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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

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

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

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

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

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

How private is a private domain?

When buying a web domain, one is given the option(for an additional fee), to make the domain "private" where the owner of the domain is hidden from public view. Then the question is, how private is a private domain? Can a web smart person or internet ninja find out the information? The desire is to hide the domain and completely non-work related blog from my employer.
posted by sock, the puppet on Feb 8, 2013 - 6 answers

Is .org a bad idea when .com is available, but expensive?

Is it a bad idea to build a website using an available .org domain, when the .com is for sale by an investor? [more inside]
posted by TallulahBankhead on Jan 16, 2012 - 10 answers

Who should I use to get a domain name?

Who should I go through to buy a domain name? New to this part of internet-dom. (Both using MetaFilter and owning digital real estate) My plan is to have a domain name where I can post my as-yet-nonexistant blog as well as build my own personal brand. Are there any suggestions for a newbie as to who I should go through to buy the domain? A friend has offered me hosting space, but any advice on that would be appreciated as well. Thanks in advance!
posted by CouldBeAProblem on Dec 31, 2011 - 30 answers

Short URL service in the same directory as WordPress?

How do I create a custom bit.ly-like short URL service in the same directory as a WordPress installation? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Jun 15, 2011 - 5 answers

Is PPC traffic, as annoying as it is, really so profitable?

I wanted to purchase a lapsed domain, now a PPC site, to give back to the former owner. It has a pagerank of 2. The person who snapped the domain wants $3,000 USD for the site. Is domain snapping on such a low-ranked site really that profitable? [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Jan 31, 2011 - 8 answers

Registrars Smell Fi.shy

Is anyone aware of a reputable domain registrar who will register .sh domain names?
posted by sonic meat machine on Dec 9, 2010 - 3 answers

htaccess multi-domain redirect issues

I have .htaccess rewrite/redirect problems. What makes this more frustrating is that it is such a simple situation. [more inside]
posted by The Discredited Ape on Sep 19, 2010 - 4 answers

What's the story behind those filler pages you see when you look at unused domain names?

What's the story behind those filler pages you see when you look at unused domain names? [more inside]
posted by jeisme on Aug 4, 2009 - 12 answers

help me create a portfolio website that doesn't scream "student work"!

I'm an independent graphic artist looking to create a simple but not amatuerish-looking portfolio website to showcase my work. And because of my limited budget, I pretty much have to do it myself. However, I'm having trouble getting started because there's so much information out there, a lot of it conflicting, out-of-date, too specific, or too general. Please help me do this right! Plenty [more inside]
posted by MagicalHypotenuse on Jan 21, 2009 - 9 answers

How do I figure out how many visits my website gets?

How do I figure out how many visits my website gets? My domain is registered with 1 and 1 Web Hosting, and I have the beginner package.
posted by helios410 on Jan 8, 2009 - 14 answers

Should I renew my TLD?

Internet Domain Filter: In 2000, I started a company (Company A) and registered a matching top-level domain. In 2005, I converted Company A into a holding company, and started a second company, which is now the operating vehicle for our consulting business. The domain registration for Company A will soon expire. Is there any point maintaining the registration? The domain name won't have a high resale value and I'm not planning on resurrecting Company A as a public business. Is there anything I'm missing?
posted by quidividi on Jan 2, 2009 - 8 answers

Looking for web host that's hospitable.

I need an inexpensive ($20 or less a month) webhost that allows multiple domains and Movable Type installations and can handle OK & occasionally large traffic... I've gotten dugg 3 times! Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by aristan on Nov 3, 2008 - 10 answers

Help me become a web savvy mogul superstar! (on a budget) :)

I'm about to start some new business ventures and my current web host has not been doing a very good job so I want to switch while things are still small. Helllp! [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Nov 2, 2008 - 7 answers

Listing .org domains

Is there a way to find organisations that have registered an .org domain within certain geographical boundary (country, region, town)?
posted by chexov on Sep 17, 2008 - 3 answers

HELP!! Need to find a website.

HELP ME FIND A WEBSITE??!?! I know his name, how can i find out what domains are registered to his name. [more inside]
posted by ss448 on Jul 17, 2008 - 8 answers

How to get a .tv domain?

What's the best way to get a .tv domain without paying too much? I already have a hosting account on bluehost.com so I want register the domain and then transfer it to bluehost. Which registrar should I use? [more inside]
posted by clockworkjoe on Apr 10, 2008 - 3 answers

Registrar w/ bulletproof mail redirect?

Registrar w/ bulletproof mail redirect? [more inside]
posted by skywhite on Dec 23, 2007 - 11 answers

How can I contact an anonymous domain name holder?

So I'm starting a business and someone has registered the domain name that would go perfectly with it, and then done nothing. It still has the register.com "Clevername.com is coming soon to Register.com" page at the domain even though it has been registered for several months now. Now here's the tricky part: They use register.com's private domain feature which means that all the whois information goes to domain discreet, a company which shortstops all your whois information for clients. [more inside]
posted by frieze on Dec 7, 2007 - 9 answers

Buying a .org but not the .com

It is a commonly held belief that enough Internet users foolishly expect every Internet domain to end in ".com", it would be a mistake to purchase and promote a domain ending in ".org" unless one can also purchase the corresponding domain in the ".com" TLD to redirect these foolish Internet users to the proper URL. Is there any statistical evidence that there are so many foolish Internet users out that that this is a necessary practice? Or is this merely unsubstantiated myth?
posted by Plutor on Oct 1, 2007 - 26 answers

How much would YOU pay for Microsuck.com?

