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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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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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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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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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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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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Transfer domain from one registrar to another, with privacy

I want to transfer a domain from one domain name registrar to another, without revealing my contact information. I use domain privacy services. The registrars tell me I need to disable domain ...
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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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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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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 ...
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SEO for an entity with name “-widget”

Let's consider a hypothetical web platform provider, operating under the domain name "dashwidget.com". It would provide the platform to be used in child sites, such as "catswidget.com", or ...
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Is it possible to use a domain name to redirect to another?

I have to choose between two names (A and B) for my website: A is a cool short name which doesn't mean anything; B is a longer composition of two words, the former of which signals the topic of ...
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a short neologism or a more familiar name, but longer: which is the best for ranking?

I have to choose a domain name for my website among several possible options, and specifically I'm undecided between two of them, which can be identified as belonging to 2 different categories (let's ...
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Does removal of domain www prefix require Google address change tool?

I am aware of the Google webmaster tool for changing addresses, which according to the help applies for the following site moves: The protocol: http://www.example.com to https://www.example.com The ...
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Non professional website using .pro top level domain

I am planning to offer a web service based on a .pro top level domain. The reason why I want to use this domain is because putting together my own domain with .pro makes a very good name. However, I ...
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How to determine the value of a domain name?

I'd like to register a second-level domain with the .com extension and I noticed that it has already been registered and the owner put it for sale and let the possibility to make an offer in their ...
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how to upgrade to second-level domanin on Altervista?

I created a blog on Altervista (I'm currently using their hosting service) and I want to have my own second-level domain with the .com extension. That's to say I want moving from ...
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I've changed my site's domain, created a redirect, but old URLs result in 404

I've changed the domain of my site, created a redirect, but it seems to work only partially. That is, when I go to example.co.il (old) I do get to example.biz (new). But when I go to ...
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Locking subdomain document root folder name (cpanel)

I have moved the document root on one of my domains to serve content from RAM and as a result, the Time to First Byte on average dropped 10ms when I tested my server from the other end of North ...
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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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Can a blog and forum exist under the same domain for SEO and would a site map help?

I have a blog site example.com (WordPress) and have 10,000 (Alexa 30,000) visitors daily. We've decided to start a forum under example.com/forum/ (vBulletin) Is this a wise idea for SEO? Should I ...
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Can I purchase a domain separately from hosting and put them together later? [duplicate]

I want to create a blog with my own domain. I will need to purchase both the domain name and hosting for the blog. What is the difference between the purchasing a domain only and the purchasing ...
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Is it worthwhile to buy my domain name with many top level domains?

I'm creating a blog and I will purchase my own domain name. It will be a blog mainly, but I don't exclude to expand it later by adding other features (like an e-commerce platform , a module for ...
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What criteria should I consider when choosing a domain register? [duplicate]

I want to create a blog with my own domain and there are many companies which offer the same domain for different prices. Do they offer different services at different price points or does their ...
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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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Is it possible to point my domain to a DDNS? [closed]

I have a server at home that I use for a multitude of things. The domain is currently hosted by GoDaddy. My problem isn't a huge one, but it is quite annoying and I would like it to work the way I ...
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Can I put content on a subdomain for search engines to index while leaving the main domain parked?

I registered a domain example.com. I created a subdomain sub.example.com. I submitted this site sub.example.com to search engines. The main domain example.com is still parked and is not on internet. ...
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Best practices for adding SSL and preserving backlinks

If I have many backlinks that points to http://example.com and then enforce SSL so that the URL then becomes https://example.com, What should I do to ensure that I do not lose these backlinks? One ...
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Send root domain to other website using DNS

Let's say my website lives at username.site.com and my domain is me.com I've seen loads of tutorials which talk about showing my website username.site.com at the web address www.me.com but I don't ...
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How do web sites implement the handling of many email boxes on their domain? [closed]

I apologize if this is off topic, but I just can't figure out how sites like https://www.guerrillamail.com/ and http://www.throwawaymail.com/ implement so many email boxes in their domains? The ...
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Will redirecting expired domains to my website help or attract penalties?

I am developing a entertainment website and have found more than 4 entertainment domains (expired domains). Domain authority of these domains are 25 or more. If I will redirect these domain to my ...
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On Hostgator, how can I remove “~username” from my website's URL?

Right now to access my website I need to go to http://www.example.com/~username/index.html How do I remove this so I can simply type: http://www.example.com/index.html Right now I am FTPing ...
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Multiple domains in one hosting account

Several hosting services allow you to host multiple domains within a single hosting plan or account. For example, for Namecheap's Value package [ https://www.namecheap.com/hosting/shared.aspx] allows ...
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Google search on domain name shows hostname

A small organistion changed its name, registered the corresponding new domain name and set website forwarding to the old domain name. This was done through setting "Masked Redirect" via the hosting ...
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How can I point a subdomain registered with Dot TK to GitHub?

I am building a GitHub website and I have a domain registered with Dot TK, from which I'd like to point a subdomain to GitHub. I'm really confused on how to do it however. Currently I have a CNAME ...
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Should I create a 'Website coming soon' page for my recently-acquired domain?

When launching a website the domain name is usually purchased before the content is ready. What is considered best practice with these domains just floating in space? Should there be a 'coming soon' ...
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Figuring out domain name for generating Customer Signing Request (CSR)

I access production and qa domain websites as follows : Production : https://portal.mydomain.com QA : https://portal-qa.mydomain.com However, when I add www like the following ...
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Does profanity in the URL harm SEO?

I was about to register a domain name which has some profanity in it. Would the profanity have any influence on SEO, in particular would it harm the SEO of the site?
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Cpanel - How to delete addon domain associated folder after removing domain? [closed]

I have added and then removed few add-on domains in my hosting. But after deleting, their assigned folder still appears in folder and ftp listing. I tried to delete or rename them but they still ...
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Setup DNS with A and SRV records

I have the following servers, which should be used for the following tasks: big_box 111.111.111.111 Main-Server (Game-Server, Virtual Machines,...) small_box 222.222.222.222 Web-Server The idea ...
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Check if domain registration has lapsed and been offered publicly in the past

Im trying to tell if a currently registered doamin, registration has lapsed in the past. When i look at the Whois it tells me that : Expires On August 25, 2016 Registered On August 25, 1999 Updated ...
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Subdomain not working when nameserver set to different host

I have my domain and website both hosted on Godaddy. There was example.com and blog.example.com operational. But now I shifted my hosting to some other service provider and domain is still on godaddy. ...
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What Will Be The Effects of Multiple NS Recrods For Parked Domains?

What will be the effect of having multiple NS records for a domain that point to different domain parking services? For example, ns1.bodis.com ns2.bodis.com ns1.sedoparking.com ns2.sedoparking.com ...
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Can I make my site available world wide without renting a hosting server?

I know this question is basic but I am from iOS background and a beginner also. I need a clear conclusion on some of my confusion. I have gotten many answers to this question having contradiction. I ...
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Domain configuration for website with and without www

I have a heroku app with the following settings: Domain name: www.localhost.com DNS Target: safe-springs-1527.herokuapp.com The domain is on GoDaddy. The settings there are: A (Host) 0 Records (0 ...
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How to set preferred domain with https in Google Webmaster Tools

I have registered a website and bought an SSL certificate, installed it and did some mod_rewrite rules to have all my traffic go to https://example.com. So all is working nicely from that perspective. ...