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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How to protect a domain [closed]

I have a domain and I worry how to protect its. My question is: What step that I must do to protect my domain name and any suggests to enhance protection domain from thief ? thanks advance
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Subdomain versus .mobi domain

I'm planning to extend an existing website by a version which is optimized for mobile devices. Would it be a good idea to register a .mobi domain or is it better to use a subdomain (for ...
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Building a brand around a domain / word that has UK & American spellings

I'm trying to decide if I should run with an idea I have for a website, and the domain would contain a word that has an American and UK spelling. I can only purchase one of the spellings. I've ...
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parked domain on plesk have error 500

I parked the raf-sales.net domain on raf.ir but i have this error: Server Error in '/' Application. :| I hate Plesk and have not any idea to fix this problem! :| ...
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What happens when a domain name reached it's expiration date? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: when does a domain name really expire before someone else can register it As my title says, my question is when can I buy a domain name when it will be expired in the ...
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How do I transfer my email-hosting, and keep my domain name?

I have bought a domain name and some email hosting from a company (PurpleCloud). I want to get my email hosting from another company. (Fastmail). I don't care who I register my domain with. (it's ...
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How hard is to be the anonymous owner of a website?

I'd like to create a website with a very radical political message. It won't be unethical (encouraging violence, etc) but I feel the points I plan to list in it will definitely make me a lot of ...
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Domain from A and hosting from B

I have buyed domain from one company and hosting from another. On hosting company website finded DNS addresses and applied them to domain hosting website(changed DNS) I done it yesterday, so today it ...
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Is it wise to use a country-based tld when a .com already exists, but is “Under Construction”?

So I have an idea I want to try for a side-business, and it's web-based. I think about names, and find one I like, let's pretend it's wibblewobble. I check for wibblewobble.com and it's taken, but ...
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Is there such a thing as an “exact match subdomain”?

Google's exact match domain SEO boost is well publicised (including in a recent Stack Exchange podcast). But is there any evidence that an "exact match subdomain" gets any kind of boost? I'm talking ...
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The best way to snatch an expiring domain?

There's a domain that I've been looking to acquire that is expiring on the 30th of this month. I don't think it is very popular, and the guy hasn't seemed to update the website in two years now. So, ...
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Short brandable domain vs. long keyword domain

I need a counsel about my websites' domain. Let's say I have just bought two domains: xyz.com and xyzphotography.com. As we can see, the first one is shorter but way less meaningful than the second ...
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What's your thoughts about .it instead of .com? [closed]

I'm thinking of using a my-new-webapp.it instead of my-new-webapp.com (since it's already in use by someone else) What's your thoughts about the .it top domain? Does it feels foreign compared to ...
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Permalinks & domain name for application

I originally posted this on stackoverflow, then was told it didn't fit. I'm looking for some advice. I created an application that deals heavily with twitter & permalinks. I have yet to find a ...
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I own a domain name. I would like to sell it. Which escrow company do you suggest? [closed]

I own a domain name. I would like to sell it. Which escrow company do you suggest? Has anyone tried a good escrow transaction company? How do you sell a domain name to a buyer?
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Personal site/blog, my desired .com/.net are taken [closed]

I want to start to have a place on the internet I can call my own. Stack Exchange, Google+, and Twitter are nice, but they're all services where I have to play by their rules and I don't really own my ...
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Any recommendations for a domain buying negotiating service? [closed]

The best domain for my niche and related is owned by a guy in San Fransisco, and I want to buy the domain from him but I don't want to deal with him directly (even though he has contacted me in the ...
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Does the domain owner get contacted if someone else back-orders the domain?

I'm trying to purchase a domain name that I like. I noticed that the domain is about to expire and has only been registered for a year now, Nothing really shows on the page when going to the site. ...
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when does a domain name really expire before someone else can register it

I've Googled but haven't really found an answer. when does a domain name really expire before someone else can register it? Is this set by the domain registrar? I've seen someone mention 75, 30, ...
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Do search engines index a new domain that just redirect to the main site? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could I buy a domain name to increase traffic to my site like this? Scenario: I have a site called for example foodeals.com and a new bought domain greatfooforyou.com ...
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Setting up an incoming CNAME to accept for my domain name

I have the following scenario. Domain Name : mydomain.com I have registered a country level tdl with our ISP. country tdl : www.mydomain.com.qa ISP has created a CNAME to my www.mydomain.com.qa to ...
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Why isn't a newly purchased domain showing up in Google searches?

The domain ... http://trello.com ... was purchased a few months ago and is now live as of a week or so ago -- and has been linked from several prominent places on the web -- but searching for the ...
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I want to test major changes on my website without hurting SEO

I want to replace all my website files for new ones on the server and to test if they work alright but I don't want to be crawled while this is happening or if I am, I don't want the crawler to be ...
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One Main Offsite Blog vs. Multiple Onsite Blogs

I work as the in-house SEO for an office refurbishment company. We are developing two sites: Site 1: office refurbishment Site 2: office furniture. Here in lies my dilemma. For SEO purposes, ...
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My domain name has two spellings, how do I tell which one users type more?