I'm thinking of putting my once-great anti-Microsoft advocacy website up for sale. But should I even bother? [more inside]
posted by CommonSense on Sep 13, 2007 - 21 answers

Buy a $1888 domain?

$1888 for a domain more soon [more inside]
posted by DJWeezy on May 31, 2007 - 16 answers

Domain redirection

Anyone know of a free DNS system that offers "domain aliasing"? [more inside]
posted by triolus on Mar 22, 2007 - 3 answers

Stopping the blog spammers

I want to start a Wikipedia page featuring the domains of blog spammers. Does one already exist?
posted by bamassippi on Jun 27, 2006 - 12 answers

I don't want to advertise Easter Island vacations

Let's say someone accidentally let their domain name expire, and then quickly paid to renew it, how long would it generally take for everything to come back up? And where did the e-mail go in the mean time? [more inside]
posted by easternblot on Mar 6, 2006 - 13 answers

Does domain backordering really work?

Does domain backordering really work? [more inside]
posted by tozturk on Aug 11, 2005 - 3 answers

Domain hijacking?

I have a blog at http://depravedlibrarian.blogspot.com (I've also registerd the domain and will eventually put up a forwarding page). I misstyped this in the location bar: http://depravedlibrarian.blogpsot.com and found that registrant for this site and all the other Amazingbiblestudies sites (I checked 3 other Blogger address) is the same registrant. While it's not exactly domain hijacking, what can I, or should I do about this? How else can I get the word out about this? Thanks for your suggestions.
posted by gleenyc on May 26, 2005 - 24 answers

What should our non-profit's domain name be?

Our non-profit group is setting it's first web site, and we're having some trouble deciding on a domain name. [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul on May 12, 2005 - 11 answers

Fake contact info in domain registration?

Is there any good reason why I can't put a fake address and phone number in my domain registration info? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Apr 6, 2005 - 20 answers

How do I register an expired domain name?

How do I register an expired domain name? [more inside]
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Mar 2, 2005 - 8 answers

Is Yahoo a good domain registrar for the price?

Yahoo is now offering domain name registration for $4.98 per year. I have my domains registered with GoDaddy but a couple are due for renewal soon. Is Yahoo's deal too good to be true? Have any of you had bad experiences with them? Should I switch?
posted by madman on Jan 26, 2005 - 22 answers

3rd party POP3

Say you've got a domain and a server, but the account didn't come with any POP3 setup. Assuming you're not going to abandon that hosting provider for one reason or another, what's the best 3rd party POP account provider? And is this a huge headache?
posted by paul_smatatoes on Dec 12, 2004 - 8 answers

Corporate Email Question

Is there such a thing as a Web site where you can type in the name of a particular organization or domain, and find out what e-mail scheme they assign their employees? Let's say you're trying to locate John Smith at the fictitious Omni Product Corporation...then you could look up the company and find out whether they typically give out addresses that are "john.smith@omniproduct.com," "johnsmith@...," "js,"...etc.? I realize this sounds like a spam apocalypse, but it would be so useful.
posted by inksyndicate on Oct 15, 2004 - 6 answers

How can I privately register a .nl domain when I'm not in the Netherlands?

I would like to register a .nl domain, however I am not based in The Netherlands. Can this be done?
Bonus points if my name / address information can be kept out of whois.
posted by sebas on Aug 26, 2004 - 9 answers

Domain Squatters

Domain Squating. These people have a domain I want. Are they reputable? Anyone dealt with them, or companies like them? Is it generally safe to send companies like this $50 in order to get the domain I want? Or is it all a scam?
posted by ChasFile on Jul 19, 2004 - 9 answers

Are Domains Really Worth $1,000+ Nowadays?

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 - 5 answers

Choosing a Domain Name

I want to get a new domain name that is cool but also sensible enough to go on CV's. However my imaginative skills aren't too great so I thought about using an expired domains list. However I am having difficulty finding a useful one [more inside...] [more inside]
posted by ralawrence on Jun 21, 2004 - 4 answers

Was My Expired Domain (hosted by eNom) Already Bought?

I have inadvertantly let a domain name expire... [more inside]
posted by o2b on Mar 15, 2004 - 5 answers

Dealing with Archives

I'm considering buying a domain, and setting up a personal site. This wouldn't be a problem, really, except that I've got over five years of content on my current personal site in various formats, and I don't want to repeat the mistakes of the past. [Very long, very geeky details inside. Not for the faint of heart.] [more inside]
posted by Jairus on Feb 5, 2004 - 6 answers

Know an efficient way to get wbmasters to change links to my new url?

Does anyone know of an efficient way to get webmasters to change links on their end to reflect a domain name change on my end? [more inside]
posted by anathema on Feb 4, 2004 - 8 answers

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