointing a custom domain at my github page. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Mar 1, 2014 - 5 answers

DNS not propagating

After adding a MX record, my domain's DNS isn't propagating. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by pakoothefakoo on Jan 30, 2014 - 6 answers

How can I be the first to register a new top-level domain (.nyc)?

My company is interested in securing some domains related to our business under the new .nyc top level domain. Some of them will be our companys' names, and others we would like are more general descriptions of our business and are likely to be highly sought after. I've registered for updates on the official site and I'll act right away as soon as I get any updates. What can I do beyond that to better my chances? Anywhere I can "pre-register"? Are there brokers for this sort of thing?
posted by brbmaroon on Jan 19, 2014 - 2 answers

Open domains and business names for a mailing service?

I want to start a service that will put real letters into the mail via a website. I kind of prefer a meaningless name that is simple, unambiguous to spell, and memorable that would grow with the site, if it began to branch out into different areas. And of course, the domain should be open. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jan 14, 2014 - 14 answers

Registering a Canadian Domain via a Trustee Service

I need to register a Canadian domain name (.ca). I do not currently meet the requirements in order to do that. I found a domain name registrar that offers to do this using a trustee service. I have questions about that. [more inside]
posted by chillmost on Jan 8, 2014 - 3 answers

I paid for a year of hosting and a domain, now what?

I'd like to get back into managing a silly little bit of webspace for myself and my whims. I paid for a year of hosting and two domains through Dreamhost, but no real idea of how to go forward, and I don't have significant blocks of free time to really get involved all at once. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 8, 2014 - 9 answers

Grabbing an Expiring Low-Competition Domain

I want to try to buy a domain (expiring next month) which I'm pretty sure won't be competed for. I don't want to keep loading WhoIs (it's a hassle, plus I'm afraid my inquiries will be logged, creating the appearance of interest in the domain). GoDaddy and SnapNames offer aggressive sniping services which funnel into auctions, and this biz model creates incentive to escalate auction competition. Since I'm not anticipating competitive interest (nor do I want to risk inducing it!), is there a non-industrial strength service which will simply monitor and grab the domain as it comes on the market, without all the dodgy auction provision stuff?
posted by Quisp Lover on Dec 27, 2013 - 8 answers

.io TLD for a personal/family website?

How do people generally feel toward the .io TLD for personal or family websites? I'm aware that a lot of techy startups use .io, but I'm not a startup. I know that .com is preferred overall, especially for commercial use. But what if the domain name is perfect, except for the TLD? [more inside]
posted by Kevin Sanders on Dec 13, 2013 - 9 answers

How to create short, masking url for single .html file in Dropbox?

(Sorry, I'm Internet-challenged:) I keep a small website (essentially it's one html file) in my Dropbox folder as a minimalist way to share my various weird projects with friends. I like everything about this solution except the fact, that website's address is this ugly dl.dropbox.com/​u/​yadayayda​ydyadyada/​something/​somethingelse.html Is there a way to mask this address from showing up in browser and replace it with something more elegant and free? Or is this some next level stuff?
posted by desultory_banyan on Dec 12, 2013 - 20 answers

Selling domains in 2013

I have a private offer to buy a domain that I registered with Network Solutions. It's not worth much, and I'm selling for less than $200. After some email communication, I'm happy to just trust the buyer to deposit funds in my Paypal account. Question: How do I actually do this in 2013? Do I have to use a domain escrow service and then eat the commission fee? I seriously cannot figure out how to do a direct person-to-person transfer/sale without using escrow. Every search for "transfer domain" points to transferring back to Network Solutions. Every search for "sell domain" points to escrow services. I'm stumped and turn to you. Please explain it to me like I'm in elementary school. Thanks.
posted by ImproviseOrDie on Nov 14, 2013 - 4 answers

What can I do with my domain(s)?

I'm looking for ideas for good, useful, or fun things to do with domains that I have hosted at Dreamhost. I have a blog, a couple email addresses, and an Out of the Park Baseball league on various domains now, but I feel that there's much more I could be doing. [more inside]
posted by bluejayway on Aug 27, 2013 - 10 answers

Who knows? One day he could be President NicknameLastname.com

I've had my personal domain name for sixteen years (think nicknamelastname.com). I've had my Twitter name for five years. I'd like to hold on to them, but someone powerful has asked to purchase them. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow on Aug 1, 2013 - 14 answers

Use a .ch URL for an architecture firm named [word ending in CH]?

[ten_letter_name_ending_in_CH].com is not available. But [first_eight_letters].ch is. Is it complete folly to make this 'domain hack' the primary domain for a combined architecture and photography practice? [more inside]
posted by puffmoike on Jul 31, 2013 - 21 answers

Canadian e-mail hosting and domain registration

Which Canadian company (or companies) would you recommend as a reliable and affordable organization to host my e-mail? [more inside]
posted by sardonyx on Jun 13, 2013 - 10 answers

Where has my domain name disappeared to?

My domain name expired and I want to get it back, but GoDaddy says I have to pay an additional $80 to get the domain back from the "domain registry." The customer service person says that the domain registry is a separate entity from GoDaddy. Is there any way I can get it directly from this domain registry without going through GoDaddy?
posted by Cybria on May 31, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me own my name.

How do I approach someone about buying their domain name, and then what do I do if they agree? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Apr 26, 2013 - 6 answers

Name/domain for private photo network for parents.

Please help me pick a name and domain for our website/app. We're a private network for parents to upload, backup and share their kids' pictures. [more inside]
posted by signal on Apr 14, 2013 - 1 answer

Crowdsourcing company + domain name?

Shoudl I use a crowdsourcing site for my company's name and domain? [more inside]
posted by signal on Apr 7, 2013 - 6 answers

I sew and I translate. What do I call my business(es)?

So I finally want to get a name / logo / site for my little side business(es). I do (German-English) translation, localisation and copywriting on the one hand, and I sew colourful accessories on the other. Unfortunately I can't even get past the "what do I call this thing?" hurdle. Can I even have just one name? [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM on Apr 2, 2013 - 13 answers

Retrieving Domain name from Domain Name Sitter

Hi Guys, I have a domain name in mind that I want to register for my new web design business. Currently it is owned by a domain sitting company, hugedomains.com. They want almost $2,000 to buy the domain name. Obviously I am less than eager to fork over that amount. [more inside]
posted by leftfooter on Mar 28, 2013 - 13 answers

An email domain provider that starts with M

I'm looking for an email provider that starts with m and ends with .net [more inside]
posted by aetg on Mar 25, 2013 - 14 answers

Using the trademark-domain dispute system for good?

We're setting up a new business and plan to register a trademark which has been abandoned in the US and is dead in other trademark jurisdictions, too. Way back when the original user of the name was active, they registered (domain).com for the absolute maximum number of years. It is up for renewal next year, but... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2013 - 4 answers

How can I efficiently harvest Google's entire cache of my website?

I stupidly let a web hosting account expire without backing up and transferring my site to my new server. I'm talking to the host to try to get access to my data (fingers crossed), but in case that does not work out: Is there a way to efficiently harvest Google's entire cache of a specific domain? Something else I should consider? I would like to act fast on this, and I don't have any programming/tech-fu skills.
posted by croutonsupafreak on Mar 18, 2013 - 10 answers

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