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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.htaccess rewrite when site has multiple domains

I run a university club website which has two three (update: I have recently discovered the third) domains, let's say www.meow.co.uk, foo.uni.ac.uk/bar/meow/ and uni.ac.uk/bar/meow. I'm using the ...
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Why is my DKIM invalid?

When I use http://dkimcore.org/c/keycheck to test my DKIM it says This is not a good DKIM key record. You should fix the errors shown in red. DNS query failed for ...
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keep-alive and domain sharding

My website uses two primary subdomains when users access content. Let's call them a.example.com and b.example.com. Say the textual content is located at a.example.com and the images are at ...
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can i use the word google in my domain of website that checks the traffic and value of any site [duplicate]

I am starting a website similar to www.yourwebsitevalue.com Now my question is can i use the word 'google' in my domain name for this website? Like www.xyzgoogle.com or similar? I will clearly use ...
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WordPress on OpenShift will not load (310 error) without “www.” on mydomain.com in General Settings

I installed a WordPress site on an OpenShift Online [PAAS] account. If I configure WordPress Address & Site Address (in General Settings) both to http:// mydomain.com (without the space; I added ...
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About website domains

If I have example.com/foo, I have a directory of example. But in some cases (as this website too), the address starts with something else, for example blog.example.com. What is the blog. thing named? ...
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Should I use singular or plural nouns in a domain name and why?

Me and a group of people are in the process of choosing a domain name for a future website and we aren't sure whether the noun in the domain name should be plural or singular. Currently we have 2 ...
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Configure Google webmaster console to ignore duplicate subdomain

I have a site hosted on x10hosting. This site is assigned to a free subdomain. example.x10host.com. I have now purchased my own domain: example.com Unfortunately, x10hosting does not seem to allow ...
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Multiple TXT DNS records for domain

Am I allowed to add multiple TXT records for a single domain? I've been asked to add a load of MS= records to domains, but some of the domains already have a TXT record. Can I just add a new TXT ...
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Using subdomain without frame, but keeping sub.domain.com in the address bar?

I'd like to make a download folder on my Server that's accessible via http://download.domain.com/ and host files like file.txt there. This works with a URL frame, but they have to be includable via ...
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What are these domain names called?

Till today, I thought I knew the definition of TLD, SLD, apex domains and so on. But speaking with some people it seems that I'm making confusion. Here's what I think: .com is a top level domain ...
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How to preserve Search Engine Rank after domain change with 301 Redirect?

Before you mark this question a duplicate, read the question properly. I have had a domain http://muzic.asia and because of low quality TLD it's SEO rankings were less (For some keywords it ranked ...
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Providing fake info during domain registration - does it matter?

As you are all most likely aware already all domain registrars ask for your personal information. Such personal information includes: Forename and surname Address information Email address ...
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Copyright infringement for domain based on common keywords

Suppose an adult website adult.com has a copyrighted the trademark Adult™‎. Can anyone register adult.ooo or adult.xyz or registering the domain name adult with any extension would be an infringement ...
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Does anybody know any web hosts that cater for gmail forwarding? [duplicate]

Our organisation currently relies on setting up forwarders with our web host to direct emails sent to (e.g.) @organisation.com to and from gmail accounts. While our current web host allows the option ...
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Is repeating keywords in subdomain useful?

Is repeating keywords in subdomain useful or not? For example my keyword is cars and my domains would look something like this: red.cars.com redcars.cars.com Which would be is better?
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How do you calculate exacty when a domain in pending delete status will become available?

A domain I want is in the "pendingDelete" stage according to WHOIS. I have been monitoring it since "redemptionPeriod", and it entered into pendingDelete five days ago today. After checking a few ...
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Can someone not from Saint Helen buy “.sh” domain?

I am interested in buying a .sh domain, but I am not from Saint Helen. Am I able to buy a .sh domain and is there any rules or regulations that voids me from buying it?
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How do i increase speed of my site by reduce time to fetch dns of my website? [closed]

My website "happyclothing.in" took 5 seconds to load. where it took 2 seconds to fetch the dns . How do i reduce it to 0 second.
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A domain I'm want to register is listed “malicious” — should I be worried?

I've found an interesting domain name that I'm considering about getting, did a Google search, and one of the results on the first page appears to suggest that the former site at the domain name might ...
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Backordering a domain with its current registrar?

I'm eyeing a domain which is currently registered with godaddy, and the owner seems inactive and unlikely to renew the domain. I have already subscribed to a backordering service, but as this is a ...
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I want to buy ***.uk domain in GoDaddy with my Indian address is that possible?

I want to buy ***.uk domain in GoDaddy with my Indian address because I'm not living in UK, When I try to register a domain an error message shows that, Error: To register a .UK domain name, ...
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Setting a preferred domain in Google webmaster tools

I have a site like "example.com". Questions 1: I can access to my site through "example.com" and www.example.com in web browser. Both non www and www version redirects to example.com. So, is it ...
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Domain cloak and redirect shows just the root domain everywhere?

I'm putting up my first website using AlterVista as a hosting. I have bought a second level domain from them with redirect and I am trying to set it right. normally my page would use ...
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Will history of a domain affect rankings for new site?

