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How much does using a ccTLD negatively affect rankings in non-country specific searches as compared to a gTLD? [closed]

I would like actual numbers demonstrating how much a ccTLD negatively affects rankings in non-country specific searches as compared to a gTLD. Ideally you would populate websites with similar content ...
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Ranking on Baidu - .cn vs .中国 TLD?

I was reading this article about optimizing my site for Baidu which says that while Baidu searches and indexes .com and .net TLDs, it favors .cn domains and ranks them higher compared to the others. ...
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What happens if a gTLD fails to pay ICANN in time? [duplicate]

Do I threaten to loose a domain if a new gTLD stops paying ICANN? I'm no expert but similar to how we have paid yearly renewal, the people providing gTLDs must also pay renewal fees.
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Do the registrars that provide gTLDs like .xyz have an obligation to allow me to renew each year?

This probably varies by gTLD provider, but if I buy a domain from a registrar, are they required to let me renew? Related question: What happens if a gTLD fails to pay ICANN in time?
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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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SEO impact of using regional TLDs like .me

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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Why are .io domain names so expensive? [closed]

The TLD .io is significantly more expensive than traditional TLDs, such as .com: Why is there such a price difference? How is the pricing for domains determined?
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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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The individual that registered the .net domain for our company can't be contacted, how can we regain control over the domain name?

I built a website for a client, who insisted on managing the domain themselves. I think it was owned by the maker of their previous site. Anyway they now want me to take control of the domain, but ...
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Which subdomains can I use when I register a UK domain (.co.uk, .ac.uk, etc)?

I can register a .uk domain, does this mean I can set any subdomain I like infront of it including .co? Or even .ac? Wouldn't this mean that anyone can get an .ac.uk domain by just having ac as a ...
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Can I host non-adult content on a .xxx domain

For example, I can I put up a personal blog on user58113.xxx? What are the legitimate challenges that I might face: Will Google treat my site as adult even though it is not? Will many ISPs block me ...
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Email-prevalent domain, .xyz vs .email

Last month I got a .email domain with plans to become my primary email address, I like it because that gTLD clearly states the purpose, but after a month long test I have some doubts. Lots of email ...
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Terminology of the .com, .net etc. of a domain

I was thinking over the month about buying a domain name. While browsing, I found a few domains called .ninja. I looked it up, finding out that the meaning is nothing too serious. I want to search ...
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In general, does the TLD matter for SEO?

I have to choose between my keyword + an uncommon TLD and my keyword with a prefix/suffix + .com. In general, is there a difference for SEO? I think some TLDs like .co are confirmed to rank lower. ...
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country code TLD vs second level ccTLD

I'm really worried about professionalism. My site would be something like http://mywebsite.uy instead of http://mywebsite.com.uy. What do you think about this practice? What should I have in mind at ...
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Special DNS needed to resolve .中国 cc TLD (Simplified Mandarin character TLD)?

I thought I had a good handle on international DNS, which is only even slightly tricky with a handful of differently-regulated countries' TLD's, but .中国 is throwing me for a loop. A Chinese friend ...
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SEO International Websites usage of sub domains and ccTLD domains

Is it better to have separate country specific domains (which costs more money) or sub domains which define the country, for better SEO? e.g. example.com example.com.au example.co.uk vs ...
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Moving website on same IP from one domain TLD to another different using 301 redirect

If we want to move a website from one TLD to another, e.g example.com to example.org, while preserving SEO. We intend to do the following: Point both example.com and example.org to same IP where ...
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Different domain extension for blog

I have a main website under a .be extension as it is mainly aiming at the Belgian market. Now I want to start a separate blog with topics that are related to my .be-website. I currently also own the ...
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What are these domain names called?

Till today, I thought I knew the definition of TLD, SLD, apex domains and so on. But speaking with some people it seems that I'm making confusion. Here's what I think: .com is a top level domain ...
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.company Top Level Domain [duplicate]

I want to know about the disadvantages of starting a website with a .company TLD instead of .com, .net and the like. I've read some opinions suggesting not to use it because of SEO but there were no ...
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Does google value .com/.net/.org domains higher than new domains such as .club or .film?

There are many new top level domains now, such as .club and .film. Does anyone know if Google values old school .com, .net and .org higher than these new domains? I'm asking because I want to make a ...
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Minimising downtime when transferring domain name and DNS records

My company's domain name (a .com) was registered with Demon Internet years ago. I use their nameservers so they provide my DNS. If I ever want to change a DNS record I have to email them and hope they ...
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Moving site - make all links 301 on same tld

Customer had website in Joomla like this: www.example.com/home/ www.domainA.com/home/aboutus www.domainA.com/home/blog Not sure why it was made this way with /home as default. Anyway I moved the ...
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Multiple TLD's for multiple languages [duplicate]

So i have a site on .org domain. This site has two languages, english and another one. Can i register a new tld for that language country and submit it to google? I mean english will remain on .org ...
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Can company “Elephant” legally take the domain “elephant.chat” away from the company “ElephantChat”?

Related, but not as specific: Can a company take my domain away from me? In this scenario: I am making a chatting app called "Elephant Chat", and I bought the domain elephant.chat for my app - under ...
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Country specific domain with duplicate content on an international domain

I have a site that is currently hosted at a ccTLD (.co.uk). The audience for this site is international but largely based in the UK. I would like to keep the ccTLD for a UK audience as it has brand ...
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TLD has an influence on SEO [duplicate]

I was wondering if the TLD influences my SEO. For a dutch website is it worth it to change .com to .nl? And if this is not the right forum to ask this question I would love to hear what forum is.
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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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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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Does Google penalize sites on “commercial” country code domains such as .me or .tv?

If I am thinking about using one of the 'fancy' top level domains such as .me or .tv should I be worried about how Google treats such domains? Or to put it another way, if all other things are equal ...
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Does domain extension affect seo? [duplicate]

Does domain extension affect SEO rank? For example, I know that the extension .com means commercial, or .org means something non-commercial but how about SEO ranking stand-point? .com vs .website vs ...
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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 ...
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Accessing subdomain redirects to main domain

I have primary domain (https://example.com) and subdomain (http://subdomain.example.com). I have domain-level SSL certificate installed for primary domain (TLD). And I want access my subdomain via ...
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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 ...
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Using one gTLD for targeting several countries, what are our options?

I have seen several questions similar to this one being asked all over the internet, all the answers seem to give conflicting advice and/or are really old - they do not seem to be valid in regards to ...
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Using a ccTLD as top domain with country subdirectories

We are an Irish company and currently have a .ie domain for our main website with two other ccTLDs for our international sites - .co.uk and .nl (they are slightly different domain names as they were ...
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Is there any ownership or policies related risk in buying ccTLD of another country? [closed]

I have the following questions: Let us assume that I do not belong to India but I want to buy a .in domain name: Is there a guarantee that I'll never lose the right to own my domain name provided I ...
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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 ...
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Why buy a domain name under multiple top level domains?

I have a client that want a website with a single domain name with many different extensions like: example.com example.org example.net example.mobi example.tv ... Just to be sure the saturate the ...
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Can a website ONLY have a generic top level domain

With the introduction of Generic Top Level Domains that groups can apply for, will it be possible to have a website's host consist of only a top level domain. For example, would it be possible for ...
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I'm using a vanity country code top level domain (ccTLD), can I persuade Google to geotarget a different region?

Because I'm still living like it's 2008, I run a website with a .in TLD. The website has nothing to do we India and does not target Indian users. Unfortunately, when I go to Google Webmaster Tools I ...
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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 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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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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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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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 ...