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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SEO domain advice: sol-spl.com vs sol-spanish.com [duplicate]

I'm taking Spanish lessons from a school that uses a domain name sol-spl.com (not the actual domain), where sol is the name of the company, and spl stands for "Spanish private lessons". I was ...
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Moving a website to a new domain

I want to start a blog, but until buying the domain name, I'm writing some post templates in an "offline" website. Now I'm wondering to test my posts' SEO performance, so is it a good idea to allow ...
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Is buying a localized domain and redirecting it to my main site a good idea for SEO? [duplicate]

I want to set up a couple of URLs to point to my main site. For example, if I were an SEO expert in London, would it be a good idea to buy the domain seo-expert-london.com (which would then redirect ...
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Domain blocked in spamhaus

I registered a domain with bigrock.in a week ago. During my website's development phase, I sent several mails using PHPMailer to test Gmail accounts. The HTML message body contained a link to my ...
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transfer a “caught” domain to another registrar

I managed to catch a backordered domain with dropcatcher.co.uk and I'm now looking to transfer it to my preferred registrar which is dynadot.com. Having read various guides on transferring domains, ...
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Why do we have to wait 60 days between each domain transfer?

I understand that ICANN does make the rules requiring this, but I don't understand why we have to? Each time we do transfer the domain, we have to pay to do so. That partially stops fraud. I also do ...
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301 Redirect a domain to another domain, but keeping the subdirectories the same

Is it possible to configure a top-domain (http://x.com) (DNS/.htaccess/else?) to redirect to another domain (http://y.com), whilst if you navigate http://x.com/subdir/index.html, you'd see the files ...
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HostGator and 123reg

I am trying to set up my website to work with Hostgator, and 123reg. I have mapped my IP address that HostGator gave me, to my 123reg domain name I just bought. What I did was the following: ...
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multiple IPs/webservers, single domain

Our main website is on a Windows server. We're migrating our Blogger blog to WordPress and I think I want to use a Linux-based webhost instead of our Windows server for this, just because I understand ...
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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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Does a longer registration length/period for a domain name improve its SEO and search ranking?

While I was renewing a domain of mine with a well-known domain registrar, the support person who was on call with me said that I'd improve the SEO ranking of my domain if I increased the registration ...
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Redirecting entire old domain to new domain [duplicate]

I was wondering if anyone can help with this problem. So far I've had no luck experimenting and looking on forums. I have a client that had an old website. I made a new website for him with a new ...
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What determines domain value?

I want to buy a domain but everywhere I go they tell me that domain costs $ 4000 who or what determines the value of this domain and why is it so high?
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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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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 ...
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Somebody registered a global top level domain and pointed it to my site, should I be concerned?

A friend runs a website with a name like "BlackAndBlueToday.com" (not real name). Recently, she received an email that read like this: "We recently registered the domain name BlackAndBlue.Today then ...
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Should I use a dash instead of double vowels in a domain name?

Let's say I am trying to register a domain name - dangerous to talk about before the fact, I know. First off my purpose: I am creating a website to petition for changes to a state-controlled road ...
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During a domain auction for the .com version of my domain, it redirects to my site

I own a web domain that is quite well known in certain circles. The .com of the same name is now being auctioned off at a price I certainly do to wish to pay. The person in question is auto ...
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The previous owner of my domain hosted pirated content, what is the best course of action?

Judging by my error logs, the Google craler errors, and the massive amount of DCMA takedown notices I get it has become apparent that the previous owner of my domain name (ianspence.com) used to host ...
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Why are subdomains important? [closed]

I am a noob and am just wondering.
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Which domain name is best? [closed]

I am planning to buy a new domain for my blog. My name is Joel. If I choose a domain as joelblog.com or something like that will it be nice? Or should I choose a name like expertthings.com or ...
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Pointing Domain to VPS

I'm trying to point my domain name that's registered through HostGator to my Windows VPS registered through GoDaddy. I'm using Plesk 11 as my Control Panel. I was reading this article from GoDaddy: ...
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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 ...
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123-reg missed domain registration

A few weeks ago I renewed a domain that was coming up to expiration for 10 years with 123-reg for £114.00, it was paid for, we received the invoice stating it was paid - and the control panel ...
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Will duplicating near similar content across two different sites affect SEO?

I have two local websites targeting different countries (kindlemalaysia.com and kindleindonesia.com), both of them are in English. These two websites have the same purpose, and they should be able to ...
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Keyword ending ccTLD domain names and SEO

There is huge number of ccTLD top domain names that is available for registration. This is country specific domains could be used for keyword ending domain. e.g assemb.ly, architectu.re, stud.io.... ...
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Should I register the domain name that has not popular top level domain name?

