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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Require domain alias to show in browser address bar

Similar to question posted here (but not related to sub directories): .htaccess redirect of domain name alias to main domain but must show up as the alias domain I am trying to direct traffic from an ...
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How does domain transfer work when you have pre-paid years in advance?

If I have a domain that has 10 years of paid service, how does that work with domain transfer? Let's say I bought 10 years on GoDaddy, and I'm transferring to namecheap. Is this registrar specific, if ...
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Can I use AdSense with a domain that contains trademarks?

I just landed in the world of writing Blogs and doing the SEOs; I was looking to set up a nice blog having most target keywords and all other things. Luckily I was able to book a domain name having ...
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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 are the potential disadvantages to registering a website in someone else's name and address?

This is kind of a follow-up to this question: Is it necessary to be a US resident or citizen to register a domain name in the US? To narrow the scope of the question, please assume that trust with ...
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Does website registration location affect google searches?

Let's say I register a .com domain name from a physical address somewhere in Europe. Would that affect the way google lists my website for people in the US, as opposed to if I register from a US ...
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Can't remove an old domain from Bing when DNS no longer resolves

I'm trying to use Bing's Content Removal page to remove an old domain from search results. The domain belongs to an old staging site and is no longer live, but got picked up by Bing somewhere along ...
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Is it necessary to be a US resident or citizen to register a domain name in the US?

My father who lives in Europe (and is not American) wants to create a .com website to host some of his work. A friend of his thought it might be best for his business (the site would serve ...
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How to solve error: Missing return tags hreflang in multilanguage website

I have a multilanguage website, which has the following properties: It does not have a .com/ page, it always usex suffixes for every language, i.e. example.com/es, example.com/en, etc. I have ...
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Can't verify URL in Google Webmaster Tools

I want to verify my URL with Google Webmaster tools but it wouldn't let me, I've tried various methods but none seem to work and the reason maybe, that the URL forwards to a different domain. I have a ...
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Generic or brandable name for blog

This question looked like a duplicate, but it's actually talking about domains in general which may include company domains. My question is about blog domains. And all the answers in that question ...
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What Should I do when my registrar steal my domain name? [closed]

I have registered a .buzz domain and after a week my registrar, GoDaddy, blocked my account and changed the who-is info and name servers. When I got in touch with them, they told me that because ...
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I have my RSA key now what. (onion domain)

I am using Freedom Hosting to run a hidden service. Its nothing big, just want to work on a small little website me and my friends will use. I followed a guide on how to generate a key using ...
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Handling the HTTP Host header with what status code?

After finding out that the environment variables HTTP_HOST and HTTP_SERVER return the same values on my server, I made a patch for apache that fixes it, but I'm wondering if I returned the correct ...
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Shall I use both .com and a localised domain or Shall I use .com only?

I have a classified website and Now its running on the internet fine. It has a .com domain. In there users can put advertisments to any location by selecting the country and city. So I also bought a ...
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Will there be conflict if there is two account with the same domain?

What will happen if more than one account on the same server is using the same domain? For instance in shared hosting, I have two user using the same domain name (Add-ons). Since this two accounts are ...
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When can I Register a Domain Name that's expired? [duplicate]

A domain name I've been eyeing, has not been renewed by it's registrant this year. The domain was with godaddy.com all these years. According to godaddy's documentation: Day 43 We assign the ...
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How do I change an existing custom domain with Blogger to a new custom domain

I have a Blogger site which has a custom domain which I want to move one old domain to new. Let's pretend this is old-domain.com and new-domain.com. I want to: Preserve my search engine ranking as ...
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Can I host non-adult content on a .xxx domain

For example, I can I put up a personal blog on user58113.xxx? What are the legitimate challenges that I might face: Will Google treat my site as adult even though it is not? Will many ISPs block me ...
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IIS Management Console doesn't see the share on other domain: Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password

Web server (W2008) is in domain1, I configured a web site to use a network share in domain2 with a username/password of domain2. I don't have admin rights on the NAS server but only on my share. there ...
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Better to create multiple related niche blogs or one blog that contains all related niches?

I am finding it difficult to decide whether having small blog sites under specific domains is better than having one blog site that contains several sections about the subcategories of the main topic. ...
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Purchasing domains from “unstable” country TLDs

Is there any risk associated with purchasing a domain with a TLD for a politically unstable or authoritarian country? ex, if I purchase a .ly domain and there is a dramatic political change in Libya, ...
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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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Buying a domain name directly from the registry

I bought a .io domain through Namecheap. I foolishly let my registration expire however, and now Namecheap wants an extortionate fee to reinstate it. I am not in a super urgent hurry to get my site ...
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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 ...
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My registrar blocked my account and will not release my domain name. How should I register it with other registrars? [duplicate]

I have registered a .buzz domain and after a week my registrar, blocked my account and changed the who-is info and name servers. When I got in touch with them, they told me that because they cannot ...
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I want to test major changes on my website without hurting SEO

I want to replace all my website files for new ones on the server and to test if they work alright but I don't want to be crawled while this is happening or if I am, I don't want the crawler to be ...
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Buy new domain, how remove already indexed pages?

