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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Best way to move your domain and keep the Google position

I have to move one domain to a new one which is semantically better for SEO. I would like to know the best way to do it so that the new domain keeps the google position. I know the basic steps: to ...
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Redirect primary domain to parked domain

The problem is as follows: We already have registered domain name (example.com.hr) via a Croatian domain name provider. During the web hosting registration process, the registrar doesn't offer a ...
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Appropriate designation for a personal email address at yourname.com [closed]

Say your name is John Doe, and you own johndoe.com. What are the best practices for identifying your personal email at that domain? john@johndoe.com is redundant me@johndoe.com seems a bit juvenile ...
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Web hosting company basically forces me to use their domain name [closed]

I've recently stumbled upon an unusual problem with one of hosting companies called giga-international.com. Anyway, I've ordered com.hr domain from Croatian domain name registration company, and my ...
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URLs - Hyphens or keywords?

Let's say I have an online database. The domain names somethingdatabase.* are taken. seomoz says that Hyphens detract from credibility and can act as a spam indicator and also says that ...
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Transfer of Domain When Hosting Site No Longer Exists

I've a question about transferring a domain onto another hosting provider. I've bought a domain from managedphp.com with registrar from Enom, Inc. I would like to get hosting from another provider ...
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Web stalker has purchased a domain name that uses my personal name, web page is defamatory [closed]

We have been unsuccessful in persuading a stalker's website host to release the domain name he purchased which is my own personal name, e.g., PERSONALNAME.com. You will find my name below in the ...
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DNS hosting better managed by Domain provider or Hosting provider?

Is it better to let DNS be managed by Domain Provider like GoDaddy/Namecheap or point the nameservers to hosting providers like Linode? What are the differences and disadvantages/advantages of both?
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Is it a bad practice to register sntsh.com if my name is Santosh?

My name is Santosh but I can't register a santosh.com because it is already taken. Most extensions for Santosh are already taken. I was trying to register a domain with .sh extension but santo.sh ...
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Having good domain name and using domain aliases (I use notlong)?

I use only free servers and after creating my website I decided to make access to that domain by simple domain name . I decided to use domain alias notlong service The second advantage of using ...
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I registered a domain name — how can I point it to my DynDNS host?

How can I host a website from my home machine? I have a DynDNS address so that even if my external IP changes, the machine is accessible. Lets say, for example, the machine is accessible at ...
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Impact of having an international domain?

I'm looking to get an .es domain. Just wondering how this might impact search results and rankings as I'd like to make the website available worldwide.
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Why is a domain transfer taking “days” of time? [closed]

What exactly is happening during a domain transfer? - what is the underlying mechanism In how many places the information is updated?
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Steps involved in hosting a website [closed]

I work as a Java / Java EE developer. I have built / maintained websites for the companies that I work for , but I have never been involved in the end-to-end process (Eg: procuring servers , ...
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Point domain to Amazon EC2 Server

I just got a domain from a rather suspicious registrar and I want to point that domain to an EC2 instance from Amazon AWS. I already have an elastic IP ready and just need to point the domain to it. ...
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Domain recovery prevention

I'm in a situation where I've done a website for a client and the year is up and their annual renewal is due. They've decided they don't want to renew with me, which I don't have a problem with and ...
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How does CNAME work for Google Apps for My Domain?

I recently got a domain and set it up with Google Apps including setting up sub-domains for the different services. After set up the CNAME, all my subdomains point to ghs.google.com. I was wondering ...
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Registering single letter domain, selling subdomains? [closed]

I am about to purchase x.yz or a.bc (not those, but same lengths). I want to sell subdomains like rst.x.yz to the public, and would be able to run my own DNS servers for it. Is there a system (iPanel ...
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How to understand if a domain is locked or not?

I have some domains, and I'd like to Lock them all, to prevent fraud chances. However, the control panel of the domain seller doesn't have this feature. I created a ticket for them, to lock all of ...
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Blog on my Google Apps Domain

I just got a domain with Google Apps. What are the options for hosting a blog on my domain ? I know of the option of using Blogger hosted on my domain but was wondering if there are any other ...
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.pro domain as a web designer/professional

I am looking at getting a .pro domain for my portfolio page as a web designer. I realize that .pro domains are for licensed professionals such as lawyers, engineers, etc. What kind of certifications ...
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Pointing domain away from google

I've already asked this question on google apps support, didnt fet an answer yet, and I am in a bit of a hurry. Need to have that website up by monday. Question: We have a domain registered at ...
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Adding a user specific website to a domain

I just got a domain (first time) and set it up with Google Apps. I was wondering if it was possible to set up personal websites for individual users on the domain using notation such as abc@xyz.com ...
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Redirect *.example.com to example.com

I have some valid subdomains in my httpd.conf file. Now how do I redirect anything that's not a valid subdomain to the main website? What I mean is, if I have a valid subdomain hello.example.com, it ...
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what is the primary domain in godaddy for?

I just bought the deluxe web-hosting service of godaddy and am very confused with the term "primary domain". What is this thing for and can I remove it so I can organize my websites in different ...
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Where can I find the most up-to-date information on my domain's name servers?

