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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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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 ...
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Trying to manage DNS records of GoDaddy Domain Name on 123-reg

I have a domain name registered with GoDaddy. I have hosting with 123-reg. I have the A record of the domain name set to point to my server at 123-reg. Now I want to manage my DNS settings through my ...
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Use a custom domain instead of subdomain for a webapp that depends on the subdomain as a key

I have a cloud application with subdomain per customer on Domain B. customer1.B.com customer2.B.com Customer1 now wants to link to the application to use a subdomain of his own domain A. E.g. app.A....
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Is there way to force Google to think that sub domain as totally separated are from main domain?

Is there way to force Google to think that sub domain as totally separated are from main domain? This is the situation. We have a web design agency. We have made some online tools for public. Free ...
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Have a website, domain, and a server at home. How to connect the domain to the server [closed]

I have an Ubuntu 16.04 server running LAMP, a fully built website on it, and a domain purchased from GoDaddy. This is the first time I've tried hosting a website publicly, so I'm hazy on the ...
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SEO for multiple domains for the same site

I have a .co.uk site that ranks well (position no. 4 in Google and no. 1 in Bing). After 5 years, I've finally got round to registering the .com for the same site. As this doesn't need to be a .co.uk ...
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Is it problematic for SEO to abbreviate a business name in the domain name?

For example, the business name could be "purple valley grand artists" and the domain might be pvga.com. Is this incongruence problematic for branding? Which should the website logo reflect, PVGA or ...
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SMTP Connection DNS Connection Redirect [closed]

If I had a domain such as example.com and an smtp address for a mail server such as really.long.smtp.address.com is it possible to setup a DNS record on example.com, such as smtp.example.com, and to ...
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Moving product website to company subdomain without losing SEO rankings

I manage a website related to a product, let's say www.product.com. The company used for years its company domain (let's say "www.company.com") as a redirect to www.product.com. Now we need to ...
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How to use AWS S3 Route 53 with Gmail business domain?

I have a business domain hosted in google Daniels@mycompany.com and now I want to make my website hosted in AWS S3 hosting. Problem is that Route 53 in AWS console is asking to add 4 NS records, but I ...
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How to redirect all (www).example.(com/net/org) to https://example.com

How do I setup any URL/URI for http(s)://(www).example.(com/net/org)/somepath to end up at the corresponding: https://example.com/somepath I'm guessing that the solution (if there is one), will ...
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Which websites should I really add to Google Search Console? [duplicate]

Right now I have all versions of my website added as separate properties in Google Search Console, meaning: http://example.com http://www.example.com https://example.com https://www.example.com ...
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What happens if two people try to buy a domain at the same time?

If two people buy a particular domain at the same time from different providers, what will happen?
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What could cause my site to redirect to its IP address using Apache2?

I've been playing around with various web configurations in Debian for about a year now. I've set up DNS for a fow domains in the process and have never really had an issue. I: Go to Google domains ...
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Should the company name or the service type be better in local franchise domain name for SEO?

I am building a website for a business that is a franchise of a bigger business. A lot of franchises use CompanyNameCityLocation.TLD to register their domains and often are number 1 in a relatively, ...
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Why is my domain redirecting to a sponsored ads page when hosted by 123-reg?

I recently purchased a domain from 123-reg and am hosting the site on pythonanywhere.com I tried to redirect the non-www domain to a www domain using the methods 123-reg specified but it resulted in ...
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Use domain purchased in Azure outside of Azure [duplicate]

I purchased not that long ago a domain through Azure, but I would like to use it on Bluehost. Is it possible to forward the domain on Azure portal or somehow bind my website on Bluehost with the ...
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Transferring Domain from GoDaddy and WHOIS Privacy [duplicate]

I’m interested in transferring my domain name from GoDaddy to Namesilo due to renewals being a lot cheaper. However, to initiate the transfer, GoDaddy forces me to disable my paid for domain privacy ...
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How do I integrate rewrite rules to forbid requests referred from a domain with existing rewrite rules in .htaccess?

I have read about how to do this using the following: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^https?://([^.]+\.)*website\.com [NC] RewriteRule .* -...
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How do I prevent site from getting indexed when I buy the domain?

I am buying new domains, and as soon as I buy them I can find them indexed on google with "Domain Registered at Safenames" when I search site:domainname. Before I buy the domain, I google the domain ...
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Custom blogger domain gives “server not found” with fresh domain bought from GoDaddy

I am trying to link my blog with one of the domain I bought on GoDaddy. Here is how I have linked it, is this correct? When I enter the blogger URL, I am properly redirected to custom domain, but then ...
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How do I test a used domain name for Google penalties?

If I launch a new website on a domain name previously used by someone else, and quickly learn that Google doesn't trust this domain (e.g. won't index pages due to past offenses), then can I simply ...
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Implement SEO for new domain suppressing the other

I have an existing domain say www.existingdomain.com which shows up on top for a keyword say domain. But now I want to have a new domain say www.newdomain.com appear on top in google search for same ...
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When merging two sites together, how do I handle Google Search Console?

