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 7:46 pm on May 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

I have been trying to change the parking of one of my domain names. I notified the person who I bought the name through and they keep giving me excuses as to why they have not been able to change the parking. It has been 2 weeks since I first made the request. Is there any way that I can change the parking myself? Will I have to deal with this person after I get the parking changed?
Thanks in advance,



 8:41 pm on May 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld bschelle.

I assume you mean changing the name servers listed for the domain?

It depends on where you registered the domain whether you can change it yourself, unfortunately if you leave it where it is you will have to continue to deal with the same people. Some registrars provide tools for managing your domain(s) which includes parking it until you are ready to use it.

Some advice (I know you didn't ask for it - so take it FWIW)
Make sure the domain is indeed registered to you by doing a whois query. Their stalling tactics don't sound good. If it isn't then you have very little control over it. At the very least you should be listed as the administrative contact, but it is usual to also be listed as the billing contact.

You can park your domain in lot's of places these days, graitecanyon.com is a public DNS service where you can map your domain to DNS servers (i.e. park it) until you are ready to use it, then you can simply change the DNS entries to your host's name servers once you decide to host it somewhere.


 9:22 pm on May 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

The domain is registered to me but the Administrative contact is the one I am having the problem with. I purchased the domain through him and he got it from Bulkregister.com. I notified Bulkregister and they said there was nothing that they could do. When and if I get the results I want, will I still have to deal with the Administrator or will that change when I have the domain parking changed?


 9:45 pm on May 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

The only way to not have to deal with "him" is to have your name listed as the administrative contact of your domain. You should get that changed as quickly as possible, if he refuses, you really don't own the domain.


 10:01 pm on May 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

I had this same problem this month, when I tried to contact a guy that was the Tech contact, but I needed it switched over to me. One of our clients actually owned it but had this guy as the Tech contact. So I tried to get in touch with him, but to no avail.

The guy hadn't gotten back in touch with me within a month, so I had the client talk to him.

I think sometimes people get offended, like it's my fault that the client doesn't want him to be the contact anymore.


 10:17 pm on May 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

How do I get my name listed as the administrative contact?


 10:17 pm on May 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

How do I get my name listed as the administrative contact?


 10:20 pm on May 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

You have to submit a request to change the contact with your domain name registrar. Then (usually) both you and the current administrative contact will need to approve the change before it takes effect.

If you have the password for the domain, you should be able to aubmit the change request directly through bulkregister.

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