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  • How long do I have if I want to restore my domain after it has been deleted?

    If the renewal grace period of your domain has already passed, you may still be able to restore the domain. Unfortunately, this is not guaranteed and will cost more because the domain has already been deleted. Most top-level domains (TLDs) offer a restore period and in most cases it's 30 days. To see what the restore period is for a certain domain, you can visit the domain's TLD page. Click on the individual domain extension from the TLD page and look under the "Restore Period" column in the "Domain Information" section.

  • 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 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.

  • How can I access the Hit Counter tool?

    You can use our Hit Counter tool to access traffic stats for domains using our Forwarding or Stealth Forwarding settings. To access this tool, please follow these steps: Log into your Dynadot account. Select "Manage" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Find your forwarded domain in the list and hover over the downward arrow to the left of your domain. Select "Hit Counter" from the available options. When the new page opens, enter in a Start Day and End Day. Press "Search". Your hit statistics will be displayed here.

  • 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 enter an SRV record for my domain?

    To enter an SRV record for your domain, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Domains" from the left-side menu bar and click "Manage Domains" in the drop-down. 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 "Subdomain Records" section, select "SRV" from the "Record Type" drop-down menu. Enter the Service and Protocol values together in the subdomain box. Add a period between the two. In the "IP Address or Target Host" field, enter in the Priority, Weight, Port and Target. Only add one space in between each value. Click on the "Save DNS" button to save your changes. NOTE: You must enter a record under the Domain Record section (type A/AAAA/CNAME/Forwarding) in order to save DNS records. Your settings should look similar to what is shown below: (click to enlarge) SRV Record Example

  • What is the Insta-Reg tool?

    The Insta-Reg tool is the fastest way to register domain names in bulk. To find the Insta-Reg tool, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "Insta-Reg" from the “Tools” drop-down menu. To register domain names using this tool, simply enter the names you would like to register into the search box in a comma or whitespace separated list. Make sure you have enough funds in your account to cover the registration costs by prepaying into your account. Clicking "Register Now" will near instantly register all of the domain names as long as they are available. If a domain is not available, you can add it to your watchlist and we will notify you when it becomes available. This tool will register domains in the list until your account balance becomes insufficient. The search tool has limitations that are subject to change at any time. The following TLDs are not supported by this tool at this time: .AT, .BE, .EU, .LT, .UK, and .PL. Domain registrations using this tool are on a first come first serve basis. Registrations using this tool can only be paid for with account balance to avoid payment processing delays during the bulk registration process. Keywords: Instant Registration

  • Why is my website offline?

    There are many reasons why you may not be able to see your website. The majority of these reasons fall into these four categories: If you recently set your name servers, your settings may not have propagated yet. You can do an IP lookup in your Dynadot account to see if your new name server settings have been propagated through the system. If they haven't propagated yet, you'll see a "name servers misconfigured" error. The website or the old name server settings for your domain are cached. If you aren't getting the "name servers misconfigured" error in your IP lookup, you can try refreshing your site a few times. If that doesn't work, you can try clearing your cache. Click on "cached" above for more information & browser instructions. Your web host has not set up their name servers to handle web requests for your domain yet. We recommend contacting your web host about the issue. You have ordered a web hosting package for a domain name from us, but did not register the actual domain name. If you ordered either VPS Hosting or Email Hosting from us, but did not register the domain name at any domain registrar, you will not be able to see your website until you register the actual domain name. When you order VPS Hosting or Email Hosting from us, there is a place to enter the domain name the hosting is for. Entering the domain name here does not register it for you. You must already own the domain or register it at the same time. You need both the domain name and a web hosting plan to build a website. Basically, a domain name is like a mailing address while a web hosting plan provides the actual land space or "lot" at that address. You need both to get your website online.

  • 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.

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