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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Does a longer registration length/period for a domain name improve its SEO and search ranking?

While I was renewing a domain of mine with a well-known domain registrar, the support person who was on call with me said that I'd improve the SEO ranking of my domain if I increased the registration ...
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Domain forwarding (GoDaddy) - Forward only / Forward with masking

I am trying to configure my domain to forward to my app engine application. For the forwarding I can choose from "forward only" and "forward with masking". Assume my domain is called "myDomain.com" ...
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How does multiple domains pointing to one IP address work

I see this a lot and I'm not sure how it works, the mechanics behind it. I've been asked if it's possible to host two sites, on the same Windows 2012 server on the same IP address but with different ...
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Domain Name Expired, Will My Backorder Work?

I'm interested in a domain name that expired August 9, 2012 and backordered it a few months ago. When I check the status of the domain name, it is listed as "autoRenewPeriod". It has a new expiration ...
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When does an expired domain become available for others to register?

I'm trying to purchase a domain name that was registered and apparently already expired. This is its status: Status: clientHold http://www.icann.org/epp#clientHold Status: clientTransferProhibited ...
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Does server location or TLD affects SEO

I have heard(read) SEO experts who claims that you server position will affect your SEO. In the latest example it was about an international site targeting the Russian market so: Does the server ...
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I changed my domain name. How to keep my ranking and traffic?

Two weeks ago I changed my Blogger domain name from "energieshow.blogspot.com" to "lifeskills-coach.com". It works and redirects perfectly. But since I was afraid of losing my ranking and traffic in ...
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I registered a domain name — how can I point it to my DynDNS host?

How can I host a website from my home machine? I have a DynDNS address so that even if my external IP changes, the machine is accessible. Lets say, for example, the machine is accessible at example....
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private domain registration

I have seen many people hide their personal details like address and phone number while registering a domain. Sometimes they pay for this private registration. So that their information doesn't ...
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How do you monitor your own domain expiry?

I'm currently managing several domains and find it a pain to keep track of those expiry dates and make sure they get renewed. What I do now is to manually add those domains to a to-do manager with a ...
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I want to test major changes on my website without hurting SEO

I want to replace all my website files for new ones on the server and to test if they work alright but I don't want to be crawled while this is happening or if I am, I don't want the crawler to be ...
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Short brandable domain vs. long keyword domain

I need a counsel about my websites' domain. Let's say I have just bought two domains: xyz.com and xyzphotography.com. As we can see, the first one is shorter but way less meaningful than the second ...
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What happens if I don't pay for my .com domain in time?

What happens if I have a .com domain, and don't pay for the next year in time? Is the domain locked for some time? Can anyone else register it the day after?
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What are CNAME and A DNS Records?

What are CNAME and A DNS records? What are they used for? What is the difference between the two? Edit: Where does the CNAME record exist? On the server or with the domain registrar?
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Does registering a second domain name with the dashes help SEO?

If I have a site registered and running on ThisIssomething.com for example, does registering This-Is-Something.com and redirecting it actually help SEO? Or is it mainly to protect your brand?
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Registering a .CA domain extension, when I'm not a Canadian citizen?

I want to register a domain name that has a .ca extension, but it's asking me if I am current Canadian citizen. What can happen to me if I lie about it and continue with registration?
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Sex - in domain name is this bad?

In short I am working with a company that does trade shows... one of their new domain names has the word 'sex' in but completely innocently. EXAMPLE: www. someproductsexpo .com (Being 'some' '...
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Will redirecting expired domains to my website help or attract penalties?

I am developing a entertainment website and have found more than 4 entertainment domains (expired domains). Domain authority of these domains are 25 or more. If I will redirect these domain to my ...
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Why do some domains have a '/' at the end of the home page URL? [duplicate]

I am wondering why some websites have a / at the end of their URL, but others don't. For example: www.google.com/ but then www.khanacademy.org (No /)
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What are the steps for starting a website from scratch?

Starting before design, before coding anything. What steps need to be taken to fully implement a working website? EDIT I mean both from a technical and a non-technical perspective.
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Is it good to buy multiple domains for competitive reasons?

I am attempting to convince the higher ups at my company that spending $55 to renew one domain for a year is bad when they end up having 3-4 domains names for one website. They're reasoning for ...
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How bad would it be to use a ccTLD domain on a website targeted to another country?

I'm currently working on a website targeted mainly towards Japan (all content is in Japanese). This website's domain is registered as another country's ccTLD (in this case, Belgium's .be domain) as ...
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Does Google reward sites for using images from different domains, sub domains and CDN's?

I believe that images on the same domain can contribute to search engine rankings (mainly Google), example: http://example.com/image.jpg helps http://example.com So it is my understanding that using ...
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Domain name registrar which provides an api for registration? [closed]

I am looking for a domain name registrar which provides an api for registration. I want to register domain names programmatically. I don't want registrars which sell packages for resellers or ...
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SEO and multiple domains to same site

I have one website. I have two domain names that I want to point to the same site install. So whether you go to name-one.com or name-two.com you see the exact same site. Now, I can either set up ...
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Is it possible to have a CNAME DNS record point to a URL with a path?

