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What is SSL HTTPS Secure Website

What is an SSL Certificate?

What is SSL? SSL is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, an encryption technology that was created by Netscape.  SSL creates an encrypted connection between your web server and your visitors' web browser allowing for private information to be transmitted without the problems of eavesdropping, data...

What is Google Analytics?

What is Google Analytics?

Google Analytics is a free Web analytics service that provides statistics and basic analytical tools for search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing purposes. The service is available to anyone with a Google account. Google bought Urchin Software Corporation in April 2005 and used that company’s...

Google Indexing Google Submission

Why do submit a web site to Google?

If you’ve recently made changes to a URL on your site, you can update your web page in Google Search with the Submit to Index function of the Fetch as Google tool. This function allows you to ask Google to crawl and index your URL. Before you submit a URL, you might want to fetch (or fetch and...

Best Web Hosting Companies in the US

The Best Web Hosting Services of 2015

Every business—even if it only has one employee—needs a Website, and even if you're not running a business you might still want a site of your own. Thanks to the wealth of options and services available, setting up a website with your own personal domain (that is, with a URL in the format www.yoursitename.com)...

What is Web Hosting? Shared Web Hosting Website Builder Cloud Hosting Dedicated Hosting

What is Web Hosting?

When you make a website and want other people to see it, you will need to publish (or upload) it with a web hosting service. Web hosting services work by storing your website files in high-powered computers (web servers) connected to a very fast network. When someone types in your web address (such...

Available The domain name is available for registration. Each registrar can register the domain name using a create domain command. The first registrar which submits the domain registration order and has sufficient funding will receive the domain name. After the successful registration of the domain name, the add-grace period will begin. An available domain name cannot be transferred, deleted, updated, or restored and will not be in- cluded in the zone file. Add-Grace Period (AGP) The AGP starts after the successful registration of the domain name and lasts for five days. During this peri- od the registrar can submit a delete domain command to delete the domain name and will receive a com- plete refund of the registration fee. This refund does not include non-refundable fees of the registration pro- cess. However, the AGP follows the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) AGP consensus policy to charge the registrar for excessive deletion activity during this period. During the AGP, the domain name is considered registered and therefore offers the same possibilities available during the re- gistered period described below. A domain name in the AGP is included in the zone file and may not be transferred. The registrar license and agreement prohibits a domain name holder from changing registrars within the first 60 days of the initial registration, enforced by the SRS. If a domain name is renewed during this period and then subsequently deleted, the owning registrar will only receive a refund for the initial regis- tration fee. Registered A domain name can be registered for a period of one to ten years. During this period the domain name can be transferred to another registrar using the transfer domain command if the requesting registrar has suffi- cient funding to pay the transfer domain fee. The transfer of a domain name will extend the registration peri- od for one year, but cannot exceed ten years total registration period. The domain name can be renewed any time by the owning registrar using the renew domain command if the owning registrar has enough funding for the domain renewal fee. However, the maximum registration period of ten years can never be exceeded. A registered domain name is included in the zone file if associated with any host objects. Expired If the domain name passes its expiration date without being renewed by the owning registrar, the domain name will enter the auto-renew grace period. An expired domain name is included in the zone file if associ- ated with any host objects. Auto-Renew Grace Period (ARGP) During this period the owning registrar has the possibility to delete the domain name using the delete domain command and receive a refund of the domain renewal fee. The ARGP lasts for 45 days. A transfer to another registrar is possible if the requesting registrar has enough funding for the domain transfer fee. A transfer pro- cess will extend the domain registration period for one year, but cannot exceed ten years total registration period. If the registration period is already ten years, the transfer will not extend the registration period. After 45 days without a renewal, the domain name will enter the redemption-grace period. During the ARGP the domain name will still be in the zone file if associated with any host objects. Redemption Grace Period (RGP) If a domain name enters the RGP it will be excluded from the zone file and the domain name will no longer resolve. During this period no renewal, transfer, or new registration of the domain name is possible. The RGP lasts for 30 days. During this time the owning registrar can restore the domain name. The registrar can submit an extended update domain command (restore) to reactivate the domain name if the registrar has enough funding for the restore domain fee. If a domain is restored it will enter the registered status with a re- gistration period of one year. It will be included into the zone file with the associated host objects that were used before entering the redemption grace period. If a domain name passes the 30 days of redemption grace period (75 days total after expiration) the domain name will enter the pending delete period and can no longer be restored. Pending Delete In the pending delete period the domain name is set for deletion. The period lasts for five days and prohibits any process from occurring regarding the domain name. It will not be included in the zone file. After five days the domain name will be released and available for new registration through a valid domain registration or- der. Released The domain name is deleted from the SRS and enters the available period. The domain name will be imme- diately available for registration to all registrars

What is Domain Registration Life Cycle?

The registration life cycle of a domain name includes the following periods: Available Add-grace period Re-gistered Expired Auto-Renew Grace Period Redemption Grace Period Pending Delete and Released   Available The domain name is available for registration. Each registrar...

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