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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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Best practice for index.html content for a domain with no website

I own a domain name, and will use this mainly to have an email address (different than a generic gmail or yahoo). I do not want to have a "real" website behind the domain, but a "404 not found" error ...
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How Can I Copy a Wordpress Site That I Don't Have Access to Through CPANEL or WP-ADMIN? [on hold]

Well, I'm doing my best to help my client's navigate this issue, but they're a non-profit church and are not very tech savvy. I'm semi-new to development, but I'm a designer in general. Basically, ...
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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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Associate a domain with a site in such a way that a security certificate can be installed on IIS 8.5

I can not publish my website (created with Drupal 7) with IIS 8.5 (windows server 2012 r2). I'm forwarding my domain example.com as a frame to http://192.0.2.4/mywebsite (i got static ip). Everything ...
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Registering a “.ren” domain (with whois privacy). [closed]

Let's discuss getting a ".ren" domain name when whois privacy is a must. Here is the info for the all the non-chinese registrars of this extension: +---------------------+-------------+----------+-...
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COM.AU domain registration

I need a help with .com.au domain registration. I live in EU, so I’m not a citizen of Australia. In case to register this address, I need an Australian business number (ABN). I’m going to develop a ...
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How can I filter Google Analytics to view data related to subdomains/pages?

I have a website at the URL www.example.com, and I have another page at the URL hello.example.com/cornerstone which uses the same tracking ID. In my default analytics view I can only view data related ...
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SEO when forward domain in global rank vs local region?

I have one .ir domain and google map services not works on .ir domains, I want to get .org domain and set SSL EV for this .org domain then forward .ir to .org domain. one web app is installed on this ...
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Punycode and similar characters

How does Punycode solve (or plan to solve) the issue with identical characters? In most browsers now Punycode is disabled unless you enable it in language preferences. This works great except many ...
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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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Is it viable to purchase a “.com” domain while another company in the UK owns the “.co” version? Help!

I'm starting a business and I'm looking into purchasing a domain name for my business but the problem I see is that another company in the UK (United Kingdom) owns the exact name of my business but in ...
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Remove indexed IP address from Google

I developed my website under /var/www/html (for the development part) so I can consult the website when I enter the server's IP address into my web browser. On the same server I have the same products ...
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Best way to get a .dev domain name before everyone else

I'm interested in getting some "rare" domain names on the release of the .dev top level domain. What's the best way to do so? Is there maybe a way to buy a domain the first second it's available? Or ...
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Are multiple consecutive dots allowed in a domain name?

Is it allowed to have an empty subdomain? E.g., is sub1..sub2.example.com a valid domain name?
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Domain with Alexa ranking 1,000 in China not getting any visitors [duplicate]

I understand Alexa ranking is not precise and it's not a good way to check the exact traffic of a website. My question is if should be some visitors on a domain ranked number 1,000 on China and 9,000 ...
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How to tell Google that I'm merging 5 domains to create 1 new domain? [duplicate]

I own several .com domains (marketplaces) and decided to merge them to one domain example.my How do I do this without losing the SEO and monetize on the existing traffic earned?
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When will I be able to buy this domain? (pendingDelete, serverHold & redemptionPeriod)

A domain that I want has all of these 3 "Domain Status" set. Domain Status: pendingDelete https://icann.org/epp#pendingDelete Domain Status: serverHold https://icann.org/epp#serverHold Domain Status: ...
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Move site to new DNS and web host with lowest downtime

Disclaimer: I have read too many questions which appear same. However, my exact use case couldn't be found. Scenario: Domain bought on GoDaddy Current nameservers are AWS R53 All R53 records work ...
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Is it good for SEO to have domain alias that describes company service? [duplicate]

I have bought a domian that is like service.city.example Where service is eg. "haircut". Is it good to have this kind of domains as aliases to main domain company.example? What would be best for SEO,...
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Pinging Domain doesn't give A Record IP

Should pinging a domain give you the IP the same as the A Record? Are there conditions where it shouldn't? A client's website isn't pointing to the A record IP, it's point to a Cloudflare DNS server. ...
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Is it possible to use URL forwarding to point a domain to a folder on a server transparently?

I've been using a free web host that gives me a free subdomain. In addition to that, I can create two subdomains off of that. Recently I acquired some actual top-level domains. However, the domain ...
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How to make a website locally hosted behind a proxy to be accessable outside?

In our organization, we have a locally hosted website example.com which can't be access from outside of the organization. Organization also have a proxy server, which we use to access the internet. ...
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Point multiple domains to single page, with unique button based on source domain

I'm a software dev, but I'm green when it comes to web development and domain management. Let's say I've registered some domains: apples.example bananas.example cherries.example ...and [with a ...
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Domain registered through third party which is now defunct

A client's website is registered on a domain which has a protected whois. The website and domains were setup via a third party company which went under years ago but we are unsure if the company was ...
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Is '.herokuapp' extension in personal domain sign of unprofessional approach ? [closed]

As title implies, do extensions like .herokuapp or github.io in portfolio domain show lack of professionalism ? Or is it completely irrelevant ? I've pushed my portfolio to heroku, and I wonder is ...
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ERR_TIMED_OUT when accessing S3 bucket by a custom domain that uses Route53

I have set up a static website by following this walkthrough: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonS3/latest/dev/website-hosting-custom-domain-walkthrough.html I can see the website by accessing its ...
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Do my domain name ideas risk getting stolen by checking their availability?

