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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Point domain to a third party while retaining control over email

I own a domain and I need to point the domain to another domain which I don't own. I'm a contractor for the other company. The want me to do it, but I want to retain autonomy with regards to email ...
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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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Domain masking (and simple page links)

How do you set up the domain (I'm using GoDaddy) to mask the server URL but to append the sub-page link. I'm thinking something like the Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/something (or, if it would ...
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Prevent azure subdomain indexation

Let me explain my situation, I have an azure website (with azurewebsites.net sub domain), and a custom domain.com, built with asp.net MVC Both are being indexed by Google, but I've noticed the custom ...
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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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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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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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DNS: forward part of a managed domain to one host, but sub domain services to another (Google Apps)

I was going to post this as a comment against DNS: Forward domain to another host, but I don't seem able to do that. I'm in a similar situation. I have a DNS registered/managed by enom, except with ...
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Can I steal someone else's idea?

I'm from Ireland and I want to set up an internet radio station. I thought of a good name but someone else from Ireland is planning on using this name. They own *radioname*fm.eu and have Twitter and ...
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Subdomain versus new domain

I'm adding a blog to a site. Would it be better for SEO to put it at blog.example.com or at www.exampleblog.com? I already own www.exampleblog.com . Would combining the words together to exampleblog ...
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Was Instagram, the first one who started using “insta” word [closed]

I want to know, was Instagram the first one who started using "insta" word in domain name. There are so many other sites who started some word, and others followed their way for names. for eg Apple ...
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What would happen to my domains if my domain provider company bankrupted

I am thinking to transfer all my domains to one registerer so that the control will be easy. But I am a little bit worried about the following question: what would happen to my domains if my domain ...
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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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Best practice when translating sites into multiple languages - new domains?

For the same website I've got 3 domains: .fr, .com, and .co.uk. To start with it was to avoid people buying the same name. I used have my content in French only and redirected all the traffic to the ...
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SEO/Google: How should I handle multiple countries and domains?

I'm the webmaster of an online shop based in Austria (Europe). Therefore we registered "example.at". We also own different other domain names like "example-shop.com" and "example.info". Currently all ...
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Is there such a thing as an “exact match subdomain”?

Google's exact match domain SEO boost is well publicised (including in a recent Stack Exchange podcast). But is there any evidence that an "exact match subdomain" gets any kind of boost? I'm talking ...
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Will having multiple domains improve my seo?

Lets say I have a domain already, for example www.automobile4u.com (not mine), with a website fully running and all. The title of my "Website" says: <title>Used cars - buy and sell your used ...
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Can we change domain of YAHOO [closed]

I am facing big problem with Yahoo account How to change Yahoo ID abc@yahoo.co.in to abc@yahoo.com I have an account like abc@yahoo.co.in but I kept all my Recovery Mails, C.V's, Given to Friends ...
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Is there risk to registering a domain using extension from another country?

I live in the United States. Lets say I want to register a domain name using a domain extension from another country like say for example, Bangladesh (.com.bd). I know that some countries require a ...
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Use a custom domain and point to Tumblr blog

My domain mydomain.com is registered with GoDaddy. I wish to host my Tumblr blog on this domain with Nearly Free Speech hosting. My active nameservers at GoDaddy already point to my authoritative ...
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My domain name has two spellings, how do I tell which one users type more?

I registered another spelling for my domain name. I point them at the same IP with DNS set-up tool. How do I tell which one my visitors come from more? Would I be able to view that kind of statistics ...
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GoDaddy URL forwarding while keeping relative path

I'm hosting my website on Google App Engine and my domain name on GoDaddy. Google App Engine does not allow you to have naked URLs. So it doesn't allow you to have example.com but does allow you to ...
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301 redirect from a country specific domain

I originally started using a .do domain extension for my site, but later realized that this country specific domain would prevent us from appearing in search results for places outside of the ...
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Moving site from its own domain to sub directory or subdomain - updating Webmaster Tools

Is it possible to tell Google's Webmaster Tools that our site hosted on www. has moved to a sub folder or perhaps even a subdomain? I know this is possible by using 301's but would appreciate if ...
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Merge two domains with 301 redirect

I have two domains (.com and .co.uk) with different websites. In .co.uk domain I have a good ranking and my idea is to redirect the .co.uk domain to .com. I think I have to use 301 redirect. My ...
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The SEO Impact of Migrating from Free Hosting on WordPress.com to Own Hosting

I have a blog (which serves as a commercial site) hosted on free wordpress.com. Since I now want to customise and get ownership of the whole thing I am thinking of either self hosting or upgrading ...
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Changing domain name vs URL redirect to improve URL building

I have a domain named companyname.com with PR3 and would like to improve the SEO by adding my main keyword in the domain name. I'm thinking about: Buying the domain main-keyword-companyname.com and ...
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How to host a subdomain of a domain which is associated with blogger?

