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 you calculate exacty when a domain in pending delete status will become available?

A domain I want is in the "pendingDelete" stage according to WHOIS. I have been monitoring it since "redemptionPeriod", and it entered into pendingDelete five days ago today. After checking a few ...
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When I aquire a domain from a competitor is there SEO value in redirecting or keeping the existing site?

I can aquire a domain from the competition. For best SEO, do I place 301 redirect to my site on it or should I keep the site link from it? Situation Another sites ranks #1 (A) in Google and my site ...
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Will serving the same content from two different domain names (using DNS CNAME records) hurt SEO?

I'm considering setting up a mobile website. This site will be hosted on someone else's server with a domain such as: mysite.theirsite.com My issue is that currently, mysite.com is decently ranked ...
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Buy a domain name (without hosting) and host emails on a different provider

I bought a domain name on a registrar's website for a cheap price but it didn't include hosting. Now I realized I'd like to have emails sent to me@mydomain.com. My friend has a hosting account and he ...
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Impact of domain name coinciding with other popular domain

I have a website whose name coincides with another popular domain. Meaning if you add two letters at the end of my website name, you get the name of already popular domain. After registering and ...
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Changing main domain, redirect backlinks too?

I have a website and would like to rebrand. I have owned the new domain for about 2 years now and I do have about 40 inbound links from my clients that currently link to the old site. When going live ...
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Why use a Top Level Domain

I am trying to understand the use of Top Level Domains. Do they help from a SEO perspective? Lets say I have a US site and a Canada site. For US, I create www.foo.com and for Canada I create ...
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Why are the new TLD's so expensive?

Recently new TLD's such as .actor, .agency and many more were introduced. There is a significant price difference between the 'old' and new TLD's. For example: I can buy a .com for $9.45 but .ceo ...
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Can we register a .uk domain when we own the .co.uk but our registrar doesn't do .uk registrations?

I currently have .co.uk with name.com who do not provide a .uk domain. Is there anyway I can register a .uk domain with a different provider for this domain?
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Subdomain or New domain for new company division - SEO [duplicate]

Someone has asked me about developing a site for a new division that this company is expanding to include in their services. They have purchased a domain for this new service, but I was wondering: ...
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Domain owner email address on primary email domain

I own a number of domains. One of these domains I use for my primary email address. Is it stupid to use that primary email address as the email address for the owner of that domain? eg, using ...
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Wordpress Multisite- How to restrict a non-wordpress page only to one domain

I am running three blogs from a wordpress multisite. Currently, I am developing a separate, non wordpress application. I want to link this application with blog1. I put the application in the subfoler ...
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Can I legally get hold of a domain name for which I hold a trademark?

I currently have a classified ads domain in the .co.uk extension (say piggybank.co.uk). I am about to register the website and its name as a trademark. There's also a website with the same name in ...
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When will the TLD .app be publicly available for registration?

My website would be well suited for the .app top level domain. I'd like to register the name as soon it's possible. Is there any information on when it's possible for "normal" people to register and ...
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Domain squatting [duplicate]

I'm currently working for a design firm (we'll call them Acme Design), and we own the domain name acmedesign.co.uk (have done since 2008). The name isn't trademarked. I've just been contacted by ...
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Website with traffic must shut down, should I redirect?

I have a website with a good amount of traffic but I must shut down this website. I have another website that is not very well ranked on Google. Is there something I could do to help my second ...
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Are Whois websites trustable?

A good domain name is counted a precious property. There are some websites which offer the WHOIS service to check the availability of a domain name, like who.is, or whois.com, ... Are they just offer ...
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123-reg missed domain registration

A few weeks ago I renewed a domain that was coming up to expiration for 10 years with 123-reg for £114.00, it was paid for, we received the invoice stating it was paid - and the control panel ...
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Why does my site only work with a www in the URL?

I'm a bit confused as the following points: There is a simple text website, with no javascript, that works only with the prefix. http://www.mysite.corporation.com works but ...
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.org or .com for a software product? [duplicate]

I like to setup a website for a software to share it or sell it, the domain with .com already has been registered but .net and .org are available, I have seen some products in .org, should I use this ...
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Amazon ec2 domain redirect loop

I am trying to set up a domain for my running instance in Amazon ec2 server. When i go to bracketfanatic.com i get a redirect loop and the site stops. I believe that everything is set up correctly ...
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Amazon EC2 Ubuntu instance setting up domain name

I had a domain transferred to amazon using their Rout 53. at the begining when i went to the IP address 54.69.253.182, or ec2-54-69-253-182.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com my site would show up. ...
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Is there a free hosting that supports new TLDs? [duplicate]

I can't find a free hosting that supports new gTLDs. On my opinion, these are really good hosting providers: freehosting io, 2freehosting.com and even there I get an error when I try to create an ...
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Google Analytics Filters not removing traffic from other domain

We have a frustrating problem where someone copied our site code including our Google Analytics code. So we are getting stats logged from their site which is very frustrating. I have setup 4 Filters, ...
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How do I link my domain name with my web server IP address so that I can use SSL?

