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The main domain record (foosite.com), unlike whatever.foosite.com cannot be answered as CNAME, only A or AAAA. If I remember it properly, it is by RFC. Solution: amazon invented tricky way. The key here is not 'the main record cannot have cname record' but 'the main record cannot be answered as cname record'. They made their own record type - alias. The ...


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"....so services like Godaddy won't be necessary". Actually they are. You need a registrar (ie, Godaddy and others) to "rent" a domain from the Government. You never actually ever own a domain. They simply won't let you have a domain or TLD that isn't registered via an accredited registrar. You can always transfer registrars though, for a small fee. You can ...


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Go ahead and purchase the domain name through GoDaddy. You will be able to transfer it to your own hosting when you are ready. You will have to wait 60 days before you are able to transfer the domain name however. If you are worried about paying a monthly fee, then just avoid any hosting package.


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I don't think there is a way to reserve a domain name without actually registering it via an ICANN-accredited registrars I use a service called Synergy Wholesale which you have to do a one time payment to gain access to their services. Otherwise i recommend ventraip. If you want the cheapest option then registering it via GoDaddy or similar would work, ...


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What I can suggest is to adjust your title tags and meta description tags as well as H1 tags to make user's understand that your site is NOT the TV show. For example, if your site is a site about building homes and both the TV show and your site is called ABC, then I suggest adding meat to the tags. So instead of having the title as "ABC" or "ABC inc", ...


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You can indeed renew a .com domain (and many others) through another registrar - it's basically just a normal transfer process. Providing your domain name is not locked, you can transfer it to a new registrar now and pay for an additional year of registration at the same time (which you have to do when you transfer anyway). Because transfers can take a ...


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I really don't know what exactly you are trying to do with this, but the method that you are using here is safe. Do not try to fool google with any snicky redirect, because they can track your activity from webmaster and the crawling. Be genuine.


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It's fine. The 301 code is exactly appropriate for the situation you describe.


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It is not the ownership of the domain name you are purchasing but the registration and service you are paying for as @Simon Hayter has pointed out. You still don't own the name. iow, if you were able to find a registrar that could register Apple.com for you, you will wouldn't own the name Apple and registering similar names can get you in legal trouble cause:...


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Assuming your DNS is propagated, A records will change pretty much immediately. There is one thing though that you should be aware of: while using Chrome browser, it will cache routing and things very heavily. So you could work to clear those out by wiping your local DNS caches. First run ipconfig /flushdns in Windows console to clear system dns cache. Then ...


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You should be able to do this if the DNS Zone Admin for www.somecompany.com adds ourapp.somecompany.com as a subdomain entry pointing to the IP of www.ourapp.com on their DNS server and add ourapp.somecompany.com as a valid domain on your server in IIS. Not knowing about IIS specifics, http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11737065/server-alias-in-iis could be ...


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I most definitely prefer to the host's nameserver whenever possible. In case of a server change (e.g. hardware upgrade) or anything else that could cause an IP change, they can update the DNS settings automatically. If your DNS is configured externally (e.g. with your registrar) you'd have to do that manually, or risking downtime.


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All valid points in closetnoc's answer, however, a caveat to consider is that if you use the DNS at your domain's registrar and host/email elsewhere then you will need to manually configure all the DNS (A, CNAME, MX ...) records yourself. Providing you are using a web hosting control panel like cPanel or Plesk then having the DNS managed by your webhost ...


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While most web hosts have fairly robust systems, not all web hosts have robust DNS servers. By contrast, most all registrars do have robust DNS servers as a requirement to do business. It is not uncommon for someone to use the web host DNS servers over the registrars DNS servers and be disappointed. As well, it is often far simpler to set-up your DNS ...


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Country code top-level domains (ccTLD's) such as .tk (Tokelau, New Zealand) and .ga (Gabon) have extra weight in their own country's search engine (like google.tk and google.ga for instance) but that is as far as it goes. That being said however, some ccTLD are considered gTLD (generic) by Google, .tk being one of them as can be seen under the 'More about ...


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1) It doesn't. 2) It doesn't Why should it? Search engines care about content alone.


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The idea isn't bad, but you must know that a domain won't give you a high position on Google by itself - these times are over :( Next you should acquire links to your site on other sites with the link text "new entertainment". The most important thing is that the links must be placed on normal sites (not some directories with viagra and other mess) with ...


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In this situation, def.com would eventually disappear from the index. Depending on how long you wait, though, abc.com might not show back up again. Google will generally crawl a 302 redirect much less often than a regularly changing page. If you did exactly what you are proposing, it's theoretically possible that def.com, abc.com and xyz.com could be out ...


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The short answer is that it depends on how you chose to protect your privacy. Terms vary by Registrar and by extension. For example, .je domains never reveal anything more than the Registrant's name regardless of the seller's policy - it is a decision made by the Registry managing the extension. The TL;DR is "Choose the TLD and Registrar wisely". If you ...


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You can contact the relevant Domain Name Registry and ask about their process for dispute resolution. .co.uk for example has a Dispute Resolution Service which is relatively easy. .com follows the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy. The process can be different for different TLDs, but contacting the registrar of the domain is probably the best ...


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If there is still time, and you have access to ftp "Worst case scenerio " solution is to buy another domain and redirect all movement using 301. And yes you can put 301 without access to domain. To be honest , you should go in that direction in a moment that you realized that you lost contact with domain owner.


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Find out the registrar and contact them. They may be willing to contact the domain owner for you and get him to contact you.


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in some domains (for example .pl) there are possibility to buy "option" (option for registration) for domain. This means that if current owner don't renew it - you will get that domain (afer quarantine period ) . What kind of domain we are talking about ? .com ? Also you can search for company that can catch (buy it first if current owner don'...


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Yes, Google prioritizes local domains over foreign ones but if does not affect the search results as much as other factors like the domain name itself. If a person searches for "dude", dude.ee would likely rank over the-one-dude.com. But there are hundreds of factors that affect the ranking so this is a very theoretical example. Practical example: ...


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It doesn't need to be .org.au or .com, it can be just .org if you want, because that is what you are - a non profit organisation. The only difference I see is that .org.au rank higher in Australia. By the way, what kind of merchandise is it? If we use Wikimedia as an example, they have a store inside their .org website: https://store.wikimedia.org/ ...


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It seems this question would mostly attract opinions as answers - to get something objective you'd probably have to do a focus group with the types of people who would donate to you. It's also a branding question, not foremost a web question. But for what it's worth, as a fellow Aussie, I'd trust a .org.au before a .com, particularly if I hadn't heard of ...


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It seems to me that you are not asking to transfer the domain but rather gain access to the dns records. Login as the domain owner and select active domains click on the appropriate domain name on the lower right side of the screen will be the dns servers. Click edit DNS servers and make the desired changes. scroll all the way to the bottom and click ...


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I've asked a colleague a question: would migrating to www.whitewreath.org.au increase the trust a website visitor has in White Wreath? Opinion, but: Yes. I would trust a .org.au site over a .com site. The CEO of White Wreath is concerned all the merchandise with www.whitewreath.com on it will become invalidated due to the domain name change. ...



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