My university department has a dept.com as well as a dept.univ.edu domain. The .com is just a pointer to the .edu. dept.com is the top google result for searches on our name, but results for dept.univ.edu are buried many pages deep. Here is the problem: there is now a problem with registration of dept.com, so Google's links are not working. What can we do? Is it possible to have Google replace instances of one with another or something? [more inside]
posted by Fred Mars
on Nov 14, 2007 -
I'm thinking about offering a small man-with-a-van -type moving service for a few moves in the short-term. I have a couple of feasibility/legalish questions about transport rules and liability. [more inside]
posted by glibhamdreck
on Sep 5, 2007 -
So I just started signing up for a domain on GoDaddy, but then found out I could do it on my Nearly Free Speech account for less instead, but I can't register that domain on NFS right now because I'm partway through the registration at GoDaddy. What do I need to do to sign up for it via NFS?
posted by freddymungo
on Jun 18, 2007 -
Anyone here have direct (or at least accurate) knowledge of how state-to-state DMV registration queries are performed? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad
on May 27, 2007 -
The company I work for wants to outsource ownership of all its domains to a third party. Is there any way I can fight this? [more inside]
posted by lornoss
on Mar 23, 2007 -
Does anyone have experience with domain registration and/or hosting companies in Jordan? [more inside]
posted by zharptitsa
on Feb 12, 2007 -
NerdyCodeFilter-I have a need to automate the filling of forms for a particular website, the issue is...that I need logic... [more inside]
posted by TomMelee
on Feb 8, 2007 -
Has any one used a title agent
in Maryland instead of getting a title and registration at the Motor Vehicle Administration? [more inside]
posted by divka
on Feb 7, 2007 -
How do I register my vehicle in a new state without a title or a bill of sale? [more inside]
posted by Smarson
on Jan 22, 2007 -
Last spring I purchased a van through craigslist to use in a set for an independent movie. Now I want to sell it again. However, I suspect that the circumstances of the original sale make this impossible or illegal. [more inside]
posted by davidriley
on Nov 1, 2006 -
Have you CANCELLED your 1and1 account successfully (by success I mean they stopped charging you and they released the domains registered through them)? If so, what steps did you follow?? I haven't started the process yet -- just researching right now -- but I've read a lot of 1and 1 cancellation horror stories here and elsewhere.
posted by lorimer
on Oct 17, 2006 -
I just received a bill for taxes on a car I sold in 2001. The taxes are for 2001, 2002, 2003. I have the VIN - but I've moved about 8 times since then, and am not hopeful that I can find a copy of the bill of sale or transfer of title. How can I prove that I didn't own the car during that time? [more inside]
posted by barnone
on Sep 11, 2006 -
My girlfriend handles registrations for swim lessons, and it's a very time-consuming, badly-executed process. I told her that an online implementation of her forms, class rosters, and maybe even payments would simplify the process. Guess who gets to make this happen? (And needs your help to figure out how!) [more inside]
posted by SuperNova
on Jul 9, 2006 -
Why are there places that charge you $35 dollars a year for a domain name (register.com, netsol.com) while there are others that charge you as low as $7 dollars a year for a domain (godaddy.com, namesecure.com)? What's the catch?
posted by falameufilho
on Jul 6, 2006 -
I have a car that has been sitting parked for 6 months in Nashville, TN and the tags have expired. I will be going this week to drive it to my new place in San Jose, CA. I know that I will have to pay a few hundred bucks to register it in CA when I get there and would like to avoid paying to register for a full year in TN when I only need valid pates for a few days.
