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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (3)

2
votes
0answers
219 views

Why are .io domain names so expensive? [closed]

The TLD .io is significantly more expensive than traditional TLDs, such as .com: Why is there such a price difference? How is the pricing for domains determined?
4
votes
2answers
286 views

Is it possible to use domain forwarding with masking without the use of iframe?

I never noticed this before, but one of my sites has domain forwarding with masking enabled, which is adding an iframe to wrap the site. This is bad for SEO and bad for responsive design. Is it ...
2
votes
1answer
64 views

Would moving my site to a new domain host fix a spam blacklisting?

I noticed my domain was listed on the blacklist site, Fabelsources. According to the first paragraph of the information I looked up, it said: Someone or something on your network sent spam to the ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

When .buy gtld available for registration?

I want to register a .buy gtld, When will it be available for registration ? Or can I block the domain name by paying some amount ? If so, Where can I do ?
0
votes
0answers
53 views

How to redirect all pages and all subdomains of a domain to the home page of another domain

I have an domain (www.aaa.com) and an alias (www.bbb.com). The alias domain points to the aaa.com domain, but that's not what I want. I want www.bbb.com to point to www.ccc.com. I have the following ...
0
votes
2answers
59 views

What are the best SEO practices when changing domain names?

I'm using the Yoast SEO plugin on a WordPress site on a new, more memorable domain to replace an old static HTML site with no SEO. I've followed Google's documentation for moving a site, set up 301 ...
0
votes
0answers
53 views

Setting up email in a domain without hosting and MX record

I have a Github user page which I wanted to park a domain on it. I also would like to be able to use my email address from my domain; however my NIC doesn't provide mx record changing, it only ...
2
votes
1answer
45 views

Allow third party to use domain subdirectory without risk to your server

If you have a live site on example.com, is it possible to allow third-parties to set up their own site at example.com/project1, example.com/project2 etc without subjecting your server to risk? I ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

Unresponsive registrar

We have a domain that was bought through www.activeregistrar.com several years ago by a previous employee. All the domain does not expire until late next year, we have moved host and need to update ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Web domain verification for SSL certificate

I set up a 'Google app for work' account and in that process brought a domain name 'ahkhan.name' from eNom Inc. After that, i bought a website builder account from goDaddy, and now I want to install ...
2
votes
1answer
371 views

How was a domain in clientRenewProhibited state able to be renewed?

I'm trying to get a domain. It has the following statuses: Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited Domain Status: ...
1
vote
1answer
50 views

Change main domain name in cPanel

Is it possible to change main domain name? I added a new domain name as addon domain, but the problem now is that the site isn't working on the new domain but when I enter the existing, there shows a ...
3
votes
2answers
99 views

Which subdomains can I use when I register a UK domain (.co.uk, .ac.uk, etc)?

I can register a .uk domain, does this mean I can set any subdomain I like infront of it including .co? Or even .ac? Wouldn't this mean that anyone can get an .ac.uk domain by just having ac as a ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Any suggestions for overcoming registrar's barriers to transferring out domains?

The registrar for some of my domains and my clients' domains, Arvixe, has put up a new domain admin page without links for removing private registration and obtaining authorization codes. After asking ...
1
vote
2answers
72 views

Domain name including city name or country name

I am interested whether it is legally possible for a private person to register a domain name which includes city or country name extended by other phrases? Such as carservicecityname.com or ...
3
votes
2answers
80 views

Unwanted results in Search Results from Domains we control

I'm not sure how to word this. But basically when you search our company's name, some of our clients are coming up in the results. That alone is strange because we don't have any links outbound to ...
4
votes
1answer
63 views

How does domain transfer work when you have pre-paid years in advance?

If I have a domain that has 10 years of paid service, how does that work with domain transfer? Let's say I bought 10 years on GoDaddy, and I'm transferring to namecheap. Is this registrar specific, if ...
5
votes
1answer
108 views

crossdomain.xml file - is it bad?

I have crossdomain.xml in document root of my site with the following contents: <?xml version="1.0"?> <!DOCTYPE cross-domain-policy SYSTEM "http://www.macromedia.com/xml/dtds/cross-domain-...
3
votes
2answers
54 views

How can I target specific countries with global site under gTLD using sub-directory for each targeted country?

We're building a global platform for a large client who want a range of sites targeting different countries all hosted under a single gTLD, so domain.com/uk will be a UK-specific site, domain.com/fr ...
2
votes
2answers
80 views

Can I use AdSense with a domain that contains trademarks?

I just landed in the world of writing Blogs and doing the SEOs; I was looking to set up a nice blog having most target keywords and all other things. Luckily I was able to book a domain name having ...
1
vote
1answer
32 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
23 views

Does website registration location affect google searches?

Let's say I register a .com domain name from a physical address somewhere in Europe. Would that affect the way google lists my website for people in the US, as opposed to if I register from a US ...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

Godaddy: domain path doesn't work

I've read quite a few questions here and I got a better idea about my issue: With forward + masking in godaddy you only see your domain and don't see the path. This is what I initially did. My issue ...
1
vote
1answer
46 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
44 views

My subdomains to a folder won't work

I'm trying to host a WordPress network. Though, the network doesn't work with the built-in WordPress subdomain redirection, that's why I create directly the subdomains at my host (legtux.org, a free ...
2
votes
2answers
66 views

Can't verify URL in Google Webmaster Tools

I want to verify my URL with Google Webmaster tools but it wouldn't let me, I've tried various methods but none seem to work and the reason maybe, that the URL forwards to a different domain. I have a ...
1
vote
0answers
55 views

Handling the HTTP Host header with what status code?

