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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Which whois is the most frequently updated?

As the domain manager of 200+ domains, it's essential that I am able to get the most up-to-date information for all the domains I manage and monitor. And I realise that, in general, whois sites do not ...
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Splitting a Website in two sub domains by business activity

Hello I am currently working on a website for a company that so far have been manufacturing yarns, however currently they started making towel products and they wanted to somehow differentiate it. So ...
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Preserve search engine rankings while shifting to new domain name

We have to shift our web-site to a new domain due to some unavoidable circumstances. The portal has been up and running there since 2009. It has good index in various search engines and we are ...
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Require valid ServerName in httpd.conf

I have two virtual hosts, and have sites1.com and sites2.com pointing to my server. All works fine. <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName site1.com DocumentRoot /var/www/site1/html ...
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Providing fake info during domain registration - does it matter?

As you are all most likely aware already all domain registrars ask for your personal information. Such personal information includes: Forename and surname Address information Email address ...
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SEO and domain name change

Background: My website is not showing up high enough in rankings. We are in a niche market - particularly in the aircraft satcom business. When searching for satcom our competitors are on top - there ...
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Which domain shows in search results? .CA or .COM

I have a client with an existing and established .com website. We currently added a .ca domain with duplicate content so that users in Canada will recognize this as a Canadian company as well (we have ...
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DNS Domain problem

Today, I created a free domain on grendelhosting.com. When I try to enter to file manager the host say: Your domain is not pointing to our nameservers at the moment, so services like FTP, file ...
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Do I need to redirect my “A” DNS too?

I'm trying to redirect my GoDaddy's domain to another hosting. I have added the name servers, but the hosting website says "You can also point your domain ("A" DNS record) to this IP: [ip here]". ...
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Is my potentially spammy sounding domain name hurting my SEO?

We are travel bloggers who run the blog tillthemoneyrunsout.com. We've been traveling for over 4 years now and although the domain name doesn't make that much sense anymore it did when we were ...
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Get IP address of website

How do i access my website using ip address. I try to ping my site example.com and its give the ip address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, but when i try to browse my website using ip address its gave me "pageok". ...
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SEO implication of removing www from domain

For purely cosmetic reasons I'd like to change the redirect on my domain from www.example.com to example.com. There's plenty of SEO advice floating around on the internet, but in 2015 is this ...
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Domain Name Registration via Microsoft?

Is it possible to get Domain Name Registration services through Microsoft? I am currently using two well-known companies for two different domains and I am not happy with either of them. One of the ...
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Change of domain name

I have a the following case. A client of mine had a domain name (registered to his company), but anyways the domain was arbitrated by another company that won it. The problem is that now we can't ...
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Nginx Reverse Proxy for Tumblr

I'm currently trying to set up a reverse proxy redirecting a domain to a tumblr blog. I've set up NGinx using this Gist. My nginx configuration looks like so: upstream tumblr { server ...
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How do I pick a domain name for a C programming website?

I want to make a blog but I am confused by its current domain name. I searched Google for the keywords and found these to be very rich: C programming C language C language tutorials The problem is ...
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Are webmaster accounts required for non-email domains?

I see that best-practice for domains using email should have a webmaster account (and the other normal accounts), but what if you don't have any email addresses for that domain? We have our primary ...
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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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Why do some sites append a number to the www of their domain? [duplicate]

I have been seeing this more and more on web sites lately. At first is though this was some artifact from development or internal process but as I see more sites with it I am beginning to assume it's ...
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Pointed my domain to new address, cannot now send or receive emails

I recently updated mydomain.com A record to point to a new ip and www.mydomain.com CNAME to a new address and now I can't send or receive emails. I have the mail.mydomain.com record still pointing to ...
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SEO: How to choose a domain name containing two or more words?

Suppose if I want to choose a domain name containing two words say - one and two. When it comes to Search Engine Optimization which of the following is the better way of naming the domain? ...
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How to handle www and non-www? [duplicate]

tl;dr : For SEO, should I redirect from one to the other or list both on the DNS records? It seems that most experts think that both www and non-www should exist. (Please correct me if I'm wrong.) ...
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Domain search availability of my domain.* (any TLD) [closed]

I've spent hours looking for this and I'm surprised I haven't found one: Where can I do a domain availability search that searches all TLDs including all gTLDs for a given query like mydomain.*?
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How to redirect a domain to another without having SEO issues ? [duplicate]

I have two domains: mydomain.com and mydomain.fr . I want people who goes to mydomain.fr to see the exact same wordpress install (same content, articles, users etc and when they post on the .fr it ...
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How do I check if my site is banned in Saudi Arabia?

I have a website which allows sexuality explicit materials for some reason. Recently, going through Google Analytics I realized that I stopped receiving traffic from Saudi Arabia. I'm very curious to ...
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Is there a list of public release dates for certain top level domains?

I want to register a .man domain but I have no idea when its going to be available. and is it possible to pre-register this domain name? when i search for it on namecheap or godaddy no .man domains ...
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How to integrate multiple domains in a SEO friendly way?

