Basic Fundamentals

Who owns the domain name that I register?

What is the format of a domain name?

What is a WHOIS record?

I registered a domain Recently but it's not showing up in the whois record?

Can I Register More Than One Domain Name?

What does different Domain Name Status mean:

What is DNS ?

What is BIND ?

What is Mailing Lists ?

What is uptime ?

What is Email Forwarding ?

What is POP email ?

What is IMAP Email ?

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Who owns the domain name that I register?

You only. All domains that you register with Zaidsoft are owned exclusively by you. You are the legal owner. Zaidsoft offers you domain management password using which you can login to our domain record management system and do the required changes in your contact information yourself.

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*What is the format of a domain name?

  • Domain names must only contain alphanumerical characters and hyphens Domain names must only consist of numbers, letter and hyphens - this means that no spaces, periods, commas or any other kind of punctuation is allowed. www is not part of a domain name.
  • Legal domain name lengths are between 2 characters and 57 characters.
  • Domain name cannot contain any letters or hyphens in 2 character domain names This error message is returned if your domain name was only 2 characters long and it contained either a hyphen or a letter, this is because 2 character domain names are only allowed to contain numbers.
  • Domain names cannot begin or end in a hyphen or contain double hyphens A domain name can contain hyphens, however the hyphens cannot be neighbours (ie "--") and they also cannot begin the domain name or end it, ie "-mjoli.tld" is illegal as it begins with a hyphen.
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*What is a WHOIS record?

Whois is set of records that tells you Who-is-behind-the-domain. This inclues domain owner, billing contact, technical contact and status of the domain.The registrar of the domain is responsible for the keeping and updating this information. All registrar provide whois lookup service for domains registered by them. Many third party sites also provide you ability to query whois data about any domain. An excellent whois site is http://www.whois.sc

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*I registered a domain Recently but it's not showing up in the whois record?

Remember that the Whois information for a domain can take up to 48 hours to propagate worldwide, so it may not be visible until then. Please wait for some time and then try again.

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Can I Register More Than One Domain Name?

Yes of couse. You can register as many as you need. Zaidsoft recommends you to register at least all the top international tlds that are avialbale for your domain.Further using our domain forwarding service your site can be accessed using any of the domains you register!

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*What does different Domain Name Status mean:

Domain Name status code has been developed to allow one to check the technical infromation about the domain. The different codes are:-

Status Who Sets/Removes Can Be Modified Can Be Renewed Can Be Deleted Included in the Zone File
ACTIVE Registry Y Y N Y
REGISTRY-LOCK registry N Y N Y
REGISTRAR-LOCK registrar N Y N Y
REGISTRY-HOLD registry N Y N Y
REGISTRAR-HOLD registrar N Y N N
REDEMPTIONPERIOD registry N T

he sets this status when a registrar requests that the domain name be deleted from the registry and the domain has been registered for more than 5 calendar days (if the delete request is received within 5 days of initial domain registration it will instead be deleted immediately). The domain will be held in this status for a maximum of 30 calendar days.

N
PENDINGRESTORE registry N

The domain will be held in this status while the registry waits for the registrar to provide required restoration documentation. If the registrar fails to provide documentation to the registry within 7 calendar days to confirm the restoration request, the domain will revert to REDEMPTIONPERIOD status. The domain status will be set to ACTIVE only if the registrar provides documentation to the registry within 7 calendar days to confirm the restoration request.

Y
PENDINGDELETE registry N N

Will automatically be delted after 5 days by registry

N



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What is DNS ?

Domain Name System (or Service) (or DNS), an Internet service that translates domain names into IP addresses. Every computer on the Internet has a unique address like 125.123.45.286. It is called its "IP address" . The Internet is really based on IP addresses. Because domain names are alphabetic, they're easier to remember. Every time you use a domain name, therefore, a DNS service must translate the name into the corresponding IP address.

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What is BIND ?

BIND, or Berkley Internet Name Domain, is an Internet naming system. Used for DNS, which allows you to find the sites you are looking for. BIND contains entries for DNS names, so for example, if you type http://www.learnthat.com/ into your browser, the record tells your browser at what IP address to find the site. Software that translates domain name information into machine IP addresses. BIND is provided by the Internet Software Consortium and is the most popular DNS software in use.

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What is Mailing Lists ?

A Mailing List is a list of email address for a group of people who share a common interest in a subject or topic. When you post your message to mailing list, the list server automatically forwards your message to everybody on the mailing list. Mailing list is a very popular way of sending/sharing information with a group of people.

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What is uptime ?

Uptime is the percentage of time that a web site is up and running (accessible to people on internet). For example, if some host has an uptime average of 99.0%, this means that your site will be down for a total about 1 hour each 100 hours. Most of the hosting companies tell you beforehand about their average uptime guarantee.

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What is Email Forwarding ?

Mail forwarding is a mechanism of automatically forwarding your email to a different email address. Suppose you are running a small web based business and receive various email at different email address like sale@yourdomain.com, marketing@yourdomain.com, account@yourdomain.com, business@yourdomain.com. If mail forwarding is enabled and properly set then system can automatically forward mails from all four accounts to a single account. You need not have to login into all four accounts to check your emails which save time and energy.

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What is POP email ?

Post Office Protocols (or POP) is a standard extensively used email protocol that is a part of Internet suite of recognized protocols. POP takes care of incoming messages. This protocol typically transfers all mail to the PC's local hard drive. This means that a user will not have access to their mail from multiple computers.

    Disadvantage of POP email is

    • POP is an older and less robust protocol as compare to IMAP.
    • Once you download email to you PC you cannot access it over any other machine or Internet.
    Advantage of using POP email is

    • The great advantage of POP Email is that you can work offline .
    • Since the messages are stored on your local computer after you download them, it is very easy for you to refer to them at any time.
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What is IMAP Email ?

Internet Message Access Protocol (or IMAP ) is a protocol of accessing electronic mail that are kept on a (possibly shared) mail server. In other words, it permits a "client" email program (on your PC) to access remote message stores as if they were local. For example, email stored on an IMAP server can be manipulated from a desktop computer at home, and a notebook computer while traveling, without the need to transfer messages or files back and forth between these computers.