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DOMAIN REGISTRATION FAQ


  1. What is a domain name?
  2. Once I have a domain name, how can I make changes to it?
  3. How do I change ownership of my domain name? (ie. I want to sell it or give it to someone else)
  4. What's the difference between an OpenSRS registered domain name and a Network Solutions (NSI)registered domain name?
  5. Registry? Registrar? Registrant? What do these words mean?
  6. I forgot my login name and password.
  7. Who does a registered name actually belong to, the end user or the Registration Service Provider?
  8. How much control do domain owners have over their domain once they've signed up through an OpenSRS Registration Service Provider?
  9. What's the difference between .com, .net, .org domain names?





End User Answers

  1. What is a domain name?
    A domain name is essentially a signpost on the Internet. Every website you've ever been to, and every email you've ever composed, has used a domain name in its address. People register domain names in order to 'stake a claim' to a particular name -- whether for business or personal reasons. Once a domain name is registered to a person or company, it is that person's to use exclusively as long as they continue to pay the yearly renewal fee. Our domain name is doctorpc.ca, and we also own doctor-pc.com and doctor-pc.net

  2. Once I have a domain name, how can I make changes to it?
    You can make changes to your domain name by using our Domain Management Interface at: https://domains.doctor-pc.com/manage. Bear in mind you'll need your domain's username and password to make the desired changes. If you have forgotten the username and password there is a form there to have it sent to the admin contact e-mail address.

  3. How do I change ownership of my domain name? (ie. I want to sell it or give it to someone else)
    You can simply give your username and password to the new owner, and allow them to change the contact information using the Domain Management Interface. They should also change the domain's profile to a new one with a unique username and password.

    To change the contact information:

    In the Domain Management Interface (https://domains.doctor-pc.com/manage), click on the 'Organization' link and update the information

    To change the domain's profile:

    Log into the Domain Management Interface at: https://domains.doctor-pc.com/manage

    Click on "Manage Profile" and then select "Change Ownership of Domain". Fill out the username/password of the profile you want to add this domain to, or create a new profile and provide a username and password. If you are moving the domain to an existing profile, click on "Move to existing profile" and type the name of a domain that is already in the profile into the "Previously registered domain" field. Click on "Change Owner" and the domain will be in the new profile.

    * It is important to remember that anyone with the profile login information can change all info for all domains in the profile, including ownership.

  4. What's the difference between Doctor PC registered domain name and a Network Solutions (NSI) registered domain name?
    There's no difference between a name registered with Doctor PC and a name registered with Network Solutions. Network Solutions is currently better known because they ran the first domain registration business without competition for a number of years.

  5. Registry? Registrar? Registrant? What do these words mean?

    Registrar: A "Registrar" (or "Domain Name Registrar") is an organization like that has control over the granting of domains within certain TLDs (top level domains, like the generic .com/.org/.net or country-specific .ca/.us/.mx etc.).
    Registry: The 'Registry' is the backend that registrar's have shared access to. Each registrar writes new names to a central registry database, from which the authoritative root (essentially, a table of all domain names on the Internet) is built.
    Registrant: A registrant is the person or company who purchases a domain name. For example, Jessica Smith (registrant) registers the name jessicasmith.com through OpenSRS (registrar) who in turn writes the name to the central database (Registry).

  6. I forgot my login name and password.
    Your login name and password (used to make modifications to your domain name record) can be obtained from your Registration Service Provider.

  7. Who does a registered name actually belong to, the end user or the Registration Service Provider?
    Domain names are not truly owned -- they're leased out on a first-come, first-served basis, and remain with the initial lessee until either a) the lessee does not renew the name, or b) a business with a trademark of the same name demonstrates a greater claim to the name than the lessee can demonstrate. The question is better phrased as 'who can control the domain name'. With Doctor PC, the answer is the domain's Administrative Contact.

  8. How much control do domain owners have over their domain once they've signed up through Doctor PC
    Domain owners, in general, have full control over their registered domain names. This means that the domain owner has the power to:
    a) Change admin/technical and billing contacts for the domain.
    b) Change ownership of the domain.
    c) Change the nameservers that are authoritative for the domain.
    d) Create sub-users and enable them to change some/all of the options in a, b and c above.
    e) Change the password that enables a, b, c, and d above.


  9. What's the difference between .com, .net, .org domain names?
    Originally, the three letter extensions after the dot (or Top Level Domain/TLD) were meant to denote whether the domain name was being used for business (.com) charity/non-profit (.org) or for a technology based company (.net). However, with the explosion of the Internet (and specifically, the world wide web) as a new business medium, the lines were blurred, and companies and individuals alike started cross-registering domains (ie. Me.com, me.net, me.org) just to protect their interests. Now, .com, .net, and .org names (the generic Top Level Domains) can be used for any purpose.



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