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Domain Name mapping question

I'm developing a desktop application which communicates with a custom webservice which is currently being tested using the default domain name provided by our hosting plan , eg ...
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Domain name explanations

I recently thought to myself why certain websites have very unique domain names. Is it possible for a website to have for example www.aboutus.example.com instead of www.example.com/aboutus ? Like ...
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Fake domain and hosted email addresses issue?

Many email addresses for domain rustamtowel.com have been compromised. My client forwarded me an old email which he sent me few days ago but I haven't received that email. That email was sent to ...
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How do I get a .name domain name

There was a service which provided email aliases on .name domain, but it seem to be gone now, so I was thinking of actually getting a domain for myself (martin.toth.name sounds nice). Do I understand ...
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.com.au backordered domain: do I have to return it if the original owner asks for it?

I was contacted by the original owner of a domain to give him the domain that I backordered a few weeks ago. The domain was abandoned for about 2 months before I bought it to eliminate the competition ...
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Can changing nameservers while keeping the same host impact SEO for websites?

I host several Italian sites in a Virtual Private Server (VPS) located in Italy. At the moment, most of the domains are registered by the same provider, so all the nameservers are located in Italy ...
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Can I register a domain name that contains a company name or trademark?

I wonder is it legal to register a domain name that contains a company name. For example cococola.cc (considering that this domain name is available). Can I buy and use any domain names that contain a ...
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Refusal of a .dj (Djibouti) domain because of inappropriate content

I am planning a website containing nudity and pornographic material on a .dj domain. In the terms and conditions (http://www.dj/eterms.htm) for the registration of a .dj domain it says under Article ...
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Is my client's domain in “limbo”?

About a year ago I created a website for one of my clients. They already had a domain name and hosting through Vistaprint, so we changed the nameservers over to my server as Vistaprint would only let ...
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Can a domain registrar prevent me from keeping my domain name?

I have bought domain names from multiple companies (e.g, GoDaddy, nic.com, eNom, and Google Apps). Assuming that one of my projects will be successful, I wonder if one of these companies can take ...
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How do I register two-letter domain names for URL shortening?

Some websites - mainly for URL shortening - have short domain names. Now my question is: how can I register two-letter domain names like aa.com or bb.in?
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Can I register a 3 letter .ly domain?

When searching for a .ly domain under 4 characters long, most registrars respond with: All registrars report "Strings shorter than four symbols long are to be registered directly under .ly ONLY ...
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Is it a bad idea to use a domain hack for my personal website name?

I want to create a personal webpage for info about myself (potentially for employment or other contact purposes), but the .com extension for my intended name is already taken. The name I want ends in ...
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Domain recovery prevention

I'm in a situation where I've done a website for a client and the year is up and their annual renewal is due. They've decided they don't want to renew with me, which I don't have a problem with and ...
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What can I do to contact a domain owner?

A few months ago, I found a perfect .com domain name for a website I'm working on. Bad news: it was taken. Good news: It was set to expire on January 12, 2012. It's not a premium name or anything ...
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How to create a portfolio website for minimal cost? [closed]

I am planning on creating an online portfolio for myself, to use in my resume and to use for other personal use, with my own domain name. I am pretty sure there is nothing free out there to create a ...
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Under what circumstances is a website subject to United States laws?

I'm a Canadian student currently hosting a website using a German VPS service, which I want to put a forum on in the near future where users can submit content. However, all of my domains are .com, ...
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Providing fake info during domain registration - does it matter?

As you are all most likely aware already all domain registrars ask for your personal information. Such personal information includes: Forename and surname Address information Email address ...
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Move domain away from a host while leaving the Exchange email service unaffected

I currently have a domain registered with Fasthosts and are using their Exchange email service on this domain. For various reasons I would like to move the domain registration to another domain host, ...
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Do I own a registered domain?

A couple of years ago I entered (as a silent partner) into a business. I was asked if I could get a website up and running, which included registering the domain. We have since parted ways but the ...
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.sc domain “reserved in red”. What does this mean?

I am interested in buying a two letter domain from the Seychelles (e.g. ab.sc). On reading the qualifications document there is a line that states: All one and two letter domains name ...
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Domain registrar saying they cannot add TXT record

I have been adding SPF records to the sites I host on my VPS. I create the record in each accounts CPanel, then add it as a TXT records in that account's related DNS registrars control panel. ...
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What would happen to my domains if my domain provider company bankrupted

I am thinking to transfer all my domains to one registerer so that the control will be easy. But I am a little bit worried about the following question: what would happen to my domains if my domain ...
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Automatic registration on release, for new gTLD's

What ways are there of automatically purchasing gTLDs? Specifically - some domains under the new gTLDs set to be released will be extremely popular, and ideally I would like to order some as close to ...
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Domain registration public information, measures domain authority in SEO?

I have seen on internet in various places talking about this and they says this information do have impact on SEO, specially in the domain authority section. Is it so? If so, Is there any proper ...
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How do you generally find out the riskiness of a domain name? (concerning trademarks)

My domain would look like "tiltblah.com". I don't want to mention the real domain name here, because it might be registered by someone else then. I'd like to register this domain, because I want to ...
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Advantage of using a domain purchasing service through your registrar vs. and independent domain buying service?

