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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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Can you officially or globally mark a domain as For Sale?

Domains are ultimately allocated through IANA. For domains that have been purchased, you can do a WHOIS lookup to get some information on the owner. If you want to sell a domain, is there any global,...
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Have my-domain.com and mydomain.com - which to make canonical? [duplicate]

Further to this question we have two very descriptive domains like dog-toys.ie and dogtoys.ie and have decided we will now make one of them canonical, with HTTPS, and do a 302 from the other domain. ...
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Getting a redirect to ugly beanstalk URL rather than seeing my domain name on my WordPress site, despite setting Route53 alias record

I have a bunch of hosted zones set up for some GoDaddy domains. Also, my website is a WordPress website hosted on an Elastic Beanstalk environment. I've imported the record sets from the GoDaddy ...
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Use same domain for two websites, depending on customer IP [closed]

Here's the scenario I want to know if possible and how: Scenario Domain (www.foo.com) at one hosting provider. Two websites, one at www.bar.com and another one at www.biz.com, each at a different ...
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Setting domain records correctly based on predefined ones

I bought a new domain (let's call it example.com) from a domain provider (let's call it provider.com). I would like to point the domain to my server. The thing is that the provider automatically ...
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Can we check if a parked domain is getting hits?

Is there a way we can check if parked domain is receiving hits. We have some parked domains that we are not using or are not being forwarded to other domain can we check if some one is checking ...
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Can a domain be set to auto renew at the end of the 10 year registration period?

I have several domains that I’ve set to auto renew yearly. Next month, I’ll have owned these domains for a full 10 years, which is how long I originally registered them for. I want to continue to ...
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Will a permanent redirecting domain appear in Google search results?

I have a domain A which will permanently redirect to domain B. May I know if there is a chance domain A will appear from Google search results? Or it will not appear at all? In this case, how do I ...
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Are PayPal merchant accounts linked to a domain name such that changing our web address will cause payment problems?

Is a PayPal merchant account linked to a domain name? I have a project where an established website is going to be changing their domain name. Will PayPal checkout continue to work on the website ...
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Google Search Console change of address tool is not listing my new .org domain despite verifying it, how do I change to it from my .in domain?

I have moved my website to dot org (.org) from dot in (.in) to rank globally and made a redirection from old domain to new domain but how can I inform this to Google. I have added my new domain in ...
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Can I set my dns zone at my hosting provider to a domain purchased somewhere else?

I am going to choose as my hosting provider NetCup.eu which is located in Germany and has interesting and affordable VPS and root server solutions. They also sell domains, however they are not as ...
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How to move my domain to other tld so that there're not many bad consequences for SEO? [duplicate]

I want to move my domain to other tld. The base name of my domain will remain the same, only the tld will be different. I'll use 301 redirect code from my old domain. How much will that hurt my ...
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What Unicode is allowed in domain names under ccTLDs?

Western Somoa, Equilateral Ginuea, and some other countries don't use the IDN2008 protocol and allow Unicode including Emoji; something IDN2008 doesn't allow. I've been trying to figure out what ...
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Behaviour of domains when transferred, that do not use auth codes [closed]

I am currently working on a feature for an existing project that enables the user to initiate a transfer out of domains. As stated by this Google Spreadsheet, which is I hope somewhat correct, most ...
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Who own the country level domain names? Is there not any ICANN rules?

I read the terms and condition of Domain Registration Policy (country level domain register in my county) The following sentence were there: Domains may not be sold, and any such domains may be de-...
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After a domain name expired and goes into a grace period, what happens to the WHOIS information on it?

I have a domain name that is expiring in a few weeks. I want to delete the domain name right now, but the Registrar company will only let me delete it by letting it expire. I have purchased a WHOIS ...
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Should I use a separate domain or subdomain for a similar blog in another language?

For my blog in English, I'm thinking of either creating a subdomain like fr.example.com or a separate domain like example2.com It will be a blog basically on the same set of topics but in another ...
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Why in the modern world I would need my .com website to also have www subdomain? [duplicate]

Recently I registered a .com address for a business. In the modern world (year 2018) why would I need to add and maintain the www. subdomain of my domain? I'm mostly interested in benefits of the ...
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Must I use a Top Level Domain (TLD) for localhost websites?

I've always used name.dev for local development, but since Google Chrome 63 update, out December 2017, domains with .dev are in the preloaded HSTS list with a rule enforcing HTTPS, no workarounds. ...
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Another Domain Under My Domain

Say my domain is foo.com and there is another domain bar.com. When people go to, say, xyz.foo.com - I want them to see bar.com. Is this possible to configure somehow. I think I've seen an option like ...
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Progressive Web App (PWA) in a sub-folder

Are there any implications for running a Progressive Web App (PWA) on a sub-folder of a site, rather than the domain's root? Our site has an existing backend-driven site at the root of the domain, ...
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If a subdomain or subdirectory is given a 301 redirect does it affect the parent domain in SEO ranking?

I have a website running on example.com, but I wish to have abc.example.com that redirects to another domain altogether like example.net. Is it possible to redirect a subdomain without affecting any ...
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Need a reasonably cheap host that can host a website with a few thousand users and supports SSL [duplicate]

I am trying to develop a website that hosts user accounts, which may number in a thousand or more. Obviously not thousands of concurrent user connections. It doesn't need a ton of bandwidth. But I ...
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Purchase domain and web-hosting from different company [duplicate]

I know that it is possible to purchase domain from one company and web-hosting from other, but I have never done that yet. Its first time I am doing it so I want to do it in correct way. I have ...
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Should we have a domain that is off-topic or not so on topic?