I've registered several domains for my nieces and nephews, the idea being to create small static webpages for them, so they can say 'look at my website!'. In terms of hosting it, I'm using expressjs ...
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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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URLs which begin "www2"

I was sent a link recently http://www2.biotech.wisc.edu/ I've occasionally noticed this appear in some web addresses, where does the "2" come from? Does it mean anything? How would I go about getting ...
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Should I host my site with the same company I bought a domain from?

I feel like I heard advice once upon a time that one should split these "services" between two companies. I cannot for the life of me figure out why this should be. For example, what would the ...
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What nameservers should I use for GitHub Pages when using a custom domain?

I am using a custom domain for a GitHub Pages site. They said to set CNAME or A record. But what nameservers should I use? What is the default, or should I leave it blank?
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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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GoDaddy shared hosting with domain registed at a different registrar

I've got a shared hosting account on GoDaddy, however my domain name is registered at a seperate company. Assuming I already know how to point my domain name to whatever I want, how do I set up ...
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How to transfer domain from Godaddy to another provider

I'm currently using godaddy for all of my company domains, and I'm very unsatisfied with their service, specially with their site, so we are trying to migrate those domains to another provider. The ...
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What are the reasons not to use a .us domain name? [closed]

I have a client considering using a .us domain name. Are there any particular reasons, other than familiarity, not to use a .us name? In this case, the site visitors will likely be mostly non-us based ...
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Can I sell a .eu domain to a registrant outside the European Union?

I would like to sell my domain, which is a .eu domain. The Wikipedia page states that .eu domains may only be registered by residents of member states of the European Union. For that reason, I ...
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Getting domain & hosting together or separate

some people suggest getting hosting and domain names separate as hosts that bundle domain names with hosting make it difficult to switch hosts. how true is that? i am considering host gator. i see a ...
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Tens of marketing emails within hours of registering a .COM - How are they doing it?

I registered a .COM 3 days ago, and since have received over 30 emails and 5 direct phone calls to the contact details I used when registering (via Fasthosts), which is now of course showing in WHOIS. ...
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2 different businesses, 2 different top level domains, same company name - impact?

I have just started running ohanafilms.co.uk (Northamptonshire UK) and I have received a email from a chap who runs ohanafilms.com (Hawaii USA) who has advised me and asked me to change my name as it ...
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My website accepts anything infront of www.domain.com

I'm experiencing something very strange. Whatever I type in the browser like for instance: qqqqq.mydomain.com the homepage loads. There is even a URL indexed in google which goes something like this:...
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What to do if you are listed incorrectly as an administrative or technical contact for a domain?

I recently got a letter in the mail from one of those sketchy "website listing services" that offer to submit your website to search engines for a fee. Before throwing it away I noticed that the ...
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domain expiration during transfer

What happens to domain expiration during transfer to a different registrar? Currently my domain will expire in 2012. I wonder if it will be affected in any way.
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Can other domain registrars view non-public whois information?

If my domains are hosted at a registrar (lets take Gandi, for example) and it has privacy protection on the whois information, can another ICANN-accredited registrar (GoDaddy, for example) still view ...
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what is the primary domain in godaddy for?

I just bought the deluxe web-hosting service of godaddy and am very confused with the term "primary domain". What is this thing for and can I remove it so I can organize my websites in different ...
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Can a company take my domain away from me?

I have a domain which coincidentally is the same name of a company. Is there any legal way in which this company can take my domain away from me?
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Web stalker has purchased a domain name that uses my personal name, web page is defamatory [closed]

We have been unsuccessful in persuading a stalker's website host to release the domain name he purchased which is my own personal name, e.g., PERSONALNAME.com. You will find my name below in the ...
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Subdomain versus new domain

I'm adding a blog to a site. Would it be better for SEO to put it at blog.example.com or at www.exampleblog.com? I already own www.exampleblog.com . Would combining the words together to exampleblog ...
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Recommendations on how to auction a domain name

We've a domain name that's okay, though hardly brilliant, that we no longer need. How would you go about auctioning or selling it? Has someone a recommended site where to put it up? I'm assuming ...
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Does registering .uk domains require being a UK Citizen?

I'm a Canadian citizen and I'm looking to register a .uk domain for a future project of mines. I know that anyone can register a .co.uk domain, but I'm talking about the recently released .uk top-...
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Preserve Facebook comments when the site changes domain name

I'm going to be changing the domain name of one of my sites. I'll use 301 redirects. One thing that I can't figure out is how to preserve all the comments that users have made on the page through ...
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Access site not working for the owner

I made a website, and it works for everyone except for the site owner, who cannot access the site. He gets a "server could not be found" error. I went to his house and the issue occurs for all of his ...

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