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According to Judge William A. Fletcher's opinion on Office Depot v. Zuccarini, the jurisdiction over a domain name is dependant on the jurisdiction of the domain name registry. The registry for .com domains is VeriSign, which is headquartered in Virginia, USA. Assuming that the judge's opinion is still applicable, this means the jurisdiction of .com domain ...


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Depends what you do with it. If it's an innocent use that has nothing to do with the family in question, you are probably fine. I'm sure there are people with the given name Trivago out there. They don't get any rights to the Trivago trademark. If someone "took it personally" and tried to sue you, they'd get spanked out of court, possibly with sanctions ...


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There is no current legal claim that can easily be made for a name as property with the exception of proven lineage. For example, Lord McDonald who's family has operated a restaurant for 700 years, threatened to sue McDonalds (the fast food chain) if it did not cease and desist it's persuit of a small restaurant owner in England. In this case, lineage and ...


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We get this question a lot. Use canonical tags (at least). A canonical tag simply points to the original page. It allows Google to know which page is to be indexed. https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/139066?hl=en Look for the heading Indicate the preferred URL with the rel="canonical" link element for an example. There is also other good ...


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If you are using Apache then you can simply create an additional VirtualHost for your sub domain and set the webroot to the directory you choose. Example: Your current VirtualHost is most likely something along the lines of the following; with the ServerName your domain and the DocumentRoot being the web root. <VirtualHost 1.2.3.4:80> ...


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A simpler answer: In the nameserver change process you described, you're telling Godaddy, "Hey when someone types in my site (yoursite.com) send them to these files (hosting account). And when you type in (yoursite.com) in the parked domain field on x10host you're saying, "The traffic coming from here are my visitors." Look at parked domains ...


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My question is, how do I contact the seller (whois information is of some generic company, likely a squatter), Because it likely is a squatter. If not the generic email will be because the owner has privacy enabled and that is the best email you are going to get. If privacy is enabled, it is safe to assume the owner doesn't want to be contacted. ...


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If People search about your business from India probably Google will display search from the .in website. Any visitors that you currently get from India would end up going to their .in site. If the .in website gains popularity it may appear more than your US website in search results. You should act fast and report that .in website to Google by using ...


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Its not Google who is redirecting it. Its the browser. Everyone knows .COM domains extension is the most important TLD and most browsers like Opera mini, UC browser, etc. has defaulted .COM domains if extension is not provided. Nothing on your part that you can do to change it except perhaps wait for .XYZ extension to get more popular than .COM ...


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Underscores in Domain Names While it may be perfectly valid by RFC 2181 (section 11) to have underscores in a domain name, you will not find any domain type i.e TLD, ccTLD or gLTD that supports registering domains with underscores in, you are therefore restricted to hyphens as an separator. The DNS itself places only one restriction on the particular ...


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GoDaddy has a help document on how to "Move a domain to another GoDaddy account" If you want to move a domain name from one account with us to another — it's called an Account Change. After you complete the following steps, we send the owner of the receiving account an email with instructions to confirm the move. The recipient must confirm ...


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I tried to redirect the plural domain to singular domain but it had some negative impact. What "negative impact"? What you are proposing (linking to just one domain) is essentially the same thing, but in a roundabout sort of way. Is it bad... Bad for who? It's harder to maintain (depending on how you manage your links). Costs a few more bytes ...


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No. If you search the Network Solutions WhoIs database, you only get 2 search options: By Domain Name By IP Address If you search for a zip code like: "90210", it will try to lookup "90210.com". It won't search for all domains in the 90210 (Beverly Hills, CA) zip code.


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My experience is that if the nameservers point away from the registrar i.e. the DNS is hosted elsewhere, then a change of registrar does not affect DNS at all.


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All the registrar holds on you is your account information and name server entries, your DNS records are hosted by your DNS host which in many instances is the same as your web host. Just transfer the domain name and give them your name server addresses and within 48 hours it should be fine.


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You are confusing web hosting with email hosting. The company that hosts your website, while they are usually your email host as well, aren't always. Have you configured email hosting for your domain yet? If you haven't easiest way would be with your web host as chances are it is included with your hosting plan. If they are hosting your DNS as well it is ...


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There are a number of instances where actions taken by ICANN need the support or consultation of the Registrars Stakeholder Group. Without someone from ICANN coming on here and confirming officially the reason for the duplicate records I suspect that it could be similar to a shareholder type of situation where each accredited registrar entry has one vote and ...


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I tend to start out at the original Network Solutions WHOIS database. When I run into a name server for another registrar, I'll go over to that registrar's website. Then I'll look for another WHOIS link on their page, which will search the 2nd registrar's internal database. Sometimes the contact info won't be listed in the 1st registrar's DB, but it will be ...


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Okay, there has always been some confusion between sub-domains and the parent domain. For the minute, forget any of the quotes you have read from Google and otherwise. It is not that these quotes are wrong, they are often misleading or often misinterpreted. I will remove the confusion so that you understand. From a search perspective, a sub-domain and the ...


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If it was shared hosting, you need to have an assigned domain name to the hosting plan you chose. You can see this when going to My Account and under the Products tab. Try to open that domain name in a new browser tab, if you did not grab another domain or this is not the case, then you need to double check your nameserver settings. BlueHost's Zone file ...


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As per GoDaddy's policy, please follow these steps: Verify that you uploaded your files to the appropriate directory. Make sure that you named the first page of your website "index.htm" or "default.htm." Ensure that your DNS is pointed correctly.


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Here's how consumer facing domains were originally meant to work: domain.com didn't serve anything necessarily. mail.domain.com hosted your email server. ftp.domain.com hosted your FTP server. irc.domain.com hosted your Internet Relay Chat server. www.domain.com hosted your World Wide Web server. All of these are subdomains. The World Wide Web was ...



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