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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Should I redirect the site IP address to the domain name

I have been told by an SEO company to redirect the site IP to the domain using a 301 redirect. This will apparently improve the SEO ranking of the site. The site has a dedicated IP address. Is this ...
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Registering a domain directly at nic.sm?

I am an individual and would like to register a ".sm" domain. Nic.sm provides forms for individuals to send them by fax or mail and information for payment is also available. The cheapest reseller ...
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Can merging 4 sites into 1 help?

The company I work for has 4 websites. There is a related theme to them (all IT services or web design / development). All have unique content. I am hearing more and more that these need to be ...
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How to Add Two Domains ON 1 IP using webmin

I am a new user of webmin and I have two domains site1.com and site2.net. I have one dedicated IP for the server and I have set site1.com to use following name servers ns1.site1.com and ns2.site1.com ...
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Is charging for a free domain transfer justified?

A client of ours is trying to transfer a .co.uk domain name away from her current web company. They are trying to charge her upwards of £100 for the transfer. I know that transfers of a .co.uk domain ...
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Domain renewal/transfer gandi.net

I'm in kind of a difficult situation here: I have a domain (a .at domain) and transfered it to gandi.net a couple of months ago. Now it's time to renew my domain but when I tried to do the renewal it ...
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Domain name transfer: do you lose years left at current registrar?

I have a domain registered at GoDaddy. it was registered for five years (two years ago). whois records shows it will expire some time in 2015. Now I want to transfer to Gandi. The problem is Gandi ...
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Which domain name structure, if any, is better for SEO? [closed]

I'm purchasing a domain for a new blog, and wonder which structure is better for domain name. I have these two options (domain changed to ensure it doesn't get swiped away from me!): ...
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My website accepts anything infront of www.domain.com

I'm experiencing something very strange. Whatever I type in the browser like for instance: qqqqq.mydomain.com the homepage loads. There is even a URL indexed in google which goes something like ...
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Google does not auto complete my website's name

When I type in my website's name into Google it gives all other competing websites names but never autocompletes mine. Did the other sites buy the autocomplete option from Google? My website is ...
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Is a domain name transfer required or can I just link to old domain name without transferring?

I have two domain names (www.abc.com and www.xyz.com) which are hosted using say a company called Old-Host. Now, the hosting plan has expired and they have taken down all data residing in their ...
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If I use my custom domain with my Blogger account will this help in SEO of that blog?

Also I want to know that if my custom domain is nothing but one of the keywords and my blog is also about that keyword, so will this help in improving google ranks of my blog after I change from ...
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What is the maximum number of DNS A-records you can use on one domain?

Is it correct that there is no limit to how many DNS A records can be set on a domain? My boss asked me this and it made me curious, I can't find anything online.
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Domain, Hosting and DNS management on 3 seperate providers - is this possible?

I wanted to know if its possible to do the following: Buy Domain from GoDaddy. Buy Hosting from HostGator. Buy DNS Management from DNS Made Easy.
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How DDNS can link to 3G simcard dynamic IP

I have CCTV that work via 3G (use simcard). I can access it directly using dynamic IP but as it keep changes, I won't be able to access it. My question if I set DDNS on CCTV, how can DDNS detect the ...
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Host website on UNIX, but email on Windows?

Client has web hosting and email hosting from one web provider. Their email hosting is integrated with their systems for their office — an Exchange server (located on their premises). Both are on a ...
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Redirect to another site using a registered domain. Godaddy

I have a domain registered on godaddy (daniloaraujosilva.com). I would like when I type daniloaraujosilva.com/blog, for example, it redirects to my blog (sapiensgarou.blogspot.com). How can I ...
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One domain and multiple website in folders

I am going to create a network with one domain, e.g. example.com then going to manage my websites in folders. Look below for example: www.example.com/market www.example.com/freebies ...
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Is it possible to use cloudflare without having them managing my DNS?

I need to use cloudflare without having them managing my DNS, My DNS server have much more options that I do need. Instead of setting cloudflare as my dns server, I have added it as a NS record from ...
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Godaddy redirection for domain URL

I have mydomain.co registered with Godaddy. In the zone editor I have the @ record pointing to my cloud server. I would now like to redirect mydomain.co/blog to a different server where I'll host a ...
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Which way to forward alternate domains?

I have a few alternate domains that I want to point to my main domain: Main: awesomewebsite.com Alternates: awesomewebsite.net, awesomewebsite.co, awesomewebsite.me Which is the best way to forward ...
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Wordpress Multisite- How to restrict a non-wordpress page only to one domain

I am running three blogs from a wordpress multisite. Currently, I am developing a separate, non wordpress application. I want to link this application with blog1. I put the application in the subfoler ...
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Force www to always show in address bar? [duplicate]

I have created a website for a client (my first freelance job!) and my client is generally happy, however they want the address bar to always show the www. portion, even if it isn't typed. Is this ...
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can anybody suggest me some domain name ending words like “fy”, “gram” etc [closed]

I want to buy a domain for my blog. I have my first word which is related to my business but I am looking for some good ending words like somethingfy, somethinggram, etc...can anyone list or provide ...
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Domain Expiration when transfer is processing, will I lose it?

