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How do I register domains from other countries?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by rodyaj, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. rodyaj

    rodyaj Newbie

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    I need to register some domains not in my country. Will it be enough to just use a proxy or will I need to setup a VCC for purchase as well? Do I risk having the domain taken away from me, or will they never know the difference?
     
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    use eurodns
     
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    That depends largely on which country code's TLD you're trying for. Some countries are very strict (for example, Canada's .CA enforcement). Others, not so much (for example, Tuvalu's .TV). If this is still an open issue for you feel free to post here or PM me the countries you're looking at and I can give you some advice.
     
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  4. rodyaj

    rodyaj Newbie

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    Well actually, Canada domains are the ones I'm looking to purchase.
     
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    101domains.com go with it
     
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    I'm personally always buy a global domain from OnlyDomains.com
    Canada TLD is available for $26.. no need any document, just pay and you get .ca domain.
     
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  7. ttweb

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    Using AllCheapWeb for domain registration
    .CA for $14.99
     
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    Doesn't matter which registrar you use, in the end CIRA (the Canadian registry) is the arbiter. They can and do periodically audit registrations and request supporting documentation to prove a registrant of a .ca name meets the Canadian Presence Requirements. You run the risk of losing the name(s) if you don't meet their audit requirements.

    You can register the names without actually meeting the presence requirements and play the odds that they won't audit you, just be aware of the risk there. And that CIRA does have a history of actually enforcing their requirements.

    Alternatively, if you're serious about wanting to get into the .ca namespace without the risk of losing the names, you could setup a Canadian corporation (thus meeting one of the presence requirements) or you could find someone trustworthy in Canada to partner with for registering the names.
     
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  9. rodyaj

    rodyaj Newbie

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    Thanks for the detailed info. For the time being if I find a good enough domain I'm just going to register it as I'm looking for a quick flip anyway.