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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Change of address in Google Search Console says an old domain no longer registered by me is moving to my new domain

I did change of address in Google Search Console. The old domain has now expired and is registered by someone else, but I still see the notification that says the old domain is moving to my new domain....
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How to change domain name and retain SEO rank? [duplicate]

I have web page ranking high on Google. Want to change domain name, keep the web page identical. Will this affect the page’s SEO ranking? How should I do this to retain my SEO ranking?
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How can I make a URL on one domain "front" content from another domain?

Let's say I have name.example.com and example.com set up using different CMS's I would like name.example.com/supercool-landing-page to resolve as (www.)example.com In other words, when you visit (www.)...
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Do subdomains of my domain, pointed to third-party sites, affect my main domain SEO?

I own a domain sailed.io, which has a main landing page and a few sub-pages for docs. The service that it provides includes a random subdomain under .sailed.io, pointed to a user's own server IP ...
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Recording / Logging CSP Violations

I am in the process of implementing a CSP policy for a variety of domains and am looking for a method to record/log browser CSP violations encountered by any end user. I want to make sure I don't miss ...
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Do I have to wait with the domain unlocked after requesting an authorization code?

So I have a domain name in a service that charges me 4 times the usual price for renewal. Everytime I try to transfer it they attempt to do something to prevent it. Now I requested an authorization ...
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How to point a domain name to a subfolder

I have a working website: https://www.example.com It is a bit old, and now I want to make a new website. I don't want to make it on localhost but directly on the web. I was thinking to make the ...
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Why is the ".sbs" TLD listed as "Termination in Process" with ICANN?

Today I was reading about the .sbs domain on https://icannwiki.org/.sbs. It has been available for everyone since 15 June 2021 for general purposes. At the top of the ICANNWiki page, there is a table ...
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Using 2 domains 1 localized and 1 international for a website a good practice

I have an exact keyword domain name in my local German language: www.weinglaser.example Now I also serve visitors in 10 other languages where my current .example domain name doesn't make any sense, ...
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.com vs .cl domain

My company has a .cl TLD for our Chilean website. I think it would be better for SEO purposes to have a bilingual site. I wanted to reach out to the masses to see if you think there is any benefit to ...
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Gsuite - Mailed-by and from. How to have a mailed-by as subdomain but the from is the primary domain - in gSuite (Gmail)

I want to have my email "from" to be from my primary email (gSuite), adn the mailed-by be from my subdomain (which I have added to my Gsuite account). Is this possible in GSuite? I know ...
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Which main problems could arise from adding a number to a domain name?

Consider the domains star.com and star1.com. What could be the problems with adding number as in the second example? I can think about the following, I speak Hebrew and in Hebrew I could say: star ...
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Weird bot requests in logs

I restored a website on a new server after it was down (mistakenly deleted) for a while, and it immediately got bombarded with requests to non-existing pages like /tissue-salts-for-weight-loss.html ...
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Are .xyz domains usually blocked by mail servers? [closed]

I have read answers on question Email-prevalent domain, .xyz vs .email however that question is more than 5 years old and I would like to know if things have changed since. Are .xyz domains usually ...
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Google Domains redirecting website

I bought a domain using Google Domains (let's call it newdomain.com). I also own olddomain.com (bought via register.com) which is hosted on a dedicated server I'm paying for. I bought newdomain.com ...
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What's the best strategy for letting extraneous domains go?

My employer has several dozen domains that were registered by a previous marketing team, who felt they needed to register every possible variant/misspelling they could think of. The vast majority of ...
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Are .ga domains allowed in Google Search Console?

I've started a new website with a free domain name (.ga) from Freenom. When I tried to add my website to Google Search Console, the verification went well, but when I submitted the sitemap I get an ...
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Does a Redirecting Domain Name show the Domain Name it redirects too in a google search? [duplicate]

I have a client that wants to buy domain name A as their main domain, and have a domain name B that solely redirects to domain name A. The client wants the redirecting domain B to show results of his ...
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Domain expired more than 30 days ago but is still owned by registrar, registrar is not responding. What will happen to the domain next? [duplicate]

I had a domain expire due to a failed auto-renew payment. It expired without me noticing on June 21. The registrar (Freenom) kept the domain and email accounts up and running until July 27. When the ...
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Do 'alternative' domains negatively impact international SEO?

As far as I understand, if your website ends in e.g. .co.uk, it potentially makes you more likely to rank for searches made in the UK as this is a signal to google this website may be more relevant. ...
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Root Domain 301 Redirect Except Checkout Page - 2 Sites Merged

I have a client who is merging his two ecommerce websites into one. The first ecommerce site is about knowledge of the products and second ecommerce website is to buy the product. It is interlinked ...
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To disable the domain transfer lock, first deactivate the private registration

I'm looking to migrate from ionos to godaddy or similar. Referencing: https://www.ionos.com/help/domains/set-up-and-manage-an-external-domain-at-11-ionos/removing-an-external-domain/ and, presumably, ...
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How can I secure the unique domain names (TLDs) scheduled for deletion after they will be deleted?

I have several unhosted .com and 1 .net domains registered 2 years ago and expiring soon which I wouldn't like to keep with the current registrar dynadot.com. The domains will expire on 07.12, and on ...
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What are the technological factors involved in backordering a domain?

I understand there are multiple lifecycle statuses that a domain goes through before it's effectively "dropped", and these may vary per tld. (https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/gtld-...
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Is it possible to point my DNS record to the same IP address as another domain?

