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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Does a domain sale share the owner’s contact info?

I am selling a domain online and my registrar uses privacy protection which is automatically enabled. Behind the privacy protection, I have myself listed as all 3 contacts, along with my personal ...
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Changing hosting for a domain but keeping email

I’m a web designer with minimal knowledge about DNS records etc. I have a client who currently has a domain registered with LCN. They also have their email provided by LCN and they currently have a ...
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Redirect domain (without hosting plan) using just nameservers

I have a domain registered at Mochahost with no hosting plan (abc.com). I want to redirect visitors to this domain to a new different website / domain hosted elsewehere (123.com). The Mochahost DNS ...
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Domain name expired but whois ok

I’m trying to help my partners business out and I’ve got an interesting one but also very weird. They’ve got a .com domain name that when we look on their control panel has expired but when I look at ...
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I added DNS records to my domain it made my website unavailable in Iraq

I was trying to set up authentication to my web app using Clerk auth(clerk.com). I completed the production instance of my authentication project and added the CNAMEs required by them to my own domain(...
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How do I check that a domain is available without triggering a grabber?

A few days ago, I checked whether a domain was available by tying the name in the web browser. Also host returned not found 3(NXDOMAIN) When I tried again today, some domain grabber had snatched it. ...
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Difficulty to connect a blogspot blog to a custom domain

I have a blog on Google BlogSpot service for many years, and purchased a custom domain using Blogger's own domain service several years back. It was working fine and I was annually renewing it. Google ...
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Indexing a google website [duplicate]

I have a very modest google website (something like https://sites.google.com/view/mymodestpage), created it by using the the google sites dashboard, nothing especial, just an informative page. However,...
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Is there a commonly used way of identifying "institutional" domain names?

Not sure which SE site is exactly the best for this so apologies if this is out of place here. I have a database that I add emails to, and I want to join users that I suspect to be in the same ...
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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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Transferring Domains from Gworkspace/sqaurespace to Godaddy. DNS Error ede6, site doesnt work, missing emails from certain providers i.e outlook

as above, recently transferred domains for my small business from google domains created feb, now sold to sqaurespace, and am in a pickle. Emails are not being recieved from certain providers, i.e ...
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Advice in acquiring a cybersquatted domain that hurts the image of my unregistered trademark

For more than 10 years, I am offering a service, which can be considered an unregistered trademark. My domain name is thus of the service, with a country extension. In another country, a "...
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Adding a CNAME record could affect to the mail service?

I´ve been searching about this and I have found different answer for it. So I would like to explain the context. I don´t understand much about DNS records, so maybe one of you could help me. Currently....
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CNAME: does a cname change the url that the browser displays?

I have a web site www.somewhere.com and I want the alias fr.somewhere.com. I set up a CNAME record for www.somewhere.com alias fr.somewhere.com. When a user types in http://fr.somewhere.com in their ...
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Redirect traffic from AWS domain to Wix hosted domain

I have a domain hosted on AWS (www.example.com) and it works fine. I have now a temporary need to route traffic from this domain to a temporary Wix hosted domain (www.example.net). I've tried making a ...
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Is there a way to redirect a domain with a slug to a new domain with a new slug on Namecheap?

So I'm no expert with domain directs, so forgive me if this is a dumb question, but here we go: What we want to do is direct our site's blog posts from our old site (with old root domain and slug) to ...
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Abuse, Postmaster, Webmaster addresses required for each subdomain?

I have a base domain that has the [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], etc. However, I want to set up a new subdomain from the base domain. Does this new subdomain require ...
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How can I use robots.txt to disallow subdomain only?

My code base is shared between several environments (live, staging, dev) & sub-domains (staging.example, dev.example, etc.) and only two should be allowed to be crawled (ie. www.example and ...
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Is having Multiple domains good or bad for seo? [duplicate]

My company name is basically my last name plus the business type. Thats what my website address is but would it be good or bad for seo if i aquire the domain of the variations my business can go by ...
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Purchasing domains from "unstable" country TLDs

Is there any risk associated with purchasing a domain with a TLD for a politically unstable or authoritarian country? ex, if I purchase a .ly domain and there is a dramatic political change in Libya, ...
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Connecting domain and email hosting from one.com to Netlify

I am a beginner of webdevelopment and have successfully deployed my website at Netlify. I bought a domain with email hosting at one.com and now I want to redirect it to Netlify DNS to be provided with ...
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Deleted subdomain still visible through Subdomain Finder Tools

I have a couple of subdomains that have been deleted(more than a year ago). I was curious if the deleted domain can be tracked. So, I used a subdomain finder tool from https://subdomainfinder.c99.nl ...
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Which subdomains can I use when I register a UK domain (.co.uk, .ac.uk, etc)?

I can register a .uk domain, does this mean I can set any subdomain I like infront of it including .co? Or even .ac? Wouldn't this mean that anyone can get an .ac.uk domain by just having ac as a ...
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Can I change IP address to domain name inside server system?

