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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How does google discover new hosts? [duplicate]

Assume I register a new host, foobar.com, and assume that Google doesn't know about foobar.com at all. Never in the history of internet was foobar.com mentioned in any web page. The two ways I know ...
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How to handle www and non-www? [duplicate]

tl;dr : For SEO, should I redirect from one to the other or list both on the DNS records? It seems that most experts think that both www and non-www should exist. (Please correct me if I'm wrong.) ...
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SEO and domain name change

Background: My website is not showing up high enough in rankings. We are in a niche market - particularly in the aircraft satcom business. When searching for satcom our competitors are on top - there ...
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How Do I setup configure ELMAH on asphostportal.com ASP.NET hosting

How do I setup / configure ELMAH on asphostportal.com ASP.NET hosting? I seem to get 404 errors when trying to access elmah.axd. I have followed all of the instructions here to modify my web.config ...
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Nameservers are changed but are not reflected in practice

We had a domain that is bound to a country(like for UK the domains are like with somedomain.uk or for US they are like somedomain.us) and we want to change its nameservers to its subdamins for some ...
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Impacts of Duplicate content on Second-Level-Domain aside SEO

A particular website is usually referred by the domain example.com, which is also the one which is promoted and used everywhere. But there's also example.net (in real, the hyphen in the domain name is ...
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Google change of address, stuck at step 2

I'm changing the domain name of a WordPress site. I've verified the new domain name (both www and non-www) and setup 301 redirect rules for all URLs. On the "Change of address" page in Webmaster ...
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How to point domain to different host sub folder

i have a host and domain on godaddy, i have a subdomain like : sub1.mydomain.com. Now my friend has another domain like myfrienddomain.com and he point to my host. How can i point his domain to my ...
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How do I check if my site is banned in Saudi Arabia?

I have a website which allows sexuality explicit materials for some reason. Recently, going through Google Analytics I realized that I stopped receiving traffic from Saudi Arabia. I'm very curious to ...
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Full Domain Name Or Acronym? [duplicate]

I read on MOZ that a domain name should ideally be less than 15 characters. My current domain name for a WIP website is ANightInBurlington.com, which is 18 before the .com, and without http:// or www. ...
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How to change domain name without impacting search engines? [duplicate]

What is the process for changing a domain name without impacting search engines? I'm going from a long domain name to a much smaller one and would like to do so smoothly.
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IIS7 webpage redirect question

Noob question here. I searched, but couldn't quite find anything that would explain how to do this. I'm using IIS7 on a 2 server web farm with traffic being load balanced to either of the two servers. ...
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Subdomain forwarding to another domain

Graphic: http://i.stack.imgur.com/bZZ8U.png Problem: status.renfi.ga has to display the content on hostinger.com and renfi.ga the content on my homeserver Question: On which point does i have to ...
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Can't access subdomains that aren't passed through cloudflare

I'm having a pretty strange issue- most certainly to do with DNS(masq) somehow. I'm using a Linksys E2000 Router with DD-WRT v24 BIG (maybe there's a hardware issue like this one) with Nginx on ...
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Are the new gTLDs considered less stable?

I'm looking at creating some links using a .link gTLD but I'm unsure about whether I can trust new gTLDs for pages that I need to last 2-4 years minimum. As of the start of 2015, how stable are the ...
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How come com.google is a valid domain name?

https://com.google appears to be a Google upside-down-rightside-left. But how come .google is a valid domain name? Or wait, .com is and it is just somehow reversed using some hidden technique? Oh, ...
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Pointing domain name to sub directory of an ip address

I need to point my domain.com to x.x.x.x/directory How should I do this? this doesn't seem to work correctly, if you are familiar with enjin, then I'm using enjin name servers to do this.
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How bad would it be to use a ccTLD domain on a website targeted to another country?

I'm currently working on a website targeted mainly towards Japan (all content is in Japanese). This website's domain is registered as another country's ccTLD (in this case, Belgium's .be domain) as ...
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Will sub-domain errors effect parent domain SEO?

I have a sub-domain which has many errors like duplicate titles, description, 404 errors, ... but the parent domain is working perfectly. I want to know if the sub-domain errors effects the parent ...
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Godaddy hosting and domain - Difference between creating alias and forwarding with masking

I have two godaddy accounts. In one I have a domain registered and a hosting. www.mywebsite.com -> Hosted in the same account with Linux+Cpanel I have another account, and with that account I ...
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Google Webmaster Tools - Change of Address Tool - Verifying Old Site Issue

Ok, so I have site abc.com that I've moved over to xyz.com All my redirects are working fine and the last step of the move is to file a 'Change of Address' in Google Webmaster Tools. The problem ...
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If I update my existing MX records, will I stop receiving mails for 72 hours

I used the Google's "Check MX" application to check the functioning our website's MX records. It showed a critical error: Status: ERR aspmx.l.google.com MUST be the first MX record. Your setup 10 ...
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Forward naked domain with URL path for my Google Domain

I purchased a domain through Google Domains and I am hosting my app on Heroku. I would like users to be able to access my app through the naked domain, but Google Domains does not allow CNAME's to ...
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How does Google rank forwarding sites?

