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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Any good service where I can see if a domain is blacklisted by Google or not?

I have found a site from one of my friend said that this link is forwarded by godaddy support. http://onlinealley.com/seotools/googlebannedchecker/ But I don't think its result is right because i ...
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Is there risk to registering a domain using extension from another country?

I live in the United States. Lets say I want to register a domain name using a domain extension from another country like say for example, Bangladesh (.com.bd). I know that some countries require a ...
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Transferring a Domain Safely

I want to transfer a domain that I am buying off somebody but I want to make sure i'm not getting scammed. Is there some kind of 3rd-party website that can help me with this kind of transfer so that I ...
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Change domain name for existing site, what is the easiest and cheapest way?

Suppose I have an existing site and I want to change the domain name without changing hosting. I could set up a 301 redirect from the new site to the old site, but that doesn't actually change the ...
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What does it mean if a domain is unlocked?

A domain I'm interested in acquiring as its status showing as "Unlocked". It's due to expire in a couple of weeks. What does the "unlocked" status mean? Am I more likely to be able to register the ...
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why does my domain always get mapped to the naked domain flavor?

I am trying to understand why does my website always get redirected to the naked domain version of it. For e.g.: www.example.com gets redirected to example.com I purchased my domain name from ...
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Forwarded/custom domain names and SSL

Assume I have a website that offers a web-based service to companies: myservice.com Each company has a subdomain wildcarded via mod_rewrite: client1.myservice.com (This is typical of many ...
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SEO and alias domain names

What is the best SEO strategy when aliasing several domains to a primary domain, is it "enough" to just set them up as aliases is it better to alias them and setup some kind of rewrite rules to ...
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Google and primary domains

I have a client's website that was previously on a domain, let's say craigaccounting.com, and now this will not be used as their primary domain. I want their primary domain to be cragaccountants.com, ...
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What would happen to my domains if my domain provider company bankrupted

I am thinking to transfer all my domains to one registerer so that the control will be easy. But I am a little bit worried about the following question: what would happen to my domains if my domain ...
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I want to park my domain www.b.com to www.a.com. if the user visits b.com, I want the browser url to display a.com

I want to park my domain www.b.com to www.a.com So far is working, but if the user visits b.com, I want the browser url to display a.com Is there a way around it?
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How to 301 redirct all incoming requests to a domain to another domain?

I have a WordPress blog running on an Apache2 server currently that I need to completely move to a new domain name. http://www.somesite.com/ to http://www.someothersite.com I need all requests to ...
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How can I judge whether Changing Domain from .Com to More expert style domain such as .org or .edu is worth it?

I have two problems with my current domain choice: it is com -ending (all related sites are under edu or org) it is meant for all people around the world but it contains a word that is different in ...
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Registering the Cheapest Domain, what is the Con?

I provide educational material with some sites but I am running them at loss if I need to use the .com TLD with a cos of 10USD per year (not counting the work to do them). I am planning to change the ...
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How can I point my site from my domain to another host?

I have websites running in a host & domain with the same company (CompanyA) Then I transferred some of my website (www.abc.com) to another domain company (CompanyB) My problem is www.abc.com ...
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What to do if you are listed incorrectly as an administrative or technical contact for a domain?

I recently got a letter in the mail from one of those sketchy "website listing services" that offer to submit your website to search engines for a fee. Before throwing it away I noticed that the ...
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my main key word is struggling to perform as there is already domain in that word?

( To respect the Privacy of our Competitors Brand and their Website Domain name and to follow Our Company Policy I changed Name of the actual Domain and Keywords for this question ) We are ...
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Domain Masking / Cloaking?

I don't know whats the correct term for it, but what I'd like is to forward users visiting domain1.com to domain2.com without changing the URL in their address bar at all, IE. show contents from ...
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Maximum domain name length

Out of curiosity, does anyone know what's the maximum length (in characters) for a domain name? Let's exclude the http://www. I know the maximum length of an url is about 2000 chars. But here I'm ...
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Relation between number of google search results from a phrase for a domain

The question is when I searched (in google) my researched keyword phrase (3 words) in google with quotes, it bring out about 145,000,000 results. The competition is 0.01 Monthly global searches is ...
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438 web pages, 7,675 page view per day from organic searches, just wondering how? [closed]

I am just wondering how this site - indiahowto(dot)com with just 438 pages is managing to achieve 7,675 pageviews per day with just organic searches. Note : I believe it is not listed in dmoz or have ...
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Factors for websites enjoying solely on organic searches [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? What factors should we consider, when building an Q'n'A website which is solely based on organic ...
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How do I decide which domain name will rank better for my keywords?

If I want to target the keyword phrases "make fun", "make fun of", and "how to make fun of", which is the best domain to choose of the following three and why? makefun.com makefunof.com ...
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Is using keywords in a domain enough to ensure a top position in Google? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? If I want to be listed top for the query "where is obama from", what more do I have to do beyond ...
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How do I choose a domain name based on monthly searches for keywords?

Suppose I have 3 domain name phrases: thisisfirst.com (competition is 11% and global monthly search is 151,000,000) thisissecond.com (competition is 5% and global monthly search is 33,50,000) ...
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Getting my old domain name back from a hosting company

I want my old domain name but it is owned by some web hosting co in Japan, I can't understand their site. I don't know why they would want my name except that it is still very well indexed with lots ...
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How can I obtain a domain that is abandoned?

