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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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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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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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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Custom domain GitHub and HostGator

I've read all about my theme but just can't get trough! So, I have a website on GitHub and it is published as https://namesecondname.github.io/repositoryname/. and I bought a domain on HostGator. I'...
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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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Clarify terminology: top level domain, second level domain, and apex domain

Till today, I thought I knew the definition of TLD, SLD, apex domains and so on. But speaking with some people it seems that I'm making confusion. Here's what I think: .com is a top level domain (TLD)...
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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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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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URL is unknown to Google - Will this still be indexed?

I am cloaking my website over a site I have developed in replit, but found a way to cloak over a pre-existing domain through managing DNS records and choosing a "cloak" method. This is a ...
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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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How to correctly select ccTLD domain for same speaking native language countries?

We know that South America's native-speaking language Portuguese (Brazil) and Spanish (Spain, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, etc.). My keyword targeting audience to South American users. I ...
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Can I create/host my own .com/.net domain name at home?

Okay, I'm thinking about hosting my own DNS/Domain name at home for a minecraft server I'm making for a professional IP address (like myservername.example). To my understanding, this is possible? If I ...
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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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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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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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When I search for a 301 redirected domain Google shows a message from GoDaddy rather than following the 301 redirect

I have a domain name registered at Godaddy. I also have a website that I created at Google Sites. I forward the URL to go to the Google Site. I did this using the Godaddy Domain Manager Forwarding ...
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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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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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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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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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How to register domain for 15 years?

I have heard that Google trust that website which has long expiry date. that want to know how can I register my domain for a long period.
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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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301 redirect conflicts with cname redirect for both naked and www URL

Client had created a cname redirect for their www url which goes to their new web address, they were told to create a 301 redirect for the naked url but it's conflicting with the cname and the www url ...
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How to preserve SEO when transferring registrar?

Sorry for the newbie question I may be totally off with my understanding, but I am unable to find anywhere where my question is explicitly listed. From my understanding SEO can be preserved if a ...
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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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Why do we have to pay for a domain name?

The question may sound stupid but I find it very difficult to understand that why do we have to pay for a domain name if the web is free? And who do I pay? Why do I have to pay for a domain name?
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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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Why are the new TLD's so expensive?

Recently new TLD's such as .actor, .agency and many more were introduced. There is a significant price difference between the 'old' and new TLD's. For example: I can buy a .com for $9.45 but .ceo ...
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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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When will the TLD .app be publicly available for registration?

My website would be well suited for the .app top level domain. I'd like to register the name as soon it's possible. Is there any information on when it's possible for "normal" people to register and ...
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Registering an Iranian domain as an American citizen

I'd like to register a .ir domain for a neat domain hack, but it seems to be quite difficult as it's Iranian. Every site I've seen requires either an Iranian National ID (which I don't have) or ...
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How do I point a subdomain to a different nameserver use Google Domains?

I discovered this question: Can I use different nameservers for different subdomains? And I tried it out using Google domains. I currently have a site hosted with AWS. However, I'd like to use ...
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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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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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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 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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