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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What are the pros/cons of ecommerce store as subdomain vs integrated into main domain?

I have a website www.example.com which is currently not an ecommerce site. Now I want to sell some stuff. What are the pros/cons of setting up the store on a separate subdomain integrated with the ...
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Rebuild and host new version of a website without access to where it is currently hosted

I have a client that wants their website rebuilt. They say the web developer you made the original website left and can no longer be contacted. All I have to go on is the domain name with no login ...
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Is there a way to check details on an expired domain?

One of the companies I was working for had to shut down a couple of their projects with that the domains that they owned expired. Is there a way to prove that the domains existed and see a cached ...
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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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Will using a shorter ccTLD domain versus a longer gTLD affect my web traffic and SEO?

I have two possible domains to use for a company website which will be partly informational and partly an commerce site. The company is ETREE UK LTD. I can choose between etr.ee or etree.biz. The ...
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How do I go about getting hold of a domain name that Whois shows as expired, but domain registration sites show as “taken”?

There's a domain I'm interested in using, but it's never been worth paying the big bucks it would have taken to buy it off the squatters who bought it when the company it was originally used by folded ...
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How can I find a list of backlinks by date for a domain?

I have successfully switched my Site A over to Site B (a legacy domain i purchased). I recently have uncovered some shady link building practices in the Site B link profile. I am trying to find all ...
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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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domain listed in spamhaus.org dbl [duplicate]

I have setup a new domain and mail server but for some reason the domain is listed in the spamhaus.org dbl blacklist. When I try complete the removal form it fails with the response. I Have ...
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What are the advantages or disadvantages of using blogging platforms?

I want to create a blog and I want my own domain. It will be a blog mainly, but I don't exclude to add some sections for contacts and purchasing items from a store later. Since some weblog ...
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Does a longer registration length/period for a domain name improve its SEO and search ranking?

While I was renewing a domain of mine with a well-known domain registrar, the support person who was on call with me said that I'd improve the SEO ranking of my domain if I increased the registration ...
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Free DNS Providers? [closed]

What are the options for reliable, free DNS providers for a simple web and FTP server? I have used .tk addresses before but they turned the domain name into a mirror for an ad. I just want something ...
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Exact Match Domain Extension Value

I'm looking forward to start a micro-niche blog. I have an exact match domain available in ".co" extension. If, for example, my keyword is "blue cone" so what would be a suitable domain name for me in ...
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Can't register a domain due to trademark

I attempted to register crack.house. I was told that I could not (by namecheap), because "the domain name contains a trademark". How often does this happen, and is there anything I can do about it?
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Prevent frame view with GoDaddy forward (301 with mask)

I have a domain name at GoDaddy and have forwarded it to an external domain, using the settings 301 with mask. However, when I go to my GoDaddy domain and press view source code then I only get that ...
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How to move a domain name from another server to Plesk?

I'm having a domain which is hosted in dedicated server, and i brought another server with Plesk support, I created the same domain name on the Plesk and now I need transfer my domain name from older ...
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Managing redirections of 2 domains at CloudFlare for the same site

Let's say I have these two domains: example.com.uy example.uy My goal is to set a proper domain's forward according to SEO best practices using a 301 Redirect, in order to enforce my users to be ...
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DNS resolves my hostname to 2 different IP's back and forth within minutes

We recently switched webhosts from Databse Mart to Liquid Web. This weekend we updated the name servers with our registrar and about 48 hours later, we saw our new site on insidestl.com. Now, a day ...
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Domain not linking to files? [closed]

I've purchased a domain ( educateapp.co.uk ) and hosting for it. I've hosted the files in the /public_html/ folder, and have a index.html file. However nothing shows up when I visit the domain. It's ...
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Using multiple A-records for my domain - do web browsers ever try more than one?

If I add multiple A-records for my domain, they are returned in a round robin order by DNS servers. Example: 1.1.1.1 A example.com 1.1.1.2 A example.com 1.1.1.3 A example.com But how does web ...
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My new setup website Directs to /cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi [duplicate]

I have many domains set up in cPanel. I just added a new website and it keeps directing me to /cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi. Why?? Please can you explain why this is happening and how to solve it?
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Should I include “www” in my canonical URLs? What are the pros and cons?

What are the pros and cons of having http://www.example.com/ vs http://example.com/? For example a problem I'm aware of is that if I use a domain without www I can't set a cookie for the current ...
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Domain name under different account than hosting

I've tried to do some research on pointing a domain name to hosting that's on two separate accounts, but either I haven't found the right article. Or I'm missing some steps somewhere. Both accounts ...
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Seldom domain changing without risking SERs

Let's assume, for the sake of this question that someone likes to change the domain of it's site once a year or 2... Why? From whatever reason, let's just assume that... The only elegant solution for ...
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Is it important to point the domain to server IP to get them linked?

