I have a russian (.ru) domain name I registered through nic.ru. Since the last time I paid they changed their payment processor and none of my credit cards work with the new one. I've talked to them, they've talked to the processor, I've talked to my card companies, but I can't pay them. Do you pay for Russian domains or make credit card payments to Russia? How can I renew this domain? [more inside]
posted by 23
on Jul 5, 2013 -
How important is having a .com suffix to the perceived legitimacy of a website? How does it affect traffic/success, etc? Does holding onto .com as the ideal make sense in this world of domain squatters? Can we make a list of good and bad choices?
posted by letstrythis
on May 22, 2013 -
Guy let his domain name expire, we won it at auction after the one-month grace period, 1-2 weeks later we get an email from him saying "B-b-but..." [more inside]
posted by Anwan
on Feb 16, 2013 -
WordpressFilter: Domain A is pointed at Domain B, specifically at Subdomain http://example.domainB.com. How do I make it appear as if the site on Domain B is actually being hosted at domain A, URL-wise? [more inside]
posted by seesaw
on Dec 1, 2012 -
How do I go about selling some domain names I've owned for years but am, in all reality, never going to use? How do I advertise them to folks who might be interested? I'm not looking to get tons of money; even $25 would be nice.
posted by ocherdraco
on Nov 26, 2012 -
Do you know of a master list of active political domain names being used in the current American election? I need it so I can block all ads pointing to those sites. [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels
on Oct 30, 2012 -
Registering a domain with my name: how many variations on my name should I register? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund
on Mar 1, 2012 -
I own a very valuable domain name -- it has been appraised at $100k-$150k and I believe it. However, I have no clue where to find a competent premium domain broker to sell it for me. Google just turns up auction sites. Any recommendations, referrals, suggestions? [more inside]
posted by dacoit
on Jul 6, 2011 -
To become a domain registrar, ICANN here
says: "Once you return the signed RAA and pay your accreditation fee, ICANN will notify the applicable registries of your accreditation and add you to the list of registrars at http://www.icann.org/registrars/accredited-list.html and http://www.internic.net/regist.html. You should work out the contract, financial, and technical details with the registry operators."
Who are these "registry operators" if not ICANN, what do they want and what will I have to pay them?
posted by michaelh
on Apr 12, 2011 -
Where should I register my .rs domain, so I don't get ripped off? [more inside]
posted by eduke
on Feb 12, 2011 -
Domain Name transfer question: A friend has asked me to help move her website from an old Earthlink hosting account to a new, cheaper hosting option. Will I need to transfer the domain to a new registrar as well? Details below. [more inside]
posted by Ike_Arumba
on Dec 11, 2010 -
Is anyone aware of a reputable domain registrar who will register .sh domain names?
posted by sonic meat machine
on Dec 9, 2010 -
Is using hundreds of domain names to redirect to a dozen or so identical sites (under a dozen or so different domain names) an effective method of SEO? [more inside]
posted by iknowizbirfmark
on Jul 8, 2010 -
How serious are the connotations of .com and .net TLDs, and which should I choose for an art project? [more inside]
posted by Mngo
on Nov 25, 2009 -
A domain name I'm interested in just "expired" 5 days ago according to its WHOIS record. However, all the registrars I've tried say that the domain is unavailable. Is there some kind of grace period for this? What's the best way for me to know if/when it actually becomes available? Any way for me to grab it right now? BTW there's nothing hosted there, and it appears to be owned by a squatter. Obviously I'm not looking to pay squatter prices here.
posted by scarabic
on Nov 20, 2009 -
I'm thinking about making a website but it's years since I last did this, what are the best registrars, hosts, and insidey bits nowadays? I'm in the UK. [more inside]
posted by SebastianKnight
on Oct 11, 2009 -
What are some examples of a large company or brand not owning or using the "obvious" domain name like company.com or brand.com? Examples from the past would also be useful.
posted by smackfu
on Sep 24, 2009 -
I have a product I'm building and I found a great name for it - but the .com is taken. Is it worth purchasing, or should I just come up with something else? [more inside]
posted by twiggy
on Sep 3, 2009 -
I need a tool (web-based or software) to create and easily update a web site that will be hosted in a subdirectory of a domain that I don't own (i.e. myemployer.ca/myname). [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin...
on Jun 19, 2009 -
I backordered an expiring domain name with its current registrar, but someone else got it. Does/should its registrar (& thus by extension, me) have had first dibs on it, if its owner let it expire? [more inside]
posted by niloticus
on Apr 27, 2008 -
Was I scammed by a domain name registrar? Should I legally be able to get my money back for unavailable domains despite not having read their terms & conditions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 24, 2008 -
Is there such a thing as a domain name agent? Like a real estate agent, but for .com (or other) domains instead of chunks of land? [more inside]
posted by yoga
on Mar 6, 2008 -
I looked up a domain name at networksolutions on February 19, 2008. The .com and the rest of the suffixes (suffi?) were available. I checked back today to find that the .com version had been purchased on the same day that I researched it. It's now hosted at "reserveddomains".
