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  • How do I participate in expired closeouts?

    Our Expired Closeouts are a great way to pick up domains that are about to expire. There are a few requirements to participate: You must have a Dynadot Account (creating one is free). You must not be banned from our auctions. You must have $5 in account balance, or have completed a successful order payment of at least $5 with us within the last 365 days. If you are new to Dynadot or do not have a recent order history, the easiest way for you to fulfill this requirement is by creating a prepay order. Please note that the amount of the prepay will default to $100.00, but you can adjust this manually. NOTE: In rare cases, a domain purchased during closeout will not be added. This could be for two different reasons: 1. The original registrant renewed the domain. 2. The payment method declined. Related help files: What is a closeout? Do closeout domain fees include renewal?

  • Do closeout domain fees include renewal?

    The fixed price does not include the domain extension’s renewal fee. The renewal fee will be added during checkout. Related help files: What is a closeout? How do I participate in expired closeouts?

  • What is a Dynadot sub account?

    A sub accounts is a separate Dynadot account that can access another Dynadot account. This is useful for large businesses or web developers. Now owners can allow others to manage their domains through a range of capabilities. To enable this feature, the first step would require a different / new Dynadot account. This account will have a different account holder, username, account info, etc. Owners can select between three different access levels: 1. Domain Only - Enables the sub account to manage domains. 2. Auction Bids - Enables the sub account to bid on auction in Dynadot Aftermarket on your behalf 3. Domain and Auction bids - grants access to both domain and auction bids. NOTE: Payment and billing are hidden from all access levels and remain the owners responsibility.How can I invite another accounts? Owner inviting staff: Sign in to your Dynadot account. On the left hand side please select “My Info” > “Sub Accounts” Click “Add User” Enter the staff member’s email address, select the access level, then click “Send Invite” An email will be sent to the staff member to confirm access within 48 hours.User requesting access to an account: Sign in to your Dynadot account. On the left hand side please select "My Info", > "Sub Accounts" > "Accounts I can access" Click on "request access" Enter the forum name, the email address associated with the owners account & the access level, click "send request". An email will be sent to the owner NOTE: The owner must log into the same account that is associated with the Dynadot user and forum name. Once logged in the owner can, confirm, deny and change access levels.How do I accept access from the owner? There are two scenarios: Scenario A: The recipient already has a Dynadot account Scenario B: The recipient does NOT have a Dynadot account For Scenario A: Open the invitation email from the email address sent from the owner. Click on "sign in to confirm access". Sign in to your Dynadot account. Click on "Confirm Access". For Scenario B: Create your Dynadot account. After the security questions have been answered please return to the email and click "confirm access". Log into to your Dynadot account and confirm access How do I accept access from the owner? Sign in to your Dynadot account. On the left hand side click “My Info” > “Sub account” Locate the account you would like to access and click “Access Now”. You are now viewing the owner’s account based on the permissions that have been enabled. A blue banner will display be displayed across your account showing your account. To log out of owners account Click on the ‘Exit sub-account’ on the top right hand side You are now in your account

  • How do I list my domain in Dynadot's User Auctions?

    You can now auction your domains with our new User Auctions feature! Auctioning your domain is easy, just follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Before you can list a domain for auction, you will need to unlock your account. Select "My Domains" from the left-side menu bar and click "Manage Domains" in the drop-down. Check the box next to the domain name you wish to list for auction, and select "Sell Domain" from the "Bulk Action" drop-down menu. Select "Auction" from the drop-down list. Set a "Starting Price" for your auction listing. If you would like to use one of our auction landing pages, check the “Auction Landing Page” option, and select the template you would like to use. Please note that this will override any DNS or name server settings currently being used, but the current settings will stay saved in your Dynadot account. Click the "Auction Domain" button to list your domain for auction. IMPORTANT: The auction will start immediately after you click the "Auction Domain" button. YOU CANNOT MODIFY THE AUCTION ONCE IT STARTS, but an auction can be cancelled until a bid is placed. Dynadot's auction commission is 10% of the final price. There is no listing fee at this time. All Dynadot user auctions will last for 7 days. Once a domain has been listed in our User Auctions it cannot be unlocked, deleted, moved to another Dynadot account, or transferred to another registrar. It is not possible to auction a domain that expires in less than 15 days as the processing period will take 5-20 days. Auction proceeds are given in account credit by default. This credit can be used as payment for any future orders placed at Dynadot. NOTE: Dynadot now supports Payouts.

  • What are TrueName domains?

    TrueName domains are domain names that provide protection against phishing and domain fraud using the Donuts registry's proprietary homographic blocking technology. This protection actively prevents bad actors from registering similar or look-a-like domains frequently used to deceive users online while taking advantage of your brand/domain name. This security, combined with the wide variety of unique domain extensions available through the Donuts registry, means you can build your brand presence or website without worry of common domain fraud or malicious phishing tactics. Features and Notes: TrueName domain protection is applied to all Top Level domains under the Donuts registry. If you already own a domain under a Donuts TLD, it will automatically receive TrueName protection. There is no additional cost in registering TrueName domains. Protection will remain for as long as the domain name is registered. Protection is applied at the registry level, which will prevent look-a-like domains from being registered across the web.

