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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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Can I buy my domain again on another service

About a year ago GoDaddy had a $1 domain deal, so I got it. After a year it is time for it to auto-renew, $45??? No thanks, I will cancel and then buy on Crazy Domains, which is cheaper. Can I do ...
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what are the current tools to decide on a domain name? [on hold]

Could you help find tools to decide on which domain name to choose? "firstname"+"lastname".com (e.g. tomhanks.com) or "firstname"+"lastname"+"art".com (e.g. tomhanksart.com) Content will be art ...
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Alternative domain name and Google Search Console

I have a mydomain.com domain that I've been using for years. Recently I purchased mydomain.it on which I applied a 301 redirect (mydomain.it -> mydomain.com). Do I have to do something on Google ...
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renew a domain name outside of Google Gsuite

I need to renew my domain name which is through enom.com. They tell me to go to google.admin.com. That, however, does not work, because it is only available to G suite users, which i am not. How can I ...
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DKIM Email record [migrated]

I have added a DKIM record to my websites DNS via my control panel. When I send an email from Thunderbird and test the signature, the SPF and DMARC show fine They do not seem to find a DKIM record ...
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Will a privately registered domain become public if it is in dispute?

We registered a domain privately. The domain was recently disputed
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My webpage is showing strange url on google results [closed]

I'm developing a website for a local school on Wordpress but today noticed someting weird when I look for the page in google this is the result I get: KEELER FORCE ブラック+Creepy Crawler M8090 7.00-16 ...
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How do I point a domain registered with Dynadot to a subdirectory of my Godaddy Hosting? [duplicate]

I have a domain registered with Dynadot and I'd like to use my GoDaddy hosting to build the site to save having to pay out for more hosting. I'd need to set it up on a subdomain e.g. subdomain.example....
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Why do some websites have language specific URLs, when the users still use the .com version?

I'm creating my first multilingual website and I have been looking at examples from other websites. So far I've noticed that many popular websites have a .com version and a kr.example.com or example....
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Domain pointing to a wrong URL after performing a database “search and replace”

Upon migrating a WordPress site from development to production, I used Interconnectit's "Database Search and Replace Script in PHP" to update the site URL from http://dev.example.com to http://example....
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Is there a tech meaning behind the io extension for domains?

I didn't see this asked on the site but from my research I know that .io originally belonged to the British Indian Ocean Territory which would go to the United Kingdom but I've noticed more tech blogs ...
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How do I identify the company that hosts my website when the hosting was set up by somebody else?

So me and my friend created and funded a website for a business venture. However due to some complications I no longer want to be part of the venture. My friend on the other hand will not remove my ...
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Does Domain name effect in SEO? [duplicate]

I want to start a brand jewelry business and wondering if domain names really help in SEO if it was unknown keyword, for example what is better domain to rank up in google zouss.com or zoussjewelry....
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MX records from second domain to point to first domain but email is not delivered like on first domain

I've set up an email service, for a domain, abc.com I have tested an confirmed. Using dig it returns abc.com. 299 IN MX 1 cencor. Now, I'm trying to run a second domain via the same service: def.com....
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Recover SEO after accidentally redirecting to another site

My website domain is a.example. I need to change/move to a new hosting. While doing this on my new host, I accidentally made an redirect error that make my URLs (.htaccess): a.example/article-1/ ...
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Can I acquire and redirect a competitor's .com brand name domain to our own site if its available? [duplicate]

Example Scenario: A close competitor has their own website: example.co.uk but has not registered example.com, so example.com if freely available. Put aside any ambitions of 'easy' / blackhat SEO ...
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How long until an expired domain from NameJuice will be available again?

I want to register a domain name. Domain Registry Services says it "Expires on April 30th 2019" but adds that "Only the registered name holder can renew this name!". It was registered through ...
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How can I improve my English WordPress site's position in google.es (for Spain)?

For a long time I've been struggling with my WordPress homepage. At the moment I live in Switzerland and my site is just in English. You can find my website easily in Google in all the countries (e.g....
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Do country-code top level domains have sites on second level or only always on third level domains?

I have always seen country-code top level domains (ccTLDs) with sites like: example.ac.uk, example.co.uk, etc. Do the country-code top level domains always only allow sites on these third level ...
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Github Pages create repository and point to my own domain?

It could be hard for me to describe this, so at first I'll state: my final purpose is to point github pages to my own example.com domain - example.com WITHOUT subfolder/path. Right now I'm learning ...
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Domain name of a foreign brand

I have a 20-year old domain name of a foreign brand (not currently trademarked in the US) which was used to retail imported items with that brand product in the US. This foreign brand probably does ...
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Find old CNAME for domain registered on google

I have mistakenly replace the CNAME with a new one, without writing the old one down. Is there a way to find the old CNAME? I checked on https://dnschecker.org/ but the domain is already resolved to ...
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Google Search Console domain property not in the list of properties I can add to Google Analytics

I'm trying to connect a domain property to a google analytics domain. But when the property I added is not in the list of properties where I can choose from. All the other properties are. The big ...
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What should be 'Host' field while setting up CNAME record to point my domain name to free hosting

Let's say I have a domain name registered as www.example.com and I have hosted my site on a free hosting provider as https://mysite.hostingProvider.example. While setting up the CNAME Record ...
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Domain Transfer - Years locked in?

