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)

6
votes
0answers
9k views

Where can I download list of all .com domains registered in the world [closed]

I just need registered .com domain names. I know this list is available at: http://www.verisigninc.com/en_US/products-and-services/domain-name-services/grow-your-domain-name-business/tld-zone-...
5
votes
4answers
5k views

Should I host my site with the same company I bought a domain from?

I feel like I heard advice once upon a time that one should split these "services" between two companies. I cannot for the life of me figure out why this should be. For example, what would the ...
5
votes
3answers
489 views

Why Google says that “www.domain.com” is different from “domain.com”?

In Google webmasters tool, there is mentioned that www.domain.com is different from domain.com, and the webmaster is asked to get sure that the correct one is in action there to get the reports. Why ...
5
votes
2answers
270 views

Multiple top level domains - should I redirect/rewrite or leave them?

I have a website which has many top level domains e.g. mywebsite.com mywebsite.org mywebsite.co.uk mywebsite.org.uk The website is advertised as mywebsite.org.uk. But I expect lots of people will ...
5
votes
4answers
16k views

What are the reasons not to use a .us domain name? [closed]

I have a client considering using a .us domain name. Are there any particular reasons, other than familiarity, not to use a .us name? In this case, the site visitors will likely be mostly non-us based ...
5
votes
1answer
62 views

.com domain registered offshore

I want to register a .com domain, without risking it being seized by America. Articles such as these worry me: http://www.wired.com/2012/03/feds-seize-foreign-sites/ http://www.pcworld.com/...
5
votes
1answer
796 views

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 66.6.44....
5
votes
2answers
48k views

How to register a .er domain? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to register a “.er” domain. If so, how? Is there anyway to register a .er (for Eritrea) domain? I can't find information about, either ...
5
votes
2answers
296 views

Importance of having EDU backlinks

I've built a few links on 50 EDU / GOV websites. 1 of them has PR 8, 3 of them have PR 7, 8 of them PR6,7 of them PR5,12 of them PR4,8 of them PR3, 1 of them PR2, 6 of them PR1, 10 of them PR0. My ...
5
votes
4answers
3k views

Add domain to VPS

I have a VPS server running Ubuntu 11.04 with webmin installed on it. How can I add my example.com domain to my VPS like the way we do on shared server via web panels such as cPanel and etc?
5
votes
3answers
283 views

Should I preemptively register alternate domain names?

If I register a really good .com domain name, should I also register: alternate spellings mis-spellings hyphenated versions other variations: iExample.com, eExample.com, myExample.com, etc. other ...
5
votes
1answer
353 views

Are there any .IR registration restrictions for the US?

Are there any restrictions on buying a .ir (IRAN) domain from the US? Would I be violating any laws?
5
votes
3answers
262 views

How do aliases or redirects work?

Is it possible that I set-up a redirect of my store which is located at www.xyz.com/store to store.xyz.com . Do i have to buy a new domain name or is there any other way.
5
votes
1answer
802 views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
279 views

SEO impact on subdomain for full name and obscure ccTLD

There have been a few questions on subdomains and their impact on SEO, mostly in comparison to subfolders. The closest I've found is this question but it still doesn't completely answer my query. ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

Can someone sue me/take my domain?

I have found a great domain that isn't in use, but the .com and .net domains are already taken. There's nothing on the domains though, it just says they are registered with Network Solutions and are ...
5
votes
1answer
296 views

Why can't I use two hyphens in positions 3 and 4 of a domain name?

I've come across a rule, that as far as I can tell, all domain registrars share: That you cannot register a domain that has two hyphens in positions 3 and 4 of the desired domain name. Apart from that,...
5
votes
2answers
414 views

How can I obtain a domain that is abandoned?

There is a particular domain name that I'm interested in, but when you enter the domain in a browser the browser says "Domain has no index file", which doesn't appear to be a browser message, but a ...
5
votes
1answer
230 views

domain name legal takeover

I was wondering; if I buy a domain name, say www.bananapeel.com. Then after a couple of years my site becomes big with plenty of revenue. Because of this someone decides to trademark the name "...
5
votes
4answers
462 views

How can I buy a domain that has already been registered?

I want to buy a domain name, but it has already been registered and I am unable to find any contact information for the owner on the site. How can I contact the domain's owner to inquire about buying ...
5
votes
2answers
5k views

What is domain “masking” or “cloaking”? Why should it be avoided for a new web site?

What exactly is the domain name "masking" or "cloaking" offered by some hosting companies, (as opposed to redirection), and what are the various reasons it should be avoided when setting up a new web ...
5
votes
2answers
750 views

What are CNAME and A DNS Records?

What are CNAME and A DNS records? What are they used for? What is the difference between the two? Edit: Where does the CNAME record exist? On the server or with the domain registrar?
5
votes
3answers
167 views

When choosing a domain does including your brand affect SEO performance?

I've been asked to build a "landing page" for a local branch of an international corporation. While the corporation has a well-established domain name, the local office wants to use a unique, ...
5
votes
2answers
84 views

Is a masked 307 redirect for a domain possible?

I've been asked to create a 307 redirect for a domain, ensuring it is "masked". i.e. keep the original URL in the address bar. There isn't a lot of info available about 307 (as opposed to 301/302) ...
5
votes
2answers
286 views

How bad would it be to use a ccTLD domain on a website targeted to another country?

