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A country code top-level domain (ccTLD) is an Internet top-level domain generally used or reserved for a country.

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Is using two TLDs okay? (FQDN - DNS Hierarchy (gTLD + ccTLD) websites)

I have seen so many websites with two TLDs, like this one below: example.com.ph (not real FQDN, by the way) I am confused on whether what is the actual TLD server that the root server is redirecting ...
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ICANN policies with respect of CCTLD domain locks

I had a chat with a representative of a large registrar about migrating a .nz domain and 60 day registrar locks - and I'm pretty sure i've been incorrectly advised, but I can't work out where the ...
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How does The Pirate Bay get to keep its .org domain name? [closed]

.Org TLD is maintained by a US based registry and US Feds are known to seize domains for torrent websites (Eg: Kickass Torrents old domains). But TPB is one of the most well known and oldest torrent ...
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What is the rationale for ICANN delegating multiple gTLDs with minor differences and similar meaning? [duplicate]

On ICANN website there is this FAQ and Answer. 2.10 If I want to apply for two similar or related TLDs, for example, ".thing" and ".thething" would that be two applications or one? ...
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Is it possible for individuals or companies to hire an EEA citizen to be a trustee to obtain a .it domain?

As we understand it, .it domains require trustees if an individual or company is not EU based. We have found a variety of .it domain trustee services on the web. It is challenging to get a sense of ...
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Do ccTLDs rank lower when searching for that country from outside the country?

I am thinking about starting up a travel agency website for booking vacation packages specifically in Costa Rica and I am trying to decide on a domain name. Costa Rica has the ccTLD .cr. To quote MOZ: ...
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Do I need to use "hreflang" when expanding a website to a new country using a different ccTLD domain

I have a website that has really good SEO in Portugal. I use a ccTLD .pt domain, so it's automatically geotargeted for portuguese audience. But now I'm expanding the website to Brazil. And I'll use a ...
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How to correctly select ccTLD domain for same speaking native language countries?

We know that South America's native-speaking language Portuguese (Brazil) and Spanish (Spain, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, etc.). My keyword targeting audience to South American users. I ...
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Multinational and multilingual content

I would like to get some guidance on international SEO. For now this is how my website looks like: website.com website.com/fr website.com/it I would like to make it region plus language specific, ...
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Does a country code secondary domain (such as .com.nl) have lower ranking than a ccTLD (such as .nl) with content specific for that country?

I know that search engines like Google value more country code top level domains (ccTLD) on content that is specific to residents living in said countries, that is, the website hosted at voorbeeld.nl ...
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WHOIS personal information for .in domains

I'm thinking to register a .in domain through Namecheap, but when I tried to add Whoisguard to the domain name before registering it, I ran into the error message "This domain does not support privacy ...
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Law applying to sites with ccTLD

If you create a site using a ccTDL does your site have to comply with that country's law?
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ccTLD (e.g. .it) instead of a gTLD (e.g. .com) for a multicountry AND multilang site

I use a ccTLD for my website and I want to use it as a gTLD. Will Google punish me for using a ccTLD instead of a gTLD (e.g. .com) for a multicountry AND multilang site? The URL structure I'm aiming ...
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Different URL syntax for multilingual SEO with 2 languages

Is there any difference between the syntax here; example.dk/ (danish) example.dk/en and example.dk/da (danish) example.dk/en I realise that in the top example, the domain is Danish .dk, which ...
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Is registering an international domain (CCTLD) unsafe?

Since you provide personal information when registering a domain, is it more unsafe for your private information when registering an international domain (such as .cd for the Democratic Republic of ...
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First domain name: ensuring the name availability in the future

I am about to register my first domain name consisting of my fairly common name (say, "Eugene") for my personal work-related blog. I found several acceptable options, but I am somewhat uncertain about ...
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Could Brexit cause me (a UK resident) to lose a .pm domain name?

I currently reside in the UK and sport a .pm domain name. Obviously as of next year the UK will no longer be within the EU. I'm wondering where that leaves me? Is there any alternative to giving up my ...
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What is the right way to map different domains in Google Search Console? [closed]

I have 2 domains that I want to "map" together in Google Search Console. Each domain is for a different countries: example.ch for Switzerland and example.de for Germany. How can I group them in the ...
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Can a registrar take back a domain name after you have purchased it?

