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Domain Name Transfers (12)
Which domains can be transferred?My email address is wrong, can I still request a transfer? Can I use the FAX transfer option?What is the Auto Verification transfer option? Where do you send the transfer authorization email?What does EPP transfer option mean? This is for .org, .info, .biz, .us, .com.cn, .net.cn, .org.cn, .cn, .tw, .jp and .in domains only.I'm trying to transfer an EPP domain, but there is no auth key, the other registrar is not EPP yet. What do I use for for the authorization key?Why wasn't an extra year added to my domain's registration period when I transferred it to VodaHost Domains?Will I be charged if the transfer fails? It looks like I was charged twice for a transfer.Is there any reason why a transfer would be rejected?What is the cost for a registrar transfer? Is there a fee for transferring a domain name?Is DNS hosting a name the same thing as transferring a name?more topics
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  What is a domain name?
 A domain name is a Web address. The domain name is mapped to an IP address (which represents a physical point on the Internet). Thus a domain name locates an organization or other entity on the Internet. When someone types a domain name into a Web browser, the requested Web page will open. For example, the domain name www.yourdomain.com locates an Internet address for "yourdomain.com." A domain name consists of a top-level and a second-level domain. The "com" part of the domain name generally reflects the type or purpose of the organization or entity and is called the top-level domain (TLD) name. The part of the domain name located to the left of the dot (" . ") — "yourdomain" in this case — is called the second-level domain (SLD) name. The second-level domain name — being the "readable" part of the address — refers to the organization or entity behind the Internet address. Second-level domain names must be unique on the Internet and registered with an Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers- (ICANN-)accredited registrar.
 What are VodaHost's name servers?
  Please click the below link for a complete list of VodaHost's name servers...http//www.vodahost.com/login.htm
 How do I transfer my domain name to VodaHost
  Please click on the below link for exact instructions on how to transfer your domain name to VodaHost from your current web host or registrar.http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/domain-names-dns/6487-free-domain-transfer.html
 Do I get a free domain name when I sign up?
  Yes, all new accounts get one complimentary domain name registration. The extensions we provide for free are the ones listed below....com / .net / .org / .info / .us / .biz / .co.uk / .org.uk /.ca / .in
 Adding additional domain names to your account.
 If you want to add an addtional domain name to your account, this is called an add-on domain. Please clcick the link below to watch a tutorial video that will explain this proccess in great detail. http://www.vodahost.com/DemoDemo/cpanel_xskin/cpanel_xskin_addon.htm All add-on domains are added via your control panel. Please click on the link below for a complete list of control panel tutorials. http://www.vodahost.com/tut_cpanel.htm
 Where can i purchase additional domain names?
  Please click the below...https://vodahost.com/modernbill/order/orderwiz.php?v=4
 My domain was registered by VodaHost. Who owns the domain?
 When we, at VodaHost, register a domain name on your behalf you are the owner of the domain name and have full and complete control over it's use, content and information. It is only stored in our database.
 What is the domain name system (DNS)?
 The domain name system (DNS) enables each machine connected on the Internet to be recognized by a domain name. Every computer on the Internet has a unique IP (Internet protocol) address which consists of a string of numbers. Since the IP addresses can be difficult to remember, the DNS allows a familiar string of letters (the "domain name") to be used instead of the IP address. So instead of typing the IP address' arcane string of numbers you can type, for example, "www.VodaHost.com."
 Can I have multiple domains point to the same website?
 Yes. This service is commonly referred to as "Domain Pointer" and allows you to have as many domain names as you wish point to the same website on your account.
 What is a top-level domain (TLD)?
 A top-level domain is the part of the domain name located to the right of the dot (" . "). The most common TLDs are .com, .net and .org. Several new top-level domains have been added to the menu recently, including, .biz, .info, .name, and .ws. The top-level domains have certain guidelines attached, but are for the most part available to any registrant, anywhere in the world. Exceptions are the restricted TLDs (rTLDs) — which include .aero, .biz, .edu, .mil, .museum, .name, and .pro — that require the registrant to represent a certain type of entity, or to belong to a certain community. The .name TLD is available strictly for individuals, while .edu is reserved for educational entities, such as universities or high schools. Where appropriate, a top-level domain name can be of geographic significance and hence only available to registrants in the locale defined by the TLD. These are called country-code TLDs (ccTLDs) and include such top-level domains as .bz (Belize),.ca (Canada), .dk (Denmark), .ec (Ecuador), .ie (Republic of Ireland), .uk (United Kingdom), .us (United States), and .zw (Zimbabwe).