Is there much of an advantage of using a domain purchasing service through your registrar vs. and independent domain buying service?
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Where to buy a domain for my local server [closed]

I have made a website and hosted in my local computer using a static ip Where can i buy a domain name such as www.something.com such that it can redirect to my static IP. So that if i m using a page ...
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Creating date based back entries for a blog and its site registration

So I am showing a blog to a colleague and telling him how the author has been regularly blogging for over ten years now. My colleague tells me that anyone can register a domain name and start entries ...
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Seperate .com domain name purchasing for a VPS

I am looking at getting a VPS with RackSRV, and they don't sell domain names, but are happy to set it up after I get one elsewhere. Can anyone recommend somewhere I can purchase just the domain, and ...
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What happens to my pre-paid period if I change registrars?

I have a domain at registrar A and it is indicated that I have it payed until 2016. If I transfer it to registrar B today, will I have to pay again for the from now to 2016 period?
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How long is the redemption period on a domain?

There is a domain that I would like to buy that has a status as follows: Registry Status: redemptionPeriod I presume this means the current owner has a grace period during which they can repurchase ...
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How to push through a domain transfer in spite of the 60 day rule

I recently purchased a domain through a registrar which I won't name here. Within the first five minutes of logging in, I found a severe vulnerability that allows me access to all registration details ...
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The absolutely cheapest way to host my tiny website? [duplicate]

What I need: a domain name, 10MB of disk space, 1GB bandwidth, php+mysql is there anyway I can get this all for under $1 a month?
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When I purchase a premium domain name through a registrar (ie: Godaddy), do I own that domain?

That is, if I'm paying $500 for a particular domain, will I have ownership over it and be able to sell it in the future if I choose to do so? Or, for example, if the domain name expires and goes to ...
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Possible for using a surrogate to buy a .it domain?

I'm a US citizen interested in buying an Italian TLD (*.it). However, those domains can only be registered by EU citizens or residents, or businesses with a registrant who is an Italian citizen and ...
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Two letter ccTLD (.ni) domain registration length issue

At 101domain, gandi.net, and other domain registrars that offer .ni domain registration, the minimum number of characters is 3. However, there are sites with a two letter domain with the .ni ccTLD, ...
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How to change the zone file records for .io domain registered at nic.io?

I just registered a .io domain at nic.io and I want to make changes to the zone file to integrate it with Google Apps. I couldn't find an interface to change CNAME / MX records. Has anybody been able ...
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What agency will most economically handle cyber-squatting?

Domain names seem to be controlled by WIPO which has produced UDRP. UDRP rules can be arbitrated by a few different agencies. Is there any way to take ownership of a domain name that is confusingly ...
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Any concerns for registering a domain.me if domain.com is already taken?

I'm interested in registering a domain, let's just call it myna.me but myname.com is already taken (but not in use). What might be the concerns of registering a .me if the .com version is already ...
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How can we change ownership of a domain name from “missing” web designer?

We had a website produced a few years ago with a .ORG domain name. The site hadn't grown with our needs, so we've now got a new .co.uk site. Our intention was to transfer the .org address to the ...
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Concerns regarding registering a domain name with a home address

If I purchase a domain, I'm usually required to enter an address. Usually, the address can be accessed publicly by any sort of WHOIS lookup. I'm uncomfortable publishing my real home address; what do ...
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How can I buy my own personalized Top Level Domain (TLD)?

Starting fomm tomorrow January/12/2012 I heard it's possible to apply for your own TLD i.e. .whatever in place of .com .org etc. I thought it would require a huge amount of money (I heard stories ...
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reliable place to buy .io domains [closed]

I'm looking around trying to find a good place to buy .io domains. Suddenly, I think I'm surrounded by scammers, since .io domain providers websites, are really badly-designed and I am not feeling of ...
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Using a custom domain: How to update an A-record?

Tumblr makes it seem relatively easy to use a custom domain name. For a two-level domain: point A-record (IP address) to 66.6.44.4 But my registrar (Domain.com), doesn't make this intuitive, as ...
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Using an already registered domain name

I've written an asp.net site for a friend and I'm ready to deploy. However, I've never done this before and have a few questions. My friend has already bought/registered a domain name, say for ...
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Registering a domain without an email address

I am soon going to be getting a domain and setting up email addresses for me and a few of my partners in business. I personally do not want to be tied to my current Outlook.com email address and I ...
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How to I register a domain name that has been registered? [duplicate]

I am writing to ask about a domain name I wish to own. I have contacted the domain owner (by performing a WhoIS search) by email and have not received a reply. I have tried contacting him for over a ...
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How to backorder a .io domain name [closed]

There is a .io domain name I want to buy when it becomes available in 12 months time. What is the best tool to buy this automatically?
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Domain Name protection

I have purchased a domain name and I don't have plan to launch my website in the next few months. But one thing I am worrying about is that if in the mean time someone else uses my domain name for ...