I recently purchased 2 ccTLD domains names. I got the receipts and the domains were confirmed in my account. Four days later, they were removed from the account. According to tech supports, the sales ...
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Should you chose gTLD rather then ccTLD even you're not targeting your market to global?

So let's say you're starting a project, you wish it could be used internationally. But currently, in the development stage, you're developing mainly for local user (easier for marketing). Then in this ...
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How do I register a domain for a (UK) organisation with no postal address?

I need to register a domain name for an organisation (which falls under the 'Other UK Entity' category). As I understand it at the moment, the organisation has no office or venue - we conduct our ...
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What Unicode is allowed in domain names under ccTLDs?

Western Somoa, Equilateral Ginuea, and some other countries don't use the IDN2008 protocol and allow Unicode including Emoji; something IDN2008 doesn't allow. I've been trying to figure out what ...
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.gg geo targeting in Search Console

I would like to buy a .gg domain. Can I geo target a .gg domain to somewhere other than Guernsey (the country associated with .gg) in Google Search Console? .gg is a county code top level domain. ...
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ccTLD for international website

How much does it hurt to have a ccTLD (for example candi.es) for an internal website? I read everywhere that a gTLD is recommended but if my website has global links, a US postal address written, etc. ...
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Are there any restrictions for registering a .rs domain?

I'm creating a website for my brand and would like to use .rs because I can spell out the name with the URL. IANA says that rs if for country-code Serbian National Internet Domain Registry (RNIDS)...
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International software sold seperatly for each country: ccTLD and gTLD setup

Imagine a company selling software internationally. The software is the same, but it's mainly for people living in a few different countries and the features are different for each country. There will ...
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Unable to renew a .su domain

I've just purchased a .su domain on RU-CENTER (established by the Russian Institute for Public Networks, RIPN). It seems that there is no way to renew domain names. When I click Renewal as shown the ...
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Redirecting a gTLD to a ccTLD to increase traffic

I have a very short and fancy ccTLD (vwx.yz) for my private page. The page gives an overview about me and my conducted research and is currently associated with some small island somwhere nowhere. I ...
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Is it better to have second-level or third-level ccTLD in terms of SEO?

For example: example.co.pk OR example.pk My instinct inclines me towards .pk ccTLD because of its shortness and easy memorability. Not sure if later on it might hurt my rankings and traffic on the ...
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Transferring .com to geo targeted TLD worth it?

I have a .com domain with a solid reputation and link profile. However, I am only targeting users in one specific country. Would a 301 redirect from my current .com domain to a new country specific ...
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Is it possible to register an .au domain without the .com?

I am looking to register an Australian domain (.au), but I do want it to be foo.au, not foo.com.au. Is it possible for a private business to do this?
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When is .ss domain going to be available? [closed]

The Wikipedia article for the .ss ccTLD states: .ss is the designated country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for South Sudan in the Domain Name System of the Internet. It is derived from the ISO 3166-...
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Would running copy of an eCommerce site under a different ccTLD fall under that country's law?

My relative has a Dutch webshop. Many of his customers are Belgian. To increase trust of potential clients, he wants to run a copy on a .be domain. The domain will be under Belgium jurisdiction. But ...
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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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How to use optimize an e-commerce site for both .com and .co.uk?

I had worked almost three months on a .com domain site and I am getting pretty good results on google.com, however, my ranking on google.co.uk is not that good so I have decided to buy an equivalent ....
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co.il domain for sites that are not in Hebrew - Can work by means of SEO?

I have a site in Hebrew #.co.il and I consider changing it from a native-Hebrew site to a native-English one; that is, the direction will be LTR instead of RTL, and most of the content will be in ...
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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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Clarify terminology: top level domain, second level domain, and apex domain

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 (TLD)...
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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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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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SEO multilingual and domain .es - Google ranking?

A website with .es domain but the homepage is in English and the Spanish version is in the /es directory. Would there be any problem in the Google ranking in Spain and other countries?
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How bad would it be to use a ccTLD domain on a website targeted to another country?

I'm currently working on a website targeted mainly towards Japan (all content is in Japanese). This website's domain is registered as another country's ccTLD (in this case, Belgium's .be domain) as ...
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If I purchase a ".in" domain name but do not live in India, could I risk losing it in the future?

Let's assume that I am not a citizen of 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 pay the domain registration ...
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Is it possible to register an ".er" domain?

Where could I go to register a .er domain?
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