Put Your Domain Knowledge To The Test With Trivia Tuesday

Dynadot
Dec 1, 2015

Greetings, Trivia Tuesday players! Test your domain knowledge this week with a fun and informative game of trivia! Today we have three questions that require domain knowledge along with three amazing prizes! For all you fans, this is our last month of Trivia Tuesday, so play while the game is still here! Check out our game rules and regulations if you're new to our game or need a refresher on the rules! Good luck!

Last Week's Answers


Easy: What is spoofing?
Reward: Dyna T-Shirt

Answer: Spoofing is when someone places an email address (which could be fake) they do not have access to in the "From" field to cover up his or her own email address. Spoofing is common in spam messages.

Medium: Who is ICANN and what do they do?
Reward: 10% Off an Order (Max $50)

Answer: ICANN or the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is a non-profit organization that is in charge of maintaining and coordinating the Internet. ICANN is in charge of the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and the Domain Name System (DNS) as well as the launch of new gTLDs. Learn more about what Dynadot's ICANN accreditation means to you.

Hard: Explain domain auto-renew.
Reward: 1 Free Domain Renewal (up to $10)

Answer: Domain auto-renew means that once you set your domain to auto-renew and select a payment method for your auto-renewed domains, our system will renew your domain 30 days before its expiration date! If for some reason, our attempt to renew your domain is unsuccessful, you will receive an email from us letting you know. Additionally, our system will continue to attempt to renew your domain everyday until your domain's expiration date. This allows you to address the issue before the domain is fully expired. Once your domain auto-renewal has been completed, a confirmation email will be sent to you.


Thank you to everyone who played this week's round of trivia! If you're new to our game, check out our game rules and regulations then play this round!

This Week's Trivia


Easy: What are Whois contact records?
Reward: $1 Off an Order (Min $4.99)

Medium: What are zone name servers?
Reward: 50% Off 1 Domain Transfer (.COM, .NET, or .ORG)

Hard: Name a few tips from our website that can help you avoid falling for email or phone scams.
Reward: 1 Free Domain Registration (.COM, .NET, .ORG, or .XYZ)

Answer below for a chance to win a prize in this week's game!


Post by Annabel Maw


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6 comments
infodude
Dec 1, 2015 2:41pm
Medium: Zone name servers (also known as root name servers) are servers that maintain a list of every domain's name servers. In summary, they tell web browsers where to find a certain domain's name servers. Then the domain's name servers tell the browser where that domain's website is located by returning an IP address. When you set or change your name servers, all of the zone name servers around the world must update their lists, which takes time. This is why it might take some time for your name server changes to propagate.
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annabel_maw
infodude
Dec 3, 2015 11:20am
Nice! You got it :)
v_k_chennai_in_1
Dec 1, 2015 3:53pm
Hard: #1 Don't Give Out Personal Information, Especially Your Password. #2 Don't click on any links from suspisiouc emails / webpages #3 Do research, try to find out if similar breaches have been reported online. Source: https://www.dynadot.com/community/blog/2014/02/avoid-email-scams.html
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annabel_maw
v_k_chennai_in_1
Dec 3, 2015 11:23am
Great job! You're the winner :)
jp-toronto-yyz
Dec 1, 2015 5:10pm
Easy: Contact records are collections of contact information created to be displayed in the public Whois directory. Source: https://www.dynadot.com/community/help/question/what-are-contact-records
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annabel_maw
jp-toronto-yyz
Dec 3, 2015 11:19am
Good work! You win :)
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