1. Who bought it? Network Solutions?
2. Whatta the odds?
posted by Kibbutz
on Feb 22, 2008 -
Hi, I'm Wendell, and I'm a Domain Name addict. And I just registered DRINKSYOURMILKSHAKE.COM with the intent of setting up something like isyournewbicycle.com
but I'm open to other ideas. Feel free to aim your long straw at me...
posted by wendell
on Feb 21, 2008 -
I renewed two domain names with Registerfly on January 28, 2006 and never received renewal notices. Their system has been so screwed up that I've had to make multiple requests for renewals. In early February I received a notice from Enom that they were no longer registering names for Registerfly and offering to transfer my names from Registerfly to Enom, an offer I accepted. The other day I signed into my Enom account and discovered that the two names had expired. One name they said I could renew now for $9.95, but the other they said would cost me $160! These were both normal .com registrations. [more inside]
posted by pkreutzer
on Mar 5, 2007 -
A client has a domain registered through a registrar that is (at best) unresponsive. We need to transfer it away from this registrar, but cannot get authorization. What now? [more inside]
posted by disclaimer
on Jan 11, 2007 -
If a domain name reseller (eg Lycos UK) is doing a really crappy job at the basics (letting you renew your own domains, letting you unlock your domain to transfer to another company, being contactable at all) is there anyone higher up to complain to to get something done? We're talking about a .com address here.
posted by cillit bang
on May 3, 2006 -
I'm looking for recent research on Web site names, looking at both branding and domain name selection, especially concerning non-standard (not .com, .net or .org) domains. [more inside]
posted by grrarrgh00
on Feb 24, 2006 -
Hi, hoping some MS Excel or HTML wizards can help me out with this. The goal is as follows; format a list of domain names so I can publish them on a webpage with hyperlinks to their individual addresses (currently they are all in Excel with each domain occupying a single cell in a single row; they are currently formatted like this: "domain.com")
. There are just to many to go through and add this to each one. [more inside]
posted by Jhaus
on Feb 21, 2006 -
Transfering a domain from NetSol to GoDaddy. Approximately how long will the email addresses associated with the domain be non-functional? [more inside]
posted by anathema
on Apr 1, 2005 -
How do you value a domain name? More specifically I am a member of a webmaster newsboard that has domain names for sale. When I inquired about a certain domain I was told the owner was looking in the $X,XXX range for it. Yet I don't see how a domain could be valued at that price range when I see sites with full content selling for less than that. Is a domain really that valuable anymore? I don't think it is. Yes a .com is better than a .net or .org or whatever, but to ask for $1,000+ for a domain is just kinda pricey I think when the domain hasn't been doing anything other than pointing to another url.
posted by thebwit
on Jul 5, 2004 -
I am in the process of purchasing a domain from it's current owner. What's the easiest way to transfer it to my own account?
posted by renyoj
on May 7, 2004 -
Is it possible to register domains with the Cuban .cu suffix? My searches online have come up with nothing, but I can't tell if this is because the market is dominated by American companies.
posted by twine42
on Mar 5, 2004 -
Domain-amania! (part one)
A little less than a year ago, when I thought I was on the road to recovery, I had a shopping spree on GoDaddy, getting more than a dozen domain names I intended to turn into a network of cool sites. Nearly all of them have lain fallow since then, and now it's time to renew or relinquish and "thin out the herd". Over the next several days, I'll be Asking MeFi what names are worth keeping and what site ideas are worth pursuing. [more-on inside] [more inside]
posted by wendell
on Feb 9, 2004 -
I've always thought jezebel.com would make a great URL for a porn site. And after 8 years of using it for photos, desktop backgrounds and postcards, I'm ready to sell it off to the highest bidder in order to finance my upcoming wedding. So I'm looking for two wholly serious pieces of advice: a) high-level contacts in the adult industry and b) a sense of what the current market is like for domain name sales.
posted by heather
on Jan 29, 2004 -
What's the most effective and cheapest way you know of to "back-order" a domain (one that's expired, but still on hold)?
posted by luser
on Jan 22, 2004 -
While shopping around for domain names/ registration, I continually come across "already owned" names that are generating generic pages on domain registration sites. ie: "dotster" or "buydomains.com". My question - is there a way to buy these obviously un-used domains? Am I supposed to contact the hosting page? Are these domains , in fact, for sale?
posted by BrodieShadeTree
on Jan 8, 2004 -
I'd like to get my own domain. I assume I'd pretty quickly get a cease-and-desist letter from these guys
, and that I really wouldn't have a leg to stand on, legally, even though my site contents have nothing to do with their flagship product. Are my assumptions well founded?
posted by MrMoonPie
on Dec 19, 2003 -