Many more domain name extensions pricing takes a nose diving

Seems economic recession has affected Domain registration business too. And, to attract more customers, more and more domain name extensions pricing is being discounted. Recent addition to the list are .TV, .ORG, .MOBI and .US domain names. For a update on promotion pricing for all these domain extensions, Continue reading “Many more domain name extensions pricing takes a nose diving”

It’s raining Promotions for Domain Names

After .Net, .In and .Info, now it’s turn of .Mobi to drop prices. While .In promos concluded few days back and .Info promotion still running many registrars, including MyDomain.com, Answerable.com and Anubhooti Internet have announced a dip in pricing of .MOBI domain names.

As per the promotion, pricing for any new .MOBI domain name for an End User has come down to Continue reading “It’s raining Promotions for Domain Names”

When Your Domain becomes non Transferable

At times, due to various reasons, you may like to transfer your domain to other domain registrar. But, there are various cases where a domain name MAY NOT be transferable. If you are planing to transfer away your domain name, make sure status of your domain name adheres to guidelines provided in this article. Transfer denial of your domain could happen in the following circumstances: Continue reading “When Your Domain becomes non Transferable”

Best Way to Protect a Domain Name from getting Stolen

First and foremost thing to do is to make sure that you really own your domain name. Not a silly advice if you know what we are talking about. Have a two or three tier verification process in place with your registrar in case you need to make any update to your details. For those who do not trust even their shadow, they can go and to get their own ICANN registrar accreditation.

Lately, number of domain name thefts taking place in online world is increasing. There are several reasons as how you can loose your domain name and not able to prove that you were the real owner of the domain name in question. Instantly a question pops up as what is the best way to protect a domain name from being stolen.

First and foremost thing to do is to make sure that you really own your domain name. What a silly advice…you might say. No, it’s not if you know what we are talking about. Go through this article and you will instantly want to check whois data of your domain name. Continue reading “Best Way to Protect a Domain Name from getting Stolen”

Pricing dips for all New .INFO Domain Names

Pricing for all new .INFO domain name for an End User has come down to Rs. 121/= (plus / minus Rs. 15 depending on the Registrar). Earlier .INFO domain names were being sold in range of Rs. 450/= to Rs. 500/=.

Recently many registrars announced a dip in pricing for .INFO domain names. As per the .INFO promotion, pricing for any new .INFO domain name for an End User has come down to Rs. 121/= (plus / minus Rs. 15 depending on the Registrar). Earlier .INFO domain names were being sold in between Rs. 400/= to Rs. 500/= per domain year. Continue reading “Pricing dips for all New .INFO Domain Names”

Dot Registrar migrates to MyDomain.com

DotRegistrar (www.dotregistrar.com) is in the process of upgrading all its client accounts and domains to the MyDomain.com Registrar system. In the coming weeks, DotRegistrar will become part of MyDomain. With this upgradation some of the features of Dot Registrar havs gone while some new features (free services) like URL Forwarding, Email Forwarding and DNS managment has been added.

DotRegistrar (www.dotregistrar.com), one of the leading domain registration service providers, is in the process of upgrading all its client accounts and domains to the MyDomain.com Registrar system. As per a notice on www.dotregistrar.com, DotRegistrar will become part of MyDomain, in the coming weeks. With this upgradation some of the features of Dot Registrar have gone while some new features (free services) like URL Forwarding, Email Forwarding and DNS management has been added. However, this comes at a cost to existing clients of Dot Registrar. Continue reading “Dot Registrar migrates to MyDomain.com”

Web designers, Clients and their Domain Names

It’s a rampant practice followed by so called web designers to register their client’s domain names with their (web designers and not clients) own details. This is a complete lose-lose situation for clients. Most of the time clients thinks they have the total control of their domain name while the designer fool him with giving just hosting (FTP) controls.

What the Problem is?

Mostly in India and moreover all over the world, it’s a rampant practice followed by so called web designers to register their client’s domain names with their own (web designers and not clients’) details. This is a complete lose-lose situation for clients. So called web designers’ first motive is to ensure that they take control of their clients’ domain names so that the client has no choice but to stay with the same designer, or lose his domain name in the process. Continue reading “Web designers, Clients and their Domain Names”

Changes in Domain Transfer Process (.COM / .NET)

To transfer your domains OUT of a Registrar (referred as Loosing Registrar), you have to get your own AUTH-INFO code from the Registrar Company. Some companies provide it within their control panel while some may send it to your email.

In last few years domain registry companies have seen customers taking away their .COM / .NET domains freely to other registrar. In the process some frauds also happened. To put a full stop to all this ICANN has made it mandatory for all domain transfers to be supported by a mandatory AUTH-INFO Code (or Transfer Authorization Secret). Continue reading “Changes in Domain Transfer Process (.COM / .NET)”