After finding out that the environment variables HTTP_HOST and HTTP_SERVER return the same values on my server, I made a patch for apache that fixes it, but I'm wondering if I returned the correct ...
1
vote
2answers
48 views

Generic or brandable name for blog

This question looked like a duplicate, but it's actually talking about domains in general which may include company domains. My question is about blog domains. And all the answers in that question ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

I have my RSA key now what. (onion domain)

I am using Freedom Hosting to run a hidden service. Its nothing big, just want to work on a small little website me and my friends will use. I followed a guide on how to generate a key using scallion....
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Will there be conflict if there is two account with the same domain?

What will happen if more than one account on the same server is using the same domain? For instance in shared hosting, I have two user using the same domain name (Add-ons). Since this two accounts are ...
1
vote
0answers
13 views

When can I Register a Domain Name that's expired? [duplicate]

A domain name I've been eyeing, has not been renewed by it's registrant this year. The domain was with godaddy.com all these years. According to godaddy's documentation: Day 43 We assign the ...
1
vote
1answer
180 views

Can I host non-adult content on a .xxx domain

For example, I can I put up a personal blog on user58113.xxx? What are the legitimate challenges that I might face: Will Google treat my site as adult even though it is not? Will many ISPs block me ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

IIS Management Console doesn't see the share on other domain: Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password

Web server (W2008) is in domain1, I configured a web site to use a network share in domain2 with a username/password of domain2. I don't have admin rights on the NAS server but only on my share. there ...
2
votes
1answer
44 views

Better to create multiple related niche blogs or one blog that contains all related niches?

I am finding it difficult to decide whether having small blog sites under specific domains is better than having one blog site that contains several sections about the subcategories of the main topic. ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

My registrar blocked my account and will not release my domain name. How should I register it with other registrars? [duplicate]

I have registered a .buzz domain and after a week my registrar, blocked my account and changed the who-is info and name servers. When I got in touch with them, they told me that because they cannot ...
1
vote
3answers
63 views

rel=“canonical” change ranking

Ok we have a website that is ranking number1 for a VERY NICE keyword. We would prefer if a different website gets that top spot. Question Lets refer to the site that is ranking nr1 as site1 we want ...
1
vote
1answer
105 views

What Should I do when my registrar steal my domain name? [closed]

I have registered a .buzz domain and after a week my registrar, GoDaddy, blocked my account and changed the who-is info and name servers. When I got in touch with them, they told me that because ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

Buy new domain, how remove already indexed pages?

I buy a old domain name and I am going to start new blog on it. Currently, it has more than 100 pages indexed by Google. How to remove all of them before start my site?
1
vote
1answer
91 views

How to solve error: Missing return tags hreflang in multilanguage website

I have a multilanguage website, which has the following properties: It does not have a .com/ page, it always usex suffixes for every language, i.e. example.com/es, example.com/en, etc. I have ...
3
votes
1answer
62 views

How to have domain point to github pages?

So I have a domain registered with 1&1 and I recently decided to create my website using GitHub pages. I added as GitHub told me to, but how can I make my domain point to my GitHub page?
0
votes
1answer
32 views

How can I find the owner of a specific domain?

I found a domain which I would like to purchase. The website on the domain was last modified on 1998 and contains a single mail address. Obviously I tried to contact the owner by mail without success. ...
1
vote
0answers
377 views

How to use cloudflare with hostinger.in

I am using both cloudflare and hostinger now. In domain I updated nameservers to that of cloudflare. I use hostinger to host the domain. After I updated, in hostinger it said Your domain is not ...
2
votes
1answer
67 views

.ES Domains and WHOIS information

I am interested in registering a .es domain - but what will show up on a WHOIS? thelettervsixtim.es for example seems to only list the name and email. Same with itun.es, and others like broni.es, etc....
1
vote
1answer
32 views

Most common routes between subdomains that generate revenue in Google Analytics

I need to be able to track revenue from the most frequent routes between multiple hostnames (let's call them foo.domain.tld and bar.domain.tld) in my google analytics account. For example, if someone ...
3
votes
3answers
98 views

Is it bad to add “the” to domain name if the domain name is not avaliable? (Updated)

I am designing a website that is like an online magazine about a product and unfortunately product.com is not available and is parked however theproduct.com and productmagazine.com are available. Is ...
1
vote
2answers
268 views

Email-prevalent domain, .xyz vs .email

Last month I got a .email domain with plans to become my primary email address, I like it because that gTLD clearly states the purpose, but after a month long test I have some doubts. Lots of email ...
6
votes
1answer
220 views

When does an expired domain become available for others to register?

I'm trying to purchase a domain name that was registered and apparently already expired. This is its status: Status: clientHold http://www.icann.org/epp#clientHold Status: clientTransferProhibited ...
2
votes
3answers
166 views

In general, does the TLD matter for SEO?

I have to choose between my keyword + an uncommon TLD and my keyword with a prefix/suffix + .com. In general, is there a difference for SEO? I think some TLDs like .co are confirmed to rank lower. ...
3
votes
1answer
66 views

Is there a way to keep my email subdomain at mail.example.com?

I've pointed it at the Google app servers, and unfortunately that means a redirect to mail.google.com. Is there a way to avoid that redirect and allow me to browse email at mail.example.com? Will I ...
1
vote
2answers
85 views

The individual that registered the .net domain for our company can't be contacted, how can we regain control over the domain name?

I built a website for a client, who insisted on managing the domain themselves. I think it was owned by the maker of their previous site. Anyway they now want me to take control of the domain, but ...