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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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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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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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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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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Migrating a website to a new server and content management system but keeping domain: What will happen to our Google rank?

We are currently in the process of launching a new website in my non-profit organisation; our old web site that has been around since the end of the 90's will be replaced by a Squarespace site. Now, ...
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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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Domain Name Not resolving with webhost nameservers and without www

Searched all over and tried playing with httpd.conf , nothing works. The domain name can be resolved with www.domain.com but without www its does not resolve. Advice for A Records does not work. I ...
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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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Domain still points to old web werver after deleting domain account

Yesterday, I set up an account with Example-Host.com along side with a free domain name from Example-Domains.com. I found out that my WordPress site's Admin is only compatible with >= PHP 5.3 and the ...
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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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How to remove CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED status from my domain name

I need help on how to get register.com to remove the CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED status from my domain name so I can transfer it. Please what do I need to do? Thanks.
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Choosing a Domain for SEO

I am building a new website and I have a couple domains to choose from. For SEO what are tips for choosing a good domain? For instance which, in SEO terms, would be better: ...
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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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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 ...
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What are the potential disadvantages to registering a website in someone else's name and address?

This is kind of a follow-up to this question: Is it necessary to be a US resident or citizen to register a domain name in the US? To narrow the scope of the question, please assume that trust with ...
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Is it necessary to be a US resident or citizen to register a domain name in the US?

My father who lives in Europe (and is not American) wants to create a .com website to host some of his work. A friend of his thought it might be best for his business (the site would serve ...
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Preserving search engine rankings when old domain name is lost

We have a client with the unfortunate situation of losing access to their current domain name "A". We've just finished finished setting their website up on domain "B". Both websites on "A" and "B" ...
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Change of domain name

I have a the following case. A client of mine had a domain name (registered to his company), but anyways the domain was arbitrated by another company that won it. The problem is that now we can't ...
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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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New domain keep pointing back to old server

I am migrating my domain to a new host, 000webhost.com. but it keeps pointing back to my old hosting, biz.nf every time I tried to access it. I know there is a DNS propagate of 24-48 hours, but my ...
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Difference between forwarding and redirecting in GoDaddy?

I have a GoDaddy account with a domain and hosting, and I see that I can forward the subdomains in https://dcc.godaddy.com/ or redirect subdomains in Hosting->Settings->"URL Redirects". What's the ...
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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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How do I go about assigning my computer to my domain name?

I've just registered a domain name, just to test how uploading a website works (I've made heaps, but never uploaded one), and I am unsure of where to go next. I wish to use my own personal computer ...
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should i set up email adress with host or registrar?

I own a website with godaddy.com and have an email address set up with them that came for free when i bought the domain name. they charge for any additional email addresses and they also charge to ...
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Having a domain with the name “Google” in it

I have a domain name "GooglePlayStall.com". I want to know, will Google penalize me for using their name in domain? I want to make this site as a "Fan version" of "GooglePlay". I will pick ...
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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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How do I decide which domain name will rank better for my keywords?

If I want to target the keyword phrases "make fun", "make fun of", and "how to make fun of", which is the best domain to choose of the following three and why? makefun.com makefunof.com ...
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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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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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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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Can't have CNAME for domains root, using noip to point to static host

I'm aware that I'm unable to have a CNAME as the domains root under the ruling 3.6.2 of RFC 1034, however I'm using noip to point to a static hostname. Currently I have www pointed to my noip static ...
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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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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 ...
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Freenom (.tk, .ml, cf) to dedicated server

I have a dedicated debian 7 server with a website on it using apache2. *How do I point mydomain.tk to my website? There is an option to "redirect" to an existing URL but how to do it the "clean" way ...