Questions tagged [domains]

Domains are hostnames that identify Internet Protocol (IP) resources such as web sites. They provide a human-friendly, easily recognizable and memorizable names to numerically addressed Internet resources.

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Phantom redirect? I can't find or 'turn off' the redirect [closed]

I changed domains and redirected the old domain to the new one and then eventually completely deleted the hosting for that old domain. Recently I've decided I want to use it and I've opened up hosting ...
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Want to point a domain to a host and already changed nameservers, what's next?

To be totally honest this is driving me mad because I know it's probably something simple. So I have my domain (elogee.com) registered at 1and1.com while my host is GoDaddy. Right, every article I've ...
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Reclaim Domain Control

I believe the answer is a given, but there may be a loophole somewhere that I haven't uncovered. I have been contacted by a business to take over their web design and hosting. Currently they are ...
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HubSpot CMS site is not secure unless someone types in “www.”

so we connected our domain with HubSpot CMS. They only support SSL for subdomains, so when someone does not type in "www." they are prompted with a security warning. They told me I needed to ...
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Redirects without Permission: what legally can be done?

If someone buys a domain and decides to redirect or forward it to my site without permission, is there anything legally that I can do to stop them? Is there a crime they can be charged with? Can I sue ...
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Domain Renewal longer then 10 years [duplicate]

I have a company that needs a basic website for the lifetime of the company being about 50 years. Is there a service that does this because I have had domain names lapse for services like this before ...
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Can a top level domain provider close their business? [duplicate]

If I buy one of those weird top level domains, like example.pizza, or example.love, etc, I understand that there is a private company owning each of them, which save the records and redirect using ...
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Change domain name without changing host (OVH)

One of my clients is re-branding, and we need to change the domain name for their site as their business name has changed. They're staying with the same host (OVH), same exact site (only the logo will ...
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Must a web domain and a hostname on a computer system which hosts the domain-associated-website always be identical?

Must a web domain and a hostname on a computer system which hosts the domain-associated-website always be identical? The only case I think in which it mustn't be the case is if on one computer system, ...
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Redirecting domains on https without creating a certificate for them?

I own, say, 100 domains. I want to add redirect for each of them to a new domain. And not only to a domain, but a custom query string. For instance domain1.example/url1 -> domain11.example/url2 ...
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Is there a Google penalty for changing domain name?

I am thinking of changing my primary domain name but redirect the existing domain name to a new primary name. Would there be a Google or search engine penalty for doing this?
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Registry changing a standard domain to premium while it's registered and active?

People with experience at registrars and working with registries, especially for newer gTLDs: I work with reselling domains using a large non-GoDaddy registrar and their API to automate via our ...
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What is the reason for “TRANSFERLOCK DEACTIVATION DELAYED”?

I want to transfer my domain away from INWX and after I initiated the transfer I get the message "TRANSFERLOCK DEACTIVATION DELAYED". There is no further information. What can be the reason ...
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connect multiple Top-Level-Domains

My main site is a webbuilder-based website with .com top-Level Domain. But to be more reputable i also have a .de domain from united-domains that simply refers to that site. My question is how to ...
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Using SRV records with a target domain that already has A records pointing elsewhere

First thing's first, I'm quite new to all of this stuff and will almost certainly use the wrong lingo here and there. I'm also not sure if I'm even in the right place to ask this. For both I apologise ...
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Using two domain names in a single folder

I have inherited an English/French static web site. The original developer created it so all the html files are in the root directory of the English domain and added "-fr" to the French file ...
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Htaccess 301 Redirect only not working on Windows 8.1

Here's the code: RewriteOptions inherit RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^old\.olddomain\.example$ [NC] RewriteRule ^ https://newdomain.example%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L] # BEGIN WordPress RewriteEngine On ...
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Would a two word domain name with a shared letter between the words be treated the same for SEO as the fuller name? [duplicate]

I found a domain name (2 words) that is not available. Then I found almost the same domain name with a slight difference, the last letter of the first word is the same of the first letter of the ...
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How can a domain be showing as pendingDelete & redemptionPeriod, but not expire for another year?

I'm looking to buy a domain that's currently showing as pending delete, but also showing that it's in the redemption period. The strange thing is that it's showing the expiry date as next year, ...
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Create TXT record for subsubdomain in Google Domains

I'm trying to set up a vanity URL and the support page instructs me to create a TXT record on a sub-subdomain: In Google Domains, it's not clear how to do this. Under "DNS" -> "...
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How do I use Google Domain to connect two different web services using a subdomain?

I apologize if this is the wrong place for this. I have an Adobe Portfolio site and use a Google Domain for it. Meaning my Adobe Portfolio's URL is "myname.com". I just got a website through ...
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Godaddy holding domain after expired

This domain expired on 2020-05-30, Godaddy says after 40 days the domain gets back to the registrar for anyone buy Yesterday, it already was parked for deletion I waited for this time to acquire the ...
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Why letsencrypt certificate generation not done like domain verification done by GSuite?

I have used letsencrypt's certbot for creating certs for my domains. I have to download certbot and run in my machine and it gives a string to be placed in as dns record. I have to manually add the ...
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Confusing domain name extensions

There are similar domain name extensions, which are really confusing (at least to me) such as these: .gift and .gifts .game and .games .football and .futbol This means, in the future, extensions like ....
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Will .day TLD be available to the public?