I'm currently working on a website targeted mainly towards Japan (all content is in Japanese). This website's domain is registered as another country's ccTLD (in this case, Belgium's .be domain) as ...
5
votes
1answer
486 views

How to make Google consider subdomain as part of the main website in SEO?

I have a well ranked website on Google and Bing. In the last few months I've been feeding a blog for my webpage and now I'm trying to rank it on Google and Bing just like I did with my website. ...
5
votes
3answers
449 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
4k views

How can I use a custom domain with Google App Engine?

I have purchased a domain from GoDaddy and I want to host it using Google App Engine. But when I added it to the app's custom domain, it asked me to sign up for "Google Apps for Business" (it is a ...
5
votes
11answers
650 views

Website where I can browse domain names

I was wondering if there is a website where I can browse trough available domain names. I often create new websites and getting a good name is always a pain. Because when I settle for a good name ...
5
votes
2answers
110 views

Do free TLD's affect SEO?

Does a free top level domain such as .tk or .ga affect your websites SEO? If it does: Why does it affect SEO? How does it affect SEO?
5
votes
2answers
581 views

How do I check if my site is banned in Saudi Arabia?

I have a website which allows sexuality explicit materials for some reason. Recently, going through Google Analytics I realized that I stopped receiving traffic from Saudi Arabia. I'm very curious to ...
5
votes
2answers
113 views

Domain, Hosting and DNS management on 3 seperate providers - is this possible?

I wanted to know if its possible to do the following: Buy Domain from GoDaddy. Buy Hosting from HostGator. Buy DNS Management from DNS Made Easy.
5
votes
1answer
292 views

Will history of a domain affect rankings for new site?

Bought the domain and initially parked the domain. Google did not rank the domain because it was parked, it has however began to index in the last day or so. My question is will the fact that the site ...
5
votes
1answer
3k views

SEO and multiple domains to same site

I have one website. I have two domain names that I want to point to the same site install. So whether you go to name-one.com or name-two.com you see the exact same site. Now, I can either set up ...
5
votes
2answers
160 views

What does a complete rebrand/focus change do for a domains SEO?

I have a client that launched a webstore a while back and for example, lets say he sold apples on it and the domain was called www.fruit.com The webstore is not doing so well so he has decided to do ...
5
votes
2answers
62 views

Managing redirections of 2 domains at CloudFlare for the same site

Let's say I have these two domains: example.com.uy example.uy My goal is to set a proper domain's forward according to SEO best practices using a 301 Redirect, in order to enforce my users to be ...
5
votes
2answers
211 views

Should I use a dash instead of double vowels in a domain name?

Let's say I am trying to register a domain name - dangerous to talk about before the fact, I know. First off my purpose: I am creating a website to petition for changes to a state-controlled road ...
5
votes
1answer
244 views

Can merging 4 sites into 1 help?

The company I work for has 4 websites. There is a related theme to them (all IT services or web design / development). All have unique content. I am hearing more and more that these need to be ...
5
votes
1answer
202 views

How to register a single character SLD

Most of the major registrars have a 3 character minimum for second-level domains. However, I know that it's possible to register them. (a.cc, o.co) You can even register single character unicode ...
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-...
5
votes
1answer
526 views

When an add-on domain is created in cPanel it automatically generates a subdomain, why?

When I create an add-on domain in cPanel, a subdomain is automatically created. How does this affect the SEO of the website and does it also affect other websites that are hosted on the same server?...
5
votes
3answers
1k views

Does having Abuse and Postmaster Emails help to stop being treated as SPAM?

I read on some blog (I don't remember the URL) that having abuse@mydomain.com and postmaster@mydomian.com in addition to main email help to prevent our mails from being categorized as spam. Is it true?...
5
votes
2answers
242 views

How to get a domain with invalid contact details

There's a domain that I want. The registrant details were hidden behind Domain Discreet, which no longer exists, and none of the contact info works, email bounces etc. so I can't approach the owner ...
5
votes
0answers
247 views

Registering single letter domain, selling subdomains? [closed]

I am about to purchase x.yz or a.bc (not those, but same lengths). I want to sell subdomains like rst.x.yz to the public, and would be able to run my own DNS servers for it. Is there a system (iPanel ...
4
votes
2answers
143 views

Would problems arise if a domain was bought as 'name.com' instead of 'www.name.com'

If a website domain name was bought and registered as 'name.com' instead of 'www.name.com' would users still be able to find the site by typing 'www.name.com'?
4
votes
4answers
634 views

E-commerce + CMS: 2 sites or one?

Ok, let's say that a customer already has a CMS managed web site but now wants to sell goods online using an E-commerce platform (Magento in this case). My question is, does it make any difference ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Why Is Another Domain Resolving To My IP Address?

I'm not really sure if this is something that I should worry about... I'm currently renting a dedicated server which is hosting a website I've created. The domain of the website was registered with ...
4
votes
8answers
1k views

Alternative to GoDaddy? [closed]

For a number of reasons I'm thinking about slowly moving my domains away from GoDaddy. Unfortunately I don't know of a good alternative, and am looking for a recommendation. To match what I ...
4
votes
4answers
382 views

Is there any issue with using the word Official in a domain name?

I want to grab a new domain name for a site I look after but many of the best word combinations are taken. Is there any legal issue with using the word official in a domain name? For example: http://...
4
votes
4answers
364 views

domain with only one or two characters

I came across some sites that have only 2 or even 1 charachter for the domain name like hp.com, u.bb and 9.bb How come? as we know that when registering a domain name we must provide at least 3 ...