 What does it mean to park a domain name?
 Essentially, to park a domain name means to reserve your registered domain until you have created the site content, found a hosting provider, or sold the domain to a third party. When you park your site, a temporary Web page will be displayed until you have decided what to do with the domain. Domain name parking is often used by registrants who do not yet have a hosting provider. Parking options include a one-page Web site that'll inform the visitor to the site that, for example, this page is "Under Construction," "Coming Soon," or "For Sale." You can also elect to have a customized page displayed. To set up your parked domain, use the One-Page Web Site Setup Wizard in the "Parked Pages" section of the account management department.
 What does it mean to host a domain?
 Hosting (also known as Web site hosting and Web hosting) is the business of housing, serving, and maintaining files for one or more Web sites.
 What does it mean to forward with masking?
 If you decide to forward with masking, visitors are effectively kept from knowing they have been redirected. Forwarding with masking secures that your domain name remains in a visitor's browser's address bar when the visitor is being redirected. That way, the actual destination address is concealed from the user who only sees the domain name from which he or she is being forwarded. If you are using regular forwarding, the destination address, not your domain name, is displayed when the visitor is redirected. So if, for example, the destination Web page has the address http://members.geocities.com/users/username, that address can be hidden and www.yourdomain.com can be shown instead.
 Can I purchase a domain without ordering web hosting?
  Yes, just click on the link below...https://vodahost.com/modernbill/order/orderwiz.php?v=4
 What is the uniform dispute resolution policy?
 ICANN's Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) defines how disputes over domain-name registrations are resolved in the global top-level domains (.biz, .com, .info, .name, .name, .net, .org, .pro, and .ws, as well as .aero, .coop, and .museum). In accordance with the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, you can dispute a claim to a domain name by following the dispute process. The UDRP does not apply to country-code top-level domains, except in a few cases where the local administrator has decided to adopt it. Please see the dispute policy for more information.
 What is a virtual Domain?
 A virtual domain is the base URL of the domain name. Examples include yourdomain.com, vodahost.net and whg.org. Virtual domain names are not just limited to .com, .net, .org, or .edu domain extensions. International domain names are also virtual domain names, such as london.co.uk, deutchland.de, etc.
 What does it mean to forward a domain name?
 Forwarding a domain name enables you to direct incoming traffic from your domain to an already existing Web site. Thus, when someone attempts to access your site, he or she is automatically redirected. Typically, this option is selected by users who are registering a new domain, but are already hosting their files elsewhere. When the domain name is forwarded, the destination address, not your domain name, is displayed in the browser's address bar.
 How much do domain name pointers cost?
 Zero, Zilch. You can have an unlimited amount of domain pointers added to your account.
 How long does it take for name servers to update?
 Name servers can take anywhere from 24 - 72 hours to finish updating.
 Can I change my domain name ?
  If you like to change the master domain name on your account, please click the below to contact customer support...http://www.vodasupport.com/index.php?_m=tickets&_a=submit
 ISP tag for the transfer of a co.uk or org.uk domain name
 How to  transfer a co.uk or org.uk domain name to VodaHost.Please do the following in the exact order....1) Click Here to view our transfer tutorial.2)  Select the "auto-verification" transfer method. Because .uk transfers are a push/pull process, you must initiate a transfer request with VodaHost Domains AND submit a request to the losing registrar. Contact your current registrar and request to retag the domain name to the "ISP tag ENOM". This starts the transfer away process.It does not matter the order in which the requests are submitted, however, if you initiate the transfer with VodaHost Domains first, you must submit the request to the losing registrar within one week. If initiating the request to the losing registrar first, you must initiate your transfer with VodaHost Domains by either the 8th of current month or the 8th of the following month, whichever is closest to the current date. 
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