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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Starting from scratch xxx.yyy.com or www.xxxyyy.com (any SEO difference?)

I know there are lots of answers both here (e.g. this and this) and elsewhere which deal with subdomains and their impact on SEO. However, often the questioners are either asking about subdomain ...
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Can merging 4 sites into 1 help?

The company I work for has 4 websites. There is a related theme to them (all IT services or web design / development). All have unique content. I am hearing more and more that these need to be ...
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URLs which begin “www2”

I was sent a link recently http://www2.biotech.wisc.edu/ I've occasionally noticed this appear in some web addresses, where does the "2" come from? Does it mean anything? How would I go about getting ...
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When choosing a domain does including your brand affect SEO performance?

I've been asked to build a "landing page" for a local branch of an international corporation. While the corporation has a well-established domain name, the local office wants to use a unique, ...
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E-commerce + CMS: 2 sites or one?

Ok, let's say that a customer already has a CMS managed web site but now wants to sell goods online using an E-commerce platform (Magento in this case). My question is, does it make any difference ...
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Any good service where I can see if a domain is blacklisted by Google or not?

I have found a site from one of my friend said that this link is forwarded by godaddy support. http://onlinealley.com/seotools/googlebannedchecker/ But I don't think its result is right because i ...
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Is using keywords in a domain enough to ensure a top position in Google? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? If I want to be listed top for the query "where is obama from", what more do I have to do beyond ...
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Add a custom domain to a Google Drive website?

Is possible add a custom domain to a website created with Google Drive?
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change the static IP address to domain name

I have a static IP and hosted my site in this.Working fine. But I want to change the URL name (static IP) to a domain name. I have one domain name already registered. I have http://xx.xx.xx.xx/ but I ...
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One domain and multiple website in folders

I am going to create a network with one domain, e.g. example.com then going to manage my websites in folders. Look below for example: www.example.com/market www.example.com/freebies ...
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How do I check if a domain is blacklisted before buying it?

I found a domain which I'm interested in buying from another person (not a registrar or premium domains site) and I am not sure how to find out if it is blacklisted. I checked http://www.archive.org/ ...
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Is there risk to registering a domain using extension from another country?

I live in the United States. Lets say I want to register a domain name using a domain extension from another country like say for example, Bangladesh (.com.bd). I know that some countries require a ...
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Will pointing a domain name away from an old site to a new site hurt SEO?

I developed a new site for one of my clients and used a new domain name. His old site (made in 1998) is still the #1 hit for our key search term, so we'd like to have that hit point to the new site. ...
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RewriteRule not working for certain URLs

There are a few domains pointing towards the same server, and of course I need them all redirect to only one of them. Redirects work, but only for certain URLs. What works: http://www.domain.com, ...
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Is (was) SEO the only reason to force the www. on domain names?

Following on from a response to the question Force www. on multi domain site and retain http or https - I was wondering if SEO (specifically, avoiding duplicate content penalties) was the only reason ...
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Website opening both on domain name and IP. Is that a problem?

So, http://site.com/ and http://123.321.123.32/ both are displaying a web page. From SEO point there is content duplication issue when both domain and IP displays the same content. This can be solved ...
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Parallel website running a copy of my original website

We have been working on a gaming website. Recently while making note of the major traffic sources, I noticed a website that I found to be a carbon-copy of our website. It uses our logo, and everything ...
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Can I restart my WordPress site without using a different domain name?

I'm getting problems with crawling my site in Google Webmasters Tools. I'm seeing weird URLs that end with my domain, like: /tag/sugar/www.k2ost.com /tag/melody-day/www.k2ost.com and also like ...
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How to move a Tumblr blog without hurting PageRank?

I have a Tumblr blog which I want to move to somewhere else. I don't want my Google visibility resetted after moving. I am thinking to do it this way; 1) I believe Tumblr allows custom domain names. ...
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Changing web hosting companies

I currently have a website with a company who I am not happy with. I have managed to do my own website on a website building company. How do I get that website onto my current domain? What ...
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domain, subdomain and ranking

we have a well ranking site on the domain(e.g. www.test.com) running for 2 years having good PR i.e. 5 and the site having its 400000+ url indexed and then we have a new site on the subdomain(e.g. ...
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Is there any ownership or policies related risk in buying ccTLD of another country? [closed]

I have the following questions: Let us assume that I do not belong to India but I want to buy a .in domain name: Is there a guarantee that I'll never lose the right to own my domain name provided I ...
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Google doesn't show “www” in results

After searching my site on Google I have found that the URL that is shown doesn't contain www at the beginning, why? This is my virtualhost: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName estebancortijo.com ...
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Can I register a domain name that contains a company name or trademark?

I wonder is it legal to register a domain name that contains a company name. For example cococola.cc (considering that this domain name is available). Can I buy and use any domain names that contain a ...
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SEO and alias domain names

What is the best SEO strategy when aliasing several domains to a primary domain, is it "enough" to just set them up as aliases is it better to alias them and setup some kind of rewrite rules to ...
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Are hyphens bad for domain names? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it better to put hyphens in a domain name ? I would just trying to think of a popular website that has hyphens in its domain, and honestly - I was having problems ...
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Blogger not redirecting

I bought a new domain staygeo.com and pointed my blogger blog to gis.staygeo.com. I have checked the box in blogger publishing settings saying Redirect staygeo.com to gis.staygeo.com. Still if I just ...
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Should a domain be accessible via IP as well?

I have a domain which is accessible through the domain name of course. However, it seats on a unique IP, as it is hosted on a VPS. But I can't access it through that unique IP (I'm getting into a ...
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Buying expired domains - what to look for?

I want to purchase a few expired domains, who have some backlinks, but some of those sites have PR of -1 with backlinks which are pretty bad. But what exactly do I need to look for when looking for ...
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Domain reg transfer - will my site go down at all?

My website is hosted on my own server, however the domain is registered with fasthosts and I want to change to a different provider. Will i experience any downtime?
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Where can I register .tw domain extensions? [closed]

I'm currently looking to register the Taiwanese version of my company's domain. Dynadot, doesn't register domains with that extension. I found a few places on the web: Godaddy has them, and a fewer ...