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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Is there any ownership or policies related risk in buying ccTLD of another country? [closed]

I have the following questions: Let us assume that I do not belong to India but I want to buy a .in domain name: Is there a guarantee that I'll never lose the right to own my domain name provided I ...
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Is it better to put hyphens in a domain name?

Both in terms of SEO and user friendliness, is it better to put hyphens in a multi-words domain name or not ? For example, is www.stackoverflow.com better than www.stack-overflow.com ?
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SEO + international sites? country.domain.com or domain.country?

is it better to have seperate country specific domains (which costs more money) or subdomains which define the country, for better SEO? eg. stackoverflow.com stackoverflow.com.au ...
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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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What are the disadvantages of having a domain name with special characters?

What are the disadvantages of owning a domain name that contain special characters? Some special characters are, for example: áéíóú, àèìòù, äëïöü, etc. These characters open the possibility of ...
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Domain Authority during domain migration

I have a site that I want to migrate from one domain to another, the domain I want to migrate my site to currently has an existing site of mine on it. For the sake of this question let's call the ...
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One domain name - two servers? Is It Possible? [duplicate]

I want to use one domain name on 2 servers at a time.If one server is not working then my visitors can see my website without any problem from other server.Can i use one domain name on two different ...
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How can I make all created directories assign to a subdomain? [closed]

So we have a .php file that creates a directory that is named after user input from a form, and uses file_put_contents to have a n index.php already in that directory. Our problem is that it can be ...
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Set up DNS name servers for WP Engine

I have set up my blog on WP Engine, and have been given a CNAME. My domain name is registered with CrazyDomains, and currently the name servers are pointing to Linode servers (where the blog was ...
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Set DNS subdomain manually

I am using the Zpanel v10.1.1 + CentOS 6.5 after setup all, I transfer all mysql databases, files and then domain. All working perfectly. But I am stucked at subdomain, when we create a main domain ...
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Most suitable alternative domain suffix for a non-profit if .org is not available [closed]

If .us is best suitable suffix for a US located non-profit organization instead of .org, in a situation that .org and .com are not available? Or .net? or .agency? or a domain name by adding "the" to ...
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Point subdirectory to seperate website in IIS7 (hosted on same server)

I have 2 websites on the same server in IIS7. These websites are required to be separate (Application Pools will not suffice). I have a single domain and am not able to create subdomains. Because ...
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Website looks different on my connection compared to others

Ok, so this is quite a strange thing, the godaddy guy had no clue what I was talking about. Yesterday I bought a domain and set the nameservers to a webhost, my website was working, I then switched ...
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How to avoid domain removal attacks?

I see on my website log that someone tried the following URL: GET /domainsigma_removal_xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.html HTTP/1.1" 404 188 - "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; OptimizationCrawler/0.2; ...
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Is it possble to discover that an addon domain is owned by the same person as the main domain?

I have a business site (example.com) hosted at NameCheap. The hosting plan allows up to 4 addon domains. I have two more personal sites (a.com, b.com) on another hosting. Obviously for reducing the ...
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How to move a site to a new country with a new country top level domain?

We recently moved to Oz and we have bought a new domain name to launch over here. It is just a small run from home catering business, so searches are usually localized. My original plan was to 301 ...
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How did you set up your DNS records for an Azure Cloud Application

I would like some advice. I want to be able to have my zone apex and also www point to a cloud application that is running on Azure. Should I use: CNAME www.xx.com > ...
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Does anyone know where I can register a website with a .cat TLD?

I have been looking to register a website with the TLD '.cat'. I know it was created for catalan websites, but I want to do a domain hack, like bit.ly (which appears to be English). But all the hosts ...
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When does a .io domain drop and become available once it has expired

There is a .io domain name that has expired and I would like to purchase it. I understand with top level generic domains such as .com .net and .org they have several phases before they actually drop. ...
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Would domain forwarding or parking get my visitors to the same page?

I own the domains example.com and example.org from two different registrars. The main site is hosted under example.org. What is the better method for getting visitors to each domain to land on the ...
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Can I use Cloudflare with Tumblr or cache images manually?

I've just setup Cloudflare on my tumblr blog (with custom domain). 1) As I understand it, this was actually pointless because images on tumblr blogs are hosted on media.tumblr.com/.../inline.jpg and ...
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Why buy a domain name under multiple top level domains?

I have a client that want a website with a single domain name with many different extensions like: example.com example.org example.net example.mobi example.tv ... Just to be sure the saturate the ...
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Can multiple subdomains affect SEO results?

