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FAQ for Managing Domain Names

Can a domain name registered elsewhere use your system to register new nameservers?

No, you must register your domain name through us to use our system to register nameservers for it. For domain names registered elsewhere, you must register nameservers through your current registrar.
For more information, contact your current registrar.
If you registered nameservers through our system, you can assign them to domain [...]

What is the difference between a registry, registrar and registrant?

There are three different roles that participate in the domain name registration process: The registry, registrar, and registrant. The following information breaks down each role and how they work with one another:
Registry: A domain name registry is an organization that manages top-level domain names. They create domain name extensions, set [...]

What are 301 and 302 redirect pages?

You can forward or mask a domain name to redirect it to another website. You can use either a 301 or 302 redirect.
When you redirect your domain name using a 301 redirect, it sends visitors to the specified site with a “301 Moved Permanently” HTTP response. The HTTP 301 [...]

Can I renew my domain name after it expires?

In many cases, yes. It depends upon your domain name’s extension and its registry rules.
If the registry for your domain name extension allows it, we hold your expired domain name for a few days waiting for you to renew it. For many domain name extensions (such as .com, .net, and [...]

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