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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Domain cloak and redirect shows just the root domain everywhere?

I'm putting up my first website using AlterVista as a hosting. I have bought a second level domain from them with redirect and I am trying to set it right. normally my page would use ...
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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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How to access a php file in different domains [on hold]

I'm working on Core PHP by using javascript. In this module i need access the one domain to another domain of the PHP file by using the Javascript to store the data in database. I'm accessing the file ...
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Selling domain and Brand name [on hold]

I am unsure if this is the correct place to ask this question but it's for sure better than posting it in Stackoverflow. I have recently bought TickFitness.com as it was available and I really like ...
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Analyzing domain name quality [on hold]

A couple years ago I found a website that would calculate a given domain's quality based off a couple of factors like: Domain length Use of common words in the dictionary TLDs This website would then ...
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Will history of a domain affect rankings for new site?

Bought the domain and initially parked the domain. Google did not rank the domain because it was parked, it has however began to index in the last day or so. My question is will the fact that the site ...
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Can't register a domain due to trademark

I attempted to register crack.house. I was told that I could not (by namecheap), because "the domain name contains a trademark". How often does this happen, and is there anything I can do about it?
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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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Domain redirect alias - ranking, indexing, SEO

I have just became a part of the franchise business chain where all the available franchise locations are grouped under the company website. So the structure and the link to my part of the website ...
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Proper way to handle URLs in the form of http://example.com/

On an apache server with a standard setup, when I request a URL in the form of: http://127.0.0.1/.. I receive this error in my log: [Sun Aug 30 22:52:44 2015] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] Invalid ...
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Is SEO friendly, using hyphen in Domain Name? [duplicate]

Which type of Domain in helpful for SEO. With hyphen (-) or without hyphen. Example: SmallBook.com Small-Book.com
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How to point naked domain and www to the same Heroku app?

I create a simple Rails app and deployed it to Heroku. This is my app. I use Cloudflare to manage my DNS records and I try to achieve something like this: This is all my current DNS records inside ...
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Problem with DNS: getting my host's default page with an error message

I bought a new website, and the company gave me another free domain name, so when I asked for the second they created it and they told me to change the DNS to look like the first one. It's been a ...
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Domain privacy protection - Do it myself

When registering a domain name, there is always the option to buy privacy protection which change the information that is shown in the whois records. Can I offer a "homemade" privacy protection ...
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Best domain for a personal/blogging website?

I'm looking to buy a domain name where I can setup my businesscard/blog/professional matters to be announced. Unfortunately firstname+lastname.com is already taken and it's not for sale. I do have ...
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Some questions: about google webmaster tool

I have a site like "example.com". Questions 1: I can access to my site through "example.com" and www.example.com in web browser. Both non www and www version redirects to example.com. So, is it ...
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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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Is it OK to neglect repeated letters when buying a domain?

If my site’s name consists of two words and the first word ends with the same letter that the second word begins with, for example paperreview.com, is it ok to remove one of the r’s and just have ...
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Prevent frame view with GoDaddy forward (301 with mask)

I have a domain name at GoDaddy and have forwarded it to an external domain, using the settings 301 with mask. However, when I go to my GoDaddy domain and press view source code then I only get that ...
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Company moved eCommerce pages to a subdomain and saw other pages drop in rankings. Related?

At the end of June my company moved our website's ecommerce product pages to a subdomain. The site had previously be consolidated on www.company.com; to improve usability we migrated all ecommerce ...
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How to check whether a domain name is a trademark?

How to check whether the domain name you have chosen conflicts with other trademark existing domain names which you didn't know about. Also, when is it legal to choose similar domain names to other ...
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How to seamlessly transfer a domain (avoid downtime because the previous registrar's nameservers stopped serving DNS records)

I just transferred a domain from GoDaddy to NameCheap.com. There was a period of downtime until I configured the proper settings at NameCheap. During this downtime browsers returned a 408 Request ...
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Domain redirection with momentary “not available” message

To redirect my naked/bare domain to my www domain which is hosted at Heroku, I am using the GoDaddy forwarding feature as mentioned in other posts (Forward to www.mydomain.com, 301 (Perm) redirect, ...
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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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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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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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Are there any .IR registration restrictions for the US?