Wondered if anyone could help? I transferred a domain name (.co.uk) for a customer over to Enom. All went well, no issue. Now its renewal time, they state that they brought 2 years on the domain name (...
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Domain expired, GoDaddy holds it and is asking more money

After expiring my domain, GoDaddy is asking more money to renew. Why is GoDaddy holding my domain? If it expired it has to be open to buy right?
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I have a page with two domains and I want to redirect one of the domains to a specific page via htaccess

I am using the domains ergonomi.example and fysiarbejdsliv.example I want fysiarbejdsliv.example to redirect to https://fysiarbejdsliv.example/dansk-selskab-for-fysioterapi-i-arbejdsliv. I have ...
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What happens if my domain expires - will the web hosting also be canceled?

I currently have a website created with WordPress. Domain name registered with namecheap.com and host plan with hostgator.com. Both created on the 25th April last year (one year plan) and set to ...
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Is it bad for SEO to create a website without a domain (just on an IP address)?

I'd like to create a Drupal 8.x.x website without a domain. The website is on a quite non-competitive field (only 4-5 competitors if at all) The website generally follows any standard of (Google's) ...
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I would like to make a custom domain on my own nameserver [closed]

If I set up my own nameserver/and or a DNS server, How would I go about making my own custom domains? Please correct me if I am wrong about needing a nameserver/and or a DNS server
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configure codeigniter website to open website on other hosting account

Suppose there is a website www.example.com with a web hosting account (Shared Hosting - Linux Server). There is another website www.example2.com with a web hosting account (Shared Hosting - Linux ...
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Canonical URL of PWA - point to main domain?

We launch several versions of our PWA on URL's like: https://editor.construct.net/ (always points to latest stable version) https://editor.construct.net/r141-2/ https://editor.construct.net/r141/ ...
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Using addon domain name for multilingual website

I want to have translated versions of my website to serve certain countries. I want to use different, dedicated domain names, like: www.mywebsite.example (main domain) www.monsiteweb.fr (new) www....
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Should Geo-targeting Subdomains have their own dedicated Social Media Profiles?

I currently have a website owner, looking to expand their Geographical reach. Rather than investing in dedicated ccTLDs, the use of Subdomains have been opted for as follows: en-gb.example.com (...
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Is it possible to buy abandoned, but auto-renewed domain? [duplicate]

So there is a domain name that I was interested in buying, and it suddenly got renewed and I guess it was auto-renewed because the website was abandoned for about 3 years now. Is there a way to ...
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How to get control back from defunct hosting company?

We have a couple of websites hosted on Needa dot com that have recently disappeared and we cannot access any longer through Cpanel. Is there a way we get control of our DNS records and web sites?
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How do “tiered price” domains work?

I noticed that registrars are starting to charge more for common word second level domain names even if the domain is not already registered. Hover seems to call this "tiered pricing" but other ...
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How to make domain disappear from the search results without access to the site or to Google Search Console?

One of my friends just lost his domain. I don't really know the reason why, but he can't ever get it back. His website is re-created to a new domain. Without access to the old domain, we can't even ...
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Different Domains For Google and Users

We have a shopping cart site with a course attached to it like so: www.example.com is the cart Magento Platform www.example.com/course/ is the course Wordpress Platform Both the sites are linked both ...
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Is it bad for SEO to use a subdomain other than www as main domain?

Somebody told me recently "Subdomain generally ranks lower than domain", this is not the only one to say to avoid use subdomain. Can a subdomain rank as a root domain? Will it hurt ranking or SEO to ...
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For a personal domain name better user lastname.com or firstname.lastname.com? [closed]

my name is Pierre Aribaut (Aribaut is the last name), i own aribaut.com but i didn't really use it yet, as i used to use my nickname as domain name. I'm thinking of using this domain name instead of ...
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Heroku email server custom domain

I am hosting a webapp on heroku using the free plan. I have also bought a domain name from godaddy.com. My webapp and godaddy are linked through the cloudflare service in order to protect against DOS ...
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Has the owner ignored the domain for 9 years?

I'm interested in a domain that already has an owner. I checked with Whois , and Whois reports that the domain has Creation Date and Updated Date of 5/15/2010. On the other hand, the Registration ...
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A domain for each language or a single domain, which is better for SEO?

My project is in 7 languages. For each language, we bought a domain. The project already has some success. Some domains have many visitors from search engines, some not so many. When we launched, ...
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Redirect IP address to domain using .htaccess [duplicate]

I tried the following .htaccess code to redirect the IP address of my VPS server to my domain, but despite of all efforts it keeps resulting in a 404 error: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^...
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Use domain at home

I bought a domain name when I join GSuite. Now I want to cancel my GSuite account. Nevertheless I have my domain and I paid for it till the end of the year. So my question is, with whom I must ...
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How to get a domain unblocked from Akamai's Nominum?

I recently purchased a domain and set up hosting at AWS for the root and a subdomain for the static asset files, set to CloudFront. After a brief public test, I received many issues from customers ...
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How do I set up Google Analytics for two domains that share the same source code and content?

I have 2 different domains - say - abc.example & xyz.example. Both domains point to the same server (same A record, same shared hosting account). Now if I want to setup google analytics for both ...
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SEO domain setup for network of locations

I am looking for some industry expert weigh-in on best practices to how to best approach the business scenario described below. Tim runs a business, timsbusinesswebsite.com. Tim's business has ...
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Would a link pass link juice if it has anchor text of a URL but directs to a different site?

If the anchor text is www.site1.example but the link actually directs to www.random2.example, would link juice be passed in this instance to random2.example? For example: <a href="https://www....