Domains are hostnames that identify Internet Protocol (IP) resources such as web sites. They provide a human-friendly, easily recognizable and memorizable names to numerically addressed Internet resources.

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SSL and backlinks

If I have many backlinks that points to http://example.com and then enforce SSL so that the URL then becomes https://example.com, What should I do to ensure that I do not lose these backlinks? One ...
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Send root domain to other website using DNS

Let's say my website lives at username.site.com and my domain is me.com I've seen loads of tutorials which talk about showing my website username.site.com at the web address www.me.com but I don't ...
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How do web sites implement the handling of many email boxes on their domain? [on hold]

I apologize if this is off topic, but I just can't figure out how sites like https://www.guerrillamail.com/ and http://www.throwawaymail.com/ implement so many email boxes in their domains? The ...
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Will redirecting expired domains to my website help or attract penalties?

I am developing a entertainment website and have found more than 4 entertainment domains (expired domains). Domain authority of these domains are 25 or more. If I will redirect these domain to my ...
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On Hostgator, how can I remove “~username” from my website's URL?

Right now to access my website I need to go to http://www.example.com/~username/index.html How do I remove this so I can simply type: http://www.example.com/index.html Right now I am FTPing ...
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Numerous link from Sub Domain [on hold]

Is it possible to have several links of sub domain on every page of main domain? E.g If a user searches any query on main domain a link to sub domain is also there for his query Is it possible? And ...
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Multiple domains in one hosting account

Several hosting services allow you to host multiple domains within a single hosting plan or account. For example, for Namecheap's Value package [ https://www.namecheap.com/hosting/shared.aspx] allows ...
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Google search on domain name shows hostname

A small organistion changed its name, registered the corresponding new domain name and set website forwarding to the old domain name. This was done through setting "Masked Redirect" via the hosting ...
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How can I point a subdomain registered with Dot TK to GitHub?

I am building a GitHub website and I have a domain registered with Dot TK, from which I'd like to point a subdomain to GitHub. I'm really confused on how to do it however. Currently I have a CNAME ...
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Should I create a 'Website coming soon' page for my recently-acquired domain?

When launching a website the domain name is usually purchased before the content is ready. What is considered best practice with these domains just floating in space? Should there be a 'coming soon' ...
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Figuring out domain name for generating Customer Signing Request (CSR)

I access production and qa domain websites as follows : Production : https://portal.mydomain.com QA : https://portal-qa.mydomain.com However, when I add www like the following ...
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Does profanity in the URL harm SEO?

I was about to register a domain name which has some profanity in it. Would the profanity have any influence on SEO, in particular would it harm the SEO of the site?
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Cpanel - How to delete addon domain associated folder after removing domain? [closed]

I have added and then removed few add-on domains in my hosting. But after deleting, their assigned folder still appears in folder and ftp listing. I tried to delete or rename them but they still ...
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Setup DNS with A and SRV records

I have the following servers, which should be used for the following tasks: big_box 111.111.111.111 Main-Server (Game-Server, Virtual Machines,...) small_box 222.222.222.222 Web-Server The idea ...
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Check if domain registration has lapsed and been offered publicly in the past

Im trying to tell if a currently registered doamin, registration has lapsed in the past. When i look at the Whois it tells me that : Expires On August 25, 2016 Registered On August 25, 1999 Updated ...
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Subdomain not working when nameserver set to different host

I have my domain and website both hosted on Godaddy. There was example.com and blog.example.com operational. But now I shifted my hosting to some other service provider and domain is still on godaddy. ...
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What Will Be The Effects of Multiple NS Recrods For Parked Domains?

What will be the effect of having multiple NS records for a domain that point to different domain parking services? For example, ns1.bodis.com ns2.bodis.com ns1.sedoparking.com ns2.sedoparking.com ...
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Can I make my site available world wide without renting a hosting server?

I know this question is basic but I am from iOS background and a beginner also. I need a clear conclusion on some of my confusion. I have gotten many answers to this question having contradiction. I ...
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Domain configuration for website with and without www

I have a heroku app with the following settings: Domain name: www.localhost.com DNS Target: safe-springs-1527.herokuapp.com The domain is on GoDaddy. The settings there are: A (Host) 0 Records (0 ...
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Strange IP address appended to my website's domain [on hold]

Today I realized that the addresses of the images uploaded to my forum contain a strange IP address. For example, when right-clicking and choosing "Copy image address", I get: ...
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How to set preferred domain with https in Google Webmaster Tools

I have registered a website and bought an SSL certificate, installed it and did some mod_rewrite rules to have all my traffic go to https://example.com. So all is working nicely from that perspective. ...
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my domain and it being spellchecked [duplicate]

hi Basically I have just made this website ROYORA as my domain it's an online retail for kinda everything. However when ROYORA is typed in google it's spell checked to TOYOTA. I was just wondering ...
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Email during domain transfer

My company currently has their domain registered with one company and webhosting with another and they want to move the domain to the same company as the web hosting. It is understood that it will ...
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Any alternative to CNAME records for the root domain?

I have couple domain names which I wanted to park the domain with Bodis. But I also need their subdomain to be available for me for email access (i.e. mail.example.com). The domain is registered via ...
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co.il domain for sites that are not in Hebrew - Can work by means of SEO?

