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anyone have experience with .law or other new-fangled TLDs?

I know the whole topic of acquiring a TLD can be fraught with interest; my question has more to do with what happens once you have it. I have a client interested in a .law domain. Has anyone run into problems with this TLD, either in dealing with registrars, DNS difficulties, or getting Microsoft hosted exchange or Google Apps working with it? [more inside]
posted by randomkeystrike on Oct 20, 2016 - 4 answers

Blogs, Forwarding, Nameservers, Oh My

I (very) recently started a blog using Wordpress and a domain that I own. I was tweaking domain names and nameservers today and everything went haywire. Halp! [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Apr 28, 2016 - 11 answers

Time to jump ship? - domain names edition

I have a domain that's expiring soon (less than 2 weeks) and I want to get it renewed. It's managed at GoDaddy, and has been since I bought it. However, with the price they're asking for renewal, I'm wondering if I can't get a better deal elsewhere. Would it be better to switch, and if so, which company would you recommend? As always, unique white precipitation inside. [more inside]
posted by Juso No Thankyou on Nov 17, 2015 - 16 answers

What is this URL naming called?

I've Googled this and talked to people at my work, but I still don't know how to properly describe these two types of domain naming. I have a meeting soon and I want to describe what I am thinking using the correct terminology. [more inside]
posted by Lescha on Oct 21, 2015 - 13 answers

Fish-themed alternate URL for amazon.com

I vaguely recall there being a domain name involving the word "fish" (or something similar and ridiculous) that would redirect to amazon.com. Was this a dream? I can't find any information about it anywhere. [more inside]
posted by caaaaaam on Oct 24, 2014 - 6 answers

Renewing My Russian Domain Name

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 - 2 answers

How can I make sure I won't get sued for cybersquatting?

This is a little tricky to talk about without specifically mentioning my domain name, but I'll try. I have a popular website that's about to get significantly more popular, because I'm about to publish a book, go on book tours, etc. There's a *much* more popular website that's been around since the beginning of the web, and part of my domain name includes their domain name (for example, suppose their domain was Narnia.com, and my domain was AdventuresinNarnia.com). We're in the same general market (say Narnia.com sold video games, and I reviewed video games). What legal risk am I subjecting myself to, particularly if I have absolutely no desire/intent to sell my domain name? I have a PR4 site and I don't want to move, but I don't want to put links to my website in a published book and then get forced to move later.
posted by anonymoose on Mar 21, 2013 - 11 answers

Plausible opening bid for domain name?

Help me make an offer on a domain name. What is a good starting offer? [more inside]
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Dec 10, 2012 - 11 answers

How to charge acquaintances for domain name and social media help?

I want to offer to handle a few acquaintances' domain management and some basic social media presence stuff, as they've offered to pay me to do it. Can I just do things in my name and have them pay me directly? I am a complete newbie to being paid for this, and I just want to see if I should look into anything. [more inside]
posted by dubadubowbow on Sep 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Domain Registrar Recommendation

Any recommendations for .hk, .tw, .ae domain registrars? It looks like the big registrars (network solutions, go daddy, etc.) don't offer these country domains.
posted by rdurbin on Apr 27, 2012 - 1 answer

Help me find a better way to combine mail for multiple domains i one inbox.

I have two domain names and a Gmail account, and I'm looking for the best way to combine them all so all my email ends up in one place. [more inside]
posted by nowonmai on Mar 8, 2012 - 17 answers

dns settings questions

I have a profile hosted by a social media site that I would like to customize with a personal domain. The directions involve me changing my domain's A record to a certain IP, but my IT guy says that doing so will screw up the other domains that are hosted in my family's all-inclusive account. Why? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Jan 31, 2012 - 12 answers

If the internet were being recreated from scratch, what would you do to improve it?

I've been asked to research the viability of the launch of a new top-level domain (TLD) parallel to dot-com. Assuming the prospective domain owner wishes not to reduplicate the internet as it exists now merely with another extension, I'd like to ask: Let's say you could take what you know about how the internet works (indexing, monetization, traffic, web-mastering but also crowdsourcing, social networking, political organizing, personal publishing, microfunding, etc.) and for reasons purely fictional, the existing system was scrapped and being re-built from scratch, what would you do with that opportunity if you had it? [more inside]
posted by brynnwood on Dec 26, 2011 - 9 answers

What's the best way to register an international domain name (i.e. .jp or .cn?)

