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?

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

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

Is NearlyFreeSpeech.NET an ICANN-accredited registrar?

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?

Will you remind me before my domain expires?

Why is my domain transfer taking so long?

What is a push transfer?

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?

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

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

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?

What happens if my domain transfer fails?

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

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?

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

What is whois verification?

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?"

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?

How do I transfer a domain registration away from NearlyFreeSpeech?

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

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

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?