Let's say there's a domain name that is currently unregistered, that I want to purchase with the intention of re-selling for a profit, and I want to determine which variations of the name are also ...
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SEO: Separate domain targeting each state or one domain with state-specific sections

I'm part of a business based in Western Australia, for example, Online Training Western Australia, currently operating a website on onlinetrainingwa.com.au. Our original goal was to provide the ...
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SSL Verification files can't be read

I have created an Asp.Net Razor site in Visual Studio 2017. Anyway I was given a series of steps by Winhost for getting free SSL certificate. I followed those steps using SSL for Free. I've used ...
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Is it necessary to edit DNS settings at registrar when using CloudFlare?

I need to point a subdomain to a different web hosting service. The domain is registered with my registrar, the DNS is managed by CloudFlare, and the hosting is managed by a third party hosting ...
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I have a trademark for a domain but another party registered a similar one using private registration

I have a business and someone created a new domain name and just added an "s" to the end of that domain name, for which I have a trademark. Now those search results are ranking above mine on Google ...
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When to purchase a “Redemption Period” domain [duplicate]

I am trying to purchase a domain that was registered and is in its redemption period. I have seen that I need to wait 30 days, 40 days and 45 days and 70 days (+ or - 24 hours). Here is a screenshot ...
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Do I need to assign my own host name to my VPS to connect to it via SSH?

I recently purchased a VPS from a service. The hostname seems semi randomly generated 12jk34kd.vpsservice.example It says I have the option to change the hostname but it looks like I can change ...
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Domain registration not showing the correct expiry in whois and it is shown for sale when we visit it. Is there a conflict?

Our group registered one domain (say for example mysite.example) as it was shown available on various domain registrars. Registration went successfully on online payment. Even after few weeks it is ...
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Lost SEO after domain change. Can it be duplicate content?

So, I have a niche blog started in June 2017. After the first year (with around one day before the expiration date), I have changed the domain, because the old one wasn't related to the niche. But, I ...
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.htaccess to redirect domain1 to domain2

I currently have a .htaccess file with the current lines to force HTTPS: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301] My main domain is ...
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Wordpress Domain name appending on all links as shown on ANALYTICS and SEM RUSH

I need your help. For some reason Google Analytics is showing that our page views all went to URLS that end with our appending URL again in the end. Our website is in wordpress and uses SEO Yoast ...
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Can my country level domain beat the same .com domain which is own by a different company overseas? [duplicate]

I own a country level domain called example.lk in Sri Lanka. Also there was a site called example.com which is own by a reputable company in India. Sadly it is the .com version of my domain. But ...
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Will removing all my content and putting new content on the domain negatively affect my new site or should I start over on a new domain?

I have a three years old domain with too many pages which was not a very successful experience. It has only 300 visitors per day. I don't want to keep the content. As I know domain age has a good ...
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Is it possible to keep the old registration date for my domain that is shown in whois when moving my website to a new domain?

I would like to transform my website from www.namesite.example to www.namesite2.example. Is it possible to get the whois data to show the original data of the first domain registration? Or it is ...
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Same pronunciations but different letters will lead to Legal case?

There is a classified website called Quikr.com in India. It ranked perfectly on google too. I am from an another country. I also have a classified ad listing site and I bought my domain as Quickr.XXX (...
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How to verify traffic and Google search results when purchasing a domain from a private party?

I have my eye on a domain that is for sale. After some research I've determined that traffic is the biggest bargaining chip the owner has. The domain is a 6 character .com and consists of two "...
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How to retrieve pendingDelete starting time? [duplicate]

I've been following a domain I want to buy for a while. Right now its status is pendingDelete. It seems that the standard time for the domain to become available after the domain entered pendingDelete ...
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is subdomain have seperate domain value compare to the main domain? [duplicate]

Hi i have read many article regarding subdomain and sub directory . And i understand that compare to subdomain , sub directory have some more benefit and it will fetch some more fast . But for me it ...
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Setting up Let's Encrypt with CloudFlare and dynamic IP

My setup is as follows: Dedicated server (Linux) with dynamic IP address NO-IP domain name domain name When I want to access my system (server), I access my domain, which redirects me to my NO-IP ...
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Why hide .NET URL extensions and make them appear to be .html?

I'm new to the web engineering and I have done some searching for URL/Domain masking. In my company, my HOD asked one question during meeting and wants the answer in the next meeting. He asked that ...
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Can a penalized site be indexed again

I have an expired domain it is penalized in google can it be reindexed? I think it is penalized due to some bad backlinks if I disow the bad backlinks in google webmasters can it be reindexed?
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Can I use zoho mail with domain name@example.com without web server

I have a domain at example.com I have zoho mail account for this domain. Is it possible to receive emails in my zoho account without having hosting?
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redirect my domain to my facebook page (for free)

Ok, it's neither my domain nor my facebook page. It's a page I made for some club and I keep it on my account using free hosting. The page is not being maintained but their facebook page is very good ...
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Google Domains fails to redirect https non-www, results in 403

I have a weird issue with Google Domains not redirecting https and non-www domain. When I enter example.org it correctly redirects to https://www.example.org, however when I enter https://example.org ...