I am interested in getting a .day domain. However, I cannot seem to find it. IANA says it belongs to Google (through their subsidiary Charleston Road Registry), but Google domains says .day is not ...
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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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Colliding record error when connecting Google App Engine with my subdomain via A, AAAA, and CNAME records

Our website is hosted with loopia at example.com, but we also have a webapp running on Google App Engine which we would like to run on subdomain.example.com. We also have a couple of other subdomains ...
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How to get my domain name back before a squatter grabs it?

I let my domain name expire by mistake. And it's even beyond the time where I can reinstate it. It's now in pending delete status. What is the best way to get it back before a squatter picks it up? My ...
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Does the .co.uk registry have a 60 day waiting period for domain transfer?

Does .co.uk have a 60 day waiting period to transfer a domain? Also, is there a waiting period for any domain for which we use IPS Tag for domain name transfers?
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Is it possible to make a website without paying money? [duplicate]

Is it possible to host your own website and have your friend access it from somewhere else without having to pay a dime ? I know that you can probably host a website from your own system using apache ...
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SEO Inquiry; Domain Name selection

Can any one help me by clarifying the differences between DOMAIN NAME formats according to Google search engines and SEO perspective: example.com ex-ample.com example-eg.com egypt.example.com ...
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Can I use a subdomain for is.edu? [closed]

is.edu requires a new domain name to set their subdomain as domain alias to it. It means if I want to get marketing.is.edu, I need to register a domain name example.com and then they can CNAME the ...
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Can I mirror a website and change the URL paths?

Is it possible to mirror a website under a different domain with different subpage urls? For example: domain-a.example/mainpage becomes domain-b.example/domain-a-mainpage In this scenario domain b ...
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Site organization when targeting several locations

This is a followup on my previous question: Site for the same service in different locations: how to avoid duplicate content? I'm building a series of sites offering, say, cab services in different ...
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Are high value domain names renewed at the same cost as a regular domain?

For example, google.com. When this domain is approaching expiry, does Google pay the usual price for a .com renewal? Or is there a premium added for it being such a high value domain? If so, who ...
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Can an eCommerce site from one domain appear under another domain?

I have a new client, Business A, who has a website already set up on a domain they have purchased: businessa.com. They wish in collaboration with another company, Business B, to sell products using an ...
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My domain is redirecting to a different website

I have a pretty serious issue when i goto my "example.com" website it gets redirected to a random wordpress website, i was using a virtual server from a company a couple weeks ago and having the ...
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Understanding the cost of a domain under a “premium” TLD such as .rich, .inc, .auto, .car, or .pr

We (a newly created startup) came up with a great name and we were looking to start our brand on a matching domain. We found our name fits perfectly with one of those "premium" top level domains that ...
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Difficult problem with emails I send going to recipients' spam after domain+hosting change

I have been having an issue with emails I send for work (all to external domains) being entirely blocked or going to spam, for many different recipients at various companies, ever since I switched my ...
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If a domain is zero-rated, are the subdomains also zero-rated?

If example.com is zero-rated, does this include subdomains of the example.com domain, e.g. would books.example.com also be zero-rated or is zero-rating applied to the domain itself only?
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What happens when you release an expired domain?

I've got a domain on a registrar, which is in its grace period. I'd like to move it to a new registrar, so I think releasing it will be the best option. I had the impression releasing a domain name ...
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Should I report to Google a page with high Page Authority, but is also spam?

I have an interesting situation. My website is indexed properly and well by Google, but I also see a lot of spam sites just copying my content or linking to my website, while I have never asked for ...
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How does the server distinguish between 2 host names being pointed to the same IP address?

How does a Windows server distinguish between 2 host names being directed by DNS to the same IP address? I started a new job recently. We have files.example.com pointing to x.x.x.x IP address. I got ...
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Domain authority for domain that has been expired for two years [duplicate]

So, I read almost everywhere that domain authority is one of the key aspects of SEO. One aspect of it, is how long the domain has been active. I'm starting a blog and bought an old expired domain. It ...
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IP Canonicalization, do I need to fix it? [duplicate]

I use ryte to analyze my webpage and it gives the following advice: If the IP (173.###.###.###) of this domain gets called, it should redirect to the real homepage of this domain. Not redirecting ...
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Google sites + custom domain DNS configuration

I have a google site and I have a domain. The domain is registered with GoDaddy and points to DreamHost (I host other sites on this DH account so it is not dedicated for this site). Because it's a ...
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How to hide complete domain information?

I came across a domain name pagalworld.to. When I try to pull whois details for this domain I do not get any information from whois providers and I tried on multiples. How he did it?
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Do I need to worry that somebody will pre-register my domain for after it expires and take it from me?

I am registering a domain name for my website, and am concerned by the possibility that, if I register it for a short time period, someone else could buy the domain name for a future period. Is it ...
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How to add a second hosted domain in place of a currently hosted subdomain on Bluehost?

I have two domains, dom0.example and dom1.example. The nameservers of dom0.example are set to my webhosting on Bluehost. Now I have a second website under sub.dom0.example. I want dom1.example to ...
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Point Domain to Page (Permanent) [closed]

I have a sub-page on my site that can be access at example.com/bar. This page represents a special service on my website that has gathered a lot of attention on the internet. I don't want people to ...

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