I have a domain www.example.com which is hosted on Blogger platform. Is any hosting site like Blogger, WordPress where I can host my sub-domain like abc.example.com? My original website ...
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How to move a domain name from another server to Plesk?

I'm having a domain which is hosted in dedicated server, and i brought another server with Plesk support, I created the same domain name on the Plesk and now I need transfer my domain name from older ...
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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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Getting a domain name owned by someone else? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Buy a registered domain? I'm in the process of creating this website, but the name I wanted for the hosting seems to be taken. Namejet seems to be auctioning it, but it ...
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Domain manager to consolidate many domain here and there

I have about 20 domains to manage. Some registered to the client (i impersonated him) and other register by me, under different name and address (over the years). I like to get ALL THE DOMAINS under ...
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Page for page redirect in Google App Engine

I have recently changed domain name for a webapp I run on Google App Engine and I am wondering if there is a simple way to do a page for page redirect from my old website to the new domain. ...
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Link a domain to a Squarespace account

I have set up a Squarespace account and now need to link a domain I purchased elsewhere. What settings do I need to change on the domain hosted? This is what I've got so far, however the changes ...
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Advantage of using a domain purchasing service through your registrar vs. and independent domain buying service?

Is there much of an advantage of using a domain purchasing service through your registrar vs. and independent domain buying service?
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Using an old penalized domain for a new website

I had a website with 2 domains like these: firstdomain.com and first-domain.com. The main domain was first-domain.com and the other one was 301 redirected to first one. The main domain got a Google ...
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Removing “www.” from domain name and SEO

We are doing a big redesign work on our website, and at least 50% of the website folders will be moved to new places with different names (i.e. many URL will be changed). Sure, Google will need some ...
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Where to buy a domain for my local server [closed]

I have made a website and hosted in my local computer using a static ip Where can i buy a domain name such as www.something.com such that it can redirect to my static IP. So that if i m using a page ...
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Should I set up standard email accounts? What are they?

A long time ago one used to be able to count on domains having addresses like webmaster@example.com, postmaster@example.com, or abuse@example.com ... is this convention dead? Note: I always try to ...
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URL rewrite and domain frame

I have registered the domain www.posti.sh at nic.sh. The website is on the server www.myskoob.com/postish. Unfortunately, nic.sh does not support frames, i.e. that the domain stays posti.sh as it ...
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Should my web app have its own domain name?

I'm going to get a domain name for my personal web page. It will contain my blog, photos and other personal stuff, plus different web apps and tools that I'm working on. I have put quite a lot of ...
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Web hosting company basically forces me to use their domain name [closed]

I've recently stumbled upon an unusual problem with one of hosting companies called giga-international.com. Anyway, I've ordered com.hr domain from Croatian domain name registration company, and my ...
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Any recommendations for a domain buying negotiating service? [closed]

The best domain for my niche and related is owned by a guy in San Fransisco, and I want to buy the domain from him but I don't want to deal with him directly (even though he has contacted me in the ...
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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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Seperate .com domain name purchasing for a VPS

I am looking at getting a VPS with RackSRV, and they don't sell domain names, but are happy to set it up after I get one elsewhere. Can anyone recommend somewhere I can purchase just the domain, and ...
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Can I host a website on a different address from the webmail?

I have what is to me an unusual situation. I have a client for whom I have built a website which I will be hosting, they have been using their domain name for their email addresses for a long period ...
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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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Transfer websites and domains to new server

We have currently around 40 websites and 80+ domains/sub-domains in a shared 1&1 hosting package, and we just acquired a managed dedicated server with 1&1 as well. Now it's time to start ...
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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?
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Alternatives to using 3rd party Dynamic DNS

I am looking to set up dynamic DNS in order to make accessing a home server easier. Is there any way I can get around using 3rd party site (like dyndns.org). Is there a way to set up dynamic dns ...