I am trying to link my domain registerd from exabytes.com.my and I want to link it with my server in GoDaddy. exabytes.com.my allowed me to modify nameservers only , I set name servers as : ...
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How to link a domain to another subdomain? [closed]

I have a domain name (example.net) at some xyz registrar, and have a domain (example.com) and a host (for one domain) at GoDaddy. I created a subdomain xxx.example.com at GoDaddy. I have some ...
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DNS and Wildcard CNAME

Whenever I attempt to make a CNAME record for my domain I get two errors: You can't mix CNAME/MX records together using the same hostname. Domain root's cannot be CNAME's, however you can ...
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Migrating a national website to an international version

I have a Persian web service (online diaries): 31shab.com and it's been operating successfully for a year. We've decided to create an international version of this and rebrand it to 31nights (meaning ...
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Will I have to pay several thousand dollars for a premium domain every year?

I want to buy coolandexpensivedomain.com domain that costs a couple of thousand dollars. When the domain is transferred to me, will I have to pay that amount again when I have to renew it? Or the ...
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http://goog/ produces a name collision error - why? [closed]

Accessing http://goog/ redirects me to 127.0.53.53, which is the special IP address indicating a name collision. I've asked elsewhere online and I'm not the only one with this problem. I mean, it's ...
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co.il domain for sites that are not in Hebrew - Can work by means of SEO?

I have a site in Hebrew #.co.il and I cnnsider changing it from a native-Hebrew site to a native-English one; That is, the direction will be LTR instead of RTL, and most of the content will be in ...
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Using competitors domain with different ending to boost traffic

Imagine my competitor is getting 1000s of views a day and is established in Google search engine. I plan to launch my website in a weeks time but will have to work hard to get into google search ...
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What is the latency for DNS / A records

I recently registered a domain with MyDomain and set the name servers to: ns1.example.com ns2.example.com I set the relevant A records to the IP address of the hosting account. It had a parking ...
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Can I register domain name and SSL certificate with different registrars?

I want to purchase an SSL Certificate for one of the ecommerce website, I already have the domain name and website site is already running on that domain. Now I want to buy SSL for the same ...
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Transferring blogspot blog to own domain blog hosted by blogger

I currently have a blogspot.com blog and I'm thinking of transferring everything to a custom domain blog, but one which is hosted by Blogger. Will my old posts and images be automatically transferred ...
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Domain Masking / Cloaking?

I don't know what the correct term is for this but I'd like to redirect exampleA.com to exampleB.com without changing the URL in their address bar at all. So for example: User visits: exampleA.com ...
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How do you view domain whois history?

I know its possible to view the current whois information on a domain by doing: whois example.com However this is not what I need, I need to view the history of WHOIS for previous owners and ...
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Is a masked 307 redirect for a domain possible?

I've been asked to create a 307 redirect for a domain, ensuring it is "masked". i.e. keep the original URL in the address bar. There isn't a lot of info available about 307 (as opposed to 301/302) ...
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Why is my Blogger subdomain appearing in URLs on my page instead of my custom domain?

Recently I bought a new domain (example.com) and pointed it to my blogger account. My domain is working well. But the problem is my sitemap contains the http://subdomain.blogspot.com which is the ...
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Is country domain extention important for local search in Google? [duplicate]

I own a domain name that uses the .co extension and I'm located in France. Someone just advise me to get a .fr domain because it would make my local searches in France better. I personally thought ...
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Submitting sitemap to Google Search Console: “General HTTP error: Domain name not found”

I'm having a lot of trouble getting google search console to work with my wordpress website. I'm hosting the website myself on VPS. Everytime i try to insert xml sitemap i get General HTTP error: ...
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Allow third party to use domain subdirectory without risk to your server

If you have a live site on example.com, is it possible to allow third-parties to set up their own site at example.com/project1, example.com/project2 etc without subjecting your server to risk? I ...
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My subdomains to a folder won't work

I'm trying to host a WordPress network. Though, the network doesn't work with the built-in WordPress subdomain redirection, that's why I create directly the subdomains at my host (legtux.org, a free ...
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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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How to see my domain name in URL with Google appEngine

I have a domain name : somewhere.com this domain is mapped to somewhere.appspot.com the Google hosting service. Everything works well BUT When the users want to click on a link, they see the link as ...
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I've registered my domain name for the maximum 10 year period. How can I keep it after that?

Do I have to lose my domain registered 9 years and 11 months ago? ICANN says the maximum length of time for registration is 10 years. As far as I can tell from what I have learned through registrars, ...
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Transfer domain if old registrar doesn't provide Auth code

A few years ago, I registered a domain with a small local domain registrar. I've since become quite dissatisfied with their service and want to switch. The domain expired a week ago (despite their ...
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Can I define the letter case of a Domain Name?

I want to purchase a second level domain (on the web platform Altervista.org) with the .com extension. Since within the domain verification process I can type characters in both upper and lower case ...
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Can I avoid delivering my personal data publicly when I register a domain?

I want to create a website hosted by Altervista.org and to purchase the second level domain with the .com extension (as I know, domains purchased on Altervista.org are sold by Banzai Media S.r.L.). ...
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Should I minimize distance between registrar location and server

A few years back, I assisted in the move of the website content server from one host to another (in canada) due to better service pricing. Because of this, I had to designate a new registrar for my ...