What is the process for resolving my complaint?

Someone else has registered my company’s name as a .Com domain name. 

Conduct a Whois Domain name search and obtain the information about the current registrant. All ICANN-accredited Registrars follow a uniform dispute resolution policy.

Under that policy, disputes over entitlement to a domain name registration are ordinarily resolved by an expedited administrative procedure (called arbitration) to allow the dispute to be resolved without the cost and delays often encountered in court litigation.

In these cases, you can invoke the administrative procedure by filing a complaint with one of the dispute-resolution service providers listed at http://www.icann.org/udrp/udrp.htm

What is Redemption period?

A period of time after domain registration has expired where the previous owner can bring the registration current by paying applicable fees to the registrar. There is a min. redemption period, but some registrars differ. A name that is in REDEMPTIONPERIOD status will not be included in the zone file. A registrar can not modify or purge a name in REDEMPTIONPERIOD status. The only action a registrar can take on a name in  REDEMPTIONPERIOD is to request that it be restored.

What do .COM .NET and .ORG domain names signify?

Anyone may purchase a domain name in the .com, .net, and .org extensions. They are generic Top Level Domains (gTLD’s) which are open to public registration. The best way to brand your on-line identity is to purchase a domain name in all three; .com, .net and .org. All domains are available for registration by internet users across the globe.

Will my name and contact information be publicly available?

By default, your contact information will be available publicly when someone do a whois search. However, you can subscribe to a whois guard service which allows you to hide your information.

How to conduct a WHOIS search?

Just type your domain in the box above and the domain information will show up.

What is the WHOIS Database?

Whois is the term referring to who any given domain name belongs. A WHOIS search tells you who a given name belongs to and their contact information. Currently, WHOIS search capabilities are available with us.

What are valid characters for a domain name and how long can it be?

Valid characters include letters, numbers, and hyphens. A hyphen may not begin or end a domain name. Spaces and special characters are not permitted in a domain name.

For example: Domain.com (valid) Do-main.com (valid) Domain.com (not valid) doma&%n.com (not valid)

What is ASP?

Active Server Pages, introduced by Microsoft in the mid-1990s, is a scripting language designed to be embedded within the HTML code for Web pages. This is the standard programming system for Internet applications hosted on Windows servers. With ASP, you can combine HTML pages, script commands, and COM components to create interactive Web pages or powerful Web-based applications, which are easy to develop and modify.

What is ASP.NET?

ASP.net(sometimes referred to as ASP+) is the next generation of Microsoft’s Active Server Page technology(ASP). ASP.net is different from its predecessor in two major ways: it supports code written in compiled languages like C++, Visual Basic, and Perl. Also, it is able to separate the code from the content, allowing WYSIWYG editing of pages. Although ASP.NET is not backward compatible with ASP, it is able to run side by side with ASP applications.

What is Windows Hosting?

Windows Hosting is hosting account that uses windows as their server platform that allows for software such as MS FrontPage, ColdFusion and MSSQL. Windows Hosting is a popular choice among programs requiring ASP and MS SQL for their work.

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