- How do I generate a new auth code for my domain?
In most cases, you shouldn't need to generate a new authorization code for your domain just to transfer it. However, sometimes if there is an issue with your transfer, generating a new auth code can help solve the issue. Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Domains" from the left-side menu bar and click "Manage Domains" in the drop-down. Click on the domain name you want to transfer (it should be a link). Scroll down to the "Transfer Lock" section and confirm it says "No". If the status is not "No", this is likely the problem. You need to unlock your domain and then you may not need to generate a new authorization code. Go to the "Authorization Code" section directly below "Transfer Lock". Press the "New Code" button to generate a new authorization code. You may need to unlock your account if the button does not appear. NOTE: If you are in the middle of a transfer, you will need to update your pending transfer with the new authorization code.
- Is there a drawback to using stealth forwarding?
Yes, there is a drawback when you use stealth forwarding. With stealth forwarding, visitors to your website will not be able to see your site's sub-directory structure. They will also not be able to bookmark specific pages on your website when you use stealth forwarding. This is because stealth forwarding uses frames and only serves to forward a visitor to the web page you have specified in the stealth forwarding option. Once your visitor has reached your website, the URL in the address bar will not change no matter which page he/she navigates to until he/she reaches a web page which breaks out of the frames. Once a visitor breaks out of the frames, the website's real URL address will be visible in the web browser's URL bar. For example, say you have a page http://name.somedomain.com/folder/somepage.html and when you use stealth forwarding, you want http://www.myexample.org/folder/somepage.html to show up instead of http://name.somedomain.com/folder/somepage.html. This will not work with stealth forwarding since your domain name can only hide the URL of your website and will always show up as http://www.myexample.org/. If you want to be able to see your sub-directory structure, then you must create a website on myexample.org. You can do this through Dynadot's free website builder or with a web hosting plan, so your files are all hosted on myexample.org instead of at name.somedomain.com. You can also choose to use our regular domain forwarding. Find out how to set up stealth forwarding. Find out how to set up domain forwarding.
- How many years can I register my domain?
You can register your domain up to 10 years; however, not all top-level domains (TLDs) allow this many years of registration. There are two ways to see how many years of registration are allowed on a certain TLD: Go to the individual TLD page and scroll down to the "Domain Pricing" table. Here you will see prices listed for each year of registration that is available for that TLD. For example, on the .AT page, you will notice that only the first year's price is listed, while on the .COM page, all 10 years have prices. This is because .AT can only be registered for a maximum of one year, while .COM can be registered up to the maximum of 10 years. Add the domain name you are interested in registering to the shopping cart and click on the "1 year" drop-down. When you add a domain to your cart, the default selection is 1 year. You can use this drop down to adjust the number of years you would like to register your domain. The drop-down will list the highest number of years that are available for registration for your chosen domain. Registering your domain for multiple years can help ensure that you don't lose your domain to expiration.
- What is a domain watch list?
A domain watch list is a list of domains that someone wants to track. This can consist of domains they want to one day purchase, domains they are interested in that are in our auctions, etc. Our new domain watch list tracks any domain and our system will let you know when a domain: goes from registered to unregistered goes from unregistered to registered enters our Marketplace enters our Expired Domain Auctions is available to Backorder How do I add domains to the watch list? How do I remove a domain from my watch list?
- What military related domain extensions does Dynadot support?
We support several domain extensions that fall under the military category. .ARMY .NAVY .AIRFORCE .VET See our full list of TLDs that we support.
- What is domain forwarding?
Domain forwarding is similar to when a web page redirects a visitor to another website, but instead of using HTML or a script to do the redirection, the domain name itself redirects to the website. When a domain is set to forward visitors to another website, the domain's name does not stay in the web browser's URL bar. Instead, the new page's URL is displayed. If you want to keep the domain's name in the URL bar, you need to use stealth forwarding. Domain forwarding only affects the domain itself. If you want to set up email forwarding with your domain, that is done separately. Dynadot provides domain forwarding, stealth forwarding, and email forwarding free of charge when you register or transfer a domain name to us.
- What adult domain extensions do you support?
We support several domain extensions that can be used for adult themed or porn websites: .XXX .ADULT .PORN .SEX .SX .SEXY .SUCKS .WANG .WEBCAM .EXPOSED Of course, general domains such as .COM and .NET are also popular choices for adult websites. See our full list of TLDs that we support.
- How do I find out what domain sales and coupons Dynadot has available?
Dynadot always has domain sales and we also sometimes offer coupon codes that can help you save money on your next purchase with us! Our sales and coupon information is sent out monthly via our newsletter (along with other exciting announcements) - subscribe now! In addition, there are several places where we post this information: We post our monthly sales and coupon list in the Sales & Coupons section of our articles. We also have a Sales & Coupons blog category where we post information about, you guessed it, sales and coupons! You can find even more info, including last minute fun sales and coupons, on our social media pages: Facebook, Twitter, and Google+! Lastly, we have a domain sales carousel that scrolls through all of our domain sales on our homepage and on most of our TLD pages (this will only list sales, not coupons).
- How do I set up Afternic?
Afternic is one of our domain marketplace partners. If your domain has not been added to Afternic yet, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Afternic account. Go to "Sell Domains," then "Add Domains to Sell." Enter your domain(s) in the text area and click "Continue to Step 2". For the "Promotion Level", choose "DLS Premium". Enter the selling price for the domain and click "Continue to Step 3". Click on the "Finished" button. NOTE: It may take a few days for your domain to be active in Afternic DLS. To confirm on the Dynadot side, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "Manage" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Check the box next to the domain name(s) requiring confirmation. Click on the "Set Afternic" icon. Select "Confirm Afternic" from the drop-down list. Click on the "Save Settings" button. NOTE: You will not be able to list domains registered with us until they qualify for transfer. Domains registered or transferred in the last 60 days will not qualify.
- Do I get a discount if I buy domain names in bulk?
Yes! Dynadot offers discounted domain pricing when you spend more than $500 with us per year. We have two levels of discounted pricing that you can qualify for: Bulk Domain Pricing: $500+ spending per year Super Bulk Domain Pricing: $5000+ spending per year Once you reach $500+ or $5000+ in spending, your account will automatically receive our discounted domain pricing. If you want to receive our discounted domain pricing immediately, you can do so by prepaying into your account the amount you need to reach your preferred spending level.