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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (3)

9
votes
5answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
45 views

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.). ...
4
votes
4answers
72 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
79 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
27 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
32 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
30 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
39 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
29 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
43 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
239 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
17 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
57 views

rel=“canonical” change ranking

Ok we have a website that is ranking number1 for a VERY NICE keyword. We would prefer if a different website gets that top spot. Question Lets refer to the site that is ranking nr1 as site1 we want ...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

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 ...
13
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
6 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
6 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
17 views

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 ...
49
votes
7answers
24k views

Will having multiple domains improve my seo?

Lets say I have a domain already, for example www.automobile4u.com (not mine), with a website fully running and all. The title of my "Website" says: <title>Used cars - buy and sell your used ...
2
votes
1answer
189 views

Best practice for URL direction in a multi TLD site

I'm about to re-launch a uk based community interest company website which has the same link structure for each of 10 different top level domains. There are presently no international websites, but ...
3
votes
2answers
88 views

Mail management custom domain Google apps for work

The situation is: I have a domain, let say it is: mydomain.com. is was configured to manage its own mail, there are several e-mail accounts configured on it. a@mydomain.com, b@mydomain.com, ...
8
votes
3answers
273 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
25 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
27 views

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 ...
23
votes
8answers
5k views

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' ...
2
votes
2answers
354 views

Moving a Blogspot blog to a new domain?

I have a blog with blogger.com. And I wanted to move it to a domain name now. i have purchased a domain name with go daddy. I have little technical know-how, so would appreciate any help with regards ...
1
vote
1answer
773 views

301 redirect blogspot to an existing domain?

Is it possible to redirect a blogspot site to an existing URL? Note that I don't want to buy a new domain and tell blogspot to use that, eg as per this question: How to have a blogspot blog in my ...
6
votes
1answer
176 views

When does an expired domain become available for others to register?

I'm trying to purchase a domain name that was registered and apparently already expired. This is its status: Status: clientHold http://www.icann.org/epp#clientHold Status: clientTransferProhibited ...
3
votes
2answers
38 views

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 ...
3
votes
4answers
88 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
37 views

How can I target specific countries with global site under gTLD using sub-directory for each targeted country?

We're building a global platform for a large client who want a range of sites targeting different countries all hosted under a single gTLD, so domain.com/uk will be a UK-specific site, domain.com/fr ...
1
vote
1answer
30 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
42 views

Would ordering multiple IP addresses increase my adsense income?

Currently I manage a server housing multiple domains on one IP address. Only one domain with relatively rich content has adsense. The remaining domains do not use adsense, and one domain consists of ...
4
votes
1answer
545 views

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?
2
votes
1answer
248 views

Default DNS records with WHMCS + cPanel/WHM + NetEarthOne

I use the billing system WHMCS to automatically send invoices and use it's auto-setup functions. My control panel is cPanel/WHM. I use NetEarthOne to resell domains. cPanel/WHM and NetEarthOne are ...
0
votes
0answers
65 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
27 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
133 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
26 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

Godaddy: domain path doesn't work

I've read quite a few questions here and I got a better idea about my issue: With forward + masking in godaddy you only see your domain and don't see the path. This is what I initially did. My issue ...
4
votes
1answer
505 views

SEO impact of using regional TLDs like .me

It is common that people use regional TLDs with a fake meaning to register a good-looking website. A famous example is .me, which is popularly offered by most of registrars alongside generic domains. ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

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. ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
84 views

Domain name not showing on Google search (suggestions list)

Please help with this confusing issue... My domain name not showing on Google search (suggestion list). When I type the domain name (yoxtel) on Google search bar, it does not show on the suggestion ...
2
votes
2answers
138 views

how to connect GoDaddy host to a domain?

Having a domain and a host server, the server is GoDaddy but the domain isn't. how to connect those two together?
5
votes
5answers
219 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
270 views

Is it possible to use Whois Guard on dot pro domains?

I have purchased two dot pro domains but the holder info is exposed. Is it possible to use Whois Guard or the like on dot pro domains? If so, Do you know any service provider or registrar that offers ...