My Question: This is my first time needing to use SSL, and I host my site on a custom Node.js server of my own making. I've been doing research on how SSL works but I'm stuck on a specific part: How ...
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Transfer domain fails due to Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP)

So I'm trying to transfer the hosting for a domain from Biz.nf to Bluehost. The domain was originally registered with Biz.nf. The domain is unlocked, and so is ready to transfer. However, I need the ...
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How to stop Google Webmaster Tools from emailing me about a removed domain?

I have an old site that I used to manage through Google Webmaster Tools, which I have since abandoned (took down website and no longer own the domain). I deleted the site from my webmaster tools ...
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differences between ICANN-Accredited Registrars and the others

I'm planning to buy my first domain and i was just wondering what's the difference between ICANN-Accredited Registrars and not ICANN-Accredited Registrars. Will my website be more visible on a ...
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Setting up a second domain to my web server

I have a domain name which points to my web server, and we added a secondary domain for short urls, which points to the same ip address, however with the new domain, it is giving "Forbidden You ...
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Point custom domain to single webpage hosted on Dropbox

I have a static html page that I would like to host in Dropbox's public folder and make accessible by a domain of mine, e.g example.org. The html page has the following url structure ...
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What is the best email address for a personal website with my name as the .com domain name? [closed]

I convinced one of my creative friends to finally purchase his own name as a domain name and start a portfolio. It has been years coming, but mission finally accomplished. Now I am helping him build ...
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Should I use IIS or my DNS provider to redirect my naked domain to its www version?

How do I get the naked domain for my site that is typed into a browser (example.com) to automatically redirect to www.mywebsite.com. Would this be done on the internal IIS web server or through the ...
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Which domain is better among them? [closed]

keyword (Property) + Location(Delhi) First: keywordinLocation.com (Example : PropertyinDelhi.com) Second: keywordsinLocation.com (Example : PropertiesinDelhi.com) Third: keywordLocation.com ...
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Why do we have to pay for a domain name?

The question may sound stupid but I find it very difficult to understand that why do we have to pay for a domain name if the web is free? And who do I pay? Why do I have to pay for a domain name?
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False Whois domain data

A domain name I'm interested in came up as registered to someone in the Netherlands two days ago when I first looked for it. I didn't take down the details but the expiry date was in 2015 and person ...
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IIS Domain Restriction not working

I need to enable Domain based restriction in IIS. Till now, I have done following Enabled IP Address and Domain restrictions from Turn Windows Featured On/Off In IIS -> Edit Features Settings, ...
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How to connect my custom domain to github.io

What should I do to see my github.io page content when I enter mydomain.com into browser address bar? I have a custom .com domain and a Jekyll generated webpage at username.github.io/repositoryname. ...
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Trying to point domain name to new server, but there are other NS records I cannot change

In my domain registrars console I see the following: I have added my name servers to the bottom, but the domain name is not redirecting. I see there are 2 NS records above mine that I cannot ...
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How important is my domain registrar if they aren't doing any of my web hosting?

Forgive me if I'm asking a noobish question, I'm quite new still. I recently registered a domain with Network Solutions, hoping to sometime later this year put up a website that I haven't finished ...
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New Domain, Lost SERP

I have a client that recently purchased an industry-related proprietary CMS solution for their website. This company went through the typical designs, and helped them set up their website, etc. etc. ...
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Any consequence in using a subdomain instead of a stand alone domain

I am trying to find out the best route to take with a multi-tenant environment that will share the same code base on a server and still get good SEO. I can either do football.exposurevents.com or go ...
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Problem with DNS: getting my host's default page with an error message

I bought a new website, and the company gave me another free domain name, so when I asked for the second they created it and they told me to change the DNS to look like the first one. It's been a ...
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What should I do with my 2 Domains

I have a main domain www.example.com We currently are in the process of changing domains to www.example2.com but I really want to keep the existing domain working. I have set up the webserver ...
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2nd domain name pointing to 1st only works on some machines

I have 2 domain names. example.com is associated with the site and server and works fine. I want to point example.net to the same site and server. To do this I have example.net as a Domain Alias in ...
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Im getting the IP of my VPS instead of the domain in Google search results

Im getting the ip of my vps instead of the domain in web results. I don't have the same problem with other sites inside the vps. <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName www.todocamino.info ...
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Why does modx-based site start using different domains for some content?

situation I have a modx site on a VPS with multiple domain and subdomain names. The modx site should use what I call the 'primary' domain name's 'primary' subdomain, ie www.intendedname.tld . The ...
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How to ensure that the domain name you are registering won't have licensing or trademark issues?

What are the conventions of domain registering? What domains and names someone can use as a brand/name for a website? How to determine if the name selected is available and there will be no legal ...
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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. ...
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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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How should cross site canonical meta links be placed? Should they be different per page and should they go on the canonical domain itself?

I have a website available via www.mydomain.com that is also available via svr7464z.vps.hostingcompanycom. The content is 100% identical, it's a mirror. I don't want search engines to know about ...