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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Purchased Domain with a Company that No Longer Exists [duplicate]

I purchased a domain through a company that has ceased function, but I need access to be able to move the domain and utilize my property. Thoughts?
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Our domain was suspended by registry due to “potential abuse”

We have been using the domain cdn4.website for our Content Delivery Network (CDN) for a couple of years. It is used by all the webshops we support. On the 28th of February all our webshops started ...
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.salon vs .com (.net, .org, .eu, etc…) [duplicate]

Which domain would return better results in Google with search phrase "hair salon" if I hypothetically have several domains, same age with identical content, marketing and SEO? hair.salon vs hair.* (....
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WordPress.com: Domain Mapping a current site

I currently have a site hosted by a different company and I wanted to domain map the WordPress.com site to the host provider eventually. However, I still have yet to make a WordPress.com site and I ...
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Who owns the domain name after a transfer?

I recently bought a .com domain name from a local registrar and I would like to transfer it to GearHost. This is the first time I've owned my own domain name, so there are still a lot of questions and ...
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Domain from Microsoft hosted by azure

I like to build websites using WordPress. I am self-taught and can generally sort out nameservers to point to a domain. You will guess from my question that I am no expert! I have just build a ...
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Searching google for our domain name shows only another site whose domain differs by dashes

I need a website to have good results when searching Google for the exact domain name. The domain name is le-petit-pois.fr, but when looking for this phrase in Google, only the website lepetitpois....
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Hiding Domain Name when Redirecting Other Domains

I have a website whose name is specific to the product sold there. I am branching out to related products and have purchased domain names that reflect the new products. I would like to direct the new ...
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https://www.example.com to https://example.com in Google Analytics

I've noticed my company's GA is set to www.example.com when they actually only redirect to it from example.com. Should I change to the correct version or does it not impact GA's data collection?
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How can a server tell what user was supplied for a domain like <user>@example.com?

Obviously with email protocols, the main way as far as I'm aware that addresses in the form @example.com are used, the protocol can simply provide the user part of that domain as part of the ...
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Use a domain, sub-domain or sub-folder for adding a physical location to an existing content website?

We currently have a global photography website located at https://example.com. We will be adding a physical location, school/events space in Bologna, Italy this year. We will be targeting the services ...
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Recover domain after loss of access to host?

So I'm in a familiar situation. I work for a small company who had a string of web agencies develop a wordpress site for them. I am a hardcore dev and we are trying to bring the website back in ...
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Are native and progressive “smartphone web applications” domainless?

I am a webmaster specializing in creating, maintaining and SEOing web applications of the subtype websites (or alternatively, solely-web-browser-executed-applications). I have never created what is ...
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Is it possible to require more than one person to change a domain owner?

I accidentally changed the owner of a .com domain to myself when I switched registrar, apparently because I didn't understand the procedure correctly. I subsequently changed the owner again to the ...
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How to setup domain email for a site that uses Github Pages?

I've purchased a domain, built the site documentation in Jekyll but now I need email accounts for that domain I have forwarding to the Github Pages repo. Per research I did not see this question asked....
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Can’t access my website without adding http:// before domain

I forwarded my domain to my IP address using google domain. I can access my website using https://my.domain or https://www.my.domain but if I don’t add https:// to start the address like my.domain or ...
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Link domain nameservers with VPS

I have bought a domain with online.az and I want to link it with my VPS from GoDaddy, The domain provider only allows you to add nameservers and does not allow you to add your server IP address. I ...
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CloudFlare switching between non-fully-qualified and fully-qualified domain names; is this normal?

Over the past day or so, I've started seeing CloudFlare randomly oscillating its DNS responses between the FQDNs and non-FQDNs for my domain, as follows: "Question": [ { "name": "...
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IP ADDRESS request vs. DOMAIN NAME request?

Today I bought a shared hosting package. Then I added an index.html to it via FTP. When I enter my given IP address in Chrome, I'm always seeing Plesk's default page, instead of my index.html. But ...
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Confused about GDPR and Who is

Exactly how does it work with GDPR and Who is? I live in the Netherlands and have a .com domain at Namecheap. According to the Namecheap support, my data becomes public in Who is if I disable their ...
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SSL certificates: Does a secondary domain which does only redirect need a seperate SSL certificate?

Some customer gave me the input that if you have a website with a domain like https://www.example.com which has a lot of secondary domains only redirecting like https://www.example.eu https://www....
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Does switching from specific domain extension to the TLD domain affects the overall SEO?

I had the domain extension that ends from .in and after a year I changed it to .com. So I wanna know if this whole process severely affects the SEO. I'm still ranking well in India but that's not what ...
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Redirect users to a specific page if they go to a specific domain in the IIS

I have THIS.ABC.com and THIS.XYZ.com in the bindings for a site and they both work fine. I want the users going to THIS.ABC.com to be redirected to a specific page which tells them the site has ...
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SEO effect on forwarding from a similar domain name to our primary one

Our primary domain name is like MyDomains.example. We also own MyDomain.example that has never had anything on it. Is there any downside or risk to put a simple forward from MyDomain.example to ...
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Aesthetic URL problem: Website from server02 should look like its on a subdirectory of the main site from server01

www.example.com is on server01 with IP address 192.0.2.123 abc.example.com is on server02 with IP address 192.0.2.21 I actually do not want the subdomain abc. Ideally I want it at www.example.com/...
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Can I transfer registrar and owner email in the same auth code?

