I have a several-thousand word set. I would like to check each word to see if a .com domain (or other TLD) name is available. The command-line
whoisbinary throttles my scripted requests after about 10 searches. Is there a reasonably comprehensive whois service that is free or inexpensive, which I can query in scripted manner, via a command-line session?
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]
After adding a MX record, my domain's DNS isn't propagating. How can I fix this? [more inside]
[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]
How can I discover a short URL that is available to register? [more inside]
How do I contact a Romanian domain holder? [more inside]
How do I grab a domain that is currently parked but not in use? [more inside]
Is it even possible to get a .cn domain name now if I'm not a Chinese citizen? [more inside]
Where should I register my .rs domain, so I don't get ripped off? [more inside]
I'd like to register a .an TLD but there are a couple of issues. One, I don't live in the Netherlands Antilles and two, the Netherlands Antilles don't seem to exist any more. [more inside]
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]
How to safely register a .no or .no.com top-level domain, or any other country code TLD? [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience with "premium" .me domain registering. If I go to something like http://wash.me, I get a page that says it's a premium domain, owned by domain.me, and they may auction it off some day. I can apply for it, but basically have to tell them what I want to do with it. While I'm all in favor of cutting off domain squatting, I'm really not inclined to share what might be a brilliant business idea with them, at least without an NDA. [more inside]
How serious are the connotations of .com and .net TLDs, and which should I choose for an art project? [more inside]
I'd really like to get a Coop TLD, but I'm having a hard time finding an affordable and easy-to-use registrar. [more inside]
Is there any where I could get a top level domain (TLD) as .list ? Or in the near future? [more inside]
What's the best way to buy international, especially European, TLDs? [more inside]
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?
Which is better: mypreferrednamesoftware.com or mypreferredname.biz? Or do I have to keep trying to find anothergoodname.com that isn't already taken? [more inside]
Having problems with a TLD that lives as a subdirectory. [more inside]
Domain Naming Troubles - I have spent the last week and a half trying to come up with a clever dot com for my web design company. I am looking for suggestions on keywords that I can use to form a good domain name. [more inside]
I have some hosting. I use oldtld.com currently as a TLD, to point people at it. On oldtld.com, there are several subdirectories, which I'll call /olddir1, /olddir2, etc. What I want is to be able to buy a new TLD - newtld.com - and point it at the same hosting, yet keep the two separate. [more inside]
I'm considering registering a .ae (United Arab Emirates) domain name for my business. I've got a couple concerns. [more inside]
Why are some churches in the U.S. using the ".cc" Top Level Domain (instead of .com or .org) on their churches' web sites? Isn't .cc the country code for the Cocos Islands off of Australia? Examples from my quick Google search: Example A Example B
How to get .ru , .cn, .mx, .ve, .br, and possibly other country URLs as a re-direct to my company's .com? [more inside]
I recently registered a .co.uk domain name. I've since found out that my full name is visible on a WHOIS. What can I do to hide it? [more inside]
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?
$1888 for a domain more soon [more inside]
I'm in love with a domain name. The problem is, .it's (sorry) a cc-tld that's restricted to citizens of Italy. [more inside]
Any word on what the some of the most credible, competent, and friendly domain name registrars are for European TLDs? Looking at registering some stuff for Spain, Portugal, France, and Italy, possibly Germany and others later.
I have managed to install my beloved Firefox on my "heavily secured" computer at work and told it to use the company proxy server (we can only go through port 80). I'm not supposed to be using anything other than IE, but, well, you understand. The problem is that I can't access any .net domains (.com, .org, .co.uk and any other TLD works as it should) with Firefox, while this is not a problem in IE. Using the IP number of a .net website brings me to the site just fine, so it seems to be a DNS issue, but I have never heard of a TLD requiring its own DNS server or a special port. I can't ask the company IT people as I'm not allowed to use FF in the first place, and the FF support forums have never even answered my question. Any ideas?