I have my site indexed in Google, however, as its domain ends with .rs, its content is only segmented to people in Serbia. Consequently, as I want this site to be shown to users all around the world, ...
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Create subdomain without creating main domain

I am using Plesk 12 Web admin edition with my windows server 2012. So i will be creating domains in plesk control panel.I have problem in creating two subdomains of a domain in which points to ...
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Buying a domain SEO friendly or the brand name? [duplicate]

I have the company name SOME COMPANY and my main keyword some keyword. What is more clever to do, to buy somecompany.com or some-keyword.com What is the best approach? In the old days i would ...
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Private Nameservers and DNS for 2 dedicated servers

We just recently rent our second dedicated server with WHM from our hosting provider. But we have issues with the DNS and would like some input to find the solution. The first server have its ...
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domain registration, hosting and email [duplicate]

I currently have domain registration, website hosting and domain email with one provider 123.reg.co.uk. I'm reasonably satisfied with the hosting but their email is atrocious. Is there some way of ...
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.cm domains for content management systems

The .cm domains belong to Cameroon. Are they suitable for hosting a content management system script (not targeted to Cameroon users) ? The wikipedia page mentions that I need a company registered in ...
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Can I redirect all links to a live site to a test one?

I have been asked to sort out a web site for a society, which has been dropped by the previous person who looked after it. The pages etc are full of direct references to the live site URL - and I ...
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Spam site re-proxying my site, how do I stop this?

So there's some guy out there duplicating my http://bitlucid.com website in some nonstandard way and for some nefarious reasons. I first found out about it when I saw a "copy" spam url in the logs ...
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IIS 7.5 and 404 error with non-www domain but no subdomain

We keep getting 404s on our domain when it is example.com but not www.example.com. I tried to redirect using the IIS rules with URL Rewrite but it throws an error for www.example.com as well. The ...
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Thoughts on .com, .info or .net (and hyphens) for a space-related educational/informative website aimed at children [closed]

I'm in the process of planning a website aimed at children in the fields of space and things relating to the topic. The website is aimed at children in the 7-13 years range, although it may appeal to ...
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My domain stopped working, can you help me find out where I bought it?

Back in 2008 I bought my domain name sogaard.us, and it has worked fine since then, but this Friday I stopped receiving emails and today I found out that my website on the domain is not responding. ...
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How To Upload Files To Server Without Domain Pointing To Nameserver

I am planning on migrating my website from one server to another. Since this website is for my business, I don't want there to be a time frame where customers will land on an empty page. I tried ...
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Website domain name is very low in google search [duplicate]

Our website domain name (or keywords combinations) is very low in google search and we don't know why. The domain is active for more then a year with low social activity. Any advice?
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Domain name benefit in SEO

I have read so many posts here but no one is able to give me satisfied answer. My main question : Is domain name related to my pages content can help me to boost SEO fast? For ex: If I will have ...
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How can I use a competitor's domain that I purchased?

I have a company website for our Internet agency for over 5 years. It holds blog posts, content pages, and our portfolio mainly. One of our biggest competitors, with mainly the same company ...
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SEO: Integrating keywords with domain names

I have some questions regarding SEO and the best use of keywords in conjunction with corresponding domain names, and I thought it'd be best to pose the questions in the form of an example: Let's say I ...
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How do I make it clear to Google that my domain name contains `www` like www.wwwexample.com?

I've noticed that domain names containing www (e.g., http://www.wwwexample.com) sometimes are ranked lower in search results. I have also noticed that Google assumes it to be www.example.com. For ...
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Subdomain of subdomain? How is it possible?

I saw a subdomain of a subdomain:  meta.unix.stackexchange.com How is it possible? Because in hosting/dns providers I only can configure subdomains, not subdomains of subdomains, i.e.: ...
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Can I point a domain to a specific folder in the host?

let's assume I have two domains (one already set) and one host. I want to the second domain point to a specific folder in the host so that when you access domain2.com it points to host/myfolder so ...
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Why does the ICANN Registar list show variants of the same company multiple times?

While browsing the ICANN list of accredited registrars, https://www.icann.org/registrar-reports/accredited-list.html, I've noticed that a couple companies are registered multiple times and multiple ...
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Should I use industry related terms when choosing a domain name for best SEO results? [closed]

I am going to create new website. I will do onpage & Offpage SEO both. I just want to know that how should I choose domain name? Which domain will have more SEO effect? Like If I am going to ...
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Can I brand a subdomain as a separate project?

I've a very interesting domain: ink. I have a project ready to launch on that. However ink.can be mutated into l.ink., a subdomain for an unrelated project. So main domain and subdomain would be ...
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Do promotional domain registration & hosting packages mean they own the domain?

I want to buy a year of hosting with GoDaddy that includes a free domain name. So what happens after one year if I want to keep my domain but change the hosting? Does my domain name belong to GoDaddy ...
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How does copying website pages and content but changing CSS affect SEO?

I have a media site that has thin content, I'd like to copy the pages to various domains I own. On the sites that will be receiving the duplicate content the CSS will be changed in various ways from ...
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{domain}.com not available. What is best for SEO: {domain}blog.com or {domain}.net? [duplicate]

If a domain is not available in its .com extension. What is best from a SEO perspective? Use the .net extension, or add a word (such as blog) and register the .com domain.
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Multiple language domain name, seo keywords in both english and spanish [duplicate]

I just thought about instead of having two websites with two different languages. Have 1 website with the same keyword except in both english and spanish. I need to know a few things: how does this ...
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How to do a .io tld registry domain transfer to a friend

I've a domain with nic.io registry. The domain is directly under registry control and not with any registrar. I need to transfer the domain to one of my friends, I've looked everywhere but could not ...