Have built a website integrating three domains: http://example.edu.au/ (most of the pages) http://example.camp/ (under 'Music Camp' menu item) http://example.tv/ ( under 'Media' menu item) Just ...
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How come com.google is a valid domain name?

https://com.google appears to be a Google upside-down-rightside-left. But how come .google is a valid domain name? Or wait, .com is and it is just somehow reversed using some hidden technique? Oh, ...
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Problems Using CloudFlare On Blogger

Here's the situation. I got a TLD for my blogger blog and set it up using the instructions from blogger. Blogger asks to: Add two CNAME records. For the first CNAME, where it says Name, Label or ...
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How does google discover new hosts? [duplicate]

Assume I register a new host, foobar.com, and assume that Google doesn't know about foobar.com at all. Never in the history of internet was foobar.com mentioned in any web page. The two ways I know ...
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Google change of address, stuck at step 2

I'm changing the domain name of a WordPress site. I've verified the new domain name (both www and non-www) and setup 301 redirect rules for all URLs. On the "Change of address" page in Webmaster ...
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How Do I setup configure ELMAH on asphostportal.com ASP.NET hosting

How do I setup / configure ELMAH on asphostportal.com ASP.NET hosting? I seem to get 404 errors when trying to access elmah.axd. I have followed all of the instructions here to modify my web.config ...
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Nameservers are changed but are not reflected in practice

We had a domain that is bound to a country(like for UK the domains are like with somedomain.uk or for US they are like somedomain.us) and we want to change its nameservers to its subdamins for some ...
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Impacts of Duplicate content on Second-Level-Domain aside SEO

A particular website is usually referred by the domain example.com, which is also the one which is promoted and used everywhere. But there's also example.net (in real, the hyphen in the domain name is ...
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How to point domain to different host sub folder

i have a host and domain on godaddy, i have a subdomain like : sub1.mydomain.com. Now my friend has another domain like myfrienddomain.com and he point to my host. How can i point his domain to my ...
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Full Domain Name Or Acronym? [duplicate]

I read on MOZ that a domain name should ideally be less than 15 characters. My current domain name for a WIP website is ANightInBurlington.com, which is 18 before the .com, and without http:// or www. ...
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How to change domain name without impacting search engines? [duplicate]

What is the process for changing a domain name without impacting search engines? I'm going from a long domain name to a much smaller one and would like to do so smoothly.
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Can't access subdomains that aren't passed through cloudflare

I'm having a pretty strange issue- most certainly to do with DNS(masq) somehow. I'm using a Linksys E2000 Router with DD-WRT v24 BIG (maybe there's a hardware issue like this one) with Nginx on ...
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Submitting sitemaps with 2 different websites but the same content

I have two domains running on the same server with the same IP (same content). For example: the sitemap of example1.com represents one website and method1.com, method2.com represent many pages will ...
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Google Webmaster Tools - Change of Address Tool - Verifying Old Site Issue

Ok, so I have site abc.com that I've moved over to xyz.com All my redirects are working fine and the last step of the move is to file a 'Change of Address' in Google Webmaster Tools. The problem ...
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Pointing domain name to sub directory of an ip address

I need to point my domain.com to x.x.x.x/directory How should I do this? this doesn't seem to work correctly, if you are familiar with enjin, then I'm using enjin name servers to do this.
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How bad would it be to use a ccTLD domain on a website targeted to another country?

I'm currently working on a website targeted mainly towards Japan (all content is in Japanese). This website's domain is registered as another country's ccTLD (in this case, Belgium's .be domain) as ...
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Will sub-domain errors effect parent domain SEO?

I have a sub-domain which has many errors like duplicate titles, description, 404 errors, ... but the parent domain is working perfectly. I want to know if the sub-domain errors effects the parent ...
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IIS 7.5 and 404 error with non-www domain but no subdomain

We keep getting 404s on our domain when it is example.com but not www.example.com. I tried to redirect using the IIS rules with URL Rewrite but it throws an error for www.example.com as well. The ...
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If I update my existing MX records, will I stop receiving mails for 72 hours

I used the Google's "Check MX" application to check the functioning our website's MX records. It showed a critical error: Status: ERR aspmx.l.google.com MUST be the first MX record. Your setup 10 ...
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Forward naked domain with URL path for my Google Domain

I purchased a domain through Google Domains and I am hosting my app on Heroku. I would like users to be able to access my app through the naked domain, but Google Domains does not allow CNAME's to ...
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Why do some websites use www1. rather than www?

Why do some websites use www1. rather than www.?
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How does Google rank forwarding sites?

I have my site indexed in Google, however, as its domain ends with .rs, its content is only segmented to people in Serbia. Consequently, as I want this site to be shown to users all around the world, ...
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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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Create subdomain without creating main domain

I am using Plesk 12 Web admin edition with my windows server 2012. So i will be creating domains in plesk control panel.I have problem in creating two subdomains of a domain in which points to ...