I have a site in Hebrew #.co.il and I want to replace it from an Hebrew site to an English site; That is, the direction will be LTR instead of RTL, and most of the content will be in English instead ...
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How to set up wildcard subdomain CNAME records for a multi-tenant app?

We are trying to point a heroku staging app (something.herokuapp.com) to a subdomain on our domain (staging.company.com). Everything else on the domain (*.company.com) goes to our previous production ...
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Apache/DNS Issues on VPS [closed]

My new site just won't resolve. I've setup a new site on my GD VPS. Unfortunately it is forwarding to one of my established sites, and I can't determine why. My setup: GoDaddy VPS that has a ...
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In my mobile application should I hard code the IP address or a domain name?

I am building a social networking mobile application and currently deployed the backend on AWS. I am wondering if it is a good idea to use the IP address in the mobile application or a domain name? ...
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Page Rank, Page Autority, Domain Autority [duplicate]

wanted to know how long does it take for Google to update the pagerank of a site and verify the relationships created in web (backlinks). Another thing, create a relationship with a page that has the ...
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Why are .io domain names so expensive? [closed]

The TLD .io is significantly more expensive than traditional TLDs, such as .com: Why is there such a price difference? How is the pricing for domains determined?
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Is it possible to use domain forwarding with masking without the use of iframe?

I never noticed this before, but one of my sites has domain forwarding with masking enabled, which is adding an iframe to wrap the site. This is bad for SEO and bad for responsive design. Is it ...
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Would moving my site to a new domain host fix a spam blacklisting?

I noticed my domain was listed on the blacklist site, Fabelsources. According to the first paragraph of the information I looked up, it said: Someone or something on your network sent spam to the ...
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When .buy gtld available for registration?

I want to register a .buy gtld, When will it be available for registration ? Or can I block the domain name by paying some amount ? If so, Where can I do ?
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How to redirect all pages and all subdomains of a domain to the home page of another domain

I have an domain (www.aaa.com) and an alias (www.bbb.com). The alias domain points to the aaa.com domain, but that's not what I want. I want www.bbb.com to point to www.ccc.com. I have the following ...
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What are the best SEO practices when changing domain names?

I'm using the Yoast SEO plugin on a WordPress site on a new, more memorable domain to replace an old static HTML site with no SEO. I've followed Google's documentation for moving a site, set up 301 ...
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Setting up email in a domain without hosting and MX record

I have a Github user page which I wanted to park a domain on it. I also would like to be able to use my email address from my domain; however my NIC doesn't provide mx record changing, it only ...
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Allow third party to use domain subdirectory without risk to your server

If you have a live site on example.com, is it possible to allow third-parties to set up their own site at example.com/project1, example.com/project2 etc without subjecting your server to risk? I ...
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Unresponsive registrar

We have a domain that was bought through www.activeregistrar.com several years ago by a previous employee. All the domain does not expire until late next year, we have moved host and need to update ...
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Web domain verification for SSL certificate

I set up a 'Google app for work' account and in that process brought a domain name 'ahkhan.name' from eNom Inc. After that, i bought a website builder account from goDaddy, and now I want to install ...
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How was a domain in clientRenewProhibited state able to be renewed?

I'm trying to get a domain. It has the following statuses: Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited Domain Status: ...
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Change main domain name in cPanel

Is it possible to change main domain name? I added a new domain name as addon domain, but the problem now is that the site isn't working on the new domain but when I enter the existing, there shows a ...
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Which subdomains can I use when I register a UK domain (.co.uk, .ac.uk, etc)?

I can register a .uk domain, does this mean I can set any subdomain I like infront of it including .co? Or even .ac? Wouldn't this mean that anyone can get an .ac.uk domain by just having ac as a ...
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Any suggestions for overcoming registrar's barriers to transferring out domains?

The registrar for some of my domains and my clients' domains, Arvixe, has put up a new domain admin page without links for removing private registration and obtaining authorization codes. After asking ...
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Domain name including city name or country name

I am interested whether it is legally possible for a private person to register a domain name which includes city or country name extended by other phrases? Such as carservicecityname.com or ...
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Unwanted results in Search Results from Domains we control

I'm not sure how to word this. But basically when you search our company's name, some of our clients are coming up in the results. That alone is strange because we don't have any links outbound to ...
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How does domain transfer work when you have pre-paid years in advance?

If I have a domain that has 10 years of paid service, how does that work with domain transfer? Let's say I bought 10 years on GoDaddy, and I'm transferring to namecheap. Is this registrar specific, if ...
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crossdomain.xml file - is it bad?

I have crossdomain.xml in document root of my site with the following contents: <?xml version="1.0"?> <!DOCTYPE cross-domain-policy SYSTEM ...
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How can I target specific countries with global site under gTLD using sub-directory for each targeted country?

We're building a global platform for a large client who want a range of sites targeting different countries all hosted under a single gTLD, so domain.com/uk will be a UK-specific site, domain.com/fr ...
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Can I use AdSense with a domain that contains trademarks?

I just landed in the world of writing Blogs and doing the SEOs; I was looking to set up a nice blog having most target keywords and all other things. Luckily I was able to book a domain name having ...
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What are the potential disadvantages to registering a website in someone else's name and address?

This is kind of a follow-up to this question: Is it necessary to be a US resident or citizen to register a domain name in the US? To narrow the scope of the question, please assume that trust with ...