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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Point domain to a third party while retaining control over email

I own a domain and I need to point the domain to another domain which I don't own. I'm a contractor for the other company. The want me to do it, but I want to retain autonomy with regards to email ...
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Domain registered with Fake info! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Providing fake info during domain registration - does it matter? I have registered a Domain with fake info 24 hours ago (I didn't know its illegal! :() its still pending ...
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What kinds of issues can one expect when changing a domain names registar? (3 questions) [closed]

Assuming that there are no 'unusual' items that come up, what kind of disruptions can one expect when moving a domain between registrars? I understand some of the below may vary over registrars. But ...
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Curious about a cached old domain

I am a bit curious about my new domain. I had a domain before, let's say http://example.com/. Before expiration of that domain, I bought a new one with the name http://another-domain.com/. I uploaded ...
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Best Strategy for Exact Match Domain (EMD) Along Side Branded Domain

I lucked out and managed to buy a two word .com EMD for the most important key-phrase for our b2b SaaS startup. Shutting down our branded domain isn't an option, we've already got too much invested ...
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SEO and domain name - which shape? [closed]

I just want to register the domain name for my spanish class and wonder, what domain name is beter for this purpose: learningspanish.com or ilearnspanish.com Which one is better? The domain name ...
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Challenge a .name registration?

The Wikipedia page on .name says the following: Registration restrictions: No prior restriction on registration, but registrations can be challenged if not by or on behalf of individual with name ...
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Am I harming myself by having two domains pointing at the same thing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SEO and multiple domains to same site I have a domain I recently purchased. I went ahead and pointed it at my website(via DNS) and by default, my server now serves my ...
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Compare domain names effectiveness

I have a business, it's not purely online, but its presence is mainly online. I have purchased different domain names which I liked. Is there any service that allows you to compare their ...
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Another company has my domain in Japan

I own a company and have the company name registered as a trademark. I just discovered that someone has already bought my company name domain in Japan. So say I own this company japancompany.com and ...
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Moving a Blogspot blog to a new domain?

I have a blog with blogger.com. And I wanted to move it to a domain name now. i have purchased a domain name with go daddy. I have little technical know-how, so would appreciate any help with regards ...
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On what criteria should I evaluate domain registrars?

Though I've been a web developer for a fair amount of time, I am going for the first time to buy a few domain names. I have looked into the domains I'm going to buy and know that they're available, ...
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SEO non-English domain name advice

I'm starting a website, that is meant for a non-English region, using an alphabet that is a bit different than that of English. Current plan is as follows. The website name, and the domain name, will ...
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Prioritize webhost for a domain?

I have a sub domain( I do not own the domain) but using Cpanel I am able to set A, NS, Cname records for a sub domain. What I want to do is to associate the subdomain with two webhost and prioritize ...
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Hosting multiple client website on single hosting account

I'm WebDesigner and I have currently only a few clients for making website. I've unlimited hosting account and I want to host their websites in my account without reseller account (actually it is not ...
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Home pc as server

My dns A-record point to my home PC IP that most of the time is down. Does this fact can cause any troubles with my registrar or there is nothing to be worried?
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.Museum Domain Name Registrar

Anyone know of a reputable domain name company which deals in .museum domain names? Previously we had used DomainBank without much issue. DomainBank was bought by Dotster and am having nothing but ...
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Can someone sue me/take my domain?

I have found a great domain that isn't in use, but the .com and .net domains are already taken. There's nothing on the domains though, it just says they are registered with Network Solutions and are ...
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How to Redirect Multiple Domain Names to a Main site in GAE

I am using google app engine to run a website and I have a website that I would like to be my main page and I have a few other domains that I want to redirect to the main page. The purpose of this is ...
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Pros and Cons of Buying Common Website Mispellings

I own a website that is nicely short but somewhat easy to misspell. I would like to buy the three or four most common mispellings and redirect them all to my main page. Are there any major problems ...
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What is the shortest valid and available numerical domain name? [closed]

559.com is unavailable: 10019976.com is available: But how can I figure out the lowest number available as a ".com" domain name?
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Assigning domains to IP addresses

If I have registered multiple domain names but only intend to use one domain name for the website in question and put 301 redirects in place for all of the others, do I only need assign one domain ...
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How to register a .er domain? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to register a “.er” domain. If so, how? Is there anyway to register a .er (for Eritrea) domain? I can't find information about, either ...
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Content from a domain I used to own is appearing in my twitter feed

I had an old domain with a WordPress setup hosted by GoDaddy. I changed the business name and moved everything over to a new site, new domain, and new host a couple of years ago. I let the old domain ...
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.com vs .me for personal and blogging sites. Which one is good regarding seo [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Google penalize .me or .tv sites? I basically have a domain under my name with .com extension. I am planning to use it for my portfolio and also as a regular blog. ...
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Does google contribute ranking from cdn.example.com to example.com?