Are there any restrictions on buying a .ir (IRAN) domain from the US? Would I be violating any laws?
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Copyright of similar domain names

If I was to create a social network similar to Facebook that was much faster and offers other services that attract users and I bought a domain that is similar to Facebook.com, for example ...
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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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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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Domain name registrar which provides an api for registration?

I am looking for a domain name registrar which provides an api for registration. I want to register domain names programmatically. I don't want registrars which sell packages for resellers or ...
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Using two separate DNS servers on the same domain

Why can't you use two separate DNS servers on a domain and update the A Record with where they should go? ns1.domain1.com ns2.domain1.com ns1.domain2.com ns2.domain2.com The goal is to allow the ...
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Unable to update domain, domain is already in use on server

I'm not 100% sure if this will be the best StackExchange community to ask this question and I apologize if it is not. I am trying to configure my GoDaddy Main Account Domain Name but when I try to ...
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Why does deleting host account solve the #0088 error?

To change the host, I switch my nameserver to default in my registrar. However, the new host keeps saying that my domain is hosted on other host and refuses to continue. I have also looked for my ...
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Domain names similar to another

So we have a 4 letter domain name we bought last year but it's been in existence for a decade or longer. One of our competitors has the same name only with a dash in theirs and when searching, they ...
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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 ...
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Why does the ICANN Registar 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 companies are registered multiple times and multiple ...
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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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My domain's DNS is not working and my host says it could take a couple days

I have taken a domain name trickwarehouse.tk and set the name servers of hostinger.in in my domain's DNS. But when I try to access the file manager, I get an error message: Your domain is not ...
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Multiple domains or one new domain or sub domains. Pros and cons

We run a website to provide cashback for forex traders from all over the world. Now, we'd like to add new services to our portfolio, such as cashback for poker, binary options and lots of online ...
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Pointing a subdomain to Github Pages

I set up an Octopress blog on Github Pages at myusername.github.com. I now want blog.myusername.me (which currently has a Wordpress blog set up) to point to this Octopress blog. So I followed the ...
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How should websites handle hostname with trailing dot?

I read this question How can URLs have a dot . at the end, e.g. www.bla.de.? and realise that FQDN should contain a trailing . for the root label of the DNS tree: example.com. instead of example.com ...
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Do all domain name registrar Terms of Service indemnify the registrar for even screwing up registration

I've been reading the Terms of Service for different domain name registrars, and so far I see this worrisome indemnification theme in all of them: They all seem to leave open the right for the ...
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How to make domain point to different server without downtime? [duplicate]

I have a domain name on example.com, which points to their shared hosted server right now. I want this to point to my Linode server. How do I make the domain point to my Linode server without having ...
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Having a domain with the name “Google” in it

I have a domain name "GooglePlayStall.com". I want to know, will Google penalize me for using their name in domain? I want to make this site as a "Fan version" of "GooglePlay". I will pick ...
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Can .com domains be disputed if the holder does not have a reason for reserving the domain?

According to Wikipedia: Domain name registrations may be successfully challenged if the holder cannot prove an outside relation justifying reservation of the name, to prevent "squatting". Does ...
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Preserve “unowned” URL in browser after redirect

So, my university's communications department plans to provide a shared infrastructure for all departments to build websites on. However, my lab has an urgent need to publish a website now. I've built ...
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How to serve an online website with a domain name

It's my first time trying to serve an online website, I have bought a domain name www.example.com and I have set up Nginx and a CMS for serving content. I can reach the content locally through my ...
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clientHold, autoRenewPeriod - Will this domain be available to register?

I'd like to buy a domain but it seems to be already taken. However, a WHOIS-lookup shows that it is not in a "normal state", and though I googled for the meanings of clientHold and autoRenewPeriod, ...