What is the best service a US-based person can use to register an international domain (like .cn, .kr, and .jp?) [more inside]
posted by djedery on Dec 6, 2011 - 6 answers

Flip it and reverse it

Why do domain names go www.example.com instead of com.example.www? [more inside]
posted by bjrn on Oct 5, 2011 - 18 answers

Romanian domain names

How do I contact a Romanian domain holder? [more inside]
posted by marc10 on Jul 31, 2011 - 2 answers

Dealing with spam from privacy-protected domains.

How do I deal with an spam-ey domain name that is hidden with privacy protection? [more inside]
posted by gameshints on Jun 10, 2011 - 7 answers

How can I register a unicode domain?

I would like to register some .com or .org domains with non-ascii unicode characters in the domain names. Can I do this as a US citizen? What registrar should I use? [more inside]
posted by alms on May 3, 2011 - 4 answers

Question on domain and trademark law

I plan to talk to a lawyer about this but right now, I'm doing my research and would like to reach out to the MeFi community for advice. [more inside]
posted by wesker on Mar 27, 2011 - 19 answers

What kind of domain should I reserve for myself?

PERSONAL BRANDING QUESTION: do I get a .me domain or .com domain? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Mar 6, 2011 - 22 answers

Where to register a .rs domain?

Where should I register my .rs domain, so I don't get ripped off? [more inside]
posted by eduke on Feb 12, 2011 - 1 answer

Selling domains in 2011. Easy or worrisome? Help me say yes.

So someone has offered to buy a set of com/org/net domains from me. I have no real objections to selling, and my only concerns really are being sure that I get the money (and am not being scammed) and that the buyer in't an agent of a multinational corporation buying for a song to use for the next Amazon.com/google.com/flooz.com. What are my next steps? [more inside]
posted by sherman on Jan 7, 2011 - 7 answers

Master of my domain?

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 - 7 answers

WordPress and Apache kung-fu

WordPressFilter: Is there a way to host the public site on one domain (bar.example.com) and the admin interface on another (foo.example.com/bar)? Some serious Apache/WP wizardry needed. [more inside]
posted by sbutler on Nov 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Should I have my professional doman as an addon to my personal domain?

How can someone find a domain I own from another domain I own, if I serve the content from domain B as an addon domain on domain A? Should I just buy two hosting accounts? [more inside]
posted by winna on Oct 24, 2010 - 5 answers

Watching my domain names

What's an easy way to track my domain names? [more inside]
posted by dubadubowbow on Oct 19, 2010 - 9 answers

Get my domain name back from a squatter?

Does anyone know a sure-way to get a domain name back? Or a service that really works for getting it back at a reasonable price? [more inside]
posted by absolutshrk on Oct 13, 2010 - 7 answers

GoDaddy Reseller Alternative or any other ideas?

Anyone Know of an Alternative to GoDaddy's (domain/hosting) Reseller Program? [more inside]
posted by hellodonna on Aug 11, 2010 - 15 answers

Can I set up different domains that inter-link without being penalized?

Will setting up multiple sites and pages that inter-link be penalized by Google? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 6, 2010 - 5 answers

What's in a name?

The new ".co" domain suffix—is it hype, or is it as big as everyone is making it out to be? [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo on Jul 28, 2010 - 24 answers

Bulk Domain Transfers

I'm considering jumping ship from GoDaddy to a registrar that sucks less. The catch: I have over 40 domains. Can you recommend a registrar that's especially good at handling bulk transfers? It would be especially cool if they also offer bulk pricing.
posted by signalnine on May 9, 2010 - 20 answers

Other options than GoDaddy or DreamHost?

Help me find a new (cheap) hosting service! [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Apr 6, 2010 - 23 answers

Domain name filter: Am I being offensive?

Domain Name market research: I own the domain nogbutter.com. I want to use it for a company some friends and I want to start. Does "nogbutter" have an offensive ring to it? [more inside]
posted by Ezrie on Feb 22, 2010 - 57 answers

Can anyone recommend a South African registrar that provides DNS management for .co.za domains?

