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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Different web domains SEO and PageRank

Which are differences between buying domains such as: .me .be .li .cn.com .ar.com .eu.com .com In terms of SEO and page ranking? What's the main differences between mysite.com and mysite.be or ...
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How do you check on domain availability when it ends in ga.us, ny.us, or something else like that?

I saw a related post, but I need to be 100% sure that would apply in this case: http://serverfault.com/questions/161842/how-would-i-go-about-getting-a-domain-like-lu-re Try looking ...
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Is it a bad idea to use a domain hack for my personal website name?

I want to create a personal webpage for info about myself (potentially for employment or other contact purposes), but the .com extension for my intended name is already taken. The name I want ends in ...
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I registered a domain name — how can I point it to my DynDNS host?

How can I host a website from my home machine? I have a DynDNS address so that even if my external IP changes, the machine is accessible. Lets say, for example, the machine is accessible at ...
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Domain recovery prevention

I'm in a situation where I've done a website for a client and the year is up and their annual renewal is due. They've decided they don't want to renew with me, which I don't have a problem with and ...
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Advantages of country TLD vs. .com

I want to get a domain for my site. The site's topic would be about Vienna, but the content will be in English. I was thinking, if I should get .com domain or .at domain. .at is both much cheaper ...
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SEO: Is it ever good to use subdomains? [duplicate]

I just built a site that I split up as follows: www.MAINDOMAIN.com --> a landing page the redirects you to one of the following pages blog.MAINDOMAIN.com --> a blog ...
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Will running an Azure website on a subdomain of azurewebsites.net hurt SEO compared to buying a domain?

When hosting a website on azure websites I have two options: Be a cheapskate and go for the free option without a domain. I would then setup web forwarding with my domain registrar from my domain to ...
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What's the purpose of unique webserver names?

Previously I would set the name servers of a domain to what the hosting company told me (e.g. ns1.hostingcompany.com). I've now started buying domains from a company that lets you make your own ...
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Having good domain name and using domain aliases (I use notlong)?

I use only free servers and after creating my website I decided to make access to that domain by simple domain name . I decided to use domain alias notlong service The second advantage of using ...
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Online Email client for a just a domain name with no associated hosting setup?

I have a domain name that has its CNAME and A record pointed to a Shopify site. I want to set up an email client to send and receive emails using my domain name. I have looked into Zoho but it ...
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How to find out when a “example.NAME” domain was registered on?

I am attempting to obtain the registry records of a .name domain - I have tried using who.is to obtain details of whom has registered this practical domain and when was it created and when will it ...
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Alternative to GoDaddy's ConsoliDate feature (change domain expiration date)

I've been using GoDaddy to manage about 50 domain names for a few years, but recently decided to move (probably to namecheap) because of the elephant killing incident. One GoDaddy's feature I like a ...
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Suggest that Googlebot read “dezign” as “design”

I used the spelling "dezign" instead of "design" many times in my website -- even in my domain name. Is there any way to suggest that Googlebot read "dezign" word as "design" with correct spelling?
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Is it good to buy multiple domains for competitive reasons?

I am attempting to convince the higher ups at my company that spending $55 to renew one domain for a year is bad when they end up having 3-4 domains names for one website. They're reasoning for ...
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Setting cookies only on the naked domain

As far as I know, one can set a cookie for example.com and not .example.com and then the cookie will only be visible on example.com and not sub.example.com. Is this true? I have set a cookie on a test ...
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Adding a user specific website to a domain

I just got a domain (first time) and set it up with Google Apps. I was wondering if it was possible to set up personal websites for individual users on the domain using notation such as abc@xyz.com ...
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How to set default CNAME subdomain for an URL

I created a free website in Google Sites and bought a new URL, www.example.com, from Go Daddy and configured CNAME subdomain www to my Google Site. If I enter www.example.com in any browser it opens. ...
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Read-only cross origin domain request

Is it possible to allow read-only access in a CORS header? I want JS from two websites to be capable of verifying each other, but not altering each other.
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What can I do to contact a domain owner?

A few months ago, I found a perfect .com domain name for a website I'm working on. Bad news: it was taken. Good news: It was set to expire on January 12, 2012. It's not a premium name or anything ...
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Prevent Google Indexing SubDomains

I have cPanel Hosting with only 1 IP. I'm in the process of pointing all my TLDS over to this server. I have created 'Addon Domains' and all the folders from which it creates are located in sub ...
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CO.CC domains SEO disadvantages [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Google penalize .me or .tv sites? There is a free domain service http://www.co.cc . We can setup DNS settings at co.cc . But is there any SEO disadvantages for ...
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Domain forwarding (GoDaddy) - Forward only / Forward with masking

I am trying to configure my domain to forward to my app engine application. For the forwarding I can choose from "forward only" and "forward with masking". Assume my domain is called "myDomain.com" ...
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Transferring a domain to another registrar and downtime

I have a domain A redirecting (301) to another domain B. If I take the domain A to another registrar, what will happen with the site content? How much time will it be without showing the content?
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How do I tell who manages the domain when registrar = registrant

I am trying to track down the owner and/or domain host with a view to buying a specific domain. Fairly standard BUT, the registrant name is a person and they are also the registrar. No email details ...
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Finding the expiration date of a domain?

