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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Domain redirect alias - ranking, indexing, SEO

I have just became a part of the franchise business chain where all the available franchise locations are grouped under the company website. So the structure and the link to my part of the website ...
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Proper way to handle URLs in the form of http://example.com/

On an apache server with a standard setup, when I request a URL in the form of: http://127.0.0.1/.. I receive this error in my log: [Sun Aug 30 22:52:44 2015] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] Invalid ...
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Is SEO friendly, using hyphen in Domain Name? [duplicate]

Which type of Domain in helpful for SEO. With hyphen (-) or without hyphen. Example: SmallBook.com Small-Book.com
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Domain privacy protection - Do it myself

When registering a domain name, there is always the option to buy privacy protection which change the information that is shown in the whois records. Can I offer a "homemade" privacy protection ...
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Best domain for a personal/blogging website?

I'm looking to buy a domain name where I can setup my businesscard/blog/professional matters to be announced. Unfortunately firstname+lastname.com is already taken and it's not for sale. I do have ...
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Some questions: about google webmaster tool

I have a site like "example.com". Questions 1: I can access to my site through "example.com" and www.example.com in web browser. Both non www and www version redirects to example.com. So, is it ...
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Is it OK to neglect repeated letters when buying a domain?

If my site’s name consists of two words and the first word ends with the same letter that the second word begins with, for example paperreview.com, is it ok to remove one of the r’s and just have ...
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Prevent frame view with GoDaddy forward (301 with mask)

I have a domain name at GoDaddy and have forwarded it to an external domain, using the settings 301 with mask. However, when I go to my GoDaddy domain and press view source code then I only get that ...
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How to check whether a domain name is a trademark?

How to check whether the domain name you have chosen conflicts with other trademark existing domain names which you didn't know about. Also, when is it legal to choose similar domain names to other ...
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Are there any .IR registration restrictions for the US?

Are there any restrictions on buying a .ir (IRAN) domain from the US? Would I be violating any laws?
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Copyright of similar domain names

If I was to create a social network similar to Facebook that was much faster and offers other services that attract users and I bought a domain that is similar to Facebook.com, for example ...
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Using two separate DNS servers on the same domain

Why can't you use two separate DNS servers on a domain and update the A Record with where they should go? ns1.domain1.com ns2.domain1.com ns1.domain2.com ns2.domain2.com The goal is to allow the ...
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Domain redirection with momentary “not available” message

To redirect my naked/bare domain to my www domain which is hosted at Heroku, I am using the GoDaddy forwarding feature as mentioned in other posts (Forward to www.mydomain.com, 301 (Perm) redirect, ...
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Why does deleting host account solve the #0088 error?

To change the host, I switch my nameserver to default in my registrar. However, the new host keeps saying that my domain is hosted on other host and refuses to continue. I have also looked for my ...
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Domain names similar to another

So we have a 4 letter domain name we bought last year but it's been in existence for a decade or longer. One of our competitors has the same name only with a dash in theirs and when searching, they ...
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Unable to update domain, domain is already in use on server

I'm not 100% sure if this will be the best StackExchange community to ask this question and I apologize if it is not. I am trying to configure my GoDaddy Main Account Domain Name but when I try to ...
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Company moved eCommerce pages to a subdomain and saw other pages drop in rankings. Related?

At the end of June my company moved our website's ecommerce product pages to a subdomain. The site had previously be consolidated on www.company.com; to improve usability we migrated all ecommerce ...
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How to make domain point to different server without downtime? [duplicate]

I have a domain name on example.com, which points to their shared hosted server right now. I want this to point to my Linode server. How do I make the domain point to my Linode server without having ...
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Do all domain name registrar Terms of Service indemnify the registrar for even screwing up registration

I've been reading the Terms of Service for different domain name registrars, and so far I see this worrisome indemnification theme in all of them: They all seem to leave open the right for the ...
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Can't register a domain due to trademark

I attempted to register crack.house. I was told that I could not (by namecheap), because "the domain name contains a trademark". How often does this happen, and is there anything I can do about it?
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Can .com domains be disputed if the holder does not have a reason for reserving the domain?

According to Wikipedia: Domain name registrations may be successfully challenged if the holder cannot prove an outside relation justifying reservation of the name, to prevent "squatting". Does ...
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Preserve “unowned” URL in browser after redirect

So, my university's communications department plans to provide a shared infrastructure for all departments to build websites on. However, my lab has an urgent need to publish a website now. I've built ...
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How to serve an online website with a domain name

It's my first time trying to serve an online website, I have bought a domain name www.example.com and I have set up Nginx and a CMS for serving content. I can reach the content locally through my ...
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clientHold, autoRenewPeriod - Will this domain be available to register?

