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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Require valid ServerName in httpd.conf

I have two virtual hosts, and have sites1.com and sites2.com pointing to my server. All works fine. <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName site1.com DocumentRoot /var/www/site1/html ...
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Providing fake info during domain registration - does it matter?

As you are all most likely aware already all domain registrars ask for your personal information. Such personal information includes: Forename and surname Address information Email address ...
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SEO and domain name change

Background: My website is not showing up high enough in rankings. We are in a niche market - particularly in the aircraft satcom business. When searching for satcom our competitors are on top - there ...
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Which domain shows in search results? .CA or .COM

I have a client with an existing and established .com website. We currently added a .ca domain with duplicate content so that users in Canada will recognize this as a Canadian company as well (we have ...
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DNS Domain problem

Today, I created a free domain on grendelhosting.com. When I try to enter to file manager the host say: Your domain is not pointing to our nameservers at the moment, so services like FTP, file ...
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Do I need to redirect my “A” DNS too?

I'm trying to redirect my GoDaddy's domain to another hosting. I have added the name servers, but the hosting website says "You can also point your domain ("A" DNS record) to this IP: [ip here]". ...
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Is my potentially spammy sounding domain name hurting my SEO?

We are travel bloggers who run the blog tillthemoneyrunsout.com. We've been traveling for over 4 years now and although the domain name doesn't make that much sense anymore it did when we were ...
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Mail management custom domain Google apps for work

The situation is: I have a domain, let say it is: mydomain.com. is was configured to manage its own mail, there are several e-mail accounts configured on it. a@mydomain.com, b@mydomain.com, ...
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Get IP address of website

How do i access my website using ip address. I try to ping my site example.com and its give the ip address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, but when i try to browse my website using ip address its gave me "pageok". ...
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SEO implication of removing www from domain

For purely cosmetic reasons I'd like to change the redirect on my domain from www.example.com to example.com. There's plenty of SEO advice floating around on the internet, but in 2015 is this ...
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Require domain alias to show in browser address bar

Similar to question posted here (but not related to sub directories): .htaccess redirect of domain name alias to main domain but must show up as the alias domain I am trying to direct traffic from an ...
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Domain Name Registration via Microsoft?

Is it possible to get Domain Name Registration services through Microsoft? I am currently using two well-known companies for two different domains and I am not happy with either of them. One of the ...
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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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Best practices for domain names with foreign characters

Suppose you're starting a new web site with the (completely made up name) of "El Niño." Some obvious options for your domain name would be: elniño.com elnino.com And typically, of course, you'd ...
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Can a subdomain interfere with the ranking of a root domain?

We have recently added a free subdomain for SEO purposes. We are getting a high position in searches, but the problem is Google is not showing our main website in some of our keywords any more. I ...
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Google Analytics direct visitor statistics distorted due to domain forwarding

I am forwarding traffic from one domain to another which is hosting a site with Google Analytics. The forwarding is done via the registrar's URL forwarding tools, which allows us to avoid creating an ...
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Changing the domain name of the existing website built on ASP.NET & IIS 7? [closed]

I have a requirement where I want to change the domain name of the existing website with the new one but before doing so I want to analyze the impacts: The website is based on ASP.Net with IIS 7 ...
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My website does not connect properly with my domain?

I made a website in wix for free. I registered a free .tk domain and hosted the domain in 1freehosting.com. I used file2hd.com to save my wix website. After that i uploaded that file to the ftp so ...
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Change of domain name

I have a the following case. A client of mine had a domain name (registered to his company), but anyways the domain was arbitrated by another company that won it. The problem is that now we can't ...
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Nginx Reverse Proxy for Tumblr

I'm currently trying to set up a reverse proxy redirecting a domain to a tumblr blog. I've set up NGinx using this Gist. My nginx configuration looks like so: upstream tumblr { server ...
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How do I pick a domain name for a C programming website?

I want to make a blog but I am confused by its current domain name. I searched Google for the keywords and found these to be very rich: C programming C language C language tutorials The problem is ...
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Are webmaster accounts required for non-email domains?

I see that best-practice for domains using email should have a webmaster account (and the other normal accounts), but what if you don't have any email addresses for that domain? We have our primary ...
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URLs which begin “www2”

I was sent a link recently http://www2.biotech.wisc.edu/ I've occasionally noticed this appear in some web addresses, where does the "2" come from? Does it mean anything? How would I go about getting ...
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Why do some sites append a number to the www of their domain? [duplicate]

I have been seeing this more and more on web sites lately. At first is though this was some artifact from development or internal process but as I see more sites with it I am beginning to assume it's ...
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Subdomain forwarding to another domain

Graphic: http://i.stack.imgur.com/bZZ8U.png Problem: status.renfi.ga has to display the content on hostinger.com and renfi.ga the content on my homeserver Question: On which point does i have to ...
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Default DNS records with WHMCS + cPanel/WHM + NetEarthOne

I use the billing system WHMCS to automatically send invoices and use it's auto-setup functions. My control panel is cPanel/WHM. I use NetEarthOne to resell domains. cPanel/WHM and NetEarthOne are ...
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Pointed my domain to new address, cannot now send or receive emails

I recently updated mydomain.com A record to point to a new ip and www.mydomain.com CNAME to a new address and now I can't send or receive emails. I have the mail.mydomain.com record still pointing to ...
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Google webmaster tools:We were unable to connect to your server. (site verification)

I have a shared webhotel that has three domains. Only one of them can be verified through webmaster tools. All domains are though live and working websites but can't be verified. I've checked DNS ...
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SEO: How to choose a domain name containing two or more words?

