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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Help with domain names and redirect [on hold]

Please help me, what would you do in this situation? A few years ago someone did a site for me, it had been working fine and I didn’t do a lot of updates. I was number one in my 3 main keywords for ...
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Can't have CNAME for domains root, using noip to point to static host

I'm aware that I'm unable to have a CNAME as the domains root under the ruling 3.6.2 of RFC 1034, however I'm using noip to point to a static hostname. Currently I have www pointed to my noip static ...
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Why domains are expensive? [on hold]

I have searched about this a lot of time but I never got a logic answer. Some says you are paying ICAN taxes, but it only account for less than $1. Some says you are paying for maintaining DNS ...
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DNS for domain shows old website for www version

I bought 2 domains form GoDaddy but with both I am seeing the same problems in that the domain on the www version goes to the old site which is still being hosted. I have checked the IntoDNS website ...
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URL Forward all links from domain without slugs

I have an old site which I no longer use so I decided to redirect the domain to an article from another domain. The old site does not have web hosting anymore which means I had to url forward through ...
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Restrictions on transfer of .US domain to non-US citizen?

Four years ago an American friend of mine purchased a .us domain for me as a wedding present. A year later, when the domain renewal came up, she simply transferred the domain to me, and it has been ...
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Would there still be traffic? [closed]

I have the opportunity to buy a blog in my niche with a good PR, with about 1500 posts that were online, but have been taken offline about 18 months ago. When the blog was live it was getting about ...
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Why is it espn.go.com instead of espn.com? [closed]

There's a lot of very dubious speculation on the Internet as to why the ESPN website retains the "go.com" domain, but very little in the way of real answers. Why does one of the largest brands in the ...
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Using SSL Certificates with shared hosting/different domain provider

I need to add a HTTPS address to an existing domain. Unfortunately there two companies involved: One for shared web-hosting, and one for the domain. How do SSL Certificated domains work in such ...
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Should I have both example.com and www.example.com?

I used to have a website which could be addressed by both example.com and www.example.com leading to the same page. Now, I moved to another server and only the example.com works. I got an email from ...
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Can government suspend any kind of domain?

I am aware that country-wise domains like .uk, .in, .se can be suspended upon government request but does this apply to .com, .net, .org as well? If yes, under what conditions does ICANN puts them ...
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Using Cloudflare service on new hosting provider

I've changed my hosting provider today and bought a new host from another provider but i have this problem. about my previous host: my previous hosting was also the one that registered my domain. ...
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abusive registration? [closed]

I once owned a gTLD domain that was none profit, there were a fair few links around the internet that linked to my site from other respected websites. After my work was complete on this domain, I ...
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How can I add 'sub1.sub2.domain.com' to my GoDaddy hosting account?

I'm using GoDaddy's Ultimate hosting plan, and I'd like to know how to add sub.sub domain to it. For example, I want to create a site as es.n.domain.com. However, GoDaddy tells me when I add the dot ...
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Should I use a subdomain provided by WordPress or a custom domain in Google Webmaster Tools?

I have a blog at domain.wordpress.com and I'm buying the custom domain domain.com. Which domain (domain.wordpress.com or domain.com) should I register in Google Webmaster Tools?
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Use traffic from previous domain owner

I have a domain which previously belonged to someone hosting a forum on it. Can I use that traffic to give my domain a boost, by taking the 404 traffic and 301 redirecting it to an existing page of ...
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Home Domain router question

I'm hosting my own website and email server at home on my own network. I have ports fowarded and working for the most part. I'm currently using namecheap.com dns servers and foward requests to my IP. ...
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What steps do I take to transfer a WordPress site from one host to another?

I have a self-hosted WordPress site at a hosting provider but I need to move it to a new hosting company. How do I transfer my WordPress installation from one host to the other, and then how do I ...
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Parallel website running a copy of my original website

We have been working on a gaming website. Recently while making note of the major traffic sources, I noticed a website that I found to be a carbon-copy of our website. It uses our logo, and everything ...
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Is it possible to get Google to treat a .it domain as a generic top-level domain?

We have the option of using a .it domain which is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain). We don't want it to be specific to Italy though, we want Google to treat it as a gTLD (generic top-level ...
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.org pendingDelete release at what time of day

Is there a particular time of day .org domains release? I've read on multiple forums/articles claiming different times, and even worse, all of the conversions of GMT to ET/PT were all incorrect as ...
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Domain Registrar Problem

So I'm trying to transfer the hosting for a domain from Biz.nf to Bluehost. The domain was originally registered with Biz.nf. The domain is unlocked, and so is ready to transfer. However, I need the ...
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Can I restart my WordPress site without using a different domain name?

I'm getting problems with crawling my site in Google Webmasters Tools. I'm seeing weird URLs that end with my domain, like: /tag/sugar/www.k2ost.com /tag/melody-day/www.k2ost.com and also like ...
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How do you monitor your own domain expiry?

I'm currently managing several domains and find it a pain to keep track of those expiry dates and make sure they get renewed. What I do now is to manually add those domains to a to-do manager with a ...
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Checking if domain will be blacklisted in advance?

I've chosen a name for my next website, let's say example.com - but I noticed that the url example.de is used for pornographic content (some links to other pornographic sites) and example.net is dead ...
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How do I transfer an expiring domain to a different person?

