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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Does domain suffix affect SEO? [duplicate]

my first question here! I have a question regarding URL suffixes. Say I have a company, let's call it example-it. If I then purchase the domain www.example.it, thus incorporating the company name into ...
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Getting an agency to release a client's domain [closed]

A friend of mine has a website with Therapysites.com (they create therapy sites for alternative therapy providers). She wants to move to a different hosting, but the service provider is charging 15 ...
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DNS: forward part of a managed domain to one host, but sub domain services to another (Google Apps)

I was going to post this as a comment against DNS: Forward domain to another host, but I don't seem able to do that. I'm in a similar situation. I have a DNS registered/managed by enom, except with ...
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Using mixed A-Type and CNAME

A (IPv4 Adresszeiger) doc.domain.de. IN A 301 to domain.atlassian.net jira.domain.de. IN A 23.23.xx.xx domain.de. IN A 301 to www.domain.de work.domain.de. IN A ...
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Changing domain name vs URL redirect to improve URL building

I have a domain named companyname.com with PR3 and would like to improve the SEO by adding my main keyword in the domain name. I'm thinking about: Buying the domain main-keyword-companyname.com and ...
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Is it possible to reference images outside the domain root?

I have a website with a file structure a bit like this.... /webroot/folder1/main - php, css etc files in here /webroot/folder1/data/images - images in here I.e. ...
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Set nameserver in WHM with VPS that has no domain name?

I have a new VPS I want to use to manage sites on. I need to set up nameservers so that I can point the domain names to the new servers. I know nameservers usually look like ns1.example.com where ...
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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 ...
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WP Network — Planning Long Term SEO (one large site versus microsites)

The Main Question is This (details follow below): Is it better to go with individual domain names for the various niches of a company's focus, or is it better to put it all under one domain? I'm ...
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Using “excel” word in the domain name [closed]

I intend to offer some Microsoft Excel tools from a site whose name I'd like to be something like www.exceltools.com, I'm worried whether it will impinge Microsoft's trademark term. I know using any ...
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Transfer websites and domains to new server

We have currently around 40 websites and 80+ domains/sub-domains in a shared 1&1 hosting package, and we just acquired a managed dedicated server with 1&1 as well. Now it's time to start ...
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How to determine, who to contact for transferring my Domain

My client's domain, www.daccusa.org, is hosted at inmotionhosting.com. They tell me though, that the domain itself, is not. I've spoken with two different customer supports at inmotionhosting.com and ...
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How do I map a customer's domain to a page in my website?

I'm considering starting a website that allows customers to map a domain they own and control, to their page or subdomain in my site. Do I need to have an IP address for each customer domain? Is this ...
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Website images stop loading

I have a website at www.bdgregg.com. The website was once hosted on a different server. I have moved the site to a new server. Everything remains the same as far as site content, images etc. However ...
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Multiple domains [duplicate]

I got 6 domains : company.ca and company.com (because both where free, but we are a canadian company but can do business with the rest of the world). Then, we sell sportwear because of the company ...
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I want to add www prefix in my sub domain

I have a domain name www.example.com. I have a sub domain like this image.example.com. When, I am trying to open www.image.example.com, it is not opening. My requirements is to open sub domain ...
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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 ...
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Combine redirect to naked domain and point existing content to /blog

I think the .htaccess setup for this ought to be fairly straightforward, but I'm having a hard time with it for some reason. I've just completed the migration of a WordPress single site installation ...
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Wordpress redirects to IP instead of domain

Following this blog post I set up Wordpress on an EC2 instance. I've pointed A records to my Amazon EC Elastic IP Address. After propagation, when I open my website with the domain name, it works. ...
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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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Pointing a parked subdomain to a real subdomain

I have two registered domains. Say the domains are originaldomain.com and parkeddomain.com. parkeddomain.com points to originaldomain.com. I also have a few subdomains in originaldomain.com, and I ...
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Domain name issues [1&1]

I'm trying to make my domain name point to my web-server. I own a domain through 1&1, and I have a linux computer I have set up to run as my web-server. I'm a student at college, and my college ...
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How do companies fake a domain registration date? [closed]

On a few separate occasions I have lost prominent domains to the scourge known as cyber-squatters. They've even snatched up a domain within 5 minutes of checking availability. One domain in ...
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Redirect domains single pages and maintain url

I have several domain names that need to point to individual pages on a single host and still maintain the URL. For example: examplesite1.com needs to point at mainsite.com/examplesite1.php but ...
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Cloudflare is it safe?

