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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Change domain name and url structure of website simultaneously [duplicate]

Changing a domain of a website and redirecting all the links to new ones may harm google indexes and SEO of the website. I.e. Changing avicennaclinic.ir to avic.ir . Changing the structure of URLs is ...
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Google webmaster tools:We were unable to connect to your server. (site verification)

I have a shared webhotel that has three domains. Only one of them can be verified through webmaster tools. All domains are though live and working websites but can't be verified. I've checked DNS ...
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Choosing a domain name with joined words is good for SEO?

I am going to choose a domain name for my business. For that I am going to use joined words in my domain name. For example, let's say my keywords are "painting" and "goa" and also that ...
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Prepend city name in domain

I'm interested in creating a website that will have a city name as a prepended word for each city it is launched in, like craigslist.com does. Is that possible to do without buying a new domain for ...
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Can company “Elephant” legally take the domain “elephant.chat” away from the company “ElephantChat”?

Related, but not as specific: Can a company take my domain away from me? In this scenario: I am making a chatting app called "Elephant Chat", and I bought the domain elephant.chat for my app - under ...
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Wordpress on Azure as Subdirectory [closed]

So, a client gave me access too devblog.azurewebsites.net where i was supposed to install the theme i developed and and configure wordpress. Now the blog must be moved to ...
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site move in Google WebMaster Tool

I have recently moved my website to a new domain name. The old domain is 301 to the new domain, and I have followed all the procedure to inform Google about the domain change, using WebMaster Tool. ...
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When an add-on domain is created in cPanel it automatically generates a subdomain, why?

When I create an add-on domain in cPanel, a subdomain is automatically created. How does this affect the SEO of the website and does it also affect other websites that are hosted on the same ...
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Pointing Domain Name to Microsoft Azure web app and configure the app for the new domain

I have bought a domain name on GoDaddy, hotelmontecristobg.com. I think I have configured it properly because when I browse to hotelmontecristobg.com Error 404 - Web app not found appears which ...
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Setup www as main domain on Cloudflare

I'm trying to setup Cloudflare so my www subdomain doesn't redirect to the http naked domain and do exactly the opposite: mydomain.com redirecting to www.mydomain.com Cloudflare automatically ...
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DNS Propagation mobile carrier / home ISP

I just bought a domain and pointed it to the Tumblr IP address to use it as a custom domain. Tumblr says my domain isn't pointed to Tumblr. When I go to the page through my home internet connection it ...
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HTTP 301 redirect http://.example.com to http://www.example.com

One of my customers has recently had their site reviewed against best practice for security, SEO, end-user experience etc, and interestingly one of the points highlighted in the final report was that ...
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How do I edit Whois data in GoDaddy?

I purchased a domain from GoDaddy for an individual person, and enabled business registration and confidentiality. Now if you check the site's whois information, all the fields show "Domain By Proxy". ...
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Domain containing a prefix that has a trademark? [duplicate]

Can I register, for example, a domain that has the prefix "uber", e.g. uberflowers.com? This has nothing to do with Uber; it means great.
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Difference between blog.hello.com and hello.com/blog [duplicate]

Fellow web experts, I've noticed different trends in certain sites, some labelling their FAQ site as faq.hello.com, while others as hello.com/faq Are there any advantages/disadvantages of using one ...
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Best practices for domain names with foreign characters

Suppose you're starting a new web site with the (completely made up name) of "El Niño." Some obvious options for your domain name would be: elniño.com elnino.com And typically, of course, you'd ...
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Why can't I redirect www to non-www on my addon domain?

I have a domain example.com in which I'm doing this to redirect all my traffic from www version to non-www: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.(.+)$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://%1/$1 ...
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How can I add 'sub1.sub2.domain.com' to my GoDaddy hosting account?

I'm using GoDaddy's Ultimate hosting plan, and I'd like to know how to add sub.sub domain to it. For example, I want to create a site as es.n.domain.com. However, GoDaddy tells me when I add the dot ...
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How to make subdomain and root domain the same?