I have one .com domain name that's created and owned by a company we hired 5 years back. Now I decided to take things under my control so I asked the company to transfer the domain ownership to me. ...
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Why do “premium domains” cost so much? Is it just a domain squatting racket perpetrated by the registrars? [closed]

Lately I've been brainstorming small business names with some clients. It seems as though anytime they come up with a particular name, we check the domain name it will often be available but as a "...
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Unable to connect custom domain to Google App Engine

I have successfully completed the steps 1 and 2 as mentioned in the GAE Documentation. But unable to proceed with step 3. I have hosted my site on appspot.com but my domain is not yet connected to the ...
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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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Impact of country code domains on SEO when used for clever naming [duplicate]

Unfortunately, most of the .com domains are taken so often we're forced to get clever using different country codes. For instance, suppose I registered the following domains (which are probably ...
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Should renewal price of gTLD will always be identical to the price of purchase?

This question is a follow up for this question As far as I understand, the Israeli Internet association (ISOC-IL), always sold domains with Israeli ccTLDs (.*.il), whether directly or indirectly (...
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Transfer current Google Search Console property with data to new one

I have a Google Search Console account right now and submitted this property through the "URL prefix" method. Now I am going to submit it again through the "Domain" method to include the subdomain ...
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Does “Secure domain space” mean I won't be able to access my domain over unsecure protocols?

I am about to buy .dev domain. However registrars warn that it is a "secure domain space" and that I will need SSL certificate for the domain. I am more than happy to make sure the web runs over SSL, ...
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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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If an old redirecting domain expires will it still redirect or affect SEO?

What happens if an old domain redirecting to a new domain expires? Will it still redirect? What is the effect on search engine ranking?
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What do we do if the site ranks last in the SERP? [duplicate]

My site is doing pretty much well in other search engines, as most of the keywords are ranking at the top in the search results. Then why Google slaps our sites and ranks lowest for the keyword we ...
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SEO consequences of CPanel adding separate domain as subdomain?

I've purchased a shared hosting. It has domain1.example as the main domain. Whenever I add another domain to this hosting say domain2.example. The CPanel system does create the record for domain2....
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DNS A Record going back and forth, 48 hours after changing

I'm moving a website but keeping the email setting for now, so I changed the A Record on the current ISP to the new IP provided by the new ISP. And it has been more than 48 hours the domain is still ...
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Any SEO penalty for creating a new website and having no content for years?

I have a domain with hosting (supposed to be a blog) which has been live for 2 years with zero posts. I finally have created the content for it. Is it wise to post to the same website or should I buy ...
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Why do domains that serve ad content show up in ad reports alongside the sites that actually have the ads embedded?

I'm trying to understand why when I look at a domain report from an adserver (eg DCM) that I see the following below included alongside normal domains? Surely I should only see the domains that the ...
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Can I receive email for multiple domains using a single email server?

I have multiple domains in the form of abcd.com, abcd.it, abcd.eu, etc... My main mail server is set for abcd.com so all my emails are in the form of name@abcd.com Now I would like to know if I can ...
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Duplicate problem on Google Search Console

I use free hosting and a free site maker. After a while, I added my own domain via DNS settings. I faced a major problem after this. My new pages are not being indexed because Google detects duplicate ...
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How can someone know that two different domains were owned by the same person?

I bought a web-hosting in Hostgator with a baby plan, and bought another domain from Namecheap and hosted it also in Hostgator current plan, both domains had Domain Protection Policy. How did ...
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Google Sites: 301 Redirect broken links to the home page

Several months ago, I migrated my domain from GoDaddy to Google Domains and now use Google Sites. Several broken links from the old GoDaddy webpage highly ranked on Google Search persist. I would ...
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Pros and cons of using Individual domains vs Subdomains? [duplicate]

I'm working on the renewal of a large website. In the past, several brands were added to the website. You can access these brand via the menu. Each brand has its own subdirectory as follows: www....
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Can someone purchase a google subdomain?

Is it possible to buy a sub-domain of Google? For example blabla.google.com
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How do I redirect thousands of WordPress URLs to a subdirectory?

I have a WordPress website and it has almost 22,000 blog posts. It has been running with good SEO for the past 6 years. The contents are scattered in almost all social media and backlinked in a lot ...
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How do shared hosting providers know you own a domain when you point the DNS to their server?

I recently set a server up on Digital Ocean. The process of pointing the domain to Digital Ocean name servers was as easy as updating them on the registrar's website, and just adding them to my server....
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New competitor websites outrank me even though I have good DA, PA and write good content [duplicate]

My domain is quite old and it should be ranked better compared to the newcomers in my niche. I write good content than some top-ranked domains (they even have less DA and PA or Trust score). I design ...
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Purchasing a domain directly from the owner shortly before a renewal date

I am about to purchase a .com domain directly from its owner. How relevant is it that domain registration expires in 7 weeks? Should I expect a renewal fee even if I purchase before? If so, which ...

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