I'm setting up a website for a small e-commerce store. I had this website set with WordPress, with Google Search Console set up too. What I then did is "join" 2 domain names ( having one pointing to ...
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Updating the nameserver to my website domains fails even with IP address

I'm not sure what's going on. Basically, I have a large number of domains using the same nameservers: dns1.example.com and dns2.example.com. Every individual domain name is registered with dotster....
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Differences Between Building a Custom Blog vs Building a Blog on Blogger [closed]

I just wanted to if there is any difference between building a custom blog (i.e. blog with purchased domain and host) and building a blog on blogger. I mean with a blog on blogger, you can create ...
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What is the process for selling a domain to a stranger? [closed]

I have what I believe is a legitimate offer for a domain I own, and am considering accepting it, but I'm not sure how to proceed in a way that ensures that both parties get what they agree to (control ...
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Redirecting domains, sub domains and single pages on Siteground

I'm having serious issues with Siteground to get my redirects working. They did work on another hoster so it is possible. However, that server configuration was very different so I cannot copy what we ...
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What would be the SEO Impact of changing a .com domain to a .com.au?

Currently my client's company is running under a .com domain due to thinking they would go global in near future. I realised there is a .com.au domain registered by them and I believe it would have ...
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I've just purchased a domain and getting cold called [closed]

I've just bought a domain and I've just been cold called 7 times today. I would like to know what companies are selling new registrations as leads? I am aware of privatising my information but I'm not ...
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How to distinguish different subdomains in Google Analytics with Wordpress multisite?

My current setup of Wordpress is multisite. (main site and a subdomain) www.example.com/ blog.example.com/ I have also set up Google Analytics (same tracking code) for both of these sites. The ...
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What prevents an organization from creating and owning any unused, specific domain, i.e. .edu

We recently received an email at work from an .edu site that seemed to be phishing. However, I didn't want to ignore a possible legitimate email from a customer without due diligence. I started ...
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2 websites same company- different countries. How to set up?

My friend is selling his niche product in the US, and myself will do the same here in Australia. We will have 2 websites almost identical and we are thinking of linking to each other on our websites, ...
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Company's domain that was registered by third party is getting dropped, how can the company be sure to recover it?

Someone I have met has a website which has gone down. They have a facebook presence and Google still returns business information (telephone numbers and the like) so all is not lost. I mentioned that ...
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Will domain name with keyword “Android” makes any legal problem? [closed]

I am planning to buy a domain with keyword "Android" to my website. But i am worried about having any legal problem doing this. If i am buying what all things i have to look forward?
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How to redirect a Heroku domain to a custom domain?

Let's say my web can be accessed with www.example.com and example.herokuapp.com. How can I redirect example.herokuapp.com/* to www.example.com/*? Heroku suggests that I use HTTP status 301 Moved ...
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One company - two countries US and Australia. Same content

My friend owns a website in the US selling his product (a jewelery brand) and I'm about to run the same business here in Australia. He owns .com and I obviously have .com.au. What am I about to face ...
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How do I rollback the HTTPS only changes that certbot made to my Apache configuration?

I have a Web Server using certbot to issue certificates. When I issue certificates for a domain, cerbot changes the apache config files (original file + mydomain-le-ssl.conf) of my domain to use only ...
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Mask URL to make the host URL invisible and use the main domain as WordPress permalinks?

I use one hosting for all of my domains (approx. 15 of them) and I have a WordPress installed for one of them. Let's say, my main hosting domain is: hosting.example.net And I have installed ...
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I have domain parked for the future use. However, someone register Trademark with the same as Domain name

I bought the domain 2 yrs before someone registered TM with exact the name. I do not have plan to use the domain in the nar future. Am I still OK to sell to the company or it is not legal? I am ...
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How to tell google that domain no longer exists but still make redirects from that domain

I have two domains: example.com and dev.example.net. example.com is the active one and dev.example.net should be invisible to Google. dev.example.net has 301 redirects to example.com and it has its ...
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How can a domain be registered but still get a DNS error?

When attempting to go to cloudfront.net, my browser reports a DNS error. However, when doing a whois on the domain, it reports that the domain has been registered since 2008. I'm wondering how can ...
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SEO impact of many subdirectories right next to root domain

I'm working on a site that has around 150 static pages within the site structure. It has eight top-level sections linked to from the global navigation. However, having scraped the links from the ...
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Would Google consider it spammy to link between a subdomain and the main domain?

I want to knew if I have a domain such as domain.com and I created a sub domain: sub.example.com, so if I linked each other on Nav Menu will be calculated as a Backlink or not?. I don't care about ...
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Is shorter domain really better even it's hard to pronounce and recongnize but easy to spell?

For example, I call Andrew, so I might want andrew.best for my site ), but and there is also another shorter domain called a.best, a.best is easy to spell, but it doesn't really stand out and good for ...
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ALL Djibouti (.dj) domains suddenly no longer being resolved on most devices/DNS (DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN) [closed]

.dj domains appear to suddenly not resolve almost anywhere (lots of complaints incoming from users on .dj websites' social media) i.e. http://www.dj http://plug.dj https://click.dj Going to any .dj ...
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GoDaddy charges me taxes, but not my wife nor my co-workers [closed]

I have been with GoDaddy for over 8 years now. I register about 20 domains per month for my customers, mainly .com domains. I live in Ireland. When I am on checkout on GoDaddy, I have never ever been ...