The question is there is one site named: www.example.com. But the issue with site is it can open after entering whatever instead of www. e.g.: xxx.example.com john.example.com micky.example.com ...
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Why do some domains have a '/' at the end of the home page URL? [duplicate]

I am wondering why some websites have a / at the end of their URL, but others don't. For example: www.google.com/ but then www.khanacademy.org (No /)
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How can URLs have a dot . at the end, e.g. www.bla.de.?

I never believed URLs could have a period at the end, as in www.google.de. (which obvious is not working). However, www.youtu.be. is working perfectly well. How did they manage that?
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What is the SEO effect of AJAX loading translated content from a global cookieless domain to several international TLDs?

We have one .com that has all our unique content and then 25 other ccltd sites that are translated versions of the .com for each country we operate in. We now want to serve up all static content of ...
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Can a .co.uk domain be converted to private anonymous registration?

I have a domain which I have registered in my own name and address. Is there anyway that I can make this private? I am currently using GoDaddy. I have seen 123-reg offer a private registration when ...
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How to fix separate virtual hosts serving intermingled content?

I tried to search Google for one of my domains. I'm hosting multiple different websites on a VPS account, they are obviously sharing the same IP address. To my surprise, the search results on one of ...
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Domain DNS propagation and resolution issue

I bought a domain from Bigrock and then updated its DNS name servers with my friend’s GoDaddy Windows Server. The DNS was updated and the propagation was completed in around 4 hrs I think. Later, we ...
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Would it be wise to prepay for 10 years on domain registration?

I have a domain name coming up to expire soon and i use it for business. Would it be wise to just pay for 10 years assuming prices are going to go up? I can't forsee it going down.
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Can a website ONLY have a generic top level domain

With the introduction of Generic Top Level Domains that groups can apply for, will it be possible to have a website's host consist of only a top level domain. For example, would it be possible for ...
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Block a random domain pointing at my dedicated IP

I have a random domain name which has it's A record going to my dedicated IP. Therefore duplicating content. Is there a way I can disable the domain at IP level maybe in iptables? I have a .htaccess ...
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Add a custom domain to a Google Drive website?

Is possible add a custom domain to a website created with Google Drive?
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How to setup www domain but show the domain without www in address bar [duplicate]

I have setup www.typeocaml.com and typeocaml.com both working. But what I want is that if a user type www.typeocaml.com in the address bar, browser loads the website, but display typeocaml.com. It ...
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If I need to redirect my WordPress site to a new domain with new hosting, how do I do so?

I have a Wordpress web site but need to change the name (from abc.com to tty.com). I was planning on duplicating the old web site to the new site. I don't want the old url to die, just in case ...
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Does it matter that our website can't be found without the www?

If you try and go to our website without typing the www. You get a page not found error. In my case it goes to a Yahoo 404 page where the website you typed is not even shown in the search results. ...
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Can I save sitemap.xml file in other domain? [duplicate]

I have 2 domain. Domain No.1 contains a sitemap index: http://example1.com/sitemap-index.xml with content like this: <sitemapindex> <sitemap> ...
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Registry doesn't publish ownship? [closed]

I thought that all registries were required to publish ownership, or some kind of information, even if it is their own information. But when I search this on the whois registry ...
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With www or without www Which is better to use? [duplicate]

I have just bought a new domain www.example.com .... Which is better for SEO: http://example.com or http://www.example.com I think people will make more links starting with www and will have more ...
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Diff. between with www & without www [duplicate]

Is there any diff. if I submit my site to google with www or without www? Which is best way to submit from above?
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Redirect 'A' record of domain, except for some paths

I'm using cPanel and Mailman (mailing lists) on a shared server with a webhost. After changing the 'A' record for one of my add-on domains (let's say abc.org), so that its website traffic goes to ...
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Add domain to VPS (DNS?)

I have a VPS and some domains. I want to add one of my domains to the VPS. My VPS provider has send me his Nameservers like ns1.example.com and ns2.example.com and I changed these DNS records in my ...
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What are the roles of IANA and ICANN in relation to domain names?

I am aware that IANA is a department of ICANN, but how are their roles divided? IANA should allocate IPv4 and IPv6 addresses to RIR's, allocate AS number ranges to RIR's and administrates the root ...
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How do domain names get into WHOIS database and which databases get updated for each domain?

The WHOIS query and response protocol is widely used for databases holding various Internet resources like IPv4 assignments, IPv6 assignments, AS numbers and RIR (for example ARIN in USA or RIPE in ...
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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 ...