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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Having a single website behind 2 domains

I have a website www.mywebsite.com. Recently I created a brand for my business, lets say it's called MyNewBrand. I'm thinking of acquiring domain name www.mynewbrand.com and create a 301 redirect to ...
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Domain on clientHold from 4 days ago, expires in a year, will it be available before?

So this domain I want is on clientHold status. It's set to expire in about a year from now. Will it end that clientHold state before expiring or will it stay like that for a full year? Thank you!
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Transfer domain from one registrar to another, with privacy

I want to transfer a domain from one domain name registrar to another, without revealing my contact information. I use domain privacy services. The registrars tell me I need to disable domain ...
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Where do domain name hosts get their own domains?

How does a registrar such as GoDaddy or Namecheap acquire their own domains (e.g. https://www.godaddy.com/)? Do they just use their own infrastructure, or do they have to pull some strings related to ...
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When I buy a domain name, what am I actually getting? [on hold]

I can buy a domain name from GoDaddy or similar, and then I get to associate it with some IP address I have control over (e.g. a web server). But when I buy a domain name, what happens on the ...
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Configuring domain name to cover multiple hosts

Background: I currently host my public-facing website on GoDaddy servers. I am developing the server backend of a mobile application. The business logic and database are hosted on separate instances ...
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Is it possible to denote a domain is a copy of another domain?

Lets say I own two domains that point to the same content. foobar.com a.foobar.com b.foobar.com barfoo.com a. and b. and testing servers, barfoo.com is a second domain that allows censored ...
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My website hosted on GoDaddy and it is not visible

I recently signed up for GoDaddy web hosting, the domain registrar is still BlueHost. Anyways, I uploaded the content of my website to GoDaddy but I can't see anything when trying to view through ...
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Make a sub domain's traffic count as main website's traffic [closed]

As the title says, is it possible to count sub domain's (Let's say blog.website.com) traffic as traffic of the main domain (website.com) ?
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Is using Arabic letters in a domain name OK for SEO?

I want to use Arabic letters in my site's domain name. Will that be good for search engine optimization? I will be targeting people searching in the Arabic language.
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Do Domain transfer to another registrar all details of related to domain record

We need to transfer domain from another registrar to network solution, when domain transfer is initiated and completed will domain transfer to done with all the details like www,MX, A SPF record or we ...
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How to buy domain name for my local host website? [duplicate]

I have a website that I hosting from my computer with xampp, for my developer testing. My domain is localhost or my public IP address. I want to buy a domain for my website, not website they host ...
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How can I detect links which point to domain squatters?

I know how to find dead links which go to 404 pages. However, these days not many links actually go dead, but instead they end up going to a domain squatter. I realise this is a tall order, but is ...
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Where is the ideal place to buy second hand domains? [closed]

I'd like to purchase a .com domain only containing 4 digits (NNNN.COM). As you know, all NNNN.COM were taken. So, I focus on second hand domains market. I just searched on sedo (click here for the ...
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Merge Country domain into one is the best option or not, it will hurt seo or not? [duplicate]

We have one Domain "domain.com" this domain target global and another is "domain.co.uk" this domain only target specific country. now a days we discuses to merge both in to one domain in domain.com ...
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Best practices of changing domain name?

My current personal website is myusername.github.io, and I own another domain name provided by my school, myschool.edu/~myusername. So I want change my website's domain name to my school one. ...
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Is it bad to link internal URL with http?

I have couple of domains. One in the singular form and other in the plural. The singular one has more traffic and plural one is new and has a chance of getting visitors on the homepage. Both the ...
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Google keeps ranking my main domain instead of my subdomain

At the beginning of February (11-12th), I was splitting my site, which consisted of two very different projects, into each having its own subdomain. My problem is that after two months, Google keeps ...
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Is it possible to search WHOIS data by parameters like zip/postal code?

Is it possible to search WHOIS data by parameters such as: registrant name, registrant email, registrant zip/postal code?
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How do I tell who manages the domain when registrar = registrant

I am trying to track down the owner and/or domain host with a view to buying a specific domain. Fairly standard BUT, the registrant name is a person and they are also the registrar. No email details ...
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Email forwarding - set with domain register or hosting company

I have registered a domain with one company (1&1) and am hosting the site with another company (GoDaddy). I want all emails sent to anything@mydomain.com forwarded to my personal email. So my ...
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Move domain name from one account to another at GoDaddy

How can I move my domain name from one user account to another at GoDaddy? I have two accounts at GoDaddy. I have the domain name in the 1st account and server in the 2nd account. I would like to ...
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Pointing a subdomain (subdomain.example.com) to a subfolder (example.com/subfolder)?

I want my subdomain subdomain.example.com to load content from a subfolder on the root domain example.com/subfolder. So if a user goes to subdomain.example.com/?article=hey it should load the ...
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Can I put content on a subdomain for search engines to index while leaving the main domain parked?

I registered a domain example.com. I created a subdomain sub.example.com. I submitted this site sub.example.com to search engines. The main domain example.com is still parked and is not on internet. ...
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Is it possible to use domain forwarding with masking without the use of iframe?