I have registered my domain at netfirms.com and the expired date is 10-Feb-2013. I've started a transfer process to bigrock.com on 08-Feb-2013 and they have charged 1 year renual. All the ...
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Google Analytics Filters not removing traffic from other domain

We have a frustrating problem where someone copied our site code including our Google Analytics code. So we are getting stats logged from their site which is very frustrating. I have setup 4 Filters, ...
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I want to purchase a (.IN) domain name with Crazy Domains [closed]

I want to purchase only the domain name with Crazy Domains, I already have web hosting. Can any one advise me on whether or not going with Crazy Domain is fruitful or not? Issue: they have an option ...
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Subdomain 000Webhost [closed]

I'm currently learning to create a blog using wordpress.org. My site is hosted free on 000webhost. I have trouble creating a Subdomain for my website. This is what I have done so far. Somebody please ...
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How To: Buy a Domain From a Private Seller

I'm buying a domain name from a private seller, and obviously I don't want to get scammed. What is the appropriate method of buying a domain name from a private seller. Do we go through the domain ...
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Setting up multiple domains on one Cpanel account

I set up an account on Cpanel for a domain "abc.com". However, if I wanted to point the A record for "def.com" to abc's existing account, what changes would I have to make server side? I'm aware that ...
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How can I find common misspellings for my domain name?

I'd like to register misspellings for my domain name, but I don't want to speculatively register a zillion "just guessing" forms. For example, this tool offers the following options in a Keyword Typo ...
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Questions regarding web hosting

I'm about to purchase a shared web hosting plan at dreamhost but I have a few questions before I do. Since I live in Sweden and gonna register a domain in the U.S I don't really know the laws ...
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Will history of a domain affect rankings for new site?

Bought the domain and initially parked the domain. Google did not rank the domain because it was parked, it has however began to index in the last day or so. My question is will the fact that the site ...
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Are co.uk domains and the likes subdomains?

I was wondering, are co.uk domains and others with an additional dot subdomains? If not, why not, and if so, can you create sub-sub domains?
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Transferring exotic domain names to major registrars

I am new to buying domain names and know they can be transferred from one registrar to another. Are there any limitations? Some registrars describe how to transfer domains from specific registrars, ...
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which domain name is better and why? [closed]

I am developing a website which has many poems. The users can read and share poems. Which of the following domain names would be better for seo and why? sharebestpoems .com poemsilike .com ilovepoems ...
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Can I register or renew a domain name without going through a commercial site?

If I want to register or renew www.therandomcatsite.com, I know for sure that I can pay GoDaddy about $12 to do so, and GoDaddy notes that the ICANN fee is $0.18. Is it possible to personally file a ...
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301 redirects, site files

Is it possible to have a 301 redirect without moving files? I have a site currently at a .ca domain. Now I want the primary domain to be .org. I would like to do this in a way that is search engine ...
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Setting up domain name and email servers for VPS [closed]

These are very beginner questions. I just got an instance of VPS with no domain name yet. The only way I can access my VPS is through SSH to a static IP. (1) How do I register a domain name and host ...
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How can a company get the most out of their domain name? [closed]

Our company has a domain name (say example.com). What are the best practices we should undertake? What can we do to avoid well known risks? How can we be as client-friendly as possible? Some ...
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how do I get my friend to see my domain?

How do I allow my friend to see a web site via an unregistered domain name and not via a direct IP address. I'm using Xampp 1.8.1 and have my ports forwarded.
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How to copy Wordpress website within same hosting?

I use bluhost web hosting. I already have mysite1.com. I want to copy this website to different domains within the same hosting, eg. mysite2.com, mysite3.com, and so on. All sites will have the same ...
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One domain name - two servers?

I am launching a website now and my boss has bought a hosting service in one webservice company, but they don't support what I need, then we bought another one where we get the support that we need. ...
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How do I go about assigning my computer to my domain name?

I've just registered a domain name, just to test how uploading a website works (I've made heaps, but never uploaded one), and I am unsure of where to go next. I wish to use my own personal computer ...
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Need advice on 301 redirect from hyphenated domain to

I have been an online service since 2005 and have gained some good ranking on Google and other search engines. My domain name is for example is: www.smart-service.co.uk. I have recently got hold of ...
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Nameserver problem

I recently bought a new VPS, and I was trying to set private nameservers in my domain cPanel. I went ahead and added 4 A records: ns1.mydomain.com - points to my IP ns2.mydomain.com - points to my ...
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Website Registration Date

I recently registered a website : cinematrailers.net. I was aware that this domain was expired ( registered in 2007 until 2011) My question is when I go to view the registration date on this domain, ...
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Taking advantage of a portfolio of quality domain names [closed]

I own about 20 quality domain names (brandable/memorable, letters only .com) that include keywords relating to my web site. Most of them were purchased during the process of selecting a brand. What ...
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Problems Using CloudFlare On Blogger

Here's the situation. I got a TLD for my blogger blog and set it up using the instructions from blogger. Blogger asks to: Add two CNAME records. For the first CNAME, where it says Name, Label or ...
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Pointing .co.uk, .org & .info to main .com domain

I have a client who has multiple domains .co.uk, .org and .info and would like to point them to the main .com domain name. They have changed the nameservers of the .co.uk, .org and .info domains. ...