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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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How to find expiry date without whois? [duplicate]

After GDPR shutting down the whois protocol, how can i get information relative to the expiry date to any domain? Please add the whois tag
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How to find expiry date without whois?

After GDPR shutting down the whois protocol, how can i get information relative to the expiry date to any domain?
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New Google Sites and new domain/URL

I migrated an old site to the New Google Sites. Rather than having a long URL https://sites.google.com/site/mywebsite, I would like to have a short one, like https://mycompany.com. So I bought the ...
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How can we change a subdomain to a subdirectory when we can't host on the same server

I have a client that have a site: https://www.example.com. He has a blog on an another provider with a subdomain: https://blog.example.com. The SEO on the two is divided, so I'm wondering what is the ...
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Is it ok to keep both xyz.in and xyz.com live with different but similar data?

Our startup creates store-locator and microsites for brands in an automated manner using template approach under a new domain. So for one of our client (brand), we made its store locator live for all ...
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Shouls I use .com or .us [duplicate]

My website is based in the UK with a .co.uk domain. We are now expanding into the US. I' m wondering whether I should use .com or .us for this domain? If I use .com, will this appear in the UK over my ...
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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 ...
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Is it necessary to own both domains if I want to forward, redirect, and/or alias a subdomain?

Please forgive me (and please correct) if I misuse jargon and terminology -- web hosting, administration, etc. is new to me. Say I want to host a site at each of the following addresses: http://www....
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Does using abbreviation in a personal site domain crash the site? [duplicate]

So I've seen some articles that said unless you're IBM or FCC, using an abbreviation in a domain might cause you lose traffic. But does it really matters? Just lock our view to a personal site, why ...
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What to do with domains with alternative tlds

I tried to find this as I think it's a common issue but could not in the search. I own a .com domain which is my main site but I also own other tlds for the same domain name such as .net, .mobi, .org,...
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Sending mail from PHP - Gmail can't verify my domain send the message [duplicate]

I'm having an issue sending "verified" emails to a mailing list for my website. I have some PHP on my website that uses the mail() command, and the recipients of these emails get a "Gmail couldn't ...
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set the nameserver of my hosting on the settings of my domain

I have a problem with the setup of my domain, to be able to use it with the nameservers of my host. immediately after confirming the settings the site of my domain (register.it), warned me to wait 24 /...
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Transferring domain between registrars without downtime

I have someone transferring a domain from GoDaddy to Google Domains. The nameservers for the domain are currently nsxx.DOMAINCONTROL.COM nsxx.DOMAINCONTROL.COM To ensure no downtime and the ...
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Impact of switching from an exact match domain name (EMD) to a business name domain

We have a 6-year-old keywordy 34 letter "EMD" domain name (3 words with hyphens). We want to switch to a new 35 letter business name domain name (yes our business name is 35 characters without ...
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Collapse in Google Traffic After Domain Migration and SSL Certificate Install [duplicate]

We migrated our old URL (www.nyc-officespace-leader) to a new domain (https://www.metro-manhattan.com) on April 5th, 2018. The new domain has been registered to us since 2013. Within 5 days web ...
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Why does the 60-day “Change of Registrant lock” exist after changing a domain's contact details?

There are few circumstances, enumerated by ICANN at https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/name-holder-faqs-2017-10-10-en in the Why is my registrar refusing to transfer my domain name? section, in ...
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Rules for registering a country code domain (.id)

I want to register a country code .id (Indonesia) domain for a personal website. I do not live in Indonesia, and do not intend to do business in Indonesia. Is this acceptable; does anyone have any ...
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Domain held to ransom [duplicate]

My Brother in law died of cancer last year leaving my Sister to run a bike Shop/hire business with her young daughter. In all the problems with his illness, she didn't renew the domain and now it has ...
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How to get multiple subdomains within a domain

I am looking into buying a domain, the ultimate goal would be to have multiple sub domains related to the main domain. For example, I want to buy a domain named - www.example.com, and for that ...
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What is Tumblr's “Host” and “Points To”?

I would like to implement custom domains on Tumblr but my hosting provider is asking for "Host" and "Points To" input. Tumblr only provides: A-record: 66.6.44.4 CNAME: domains.tumblr.com See, ...
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Transferring domain from Ipage to Bluehost and want to keep old email

I'm transferring two .com's that were originally setup on Ipage. I initiated the transfer on Bluehost for the domains to and have created a email account with the same address as the email he wants ...
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DNS not resolving even though nameserver has propagated?

I have a custom name server. ns1.buildingautomationmonthly.com. It has propagated according to DNS checker. I can go to philzito.com and buildingautomationbook.com which are both using the name server ...
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Buying a domain name - How can I ensure that it hasn't expired or been 301 redirected before?

I'm thinking about buying a domain name from a seller. The Verisign Whois information shows that it was registered in 2011. Are there any instances in which a domain could drop/expire and yet the ...
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Transferring a domain that is managed by Cloudflare to another registrar

I'm planning on switching from OVH to Gandi in the coming weeks/months (domain first, hosting later). However, I'm not sure what the process is exactly, given I'm also using Cloudflare and none of the ...
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How to setup a Namecheap domain with 1and1 hosting and Cloudflare DNS [closed]

I have a domain with Namecheap and a hosting account with 1and1, and I want to use the Cloudflare DNS for free SSL. How would I set up the DNS properly?
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Predicting future domain registration fees

With gTLDs, there are many top-level domains to choose from. I can buy a domain on .us for $7.88/year or a .ai domain for $68.88/year. However, as far as I can tell, the TLD operator can charge ...
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Who owns the domain name when you get a free domain name with your first year of hosting?