I never noticed this before, but one of my sites has domain forwarding with masking enabled, which is adding an iframe to wrap the site. This is bad for SEO and bad for responsive design. Is it ...
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.com domain registered offshore

I want to register a .com domain, without risking it being seized by America. Articles such as these worry me: http://www.wired.com/2012/03/feds-seize-foreign-sites/ ...
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How to purchase a registered domain (from someone else)

I'm working on a small start-up company and need a good domain name for it, but as expected all domain names and reasonable variables have been taken years ago. Most of the addresses are empty, or ...
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Why does the ICANN Registrar list show variants of the same company multiple times?

While browsing the ICANN list of accredited registrars: https://www.icann.org/registrar-reports/accredited-list.html I've noticed that a couple of companies are registered multiple times and multiple ...
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Are there any downsides to starting a domain name with a digit?

In response to my domain name suggestion on meta, Kris said: Something about having a domain name begin with a digit just feels ... off to me. Does it affect site ranks on search engines? Do ...
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Does adding www to bare domain affect SEO? Analytics? [duplicate]

I have a bare domain -> domain.com Does adding www. to my bare domain -> www.domain.com, affect SEO? or Analytics data? Right now going to www.domain.com redirects to domain.com.
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Google search on domain name shows hostname

A small organistion changed its name, registered the corresponding new domain name and set website forwarding to the old domain name. This was done through setting "Masked Redirect" via the hosting ...
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Would using an underscore in a domain name have a negative effect on ranking?

What do you think the effect on search engine ranking will be if one uses an underscore in a domain name?
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I Want to use Different Hosting for my Main Website & its Related Subdomains

I just want to know. I have registered a domain on Bigrock.com and I want to host its primary domain website on Cloudways servers & its all Subdomains on Godaddy. Something like this. ...
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crossdomain.xml file - is it bad?

I have crossdomain.xml in document root of my site with the following contents: <?xml version="1.0"?> <!DOCTYPE cross-domain-policy SYSTEM ...
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Is it a legal problem if a domain name is a last name?

Today we came across with a person whose last name is our domain name. It is not a meaningful word and as last name it is quite seldom. Nevertheless, we have some concerns about this issue and ...
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Set up a domain on a new server, but the I get a “server DNS address could not be found.” Error

I am a noob when it comes to Servers and Web hosting so this may be the main issue. I bought a domian name on godaddy.com here. I am using a server with limestone networks to host the DNS server. I ...
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How does x10hosting connect your domain to their servers/DNS

I just bought a domain, and now I'm setting it up with my free x10 hosting. In their guide for how to add your own domain, it says you just need to point your domain to their nameservers, and then ...
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How did Google find my site if I had no incoming links? [duplicate]

I had bought a domain name, hooked it up to my hosting, and started working on it. Mid-way through I decided to check to see if my site was indexed on google. I wasn't expecting it to be, because I ...
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Transferring exotic domain names to major registrars

I am new to buying domain names and know they can be transferred from one registrar to another. Are there any limitations? Some registrars describe how to transfer domains from specific registrars, ...
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How to register a .cn domain

I would like to register a .cn domain. I found the below pages which list the officially accredited registrars: -based in China: http://www.cnnic.net.cn/html/Dir/2007/06/05/4635.htm -based outside ...
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Should I buy a really old domain for the purpose of ranking higher in Google?

Will a domain that is fifteen years old with no backlinks rank higher in Google than a 6 month old domain name with no backlinks? Let's take keywords in domain out of the equation and they would ...
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Freenom (.tk, .ml, cf) to dedicated server

I have a dedicated debian 7 server with a website on it using apache2. *How do I point mydomain.tk to my website? There is an option to "redirect" to an existing URL but how to do it the "clean" way ...
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.xyz domain no direct access when accessed from Address Bar in mobile

If I type my site address in my android browser, it simply will redirect to google, but if I do the same to .com domain, it will go directly to the website. Why's google not making a distinction ...
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Is there a way to keep my email subdomain at mail.example.com?

I've pointed it at the Google app servers, and unfortunately that means a redirect to mail.google.com. Is there a way to avoid that redirect and allow me to browse email at mail.example.com? Will I ...
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Can spitting content from a subdomain I own onto my main domain help/hurt my SEO?

I have a main domain and a subdomain I own in the format of domain.com and blog.domain.com. For a while now I have been using the blog.domain.com to host my blog whereas domain.com simply hosts the ...
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Will create an international mirror site hurt my SEO

I was approached by someone from India looking to copy parts of my website content in India under a new domain name (which would be the same as mine, but ending in .in) The .in website would list the ...
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Registering a .CA domain extension, when I'm not a Canadian citizen?

I want to register a domain name that has a .ca extension, but it's asking me if I am current Canadian citizen. What can happen to me if I lie about it and continue with registration?
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Can I use a .net domain for selling goods?

I have a .net domain. I plan to use it for selling goods/commercials. Is that ok? Are there any rules about domain usage?
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Web hosting at Hostingdude.com - Configuring Zone File Record

I registered an offsite Domain name 'pprs.org.pk' almost few weeks ago and added it to my account via 'add off-site DNS'. I followed the 'Add Off-Site DNS' guide available in 'Help Center' section ...
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Blank domain within a month [duplicate]

I bought a domain name for new site. Within a month, on a domain, there was nothing but an empty root directory of the page something like "Index of / [ICO] Name Last modified Size Description". I ...