I am thinking of signing up with cloud flare, but since i'm not very familiar with the technical side of things, I wanted to ask here first. How safe is it to sign up with services, like cloud flare? ...
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Is using .se, Sweden's top level domain name, a bad idea for a website hosted in the United States [duplicate]

I have a client with a website name that ends with se. I thought instead of dealing with .com domain names I would register something like gardenho.se. Is there anything wrong with this? Does this ...
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issue with Domain, DNS and Hosting

I bought domains from GoDaddy. I bought hosting from NFS. I changed my DNS from GD to NFS. Do I require to host DNS on NFS for website to work properly, or can I host DNS back on GD? I am paying ...
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Domain migration and duplicate content/index issue

I have a website.net which I want to 301 redirect to website.com and I also want to change URL structure on some pages on the new .com site. Problem is that .com is currently set as Website Alias of ...
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Things to consider while picking domain name?

We want to buy a domain name for our company. But all of the domain name we've discussed has already taken by some one else. Is it good to use trailing character to existing domain name so we have ...
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web url forwarding to different port and subdirectory

I would like to forward anyone going to subdomain.old-domain.com:8014 to this new address subdomain.new-domain.com:8000/subdirectory (note a different domain AND different port PLUS a subdirectory) ...
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wordpress migration and testing on Amazon EC2

I will need to migrate a wordpress site to Amazon EC2. I've never done this before and it's not my area of expertise, so I'm following this guide. I am getting close to making the actual move (EC2 ...
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Google is not indexing the main domain

We have a main domain called www.riya.travel. If a user visits riya.travel from India it will redirect to the subdomain in.riya.travel . If a user visits riya.travel from another country, it will ...
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Why the sudden popularity of .io domains?

I've noticed a number of new webapps and sites are being hosted at .io domains (the top-level domain for the British Indian Ocean Territories). A couple examples include: Forecast.io GitHub.io ...
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If my domains expire and my hosting is still active, how can I get my previous site to display on a new domain?

Ok, so here's what happened. Last year I registered two domains(very important!) with an email address I no longer have access to(and I don't know the security questions). Same with the namecheap ...
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Pointing a sub domain to another server using directi control panel while domain.com is not hosted

Do we of course need a host for domain.com? Unfortunately currently the host for domain.com is down, so sub.domain.com cannot be redirected to where it should. Is there a way to at least activate the ...
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.htaccess redirection for my domain?

I have a site that has been hit hard with Penguin and Panda. So hard I have put up another domain and installed a CMS and rewritten the content the page has a good PageRank but was hit hard with ...
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CNAME: does a cname change the url that the browser displays?

I have a web site www.somewhere.com and I want the alias fr.somewhere.com. I set up a CNAME record for www.somewhere.com alias fr.somewhere.com. When a user types in http://fr.somewhere.com in their ...
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Is it possible to use Whois Guard on dot pro domains?

I have purchased two dot pro domains but the holder info is exposed. Is it possible to use Whois Guard or the like on dot pro domains? If so, Do you know any service provider or registrar that offers ...
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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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Buying a domain name, does it matter where the server is located?

When it comes to domain names, does it matter where the server is located? Let's say the server is in Canada and I have a .com domain, will this effect download speed? or is the .com just a word?
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Where can I buy .ar domain names? [closed]

I am having trouble finding a registrar that allows the purchase of one-off .ar domains.
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looking for a comparable service like one.com, but need more domain parkings? any ideas? [duplicate]

I have a simple and small website, webshop, email and mobile version. one.com would be OK for this, but I want to store some more domains which one.com won't allow. Thanks a lot people! rikolino
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Is there any system in place to recover a domain that expired and someone else has registered?

There was a domain name that was registered for many years for a DOS based software package. The original owners of the domain and software package passed away several years ago and at the time we had ...
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What is the best way to handle special characters for Google searches?

For example, originally my name is Denny Müller but I have used Denny Mueller for many years. This is common practice in Germany and it has the same meaning but with a different way of writing it. I ...
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How do I prevent spam domains from pointing to my site or IP?

I came across an issue where I saw a domain xyz.com that is pointing to mydomain.com. How do I prevent spam domains from pointing to my domain? I read some posts about setting my virtual hosts and ...
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Register a .ca domain from the US — proxy service

we ara a US-based business and interested in registering a .ca domain. I understand the Canadian Presence Requirements for Registrants - CIRA (www.cira.ca/assets/Documents/Legal/Registrants/CPR.pdf). ...
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I want to transfer a domain to another registrar

I have a domain registered at hostgator.com which would expire in a day.Now i want to use godaddy for the domain, what would be the best practise for me: 1. Wait for the domain to expire and then ...
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Moving site from its own domain to sub directory or subdomain - updating Webmaster Tools

Is it possible to tell Google's Webmaster Tools that our site hosted on www. has moved to a sub folder or perhaps even a subdomain? I know this is possible by using 301's but would appreciate if ...
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multiple domains for one site [duplicate]

I'm maintaining a website of a lodge which has a golf course, a spa and a restaurant and they all have seperate urls. Now, the main Lodge page contains all the content and for now, the other URLs just ...
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Registering multiple domains vs. subdomains

We are currently planning on registering multiple domains for different parts of the website we own. For example consider that we have example.com as the main domain and have assigned all the ...