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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Website looks different on my connection compared to others

Ok, so this is quite a strange thing, the godaddy guy had no clue what I was talking about. Yesterday I bought a domain and set the nameservers to a webhost, my website was working, I then switched ...
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How to avoid domain removal attacks?

I see on my website log that someone tried the following URL: GET /domainsigma_removal_xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.html HTTP/1.1" 404 188 - "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; OptimizationCrawler/0.2; ...
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How to move a site to a new country with a new country top level domain?

We recently moved to Oz and we have bought a new domain name to launch over here. It is just a small run from home catering business, so searches are usually localized. My original plan was to 301 ...
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How did you set up your DNS records for an Azure Cloud Application

I would like some advice. I want to be able to have my zone apex and also www point to a cloud application that is running on Azure. Should I use: CNAME www.xx.com > ...
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Would domain forwarding or parking get my visitors to the same page?

I own the domains example.com and example.org from two different registrars. The main site is hosted under example.org. What is the better method for getting visitors to each domain to land on the ...
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Is it possble to discover that an addon domain is owned by the same person as the main domain?

I have a business site (example.com) hosted at NameCheap. The hosting plan allows up to 4 addon domains. I have two more personal sites (a.com, b.com) on another hosting. Obviously for reducing the ...
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Redeveloping a live site on a new web host: Use a new domain or a subdomain? [closed]

I need to fill a hole in my web development knowledge. My website (domain.com) lives on an existing host (Host A). I am redeveloping this site using a new host (Host B). What is best practice? ...
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Tumblr disabled custom domain for using CloudFlare

I have a Tumblr blog which uses a custom domain. Yesterday I tried to add CloudFlare to it which was a terrible mistake. Apparently Tumblr does not support Cloudflare and will therefore disable ...
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Can I use Cloudflare with Tumblr or cache images manually?

I've just setup Cloudflare on my tumblr blog (with custom domain). 1) As I understand it, this was actually pointless because images on tumblr blogs are hosted on media.tumblr.com/.../inline.jpg and ...
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Can multiple subdomains affect SEO results?

The question is there is one site named: www.example.com. But the issue with site is it can open after entering whatever instead of www. e.g.: xxx.example.com john.example.com micky.example.com ...
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How should websites handle hostname with trailing dot?

I read this question How can URLs have a dot . at the end, e.g. www.bla.de.? and realise that FQDN should contain a trailing . for the root label of the DNS tree: example.com. instead of example.com ...
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Why do some domains have a '/' at the end of the home page URL? [duplicate]

I am wondering why some websites have a / at the end of their URL, but others don't. For example: www.google.com/ but then www.khanacademy.org (No /)
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How can URLs have a dot . at the end, e.g. www.bla.de.?

I never believed URLs could have a period at the end, as in www.google.de. (which obvious is not working). However, www.youtu.be. is working perfectly well. How did they manage that?
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What is the SEO effect of AJAX loading translated content from a global cookieless domain to several international TLDs?

We have one .com that has all our unique content and then 25 other ccltd sites that are translated versions of the .com for each country we operate in. We now want to serve up all static content of ...
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Why can't I register a .gr domain from the UK?

My web host just tells me I can't register the domain. I get a load of .com, .co.uk and .net options thrown at me but not the .gr (Greece) I search for. I don't want to use another host as I want ...
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Domain DNS propagation and resolution issue

I bought a domain from Bigrock and then updated its DNS name servers with my friend’s GoDaddy Windows Server. The DNS was updated and the propagation was completed in around 4 hrs I think. Later, we ...
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Block a random domain pointing at my dedicated IP

I have a random domain name which has it's A record going to my dedicated IP. Therefore duplicating content. Is there a way I can disable the domain at IP level maybe in iptables? I have a .htaccess ...
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Can a website ONLY have a generic top level domain

With the introduction of Generic Top Level Domains that groups can apply for, will it be possible to have a website's host consist of only a top level domain. For example, would it be possible for ...
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Would it be wise to prepay for 10 years on domain registration?

I have a domain name coming up to expire soon and i use it for business. Would it be wise to just pay for 10 years assuming prices are going to go up? I can't forsee it going down.
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How can a domain's NS records point to a subdomain of itself? [migrated]

As I understand that if I have domain A.com, it must be managed by another domain like ns1.B.com, ns2.B.com $ dig ns alibaba.com ; <<>> DiG 9.9.2 <<>> ns alibaba.com ;; ...
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How to setup www domain but show the domain without www in address bar [duplicate]

I have setup www.typeocaml.com and typeocaml.com both working. But what I want is that if a user type www.typeocaml.com in the address bar, browser loads the website, but display typeocaml.com. It ...
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How to fix separate virtual hosts serving intermingled content?

I tried to search Google for one of my domains. I'm hosting multiple different websites on a VPS account, they are obviously sharing the same IP address. To my surprise, the search results on one of ...
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Domain Authority during domain migration

I have a site that I want to migrate from one domain to another, the domain I want to migrate my site to currently has an existing site of mine on it. For the sake of this question let's call the ...
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Can I save sitemap.xml file in other domain? [duplicate]

I have 2 domain. Domain No.1 contains a sitemap index: http://example1.com/sitemap-index.xml with content like this: <sitemapindex> <sitemap> ...
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Registry doesn't publish ownship? [closed]

I thought that all registries were required to publish ownership, or some kind of information, even if it is their own information. But when I search this on the whois registry ...
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Diff. between with www & without www [duplicate]

Is there any diff. if I submit my site to google with www or without www? Which is best way to submit from above?
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Add domain to VPS (DNS?)

