where can I register international domains?

by monere
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hi,

I googled for this but couldn't find anything. I'm interested in registering international domains (.gr, .be, .no, etc) for cheap (less than $20).

The few registrars I found were either not allowing registering new domains at that time, or they were asking for insane prices (50 EUROS and upwards for each year of registration).

Does anyone knows of a common sense and not-so-shady registrar?
#domains #international #register
  • Profile picture of the author BrentSkillHD
    A lot of country specfic TLDs require you to provide proof that you're infact a redient of that country.

    I wouldn't recommend purchaseing country specifics unless you're will to accept the risk that you may lose them.
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    • Profile picture of the author monere
      I don't know if I should believe you. This sounds like total BS.

      You're saying that if I want to buy a .ro domain here in my country (Romania) I must provide proof, other than the info (name, address, etc.) that I already submit when buying any other domain names? I have never heard of such things before, I swear...

      Thanks for the tip though, no matter if it's true or not. If it's true, it's a valuable one indeed

      But I will wait for more opinions on this cause I certainly don't want to lose it. I mean, I buy the domain to use it, not to have it disappear overnight.

      Anybody else knows if Brent's statement is true and whether it applies to ALL country specific domains or to just some of them? I can see this happening for .us domains (actually, I think I stumbled upon this requirement a few years ago when I wanted to purchase a .us domain name), but I doubt that this applies to all country specific domains under the sun, especially for domains associated with third world countries like I'm interested in anyway.

      Originally Posted by BrentSkillHD View Post

      A lot of country specfic TLDs require you to provide proof that you're infact a redient of that country.

      I wouldn't recommend purchaseing country specifics unless you're will to accept the risk that you may lose them.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by monere View Post

        I don't know if I should believe you. This sounds like total BS.
        Its entirely true.

        These things do change, from time to time, though. It's always worth carefully checking up-to-date information.

        By the way, the type of domains you're asking about, in this thread, are not called "international domains". On the contrary. International domains are things like .com, .net, .org and so on. You're asking about country-specific domain extensions.

        Originally Posted by monere View Post

        You're saying that if I want to buy a .ro domain here in my country (Romania) I must provide proof, other than the info (name, address, etc.) that I already submit when buying any other domain names?
        Nobody said that.

        I have no idea whether Romania requires that, but some countries do.

        Sometimes it's better to check things out, for a moment or two, via Google, rather than telling people that what they're saying "sounds like BS"? Just a suggestion.

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  • Profile picture of the author BrentSkillHD
    I promise you I'm not bullshitting you. I use to own a .ca (Canadian) domain & had it taken away.
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    • Profile picture of the author monere
      Ouch!

      Still, I'd like to hear other people's opinions (especially when it comes to domains for third world countries).

      By the way, what do you mean by "taken away"? What really happened? Who took it away from you, how, and why?

      Originally Posted by BrentSkillHD View Post

      I promise you I'm not bullshitting you. I use to own a .ca (Canadian) domain & had it taken away.
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  • Profile picture of the author monere
    @Alexa:

    I might not have expressed myself correctly (English is not my first language) when I said that he's talking BS. I just wanted to say that asking for proof was (and I still think it is) BS, although, reading my reply again, I realize that it sounded like you're saying it sounded, rather than like I wanted it to sound. Oh well, people do mistake...

    About the international vs country specific domains: yeah, you're right. That's the correct way of saying it. My bad

    An still... anybody can suggest a good registrar for such domains? The big sites (namecheap, godaddy, arvixe) seem to not have such domains available
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Did a google search for you ask where to register international domains.

      https://uk.godaddy.com/tlds/internat...ain-names.aspx

      International Domain Name Registration

      I was always under the impressions some countries do not allow just anyone/anywhere to register their country extensions. Other countries may not have those restrictions. You will probably have to search terms by country extension.
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      • Profile picture of the author monere
        goddady doesn't have the country I'm interested in (well, I couldn't find it) and marcaria are expensive as .... (insert whatever you want)

        I just won't spend 40 EUROS for an affiliate site's domain name.

        But thanks for the links

        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        Did a google search for you ask where to register international domains.

        https://uk.godaddy.com/tlds/internat...ain-names.aspx

        International Domain Name Registration

        I was always under the impressions some countries do not allow just anyone/anywhere to register their country extensions. Other countries may not have those restrictions. You will probably have to search terms by country extension.
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  • try internetbs.net
    Free whois security and best prices than godaddy, namecheap, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
    Country-specific domain names (ccTLDs) are under the control of that country. They get to set the rules as to who can register and/or use their ccTLD. Therefore, the rules are different with each country. Many do not allow non-residents to use their ccTLD. Proof of citizenship is not necessarily required upon registration, but the domain can be taken away if it is found that you're not adhering to their rules.
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    • Profile picture of the author monere
      I don't like it, I'll take my toys and go somewhere else

      Originally Posted by Gene Pimentel View Post

      Country-specific domain names (ccTLDs) are under the control of that country. They get to set the rules as to who can register and/or use their ccTLD. Therefore, the rules are different with each country. Many do not allow non-residents to use their ccTLD. Proof of citizenship is not necessarily required upon registration, but the domain can be taken away if it is found that you're not adhering to their rules.
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