I'd like to buy a domain but it seems to be already taken. However, a WHOIS-lookup shows that it is not in a "normal state", and though I googled for the meanings of clientHold and autoRenewPeriod, ...
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Hot to set up zone files, DNS for a domain registered at gandi.net for heroku app

So I have hard time understanding what exactly I should do as most of the posts about this topic seem to be outdated because of some changes(?) heroku made. Currently I have everything set up ...
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My subdomains point to another website

While testing some stuff on one of my subdomains I noticed it was pointing to another website. Unfortunately this is happening with all my subdomains. To give out an example, let's say I have the ...
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Domain Authorization Code & Contact Details

For a .com gTLD, Who generates the Authorization Code, Registry(Verisign) or relevent registrar(goDaddy)? Is there a provision for us(customer) to generate Authorization Code? Which parties get ...
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Can media corportation take away my domain name? [duplicate]

Recently i've noticed that there is actually free cool domain name, let's say 'googleinsider.com`. Buy this domain is my dream and for some money (not so small well) i can buy this domain. And i will ...
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Minimising downtime when transferring domain name and DNS records

My company's domain name (a .com) was registered with Demon Internet years ago. I use their nameservers so they provide my DNS. If I ever want to change a DNS record I have to email them and hope they ...
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About website domains

If I have example.com/foo, I have a directory of example. But in some cases (as this website too), the address starts with something else, for example blog.example.com. What is the blog. thing named? ...
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Change domain name and url structure of website simultaneously [duplicate]

Changing a domain of a website and redirecting all the links to new ones may harm google indexes and SEO of the website. I.e. Changing avicennaclinic.ir to avic.ir . Changing the structure of URLs is ...
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Prepend city name in domain

I'm interested in creating a website that will have a city name as a prepended word for each city it is launched in, like craigslist.com does. Is that possible to do without buying a new domain for ...
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Multiple domains or one new domain or sub domains. Pros and cons

We run a website to provide cashback for forex traders from all over the world. Now, we'd like to add new services to our portfolio, such as cashback for poker, binary options and lots of online ...
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Can company “Elephant” legally take the domain “elephant.chat” away from the company “ElephantChat”?

Related, but not as specific: Can a company take my domain away from me? In this scenario: I am making a chatting app called "Elephant Chat", and I bought the domain elephant.chat for my app - under ...
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Wordpress on Azure as Subdirectory [closed]

So, a client gave me access too devblog.azurewebsites.net where i was supposed to install the theme i developed and and configure wordpress. Now the blog must be moved to ...
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site move in Google WebMaster Tool

I have recently moved my website to a new domain name. The old domain is 301 to the new domain, and I have followed all the procedure to inform Google about the domain change, using WebMaster Tool. ...
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How to point naked domain and www to the same Heroku app?

I create a simple Rails app and deployed it to Heroku. This is my app. I use Cloudflare to manage my DNS records and I try to achieve something like this: This is all my current DNS records inside ...
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Pointing Domain Name to Microsoft Azure web app and configure the app for the new domain

I have bought a domain name on GoDaddy, hotelmontecristobg.com. I think I have configured it properly because when I browse to hotelmontecristobg.com Error 404 - Web app not found appears which ...
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Setup www as main domain on Cloudflare

I'm trying to setup Cloudflare so my www subdomain doesn't redirect to the http naked domain and do exactly the opposite: mydomain.com redirecting to www.mydomain.com Cloudflare automatically ...
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DNS Propagation mobile carrier / home ISP

I just bought a domain and pointed it to the Tumblr IP address to use it as a custom domain. Tumblr says my domain isn't pointed to Tumblr. When I go to the page through my home internet connection it ...
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How do I edit Whois data in GoDaddy?

I purchased a domain from GoDaddy for an individual person, and enabled business registration and confidentiality. Now if you check the site's whois information, all the fields show "Domain By Proxy". ...
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Domain containing a prefix that has a trademark? [duplicate]

Can I register, for example, a domain that has the prefix "uber", e.g. uberflowers.com? This has nothing to do with Uber; it means great.
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Difference between blog.hello.com and hello.com/blog [duplicate]

Fellow web experts, I've noticed different trends in certain sites, some labelling their FAQ site as faq.hello.com, while others as hello.com/faq Are there any advantages/disadvantages of using one ...
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HTTP 301 redirect http://.example.com to http://www.example.com

One of my customers has recently had their site reviewed against best practice for security, SEO, end-user experience etc, and interestingly one of the points highlighted in the final report was that ...
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Why can't I redirect www to non-www on my addon domain?

I have a domain example.com in which I'm doing this to redirect all my traffic from www version to non-www: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.(.+)$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://%1/$1 ...
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How to make subdomain and root domain the same?

If you google "banana republic" you get the result below that shows both bananarepublic.com and bananarepublic.gap.com Both sites seem to be identical. Does anybody know how to accomplish this? I ...
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How do I set up Private Name severs at names.co.uk - Glue Record Errors

Missing Glue Record Hi there. I am trying to point my domain registered at names.co.uk to my private nameservers. However the process fails with a message from names.co.uk telling me "Required ...
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1and1 Domain and Heroku - Too many Redirects

I have an App hosted on Heroku, Domain and DNS Target is <appname>.herokuapp.com, as usual. My 1and1 Domain <domain>.net is set up to HTTP-redirect to www.<domain>.net. I added the ...
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Multiple Domains with content then redirect to main domain

I have a client who has many domain names. Their main domain name is the brand of the company. The other domains are, more or less, domains that match various keywords. I know exact match domains are ...
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Google shows old domain and wrong meta-description [duplicate]

I need your help to solve a problem I have with the Google SERP for my site. My site is www.personalmedia.it, now if I search the keyword "personalmedia" the result is this one: You can see ...