If you google "banana republic" you get the result below that shows both bananarepublic.com and bananarepublic.gap.com Both sites seem to be identical. Does anybody know how to accomplish this? I ...
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How do I set up Private Name severs at names.co.uk - Glue Record Errors

Missing Glue Record Hi there. I am trying to point my domain registered at names.co.uk to my private nameservers. However the process fails with a message from names.co.uk telling me "Required ...
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1and1 Domain and Heroku - Too many Redirects

I have an App hosted on Heroku, Domain and DNS Target is <appname>.herokuapp.com, as usual. My 1and1 Domain <domain>.net is set up to HTTP-redirect to www.<domain>.net. I added the ...
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How do you implement a www to naked domain redirect in Google Apps with Flask?

I see loads of tutorials about naked domain to www domain redirects, but what if I want to do it the other way around (www.example.com -> example.com)? My app is on Google Apps with Flask deployed, ...
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Add domain to VPS

I have a VPS server running Ubuntu 11.04 with webmin installed on it. How can I add my example.com domain to my VPS like the way we do on shared server via web panels such as cPanel and etc?
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Multiple Domains with content then redirect to main domain

I have a client who has many domain names. Their main domain name is the brand of the company. The other domains are, more or less, domains that match various keywords. I know exact match domains are ...
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How do aliases or redirects work?

Is it possible that I set-up a redirect of my store which is located at www.xyz.com/store to store.xyz.com . Do i have to buy a new domain name or is there any other way.
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Google shows old domain and wrong meta-description [duplicate]

I need your help to solve a problem I have with the Google SERP for my site. My site is www.personalmedia.it, now if I search the keyword "personalmedia" the result is this one: You can see ...
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How do I host my website with another web hosting provider which is not the provider I registered domain name with?

Recently I registered for a domain name and bought it. I had failed to check their hosting plans first :(. They charge a lot for hosting a website. I am thinking of hosting it under some free web ...
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Train search engines to learn domain names that are not spelt correctly

I'm in the process of building a web app called Vybecast. I brought vybecast.com (and various other vybecast.tld's) a while back. Since then I've managed to secure and purchase vibecast.com (and also ...
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Hosting Email for domain on other hosting

I have a website (e.g: mydomain.com) hosted on squarespace.com and I want to setup email account on another dedicated server running Parallels Plesk CPanel. I have requested access to DNS of the ...
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Search engine indexing based on user country

I got two domain names company.com company.jp Each domain has its own website with different content hosted on same server but different accounts, the purpose is to display optimized website and ...
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Are the new gTLDs considered less stable?

I'm looking at creating some links using a .link gTLD but I'm unsure about whether I can trust new gTLDs for pages that I need to last 2-4 years minimum. As of the start of 2015, how stable are the ...
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Why is my DKIM invalid?

When I use http://dkimcore.org/c/keycheck to test my DKIM it says This is not a good DKIM key record. You should fix the errors shown in red. DNS query failed for ...
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What could be the points to keep in mind while displaying user contact details to public?

I'm building a domain whois lookup site, where I need to display the public contact details of the domain registrant. (sample whois) Since the details of public registrations without domain privacy ...
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Preserving search engine rankings when old domain name is lost

We have a client with the unfortunate situation of losing access to their current domain name "A". We've just finished finished setting their website up on domain "B". Both websites on "A" and "B" ...
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Shared hosting on same IP = loss of ranking when moving from domain A to domain B? [duplicate]

I've read this thread: How do I rename a domain and preserve PageRank? Unfortunately, I can't find an answer to the following situation - and I am also explaining why: I am moving a website from ...
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Registrars snapping domains after searching for it?

Is it a known practice of domain name registrars (in this case, godaddy) to buy a domain name very shortly after someone searches for the availability of that domain name? I was searching for the ...
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Why www part of my website redirects me to some other site?

I have no redirect header defined anywhere in my server. But when accessed from mobile phone my client's domain (without www.) renders correctly: ...
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What does a country related domain extension involve?

i want to buy a domain name, with an extension in .es (Spain) to make a shorter url. But does having a ".es" website means i have to host my website in spain ? What does it actually mean to have a ...
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Can a WAP site go on a subdomain or does it need a new domain?

We planning to launch a mobile WAP site to our exiting customer lead tracking website. Is it necessary to buy a WAP domain or can we create a subdomain for our existing domain like wap.example.com?
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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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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 ...