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Can country geo targeting be overridden for country code top level domains in Google Webmaster Tools? [duplicate]

Google Webmaster Tools automatically associated your website with the TLD that you're in. This is nice if the website is targeted towards that country, but its not always the case. In some instances, ...
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What are the roles of IANA and ICANN in relation to domain names?

I am aware that IANA is a department of ICANN, but how are their roles divided? IANA should allocate IPv4 and IPv6 addresses to RIR's, allocate AS number ranges to RIR's and administrates the root ...
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Why are the new TLD's so expensive?

Recently new TLD's such as .actor, .agency and many more were introduced. There is a significant price difference between the 'old' and new TLD's. For example: I can buy a .com for $9.45 but .ceo ...
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Why does Google give different results based on country code for same set of keywords?

I live in Luxembourg so my business website should target Luxembourg but also regions of France which are near to Luxembourg. My website is hosted on servers located in Paris, France - mostly because ...
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How to improve single-language site SEO for both google's worldwide TLD and ccTLD?

I'm a web developer from Myanmar (Burma). Google delivers a ccTLD google.com.mm to the people searching from our country. I have a website which is a single language site (English) and it targets ...
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Does having a hyphen in the TLD URL affect SEO? [duplicate]

I am trying to create a portfolio for myself and I am not sure whether I should include a hyphen in the URL or not. For instance, if we have two URLs: www.examplesite.com www.example-site.com The ...
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Is there a free hosting that supports new TLDs? [duplicate]

I can't find a free hosting that supports new gTLDs. On my opinion, these are really good hosting providers: freehosting io, 2freehosting.com and even there I get an error when I try to create an ...
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When will the TLD .app be publicly available for registration?

My website would be well suited for the .app top level domain. I'd like to register the name as soon it's possible. Is there any information on when it's possible for "normal" people to register and ...
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Does Google use .com as a ranking factor compared to other generic top level domains?

Given the exact same page with some real data for example a page for Bangkok Dog Cafe, would search engines prefer one of the following because of the top level domain? singapore-dog-cafe.com ...
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Not using referral exclusions in Universal Analytics

I have the following website setup: One property called example.com. On this property, I track multiple domains and subdomains, such as: www.example.dk subdomain.example.dk www.example.se ...
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What is the purpose of .black domains? [closed]

I know that each top-level domain has its own story behind (country, organisation, company, etc). But what is the story of .black domain? What kind of people would register .black? What people would ...
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Are .ninja domains available?

I am looking at http://domains.ninja/fr/timeline/, and I see that the top-level .ninja domain is in its last "stage". But I can seem to find a ninja domain (other than domains.ninja). Is the domain ...
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Are new gTLDs negatively effected in SEO?

I have done my research, mainly using this as a source, and I have come to understand that there are certain aspects that can cause newer gTLDs, just by the indication that many of the newer gTLDs, ...
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What happens to my domain if the TLD fails?

I have recently registered some domains on the basically brand new .directory gTLD. Because of operating costs to maintain a gTLD, it is assumed that many of the hundreds being rolled out this year ...
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New TLDs and Their Impact on SEO [duplicate]

With a whole slew of new TLDs becoming available how will they affect SEO? While I realize some of these domains are fairly general, such as .ninja others are very specific such as .dental and this ...
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Keyword ending ccTLD domain names and SEO

There is huge number of ccTLD top domain names that is available for registration. This is country specific domains could be used for keyword ending domain. e.g assemb.ly, architectu.re, stud.io.... ...
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When, if ever, and how, would Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc will add the new gTLD to their search results?

New domain names like .photos .gallery .repair etc are being released every month. I tried running a generic search for some things, and I could not find any of those in the results. Any idea if ...
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SEO & PageRank optimization when using translated content across three different TLDs [duplicate]

We have a website example.gr translated in three languages (Greek, English & German). We have also registered two more TLDs example.com & example.de So far, based on what the user types in ...
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Legal rights over TLDs (country specific - UK)

My question is regarding the legal "right" to a domain name and/or TLD given certain circumstances. For example, I have a company called Example Limited which registered in the United Kingdom. I own ...
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Google Region tags?

I own 2 domains, both are for the same company. However one is for the USA and one is for the UK. They both have the same name, the only difference is the TLD, for example mycompany.co.uk (UK) and ...
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How does domain pre-registration work for the end-user?

I just pre-registered a .guru domain name through GoDaddy, and it just disappeared from the account panel. There are messages and receipts for my payments, but other than that, I have no clue ...
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What is the general practice for country TLD subdomains

I'm trying to launch a website application that will focus on cities around the world, whereby TLD for each countries will be used. For example: www.website.de - Germany www.website.cn - China ...
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Automatic registration on release, for new gTLD's

What ways are there of automatically purchasing gTLDs? Specifically - some domains under the new gTLDs set to be released will be extremely popular, and ideally I would like to order some as close to ...
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Pre-registering a second level gTLD domain name: what rules apply when collision happens?

