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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. Jeff

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    :lol:

    Submissions (Questions AND Answers) requested here, as always! :tu:
    Next update to NameFAQ's will be in December ... thanks for keeping it up-to-date and timely folks.
    B-)
     
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    Thanks RJ for starting this thread. This will surely benefit the newbies like me. And, of course, all forumers as well.
     
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    Question: I misspelled my domain name when I was registering, is there any way for me to change it to the correct spelling?

    Answer: No, you cannot change the domain name once it is registered. However, you may register the correct spelling as well. You will not have to buy another hosting package, just the domain. You may wish to contact your host for more information on this.
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    Question: What is a "parked domain"?

    Answer: When you have a parked domain, it means you own the actual domain, but you do not have a DNS (Domain Name System) to host the site.
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    Question: Can I use capital letters in my domain name?

    Answer: Well, yes and no. When registering, all domains are lowercase. However, many people find that using capital letters makes it look more professional. Most web browsers will automatically change capital letters to lowercase, so you can use them when creating links.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2004
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    Being a little pedantic on this, but... I believe character total includes the "." and the ext to = 67 char. Therefore in the case of .com, .net, and other 3 char exts, the correct number preceding the "." = 63. However w/ .us and other cc 2 letter ext the correct # = 64 and conversely, w/ .info, it would = 62. :gl:

    Fairly sure this is correct, but double check me.
     
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    What does .tm stand for?
     
  8. domainabilities

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    fat finger, or misspelled domains

    How can you check how popular a misspelled domain is ? A hugely popular domain over two million links with one letter wrong is it valuable ?? Overture didnt help, where can you check unique searches or typein mistake searches. Thanks. Mike C
     
  9. DownUnder

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    What happened to the namefaqs.com page?

    It's now ppc.....

    Bring back namefaqs.com, it was a great place to send newbie domainers!
     
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    It expired on the 18th.
     
  11. RJ

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    It's been renewed and will be back online shortly.
     
  12. GamingHybrid

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    Cool site, very interestring and Helpful.

    GOD BLESS
     
  13. Jeff

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    Thanks, keep your suggestions and FAQ's additions coming, folks! :tu:
    Link: http://www.namefaqs.com

    B-)
     
  14. Nunim

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    Thanks

    Thanks for letting me know about this guys, very nice site... I hope for it to be helpful in the future.

    BTW... this is my first post but I hope to make many more here, this is a neat place that i never knew existed before today.
     
  15. 1rrr1

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    nice
     
  16. Dwayne

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    nice site, its going to be very helpful to me :)
     
  17. Ringr

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    Awesome idea RJ, that's very helpful!
    Thanks :D
     
  18. Ringr

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    What was the first .org registered?
     
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    I'm really surprised no one responded to this one, as it's something all of you domain speculators should be jumping on, and doing so loudly.

    Dynamic DNS allows broadband internet users to identify their domain name with a dynamic IP. Since most ISPs allocate dynamic IPs to home users, these subscribers are otherwise inhibited from establishing their own domains. With DDNS, users can register their domain and associated with a server on their own network (say, a WinXP box running IIS) in spite of the fact that their IP will change periodically.

    Originally we used to roll our own DDNS services using bind and nsupdate, but today anyone can subscribe to a DDNS service provider. And the best bit is--it's usually FREE! The DDNS provider then updates the A records, MX records, and CNAME records to your new IP every time it changes, snap!
     
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    Why is it so much more expensive to register .tv domain names than in other realms like .com-.us-.info...etc.?..Thanks..Mike
     
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    Because 9000 people living in the nine coral atolls that comprise the tiny nation of Tuvalu entered the new millenium by deciding to sell off the entirety of its allocated domains under .tv to a California-based company called Idealab, who founded their startup, dotTV to profit from the exploitation of .tv domains.

    Tuvalu retains a 20% share in dotTV, which contributes significantly to their GDP in addition to their other chief exports: stamps, copra, fish products, and phone sex.

    Sometimes, ya just gotta wonder.
     
  22. armstrong

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    I understand the principle, but never really liked the idea of constantly changing DNS records. There are too many ISPs and firewalls that cache DNS, which I suspect will lead to your site being unavailable an uncomfortable % of the time. With cheap and free hosting available by the truckload, why bother with DDNS?
     
  23. smadison

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    DDNS vs free webhosting

    Not at all. This "DNS Cache" to which you refer is how DNS fundamentally works, and is the manner in which DNS records are updated. The more, the merrier, in this scenario.

    Most of the free or nearly-free web hosting comes with strings attached--adverts and annoying popups. By becoming your own webhost and using DDNS to bind your domain to your dynamic IP, you avoid all of that. Additionally, you gain the advantage of binding your domain to more than just a website if you so choose. All without the hassle of adverts and the unprofessional spam overhead it adds.
     
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    Hey

    hey.
    i have a litlle question about the value of different domains.
    what is most worth of
    .name and
    .info?

    I know .com is the best, but after that?
     
  25. anitasues

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    I know this may sound stupid, but sometimes its the stupid things that need answering: what exactly is a domain name?
     

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