Suppose if I want to choose a domain name containing two words say - one and two. When it comes to Search Engine Optimization which of the following is the better way of naming the domain? ...
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Can't remove an old domain from Bing when DNS no longer resolves

I'm trying to use Bing's Content Removal page to remove an old domain from search results. The domain belongs to an old staging site and is no longer live, but got picked up by Bing somewhere along ...
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Why is my new domain email triggering spam filters? [migrated]

I recently purchased and set up a new domain to send emails with Google Apps but noticed many of my emails are going to spam. I ran it through the isnotspam.com spam report and got this report. This ...
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How to handle www and non-www? [duplicate]

tl;dr : For SEO, should I redirect from one to the other or list both on the DNS records? It seems that most experts think that both www and non-www should exist. (Please correct me if I'm wrong.) ...
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Are the new gTLDs considered less stable?

I'm looking at creating some links using a .link gTLD but I'm unsure about whether I can trust new gTLDs for pages that I need to last 2-4 years minimum. As of the start of 2015, how stable are the ...
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Domain search availability of my domain.* (any TLD) [closed]

I've spent hours looking for this and I'm surprised I haven't found one: Where can I do a domain availability search that searches all TLDs including all gTLDs for a given query like mydomain.*?
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How to redirect a domain to another without having SEO issues ? [duplicate]

I have two domains: mydomain.com and mydomain.fr . I want people who goes to mydomain.fr to see the exact same wordpress install (same content, articles, users etc and when they post on the .fr it ...
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How do I check if my site is banned in Saudi Arabia?

I have a website which allows sexuality explicit materials for some reason. Recently, going through Google Analytics I realized that I stopped receiving traffic from Saudi Arabia. I'm very curious to ...
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Is there a list of public release dates for certain top level domains?

I want to register a .man domain but I have no idea when its going to be available. and is it possible to pre-register this domain name? when i search for it on namecheap or godaddy no .man domains ...
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How to integrate multiple domains in a SEO friendly way?

Have built a website integrating three domains: http://example.edu.au/ (most of the pages) http://example.camp/ (under 'Music Camp' menu item) http://example.tv/ ( under 'Media' menu item) Just ...
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How come com.google is a valid domain name?

https://com.google appears to be a Google upside-down-rightside-left. But how come .google is a valid domain name? Or wait, .com is and it is just somehow reversed using some hidden technique? Oh, ...
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Godaddy hosting and domain - Difference between creating alias and forwarding with masking

I have two godaddy accounts. In one I have a domain registered and a hosting. www.mywebsite.com -> Hosted in the same account with Linux+Cpanel I have another account, and with that account I ...
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Problems Using CloudFlare On Blogger

Here's the situation. I got a TLD for my blogger blog and set it up using the instructions from blogger. Blogger asks to: Add two CNAME records. For the first CNAME, where it says Name, Label or ...
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How does google discover new hosts? [duplicate]

Assume I register a new host, foobar.com, and assume that Google doesn't know about foobar.com at all. Never in the history of internet was foobar.com mentioned in any web page. The two ways I know ...
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Google change of address, stuck at step 2

I'm changing the domain name of a WordPress site. I've verified the new domain name (both www and non-www) and setup 301 redirect rules for all URLs. On the "Change of address" page in Webmaster ...
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How Do I setup configure ELMAH on asphostportal.com ASP.NET hosting

How do I setup / configure ELMAH on asphostportal.com ASP.NET hosting? I seem to get 404 errors when trying to access elmah.axd. I have followed all of the instructions here to modify my web.config ...
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Nameservers are changed but are not reflected in practice

We had a domain that is bound to a country(like for UK the domains are like with somedomain.uk or for US they are like somedomain.us) and we want to change its nameservers to its subdamins for some ...
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Impacts of Duplicate content on Second-Level-Domain aside SEO

A particular website is usually referred by the domain example.com, which is also the one which is promoted and used everywhere. But there's also example.net (in real, the hyphen in the domain name is ...
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How to point domain to different host sub folder

i have a host and domain on godaddy, i have a subdomain like : sub1.mydomain.com. Now my friend has another domain like myfrienddomain.com and he point to my host. How can i point his domain to my ...
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Full Domain Name Or Acronym? [duplicate]

I read on MOZ that a domain name should ideally be less than 15 characters. My current domain name for a WIP website is ANightInBurlington.com, which is 18 before the .com, and without http:// or www. ...
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How to change domain name without impacting search engines? [duplicate]

What is the process for changing a domain name without impacting search engines? I'm going from a long domain name to a much smaller one and would like to do so smoothly.
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Can't access subdomains that aren't passed through cloudflare

I'm having a pretty strange issue- most certainly to do with DNS(masq) somehow. I'm using a Linksys E2000 Router with DD-WRT v24 BIG (maybe there's a hardware issue like this one) with Nginx on ...