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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Suggest that Googlebot read “dezign” as “design”

I used the spelling "dezign" instead of "design" many times in my website -- even in my domain name. Is there any way to suggest that Googlebot read "dezign" word as "design" with correct spelling?
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When should I add a subdomain to my website?

I'm working on the correction of a website. To keep it simple I added a subdomain to it and use it to install the template I was working on. Now - after fininshing the work, I'm thinking about keeping ...
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If I remove my A record, will it mess up MX records on that domain?

I am using DNSimple and S3/Cloudfront. Following their recommended configuration looks like this: myapex.com ------ REDIRECT --> www.myapex.com www.myapex.com -- CNAME -----> ...
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SEO, better to start a new domain or it's also fine start over again on an existing one?

I have a site that I'm going to close or replace with new content. Basically the site's topic is the same, but contents can't coexist for a bunch of reasons (e.g., different CMS, lack of time, ...
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SEO: PageRank association in subdomains [duplicate]

If User A is able to store the URL of his website on a very popular highly ranked website by creating his own subdomain on that website, is this at all beneficial? This may sound like a stupid ...
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Remote desktop connection domain name SEO

I have a website that has a domain name such like www.example.com which is of course the website. Then there is example.com which is used by my boss for remote desktop connection. I was wondering if ...
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Authoritative database for storing whois data for .com gTLD

Since VeriSign is the Registry operator for the .com, .net (and other gTLDs) shouldn't they be keeping a database of all the .com domains that are registered? If they are not responsible for this, ...
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Changing domains and Google Analytics

My website has moved from example.com to example2.com and now I have two questions: Although all pages in example.com are being 301 redirected to example2.com, why are my users now about 50% of the ...
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Choosing a Domain for SEO

I am building a new website and I have a couple domains to choose from. For SEO what are tips for choosing a good domain? For instance which, in SEO terms, would be better: ...
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Changing web hosting companies

I currently have a website with a company who I am not happy with. I have managed to do my own website on a website building company. How do I get that website onto my current domain? What ...
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How can I create email accounts on my web server? [closed]

I'm wondering how to create an info@domain.com or any other email account (e.g., john@domain.com, ann@domain.com). What should I do? I have my domains in GoDaddy, but I would like to not pay for ...
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Two letter ccTLD (.ni) domain registration length issue

At 101domain, gandi.net, and other domain registrars that offer .ni domain registration, the minimum number of characters is 3. However, there are sites with a two letter domain with the .ni ccTLD, ...
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Refusal of a .dj (Djibouti) domain because of inappropriate content

I am planning a website containing nudity and pornographic material on a .dj domain. In the terms and conditions (http://www.dj/eterms.htm) for the registration of a .dj domain it says under Article ...
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Is there a way to forward emails associated with a domain without a mail server?

A client owns example1.com but wants to also purchase example2.com and have it point to their original site at example1.com. No problem there. But they also want any emails going to example2.com to be ...
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Problem with my subdomain with .htaccess root as subdir

I am working on a site making my subdir to appear as root just like //domain.com/ is //domain.com/subdir and also access/load files hiding the subdir. My site have this .htaccess(below) and its ...
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Duplicate domain names?

Let's say that there is already a niche website on the internet called: http://fruitblenders.info Then if I want to register... http://fruitblenders.co ...but have my own/original content on it, ...
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.htaccess redirect of domain name alias to main domain but must show up as the alias domain

I have the following in a .htaccess file: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.aliasdomain\.com$ [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^aliasdomain\.com$ RewriteRule ^(.*)$ ...
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Can we change domain of YAHOO [closed]

I am facing big problem with Yahoo account How to change Yahoo ID abc@yahoo.co.in to abc@yahoo.com I have an account like abc@yahoo.co.in but I kept all my Recovery Mails, C.V's, Given to Friends ...
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Does any SSL certificate authority handle third-level .name domains? [closed]

I am the owner of a third-level .name domain of form subdomain.example.name. The .name domain hierarchy is somewhat unusual in that generally one registers a third-level domain such as mine, rather ...
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Nameserver Issues

I have a dedicated server on which I host my websites via cpanel. The domain registrar is a uk hosting company. Now, I want to move to a cloud VMware server with another company. My server and cpanel ...
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Added new redirected domain with lots of visitors bouncing - is that bad for us? [duplicate]

We're a very niche domain marketplace, which has a few hundred domain names for sale, and most all of them are redirected to our site. Most get a few clicks a day, as they are non-keyword (generic ...
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Alternatives to using 3rd party Dynamic DNS

I am looking to set up dynamic DNS in order to make accessing a home server easier. Is there any way I can get around using 3rd party site (like dyndns.org). Is there a way to set up dynamic dns ...
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Websites with numerous subdomains or totally seperate domains

What is the general practice for a situation where you have a parent company that engages in different services and needs websites for each of their services. Which of the two options below is ...
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How many SSL certificates are required for multiple domains on a single server?

My company's development team is in process of developing two sites that will have two separate domain names (let's say foo.com and bar.com), but will be hosted on a single cloud Linux/Apache server. ...
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What agency will most economically handle cyber-squatting?

