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    Domain Settings

    • What is the .QUEBEC "Intended Use" field and why do I have to enter it?

      The .QUEBEC central registry "Community Nexus" requirement that says all registrants of a .QUEBEC domain name must be an individual or a legal entity with a connection to the Québec community. This connection means that the registrant of the domain name must be able to reasonably demonstrate a link or an interest to the community at the time of registration and throughout the duration of the active registration. The link to the community can be on a linguistic, cultural, tourism, commercial, or any other basis that is conducive (and not detrimental) to the benefit of the Québec community. Registrations under the .QUEBEC top-level domain (TLD) are intended to be made by bona-fide members of the Québec community (as described above), and are subject to the further requirement that the registrant’s actions in the .QUEBEC community, as well as the registrant’s use of the registered domain name, must be: Generally accepted as legitimate; and Beneficial to the interest of the Québec community; and Commensurate with the role and importance of the registered domain name; and In good faith at the time of registration and throughout the duration of the active registration. Get instructions on how to enter the intended use for your .QUEBEC domain.

    • How do I set my .NYC contact settings?

      .NYC domains are restricted to those with a physical presence in one of New York City's 5 boroughs. You will be required to set up a contact record in New York when you register your .NYC domain. You can also set up or change your .NYC contact settings from within your Dynadot account by following these instructions: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Click “My Domains”, then “TLD Settings” from the left-side menu bar. Click on the "NYC Domain Settings". Set your .NYC Nexus information in the provided form. If you do not have a contact record in New York, you can create one on that page as well.

    • How do I park a domain?

      To park your domain (also known as domain parking), 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. On the DNS page, select the "Parking" setting from the top drop-down menu. Press the "Park Domain" button to save your changes. Please be aware that it might take some time for your name server changes to propagate.

    • How do I select the auto-renew payment method for an individual domain?

      Setting up auto-renew for your domains can ensure you never lose a domain! When auto-renew is set up, our system will take care of the renewal for you 30 days before the domain's expiration date. However, for the auto-renewal to be successful, you must have an up-to-date payment method selected. To select a payment method for an individual domain, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Click “My Domains”, then “Manage Domains” from the left-side menu bar. Click on the domain you wish to edit. In the "Renew Option" row, click "manage". Select "auto-renew", and click the 'save settings' button. You can also set a payment method for group of domains. At the moment, there are only two payment types used for auto-renewals. You can choose account credit or a credit card. You will need to make sure your credit card is up-to-date or that you have enough account credit to cover future auto-renewal orders. If we cannot process your payment, then your domain will not be renewed and you will receive an email from us regarding the failed payment. NOTE: The payment method you choose for auto-renewals is no longer the same payment method used for auto-paying expired domain auction orders.

    • How do I know if my domain is locked?

      To check the status of your domain lock, 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. Find the domain name(s) from your domain list and look to the far right until you see a "Lock" icon. If you hover over the icon, it will say "Locked" or "Unlocked". You can also see if a domain is locked by clicking on the domain from the "Manage Domains" page and scrolling down to the "Transfer Lock" section. We recommend keeping your domains locked unless you are in the process of a transfer. This helps ensure their security. If you do leave a domain unlocked, our system will relock it after 14 days. Learn how to unlock your domain.

    • How do I edit my domain contact records listed in the Whois?

      To edit your contact records, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Domains" from the left-side menu bar and then click "Contact Records" in the drop-down. Click on the link associated with the contact record you wish to edit in the "Name/Email" area. You will be prompted to unlock your account. Click again on the link associated with the contact record you wish to edit in the "Name/Email" area. Edit your contact information in the provided form. Press the "Save" button to save your changes. NOTE: If you update a Whois contact record that is being used for a generic top-level domain (gTLD), such as .COM, you will receive a Contact Record Whois Verification email from accounts@dynadot.com to your Whois registrant email (After you hit "Save", you will see information about whether or not this email has been sent out under the "gTLD Verification" section). You will need to click on the link in the email to verify your contact record. Failure to verify your contact record within 15 days will result in the suspension of the domains attached to that contact record (your domains will be set to parking). Once you update your contact records for your domains, it might take a few days for the public Whois directory to update.

    • How do I set my domain to stealth forwarding?

      To set your domain to stealth forwarding, 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. On the DNS page, select the "Stealth Forwarding" setting from the top drop-down menu. Enter the URL of the web page you wish to stealth forward to, following the format of the example given. You may also enter the Title of the website here. Press the "Stealth Forward Domain" button to save your changes. Please be aware that it might take some time for your name server changes to propagate, and there are some drawbacks to using stealth forwarding.

    • When the first domain record is a CNAME, why are MX records not allowed?

      RFC 1034 published by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) recommends the following: "If a CNAME resource record is present at a node, no other data should be present; this ensures that the data for a canonical name and its aliases cannot be different. This rule also insures that a cached CNAME can be used without checking with an authoritative server for other resource record types." We do have a workaround for this issue.

    • How can I use DKIM with my domain?

      You can use DKIM by adding a TXT record to a subdomain. If you are using Google as your email provider, that subdomain will likely be "google._domainkey". The actual values will be given by your email provider. To enter in the record, 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. Look for the "Subdomain Records (optional)" section. Enter your subdomain in the box provided. Under the "Domain Record" section, select "TXT" from the drop-down menu. Enter the value given by your email host in the "IP Address or Target Host" box. Click on the "Use Dynadot DNS" button at the bottom of the page to save your changes. Your settings should look similar to what is shown here:(click on it to see it larger) A Record Example Please note: You must enter a Domain Record type (A/AAAA/CNAME/Forwarding) if you want to use a TXT Record.

    • How do I set my domains to auto-renew?

      Setting up auto-renew for your domains can ensure you never lose a domain! When auto-renew is set up, our system will take care of the renewal for you 15 days before the domain's expiration date. To set your domain to auto-renew, 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 the domain name(s) you wish to auto-renew. Select "Renew Options" from the "Bulk Action" drop-down menu. On the new page, set the drop-down menu to "auto-renew" and choose or enter your desired payment method. Press the "Save Settings" button to save your settings. If our auto-renewal attempt is not successful, we will email you. Then, we will make another attempt every day until the domain expires. This allows you to simply update your payment method and then (as long as your domain has not already expired) our system can complete the domain's auto-renewal. When we are able to successfully create the auto-renewal order, you will receive an email confirmation. You can also use these steps to turn auto-renew off on your domains. By default, all domains are set to have auto-renew off.

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