I buy a old domain name and I am going to start new blog on it. Currently, it has more than 100 pages indexed by Google. How to remove all of them before start my site?
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Point Domain Names With keyword to main website?

This is Question has been asked several time on Stack Exchange. I have read all those answer, still there are certain some technical specification answered. After lot of research on Internet , I ...
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Google Change of Address tool when redirecting to a new domain and subdirectory

I realize that other forms of this question have been asked and answered (and marked as duplicate) here before. However, I haven't seen a question that responds to my particular use case, which is to ...
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Overhaul website - completely remove old content?

I am working on a client's website. It currently runs on WordPress and has a ton of pages which are badly created keyword stuffed, and not user friendly at all. Our plan is to completely overhaul the ...
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Multiple domains or one new domain or sub domains. Pros and cons

We run a website to provide cashback for forex traders from all over the world. Now, we'd like to add new services to our portfolio, such as cashback for poker, binary options and lots of online ...
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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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My website does not connect properly with my domain?

I made a website in wix for free. I registered a free .tk domain and hosted the domain in 1freehosting.com. I used file2hd.com to save my wix website. After that i uploaded that file to the ftp so ...
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How to have domain point to github pages?

So I have a domain registered with 1&1 and I recently decided to create my website using GitHub pages. I added as GitHub told me to, but how can I make my domain point to my GitHub page?
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How can I find the owner of a specific domain?

I found a domain which I would like to purchase. The website on the domain was last modified on 1998 and contains a single mail address. Obviously I tried to contact the owner by mail without success. ...
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How to use cloudflare with hostinger.in

I am using both cloudflare and hostinger now. In domain I updated nameservers to that of cloudflare. I use hostinger to host the domain. After I updated, in hostinger it said Your domain is not ...
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Most common routes between subdomains that generate revenue in Google Analytics

I need to be able to track revenue from the most frequent routes between multiple hostnames (let's call them foo.domain.tld and bar.domain.tld) in my google analytics account. For example, if someone ...
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.ES Domains and WHOIS information

I am interested in registering a .es domain - but what will show up on a WHOIS? thelettervsixtim.es for example seems to only list the name and email. Same with itun.es, and others like broni.es, ...
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Is it bad to add “the” to domain name if the domain name is not avaliable? (Updated)

I am designing a website that is like an online magazine about a product and unfortunately product.com is not available and is parked however theproduct.com and productmagazine.com are available. Is ...
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Email-prevalent domain, .xyz vs .email

Last month I got a .email domain with plans to become my primary email address, I like it because that gTLD clearly states the purpose, but after a month long test I have some doubts. Lots of email ...
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How do search engines identify keywords in domain names?

Do search engines identify keywords in domain names as substrings or special character separated strings, or both? For example: abcwidgets.com vs abc-widgets.com (obviously with "widgets" as the ...
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Terminology of the .com, .net etc. of a domain

I was thinking over the month about buying a domain name. While browsing, I found a few domains called .ninja. I looked it up, finding out that the meaning is nothing too serious. I want to search ...
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Can domain name contain trademark letters?

If for example I purchased a domain that contains NHS (national health system in the UK). For example nhsnews.com that contains news about nhs. Would I be in trouble and do I have to stop the site?
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In general, does the TLD matter for SEO?

I have to choose between my keyword + an uncommon TLD and my keyword with a prefix/suffix + .com. In general, is there a difference for SEO? I think some TLDs like .co are confirmed to rank lower. ...
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country code TLD vs second level ccTLD

I'm really worried about professionalism. My site would be something like http://mywebsite.uy instead of http://mywebsite.com.uy. What do you think about this practice? What should I have in mind at ...
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SEO International Websites usage of sub domains and ccTLD domains

Is it better to have separate country specific domains (which costs more money) or sub domains which define the country, for better SEO? e.g. example.com example.com.au example.co.uk vs ...
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How to use Cloudflare and Namecheap email forwarding at the same time?

I want to use Cloudflare, and it requires that I use their nameservers. The problem is that I'm using some features from Namecheap like email forwarding, which will be disabled (if I didn't get it ...
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Changing domain name - what are the practical steps involved [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I rename a domain and preserve PageRank? I launched a website a couple of years ago, bright eyed and bushy tailed, with dreams of conquering the world. ...
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Moving website on same IP from one domain TLD to another different using 301 redirect

If we want to move a website from one TLD to another, e.g example.com to example.org, while preserving SEO. We intend to do the following: Point both example.com and example.org to same IP where ...