Domain names seem to be controlled by WIPO which has produced UDRP. UDRP rules can be arbitrated by a few different agencies. Is there any way to take ownership of a domain name that is confusingly ...
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How to monitor traffic on a single page that I control when I don't control the domain?

I have a webpage like www.site.com/myaccount/foo/index.htm I have complete control over the HTML on this page (e.g., I can insert a script). However, I have no control over the rest of the site. ...
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Is it possible to oust a keyword domain?

Is it possible to outrank a keyword domain for example perthwinefactory.com.au (for the keyword perth wine factory) with my domain winecorp.com.au ? I have been trying for about an year now but looks ...
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Google doesn't show “www” in results

After searching my site on Google I have found that the URL that is shown doesn't contain www at the beginning, why? This is my virtualhost: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName estebancortijo.com ...
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Using an old penalized domain for a new website

I had a website with 2 domains like these: firstdomain.com and first-domain.com. The main domain was first-domain.com and the other one was 301 redirected to first one. The main domain got a Google ...
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My domain name changes to an IP address in the URL bar when visited. How can I fix this?

I have a domain name, that points to the address of my VPS. And when I visit the website the URL changes to the IP address of the VPS I own. I would like it to keep the URL as the domain name. How do ...
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Is it possible to set up a subdomain and link to it from the main site?

I have a store hosted on big cartel which I want to set up as a subdomain on my website. Something like: http://store.mysite.com Is it possible to do this somehow? If so, how do links to the ...
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How does a new website's PR calculated if multiple domains permanently redirected to that new domain?

I know if I permanently redirect a domain to a new domain address it won't affect my new domain in SEO point of view (PageRank, Page authority, etc.) and the new one would get the PageRank of my old ...
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SSL: What are the differences between Domain Validation and Extended Validation Certificates?

I can get Extended Validation for cheaper than Domain Validation, yearly. What are the differences between them?
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Former designer registered my domain in their name and refuses to transfer it

When I hired a local company to design my website they charged me a low one-time fee and a monthly maintenance. Sounded like a great deal at the time, but now I'm not happy with it and I want to go ...
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SSL certificate error only in Internet Explorer 8

My SSL certificate works on all modern browsers (IE 9+), but does not work on IE 8. With modern browsers, the SSL certificate for my domain is used, but IE 8 wants to use the SSL certificate for my ...
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Any concerns for registering a domain.me if domain.com is already taken?

I'm interested in registering a domain, let's just call it myna.me but myname.com is already taken (but not in use). What might be the concerns of registering a .me if the .com version is already ...
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Forwarding naked domain to www [duplicate]

I successfully mapped my www.mydomain.com to my Google site (as described here). However I would like to forward also my naked domain (mydomain.com) to end up in www.mydomain.com. I assume I should ...
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Can I register a domain name that contains a company name or trademark?

I wonder is it legal to register a domain name that contains a company name. For example cococola.cc (considering that this domain name is available). Can I buy and use any domain names that contain a ...
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Different websites on “example.com” and “www.example.com”

I have an A record for my domain for example.com that points to my server's IP address. I would like to modify my DNS records so that www.example.com points to another server. Is this possible, and ...
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How do webmasters control who edits code on their sites?

Sorry for the simple question, but I googled and lurked on this site and couldn't find anything (I don't believe I was asking the proper questions). I am aware of permissions in SharePoint; is it ...
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Trying to point domain name to new server, but there are other NS records I cannot change

In my domain registrars console I see the following: I have added my name servers to the bottom, but the domain name is not redirecting. I see there are 2 NS records above mine that I cannot ...
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Is it legal for everyone to register .me domain?

Can anyone register a .me domain name? Can it used for commercial uses?
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How to move a single page of content to a new domain

I am trying to figure out best-practise for moving a single page of content from one domain to another in a way that will preserve search engine ranking. I have found plenty of instructions for ...
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With a new company name, is it better to switch domains or use an alias from an SEO perspective?

I have a customer who's company has changed names from "CompanyX" to "BusinessY". Their domain is companyx.com, and have registered their new domain, businessy.com, with a CNAME to companyx.com. ...
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Can I pre-register or register a domain with a new domain suffix from ICANN directly?

I want to buy a domain with the suffixes: .zone and .moe I have found some sites that say you can pre-register them, which are listed below: ...
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Concerns regarding registering a domain name with a home address

If I purchase a domain, I'm usually required to enter an address. Usually, the address can be accessed publicly by any sort of WHOIS lookup. I'm uncomfortable publishing my real home address; what do ...
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The effect in Google of the word “the” in a URL?

Keywords in your URL are extremely weighted, and I am aware of most bad practices, but the question as to whether the word "the" in a URL, as in www.thewebdesigner.com, is a bad idea or not is very ...
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301 redirect from a country specific domain

I originally started using a .do domain extension for my site, but later realized that this country specific domain would prevent us from appearing in search results for places outside of the ...
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How can I use a custom domain with Google App Engine?

I have purchased a domain from GoDaddy and I want to host it using Google App Engine. But when I added it to the app's custom domain, it asked me to sign up for "Google Apps for Business" (it is a ...
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How to access a website hosted on a shared server (and IP), when its domain is not working?

I'm trying to find out alternative ways to access a website (not mine), which has temporarily lost its domain name due to it expiring. The site owner didn't realise the domain would expire and it has ...