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NameFAQs - Answers to common domain name questions

Located in Domain Beginners, started by RJ, Jul 22, 2003

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  1. RJ

    RJ Domain Buyer PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    NameFAQs - http://www.namefaqs.com

    I am compiling a list of frequently asked questions about domain names. The goal is to have a base of knowledge that will further help 'Newbies' become 'Name Pros'.

    What kind of questions do you think would be fitting to include?

    If you'd like to help further the effort, you can post or PM your Domain Related Questions and Answers.

    As a little bonus, if your question makes it onto NameFAQs you'll get 25 NP$ out of it, and if you provide a question AND an answer to the question and we use it, you'll receive 75 NP$
     
    The views expressed on this page by users and staff are their own, not those of NamePros.
  2. Dr.Pepper

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    Question: How long can a domain name be?

    Answer: In the fall of 1999 a domain could only be 23 Characters. But the rules have changed and you can now register a domain with up to 63 characters.
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2003
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  4. Dr.Pepper

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    Question: What characters can I use in a domain?

    Answer: The letters of the alphabet numberic characters and the hyphen.

    I didnt see this one on your site^
     
  5. RJ

    RJ Domain Buyer PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Same FAQ as I posted before. You're on the right track though, exactly the kinds of questions I'm looking for.
     
  6. Dr.Pepper

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    :notme: :)
     
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    Question: Can a domain name include curse words?

    Answer: The question still has not been answered in court. So it is up to the registers policy.
     
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    Question: What are the new titles going to be?

    Answer: No one knows for sure but many people have suggested the follwoing titles:

    .god -For a religious site
    .firm -For businesses and firms
    .web - For online activities
    .arts - For artistic and cultural sites
    .rec -For entertainment sites
    .xxx For adult sites
    .sex For adult sites
     
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    Question: Is it true that every single all a's domain names have been registered? (example a.com aaaa.com aaaaaaaaa.com

    Answer: Yes every domain from 1 to 63 characters long that have all a's have been registered.


    Question: Was ais the people who regged all these? :)
     
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  11. Sharpy

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    What are all of the possible Domain status catagories:

    Active
    Registrar Lock
    Registrar Hold
    Redemption Period
    Pending Delete


    What does each mean?

    Active: Domain enjoys good standing between its owner and the registrar of record.

    Registrar Lock: Domain most likley enjoys good standing between its owner and the registrar of record. The domain owner has used the lock feature so that no transfer request can be completed unless the owner unlocks the domain

    Registrar Hold: The domain has expired. The registrar is attempting to contact the owner to renew it. During this period, about 35-40 days after the listed expiery date, only the owner may renew the domain name at its regular renewal Rate. The Hold period can be calculated by looking at the expiered/on-hold domain and adding 35-40 days to the "Updadted" Date

    Redemption period. Domain is expired and has gone through its Hold period without being renewed by its owner. During this period, 30 days, only the domain owner may renew the domain, however the cost is 10-30 times more than the regular renewal rate, depending on the registrar. Again the redemption period end date may be arrived at by adding 30 days to the "Updated" date.

    Pending Delete. Domain is expired and has gone through its Hold period and the Redemption period without being renewed by its owner. During this period, 6 days, noone may renew the domain, this domain is now set to delete and will become available to the public/drop services. Again the Pending Delete period end date may be arrived at by adding 6 days to the "Updated" date.


    -RJ- these dates/facts may be a little off but I think the inclusion of the satus info would be good. Just fix my explanations if they are off a bit.
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2003
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    Very nice site!!
    Thx alot!
     
  13. RJ

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    Thanks Sharpy! Now in the FAQs

    http://www.namefaqs.com/question/qstId/26.html

    NP$ on the way
     
  14. RJ

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    Good one, thanx Dr. P! Just added
    http://www.namefaqs.com/question/qstId/27.html
     
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    Question: I own a domain name that is a trademark of a large company. Can I sell it to them?

    Answer: No! If you approach a company with the intention of selling them a domain name that they have a trademark on. You are saying that you registered the domain name for that purpose to profit from a trademark infringement. This is one of the easiest ways to lose a legal battle before it has even started.

    Question: Can I own a domain name that is or contains the name of a celebrity, politician or other well known person?

    Answer: Yes you can should you no could it could easily become a legal battle.

    Question: Is their a place where I can go and talk to other people that buy and sell domain names?

    Answer: Yes you can join the online forum NamePros.com full of a online comunity of people who buy and sell domain names.

    Question: Why should I own a domain name?

    Answer: Investment -When you buy a domain you are making a investment. Competitive Advantage - If you own a top level domain you are going to look a lot more professional then owning a free web site.
     
  17. RJ

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    Two good questions for the legal issues FAQs. I need to work on the answers a little. Thanx again Dr. P.
     
  18. KingDon

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    How do I choose a good name to register?

    If you can find 5 people you strongly believe would have an interest in the name, then it's worth a shot. Know who your prospects are before you buy the domain name. The object is to buy something you can sell, not because it sounds nice. This is what separates the collectors from the sellers. Only buy what you think you can sell, and always go with reason over emotion when uncertain.
     
  19. RJ

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    Thanks Don! I added your FAQ here
    http://www.namefaqs.com/question/qstId/29.html

    Hope you don't mind, I put your name with a link to Venora. Good for your link popularity! :D
     
  20. KingDon

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    I just checkeed the link and it says give instead of 5, something got lost in the cut and paste, thanks for the DNF cash, think I'll go buy a bottle, WOOO HOOOOOO!!!!

    Oh yea Venora.com, one day I'll have it up and running right, registrations, hosting, the whole 9 yards. Thanks again Rj,

    Don
     
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    Question:
    I'm thinking about getting into Domain Name Speculation as a carrer, what should I do to be successful?

    Answer:
    A. Slap self in head
    B. Turn off computer
    C. Run
    D. Run Far
    E. Run Far Away
    F. and never return
    G. If that same thought or desire ever occurs to you again, repeat steps A through F


    :D
     
  22. Jeff

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    :lol: Sharpy!

    PS. You may wish to check your "NP$" post, KingDon. :D
    Keep 'em coming folks!
    PS. 50 NP$'s each for the next four (4) entries selected for inclusion at the www.namefaqs.com site by RJ. Good :$: Deal, IMHO.

    :lala:
     
  23. Dr.Pepper

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    Question: Are all the Dictionary words gone?

    Answer: Some 97 percent of the words in Webster's dictionary have been registered.
     
  24. SlashRoot.Com

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    Some one has initiated an illegal transfer request for my domain name. Do I need to do any thing?

    Yes. you must deny it within a time frame stipulated by the current ICANN reguations. Strange as it may sound, if the owner/administrator does not NAK a transfer request, it goes through after the stipulated time.
     
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    How do I protect my domain name from unauthorized updates or domain hijacking?

    Lock it up! Most registratrs allow you to a put a "lock" on your domain. While a domain is in locked state, name server changes, doman transfers, ownership changes, etc. are disabled. Check with your domain registration services provider (rsp) or domain registrar for details.

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