Frequently Asked Questions

The NearlyFreeSpeech.NET FAQ (*)

Domain Registration (*)

How do I change the name servers of a domain registered here?

What are the steps involved in an inbound domain transfer?

I want to transfer a domain to NearlyFreeSpeech.NET. Will my site/DNS/email go down if I do?

I have a domain with a proxy privacy registration service. Can I transfer it to NearlyFreeSpeech.NET?

Can I add or remove RespectMyPrivacy on a domain I already registered here or transferred?

I let my domain expire a while ago. Now I'm trying to renew it and I get "renewal failed." Why?

What happens to my domain's name server settings during a transfer?

Is NearlyFreeSpeech.NET an ICANN-accredited registrar?

Will you remind me before my domain expires?

If I still have time left on my existing domain registration with another registrar, can I keep that time if I transfer the domain to NearlyFreeSpeech.NET?

Why is my domain transfer taking so long?

Why is the domain I transferred to NearlyFreeSpeech.NET not pointing to my site?

What happens to my domain after it expires?

Why am I still paying for RespectMyPrivacy service on my expired domain?

Can I create child name servers (glue records) within my domain?

What does the error "The name server modification failed." mean?

What's the maximum number of years for which I can register a domain name?

How I do I get the transfer code for a domain registered here?

Do I need to put valid contact information on my domain registration?

Where are the actions for editing my registered domain?

Will you be adding additional top-level domains to register?

What happens if my domain transfer fails?

Can you send the domain transfer approval to a different email address?

I have a bunch of domains to register/renew/transfer. Can you help?

How do I renew my domain name?

What is whois verification?

How long does it take to transfer a domain away from NearlyFreeSpeech.NET?

When should I renew my domain name?

What top-level domains do you support for registration?

Why does domain registration have different Terms of Service than NearlyFreeSpeech.NET hosting?

Why did my domain transfer fail?

How do I get rid of a registered domain I no longer want?

I renewed my expired domain. Why is it still parked?

Why does my domain registrar show as "external?"

How do I transfer a domain registration away from NearlyFreeSpeech?

What are the steps of a domain registration?

What does the error "the contact information you entered was not accepted by the registry" mean?

I deposited funds for my domain registration renewal but it hasn't been renewed. What's wrong?

I don't want to keep my domain. How do I stop receiving emails that it's going to expire?

Why doesn't the domain name I just renewed show up in the renewal monitor?

Why do I get "Invalid URL" when I click the email link to approve or cancel a domain transfer or verify a domain contact?

When is RespectMyPrivacy enabled during domain registration?

Does NearlyFreeSpeech allow managing DNSSEC (DS) records?