What is a domain's auth code and why do I need it?

By , April 22, 2010

Domains in the .com, ,net, .org, .biz and .info TLDs (aka .CNOBI) use a registry protocol called “EPP” to communicate between the registrars and registry.

Under this protocol, a domain “auth code” is a small random code assigned to each domain name and is required in order for a domain name to be transferred from one registrar to another.

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Home How do marketers and spammers get my personal information after I register a domain name?

By , April 22, 2010

It never fails: somebody registers their first domain name and within 24 hours they’re getting unsolicited email in their inbox and eventually more marketing material via postal mail.

What happened?

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Who is the Domain Registry of Canada or the Domain Registry of America?

By , April 22, 2010

If you’ve registered a domain under .COM, .NET, .ORG, .BIZ, or .INFO you will probably eventually receive a postal mailing from the Domain Registry of Canada or the Domain Registry of America which looks like this

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Where can I find the whois history of a domain name?

By , April 22, 2010

DomainTools (formerly whois.sc and not affiliated with DomainHelp) carries a whois history of many domains in the .com, .net, .org, .biz and .info top level domains.