Let's say we got a domain xmastown.com. If we only look at a domain, we'll think it's related to Christmas, but how about if the site if for building websites and apps? Is it fine? Is it good? Will ...
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Use .htaccess to rewrite any subdomain to the corresponding subdir without revealing the subdir

I have a little problem with my .htaccess. For example, if I go to test.example.com, it's in folder /sub/test. But it shows test.example.com/sub/test. How can I hide the path after .com? Or is there ...
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Migrating domain from one cpanel account to another and DNS propagation

I have two accounts that I wish to migrate from an old cpanel server to a new cpanel server over the weekend. Each of the accounts has a domain and those domains are not managed by me, they belong to ...
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Are the problems in Google with including keywords in addition the brand name in the domain name?

I have a client and he do logo design. Still he is not registered the company too. He is targeting keywords like "logo design", etc. He can register company name as "Cretvoit Pvt Ltd" or "Cretvoit ...
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Avoid email address being black listed when contacting writers

I want to email people who wrote articles which are related to my software. Not articles about my software, just articles that make me think that the author might want to write an article about my ...
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Can an old domain haunt future organic search results?

I have a customer that we are rebuilding a site for and question has arisen that I haven't come across. They used a domain for their original website and hired an SEO company that gave them a bunch of ...
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Binding a domain to a webhost

I've bought a domain name from GoDaddy and I decided to host it on Ali Baba Cloud. I am abit new to that stuff so I'm wondering, what do I need to change beside the name servers? Any record I need to ...
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After transferring the domain to another registrar, sub domains stopped working. NS is still same

This is kind of a mystery to me. I have recently transferred a domain name from GoDaddy to NameCheap. The DNS I am using is CloudFlare. Since the time transfer has completed, I see that while the ...
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Can a domain be obtained and used without a domain registrar?

I guess the greater question should be Why is a domain registrar necessary, but does one for ease of the average man. I understand that the purpose of a registrar is so that way all people have to do ...
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Does manipulation of a sub-doman to a different domain name cause any issues with an SSL wildcard?

For example, if I have a subdomain of: https://foobar.somesite.com that is hosting the site but I want to pass the actual domain of: https://foobar.com in the browser would this cause any issues ...
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Add custom domain on Azure without application restart?

Few months ago Azure started restarting applications when change occurs in custom domains. This behavior is, of course, quite bothersome as, aside of unnecessary restarts, startup on Azure can't ...
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Does Google recognize the number “4” as the word “for”?

My company owns several domains, all with the structure service4someone.com( e.g., drivers4millionnaires.com). I'm currently reviewing which ones we need to keep. Some of them are simply used to ...
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Is having a letter “z” in your (short) domain a bad idea?

I recently found this post posted by WhoAPI in 2013 and as you scroll down, at the bottom you'll find a section talking a part about letters in the domain: It goes so far that there is a general ...
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Speed up DNS propagation time

I want customers who buy a domain and hosting services from me to be able to use their website right away and build in WordPress but they have to wait for their new domain to propagate. I don't want a ...
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How to transfer Google G Suite in the sale of a site?

We're in the process of selling a domain and going through all of the intricacies involved. We currently use Google's paid G Suite for things like email (gmail) and calendars etc. I'm wondering what ...
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How spammers find my email address even I registered domain with privacy protection

I recently ( just before around 3-4 days) bought a domain name from namecheap with privacy protection. Assume that domain is example.com There was an email on spam folder today. From : domains@...
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Can PAID .ml rank well in Google “globally”? [duplicate]

We all know freenom provides both free and paid .ml domain, they said free .ml domain can't be ranked because the domain isn't even yours/mine, but how about paid one? Can paid one ranked and ranked ...
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Changing web host: want to change domain name, but want to forward users to new domain

I'm moving to a new web host, so totally new IP. At the same time, I want to change my domain name from xyz.org to xyz.net (it's a non profit website that several hundred people use, but there's no ...
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Finding all Google Accounts from a Domain

I dealing with issues regarding employees using email addresses from the company domain to sign up for google services. I dealing with both reckless employees forgetting the credentials and malicious ...
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What can I do to pay less for SSL?

I currently have a web hosting account and 27 domains that cost 1310 PLN (about $358.37) per year. Because the next version of Chrome will start displaying "not secure" warnings when a user enters ...
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Can my strong local domain affect my SEO in a different city?

Suppose I have a site called boston.com, now on boston.com I am also listing local business for New York and Baltimore City as well. What I find is for business in Boston, my ranking is really high ...
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How to redirect / forward a domain to a specific URL?

So, I tried looking around and haven't found the answer I was looking for. I wanted to ask if it's possible to redirect / forward a domain I bought to a specific URL from another website. So let's ...
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GoDaddy's 301 redirect/forwarding has some weird random middleman URL, kills link juice?

I'm trying to use GoDaddy's 301 redirect, which is named as domain forwarding. I set up forwarding DomainA.example to DomainB.example as 301 "type". I noticed DomainA.example is still indexed in ...
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Apache 2.4, www.domain.de working but not domain.de

I just moved to a new Host with my website and reinstalled the web server (this time apache 2.4) I'm not very used to the virtual hosts, but I managed to get my subdomain forum.domain.de running (...
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Create a Google Analytics filter to view stats from .com and .com.au domains separately

We are having trouble with distinguishing analytics for our dual domain. Our website is currently set up as a .com that filters content for Australia/ We cannot seem to track .com.au's analytics data ...
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Transfer domain from missing web host

I registered a domain through WebhostFive in March. The company has since ceased to exist. I would like to transfer my domain to another registrar but not sure how this would work as I cannot log into ...