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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Alternative contact way for register.com? [on hold]

Before I begin my question, I know that this is not register.com's support team, so I do not ask the question I have for them here. I have asked a question by email, but I am still waiting for their "...
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Prevent Duplicate Google Indexing When Moving From www to non-www (Search Console)

I want to move my website away from using the www subdomain. I am using Squarespace which will provide automatic 301 redirects for all pages on the www subdomain to the non-www. I have a sitemap ...
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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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Option to change domain name not appearing in Google Search Console site settings

I want to tell Google that my address is changed from one domain to another But I am not getting the option to change the address:
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Does domain registrar performance matter?

Can performance matter between multiple domain registrars? What should one measure to determine which registrar is more performant? The shared hosting will be at a separate provider so I will use the ...
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Why My Domain Registration Date Changed After Transfer?

i transferred my domain that registered on 2015-08-05 from godaddy.com to register.it After transfer totally completed in 1 hour, domain reg date changed to 2019-07-14 (some sites show 2019-07-13) I ...
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How can i register domain, with no personal info provided [duplicate]

I want to register a domain for my hosted website and hosted e-mail. I am concerned that if i provide personal info my data will be used by spammers, identity thieves. or other attackers. I don't ...
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How do I convince my router to let the connection through for my computer to serve?

I know this is a super basic question but I've read about 100 webpages and tutorials and haven't been able to figure things out. So, I've bought a domain name and connected to my external ip address. ...
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Can you use a custom subdomain with G Suite if it doesn't have anything hosted there?

I purchased a domain from Namecheap, say myname.example. I'm not hosting anything with this domain or or any of its subdomains. I want to create a G Suite account with the subdomain subdomain.myname....
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How to reclaim ownership of a domain name from a shared web host?

When I was signing up for a (shared) web hosting for my web site the company, BlueHost, provided a domain name with it. Now I want to switch to another web hosting company, because of the excessive ...
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Websites with numerous subdomains or totally separate domains

What is the general practice for a situation where you have a parent company that engages in different services and needs websites for each of their services. Which of the two options below is ...
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One Company - Two separate Websites (About & Career)

I'd like to learn more about the case of having two domains linked to two (content-wise) completely different websites representing a single company in one location. The existing website contains ...
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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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OVH active SSL for domains used for redirection

I have 2 domains: domain-a.example is my main website and domain-b.example is a domain used to redirect users to my main website (domain-a.example). On my ovh dashboard I set the redirection from ...
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How to prevent domain mirroring?

My URL = https://mydomainurl.com/example-post URL B = https://mirroringurl.com/cdn/example-post All HTML code at "URL B" is the same as the one at my URL, and when I change anything at my site, "URL ...
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Is it OK for SEO to redirect a subdomain to its corresponding add-on domain after Google indexed the subdomain rather than the add-on domain?

I put in place a 301 redirection for the add-on domain subdomain.domain.example to subdomain.example, because Google was sometimes indexing subdomain.domain.example. Is this 301 redirection the ...
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website not reachable with http://example.com [closed]

For some time I have a Wordpress website running on my NAS. The DNS settings are that A-records point www.example and example.com to my IP address. When I enter example.com or www.example.com or ...
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Redirect With Masking

I've a domain purchased from godaddy and i want to host it to my local ip. the local IP i have stays same always and I've already set it up to access able globally. Now in Manage DNS settings of ...
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My domain name is not in search but few other pages are in search [duplicate]

This is really weird but its happening. The domain is about 6 months old and was built with wordpress. It was hacked (a lot of pages were appending after domain name in chinese language etc. I could ...
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How do “tiered price” domains work?

I noticed that registrars are starting to charge more for common word second level domain names even if the domain is not already registered. Hover seems to call this "tiered pricing" but other ...
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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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Old Url will no longer be available, how to redirect to new URL in IIS?

We currently have a site running of 2 URLs OldSite.subdomain.domain.example newSite.newDomain.example There is the talk of getting rid of the 1st URL completely. Is there anything that can be done ...
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Domain pointing to a wrong URL after performing a database “search and replace”

Upon migrating a WordPress site from development to production, I used Interconnectit's "Database Search and Replace Script in PHP" to update the site URL from http://dev.example.com to http://example....
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Using competitors domain with different ending to boost traffic

Imagine my competitor is getting 1000s of views a day and is established in Google search engine. I plan to launch my website in a weeks time but will have to work hard to get into google search ...
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Can I buy my domain again on another service

About a year ago GoDaddy had a $1 domain deal, so I got it. After a year it is time for it to auto-renew, $45??? No thanks, I will cancel and then buy on Crazy Domains, which is cheaper. Can I do ...
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Unwanted redirect from a domain to my site

An external person from my client company registered a domain and redirected to my client URL. For instance, if you type unwanteddomain.com it redirects to myclientdomain.com. Is there any way to ...
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Alternative domain name and Google Search Console

I have a mydomain.com domain that I've been using for years. Recently I purchased mydomain.it on which I applied a 301 redirect (mydomain.it -> mydomain.com). Do I have to do something on Google ...
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Copyright of similar domain names

If I was to create a social network similar to Facebook that was much faster and offers other services that attract users and I bought a domain that is similar to Facebook.com, for example facebbok....
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GSC: How to move a site from a domain to sub domain, sub folder or new domain with a sub folder?