Let's say for example you want to register domain name assembly.com or assembly.net and find out that they are already registered (not available). Would you go with the domain name assemb.ly in such ...
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Domain bidding. The seller of the domain has failed to respond

I was trying to place a bid on domain trough sedo.com and got such response: We regret to inform you that the seller of the domain has failed to respond to your bid in spite of our repeated ...
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Need help to understand the status of domain

Hi guys may be some one can help me to understand that DNS record: Registrar: GODADDY.COM, LLC Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com Name Server: ...
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My domain reseller is nearing bankruptcy. What to do?

I have a personal domain registered with KalyHost, which is owned by Tibanne, Ltd., owner of Mt.Gox, that is in a bankruptcy protection. According to WHOIS, KalyHost is just a reseller, with the ...
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Best practice for using 'www.domain' vs. naked domain?

DreamHost gives me the option to use www for my site's URL, to remove www from the site's URL (i.e., "naked domain"), or let the visitor decide. Is there a best practice for this? I notice Google ...
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When, if ever, and how, would Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc will add the new gTLD to their search results?

New domain names like .photos .gallery .repair etc are being released every month. I tried running a generic search for some things, and I could not find any of those in the results. Any idea if ...
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HTTPS and HTTP URLs point to different places?

I own and use a domain for a project. When I type in my domain preceeded by HTTPS instead of HTTP, I am re-directed to a compromising website. How is this possible? Did somebody buy the HTTPS ...
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What nameservers should I use for GitHub Pages when using a custom domain?

I am using a custom domain for a GitHub Pages site. They said to set CNAME or A record. But what nameservers should I use? What is the default, or should I leave it blank?
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How to see my domain name in URL with Google appEngine

I have a domain name : somewhere.com this domain is mapped to somewhere.appspot.com the Google hosting service. Everything works well BUT When the users want to click on a link, they see the link as ...
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Can I legally get hold of a domain name for which I hold a trademark?

I currently have a classified ads domain in the .co.uk extension (say piggybank.co.uk). I am about to register the website and its name as a trademark. There's also a website with the same name in ...
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How to renew 10 years registeration

Do I have to loose my domain registered 9 years and 11 months ago? ICANN says maximum length of time for registration is 10 years. As far as I learnt through registrars,I can renew my domain only up ...
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How do I turn 'off' a (hosted) domain's web server while leaving email intact?

I have a web hosting account at HostGator (for a domain registered with Namecheap), where I would like to only use email, and completely turn off the website/webserver (for that domain), such that it ...
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Should a domain be accessible via IP as well?

I have a domain which is accessible through the domain name of course. However, it seats on a unique IP, as it is hosted on a VPS. But I can't access it through that unique IP (I'm getting into a ...
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DNS - domain conflict? [closed]

I was given two domains: domain.com & domain.info (they are on GoDaddy). And I was also given two servers, 107.105.38.99 - Rails app and 107.107.90.17 - Wordpress platform, on Digital Ocean. ...
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Domain Content at Different URL [closed]

I know next to nothing pertaining to this topic, so I will do my best to describe my situation. I tried looking for answers, but I think I just need someone to put it into layman's terms for me. I am ...
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Domain name expired and sold to New Venture Services

My domain name expired and although I was working with my Network Solutions to update my information somehow they let my name go and it was picked up by NVS Corp. At this point I can not get any ...
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Make a domain point to another domain

I have never been able to figure out how to do this. I am working on a PHP script. With my script, each user will have access to their own site. For example, the URL for this would be ...
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Change to .travel domain when “traveling” is part of business name?

I have a business called Easter Island Traveling. The current URL is www.easterislandtraveling.com. Would it be a good idea to buy the domain www.easterisland.travel? Personally I really like the ...
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Unwanted redirect from a domain to my site

An external person from my client company registered a domain and redirected to my client URL. For instance, if you type unwanteddomain.com it redirects to myclientdomain.com. Is there any way to ...
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Main domain and subdomain are same contain

One website example.com and second website is subdomain of example.com like example.example.com. Both website are same in terms of both content and functionality but written in different programming ...
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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 ...
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Directing Domain to Hosting Directory

I just purchased a domain on Dreamhost, let's say foo.com. I already have hosting, let's say at 123.4.56.789, and have setup a directory foo.com which is accessible at 123.4.56.789/foo.com/. I can set ...
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Personal domain names? [closed]

As a CompSci student, I felt it was appropriate to create a personal website. It appears I'm a tad late to this domain name game. My Surname.com/co.uk/me.uk/net/org/name/info/me are all taken. My ...
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Why can I access a website through IP address but not by it's domain name?

I'm using CentOS, LAMP and Wordpress.org I have added and edited a virtual host on the apache server. For servername I put the hostname that is output when I typed the command hostname. Now I'm ...