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 to evaluate a domain name for a UK site: top level domain, number of words, and hyphens

I have 12 domain names for a new business project and I'm looking for advice as to which one is best for SEO and online optimisation strategy: seo-check.co.uk seo-check.com seocheckonline.co.uk ...
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I'm receiving this error when I point my domain names to a new VPS host: “You must enter a registered nameserver”

Why am I getting this error message when I point my domain names from my old host to a new VPS host: knowing that My dns is already registered in my new VPS host!
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Can I get multiple subdomains for different dns?

I have a domain registered with a domain vendor and hosting provider. I tried out with 000webhost as hosting service, so I changed my domain settings to the 000webhost dns addresses. At 000webhost I ...
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Domains and trademarks - is there some legal risk [duplicate]

Suppose there is a trademark called "Rubyblock" and you buy rubyblock.com and name your app "Rubyblock" is there some legal risk? If yes, how do i can check this before to name the app and buy ...
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Is there an SEO benefit in shortening domain names by omitting characters?

For example damnler.com vs damnlr.com. What are the differences in terms of SEO? Do search engines treat these differently in any way?
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www & no-www issue after server migration

I've just changed my web hosting and edited my nameservers, etc. and uploaded the website onto the new hosting servers. This all went fine and without any problems. However, when testing the live site ...
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Cross-domain linking for a multi-nation, multi-language site?

I have a website, that is available in, let's say, 3 countries (with data specific to each country), and provide users the posibility to see every website in each of the 3 primary languages of those ...
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Domains - real differences & advantages between .com | .org | .net [duplicate]

I'm wondering what are main differences and possible advantages between buying domain extensions like: site.com site.net site.org what changes in terms of Page Rank, SEO , Search Engine treatment ...
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What is good traffic for a domain of a non-existing website? [duplicate]

For existing websites, there are already very good answers here. This question is about the ability to measure the "strength" of a domain prior to the actual site being published. I have several ...
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Domain Extensions - redirect from .com or .org to country side domain like .am [duplicate]

i was wondering one thing. Actually .com and all generic domain extensions specifies that the site is available for all countries while country side domain extensions like .fm .mx or .sh specifies to ...
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Getting the redirected page to show up in SERP instead of the target

I have a site that is listed on a sitebuilder site with their own domain which in this example lets call this siteA.com/myaccountnumber/index.html. I've purchased a domain siteB.com and I've setup a ...
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How do my A records have to look like - are these correct?

I'm using some fictional IP addresses here, but the problem is real. My default A Record: * # this is for anysubdomain.example.com, I suppose @ # and this is for example.com www # this is for ...
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Can I register a 3 letter .ly domain?

When searching for a .ly domain under 4 characters long, most registrars respond with: All registrars report "Strings shorter than four symbols long are to be registered directly under .ly ONLY ...
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Can a foreign company take my domain name?

I'm a small U.S. business and a company in China contacted me to say they want to use my domain name as their own and also make it their internet keyword. The name is not trademarked. Don't I have ...
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When seeking to acquire a legacy domain from a site owner, what should I look for in the domain history? [duplicate]

What kinds of things should I look for when seeking to purchase a legacy domain (i.e. a domain previously owned and operated)?
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Tracking multiple subdomains and domains going to the same site, separately in Google Analytics

I have a new site that has multiple top-level domains and subdomains all going to it: www.domain.com, campaign.domain.com, chicago.domain.com, domain2.com - all go to the same site/site directory. ...
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How do keyword spellings in domains and titles affect search engine optimization?

Just had a quick question about the spellings of words in domain names and how search engines like Google interpret them: So for example, if I had a site based on up to the minute deals on various ...
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Country specific website URL for SEO [duplicate]

I am developing a new site and have two domains. One is the .com domain and the other is the country specific .in domain . The market for my products is both in India and and globally and outside of ...
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SEO subdomain as root domain

I'm wondering: suppose I have a website for chicken restaurant and my domain is chicken.com, shouldn't be better to have main site on restaurant.chicken.com as primary domain (root domain) in terms of ...
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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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Is URL consistency important? Can I have multiple URL styles on one website?

I have a website in which the URL structure is mysite.com/Anything_Here/And_Something_Here. I would like to have another section in the same site with ...
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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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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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How can I find a list of backlinks by date for a domain?

I have successfully switched my Site A over to Site B (a legacy domain i purchased). I recently have uncovered some shady link building practices in the Site B link profile. I am trying to find all ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What are the steps to ensure that if you die, your hosting & domain will live on?

Assuming you are micro independent software vendor (MISV) or one man web shop (OMWS), how do you reduce your Bus Factor? In my specific case, I'm supporting a few websites that takes me a few ...
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Switching domain and hosting providers - questions about email [duplicate]

I'm building a new website for a friend. He is switching from his old hosting provider and domain agent to new ones. He has six email accounts under his domain name and it's fairly important his ...
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Domain registrar saying they cannot add TXT record

I have been adding SPF records to the sites I host on my VPS. I create the record in each accounts CPanel, then add it as a TXT records in that account's related DNS registrars control panel. ...
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DNS zone record pointing to two different IP Addresses [closed]

I know this had been already ask a couple of times but all the answer I find doesn't seem to work.(See More: http://webmasters.stackexchange.com/a/50103/33973) What A or CNAME DNS Zone Records should ...
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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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Pre-registering a second level gTLD domain name: what rules apply when collision happens?

Pre-registrations of second level domain names are open for a good number of the new gTLDs, and one can pre-register with many different operators. But let's say I'd like to pre-register a ...
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Cannot access the subdomain all the time

I created a new subdomain: blog.example.com. Sometimes, the blog is accessible without any problems, but other times it's not, just like now at this moment (14-Nov-2013 12:57 PM Lebanon Local Time). ...
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Nameservers and migrating a VPS

I am primarily a front end developer who has been tasked with upgrading my companies VPS. As far as I understand, this is just the process of obtaining a new VPS with WHM/CPanel and then migrating ...
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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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SEO for duplicate sites with multiple domain extensions

I am running business in different nations and I got domains for example www.mydomain.com www.mydomain.us www.mydomain.ca www.mydomain.uk www.mydomain.com.au So, if I run same website with same ...
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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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What happens to my pre-paid period if I change registrars?

I have a domain at registrar A and it is indicated that I have it payed until 2016. If I transfer it to registrar B today, will I have to pay again for the from now to 2016 period?