I just switched registrars for a bunch of domains and the new registrar didn't copy over my existing name servers. Now all my pages appear as "parked" domains when you visit them. I've gone in and ...
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How long can I purchase a expired domain name?

I am currently interested in a domain name. Its whois information are Updated Date: 10-jan-2012 Creation Date: 1-dec-2010 Expiration Date: 1-dec-2011 How long I still need to wait to ...
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Can the blog subdomain take precedence over my own domain in search engines?

Suppose I create a blog with SomeName in blogger.com or tumblr.com. So the address is SomeName.blogger.com or SomeName.tumblr.com. I need some clarification as to the situation when I want to use ...
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Github pages and custom domain issues

I have used jekyllbootstrap to setup my blog at primux.in about 2 weeks ago. The blog has been hosted at github pages at primalpop.github.com. Following the advice from here I have created a CNAME ...
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Where can I find cheap domains for sale?

I have been settling on the .biz namespace for some time because I cannot find any available .com's. However, I run a computer repair business and someone tried to sell me motherboardrepair.com for ...
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Transferring blogspot blog to own domain blog hosted by blogger

I currently have a blogspot.com blog and I'm thinking of transferring everything to a custom domain blog, but one which is hosted by Blogger. Will my old posts and images be automatically transferred ...
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Domain registrar holding on to domain name

We have a customer based in Kenya who owns a co.ke domain name. The registrar refuses to re-assign the nameservers to ours for some reason unknown, and indirectly insists that our customer hosts her ...
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What organizations handle the TLD registries and what are the links to their whois search pages

Cautionary Tale: Registrars get rich by screwing you out of money My first foray into web design included a site with a handful of issues. The original designer/developer created it as a one-off and ...
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How to manage multiple domains on same server

I have more than one (4 to be exact) domains and only one server host with same ip. How I can run all my domains from same server. All websites are wordpress sites.
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Do different TLDs affect your search engine ranking? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Google penalize .me or .tv sites? I have two identical domain names with different suffixes org and com. I just installed POSTFIX which has auto configured itself ...
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Managing Client's Hosting and Domain Services [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hosting and domain registrations for multiple clients When creating a website for a client, how do you go about handling the domain registration and hosting? For ...
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How would you convince a domain owner to sell his domain to you?

I'm wanting to have a domain name for my business that has already been registered by someone but that he is not using. He is offering it to me for $1000 (which is too much for me) and I offered him ...
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Use Addon domain within login name for FTP account in cPanel

Let's say I have a cPanel (version 11.30.6 (build 3), cPanel Pro 1.0 (RC1)) shared hosting account for myDomain.com. I also have several other "Addon" domain names on this account, each with their ...
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Does anyone know where I can register a website with a .cat TLD?

I have been looking to register a website with the TLD '.cat'. I know it was created for catalan websites, but I want to do a domain hack, like bit.ly (which appears to be English). But all the hosts ...
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How to point Google Apps subdomain to external websites?

I have registered for a domain in Google Apps. It is automatically registered with GoDaddy. I was wondering how can I make a subdomain point to my blog: blog.mydomain.com => myname.blogspot.com ...
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Why do some large companies use a different domain for sending emails?

I've received notifications and newsletters from Microsoft and Facebook in the past and noticed that both emails came not from an address such as something@facebook.com or something@microsoft.com. ...
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Pointing a subdomain to Github Pages

I set up an Octopress blog on Github Pages at myusername.github.com. I now want blog.myusername.me (which currently has a Wordpress blog set up) to point to this Octopress blog. So I followed the ...
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SEO friendly way of linking/redirecting 2 domains to 1 - shoes example ;)

Suppose I have a shoe shop with website: myshoeshop.com. I generate some traffic, but only 10 visitors per week. I then realize that green shoes are very popular and what everybody searches for. Of ...
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DNS: How can I determine which IP a subdomain is associated with?

I bought a domain(tohid.ir.tc) from a hosting company. it seems that it is a sub domain of this domain(Ir.tc). it made lot's of problems for me. I don't now to which DNS server it is pointing. both ...
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Setting up an email only domain

I want to set up an email address with a custom domain. What would be the best way to do this ? My only real requirement is the email address, the service may be hosted or just email forwarding. Is ...
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“Website Cannot Be Found” [closed]

I wasn't sure if this was the right place to ask this, but here goes. I was editing a file using filezilla (it's early in the morning where I am, but I wanted to get my project done so I [was] working ...
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Duplicate domain names with hyphens being the only difference

I have a website which is not being picked up by Google. The only thing I can see is that the domain is exactly the same as another domain, but the words are split by hyphens. The sites are: ...
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Decision to change domains to one that's almost the same - effect on Results?

I have a decision to make about whether to use a new domain for a business site that has been completely redesigned. The reason a new domain is needed is that the current one contains a small grammar ...
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Can a registrar ransom a domain name which has become popular?

I am slightly paranoid about my domain name I have. I think the site I am building could have potential and take off in the future. I am worried though if the people I registered the domain name with ...
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Add-on domain for better SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could I buy a domain name to increase traffic to my site like this? So here's the thing. Suppose I have my domain called BUSINESS.COM that sells shoes. Now, I want ...