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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (3)

4
votes
1answer
888 views

Google does not auto complete my website's name

When I type in my website's name into Google it gives all other competing websites names but never autocompletes mine. Did the other sites buy the autocomplete option from Google? My website is ...
4
votes
2answers
46k views

How to register a .er domain? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to register a “.er” domain. If so, how? Is there anyway to register a .er (for Eritrea) domain? I can't find information about, either ...
4
votes
2answers
179 views

Running a single web site on multiple hosts across the world to improve regional performance

Currently I have a web site that is hosted in the US, however there are people from all over the world that use it. Due to the site serving high bandwidth content, certain areas in the world ...
4
votes
1answer
221 views

Who Owns a Domain Name?

I have a friend (let's say his name is "Fred") who traded some services in exchange for someone (let's say his name is "Sam") to build him a website for his business. Rather than registering the ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
4
votes
4answers
26k views

How to host a single website on multiple servers?

I'm planning on releasing an iOS app that downloads video from my server. If hundreds of people on the launch day try to do this, then my website and the services that my server provides will clearly ...
4
votes
3answers
336 views

How do I get a domain from a grabber without paying? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Purchasing a Domain from a Domain Squatter A domain grabber has registered a domain that I wanted. All they're doing on the site is display ads. How do I get the domain ...
4
votes
1answer
163 views

Domains, hosting and the law

Currently I live in the Netherlands. So, what if.. I register a .CN domainname and upload my website to it. Under which law is my website? The Chinese or the Dutch? and I host my website at the Isle ...
4
votes
2answers
340 views

Finding the expiration date of a domain?

Is there a way to find the expiration date of a ".id.au" domain? I can't seem to find any information on any .id.au domain I search on.
4
votes
4answers
72 views

Should I minimize distance between registrar location and server

A few years back, I assisted in the move of the website content server from one host to another (in canada) due to better service pricing. Because of this, I had to designate a new registrar for my ...
4
votes
1answer
497 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

If I remove my A record, will it mess up MX records on that domain?

I am using DNSimple and S3/Cloudfront. Following their recommended configuration looks like this: myapex.com ------ REDIRECT --> www.myapex.com www.myapex.com -- CNAME -----> ...
4
votes
3answers
333 views

Best choice of domain name? (SEO)

This question is specifically about domain name choice. My client wants to maximize his site SEO, and he has two domain names, one of which he has for two years and is in the second page of Google ...
4
votes
3answers
170 views

Registering a domain directly at nic.sm?

I am an individual and would like to register a ".sm" domain. Nic.sm provides forms for individuals to send them by fax or mail and information for payment is also available. The cheapest reseller ...
4
votes
2answers
957 views

What is the impact to Google rank when I transfer a domain?

I'm buying a domain which already has 12 years, I would like to know if after the transfer for my id this domain will lose rank on google? or does it have any consequence for google rank ?
4
votes
2answers
103 views

Any good service where I can see if a domain is blacklisted by Google or not?

I have found a site from one of my friend said that this link is forwarded by godaddy support. http://onlinealley.com/seotools/googlebannedchecker/ But I don't think its result is right because i ...
4
votes
2answers
212 views

Train search engines to learn domain names that are not spelt correctly

I'm in the process of building a web app called Vybecast. I brought vybecast.com (and various other vybecast.tld's) a while back. Since then I've managed to secure and purchase vibecast.com (and also ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

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. ...
4
votes
1answer
261 views

Is it possible to get Google to treat a .it domain as a generic top-level domain? [duplicate]

We have the option of using a .it domain which is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain). We don't want it to be specific to Italy though, we want Google to treat it as a gTLD (generic top-level ...
4
votes
3answers
532 views

What is the general practice for country TLD subdomains

I'm trying to launch a website application that will focus on cities around the world, whereby TLD for each countries will be used. For example: www.website.de - Germany www.website.cn - China ...
4
votes
1answer
505 views

SEO impact of using regional TLDs like .me

It is common that people use regional TLDs with a fake meaning to register a good-looking website. A famous example is .me, which is popularly offered by most of registrars alongside generic domains. ...
4
votes
1answer
6k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
89 views

How to avoid fraud when purchasing a domain

I have approached a domain owner about purchasing their domain. We have agreed on a price, what is the safest/best way to send them payment and ensure I receive the domain?
4
votes
3answers
305 views

Having either www.domainname.com or domainname.com is really required? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: www and non www can suffer duplicated content When I go for any website review the first point I get from the reviewers is both of my www and non www domains should ...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

Point domain to Amazon EC2 Server

I just got a domain from a rather suspicious registrar and I want to point that domain to an EC2 instance from Amazon AWS. I already have an elastic IP ready and just need to point the domain to it. ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

Pointing a subdomain to Github Pages

I set up an Octopress blog on Github Pages at myusername.github.com. I now want blog.myusername.me (which currently has a Wordpress blog set up) to point to this Octopress blog. So I followed the ...
4
votes
3answers
97 views

Is using keywords in a domain enough to ensure a top position in Google? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? If I want to be listed top for the query "where is obama from", what more do I have to do beyond ...
4
votes
1answer
178 views

Can I use a .net domain for selling goods?