Can anyone recommend a South African registrar that provides DNS management for .co.za domains? [more inside]
posted by Hartster on Sep 23, 2009 - 3 answers

How should I point my two nearly-identical domains?

Do I keep two domains separate but identical, or do I pick one and point the other to it? [more inside]
posted by jaffacakerhubarb on Jul 6, 2009 - 6 answers

How to acquire domain name similar to our company's domain

Want to acquire a domain name that is the plural of our company's name. [more inside]
posted by sfdrew77 on May 22, 2009 - 10 answers

What is the best process for back-ordering a .CA domain?

What is the best process for back-ordering a .CA domain? [more inside]
posted by chudmonkey on Mar 5, 2009 - 4 answers

What's the best way to buy international, especially European, TLDs?

What's the best way to buy international, especially European, TLDs? [more inside]
posted by Hartster on Feb 27, 2009 - 2 answers

Emails, Domains and the Drop

Domains, Email Addresses, and The Drop: Following an earlier question on MeFi, I'd quite like a unique professional email address, but my name is common and almost all ".com" variants have been snapped. Lend me your kind ears and your valuable hive experiences and advice. [more inside]
posted by ashaw on Dec 25, 2008 - 21 answers

How best to make money off of unused domains?

Best way to make money off of unused domains? Sell or sign up for PPC? [more inside]
posted by specialk420 on Nov 16, 2008 - 2 answers

What happened to the Internet in 11/07?

A question about Internet domains and DNS: What happened to the number of registered domains between 10/07 and 11/07? For the first time they dropped, and significantly: 2 million domains were unregistered. [more inside]
posted by about_time on Nov 7, 2008 - 8 answers

Changing from Wordpress.com to own domain; is it a good idea, and how to?

Dear Hive Mind, I'm thinking of switching my college's wordpress.com literary blog to its own domain using wordpress.org. But I don't know if this is the right thing to do. [more inside]
posted by omnigut on Oct 27, 2008 - 5 answers

How do I change the owner of a domain name?

A friend is buying a website that I've built, as well as the domain name. He's taken possession of the actual site (i.e., the software that runs it), so now I need to make him the owner of the domain. How do I do it? [more inside]
posted by inkedmn on Sep 29, 2008 - 3 answers

Any way to transfer domains to another registrar if the site of the current registrar is down?

The website of my domain registrar (domains410.com) and its parent company (parava.net) has been down for the past 36+ hours. Is there any way to transfer my domains at another registrar at this time? [more inside]
posted by agenais on Sep 15, 2008 - 1 answer

Who to file a complaint with for a problem with a US locality domain registrar?

Who is the appropriate party to file a complaint with, for a problem with a US locality (*.portland.or.us, NOT *.us) domain registrar that is not updating DNS records as requested? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2008 - 4 answers

(Un)connecting Domains

If I host 2 domains (for example, www.work.com and www.family.com) on the same basic Dreamhost hosting package, is there any way for someone -- other than Dreamhost -- to associate the two domains?
posted by probablysteve on Aug 20, 2008 - 18 answers

How can I get the best results from my clients domain portfolio?

Web Business Filter: How I can help my clients utilize the domain names they have which are related to/associated with their their main flagship business website? Forward traffic? Create minisites? Advice needed please! [more inside]
posted by Scramblejam on Jul 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Domains and Movies

Please help me price this deal. Got a call from a company that specializies in rights clearances for television and feature films. They would like to use my domain as a backdrop in their story. While they have been short on what part the domain plays exact in their story, they did say "would like to use the website on a computer screen as set dressing in our upcoming motion picture" and "Production will create their own web design for the page with a still of one of our lead characters. We feel that this use would lend an authentic touch to our production. " Any recommendations on how I should approach this? and the way to make this most profitable for me?
posted by boyinmiami on Jun 3, 2008 - 17 answers

Death and domains

How may one obtain access to a web site, or ownership of the domain, of someone who had recently died? [more inside]
posted by brandnew on Apr 27, 2008 - 4 answers

How do I allow users to use custom domains?

What do I need to do to allow users to point their domains to my web service? [more inside]
posted by jcruden on Apr 4, 2008 - 6 answers

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