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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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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 ...
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Is it a bad idea to use a domain hack for my personal website name?

I want to create a personal webpage for info about myself (potentially for employment or other contact purposes), but the .com extension for my intended name is already taken. The name I want ends in ...
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With www or without www Which is better to use? [duplicate]

I have just bought a new domain www.example.com .... Which is better for SEO: http://example.com or http://www.example.com I think people will make more links starting with www and will have more ...
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How to begin editing sites? [closed]

I'm new to creating web-sites and I have just registered a domain name here: from Europe Registry and started trial version of hosting from: ispserver.com. I shall connect domain and hosting somehow ...
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Is all data about a domain name provided to a TLD registry by the registrar visible on Whois?

I am trying to understand more about how the domain registration process works between the registry and the registrar. My question is when a domain name is registered by a registrar such as GoDaddy, ...
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How can I de-share third level .name domain which would allow me to register the second level domain?

Sometime ago I registered a third level .name domain of the type john.doe.name. I just realised that I could have registered the entire second level domain doe.name, which would grant me control of ...
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Do I own a registered domain?

A couple of years ago I entered (as a silent partner) into a business. I was asked if I could get a website up and running, which included registering the domain. We have since parted ways but the ...
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website won't work without www. on 123-reg [duplicate]

I've got a website that works with my custom domain name with the www. but when I type it in without the www. it doesn't show up, and I've had customers wondering if my website is down because of ...
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change the static IP address to domain name

I have a static IP and hosted my site in this.Working fine. But I want to change the URL name (static IP) to a domain name. I have one domain name already registered. I have http://xx.xx.xx.xx/ but I ...
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The SEO Impact of Migrating from Free Hosting on WordPress.com to Own Hosting

I have a blog (which serves as a commercial site) hosted on free wordpress.com. Since I now want to customise and get ownership of the whole thing I am thinking of either self hosting or upgrading ...
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We changed our domain a year ago to .com but old site is still number one when searching

I changed our companies domain name a year ago from radfan.co.uk to radfan.com. When typing radfan into Google the number one result is still radfan.co.uk rather than the .com. This is not the case ...
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Should I redirect the site IP address to the domain name

I have been told by an SEO company to redirect the site IP to the domain using a 301 redirect. This will apparently improve the SEO ranking of the site. The site has a dedicated IP address. Is this ...
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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 ...
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Can merging 4 sites into 1 help?

The company I work for has 4 websites. There is a related theme to them (all IT services or web design / development). All have unique content. I am hearing more and more that these need to be ...
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How to Add Two Domains ON 1 IP using webmin

I am a new user of webmin and I have two domains site1.com and site2.net. I have one dedicated IP for the server and I have set site1.com to use following name servers ns1.site1.com and ns2.site1.com ...
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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 ...
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Domain renewal/transfer gandi.net

I'm in kind of a difficult situation here: I have a domain (a .at domain) and transfered it to gandi.net a couple of months ago. Now it's time to renew my domain but when I tried to do the renewal it ...
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Domain name transfer: do you lose years left at current registrar?

I have a domain registered at GoDaddy. it was registered for five years (two years ago). whois records shows it will expire some time in 2015. Now I want to transfer to Gandi. The problem is Gandi ...