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Buying domains globally


7:21 pm on Jan 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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If I wanted to register a local domain name in every country in Europe, Canada, Mexico & several countries in Asia & Aus/NZ, whats the best & most pain-free way to do this?

Can anyone recommend a company or even know if there are companies that do this?

4:16 am on Jan 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Just a comment really, as I can't answer your question directly, but you should refer to the registrars residency requirements for each country code.
2:59 pm on Jan 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Registering a domain in every Eurpoean country is - I'm afraid to say - pretty much impossible. Local restrictions in many of the EU countries means that only organisations with a presence in that country and/or registered trademarks in that country may register a domain.

There are some ways around this problem for some countries, with a number of companies offering services whereby they offer the 'local presence' for an additional annual charge.

I've found Safenames and Speednames to be of use for global domains in the past - Safenames in particular has comprehensive details of the individual registration requirements for each country, which may be of use to you. There are other similar companies offering foreign registrations, including Verisign's 1stGlobalPlace.

If possible, it's easier to hold all your domains with one company - makes administrative tasks, changes to nameservers and the like much, much less painful!


7:57 pm on Jan 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Ritch
Thats what I was looking for - will have a look
9:05 pm on Jan 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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The only registrar I know of that caters for multiple EU countries is www.netnames.co.uk. They certainly cover the countries you listed. The problem is they are far from cheap.

Hope this helps,


8:32 pm on Jan 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Google and Yahoo use alldomains.com to register their domains.
8:58 am on Jan 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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If tiem is an issue and money is not I have the perfect solution.

Nothin is impossible btw : )


They are expensive, but do all the dirty work for you.

from brasil to Korea.


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