I have a VPS and some domains. I want to add one of my domains to the VPS. My VPS provider has send me his Nameservers like ns1.example.com and ns2.example.com and I changed these DNS records in my ...
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How do domain names get into WHOIS database and which databases get updated for each domain?

The WHOIS query and response protocol is widely used for databases holding various Internet resources like IPv4 assignments, IPv6 assignments, AS numbers and RIR (for example ARIN in USA or RIPE in ...
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What are the roles of IANA and ICANN in relation to domain names?

I am aware that IANA is a department of ICANN, but how are their roles divided? IANA should allocate IPv4 and IPv6 addresses to RIR's, allocate AS number ranges to RIR's and administrates the root ...
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Will serving the same content from two different domain names (using DNS CNAME records) hurt SEO?

I'm considering setting up a mobile website. This site will be hosted on someone else's server with a domain such as: mysite.theirsite.com My issue is that currently, mysite.com is decently ranked ...
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When does a .io domain drop and become available once it has expired

There is a .io domain name that has expired and I would like to purchase it. I understand with top level generic domains such as .com .net and .org they have several phases before they actually drop. ...
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If I need to redirect my WordPress site to a new domain with new hosting, how do I do so?

I have a Wordpress web site but need to change the name (from abc.com to tty.com). I was planning on duplicating the old web site to the new site. I don't want the old url to die, just in case ...
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Impact of domain name coinciding with other popular domain

I have a website whose name coincides with another popular domain. Meaning if you add two letters at the end of my website name, you get the name of already popular domain. After registering and ...
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Why are the new TLD's so expensive?

Recently new TLD's such as .actor, .agency and many more were introduced. There is a significant price difference between the 'old' and new TLD's. For example: I can buy a .com for $9.45 but .ceo ...
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Subdomain or New domain for new company division - SEO [duplicate]

Someone has asked me about developing a site for a new division that this company is expanding to include in their services. They have purchased a domain for this new service, but I was wondering: ...
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Domain squatting [duplicate]

I'm currently working for a design firm (we'll call them Acme Design), and we own the domain name acmedesign.co.uk (have done since 2008). The name isn't trademarked. I've just been contacted by ...
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Are Whois websites trustable?

A good domain name is counted a precious property. There are some websites which offer the WHOIS service to check the availability of a domain name, like who.is, or whois.com, ... Are they just offer ...
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.org or .com for a software product? [duplicate]

I like to setup a website for a software to share it or sell it, the domain with .com already has been registered but .net and .org are available, I have seen some products in .org, should I use this ...
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Website with traffic must shut down, should I redirect?

I have a website with a good amount of traffic but I must shut down this website. I have another website that is not very well ranked on Google. Is there something I could do to help my second ...
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Amazon ec2 domain redirect loop

I am trying to set up a domain for my running instance in Amazon ec2 server. When i go to bracketfanatic.com i get a redirect loop and the site stops. I believe that everything is set up correctly ...
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Amazon EC2 Ubuntu instance setting up domain name

I had a domain transferred to amazon using their Rout 53. at the begining when i went to the IP address 54.69.253.182, or ec2-54-69-253-182.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com my site would show up. ...
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Is there a free hosting that supports new TLDs? [duplicate]

I can't find a free hosting that supports new gTLDs. On my opinion, these are really good hosting providers: freehosting io, 2freehosting.com and even there I get an error when I try to create an ...
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How do I link my domain name with my web server IP address so that I can use SSL?

My Question: This is my first time needing to use SSL, and I host my site on a custom Node.js server of my own making. I've been doing research on how SSL works but I'm stuck on a specific part: How ...
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When will the TLD .app be publicly available for registration?

My website would be well suited for the .app top level domain. I'd like to register the name as soon it's possible. Is there any information on when it's possible for "normal" people to register and ...
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How to stop Google Webmaster Tools from emailing me about a removed domain?

I have an old site that I used to manage through Google Webmaster Tools, which I have since abandoned (took down website and no longer own the domain). I deleted the site from my webmaster tools ...
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differences between ICANN-Accredited Registrars and the others

I'm planning to buy my first domain and i was just wondering what's the difference between ICANN-Accredited Registrars and not ICANN-Accredited Registrars. Will my website be more visible on a ...
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Setting up a second domain to my web server

I have a domain name which points to my web server, and we added a secondary domain for short urls, which points to the same ip address, however with the new domain, it is giving "Forbidden You ...
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Point custom domain to single webpage hosted on Dropbox

I have a static html page that I would like to host in Dropbox's public folder and make accessible by a domain of mine, e.g example.org. The html page has the following url structure ...
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When I aquire a domain from a competitor is there SEO value in redirecting or keeping the existing site?

I can aquire a domain from the competition. For best SEO, do I place 301 redirect to my site on it or should I keep the site link from it? Situation Another sites ranks #1 (A) in Google and my site ...
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Which domain is better among them? [closed]

keyword (Property) + Location(Delhi) First: keywordinLocation.com (Example : PropertyinDelhi.com) Second: keywordsinLocation.com (Example : PropertiesinDelhi.com) Third: keywordLocation.com ...