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What is the purpose of .black domains? [on hold]

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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Does the domain used on a contract formed over the internet have a bearing on the legislation to which the contract is made? [closed]

I can see this post getting flagged as off-topic, but I don't think it is. It concerns the large swathe of webmasters who are also business owners. In cases where goods are bought or sold on a ...
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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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1answer
46 views

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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360 views

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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3answers
421 views

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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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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142 views

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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1answer
302 views

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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1answer
78 views

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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172 views

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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296 views

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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252 views

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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1answer
118 views

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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1answer
101 views

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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1answer
103 views

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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1answer
842 views

.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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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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4answers
96 views

WordPress with .tel domains, is it possible?

Is it possible to host a WordPress site with .tel domain. When I checked for .tel extension website, all the site's are similar in design.
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3answers
290 views

When acquiring a domain name for product xyz, is it still important to buy .net and .org versions too?

I am buying a domain name for service xyz and obviously I have bought .com in the first place. In the past it was automatic to also buy the .net and .org versions. However, I've been asking myself, ...
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1answer
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Who is the official registrar of the .com domain name? [closed]

I know there are official registrars for some domains (especially 2-digit country domains), so are there registrars for all of them? For example, who is the official registrar for .com, .net, or .org? ...
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Is it disadvantageous to use a .me domain? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Google penalize .me or .tv sites? In a scenario like the following, should I go for the .net or the .me domain? Assumptions: I have a relatively informal website ...
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1answer
1k views

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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1answer
51 views

What organizations handle the TLD registries and what are the links to their whois search pages

Cautionary Tale: Registrars get rich by screwing you out of money My first foray into web design included a site with a handful of issues. The original designer/developer created it as a one-off and ...
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1answer
201 views

Do different TLDs affect your search engine ranking? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Google penalize .me or .tv sites? I have two identical domain names with different suffixes org and com. I just installed POSTFIX which has auto configured itself ...
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2answers
496 views

Does anyone know where I can register a website with a .cat TLD?

I have been looking to register a website with the TLD '.cat'. I know it was created for catalan websites, but I want to do a domain hack, like bit.ly (which appears to be English). But all the hosts ...
2
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1answer
167 views

Best practice for URL direction in a multi TLD site

I'm about to re-launch a uk based community interest company website which has the same link structure for each of 10 different top level domains. There are presently no international websites, but ...
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0answers
65 views

Three word domain name [closed]

I need to buy a new 3 word domain name. Which domain name is more worth or more preferred by users? my-example-domain.com or myexampledomain.com Thanks Tom
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2answers
300 views

Google analytics and multiple domains

I need some urgent advice please with regard to Google analytics and multiple domains, and how best to handle them. Got a very sensitive customer who has a number of domains: EG ...
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2answers
139 views

Is it wise to use a country-based tld when a .com already exists, but is “Under Construction”?

So I have an idea I want to try for a side-business, and it's web-based. I think about names, and find one I like, let's pretend it's wibblewobble. I check for wibblewobble.com and it's taken, but ...
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5answers
176 views

What's your thoughts about .it instead of .com? [closed]

I'm thinking of using a my-new-webapp.it instead of my-new-webapp.com (since it's already in use by someone else) What's your thoughts about the .it top domain? Does it feels foreign compared to ...
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1answer
52 views

Delay in .at Domain Name Registration?

I noticed at http://101domain.com that there's a three (3) day delay in registering new .at TLD domains. Any idea why this is? Is it just back-end processing/approval? Has anyone had it go sooner?
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1answer
438 views

Are domain hacks advisable? and how do they affect SEO?

I'm interested in creating a domain hack, using the .es ccTLD. If the website does not target Spain, is this advisable? I've seen URL shortening services use ccTLDs to provide shorter URLs, however ...
3
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1answer
66 views

gTLDs… Should they be something to look at? [closed]

I've received a few marketing emails in the last couple of days trying to sell seats at conventions wanting to explain the concept of gTLD's. My understanding is that gTLDs will allow the average joe ...
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1answer
718 views

How Google value .in/.info domains currently?

As .info domain price increased, how much Google value .info domain now? Also .in domain is now cost less then .info (for first year). Is Google going to less value .in domain now? I have couple of ...
3
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1answer
186 views

Is there risk to registering a domain using extension from another country?

I live in the United States. Lets say I want to register a domain name using a domain extension from another country like say for example, Bangladesh (.com.bd). I know that some countries require a ...
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1answer
231 views

Get all registered country code top-level domain names

Is there a way to get all the registered domain names for .CN or another country code (CC) top-level domain (TLD)? Is there a central registry for such data? If not, how do I go about collecting ...
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2answers
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How do I optimize SEO for a domain with an “exotic” (.st) TLD?

What are the gotchas to optimizing SEO for a domain on an exotic TLD (in my case, .st)? For example, should I tell Google the actual geographic target of the website? One more thing: I want to rank ...
2
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1answer
157 views

Can I buy a .CA if I have no affiliation with Canada?

Well, the title says it all. It seems by CIRA (http://www.cira.ca/home-en/?lang=en) that I cannot, but the website doesn't make it explicitly clear how they check or anything like that... I have a ...
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2answers
157 views

Why use a Top Level Domain

I am trying to understand the use of Top Level Domains. Do they help from a SEO perspective? Lets say I have a US site and a Canada site. For US, I create www.foo.com and for Canada I create ...
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141 views

Can I reuse my nameservers from one domain registrar with another?

My regular domain is one I got from GoDaddy. Just recently, I registered a short .cr domain (Costa Rica) in http://www.nic.cr/ . During registration, they asked for nameservers (and just ...
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3answers
253 views

SEO consequences for merging country sites in a .com

I am in the process of refactoring a number of rental portals I've built for a company with locations in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Instead of the current setting of each ...
2
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1answer
295 views

Registering .ne for non-residents

AFAIK it's hard to register one if you aren't resident. Are there registers which can pre-register for me .ne (like NetworkSolutions does for .eu)?
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will .tk domain get indexed on google what are its disadvantages

I configured dns of .tk with blogger and made it work as website as it can have many webpages, but now I have some doubts: will .tk (free domains) get indexed on search engines like google, yahoo, ...
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2answers
655 views

Does server location or TLD affects SEO

I have heard(read) SEO experts who claims that you server position will affect your SEO. In the latest example it was about an international site targeting the Russian market so: Does the server ...
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3answers
174 views

Importance of grabbing a domain tld

How important is it to grab all available domain TLDs for somewhat popular site? (Alexa Rank: ~20k)
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4answers
6k views

What are the reasons not to use a .us domain name? [closed]

I have a client considering using a .us domain name. Are there any particular reasons, other than familiarity, not to use a .us name? In this case, the site visitors will likely be mostly non-us based ...
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3answers
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How to register a .eu domain?

I want register a domain under the .eu TLD, but I don't live in Europe [which is a requiriment to that]. I'd like to know if there is any website which register the domain on its name or any other ...