I've done some searching on the TN website and can't find any information if there is any sort of temporary tag (even 10 days is more than enough) that would get me through. Does anyone have experience with this? Any ideas on what my options might be?
posted by aaronh
on Feb 19, 2006 -
I have a website that is hosted by DreamHost but the domain registration is at GoDaddy. I want to transfer the registration somewhere else because of GoDaddy's politics. One thing I'm looking for is private registration so that my info is not available to spammers on Whois -- GoDaddy and a few other companies do that. Anyone have any suggestions for good registration companies? Namecheap? 1&1? RegisterFly? Thanks.
posted by stacyhall1
on Dec 17, 2005 -
I'm trying to register my van in Boston Mass. and the insurance laws are crazy. I have insurance already with my car in Colorado but it won't due in Boston. I really don't want to pay an arm and leg to insure and register this van because I will probably sell it in the next year or so. What is the most inexpensive way to go about this?
posted by Viomeda
on Nov 7, 2005 -
Regarding my CommonTimes post
Here's a question for all you seasoned MeFi NewsFilter veterans. So many news sources require bogus, worthless, annoying "registration", imagining that they're harvesting tons of valuable marketing information. Bugmenot comes in handy, but I hate to post links to CommonTimes which lead readers to a reg-gate.
I'm aware of the NY Times Link Generator
which does an end-around of the reg gateway. And BugMeNot
sure comes in handy. I'm also tagging with "reglink" where appropriate.
Any other suggestions for dealing with reg-required links?
posted by hybernaut
on Aug 3, 2005 -
What's the best domain registrar in terms of service and price not including godaddy.com? [more inside]
posted by bryce
on Jul 8, 2005 -
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 -
So I bought a truck from my brother-in-law and brought it over to Chicago from San Francisco last August. I have a transfer of title from him but I have never registered the vehicle (oops). Now I'm leaving the country and selling the truck to a friend. What's the easiest way to transfer title to him?
posted by onalark
on Apr 22, 2005 -
We have plenty of Minnesota residents here, right? I just moved to Minnesota a few months ago and am now purchasing a new vehicle (well, used) but need to transport it from Iowa. [more inside]
posted by angry modem
on Apr 6, 2005 -
I'd like to register an ".is" domain. I have no connection to Iceland - I just really like a particular domain name. Is this possible? If so, where can I host it?
posted by letitrain
on Mar 7, 2005 -
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 -
Augh! What happened to Bitbeamer.com
? (No link 'cuz it's gone.) Bitbeamer was the shareware successor to freeware LeechFTP
. I just tried to reinstall my (paid for!) copy, and the registration routine failed when it could not connect to its home base. Google reveals nothing. Has anyone noted what happened -- did it get acquired by another company? Did the author abandon the product? Do I have any hope of using my favorite ftp client again?
posted by Tubes
on Dec 22, 2004 -
What's the easiest way to figure out where I'm registered to vote? I've moved several times in-state, and I'm not sure whether I've updated my registration, or, whether I've updated or not, where my voting center would be.
posted by emptybowl
on Sep 13, 2004 -
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 -
I've seen a number of cars with a sticker of a white number eight on a red background on their back window. Does anyone know what that signifies? [more inside]
posted by gyc
on Aug 19, 2004 -
Is anyone aware of a method (online or otherwise) for determining to whom a vehicle is registered if you know the license plate number - without actually being a law enforcement officer yourself? Google's only turned up for-pay services (that start at US$30 or so). The vehicle is registered in Illinois, if that impacts the answer...
posted by JollyWanker
on Jul 10, 2004 -
My brother found an iPod a while back. He sent it to me as a gift. I'm delighted, but wonder if Apple has a registration program which I should use to try to return it to the previous owner. And if that doesn't work out, I'm wondering what the essential accessories would be, since this is just the iPod.
posted by weston
on Apr 19, 2004 -
I have a friend who is running a basketball camp. They want to have their site allow online registration/payment. We've looked at places like Eteamz
. But eventually my friend has merchandise they would like to sell on this site as well. Should they just use the registration sites until the time comes that they want to sell the other stuff? Should they just get something that just allows them to let people pay them online for anything? And if they do that, since I don't imagine they will be selling huge quantities of stuff what should they use to sell their stuff (camp and merchandise) online? Paypal?
posted by nramsey
on Apr 15, 2004 -