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

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

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

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

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

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?

What is whois verification?

Where are the actions for editing my registered domain?

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

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?

Yes. If you have subscription membership and more than 10 domain registrations, renewals, or transfers to process in a single batch, you can create a list of domain commands and paste them into an individual support issue. We'll run them for you, charge you accordingly, and send you back the results. Please do not send us a list with less than ten actions, or a list that contains more than one action for a domain, as we will not be able to process them.

Here are some examples:

register example.com
register example.net private
register example.biz auto
transfer example.org abcd12345678 auto
renew example.net

If you want our RespectMyPrivacy.COM service, you can just add "private" to the end of a "register" or "transfer" line for the domain you want it set up for. Similarly, if you want registrations to auto-renew year after year, you can add "auto" the same way.

Bulk transfers preserve your existing name server settings. New registrations will be set to our name servers. All bulk registrations and transfers use the account contact information of the account used to pay for the domain (unless you select "private"). If you want custom contact information or name servers, we can process that as long as you have 10 or more domain names with the same settings.

There are no bulk discounts; we give everybody the best possible price on domain. But, if you have a lot of domains to manage, this feature can make the process significantly easier for you. Please contact us if you have any questions about it.

How do I renew my domain name?

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

What top-level domains do you support for registration?

When should I renew my domain name?

How do I transfer a domain registration away from NearlyFreeSpeech?

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

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

Why did my domain transfer fail?

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?

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

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

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?

When is RespectMyPrivacy enabled during domain registration?

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

Does NearlyFreeSpeech allow managing DNSSEC (DS) records?

How do I update the public WHOIS contacts for a domain registered here?