Is it possible to tell Google's Webmaster Tools that our site hosted on www. has moved to a sub folder, sub domain or a new domain with sub folder?
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renew a domain name outside of Google Gsuite

I need to renew my domain name which is through enom.com. They tell me to go to google.admin.com. That, however, does not work, because it is only available to G suite users, which i am not. How can I ...
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Will a privately registered domain become public if it is in dispute?

We registered a domain privately. The domain was recently disputed
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My webpage is showing strange url on google results [closed]

I'm developing a website for a local school on Wordpress but today noticed someting weird when I look for the page in google this is the result I get: KEELER FORCE ブラック+Creepy Crawler M8090 7.00-16 ...
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Is it important to point the domain to server IP to get them linked?

I am trying to link my domain registerd from exabytes.com.my and I want to link it with my server in GoDaddy. exabytes.com.my allowed me to modify nameservers only , I set name servers as : ns1....
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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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Why do some websites have language specific URLs, when the users still use the .com version?

I'm creating my first multilingual website and I have been looking at examples from other websites. So far I've noticed that many popular websites have a .com version and a kr.example.com or example....
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How do I point a domain registered with Dynadot to a subdirectory of my Godaddy Hosting? [duplicate]

I have a domain registered with Dynadot and I'd like to use my GoDaddy hosting to build the site to save having to pay out for more hosting. I'd need to set it up on a subdomain e.g. subdomain.example....
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Pointing subdomain to another server (Godaddy + CPanel)

I've researched and tried a lot of solutions online, but none seems to solve my problem, it seems something is missing. I have domain registered at Godaddy, let's call it domain "X" I have 2 servers ...
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Domain Name Registration via Microsoft?

Is it possible to get Domain Name Registration services through Microsoft? I am currently using two well-known companies for two different domains and I am not happy with either of them. One of the ...
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Configuring domain name to cover multiple hosts

Background: I currently host my public-facing website on GoDaddy servers. I am developing the server backend of a mobile application. The business logic and database are hosted on separate instances ...
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Is there a tech meaning behind the io extension for domains?

I didn't see this asked on the site but from my research I know that .io originally belonged to the British Indian Ocean Territory which would go to the United Kingdom but I've noticed more tech blogs ...
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How do I identify the company that hosts my website when the hosting was set up by somebody else?

So me and my friend created and funded a website for a business venture. However due to some complications I no longer want to be part of the venture. My friend on the other hand will not remove my ...
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Does Domain name effect in SEO? [duplicate]

I want to start a brand jewelry business and wondering if domain names really help in SEO if it was unknown keyword, for example what is better domain to rank up in google zouss.com or zoussjewelry....
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How to use Cloudflare and Namecheap email forwarding at the same time?

I want to use Cloudflare, and it requires that I use their nameservers. The problem is that I'm using some features from Namecheap like email forwarding, which will be disabled (if I didn't get it ...
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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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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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MX records from second domain to point to first domain but email is not delivered like on first domain

I've set up an email service, for a domain, abc.com I have tested an confirmed. Using dig it returns abc.com. 299 IN MX 1 cencor. Now, I'm trying to run a second domain via the same service: def.com....
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Recover SEO after accidentally redirecting to another site

My website domain is a.example. I need to change/move to a new hosting. While doing this on my new host, I accidentally made an redirect error that make my URLs (.htaccess): a.example/article-1/ ...
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Can I acquire and redirect a competitor's .com brand name domain to our own site if its available? [duplicate]

Example Scenario: A close competitor has their own website: example.co.uk but has not registered example.com, so example.com if freely available. Put aside any ambitions of 'easy' / blackhat SEO ...
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Having a domain with the name “Google” in it

I have a domain name "GooglePlayStall.com". I want to know, will Google penalize me for using their name in domain? I want to make this site as a "Fan version" of "GooglePlay". I will pick ...
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Can I register and redirect a domain that is similar to my competitors to my site to rank when people search for my competitor?

Can I register a domain similar to my competitors and rank higher in google? For example, my competitor uses competitorwebsite.com, can i use competitorwebsite.news and redirect it to my actual ...