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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Domain Name mapping question

I'm developing a desktop application which communicates with a custom webservice which is currently being tested using the default domain name provided by our hosting plan , eg ...
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Domain name explanations

I recently thought to myself why certain websites have very unique domain names. Is it possible for a website to have for example www.aboutus.example.com instead of www.example.com/aboutus ? Like ...
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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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.pw domain name risks

I am considering using a set of .pw domain names to provide CNAME access to content stored on a CDN. I have come across recent articles about how the .pw domain has become associated with spam. ...
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What is the effective number of keywords in a domain name for SEO?

I want to create domain names that target two keywords but I have to add an extra word (or random string?) to get to domains that are still free. Will adding more keywords to a domain name reduce the ...
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Two DNS providers for one Domain Name?

I have a domain name www.example.com hosted by Namecheap. Namecheap just got hit with a huge DDOS which meant the domain name stopped responding and in turn one of my customers websites wasn't ...
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Maximum domain name length

Out of curiosity, does anyone know what's the maximum length (in characters) for a domain name? Let's exclude the http://www. I know the maximum length of an url is about 2000 chars. But here I'm ...
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Remote desktop connection domain name SEO

I have a website that has a domain name such like www.example.com which is of course the website. Then there is example.com which is used by my boss for remote desktop connection. I was wondering if ...
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Choosing a domain name with joined words is good for SEO?

I am going to choose a domain name for my business. For that I am going to use joined words in my domain name. For example, let's say my keywords are "painting" and "goa" and also that ...
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Domain name never return requested path/document, only /index.html

I have my own web server and I purchased domain name to use it with my website. For example - my domain name is www.example.com When I navigate to www.example.com/example.html (or ...
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Legal rights over TLDs (country specific - UK)

My question is regarding the legal "right" to a domain name and/or TLD given certain circumstances. For example, I have a company called Example Limited which registered in the United Kingdom. I own ...
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2 different businesses, 2 different top level domains, same company name - impact?

I have just started running ohanafilms.co.uk (Northamptonshire UK) and I have received a email from a chap who runs ohanafilms.com (Hawaii USA) who has advised me and asked me to change my name as it ...
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Why is my DKIM invalid?

When I use http://dkimcore.org/c/keycheck to test my DKIM it says This is not a good DKIM key record. You should fix the errors shown in red. DNS query failed for ...
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Domain Expiration when transfer is processing, will I lose it?

I have registered my domain at netfirms.com and the expired date is 10-Feb-2013. I've started a transfer process to bigrock.com on 08-Feb-2013 and they have charged 1 year renual. All the ...
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Changing nameserver on registar

Im changing the nameserver some domains that I have registered on register365, they allow a user to enter two nameservers and a tertiary nameserver. The new nameservers I am using are AWS which has ...
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How do I buy a domain name that's been expired for more than a year?

A domain name that I want has been expired for more than a year but for some odd reason has not gone into DELETED status as it should have: Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.networksolutions.com ...
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How do I check that a domain is available without triggering a grabber?

A few days ago, I checked whether a domain was available by tying the name in the web browser. Also host returned not found 3(NXDOMAIN) When I tried again today, some domain grabber had snatched it. ...
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How do I get a .name domain name

There was a service which provided email aliases on .name domain, but it seem to be gone now, so I was thinking of actually getting a domain for myself (martin.toth.name sounds nice). Do I understand ...
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How to move a website and domain name without experiencing downtime for emails or site?

Okay, I have a pretty complex problem, so I'll get right to it. I'm a designer who built a new website for my client. Their old site is hosted at GoDaddy, as well as their email. Problem is, the ...
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Submitting sitemaps with 2 different websites but the same content

I have two domains running on the same server with the same IP (same content). For example: the sitemap of example1.com represents one website and method1.com, method2.com represent many pages will ...
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How do I rename a domain and preserve PageRank?

As part of graduating from Area51 and becoming a full fledged site we sometimes change domain names from http://topic.stackexchange.com to http://example.com. Aside from the obvious 301 redirect rules ...
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How to efficiently let Google know that my subdomain now has a custom domain?

