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While looking into a web hosting company the other day I noticed they also had a “domain reseller” business and was surprised to see a pretty official looking ICANN logo that had the words “ICANN Accredited Reseller”. Read more »
We published a few articles on our company blog about the forthcoming launch of the .CO top level domain, and we made numerous references to the “sunrise” and “landrush” phases without realizing that those phrases are “jargon”. People who don’t live and breathe domains may not actually know what this means!
Nick from the U.K asks:
My company recently purchased a couple domains and we want those to link to our current website. Eg. example.com will transfer to example.co.uk instantly. How can I do this?
This is similar to an earlier post How do I point “www.domain.com” at “domain.com” or vice-versa?, but since we’re going across multiple domains, we should also think about a couple additional issues.
It is not uncommon to get unsolicited email from some party representing themselves as an overseas trademark or domain registry that has received a request from some local party that they feel may infringe upon your trademark.
You can consider these just a form of marketing email (spam) or a elaborate way to entice you into spending needless funds on “defending your trademark” by registering variations of domain names you already own under various foreign Top-Level-Domains. Read more »
(These steps in transferring a .COM, .NET or .ORG domain to a new registrar also apply to .BIZ and .INFO or any domain within a Top Level Domain that runs on EPP)
Please Note: As of October 2010 the .CA Registry has changed to using the EPP Registry Protocol.
As such, the .CA Transfer process is now very similar to the process for transferring for .com, .net or .org domains.
- Get the Auth Code for your domain from the “losing registrar side”
- Initiate the transfer on the gaining side.
Contrary to .COM/.NET/.ORG transfers, the .CA transfer also happens instantly.
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Domain parking refers to monetizing otherwise unused domain names via pay-per-click advertising.
There are numerous companies that exist soley to monetize “parked” domains in this manner. Most domain registrars “park” their customers’ idle and unused domains and monetize them, often keeping the revenues for themselves.
If you have domain names simply “parked” with your registrar, you may decide you want to monetize them yourself. If you do, you need to select a domain parking company and then configure your domains so that web traffic to them goes to the parked page provider’s system.
Every once in awhile we see a situation where somebody changes the IP address one of their hostname (A records) points at and the rest of the world still sees the old address.
Common causes of this include: