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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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 ...
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Any evidence that subdomain can help with domain authority and vice-versa?

Many articles about subdomain vs subfolders report that subdomains can help with the domain authority of the parent domain and vice versa (I am assuming one owns both domain names). Yet, I cannot find ...
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Is it possible to configure a .htaccess file to access example.com/subdomain/ without any redirects?

I need to configure 2 CMS's on a domain. The first is on example.com. The other is on subdomain.example.com. Is it possible to configure a .htaccess file so that the second CMS is accessible as ...
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How to use DNS to set the subfolder of one domain to point to another domain

I have a situation where I need a subfolder in one domain to point to a second domain, so that http://domain1.com/domain2/ points to http://domain2.com. I need the root folder of domain1.com to ...
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What is the purpose of .black domains? [closed]

I know that each top-level domain has its own story behind (country, organisation, company, etc). But what is the story of .black domain? What kind of people would register .black? What people would ...
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Does it matter if I market good-keyword.com or companyname.com?

Let's say I offer a service that I call "Small business booster”. I have purchased the equivalent of smallbusinessbooster.com (and a bunch of synonyms and misspellings). I have also managed to ...
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How to understand scheme://host.domain:port/path/filename?

I'm learning HTML at www.w3schools.com/html/html_urlencode.asp and don't understand this sentence: host - defines the domain host (default host for http is www) Example ...
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Can I switch 301 redirect direction from A->B to B->A and how does it affect SEO?

I have a blog that has been up for a few years. It doesn't contain a great number of pages but the domain name contains two keywords that I want to rank for, like keyword1-keyword2.com. I have ...
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Using IT in domain name good practice?

i need to register domain for computer repair shop, say i found hypothetically example.com but its taken, so i tried exampleIT.com and its available, however its sounds kind of trivial with IT at the ...
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One website for two different businesses will cause SEO problems? [duplicate]

I want to do 2 separate businesses at same time one IT Tech Support another Web Design and originally was going to go with two separate domains and market them separately however cannot find a decent ...
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What are the SEO implications of using one domain as home site with additional domains as subdirectories?

I own three domain names: example.com example.supply example.farm I want them to behave as if .supply and .farm are subdirectories, so in the file path it could lay out like so: public_html ...
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Can anyone buy my registered domain?

Is it possible for anyone to buy a domain that I have already registered? I registered a domain through Moniker and it has not expired yet. But it is displaying available through who.is I can not ...
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Where can I go to see all the associated domains that are linked to one domain on a specific server? [closed]

What site can show me all of the related sites on a specific server when I enter in one domain name? I just want to know how many other sites are hosted on the same server as the domain name.
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Where can I get a list of DNS entries for a domain name? [closed]

What is a site that I can go to get a list of all the DNS entries for a specific domain name? Say I wanted to see what the MX, NS, and whatever else is associated to the domain name?
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Does a Name Server change on a domain also affect Name Servers of sub-domains of that domain?

We've got a web application product whose home page is at, for example, abcd.com One of our clients is running the web application on a sub domain. E.g. customer.abcd.com Both domains are currently ...
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Does having a ccTLD mean your domains is less likely to show up in other countries?

The .com is unavailable, so I'm considering purchasing the ccTLD for my new company. That said, at some point I'll probably wish to sell the product internationally (even if just online), so I'm ...
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Should I change my domain suffix for better SEO?

In the start of 2013 my blog started to fail. I do not know whether its the result of a SEO problem or because I didn't write much. I received a lot of guest post requests and accepted many. They ...
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Is example1.mysite.com called multiple domain or subdomain?

I have these sites, example1.mysite.com, example2.mysite.com, ... etc. I was wondering what is the proper term for that? I heard multi-domain, and subdomain being used. Are they interchangeable, if ...
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Tracking multiple subdomains and domains going to the same site, separately in Google Analytics

I have a new site that has multiple top-level domains and subdomains all going to it: www.domain.com, campaign.domain.com, chicago.domain.com, domain2.com - all go to the same site/site directory. ...
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Bought a domain that used to be an adult site

However, its no longer an adult site, and now suitable for all ages. Google/Bing keep looking for URLs from the old site. I made sure they all 404, but is there a better procedure? Should I 301 those ...
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Point a domain to another domain

What I want to do is, I want to point my domain which I registered from Dot TK ( a free domain registration service ) to another domain which I am currently hosting on Freeola ( a hosting service ). ...
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IP address not pointing to domain name I expect it to

I am administering this site: http://www.epicperks.com. As per GoDaddy's control panel as well as this service, the IP address pointing to http://www.epicperks.com is 50.63.210.1. However, when I ...
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What should I do after changing DNS records and my site is not resolving?

My domain is not resolving after updating its DNS records 10 hours ago. I bought the domain from GoDaddy and hosted it on a different server. They guided me to alter two domain entries: the first is ...
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Website opening both on domain name and IP. Is that a problem?

So, http://site.com/ and http://123.321.123.32/ both are displaying a web page. From SEO point there is content duplication issue when both domain and IP displays the same content. This can be solved ...
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How do you send a URL request with upper-case characters in the domain name?

I wanted to see how my site would respond to a request if the hostname is in capital letters instead of the usual lower-case. I tried doing that on FireFox and Chrome, but they automatically convert ...
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Displaying urls with case sensitivity

I just bought the domain name http://www.startupsandfinance.com/. During the registration process I tried to buy it like http://www.StartupsandFinance.com/ but could not do that because they ignored ...
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How do you monitor your own domain expiry?

I'm currently managing several domains and find it a pain to keep track of those expiry dates and make sure they get renewed. What I do now is to manually add those domains to a to-do manager with a ...
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Domain, SSL Certificate and Webhost in from different providing companies

I am planning to migrate from godaddy to another webhosting company but not including my domain registrations. I have two domain names and I am planning to get one free domain name from the webhosting ...
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google result only shows canceled domain

I created a blog with blogger. Then I took .tk domain for my blog. However later I bought .com domain. Then I canceled my .tk domain. now google search shows .tk results. But ger error once click ...
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Can we preserve our old domains Pagerank but cut all ties with the old domain such that it doesn't redirect?

Here's the situation - a client of mine has recently changed their company name and have changed their web address. They want to completely cut all ties with their old brand, so they have told me that ...
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Can't have CNAME for domains root, using noip to point to static host

I'm aware that I'm unable to have a CNAME as the domains root under the ruling 3.6.2 of RFC 1034, however I'm using noip to point to a static hostname. Currently I have www pointed to my noip static ...