I have a .net domain. I plan to use it for selling goods/commercials. Is that ok? Are there any rules about domain usage?
4
votes
3answers
181 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
4k views

What is domain “masking” or “cloaking”? Why should it be avoided for a new web site?

What exactly is the domain name "masking" or "cloaking" offered by some hosting companies, (as opposed to redirection), and what are the various reasons it should be avoided when setting up a new web ...
4
votes
3answers
318 views

åäö in .com domain

Is ÅÄÖ allowed in .com domain? it is allowed in swedish .se top level domain. ie kåtbock.se which means hornygoat. According to to swedish internet magazine you can use ÅÄÖ in .com domain, but you ...
4
votes
3answers
199 views

My domain PageRank shows as unavailable, why is that?

My domain, http://www.anovaordemmundial.com , has been snatched by some opportunist when I failed to renew the domain. I know, it's all my fault :/ . After I have being ripped off and bought my domain ...
4
votes
1answer
544 views

Does profanity in the URL harm SEO?

I was about to register a domain name which has some profanity in it. Would the profanity have any influence on SEO, in particular would it harm the SEO of the site?
4
votes
1answer
34 views

co.il domain for sites that are not in Hebrew - Can work by means of SEO?

I have a site in Hebrew #.co.il and I cnnsider changing it from a native-Hebrew site to a native-English one; That is, the direction will be LTR instead of RTL, and most of the content will be in ...
4
votes
1answer
89 views

Domain Expired issues

We are facing a problem regarding the renewal of a Google Apps domain. Our domain is badrealam.com and it expired on 2014-02-07 as we mistakenly did not renew it. Now we are trying to renew it but ...
4
votes
3answers
194 views

Can I contact the owner of a domain name based on a WHOIS search?

I did a WHOIS search for a domain name that I want. I found some info about the registrant of the domain name, and while no useful direct contact info was given, there was enough there for me to do ...
4
votes
2answers
59 views

How do I tell who manages the domain when registrar = registrant

I am trying to track down the owner and/or domain host with a view to buying a specific domain. Fairly standard BUT, the registrant name is a person and they are also the registrar. No email details ...
4
votes
4answers
2k views

Will transferring a domain name to a new registrar cause downtime?

Will transferring a domain name to a new host cause downtime at all on the domain? It's the highest traffic time of the year for us but we really want to keep things moving and need to migrate hosts ...
4
votes
2answers
698 views

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 ...
4
votes
4answers
130 views

Is charging for a free domain transfer justified?

A client of ours is trying to transfer a .co.uk domain name away from her current web company. They are trying to charge her upwards of £100 for the transfer. I know that transfers of a .co.uk domain ...
4
votes
2answers
198 views

Transferring exotic domain names to major registrars

I am new to buying domain names and know they can be transferred from one registrar to another. Are there any limitations? Some registrars describe how to transfer domains from specific registrars, ...
4
votes
3answers
310 views

Strategy for hosting 700+ domains names, each with a static HTML site

I have a portfolio of more than 700 domain names, and ideally I'd like to put up a single-page HTML/CSS/JavaScript webpage for each domain. Is there a system/strategy/workflow that will allow me to: ...
4
votes
1answer
61 views

Is there a point to redirecting our collection of purchased domains?

We have 200+ domain names that we have purchased to prevent them from being poached and misused. These additional domains are not indexed, crawled or linked to. Is there a point to actually setting ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

How to understand if a domain is locked or not?

I have some domains, and I'd like to Lock them all, to prevent fraud chances. However, the control panel of the domain seller doesn't have this feature. I created a ticket for them, to lock all of ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

The best way to snatch an expiring domain?

There's a domain that I've been looking to acquire that is expiring on the 30th of this month. I don't think it is very popular, and the guy hasn't seemed to update the website in two years now. So, ...
4
votes
2answers
8k views

How to transfer domain registered through Blogger to a new registrar?

I'm preparing a client for migrating his Blogger blog to a self-hosting WordPress site. The client is currently running his Blogger blog using a custom domain name which he registered through ...
4
votes
2answers
449 views

What to do with my .name domain name?

Since 2006 or so I've owned a .name domain name (3rd level, eg. john.doe.name). I bought it originally at a service called FreeYourID.com, which offered the .name domain as well as automatically ...
4
votes
1answer
37 views

Exact Match Domain Extension Value

I'm looking forward to start a micro-niche blog. I have an exact match domain available in ".co" extension. If, for example, my keyword is "blue cone" so what would be a suitable domain name for me in ...
4
votes
2answers
43 views

Can I put content on a subdomain for search engines to index while leaving the main domain parked?

I registered a domain example.com. I created a subdomain sub.example.com. I submitted this site sub.example.com to search engines. The main domain example.com is still parked and is not on internet. ...
4
votes
1answer
238 views

Best practices for adding SSL and preserving backlinks

If I have many backlinks that points to http://example.com and then enforce SSL so that the URL then becomes https://example.com, What should I do to ensure that I do not lose these backlinks? One ...