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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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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? [on hold]

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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Does the '.com' TLD have priority over ccTLD variants when it comes to SERPs?

A few weeks ago, I purchased 2 duplicate Domains but with the following TLD Extensions: www.domain.com www.domain.co.uk When I enter www.domain.co.uk, into www.google.co.uk, it appears as expected. ...
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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....
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Could it be good for SEO to use keyword rich domains under the .forsale TLD?

One of the top level domain (TLD) that I came across ".forsale" caught my attention. If we are to buy "accessories" domain, and apply different subdomains like mobile, laptop would that have any SEO ...
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Get authorization code for transfer domain: is the provider obliged?

I need to transfer my domain. This domain was registered by others some years ago, purchased within package all-inclusive "website ready-to-go + domain + hosting". Now i need to move the domain from ...
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.COM vs newer domain extensions

I have a website with a new TLD. I am not trying to advertise here, but listing the domain names is the only way I know how to articulate this question. I have both, theboss.host and thebosshost.com ...
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Could there be any issues using “ns” as a subdomain?

I want to setup a subdomain "ns" on my domain, but before I do want to double check if there could be any potential issues using such a subdomain. For example ns.mywebsite.com To my knowledge, there ...
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How can I create a domain name with a custom extension, like .example instead of .com? [duplicate]

Is it possible to get my own website with a special ending prefix? Instead of .com I want to have my initials instead or something like that. Is that plausible by any chance? I went to websites like ...
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How to approach Let's Encrypt for 180 domain aliases

I have 180 or so websites that all run of a single MVC app. The app runs on a domain, which is not accessible directly by the public, and each of the 180 public facing sites are set up as domain ...
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Showing domain name available for purchase when it is already owned?

I have already visited these question about domain value and ownership of the domain. As these question weren't able to sort the answer i was looking for, so here's my question. I own a premium ...
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Domain email forwarding for group discussions

I am using Hostinger for my website and domain. With my previous webhost, I was able to send a mail to one account, for example group1@mydomain.example, and it would then automatically be forwarded ...
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Site appears in Google in the US with a site: operator, but won't show up in Google India

When I am trying to see my page over google using search operator site: From United States the url got visible but when I search the same url using the same search operator with an Indian IP the url ...
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Does having a keyword in the domain repeated again in the path of the URL hurt SEO? [duplicate]

Which of the following URL structures would be best for a non-ecommerce site: fishingbob.com/fishing-lure-companies or fishingbob.com/lure-companies Would repeating the keyword in the first URL be ...
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Change of Address tool - Google - how to solve migration to example.com/cs/

My question is about change of domain address tool. Old domain is example.cz, we resolve the move to the multilingual example.shoes domain example.shoes is domain with language mutations from ...
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Why TLD domains cost different amounts

Not considering how the same domains are different prices at different providers, I'm wondering why different TLDs are different prices. For example, you might find this: .com: $15 .net: $10 .co: $5 ....
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How to point an enom domain purchased from Google to a Google site?

I pay for a domain every year (e.g., example.com) that is registered by enom through Google on my behalf. I have made a website using Google Sites which you can be found at a URL that's similar to: ...
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Add HTTPS (SSL certificate) to users custom domain names on a website builder

I have a website builder where users can add their domain name, and I need some direction on how to get it set up with HTTPS, I presume through LetsEncrypt. Example: Without domain: djdemo.vibecast....
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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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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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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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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 ...