A while ago, me and a friend created a website together and he handled all the domain registration (with GoDaddy). Now, the domain registration is about to expire (in 2 weeks time) but my friend is ...
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My domain's DNS is not working and my host says it could take a couple days

I have taken a domain name trickwarehouse.tk and set the name servers of hostinger.in in my domain's DNS. But when I try to access the file manager, I get an error message: Your domain is not ...
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Can you set custom DNS for a file/directory trailing the TLD of a domain (e.g. domain.com/robots.txt)?

I'm in a situation where I'm looking to set a different DNS record for a certain file on a domain, (specifically www.domain.com/robots.txt), from the root (www.domain.com). (The situation is that ...
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Can different properties be on multiple domains or should everything be centralized on one?

In my case, I have a web design project for a funeral home. On their property they have a funeral home (for services, offices, ...) and a large cemetery also. Additionally, they own three more ...
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Does the name server reported by whois get automatically updated when moving hosts?

This is regarding the nameserver info shown on who.is, example: name server: ns1.NS-example.net When a domain is transferred to another host provider, is it possible for whois to show a nameserver ...
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Does registering .uk domains require being a UK Citizen?

I'm a Canadian citizen and I'm looking to register a .uk domain for a future project of mines. I know that anyone can register a .co.uk domain, but I'm talking about the recently released .uk ...
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How to redirect one domain to another (wildcard) without inheriting the back links?

I want to redirect my old domain to a new one. Im running a blog and I need to use wildcard redirect so all the posts will be redirected accordingly. But I don't want to inherit the backlinks in those ...
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How to configure DNS for hosting a domain with 000webhost.com when purchased from whois.com?

I purchased a domain from whois.com (juleex.com) and I'm trying to host it on 000webhost.com because I'm just learning and don't need tons of anything. I changed the name servers to: ...
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Similar domains using my business' content, and stealing SEO results

I've been hired to create a website for a restaurant in my city, let's call it "Flying Dragon" Chinese restaurant. The restaurant has never had a website, though the business itself is about ten years ...
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In SEO & SEM terms, use of a international domain vs a local domain

In terms of SEO & SEM if I have a .com and a .co.uk. Would it be better to use the .com and park the .co.uk, If I am selling the product locally (in the uk) and later moving out into the ...
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Domain in PENDINGDELETE, question about drop

A domain I want is in the pendingDelete stage according to WHOIS. I have been monitoring it since redemptionPeriod, and it entered into pendingDelete 5 days ago today. After checking a few services ...
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How to prevent Google from indexing non-domain URL of website?

My webhost gives you two URLs for your website: the URL on your shared server, which is something like usr283725992783.webhost.com and your domain URL, which is www.example.com Google is indexing ...
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How to ensure that the domain name you are registering won't have licensing or trademark issues?

What are the conventions of domain registering? What domains and names someone can use as a brand/name for a website? How to determine if the name selected is available and there will be no legal ...
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Two different domains as one user session in Google Analytics

I have two websites that are run as the same service. Each domain offers articles from a different market. At the top of each page the two domains are shown as menu options. If a user clicks one they ...
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How to add DNS txt record in cpanel and what to name it?

I have a domain, where I have to add a DNS text change. More specifically, I have to do the following: "You should now create a DNS text record with the meta tag value shown below for the domain ...
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Are my Google Analytics ( 2 domains 1 site) duplicated or unique?

We have recently built a new website with a new domain to replace an old website, and on the advice of our IT guys and web dev team have pointed both oldaddress.com's & newaddress.com's a records ...
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Can other domain registrars view non-public whois information?

If my domains are hosted at a registrar (lets take Gandi, for example) and it has privacy protection on the whois information, can another ICANN-accredited registrar (GoDaddy, for example) still view ...
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Switching website DNS with minimal downtime

I need to change my domain's DNS, but here in Thailand the ISPs don't follow any standards for renewing their cache of records, so it can take the full two days. I have a new website with about 1,000 ...
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When clientTransferProhibited is off to transfer a domain name, couldn't the name be stolen?

I'd like to transfer a domain from one registrar (Key-systems) to another registrar (OVH). I don't really understand the procedure and I'm a bit confused... I read everywhere that ...
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Issue with Godaddy DNS manager

I'm using domains.live.com to setup an email to a domain registered on Godaddy. The domains.live.com configuration page says: Godaddy's DNS manager isn't accepting this string Value: v=spf1 ...
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Getting expired domain name - most effective route?

There is a domain name I have been wanting for years that was used as a parked page (read: cybersquatted) that has entered into WHOIS's redemptionPeriod stage. The domain has been expired for 61 ...
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How to point subdomain of A to folder of domain B

I have a subdomain, say sub.A.com I would like this to be pointed to B.com/folder With A.com I am only able to change the DNS records since it's hosted on an eCommerce platform. With B.com I can ...
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SEO domain advice: sol-spl.com vs sol-spanish.com [duplicate]

I'm taking Spanish lessons from a school that uses a domain name sol-spl.com (not the actual domain), where sol is the name of the company, and spl stands for "Spanish private lessons". I was ...
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Moving a website to a new domain

I want to start a blog, but until buying the domain name, I'm writing some post templates in an "offline" website. Now I'm wondering to test my posts' SEO performance, so is it a good idea to allow ...
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Is buying a localized domain and redirecting it to my main site a good idea for SEO? [duplicate]

I want to set up a couple of URLs to point to my main site. For example, if I were an SEO expert in London, would it be a good idea to buy the domain seo-expert-london.com (which would then redirect ...