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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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How to move a single page of content to a new domain

I am trying to figure out best-practise for moving a single page of content from one domain to another in a way that will preserve search engine ranking. I have found plenty of instructions for ...
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With a new company name, is it better to switch domains or use an alias from an SEO perspective?

I have a customer who's company has changed names from "CompanyX" to "BusinessY". Their domain is companyx.com, and have registered their new domain, businessy.com, with a CNAME to companyx.com. ...
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Can I pre-register or register a domain with a new domain suffix from ICANN directly?

I want to buy a domain with the suffixes: .zone and .moe I have found some sites that say you can pre-register them, which are listed below: ...
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Concerns regarding registering a domain name with a home address

If I purchase a domain, I'm usually required to enter an address. Usually, the address can be accessed publicly by any sort of WHOIS lookup. I'm uncomfortable publishing my real home address; what do ...
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The effect in Google of the word “the” in a URL?

Keywords in your URL are extremely weighted, and I am aware of most bad practices, but the question as to whether the word "the" in a URL, as in www.thewebdesigner.com, is a bad idea or not is very ...
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301 redirect from a country specific domain

I originally started using a .do domain extension for my site, but later realized that this country specific domain would prevent us from appearing in search results for places outside of the ...
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How can I use a custom domain with Google App Engine?

I have purchased a domain from GoDaddy and I want to host it using Google App Engine. But when I added it to the app's custom domain, it asked me to sign up for "Google Apps for Business" (it is a ...
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How to access a website hosted on a shared server (and IP), when its domain is not working?

I'm trying to find out alternative ways to access a website (not mine), which has temporarily lost its domain name due to it expiring. The site owner didn't realise the domain would expire and it has ...
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Automated hosting

I'm going to make a web service, where people can register domain names and host their sites, which they order from us. Also I need proper billing. For this purposes I'm going to buy Hetzner root ...
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Google Webmaster Tools change domain from third level

I had a blog running on Tumblr on foobar.tumblr.com and at some point I thought I'd just get foobar.com and set that up as a custom domain. Yet, as far as I can tell, there is no way I can ...
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Free/ cheap way to receive and send emails from @mydomain account [closed]

I want to be able to receive email from a few xxx@mydomain email accounts and also send email from those addresses. Now, I'm looking for a very, very cheap, or free alternative. To receive my email, ...
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The name of my startup returns many search engine results - will using it as a domain name cause problems with SEO?

I've come up with a good name for an online service startup that has the .com, .net and .org domain names available for it, and is also available on most social networks that we care about. The bad ...
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If I have a 500 Internal Server Error should I contact my web hosting or domain registrar?

Who are you supposed to contact when you see a HTTP 500 error?
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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 ...
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Why subdomains of Blogspot/WordPress like sites are treated as different domains or sites?

As I know, maps.google.com or mail.google.com all comes under the same domain and its all are subdomain. Entire web treats these subdomain as the part of main domain and they have same Alexa rank, ...
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Looking for a Domain Manager [closed]

I am looking for the best Domain "management" company. Have about 500+ domains at the moment and acquire more on a daily basis. Would prefer to have a full-service company take over the daily ...
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Multiple top level domains - should I redirect/rewrite or leave them?

I have a website which has many top level domains e.g. mywebsite.com mywebsite.org mywebsite.co.uk mywebsite.org.uk The website is advertised as mywebsite.org.uk. But I expect lots of people will ...
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What happens to my website when domain name expires

I am new to this. Someone just created my website for me for free, and all I did was to pay for the domain and hosting. My website is new with just around 4 posts. I cannot complete it because I am ...
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Registering a domain without an email address

I am soon going to be getting a domain and setting up email addresses for me and a few of my partners in business. I personally do not want to be tied to my current Outlook.com email address and I ...
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Permanent redirect domain to www subdomain without web.config

I've just set up a site via 1and1 and have run into an issue, I want to accomplish the simple task of redirecting the root domain to the www sub domain however due to complications I cant seam to ...
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How to I register a domain name that has been registered? [duplicate]

I am writing to ask about a domain name I wish to own. I have contacted the domain owner (by performing a WhoIS search) by email and have not received a reply. I have tried contacting him for over a ...
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Using one IP for Nameserver like NS1 and NS2

Please I like to know why I can't use my one IP on my nameserver like: ns1.mydomain.com = 67.111.78.12 ns2.mydomain.com = (but the IP could be assigned here)
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Benefits of sharing one IP, or prefarably assigning a new IP?

I think I am lost but not found yet, please as regards this very topic; my issue was that I bought a new VPS using WHM optimised and it's just one domain meaning one IP. All I want to know is the ...
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Domain, subdomain and path forwarding

I have four domains: domain.in domain.com domain.org domain.co.in I want to make domain.in as my main domain. I want to forward all my other domains to it. I want to set up forwarding such that: ...
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How to backorder a .io domain name [closed]

There is a .io domain name I want to buy when it becomes available in 12 months time. What is the best tool to buy this automatically?
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Buying a domain in other country: larger response times?

I bought a domain in a very well know provider of domains in USA (Godaddy). Now I want to use that domain for a site (local bussines) hosted in a server in Spain, and I'm wondering if I will get ...
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Setting up VPS: How to configure name servers

So I got a VPS set up (LAMP) and have transfered a couple of sites over. Now I want to point my domain names from the old host to the new VPS host, which does not have any name servers yet. On my ...
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Create A record from the terminal

I have contracted a linux VPS and a domain (www.myproject.com). After that, in the same site from my user area, I have registered a pair of DNS (ns1.myproject.com and ns2.myproject.com) associating ...
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After changing DNS a domain shows differently on different browser?

I have changed the nameserver's of one of my domains but I found a problem that within Firefox these changes have not updated as expected, however this problem does not occur in other browsers such as ...
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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 ...