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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Can I redirect all links to a live site to a test one?

I have been asked to sort out a web site for a society, which has been dropped by the previous person who looked after it. The pages etc are full of direct references to the live site URL - and I ...
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Why would you want to own just the MX rights to a website?

I acquired an existing small website not too long ago. When I went to register the domain on google apps, it turned out the domain was already registered and I would need to contact whoever had ...
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Change domain name without changing host/server

I want to change a website's domain name and while looking up best practices, the resources I read assume I'm moving the website to a new server or hosting, without going in to why. They basically ...
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Thoughts on .com, .info or .net (and hyphens) for a space-related educational/informative website aimed at children [closed]

I'm in the process of planning a website aimed at children in the fields of space and things relating to the topic. The website is aimed at children in the 7-13 years range, although it may appeal to ...
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My domain stopped working, can you help me find out where I bought it?

Back in 2008 I bought my domain name sogaard.us, and it has worked fine since then, but this Friday I stopped receiving emails and today I found out that my website on the domain is not responding. ...
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Tumblr disabled custom domain for using CloudFlare

I have a Tumblr blog which uses a custom domain. Yesterday I tried to add CloudFlare to it which was a terrible mistake. Apparently Tumblr does not support Cloudflare and will therefore disable ...
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How To Upload Files To Server Without Domain Pointing To Nameserver

I am planning on migrating my website from one server to another. Since this website is for my business, I don't want there to be a time frame where customers will land on an empty page. I tried ...
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Website domain name is very low in google search [duplicate]

Our website domain name (or keywords combinations) is very low in google search and we don't know why. The domain is active for more then a year with low social activity. Any advice?
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Domain name benefit in SEO

I have read so many posts here but no one is able to give me satisfied answer. My main question : Is domain name related to my pages content can help me to boost SEO fast? For ex: If I will have ...
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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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How can I use a competitor's domain that I purchased?

I have a company website for our Internet agency for over 5 years. It holds blog posts, content pages, and our portfolio mainly. One of our biggest competitors, with mainly the same company ...
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SEO: Integrating keywords with domain names

I have some questions regarding SEO and the best use of keywords in conjunction with corresponding domain names, and I thought it'd be best to pose the questions in the form of an example: Let's say I ...
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SEO consequences for merging country sites in a .com

I am in the process of refactoring a number of rental portals I've built for a company with locations in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Instead of the current setting of each ...
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How do I make it clear to Google that my domain name contains `www` like www.wwwexample.com?

I've noticed that domain names containing www (e.g., http://www.wwwexample.com) sometimes are ranked lower in search results. I have also noticed that Google assumes it to be www.example.com. For ...
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Register a .ca domain from the US — proxy service

We are a US-based business and interested in registering a .ca domain. I understand the Canadian Presence Requirements for Registrants - CIRA (www.cira.ca/assets/Documents/Legal/Registrants/CPR.pdf). ...
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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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How do I access subdirectories from a URL Frame

I'm using Namecheap as my registrar, and I'm hosting my page with Microsoft Azure using a linux instance. The page is hosted at <mysite>.cloudapp.net. If I change the CNAME www record within ...
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Can having domain reg. + hosting with the same company make for a faster loading website?

Curious to know if there is / can be any slowdown from having one's domain name registered with one company, but hosted with another. I'm guessing the answer is either: "Not necessarily", given ...
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Subdomain of subdomain? How is it possible?

I saw a subdomain of a subdomain:  meta.unix.stackexchange.com How is it possible? Because in hosting/dns providers I only can configure subdomains, not subdomains of subdomains, i.e.: ...
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Can I point a domain to a specific folder in the host?

let's assume I have two domains (one already set) and one host. I want to the second domain point to a specific folder in the host so that when you access domain2.com it points to host/myfolder so ...
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Should I use industry related terms when choosing a domain name for best SEO results? [closed]

I am going to create new website. I will do onpage & Offpage SEO both. I just want to know that how should I choose domain name? Which domain will have more SEO effect? Like If I am going to ...
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Can I brand a subdomain as a separate project?

I've a very interesting domain: ink. I have a project ready to launch on that. However ink.can be mutated into l.ink., a subdomain for an unrelated project. So main domain and subdomain would be ...
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How does copying website pages and content but changing CSS affect SEO?

I have a media site that has thin content, I'd like to copy the pages to various domains I own. On the sites that will be receiving the duplicate content the CSS will be changed in various ways from ...
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Do promotional domain registration & hosting packages mean they own the domain?

I want to buy a year of hosting with GoDaddy that includes a free domain name. So what happens after one year if I want to keep my domain but change the hosting? Does my domain name belong to GoDaddy ...
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How to do a .io tld registry domain transfer to a friend

I've a domain with nic.io registry. The domain is directly under registry control and not with any registrar. I need to transfer the domain to one of my friends, I've looked everywhere but could not ...
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{domain}.com not available. What is best for SEO: {domain}blog.com or {domain}.net? [duplicate]

If a domain is not available in its .com extension. What is best from a SEO perspective? Use the .net extension, or add a word (such as blog) and register the .com domain.
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Can different properties be on multiple domains or should everything be centralized on one?