I registered another spelling for my domain name. I point them at the same IP with DNS set-up tool. How do I tell which one my visitors come from more? Would I be able to view that kind of statistics ...
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Delay in .at Domain Name Registration?

I noticed at http://101domain.com that there's a three (3) day delay in registering new .at TLD domains. Any idea why this is? Is it just back-end processing/approval? Has anyone had it go sooner?
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Why Google says that “www.domain.com” is different from “domain.com”?

In Google webmasters tool, there is mentioned that www.domain.com is different from domain.com, and the webmaster is asked to get sure that the correct one is in action there to get the reports. Why ...
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My website is reported to belong to “Japan” on Alexa's ranking

I'm the owner of Thought Results, which is a newbie I just started. I'm an Iranian guy. But when I see Alexa's ranking, it says that my website belongs to Japan. Also Visualize Traffic reports the ...
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How do I keep my registered domain name to be replaced by my web host domain name?

I registered a domain name, let's say for example my-super-project.com, and I've got my site hosted on, say spproject.megahost.com. When I enter my-super-project.com, I get redirected to my site, but ...
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Can we host subdomains to diffrent hosting provider?

I have one domain, abc.com and for some reson I want to Install one application which require tomcat service. Current hosting is for php and apache only. Is it possible to host java.abc.com to ...
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what to do with temporarily unused domains?

I registered a couple of domains, and consider buying a few more, simply because I'm afraid they would be taken by someone else and I plan to create websites for them in the distant future. Right now ...
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Change of domain - SEO backlink inheritance

I've just built a new site and switched to a new domain. The previous domain had good SEO performance and had hundreds of quality backlinks - I set up a 301 redirect for any requests to the old domain ...
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Keywords in domain name [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could I buy a domain name to increase traffic to my site like this? Let's assume we have a generic website "MyWebsiteAboutGamesAndThings.com". We discover that a lot of ...
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Am I able to delete a domain name

I manage a number of domain names with Network Solutions. I've transferred out all the domains that are or will be used. However, there are some left which were bought speculatively and will never be ...
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Registering a website with “YouTube” in the name [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is the line drawn with domain names which include a trademark? Are there legal (or other) issues with registering a site with "YouTube" in the name? An example ...
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How to transfer domain registered through Blogger to a new registrar?

I'm preparing a client for migrating his Blogger blog to a self-hosting WordPress site. The client is currently running his Blogger blog using a custom domain name which he registered through ...
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Buying expired domains - what to look for?

I want to purchase a few expired domains, who have some backlinks, but some of those sites have PR of -1 with backlinks which are pretty bad. But what exactly do I need to look for when looking for ...
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Is it worth paying for a domain with a PageRank of 6?

I am looking to start on online magazine and I don't have a special name for it yet, and I am intending to monetise it through adds. I found a good domain that has a PageRank of 6 for 600$. is it ...
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what domain should I use for my web-dev website? different than portfolio? [closed]

I am pro webmaster, ha, and I am building a portfolio site. I also was wanting to make a website where I can sell my website package telling people that I build websites. I have a pretty cool web ...
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Rememberable Numbers for a Domain Name

Is there a list of significant numbers that people link meaning to? For example saying 365 many people link to days in a year, and 24 7 links to 24/7 (if pronounced correctly) Basically little ...
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Set up development site on another server/host

I'm developing a site for a client. They've got a site now that's hosted at hosting.com. I'm going to move them to my VM hosting solution at edge web but I want to run some tests and have the client ...
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How can I repoint my domain? DNS/MX etc

I've searched the questions here, but have found nothing that gives me the assurance I require. My situation: I have a domain registered with Network Solutions, linked to hosting on NetSol I have ...
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Which content or HTTP status should return unused domain?

We've recently bought couple of domains but the content of the domains is still under development. Which content should we upload to the domains to tell search engines "There is currently nothing, ...
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Can a company take my domain away from me?

I have a domain which coincidentally is the same name of a company. Is there any legal way in which this company can take my domain away from me?
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Would problems arise if a domain was bought as 'name.com' instead of 'www.name.com'

If a website domain name was bought and registered as 'name.com' instead of 'www.name.com' would users still be able to find the site by typing 'www.name.com'?
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Domain name with two possible spellings

What's the best approach to take for Google ranking if your domain name has two possible spellings? Example: mich*ea*lflatley.com (Irish spelling) & mich*ae*lflatley.com (Normal spelling) I ...
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Do you think e-shop is better than eshop? [closed]

this question was into my mind since a long time, and now I found this Q/A place to ask about it. What do you think? Thank you.
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What is the cheapest .se domain registrar? [closed]

I'm looking to register a .se domain but I can only find registrars that charge ~$50 and I was wondering if there's anything cheaper.
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Are domain hacks advisable? and how do they affect SEO?

I'm interested in creating a domain hack, using the .es ccTLD. If the website does not target Spain, is this advisable? I've seen URL shortening services use ccTLDs to provide shorter URLs, however ...
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How to find the records for domain name purchased today and in past? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I access domain registration (whois) history? How to find the records for domain names purchased today and in past?