- What are the Pending Delete Domain Evaluations?
Pending Delete Domain Evaluations (also known as IPS reports) are a set of valuable data points to help you evaluate domain names that are pending deletion in our backorders. These reports include information such as average monthly traffic, domain rank, popularity score, inbound and outbound links, and much more. NOTE: The Pending Delete Domain Evaluation reports are only available to accounts that qualify for Bulk or Super Bulk Pricing. Where do I find the Pending Delete Domain Evaluations?
- If I register a domain name through your company, who is the owner? Is it me or Dynadot?
You are the owner of all domain names that you register through us. As long as you continue to renew your domain, you are the owner. If you do not renew, then the domain is deleted and someone else can become the owner. Dynadot is an ICANN accredited domain registrar, not a reseller. This means that we have a direct connection with the central registries of the domains we sell. See our blog post on the "3 R's of the Domain Industry: Registry, Registrar, & Reseller" for more information. If you aren't sure if you're considered the owner of your domain, do a Whois lookup to see if your information is listed (keep in mind your information may not be listed if you are using a privacy service).
- I do not want to lose my domains. What is the best way to keep domains from expiring?
Ensuring you do not lose your domains is important. Here are a couple of suggestions to help you keep your domains from expiring: Keep your email address up to date: This is where we will send those domain expiration notices as well as other important account information. Domain expiration notices are sent out starting 60 days before the expiration date. You can also set a renewal email, so you can receive notices at two emails to make sure you don't miss them! Use our domain auto-renewal service: Once you set up auto-renew for your domain, our system will automatically renew the domain for you 15 days before the expiration date. Just make sure you have an up-to-date payment method selected. Register your domain for up to 10 years: Many of our top-level domains (TLDs) allow you to register your domain name for up to 10 years. You can take advantage of this to ensure that your domain will not expire any time soon. Just remember to renew at the end of 10 years (or well before)! Find out how many years you can register your domain. Domain already expired? Don't worry you may have a renewal grace period that will allow you to keep your domain.
- 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 "Manage" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Check the box next to your domain name(s) and click on the "Name Servers" icon. Click on the "DNS" tab. 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. Your settings should look similar to what is shown below: (click on it to see it larger) SRV Record Example NOTE: You must enter a Domain Record type (A/AAAA/CNAME/Forwarding) in order to save DNS records.
- What North American domain extensions does Dynadot support?
We support several country code top-level domains (ccTLDs), as well as regional and city TLDs. Some TLDs may have recently launched or will be launching soon. ccTLDs: .CA - Canada's domain. .MX - Mexico's domain. .US - The United States' domain. Regional TLDs: .QUEBEC - Regional domain for Quebec, Canada's predominantly French-speaking province. City TLDs: .LA - City domain for Los Angeles, CA. .NYC - City domain for New York City, NY. .VEGAS - City domain for Las Vegas, NV. In addition to these geographic TLDs, we also offer several Spanish TLDs and French TLDs. If you want to see more ccTLDs, regional TLDs, or city TLDs that we support, simply click on the title. You can also check out our full list of TLDs that we support.
- What if the domain I want is is taken?
Have you ever searched for a domain and discovered that it has already been "taken" or registered by someone else? If this has happened to you, check out our list of ideas and infographic below, and learn how to get the domain you really want! Try out our Suggestion Tool. Our suggestion tool is one of the hidden gems of Dynadot. Here, you just simply type keyword(s) into the search bar and watch endless combinations of .COM, .NET, .CC, and .TV domains instantly appear. This tool is great because it yields results of the domain names you may have never thought of, and could even generate a result that is better than your "taken" domain. Please note this tool can only be used for .COM, .NET, .TV, and .CC. If your domain name is taken, why not try a different top-level domain (TLD)! Our TLD page offers an assortment of domains. We have hundreds of TLDs to choose from, such as your country's ccTLD, .CO, .ME, .NET, .XYZ, .BIZ, .ORG or .INFO. Additionally, check out our Domain Categories to get more information about domains to choose from. Check our Whois Lookup and see if it is possible to contact the current owner of the domain. If the owner's contact information is available, you can send them a direct message to inquire about purchasing the domain. If the owner's contact information is not available and they use our privacy service, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with a completed email note, and we can forward your request to the domain owner. If you choose to contact the domain owner, please keep in mind that there is no guarantee that you will receive a response. Track the domains you are interested in with our Watch List feature. When you use Watch List, you can keep track of the status of a domain you want to purchase. If any changes occur with a domain in your Watch List, we will notify you with an email. Learn more about how to add domains to your watch list. Another option is to check out domain aftermarkets, such as Dynadot's domain marketplace, Afternic, and Sedo. Domain marketplaces easily connect domain buyers and sellers together. If you are set on a certain domain owned by someone else, try using a third party agent. Third party agents come in handy because they take out the complication of negotiating with a domain owner. If you're interested in a third party, try Domain Agents. This third party service will help you with domain negotiations and making an offer.
- How do I restore my domain in redemption period?
If the grace renewal 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. To restore your domain, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "Inactive Domains" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Any domains that can be restored will have a check box next to them. If there is no check box, then the domain cannot be restored. Check the box next to the domain names(s) you wish to restore. Click on the "Restore" button. The domains(s) will be added to your shopping cart at the top of the page. To checkout, click on the shopping cart and then click the "Check Out" button. Our system will take you through the check out process to submit your order. You will receive an "Order Complete" email from us when your order has finished processing and your domain has been restored. Please note that a restore order will not include domain privacy even if you had privacy on that domain before it went into its redemption period. Privacy can be added after the domain is re-added to your account. In most cases, a restore can be done within 30 days (the typical redemption period of most domain extensions) after the renewal grace period (typically 40 days) has ended. However, sometimes a domain is purchased in our expired auctions and as a result, it cannot be restored. Find out more about the domain lifecycle.
- How do I connect my domain to Microsoft Office 365?
To connect your domain to Microsoft Office 365, please refer to the steps in their help section. You will need the values provided to you by Microsoft.
- How do I add privacy to domains in bulk?
To add privacy to domains in bulk, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "Manage" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Check the boxes next to the domain names to which you wish to add privacy. To select all your domains, check the box at the top of the frame. Hover of the "Privacy" icon and select "Add Privacy". The items will be added to your shopping cart at the top of the page unless the domain does not allow privacy, or if any domains are expired, which will result in an error message. See a list of domains that do not allow privacy. Follow the "Checkout" buttons to complete your order. If you choose to use our domain privacy service, your personal information (email address, mailing address, phone number, etc.) is replaced by our domain privacy service information, and will not be sent to the central registry. This will also happen when we escrow your Whois data to the third party data escrow service as required by ICANN. You can see an example of this on our privacy page. We also offer customers the option to show their name, but still replace all other info with Dynadot's info. This is called partial privacy. Please refer to our help file on changing domain privacy in bulk to find out how to switch from full to partial privacy or vice versa.
- How do I remove SedoMLS from my domain in my Dynadot account?
Sedo is one of our domain marketplace partners. To remove SedoMLS from a domain name, please use the following steps: Log into your Dynadot account. Select "Manage" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Check the box next to the domain(s) you want to remove from SedoMLS. Click the "Set SedoMLS" button. Select "Delete from SedoMLS" from the drop down list. Click on the "Save Settings" button. Looking to add SedoMLS to your domains instead? Learn how