- 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. Where do I set up domain forwarding? To set up domain forwarding, you will need to sign into your Dynadot account and manage the DNS settings for a specific domain and select the ‘Forwarding’ setting located in the drop-down menu. For a step-by-step guide, please visit our domain forwarding page.
- How do I turn off my auto-renew settings for my domains?
When a domain is set to auto-renew, our system takes care of the renewal for you! This is a great way to ensure you don't lose your domains due to expiration. However, if you want to disable your auto-renew settings, you can do so by following 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 the domain name(s) you want to turn off. Select "Renew Options" from the "Bulk Action" drop-down menu. On the new page, set the drop-down menu to "manual renewal". Click on the "Save Settings" button to save your changes. Once you have turned off auto-renew from your domain(s), you will need to manually submit renewals. Starting 60 days out, we will send you renewal reminder emails to your account email and, if it's set, your renewal email. If you no longer want to keep your domain, you can also set it to "do not renew," which will turn off our renewal notices for that domain.
- What country code domain extensions (ccTLDs) does Dynadot support?
We support several country code top-level domains (ccTLDs) from around the world. Each country is given their own code based on ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country codes (in most cases; however, there are a few exceptions). North America: .US - The United States' domain .CA - Canada's domain .MX - Mexico's domain Central & South America: .CO - Colombia's domain .BZ - Belize's domain Caribbean: .SX - Sint Maarten's domain .AG - Antigua & Barbuda's domain .LC - Saint Lucia's domain .VC - Saint Vincent & Grenadines' domain Europe: .DE - Germany's domain .UK - The United Kingdom's domain .IM - The Isle of Man's domain .ME - Montenegro's domain .NL - The Netherlands' domain .AT - Austria's domain .BE - Belgium's domain .PL - Poland's domain .LT - Lithuania's domain Asia: .CN - China's domain (Latin version) .中国 - China's domain (Chinese version) .IN - India's domain .भारत - Devanagari version of .IN* .ভারত - Bengali version of .IN* .இந்தியா - Tamil version of .IN* .భారత్ - Telugu version of .IN* .ਭਾਰਤ - Punjabi (Gurumukhi) version of .IN* .ભારત - Gujarati version of .IN* .بھارت - Urdu version of .IN* .PH - The Philippine's domain .LA - Laos' domain .MN - Mongolia's domain Africa: .SO - Somalia's domain .SC - Seychelles' domain .IO - British Indian Ocean Territory's domain .AC - Ascension Island's domain .SH - Saint Helena Island's domain Oceania: .TV - Tuvalu's domain .WS - Samoa's domain (formerly Western Samoa) .PW - Palau's domain .FM - Federated States of Micronesia's domain .CC - Cocos Islands' domain If you're looking for more general geographic TLDs, we also offer some such as .COUNTRY. We also support city TLDs and regional TLDs. If you'd like to see what domain extensions we support by area, simply click on the title of the area for more info. See our full list of TLDs that we support. Please note that some country codes are restricted (for example, .CA owners must meet Canadian Presence Requirements), while others are marketed for use beyond their country (for example, .ME is also used for personal websites around the world). You can see the TLD restrictions by clicking on the list of TLDs link above or going to the individual TLD page of the TLD you're interested in (i.e. click on the ccTLD above). *These Indian language domain extensions all mean "India" in their stated language, but are not official ccTLDs of India.
- How do I know if my .XXX, .ADULT, or .PORN website is eligible to be listed on the www.xxx.xxx directory?
Eligible websites are developed .ADULT, .PORN, .SEX, or .XXX websites that contain adult entertainment content as determined by the central registry, ICM Registry's sole discretion. Please check out ICM Registry's website for more information.
- What color-themed domain extensions do you support?
We support several color-themed TLDs or top-level domain extensions. All of them were recently released or are about to launch. .BLACK .BLUE .GOLD .GREEN .NAVY .PINK .RED See our full list of TLDs that we support.
- What is stealth forwarding?
Stealth forwarding is similar to domain forwarding except the domain name stays in the web browser's URL bar instead of being replaced by the new page's URL. This is is why it is called "stealth" forwarding because it appears that the web page displayed is actually part of the domain. So, say that you have a domain named myexample.org, and you want to use stealth forwarding to have your domain point to http://name.somedomain.com. When you use stealth forwarding, http://www.myexample.org will load the index page located at http://name.somedomain.com, however the http://www.myexample.org address will be displayed in the web browser's URL bar instead of the http://name.somedomain.com address. Find out how to set up stealth forwarding. Please be aware there are some drawbacks to using stealth domain forwarding. Stealth 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.
- When are the new TLDs launching?
Not all of the new TLDs have official launch dates yet, but we keep a list on our TLD page under the "Launching TLDs" section. If you want to check out past launch dates, we have a 2015 New TLD Launch Date infographic and a 2014 New TLD Launch Date Infographic. If you are interested in registering a new TLD that has not yet launched, you can check our preorder page where you can attempt to register your dream domain name before it officially launches! (This page is updated as we receive pricing for upcoming new TLDs and may not include all launching TLDs.) You can also visit our blog where you can stay informed about all the new TLD information or check out the New TLD section of our help files. Check out our TLD page to see a full list of the TLDs we support.
- How do I use the .TEL registry's Telhosting platform?
The central registry for .TEL offers registrants access to a free platform that allows them to enter contact information on a web page. This platform is similar to what was offered before the .TEL DNS restrictions were lifted in March 2017. If you would like to use this free Telhosting platform, it can be accessed at ManageMy.TEL. If you don't have your log in information already, you can click on the "Forgotten your password" link and enter the email address associated with your .TEL domain.
- What is domain auto-renew?
Ensure you never lose a domain with Dynadot's domain auto-renew! Our auto-renew system will take care of your domain renewal for you. Basically, once you set your domain to auto-renew and select a payment method for your auto-renew domains, our system will automatically renew your domain 15 days before its expiration date. If for some reason, our attempt to renew your domain is unsuccessful, you will receive an email for us letting you know. Then, our system will continue to attempt to renew your domain everyday until the domain's expiration. This allows you to address the issue - usually a payment issue such as an expired credit card or not enough account credit to cover the renewal - and then allow our system to still take care of the renewal for you. Once your domain auto-renewal has been completed, you will receive a confirmation email from us. NOTE: If your domain expires and our system was unable to successfully auto-renew it, you will need to manually renew it yourself. Most domains have a renewal grace period that will allow you to complete the renewal for a certain amount of time after the domain's expiration date. How do I edit an existing credit card? How do I add another credit card to my Dynadot account?
- Why has my .EU domain been quarantined? What does that mean?
The most common reason for a .EU domain being quarantined is because it was not renewed and has been deleted. .EU domains are deleted and placed into a quarantine status at the end of the month. The quarantine period lasts for 40 days and any websites or email addresses attached to the domain names will no longer work. Once the quarantine period has passed, the domain names are released and can be registered by anyone on a first-come-first-served basis. Can my .EU domain be reactivated once it's been placed in quarantine? Yes, if the domain is still in quarantine, it can be restored. The cost for this will be higher than a standard renewal.