Bought the domain and initially parked the domain. Google did not rank the domain because it was parked, it has however began to index in the last day or so. My question is will the fact that the site ...
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Domain redirect alias - ranking, indexing, SEO

I have just became a part of the franchise business chain where all the available franchise locations are grouped under the company website. So the structure and the link to my part of the website ...
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Proper way to handle URLs in the form of http://example.com/

On an apache server with a standard setup, when I request a URL in the form of: http://127.0.0.1/.. I receive this error in my log: [Sun Aug 30 22:52:44 2015] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] Invalid ...
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Problem with DNS: getting my host's default page with an error message

I bought a new website, and the company gave me another free domain name, so when I asked for the second they created it and they told me to change the DNS to look like the first one. It's been a ...
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Domain privacy protection - Do it myself

When registering a domain name, there is always the option to buy privacy protection which change the information that is shown in the whois records. Can I offer a "homemade" privacy protection ...
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Best domain for a personal/blogging website?

I'm looking to buy a domain name where I can setup my businesscard/blog/professional matters to be announced. Unfortunately firstname+lastname.com is already taken and it's not for sale. I do have ...
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Is it OK to neglect repeated letters when buying a domain?

If my site’s name consists of two words and the first word ends with the same letter that the second word begins with, for example paperreview.com, is it ok to remove one of the r’s and just have ...
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Company moved eCommerce pages to a subdomain and saw other pages drop in rankings. Related?

At the end of June my company moved our website's ecommerce product pages to a subdomain. The site had previously be consolidated on www.company.com; to improve usability we migrated all ecommerce ...
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How to check whether a domain name is a trademark?

How to check whether the domain name you have chosen conflicts with other trademark existing domain names which you didn't know about. Also, when is it legal to choose similar domain names to other ...
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How to seamlessly transfer a domain (avoid downtime because the previous registrar's nameservers stopped serving DNS records)

I just transferred a domain from GoDaddy to NameCheap.com. There was a period of downtime until I configured the proper settings at NameCheap. During this downtime browsers returned a 408 Request ...
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Domain redirection with momentary “not available” message

To redirect my naked/bare domain to my www domain which is hosted at Heroku, I am using the GoDaddy forwarding feature as mentioned in other posts (Forward to www.mydomain.com, 301 (Perm) redirect, ...
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How can I de-share third level .name domain which would allow me to register the second level domain?

Sometime ago I registered a third level .name domain of the type john.doe.name. I just realised that I could have registered the entire second level domain doe.name, which would grant me control of ...
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Are there any .IR registration restrictions for the US?

Are there any restrictions on buying a .ir (IRAN) domain from the US? Would I be violating any laws?
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Copyright of similar domain names

If I was to create a social network similar to Facebook that was much faster and offers other services that attract users and I bought a domain that is similar to Facebook.com, for example ...
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Can a subdomain interfere with the ranking of a root domain?

We have recently added a free subdomain for SEO purposes. We are getting a high position in searches, but the problem is Google is not showing our main website in some of our keywords any more. I ...
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Domain name registrar which provides an api for registration?

I am looking for a domain name registrar which provides an api for registration. I want to register domain names programmatically. I don't want registrars which sell packages for resellers or ...
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Using two separate DNS servers on the same domain

Why can't you use two separate DNS servers on a domain and update the A Record with where they should go? ns1.domain1.com ns2.domain1.com ns1.domain2.com ns2.domain2.com The goal is to allow the ...
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Unable to update domain, domain is already in use on server

I'm not 100% sure if this will be the best StackExchange community to ask this question and I apologize if it is not. I am trying to configure my GoDaddy Main Account Domain Name but when I try to ...
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Why does deleting host account solve the #0088 error?

To change the host, I switch my nameserver to default in my registrar. However, the new host keeps saying that my domain is hosted on other host and refuses to continue. I have also looked for my ...
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Domain names similar to another

So we have a 4 letter domain name we bought last year but it's been in existence for a decade or longer. One of our competitors has the same name only with a dash in theirs and when searching, they ...
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Why can I access a website through IP address but not by it's domain name?

I'm using CentOS, LAMP and Wordpress.org I have added and edited a virtual host on the apache server. For servername I put the hostname that is output when I typed the command hostname. Now I'm ...
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My domain's DNS is not working and my host says it could take a couple days

I have taken a domain name trickwarehouse.tk and set the name servers of hostinger.in in my domain's DNS. But when I try to access the file manager, I get an error message: Your domain is not ...
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Pointing a subdomain to Github Pages

I set up an Octopress blog on Github Pages at myusername.github.com. I now want blog.myusername.me (which currently has a Wordpress blog set up) to point to this Octopress blog. So I followed the ...
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How should websites handle hostname with trailing dot?

I read this question How can URLs have a dot . at the end, e.g. www.bla.de.? and realise that FQDN should contain a trailing . for the root label of the DNS tree: example.com. instead of example.com ...
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Do all domain name registrar Terms of Service indemnify the registrar for even screwing up registration

I've been reading the Terms of Service for different domain name registrars, and so far I see this worrisome indemnification theme in all of them: They all seem to leave open the right for the ...
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How to make domain point to different server without downtime? [duplicate]

I have a domain name on example.com, which points to their shared hosted server right now. I want this to point to my Linode server. How do I make the domain point to my Linode server without having ...