Is there a way to find the expiration date of a ".id.au" domain? I can't seem to find any information on any .id.au domain I search on.
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Is there a way to forward emails associated with a domain without a mail server?

A client owns example1.com but wants to also purchase example2.com and have it point to their original site at example1.com. No problem there. But they also want any emails going to example2.com to be ...
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.htaccess redirection for my domain?

I have a site that has been hit hard with Penguin and Panda. So hard I have put up another domain and installed a CMS and rewritten the content the page has a good PageRank but was hit hard with ...
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Nginx Reverse Proxy for Tumblr

I'm currently trying to set up a reverse proxy redirecting a domain to a tumblr blog. I've set up NGinx using this Gist. My nginx configuration looks like so: upstream tumblr { server ...
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Transfer Domain settings from hosting to own server

At my workplace, we have a pretty messed up setup for our website, say domain.com, that was earlier hosted with another company, say hostingCompany1 At hostingCompany1, there are 2 control panels: ...
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How do I best communicate that my website is shutting down?

I am at a crossroads. I have received an offer for my domain name that I am likely going to accept. It's something that has not been under active development for a long while, but still has some ...
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How to add domain to hosting?

I created a hosting (free) and register a free domain at another site. How to configure it to work site. Hosting says: Please change the DNS of your domain to the following and allow 24-48 hours ...
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Google does not auto complete my website's name

When I type in my website's name into Google it gives all other competing websites names but never autocompletes mine. Did the other sites buy the autocomplete option from Google? My website is ...
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New domains websites not under another domains directory Plesk 11

i am trying to build up my new server and found some strange behaviour in the hosting configuration. I created a user for my websites and logged in. Then i created my first domain entry webspace1.com. ...
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How to see the domain list registered daily country or server wise?

Can someone tell me about listing of domains at daily basis with country name or any other specification like server name or any others ? I just wanted a majorly lists of domain which one daily ...
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which domain is better for SEO purpose? [duplicate]

i'm building a website to convert PSD files to PNG and i have two options to choose a domain: convert-psdtopng.com convertpsdpng.com I need the word convert to be there too. Which one do you ...
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SEO: 301 redirects and canonical tag

from the book "Art of SEO": 301s carry cross-domain functionality, meaning you can redirect a page at Domain1.com to Domain2.com and carry over those search engine metrics. This is not ...
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Redirect domains single pages and maintain url

I have several domain names that need to point to individual pages on a single host and still maintain the URL. For example: examplesite1.com needs to point at mainsite.com/examplesite1.php but ...
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Nameserver Issues

I have a dedicated server on which I host my websites via cpanel. The domain registrar is a uk hosting company. Now, I want to move to a cloud VMware server with another company. My server and cpanel ...
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What is the general practice for country TLD subdomains

I'm trying to launch a website application that will focus on cities around the world, whereby TLD for each countries will be used. For example: www.website.de - Germany www.website.cn - China ...
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Cloudflare is it safe?

I am thinking of signing up with cloud flare, but since i'm not very familiar with the technical side of things, I wanted to ask here first. How safe is it to sign up with services, like cloud flare? ...
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Why subdomains of Blogspot/WordPress like sites are treated as different domains or sites?

As I know, maps.google.com or mail.google.com all comes under the same domain and its all are subdomain. Entire web treats these subdomain as the part of main domain and they have same Alexa rank, ...
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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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How can I hide whois information?

Is it possible to hide ownership of a domain, so i won't show up on whois searches for domains I own, even if you know where to look?
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Is it possible to transfer a domain without a “gap” in Whois privacy protection?

I currently own several domains on which I am using a Whois privacy protection service to hide my personal details. In the near future, I would like to transfer some of these domains to a different ...
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How do I register a domain name, but keep who I am secret?

Over the years I've seen a number of owner proxy services, but have never used one, and have no idea if they work; or for that matter if there's any legal risk to using them, such as making easier to ...
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Can I submit a private domain registration to bing

I have a private domain registration. Is there any way to submit to Bing without disclosing personal details?
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Private registration of “.co” domains, is it possible?

I've registered a lot of domains in the past and have always usually purchased the additional service to make them have private whois info (e.g. domains by proxy) Today I registered two new ".co" ...
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SEO non-English domain name advice

I'm starting a website, that is meant for a non-English region, using an alphabet that is a bit different than that of English. Current plan is as follows. The website name, and the domain name, will ...
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Pointing a parked subdomain to a real subdomain

I have two registered domains. Say the domains are originaldomain.com and parkeddomain.com. parkeddomain.com points to originaldomain.com. I also have a few subdomains in originaldomain.com, and I ...