I recently bought a domain from Europe Registry for 1€. And I'm hosting a Server at home that needs to be reachable from the internet, which if done so previously through a domain provided by the ...
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Do web hosting companies typically charge extra for custom MX records?

I bought a domain from one hosting company then I bought a email account from Namecheap and I want to set the email there so I need the mx records from the hosting company where I bought the domain. ...
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Making a domain more trustworthy to corporate networks so that it won't be blocked by their filters

I developed a web app for a customer which is made in basic PHP/MySQL, pretty normal site, lighter than WordPress, and when my customer went to his client to sell the app the domain was blocked by the ...
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How does this (phishing) website has an identical domain with the authentic one?

I google webgraphviz.com and the first two results are: How does the first one, which redirects to a pharmacy website, have the identical domain with the second one? I even suspect this is a kind of ...
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When will new gTLD applications be available?

The ICANN "New gTLD Program" was initiated in 2012: https://icannwiki.org/New_gTLD_Program Applicants applied for a variety of new TLDs, many of which are now available for public ...
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Changing GA property after changing domain?

One of our clients migrated to the new domain. I want to know what should I do on the existing Google Analytics property?
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How do large companies purchase domain names before they have a company email?

Newbie here so please correct me Domain names are purchased through a domain name registrar. In order to purchase and manage the domain, you need an account with the registrar. That account requires ...
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From a technical standpoint, why do we have to pay for any domain name?

In terms of the ownership of any domain name, why is it that a person or a company who owns a website and the technology to make the said website work has to pay "extra" money to "rent&...
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How do you remove the trash left by previous domain name owner?

So, I recently bought a domain name from Bluehost. Soon, I realized the domain name used to belong to someone else before I bought it. Now, the problem I am facing is that there are a few trash files ...
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Making WWW. work for subdomain with no hosting?

We have a domain, example.com for instance. In our DNS settings for this domain, we've created a forward for give.example.com subdomain to redirect to another website which works great. (It's ...
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Domain forwarding: not working on Google

I have set up a forwarder on my domain to go to one of my social media profiles. This works fine if I visit my domain directly e.g. www.loremipsum.co.uk, but if I search my name in Google and find my ...
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Purchasing a high Domain Rating domain for a 301 redirect

I'm considering purchasing a domain that has a high Domain Rating (78) by ahrefs (https://ahrefs.com/website-authority-checker) The domain is a good domain in terms of not just its domain rating but ...
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Would removing a domain-verification tag specific to a social media platform (Facebook) have negative effects on SEO?

Our company previously had a Facebook page, complete with FB business and advertising account, so naturally, years ago, I installed a facebook-domain-verification tag on the website using a TXT record ...
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Is it possible to look up expiration dates for domains in the .DE (Germany) TLD?

It appears that running a whois on .DE domains returns almost no information. Using google.de as an example: $ whois google.de % Restricted rights. % % Terms and Conditions of Use % % The above data ...
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Google Domains won't redirect `http` to `https` when Bluehost handles the DNS and website

I have a website hosted on bluehost, but using a domain from Google domains. I am trying to force it to always redirect http://example.io -> https://example.io from the google domains site. However,...
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After delisting in Spam-Filter (SORBS) still blocked

weeks ago I had to unblock a webdomain from SORBS.net. They listed my Website (IP) as a spam and we weren't able to write E-Mails to some most of our customers (mostly company-mail-addresses). So I ...
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Which Google Sites URL is shown by google results: default or custom domain?

About custom domain on Google sites, let's assume that we have this configuration : Default domain: https://sites.google.com/view/example-com Custom domain: http://example.com After publication and ...
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How to setup email if using a third party hosting and the site is hosted on Netlify?

Been researching the site for this but not seeing it and I've ran through: How to setup MX records on a shared application serving multiple domains? How to setup MX records for a static AWS S3 ...
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Can I develop and test WordPress and PHP without a domain name?

I intend to learn and develop a website using WordPress and PHP. I read from the web that as a start, these two are sufficient for a typical website with database storage and retrieval/query ...
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Display custom domain in search results rather than wordpress.com subdomain

How to show a custom domain URL instead of domain's URL assigned by wordpress.com in the Google search results? For example, if I have free subdomain like http://example.wordpress.com, how can I show ...
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How are domain names taken/used

So I am trying to make a website when I start to look into getting a domain, I am going to run this on a server I have build and I realise that I have to rent a domain, so I put my wanted website name ...
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Ranking two pages for same keyword on different domains at google

what is it like to rank two pages, with different domains and IP's, for the identical keyword, with different content, on Google? The two pages have the same owner. Does Google recognize that the two ...
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Registered domain with Shopify as Reseller. Can I use it outside Shopify? How?

I registered a domain name with Tucows.com, but on Shopify. I have since closed my Shopify account, but am having difficulty accessing it outside Shopify. Need help
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point CNAME record to A record

On my domain example.com, I want to have a generic subdomain test.example.com that point to the folder test, and various cname (es. bar.example.com, foo.example.com) that all points to test.example....
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How to set up DNS records / domain files on aplus.net for a custom domain for Heroku?

Aplus.net is not listed as one of the DNS providers by Heroku for setting up a custom domain for your Heroku app. And you can't delete the default A record for your domain. How can you configure Aplus....
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Does the listed price for domain transfer include registration for one year?

My website freelensia.com is currently hosted at GoDaddy. The renewal period has come and we are looking at different options since it seems GoDaddy increased its price by quite a bit. 32 USD for 2 ...

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