I can access my server only by ip:port, because I have some unusual ports open. I can make URL redirect inside the domain service, but on client's browser it will display just ip and port and ...
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My domain link is flagged as dangerous/spam in emails

Recently my website was hacked and there were many redirects to other sites that were setup. I have cleaned up everything and the issues were fixed. Google initially flagged it was insecure and was ...
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Combining TLD and SLD for SEO

So I'm looking for the best way to combine a TLD with an SLD to get the most out of SEO. Let's assume I have a company or brand called "Refusal", or, alternatively, "refusal" be a ...
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How do you view domain whois history?

I know its possible to view the current whois information on a domain by doing: whois example.com However this is not what I need, I need to view the history of WHOIS for previous owners and other ...
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Transferring New Domains

I have no experience in hosting my own website, and I think I have screwed myself. I just registered myself a new domain (doesn't matter what it is) with HostGator, and set up an account, taking ...
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Is there any list of email addresses reserved because of security concerns for any Public Email Service like Gmail / Yahoo?

I am in the process of conceiving this idea of a webApp when can be termed as a completely new take for providing Email Service to the consumers on Domains that I own. The idea is similar to what ...
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ANAME record not accepted

I created a application on fleek.co and want to connect my GoDaddy domain to my application. The fleek UI tells me to add an ANAME record with an alias as DNS entry. The GoDaddy UI tells me this is ...
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Should I redirect the site IP address to the domain name

I have been told by an SEO company to redirect the site IP to the domain using a 301 redirect. This will apparently improve the SEO ranking of the site. The site has a dedicated IP address. Is this ...
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How does the management on ccTLDs work, who gives the authority to enforce rules over the domain extensions?

I'm from Azerbaijan, and our country code top-level domain - .az has certain rules such as min-length of the domain name having to be at least 3 characters long. I wonder who creates such rules, as ...
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Why is my page title appearing in lower case on Google?

My page title, in google search results is now in lower case, with the exception of our company name. The title tag is in title case: <title>Free Mobile Home Value - Used Mobile Home Book Values&...
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New business website (.co.uk) not appearing in google search - up against an established .com website with the same name

A client has started a business in the UK that shares its name with a bigger established business based in Mexico. They operate in completely different market sectors. The name is a single word and ...
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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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My transferred domain name appears "cancelled" - what can I do?

at 8/2023 I purchased a domain name csariel.xyz at namecheap.com, for a year. After some time, I decided to "cut the middlemen" so I transferred the domain name to its original registrar gen....
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expired domains database [closed]

Does anyone know of a reliable expired domains database that I download and query against, without needing to connect through an API? Also, something that has older data would be nice. If such a ...
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Why domain is not released for registering yet? [duplicate]

I am interested in domain which is in pendingDelete state since 19th of October (line form whois to confirm it Updated Date: 2023-10-19T11) so according to ICANN after 5 calendar days it should be ...
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Registrars snapping domains after searching for it?

Is it a known practice of domain name registrars (in this case, godaddy) to buy a domain name very shortly after someone searches for the availability of that domain name? I was searching for the ...
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Website no longer works once domain is added [closed]

I have a website hosted on GitHub Pages. When I first attached a custom domain from GoDaddy, the website served and worked perfectly across devices. However, over time, the website stopped serving. At ...
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Are webmaster accounts required for non-email domains?

I see that best-practice for domains using email should have a webmaster account (and the other normal accounts), but what if you don't have any email addresses for that domain? We have our primary ...
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Remove a country officially from any marketing communications in different channels

I got directions from one of my stakeholders to remove any official marketing communication to a certain country, my question is if is it enough to remove the official domain for that country or need ...
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Transferring domain registration to new registrar and switching email hosting at the same time?

I need to transfer an existing domain that's currently with SiteGround to Porkbun. I also need to move the existing custom email addresses from SiteGround to Zoho Mail. I'm not sure if I should ...
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Is changing the A record of main domain safe for seo?

I have two hosts with different IPs. The first one (say host A) serves the old version of website at site.com, plus some subdomains and emails ([email protected]). Host B serves the new version of ...
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domain whois record does not display expiry date

I came accross a domain ending with ".ai" TLD. Ran the whois query for that domain, but the result did not show the expiry data, though it showed the creation date and other fields. I also ...
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Can I access my old server after domain transfer?

I need to migrate my web sites to another host, the domain name remains the same, but I need to access my files on the old server after I changed the nameservers, is that posiibile? I have shared ip ...
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Trying to have multiple domains, connect to a same XAMPP server but with different websites

I have 2 domains each going to the same IP address. Would it be possible to have the website recognise which domain is connecting to it and show a certain page accordingly? It is only a small ...
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Should I renew Google Domain at low yearly price before the transfer to Squarespace?

So I'm using Google Domains with yearly renewal to host my static GitHub pages website and I was wondering if it would be a good idea to renew the domain for the next 9 years (which is the max limit) ...
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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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Domain change - So how to update google properties?

Recently one of my clients changes the domain name and I am facing some issues with changing the new domain in Google tools like search console and Analytics GA4 and AdWords. Option 1 : Go ahead and ...

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