I recently decided to create my own personal website. I'm a software engineer so I'm used to programming even though I have no particular web development knowledge. The first step was to request a ...
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How to check “Change of address” status in Google Search Console?

I have updated my new domain using the "Change of address" tool in Google Webmaster. When I go to the Google support page it shows that it may take 180 days. How can I check the status of this ...
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can't transfer and register a Canceled+/Expired .Li domain (with incomplete WHOIS)

I contacted the registrant (I edited out his name out below) by finding his new email on the web, he emailed me that he don't own the domain anymore and sent photos he took of the paper forms he ...
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Which method to use for a multilingual site? [duplicate]

Which method is preferred to use for multilingual sites in regards to SEO? Subdirectories (http://example.com/en/) GET parameters (http://example.com?lang=en) Different .tld-Domains (http://example....
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Select between two domain? [duplicate]

I want to creat a part for video. I want to know what it is difference between video.example.com With example.com/videos Which one is better? And It does in seo stronger than befor.
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.company vs. .com domain - should I use domain forwarding?

I bought an online shop that came with a short but not brand-specific .company domain, but I would prefer to use a brand-specific .com domain. I was told that I cannot change it unless I'm willing to ...
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My emails are being sent to spam and I want to switch domain to resolve. Should I set up an alias or start from scratch?

I have a .com domain which was hacked around 1 year ago. This caused the domain to be blacklisted and I've had a problem with email going to spam ever since. I have since used tools like Sucuri to ...
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Two websites, two domains, for one brand, SEO issues?

I'm doing SEO for a new real estate company, yet the developer had surprised me with this: The developer had created two websites with two domains for one brand: The first domain/website: ...
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Is there a way to hide my domain Whois information for free?

I am so sick of being spammed by calls and emails every time I register a new domain name. I know I can pay for Whois protection with my domain name registrar, or choose a registrar who provides this ...
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For a DokuWiki site, how to force new users to have an email address from a specific domain?

I am trying to manage a DokuWiki site designed for school members. The problem is that I have to check whether the new users are actually members of our school. Since DokuWiki sends temporary ...
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How to get international visitors to country level domain without reducing current visitors? [duplicate]

I have a web design & development company with country level domain. I have around 1000 local visitors per month. I have set target country as my country in Google web master tool also. We are ...
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Should you chose gTLD rather then ccTLD even you're not targeting your market to global?

So let's say you're starting a project, you wish it could be used internationally. But currently, in the development stage, you're developing mainly for local user (easier for marketing). Then in this ...
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Why does typing in my site's IP address bring up a different site?

I do not understand how domains are connected to IP addresses. I have a certain domain e.g. example.com. I run ping example.com and get its IP address from DNS query. When I type this IP in address ...
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If I choose to use a naked domain for my website (no www), will I be unable to use a CDN later?

I would like to use a naked domain instead of one with a sub domain but am worried about some potential issues down the line. It is an ecommerce site so if the site grows then a content delivery ...
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How to properly redirect SEO from an old domain to a new one - should I display a message first?

I have a domain, lets say example.com. I am rebranding the website and moving to example2.com. The example.com domain is well positioned in Google. How do I keep this Google position, or how do I harm ...
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If someone owns example.com.au, can they sell example.com separately?

I'm looking to purchase example.com and it's owned by someone in Australia. They have no site at example.com, but rather at example.com.au. Can I purchase example.com from them or do I have to ...
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What is the impact on SEO of deleting all content on a site and starting over with a new content management system?

I am thinking of hitting the refresh button on my custom asp.net website by moving to WordPress install. Since the website is a couple of years old, there is a lot of content that is already indexed ...
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Can a free domain from FreeNom (.tk, .ml, .ga, .cf, .gq) be used freely with a free Google Site?

Does Google sites service accept free assigning of a free Google site with a free domain name from FreeNom (.tk, .ml, .ga, .cf, .gq) ? I tried, using a simple Gmail account, but the process is ...
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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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Buying second domain from different provider

I have a domain a.com registered with one hosting company together with a hosting package. This is where I normally have all my websites. I now want to buy another domain, b.com from whois.com (...
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SEO - switching domains on an established site to a brand new domain

I made a new site for a client that is a huge improvement in terms of asset optimisation, page loads, on-page SEO etc. Rather than use the existing domain that has decent authority he wants to move to ...
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Why is this site still down when the domain was renewed almost a week ago?

The domain of interest was renewed a week ago, but the site is still down. Shouldn't the site be back up by now? (It's not my domain, it's a domain I wanted to buy but failed to get, and I'm asking ...
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When I perform a who-is lookup on a .me domain name, why is it not able to find it despite the fact that it works? [closed]

I know some people who are hosting a TeamTalk server on their Linux VPS. They are using a .me domain. I wanted to see who their domain registrar was, as well as their nameservers, but I wasn't able to ...
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Can I use my own domain at wordpress.com retaining my DNS outside WP?

I have my own domain (e.g. contoso.com). I also have a (free tier) wordpress.com account, using contoso.wordpress.com. My DNS is hosted with my registrar, and email is using Google Apps/G Suite. ...