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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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 ...
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Buying a domain SEO friendly or the brand name? [duplicate]

I have the company name SOME COMPANY and my main keyword some keyword. What is more clever to do, to buy somecompany.com or some-keyword.com What is the best approach? In the old days i would ...
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Private Nameservers and DNS for 2 dedicated servers

We just recently rent our second dedicated server with WHM from our hosting provider. But we have issues with the DNS and would like some input to find the solution. The first server have its ...
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domain registration, hosting and email [duplicate]

I currently have domain registration, website hosting and domain email with one provider 123.reg.co.uk. I'm reasonably satisfied with the hosting but their email is atrocious. Is there some way of ...
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How do i create a domain sales company? [closed]

What i want to do i want to make my own domain sales company. HOW How can i create a domain without service from another company? Possibilities is it possible to do the above? or would i need to ...
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How to use Cloudflare and Namecheap email forwarding at the same time?

I want to use Cloudflare, and it requires that I use their nameservers. The problem is that I'm using some features from Namecheap like email forwarding, which will be disabled (if I didn't get it ...
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.cm domains for content management systems

The .cm domains belong to Cameroon. Are they suitable for hosting a content management system script (not targeted to Cameroon users) ? The wikipedia page mentions that I need a company registered in ...
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www & no-www issue after server migration

I've just changed my web hosting and edited my nameservers, etc. and uploaded the website onto the new hosting servers. This all went fine and without any problems. However, when testing the live site ...
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Spam site re-proxying my site, how do I stop this?

So there's some guy out there duplicating my http://bitlucid.com website in some nonstandard way and for some nefarious reasons. I first found out about it when I saw a "copy" spam url in the logs ...
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Can I redirect all links to a live site to a test one?

I have been asked to sort out a web site for a society, which has been dropped by the previous person who looked after it. The pages etc are full of direct references to the live site URL - and I ...
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Why would you want to own just the MX rights to a website?

I acquired an existing small website not too long ago. When I went to register the domain on google apps, it turned out the domain was already registered and I would need to contact whoever had ...
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Change domain name without changing host/server

I want to change a website's domain name and while looking up best practices, the resources I read assume I'm moving the website to a new server or hosting, without going in to why. They basically ...
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Thoughts on .com, .info or .net (and hyphens) for a space-related educational/informative website aimed at children [closed]

I'm in the process of planning a website aimed at children in the fields of space and things relating to the topic. The website is aimed at children in the 7-13 years range, although it may appeal to ...
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My domain stopped working, can you help me find out where I bought it?

Back in 2008 I bought my domain name sogaard.us, and it has worked fine since then, but this Friday I stopped receiving emails and today I found out that my website on the domain is not responding. ...
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Tumblr disabled custom domain for using CloudFlare

I have a Tumblr blog which uses a custom domain. Yesterday I tried to add CloudFlare to it which was a terrible mistake. Apparently Tumblr does not support Cloudflare and will therefore disable ...
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How To Upload Files To Server Without Domain Pointing To Nameserver

I am planning on migrating my website from one server to another. Since this website is for my business, I don't want there to be a time frame where customers will land on an empty page. I tried ...
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Website domain name is very low in google search [duplicate]

Our website domain name (or keywords combinations) is very low in google search and we don't know why. The domain is active for more then a year with low social activity. Any advice?
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Domain name benefit in SEO

I have read so many posts here but no one is able to give me satisfied answer. My main question : Is domain name related to my pages content can help me to boost SEO fast? For ex: If I will have ...
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I registered a domain name — how can I point it to my DynDNS host?

How can I host a website from my home machine? I have a DynDNS address so that even if my external IP changes, the machine is accessible. Lets say, for example, the machine is accessible at ...
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How can I use a competitor's domain that I purchased?

I have a company website for our Internet agency for over 5 years. It holds blog posts, content pages, and our portfolio mainly. One of our biggest competitors, with mainly the same company ...
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SEO: Integrating keywords with domain names

I have some questions regarding SEO and the best use of keywords in conjunction with corresponding domain names, and I thought it'd be best to pose the questions in the form of an example: Let's say I ...
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SEO consequences for merging country sites in a .com

I am in the process of refactoring a number of rental portals I've built for a company with locations in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Instead of the current setting of each ...
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How do I make it clear to Google that my domain name contains `www` like www.wwwexample.com?

