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What are the advantages of using country specific top level domains?

For instance, do country-specific sites and/or search engines give more weight to sites under a specific country level TLD? Or, do country-specific TLDs exist just to increase the WWW namespace and ...
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is it worthwhile to choose a less attractive domain name to get the .com extension? [closed]

I have to purchase a second level domain and choosing the name for my website, which is basically a comic strips blog. That's to say it doesn't have commercial purposes mainly, but I don't exclude the ...
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Which is better for SEO: to have a .com domain or specific domain for a country like .uk or .bg? [duplicate]

I am planing to establish a website for free advertisements. Currently the domain that I want is available with .com and with my country specific extension .bg. Does the domain extension affect the ...
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What shows the person's authority on a domain name?

Like if you own a property your property papers shows its your property no one can claim that its his property not yours property cuz you are the one got papers , whats shows your authority on a ...
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Where can I register a .name domain?

All the popular registrars I know of don't seem to offer this domain, and after Google'ing around for a while I came to an index of registrars for this TLD, but they all seem to be Russian. Is there ...
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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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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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Using .net to compete against .com

Suppose I want to register a domain name but the .com TLD is unavailable and is being used by someone, would a .net domain be able to compete in terms of SEO? For example, if stackexchange.com is ...
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SEO impact of adverts on a .org domain

I know .org is really for non-profit organisations. If the site is purely for information but includes sold advertising space, will I be penalized from a SEO perspective?
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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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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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Is publishing ccTLDs temporarily and then redirecting to subdirectories on the gTLD going to derive any real benefit?

I'm developing a website that has a generic top level domain name (gTLD). It isn't published yet. I plan to target other languages using sub-directories on that gTLD. I own some country code top ...
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Redirecting a new TLD to an existing page

My client recently bought a vanity domain name and wants to redirect all the traffic that hits this url to their existing website that has a page with a very similar name. They bought nameofpage.com ...
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Same sitemap (with hreflang) across two different ccTLDs?

I am working on international targeting for a site that is virtually the same across the two ccTLDs it uses to target the US and Canada. The structure is exactly the same. I would like to use the ...
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top-level domain registration: does “updating” imply a license extension (Whois report)?

I created a blog and I want to purchase a second level domain, that's to say I want to move from domain.altervista.org to -> domain.com. I would like to register that domain with the .com extension ...
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Is it worthwhile to buy my domain name with many top level domains?

I'm creating a blog and I will purchase my own domain name. It will be a blog mainly, but I don't exclude to expand it later by adding other features (like an e-commerce platform , a module for ...
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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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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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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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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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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 example....
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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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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 ...