Background From my understanding, http://mywebsite.com/image.jpg, can help the ranking of http://mywebsite.com in a search engine, such as Google (obviously the search engine of primary concern). ...
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Does the .ending on a domain need to be relevant? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Google penalize .me or .tv sites? I see a lot of people now opting to use myname.im or myname.me But after doing some checking, i found that .im domain ...
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Was Instagram, the first one who started using “insta” word [closed]

I want to know, was Instagram the first one who started using "insta" word in domain name. There are so many other sites who started some word, and others followed their way for names. for eg Apple ...
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There is website Service for unavailable domains?

I have few domains, I don't want to use it on my website and I want to redirect different server, says site not available. I would be happy if I can set different message for every domain.
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E-commerce + CMS: 2 sites or one?

Ok, let's say that a customer already has a CMS managed web site but now wants to sell goods online using an E-commerce platform (Magento in this case). My question is, does it make any difference ...
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Google shows my tumblr blog with original URL instead of custom domain

I'm new to domains and related stuff, I recently bought a custom domain for my tumblr blog, however when I google it, the original tumblr address shows up (jonathanwiesel.tumblr.com) not my custom ...
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In Google Webmaster Tools we have 3 sitemaps attributed to 1 domain

I have a website that has been on the internet for almost 10 years created in "Microsoft FrontPage" with over 900 pages. Currently in Google Webmaster tools it shows up as 2 domains and 3 sitemaps: ...
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Pointing .com and .ca domain names [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Google penalize .me or .tv sites? I have a .com and .ca domain extensions for my business. I have heard that it's better to have .ca for SEO as my business ...
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Is it good to buy multiple domains for competitive reasons?

I am attempting to convince the higher ups at my company that spending $55 to renew one domain for a year is bad when they end up having 3-4 domains names for one website. They're reasoning for ...
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When will my old page stop appearing on Google? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Old pages still appearing in Google? I recently bought a new address for my Blogger blog, from yannbane.blogspot.com to www.yannbane.com. However, www.yannbane.com ...
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My Herokuapp is inaccessible from custom domain name

I have a Heroku app that is located at myapp.herokuapp.com. I have mapped a domain name to this app, using the A properties. I followed the instructions on Heroku's website to the letter, and it ...
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Access site not working for the owner

I made a website, and it works for everyone except for the site owner, who cannot access the site. He gets a "server could not be found" error. I went to his house and the issue occurs for all of his ...
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Changing my domain name - need a checklist

I have a web site currently with say 'a.com', with a quite good Google rankings and a hit rate. Now due to some change in business needs I need to change my domain name to 'b.com'. Can you provide ...
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Subdomains vs. subdirectory – status as of 2012.

This following question by Jeff was in 2010 and I wanted to check how things have changed in the past 2 years. My problem: I run a site with most of the content distributed to subdomains that’s are ...
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Use new hosting which is already used buy a domain, for a new domain

I am new to web hosting n stuffs, I am having a domain called www.yassershaikh.com from domainz.in, from where I had taken a LINUX hosting. I am running a wordpress blog there. Now I have taken a ...
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Domain Name Expired, Will My Backorder Work?

I'm interested in a domain name that expired August 9, 2012 and backordered it a few months ago. When I check the status of the domain name, it is listed as "autoRenewPeriod". It has a new expiration ...
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Cheap Bulk Domain Registration

I have 6-7 domain names that I have thought of and I'm planning to buy it in bulk so that I can save. Or am I wrong on this? In my case, since its my first time to this hosting/domain registration, ...
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Allow a web designer to modify DNS without letting them transfer the domain?

We are in the process of having a web designer create a new website for us, but I don't want to give access to the control panel for the domain names (and have no way to limit it, it seems), while at ...
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Advantages of country TLD vs. .com

I want to get a domain for my site. The site's topic would be about Vienna, but the content will be in English. I was thinking, if I should get .com domain or .at domain. .at is both much cheaper ...
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Changed plesk root name, what DNS settings get modified?

We recently changed our Plesk server's main URL from siteold.com to sitenew.com. Many websites had their NS set to ns1.siteold.com - does Plesk automatically update that to need ns1.sitenew.com? ...
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Google analytics tracking www and no-www domains

Our website is set up to direct all traffic for www.example.com to example.com with a line in the htaccess file. With Google analytics new in page analytics feature we are thinking of removing the ...
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Change A-Record in Hetzner Konsoleh

I am a Hetzner level 19 shared hosting client and would like to change the A-record for my domain. When I log in to konsoleh, I see which IP-address it points to at the moment, but not where I can ...
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Three-month freeze on domain transfers?

I am planning on hosting a web app on Google App Engine. I am planning on buying the domain from GoDaddy. Will I have to wait 3 months before I can transfer the domain from GoDaddy to GAE (or at least ...
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expired domains database

Does anyone know of a reliable expired domains database that I download and query against, without needing to connect through an API? Also, something that has older data would be nice. If such a ...
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How to avoid fraud when purchasing a domain

I have approached a domain owner about purchasing their domain. We have agreed on a price, what is the safest/best way to send them payment and ensure I receive the domain?