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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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 ...
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domain extension is matter for seo [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does server location or TLD affects SEO I would like to buy domain for my blog, while registering the blog i saw the price variations between domain extensions. Is ...
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How to host a subdomain of a domain which is associated with blogger?

I have a domain www.example.com which is hosted on Blogger platform. Is any hosting site like Blogger, WordPress where I can host my sub-domain like abc.example.com? My original website ...
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What is the advantage to hosting static resources on a separate domain?

I notice a lot of sites host their resources on a separate domain from the main site, e.g. StackExchange using sstatic.net, Barnes & Noble using imagesbn.com, etc. I understand that there are ...
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Why does my site only work with a www in the URL?

I'm a bit confused as the following points: There is a simple text website, with no javascript, that works only with the prefix. http://www.mysite.corporation.com works but ...
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Can I sell a .eu domain to a registrant outside the European Union?

I would like to sell my domain, which is a .eu domain. The Wikipedia page states that .eu domains may only be registered by residents of member states of the European Union. For that reason, I ...
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How to redirect my brand new domain to Dlinkddns.com

Today I bought a domain from GoDaddy for my personal usage. I'm trying to forward requests from the domain to a DlinkDDNS account with no success so far. https://account.dlinkddns.com:port works ...
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How do I forward my domain's traffic to my WordPress.com hosted blog

I own a domain e.g. myname.com but host my blog with wordpress.com e.g. myname.wordpress.com. Can I forward the traffic visiting my domain name to my wordpress.com blog so that when my friends look ...
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Would it be wrong to register a local domain (.ro) which has the same name as a famous forum .com?

Let's say there is a niche forum called HowToChopOnionWithoutCrying.com (I'm making it up, of course) and it's in English. And I want to create a similar forum in Romanian, registering ...
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How do I check if a domain is blacklisted before buying it?

I found a domain which I'm interested in buying from another person (not a registrar or premium domains site) and I am not sure how to find out if it is blacklisted. I checked http://www.archive.org/ ...
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transfer domain from godaddy

I bought a domain name on godaddy a couple of weeks (before SOPA) back. Now I want to transfer the hosting to bluehost where I have my other domains. When I try to transfer, bluehost tells me The ...
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What can I do to contact a domain owner?

A few months ago, I found a perfect .com domain name for a website I'm working on. Bad news: it was taken. Good news: It was set to expire on January 12, 2012. It's not a premium name or anything ...
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Best practice for URL direction in a multi TLD site

I'm about to re-launch a uk based community interest company website which has the same link structure for each of 10 different top level domains. There are presently no international websites, but ...
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If I use a web hosting service with a custom domain name then later want to move to a different host, will I be able to use that same domain name?

Disclaimer: I am new to everything web development so I might have looked over something basic, but I tried doing a bit of research and couldn't find an answer to my question, which is why I'm asking ...
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Process of automating domain registration?

I have a website where users register domain.com/user/username. I'd like to add a feature where users can search for and purchase a domain name that maps back to that URL. I'm not sure how big of a ...
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I am looking for a good free domain [closed]

I am looking for a good free domain based upon these criteria : 1. No ads. 2. Full DNS management. 3. Free renewal for both personal and business use. 4. No any requirement to maintain the domain ...
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How do I change where a domain points to?

I've just finished making a website for my dad and need to get it on line. He has a domain already (and I have access to the admin panel for that on 'fasthosts') and my mum already has some server ...
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Configuring A Subdomain (cPanel) - www works, subdomain on it's own doesn't

I've created a sub domain on my website using cPanel at test.mydomain.com, and this created a folder in my main 'www' directory called test. In this folder is a folder called cgi-bin, and it seems to ...
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What is the safest way to search for domain names availability?

I am victim of Domain name front running. I searched for domain names on some sites & I lost those names soon. Now, what is the safest way to search for availability of domain names ? Using ...
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How to register a single character SLD

Most of the major registrars have a 3 character minimum for second-level domains. However, I know that it's possible to register them. (a.cc, o.co) You can ever register single unicode domain names ...
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.in Domains for less then $2 [closed]

Can anyone suggest me .in domains for less then $2 per year. It would be nice to have some type of email hosting with it. I am looking to setup some domain forwarding and tinyURL like site, So it ...
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CNAME | A-Record | MX Record | Problems

I have a domain (e.g. domain1.com) and I only want to CNAME re-point the A-Record to domain2.com CNAME re-pointing will affect both A-Record and MX-Record. I do not want to affect the MX record, but ...
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Google Site SEO after domain mapping change

I have a google site https://sites.google.com/a/fractalsystems.org/buuf-decisions/ which used to be mapped http://buuf.fractalsystems.org Since stripping away that mapping SEO has not changed and it ...
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Can I buy a domain from one company and use it at another web host?

I've been out of the loop of this kind of stuff for a while but can someone please explain to me how buying a domain name and then getting it hosted works. Let's say if for example I bought a domain ...
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Advantage of using a domain purchasing service through your registrar vs. and independent domain buying service?

Is there much of an advantage of using a domain purchasing service through your registrar vs. and independent domain buying service?