I've noticed that domain names containing www (e.g., http://www.wwwexample.com) sometimes are ranked lower in search results. I have also noticed that Google assumes it to be www.example.com. For ...
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Register a .ca domain from the US — proxy service

We are a US-based business and interested in registering a .ca domain. I understand the Canadian Presence Requirements for Registrants - CIRA (www.cira.ca/assets/Documents/Legal/Registrants/CPR.pdf). ...
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How do I register a domain name, but keep who I am secret?

Over the years I've seen a number of owner proxy services, but have never used one, and have no idea if they work; or for that matter if there's any legal risk to using them, such as making easier to ...
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How do I access subdirectories from a URL Frame

I'm using Namecheap as my registrar, and I'm hosting my page with Microsoft Azure using a linux instance. The page is hosted at <mysite>.cloudapp.net. If I change the CNAME www record within ...
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Can having domain reg. + hosting with the same company make for a faster loading website?

Curious to know if there is / can be any slowdown from having one's domain name registered with one company, but hosted with another. I'm guessing the answer is either: "Not necessarily", given ...
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Subdomain of subdomain? How is it possible?

I saw a subdomain of a subdomain:  meta.unix.stackexchange.com How is it possible? Because in hosting/dns providers I only can configure subdomains, not subdomains of subdomains, i.e.: ...
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Can I point a domain to a specific folder in the host?

let's assume I have two domains (one already set) and one host. I want to the second domain point to a specific folder in the host so that when you access domain2.com it points to host/myfolder so ...
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Why does the ICANN Registar list show variants of the same company multiple times?

While browsing the ICANN list of accredited registrars, https://www.icann.org/registrar-reports/accredited-list.html, I've noticed that a couple companies are registered multiple times and multiple ...
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Should I use industry related terms when choosing a domain name for best SEO results? [closed]

I am going to create new website. I will do onpage & Offpage SEO both. I just want to know that how should I choose domain name? Which domain will have more SEO effect? Like If I am going to ...
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Can I brand a subdomain as a separate project?

I've a very interesting domain: ink. I have a project ready to launch on that. However ink.can be mutated into l.ink., a subdomain for an unrelated project. So main domain and subdomain would be ...
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How does copying website pages and content but changing CSS affect SEO?

I have a media site that has thin content, I'd like to copy the pages to various domains I own. On the sites that will be receiving the duplicate content the CSS will be changed in various ways from ...
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Do promotional domain registration & hosting packages mean they own the domain?

I want to buy a year of hosting with GoDaddy that includes a free domain name. So what happens after one year if I want to keep my domain but change the hosting? Does my domain name belong to GoDaddy ...
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How to do a .io tld registry domain transfer to a friend

I've a domain with nic.io registry. The domain is directly under registry control and not with any registrar. I need to transfer the domain to one of my friends, I've looked everywhere but could not ...
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{domain}.com not available. What is best for SEO: {domain}blog.com or {domain}.net? [duplicate]

If a domain is not available in its .com extension. What is best from a SEO perspective? Use the .net extension, or add a word (such as blog) and register the .com domain.
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Can different properties be on multiple domains or should everything be centralized on one?

In my case, I have a web design project for a funeral home. On their property they have a funeral home (for services, offices, ...) and a large cemetery also. Additionally, they own three more ...
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Multiple language domain name, seo keywords in both english and spanish [duplicate]

I just thought about instead of having two websites with two different languages. Have 1 website with the same keyword except in both english and spanish. I need to know a few things: how does this ...
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Unknown subdomains pointing to my domain name

About 6 months ago I purchased the domain name example.net. Today I was trying to go to my control panel at example.net/cpanel but accidentally went to cpanel.example.net. I found a completely ...
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Is it necessary to run own DNS server?

I would like to buy a second-level domain name (e.g. example.com) and I will run web server on my own machine (named www, having public IP address). Is this sufficient for my machine to be accessible ...