Pre-registrations of second level domain names are open for a good number of the new gTLDs, and one can pre-register with many different operators. But let's say I'd like to pre-register a ...
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Site cloned and running on .cc domain - who is the govening body of that TLD?

One of our sites has been cloned and is now running as a Chinese day care centers site running on a .cc domain. It's extremely irritating as we put a lot of time, effort and money into designing our ...
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How easily recognized are new TLDs?

I'm interested in purchasing a domain name for a new service I intend to market. I know that .com is instantly recognizable as a domain ending, and if I see stackoverflow.com I know it's a web ...
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Geotarget global audience with .com.au

We were trying to buy our .com.au in .com form but it's taken already. Is there a way to set a .com.au to have a global geotarget? Does a .com have any geotargetting associated with it? If so is ...
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SEO impact of using regional TLDs like .me [duplicate]

It is common that people use regional TLDs with a fake meaning to register a good-looking website. A famous example is .me, which is popularly offered by most of registrars alongside generic domains. ...
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Refusal of a .dj (Djibouti) domain because of inappropriate content

I am planning a website containing nudity and pornographic material on a .dj domain. In the terms and conditions (http://www.dj/eterms.htm) for the registration of a .dj domain it says under Article ...
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How to implement hreflang on a single domain?

Large amounts of a company's (English) content are duplicated across the following ccTLDs: example.co.uk example.com example.au example.ie example.co.nz The issue is that, realistically, we can ...
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Redirecting multiple ccTLD's to 1 gTLD: delete the 'old' domains in Google Webmaster Tools?

We are planning to redirect our current multiple ccTLD's (.com, .de, .nl) to 1 gTLD with country specific subdirectories (.com/en, .com/de, .com/nl). We will use permanent 301 redirects from the ccTLD ...
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Any concerns for registering a domain.me if domain.com is already taken?

I'm interested in registering a domain, let's just call it myna.me but myname.com is already taken (but not in use). What might be the concerns of registering a .me if the .com version is already ...
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International search: how to show different domains in Google+ Local?

Background A site has multiple ccTLDs: example.com/miami-hotel for people in the US, example.co.uk/miami-hotel for UK users, example.de/miami-hotel for Germany, example.fr/miami-hotel for France, ...
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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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Website with same content but different tlds

We have two sites: example.com example.co.uk Both point to the same IP and files. Is it better SEO practice to direct the user's from example.co.uk to example.com?
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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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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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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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Domains with no name servers?

I have a few ccTLDs (.my) domains and I've just realised that there is no name servers for them at all. I wonder how that is even possible? Did the vendor whom I bought the domains from do something ...
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Buying a top level domain specific to my industry, will it improve my seo ratings?

Currently we run a few websites selling products in the travel industry using .com and .co.uk extensions. Would our search rating improve if we were to buy one of the .travel domains ? So we would ...
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Pointing .co.uk, .org & .info to main .com domain

I have a client who has multiple domains .co.uk, .org and .info and would like to point them to the main .com domain name. They have changed the nameservers of the .co.uk, .org and .info domains. ...
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Is there a significant hit to a non .com TLDs exact match domain (EMD) names after Google's Panda update? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does server location or TLD affects SEO In this article, there is a good overview of exact match domain names and how they affect SEO after Google's Panda update. The ...
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Economical DNS hosting separate from local registrar for country specific TLDs - email or web hosting not required

Our company owns many country specific top level domains (TLDs; .sg, .my). We will purchase more for other countries in all South East Asia. These domains are associated with our websites hosted on ...
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Is it better to have multiple domains for cities or one single TLD?

I make websites for small businesses, and for some reason business owners love to have several domains with the same website but the TLD containing the city name. For example: smallbizname.com ...
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Pros and Cons of Buying Common Website Mispellings

I own a website that is nicely short but somewhat easy to misspell. I would like to buy the three or four most common mispellings and redirect them all to my main page. Are there any major problems ...
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.com vs .me for personal and blogging sites. Which one is good regarding seo [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Google penalize .me or .tv sites? I basically have a domain under my name with .com extension. I am planning to use it for my portfolio and also as a regular blog. ...
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Does using a country domain (TLD) negatively effect a site's search ranking if the site content isn't country specific? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Google penalize .me or .tv sites? I have a website in which the content is not country specific. The TLD is currently .it but the company is hosted and based in the ...
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Can I provide free subdomain service of TLD .pro ?

Can I provide free subdomain (second level) for free like .co.cc do? I'm trying to register a .pro domain individually.
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Advantages of country TLD vs. .com

I want to get a domain for my site. The site's topic would be about Vienna, but the content will be in English. I was thinking, if I should get .com domain or .at domain. .at is both much cheaper ...
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when optimising for a “location” based term, are links from the countries tld worth more?

When optimizing for a term such as "bike shop london", do links from .co.uk and .com.uk domains carry more weight? ie. Would a link from a identical in every aspect apart from TLD be worth less in ...