There is a particular domain name that I'm interested in, but when you enter the domain in a browser the browser says "Domain has no index file", which doesn't appear to be a browser message, but a ...
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Interesting domain name fraud - can we get domain back from the fraudster?

I am the author of a quite popular weather software - YoWindow. Our website is http://yowindow.com Today I have found out that some person has registered http://yowindows.com domain, the difference ...
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Moving to a new domain - what to do to minimize visitor loss

I want to move my website to a new domain. Would be nice if you can share some experience or suggestion to minimize loss of visitors. In google webmaster tools there is an option which allows to move ...
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domain expiration during transfer

What happens to domain expiration during transfer to a different registrar? Currently my domain will expire in 2012. I wonder if it will be affected in any way.
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How to seamlessly transfer a domain (avoid downtime because the previous registrar's nameservers stopped serving DNS records)

I just transferred a domain from GoDaddy to NameCheap.com. There was a period of downtime until I configured the proper settings at NameCheap. During this downtime browsers returned a 408 Request ...
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Is there a service to find resellers of a particular registrar? [closed]

Is there a service to find resellers of a particular registar in case the registrar doesn't provide such a list?
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I registered my domain, but it doesn't appear to exist

I wanted to register a domain with No-Ip and clicked the Sign Up button on their homepage. I entered my desired domain name (I won't publish it until I get this resolved, to prevent "domain theft"), ...
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Can I host www.example.com/subpage on different machine?

If I am the owner of www.example.com that is hosted on one machine, is it technically possible to host www.example.com/subpage on different machine, with different IP?
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URLs which begin “www2”

I was sent a link recently http://www2.biotech.wisc.edu/ I've occasionally noticed this appear in some web addresses, where does the "2" come from? Does it mean anything? How would I go about getting ...
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is there a good registrar for .com.br and .it?

I am searching a good registrar (not godaddy) for .com.br .it .fr .de .ch .es Is there someone who can take it all? I would go with Enom but it hasn't .fr .com.br .ch .es Thanks guys
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Can I use a .net domain for selling goods?

I have a .net domain. I plan to use it for selling goods/commercials. Is that ok? Are there any rules about domain usage? Thanks in advance.
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Will domain change affect my pagerank? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Renaming a domain and preserving PageRank I have two blogger's blog. (http://chankeypathak.blogspot.com and http://javaenthusiastic.blogspot.com) One blog has PR 3 and ...
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foobar.com working, but www.foobar.com not working?

I am setting up a web site for a client. She is using GoDaddy for domain registration, and a hosting company I have never used before. After setting up the nameservers on GoDaddy's side, the address ...
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What's the difference between cheap and expensive domain registrars?

A few years ago I registered a domain with Network Solutions. In recent years I've been using cheaper services such as namecheap, powerpipe etc. Every time that I need to renew some of the older ...
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How to find whom a registrar is reselling?

In case a domain is registered not with an ICANN accredited registrar and only the reseller is mentioned in the whois, how can I find out whom is the reseller actually reselling? For example, whois ...
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Alternative to GoDaddy's ConsoliDate feature (change domain expiration date)

I've been using GoDaddy to manage about 50 domain names for a few years, but recently decided to move (probably to namecheap) because of the elephant killing incident. One GoDaddy's feature I like a ...
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Why am I seeing 'blisque.mydomain.com' in my analytics? [closed]

When looking through my Google Analytics reports, I see visits via mydomain.com but also 'blisque.mydomain.com'. When I visit there, the site is served up, however I haven't configured this subdomain ...
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Transferring a .com domain… Realistic timeframe?

I'm transferring a .com domain from GoDaddy to 1and1 (UK) and I'm wondering if anyone could tell me a likely timeframe for its completion? 1and1 say "up to 5 days", but that's pretty vague. What's ...
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How can I associate my main domain to a RSS?

This is an institutional site which uses Tumblr to keep the visitors updated. The Tumblr is linked via frames in the subdirectory /blog/ of the domain to track stats. My question is: How can I allow ...
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How to use the domain of my old site to my new site?

the site1.com is a joomla website.. that site is converted into wordpress. I want to have the domain of the joomla site (site1.com) to be the domain name of the wordpress. Note the two site have ...
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Move site to new domain divided by language across subdomains

I managed to find a nice domain for a fairly fledgling site of mine that actually hasn't been parked by scumbag squatters. Given the upcoming move I'm thinking I'd take the opportunity to split the ...
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2 hosted domains = 2 websites?

I have a website hosted by a company and would like to add another, separate, website to the same account. The company offers 2 hosted domains, so does that mean this will be possible? I'm not sure ...
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Does it matter that our website can't be found without the www?

If you try and go to our website without typing the www. You get a page not found error. In my case it goes to a Yahoo 404 page where the website you typed is not even shown in the search results. ...
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Get all registered country code top-level domain names

Is there a way to get all the registered domain names for .CN or another country code (CC) top-level domain (TLD)? Is there a central registry for such data? If not, how do I go about collecting ...