In my case, I have a web design project for a funeral home. On their property they have a funeral home (for services, offices, ...) and a large cemetery also. Additionally, they own three more ...
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Multiple language domain name, seo keywords in both english and spanish [duplicate]

I just thought about instead of having two websites with two different languages. Have 1 website with the same keyword except in both english and spanish. I need to know a few things: how does this ...
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Unknown subdomains pointing to my domain name

About 6 months ago I purchased the domain name example.net. Today I was trying to go to my control panel at example.net/cpanel but accidentally went to cpanel.example.net. I found a completely ...
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Is it necessary to run own DNS server?

I would like to buy a second-level domain name (e.g. example.com) and I will run web server on my own machine (named www, having public IP address). Is this sufficient for my machine to be accessible ...
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Implenting an SSL certificate for DynDns

I need help in implementing an SSL Certificate. We have a DynDns host which is linked to our Dynamic Public IP. We want to implement an SSL certificate from a Public CA for our DynDns address. Do I ...
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When should I add a subdomain to my website?

I'm working on the correction of a website. To keep it simple I added a subdomain to it and use it to install the template I was working on. Now - after fininshing the work, I'm thinking about keeping ...
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How to point Google Apps subdomain to external websites?

I have registered for a domain in Google Apps. It is automatically registered with GoDaddy. I was wondering how can I make a subdomain point to my blog: blog.example.com => myname.blogspot.com ...
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SEO friendly way of linking/redirecting 2 domains to 1 - shoes example ;)

Suppose I have a shoe shop with website: example.com. I generate some traffic, but only 10 visitors per week. I then realize that green shoes are very popular and what everybody searches for. Of ...
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How to redirect my brand new domain to Dlinkddns.com

Today I bought a domain from GoDaddy for my personal usage. I'm trying to forward requests from the domain to a DlinkDDNS account with no success so far. https://account.dlinkddns.com:port works ...
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Buying a domain name directly from the registry

I bought a .io domain through Namecheap. I foolishly let my registration expire however, and now Namecheap wants an extortionate fee to reinstate it. I am not in a super urgent hurry to get my site ...
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Trademark a Domain .ORG when Another Domain .COM Exists Prior and Provides the Same Service

I registered xxxx.ORG (and a few other TLDs for xxxx). The xxxx.COM was already taken. The xxxx.COM was registered many years ago before I registered my xxxx.ORG and is providing the same service I am ...
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Plesk - Add new domain to new dedicated server

I have just get a new dedicated server running on Windows Server 2008 with Parallels Plesk 12 installed. It is my very first time deal with dedicated server. So, how can I add a new purchased domain ...
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Using one IP for Nameserver like NS1 and NS2

Please I like to know why I can't use my one IP on my nameserver like: ns1.mydomain.com = 67.111.78.12 ns2.mydomain.com = (but the IP could be assigned here)
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Is it possible to refer our old domain name in Google search results if someone search my new domain name?

We moved our site to a new domain. Is it possible that the results that appear when someone Google our previous name, also appear when someone Google our new name?
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Changed DNS server for my domain and now host displays “waiting registry domain creation ack”

I changed the DNS server for my ".it" domain name which is managed by OVH. Now the DNS change operation is on hold with a waiting registry domain creation ack message. What does this message mean? ...
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I just registered a domain with a specific CPC, would irrelevant content decrease that CPC?

The domain I just registered the last week shows CPC of $5.34. I want to make use of the domain. If the domain is related to business and the content I created is related to some dating tips, ie, ...
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Selling my unused domain 'example.com' to the trademark holder and owner of 'example.net'

I registered a domain example.com many years ago and had intentions of developing it into a social networking site, but then I got busy with other projects. I recently realized that example.net is a ...
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If I purchase a “.in” domain name but do not live in India, could I risk losing it in the future?

Let's assume that I am not a citizen of 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 pay the domain registration ...
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How can I make sure my website will be available during a presentation?

I have an online presentation to do next week and I have it all ready to go. The website is HTML and CSS only (no DB), and currently resides on my shared hosting account. Now, although my shared ...
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Using a ccTLD as top domain with country subdirectories

We are an Irish company and currently have a .ie domain for our main website with two other ccTLDs for our international sites - .co.uk and .nl (they are slightly different domain names as they were ...
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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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Is it better to put hyphens in a domain name?

Both in terms of SEO and user friendliness, is it better to put hyphens in a multi-words domain name or not ? For example, is www.stackoverflow.com better than www.stack-overflow.com ?
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SEO + international sites? country.domain.com or domain.country?

is it better to have seperate country specific domains (which costs more money) or subdomains which define the country, for better SEO? eg. stackoverflow.com stackoverflow.com.au ...
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How do I change an existing custom domain with Blogger to a new custom domain

I have a Blogger site which has a custom domain which I want to move one old domain to new. Let's pretend this is old-domain.com and new-domain.com. I want to: Preserve my search engine ranking as ...