I have existing heavy traffic from my Tumblr page and 2 articles in the top search results. Today I purchased a custom domain to use on Tumblr. Before that, my site was already verified in Google ...
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Domain Branding: Is Making A Word Plural Relevant? [duplicate]

Recently I just purchased a domain name for my new site. I plan to post relationship and startup quotes in the site so I am looking for a domain to purchase with 'lovequotes' in it. Unfortunately ...
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What is best for SEO own site or redirect to existing site with that product?

I helped someone with a shopify shop which sells products for securing items e.g. clamps, tie boss, shockstrap. The site is called quickfistclamps.co.uk. We currently have a page for these individual ...
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Websites with numerous subdomains or totally seperate domains

What is the general practice for a situation where you have a parent company that engages in different services and needs websites for each of their services. Which of the two options below is ...
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When changing a site domain name with Google Webmaster Tools, how can I verify both sites?

When changing a site domain name with Google Webmaster Tools, how can I verify both sites? Google seems to require that both sites are simultaneously validated (by the same method) but with different ...
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Who is a great domain registrar company? [closed]

I have used numerous domain registrars in the past, including Godaddy, 1&1, Host Monster, IX web Hosting, the list goes on. (not talking about hosting) I currently use GoDaddy, however, I'm not ...
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How important is the domain name for SEO

Most people advice to buy a domain name that exactly matches your main business field. For example if you sell computers the best one will probably be computers.com but with millions(maybe billions) ...
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What is bingsandbox.com? [closed]

I toyed around a with "Bing Webmaster Tools": https://www.bing.com/toolbox/webmaster And then checked access.log. One referrer was http://www.bingsandbox.com/ Link: http://www.bingsandbox.com/ ...
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Short brandable domain vs. long keyword domain

I need a counsel about my websites' domain. Let's say I have just bought two domains: xyz.com and xyzphotography.com. As we can see, the first one is shorter but way less meaningful than the second ...
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Should I include dash in domain name? [duplicate]

Willing to buy a new domain name, I wonder if it worths in SEO terms by including a keyword with a dash or it would be better avoid dashes? Without a dash, it can be unreadable. See below: ...
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Using a temporary domain parking page as a permanent redirect page

So, for obnoxious reasons there is no way for me to change the URL of my website. I can't switch hosts—the content needs to be stored where it is—so the best solution I could think of was ...
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Using the same .com and .net domain - SEO Impact?

I have a client who has the .com and .net of their domain. They would like each domain to have content targeted for a different application. Let me explain: domain-abc.com will contain the services ...
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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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Domain Creation - Any Difference?

Is there any difference when creating domain hosting .com in Europe or America? Can it still be reached by both continents at the same weight?
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Subdomains vs. subdirectory – status as of 2012.

This following question by Jeff was in 2010 and I wanted to check how things have changed in the past 2 years. My problem: I run a site with most of the content distributed to subdomains that’s are ...
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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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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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How to use a domain name for a different existing website

I have a website, but I want to change the domain name to be used instead by another of my websites which is hosted somewhere else. How can I do that? For example, I have www.example.com it is about ...
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How to change Apache server to IIS server and MS SQL server database?

I have a domain with Apache server. I have the FTP logins. I want to change it to IIS server and MS SQL server database. How to convert it and who will do this?
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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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When changing my domain name, can I preserve all the Google +1?

My website has the Swedish TLD but is focused on a Dutch audience. Google sees it as Swedish. So I have to transfer from Bloei.se to Bloeise.nl. I see the following steps and have some additional ...
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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 register a domain name that contains a company name or trademark?

I wonder is it legal to register a domain name that contains a company name. For example cococola.cc (considering that this domain name is available). Can I buy and use any domain names that contain a ...
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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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How to add multiple websites on a single IP address?

I have a VDS server and a dedicated IP address. The question is how to add multiple sites in a single domain? For example I have 3 sites as below: www.company.co www.webdesign.com www.inet.com ...
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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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Refusal of a .dj (Djibouti) domain because of inappropriate content

I am planning a website containing nudity and pornographic material on a .dj domain. In the terms and conditions (http://www.dj/eterms.htm) for the registration of a .dj domain it says under Article ...
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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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WHOIS domain name expiry date long over due

I just looked up this domain I was interested in obtaining but when I got the WHOIS info it showed this: Created On:31-Dec-2004 18:18:31 UTC Last Updated On:31-Dec-2004 18:18:36 UTC Expiration ...