  • How do I add my US bank account to my Dynadot account?

    Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "Payments" from the left-side menu bar and click "Bank Accounts" on the right. On the next screen, click “Add Bank Account”. (For security reasons a “2-factor authenticator” is required to add a bank account) In the next window click “Continue”. Choose your bank in the list or enter it in the search field. Enter your internet banking credentials. Choose the account you’d like to add and click “Continue”. Click “Continue” one more time and your bank account is linked to your Dynadot account You will be able to use your account to register new domains, set your domains to Auto-renew, set Autopay and add proxy bids for your auctions.

  • Is the domain I won in the User Auction renewed?

    No, domains that are won in our User Auctions are NOT renewed as part of the purchase. If you would like to renew the domain, this would not be included in the cost of the auction.

  • How do I set up email forwarding if I’m using DNS?

    Every domain registered at Dynadot comes with free email forwarding as well as free domain parking, DNS settings, domain forwarding, ownership changes, and our free website builder! Email forwarding allows you to receive email to an address on your domain name, for example, [email protected] The email is forwarded to an existing email, such as your Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, or other email. To set up email forwarding for your domain whilst using our DNS, please follow these steps: Log into your Dynadot account. Check the box next to your domain name(s) and click on the "Bulk Action" button. Choose "DNS Settings" from the "Bulk Action" list. Under the "Domain Record" section, select “Email Forward“ from the “Record Type” drop-down. Enter in the email address you want for your domain email in the “Alias” box (you do not need to enter the full email address such as [email protected], only the "email" part should be entered from this example). Enter an existing email address that you want your email forwarded to in the "Email" box. Press the ”Save DNS” button save your changes . NOTE: You can specify up to 10 different email addresses to have forwarded. If you want to have catch all email forwarding, enter a * as the email username. There are also some additional limits to our email forwarding. Want to get email for your domain without any limits that doesn't have to be forwarded? Check out our Email Hosting or Website Builder Business Plan.

  • What are the requirements to register a .NYC domain?

    .NYC domains require a physical presence in one of New York City's five boroughs. When you register a .NYC domain, you will need to create a contact record in New York. If you already have a contact record in New York, this can be selected from a drop down menu. You can later access your .NYC contact settings to edit them in your Dynadot account. The information below is from the .NYC registry and it expands on the .NYC registration requirements: The City of New York desires to have only those individuals or entities having a substantive and lawful connection to the City be permitted to register .NYC domain names ("Nexus Policy"): Registrants in .NYC must be either; a natural person whose primary place of domicile is a valid physical address in the City of New York ("Nexus Category 1"); or an entity or organization that has a physical street address in the City of New York ("Nexus Category 2"). The existence of a P.O. Box address in the City of New York shall not qualify for purposes of meeting the Nexus Policy. Registrants must agree in their Agreement with their Registrar and/or Reseller, whichever applicable, that they are in compliance with all relevant Federal, New York State and New York City laws, including the tax requirements for conducting business via the Internet. Registrants may find more information about compliance with the city tax laws at the City of New York Department of Finance's website (currently at www.nyc.gov/finance). Registrants must remain in compliance with the applicable Nexus Category for the entire period of such domain names registration by the registrant. Registrants may not license, sub-delegate or otherwise transfer .NYC domain names to third parties that otherwise fail to meet the requirements of this Nexus Policy.

  • Do you have a Payout Policy?

    Yes, we provide payouts for account credit with the following conditions: Please request a refund to the original payment method if the order is still eligible for a refund. There is a 5% fee on account credit that is paid out to cover costs associated with the transaction. The minimum payout amount in USD that can be requested is $100 USD. The minimum payout amount in CNY that can request is 700 yuan. Payouts are made via PayPal to the email that you specify. Payouts via Alipay are available for account credit in CNY and are made to the account associated with the email or phone number that you specify. Payouts by check are also available for account credit in USD. Because PayPal charges extra fees to payout International accounts, there may be an additional cost for payouts under $500 USD. Requesting a payout of less than $500 USD can result in additional fees. You may be required to verify account details. Updating your account information will trigger a month long waiting period. Payout requests can be denied if we are unable to verify the account holder, fraudulent activity has been identified, or is suspected in connection with the account making the request. First time payout orders will take longer, it can take a minimum of seven to ten business days to complete. Subsequent payout orders can take two to five business days to complete. NOTE: Dynadot is not responsible for any additional fees that may be charged by PayPal. Accounts must be active for at least 6 months if you are requesting a payout. Withdraws of prepay credit upon which a bonus have been received or granted will result in the bonus being forfeited.



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