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Pointing multiple domains to a single domain as it relates to SEO [duplicate]

I've been wondering about something for a while. When registering new domain names for clients, there are several top-level domains that are free (.tk, .ml, etc.). Is there any added value or ...
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Domain name search tool [on hold]

Is there a way to (fuzzy-)search the WhoIS database for registered domain names? Say I want to launch a site about Javascript. Such tool would show me all existing names (and their TLDs) with the ...
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How can I buy .bd (bangladesh) and .lk (Sri Lankan) domain from outside of the TLD country? [closed]

I am trying to purchase a domain with .bd (country: Bangladesh) and .lk (country: Sri Lanka) TLD. I am trying to do this from India. Surprisingly, it is not as easy as I thought it would be. We have ...
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How to market domain name to specific companies it may be relevant to? [on hold]

I recently noticed that a domain name was available which I thought would be directly of interest to a few medium size businesses I know of. The domain name is their business name but at one of the ...
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What happened to .dev TLD?

What happened to the .dev TLD? The official planned release was at the begin of may, but there was no release and I couldn't find anything new about it since then. Actually I wanted to buy one, has ...
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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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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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SEO and visibility in country specific webshop - gTLD or ccTLD?

I have a small startup project with a patio heater company, where I have a gTLD (.com) and right now also a ccTLD (.dk). These two shops/domains of course link to each other but infact they are two ...
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.htaccess - how do i redirect TLDs?

I'm currently using my .htaccess to force all HTTP requests to HTTPS, and that is working very well. However I would also like to redirect some TLDs. For example - http(s)://(www.)example.info -> ...
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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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Register .app domain for trademark holders

According to https://www.registry.google/, Google is planning to be the registry for a new .app domain. Registration will commence with a "sunrise" period on March 29 for those holding trademarks. ...
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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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Will redirecting a site from a .com domain to a .ie domain affect SEO?

I have 2 domains. My old domain (on Bluehost) is now redirecting to a new domain (on Blacknight). Home page is successfully redirecting, but other internal links are still pointing to old domain. I'...
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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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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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How to automate custom top level domain registration for SaaS?

I am developing a SaaS that will offer clients the ability to create a corporate identity website (insert content, upload logos, pick certain colors, and select from predefined themes). The website ...
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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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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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Domain: .com or separated? [closed]

I have a brand name. In the example I will use bestsite (the actual brandname is stands from two parts, too: a short adjective and a noun what is a TLD, too). Which one should I use as Domain? best....
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How to set up a multilanguage website with different TLDs? [duplicate]

I own three different domains: mysite.com mysite.co.uk mysite.de and want to publish my content in english and german. I would like to know how to do this concerning SEO. My first thought was to ...
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What is the value of the redirecting the .ca domain to the .com for a site serving the USA and Canada? [closed]

Lets say that there is a population of Canadians who don't know about a example.com. Thy are instructed to go visit the website: "example". If only example.com is registered, and not example.ca: ...
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Is there any regulation on the yearly renewal price of a domain under a premium TLD?

I am looking at a .xyz domain that is apparently considered 'premium'. Registrars quote around the $350 USD mark for the first years registration of one of their domains. However, they don't appear ...
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Can I transfer a high-cost premium level domain to take advantage of new lower prices for that TLD?

I purchased a premium tld last year from a registrar, let's say I got mysite.awesome. At that time, .awesome tld was going for $200/year. Time to renew has come, and .awesome sites have dropped to $...
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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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Impact of new top level domain extensions on SEO

I am planning to purchase a domain name for a hospital. I have a few options such as. namehospital.com namehospital.in (Hospital is in India) name.hospital (Assuming the hospital's name is "name") ...
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Multiple domain names and with same content. In different language and same [duplicate]

I have multiple domain names with same content. Some with a different language and some with the same. I have a main website with a hotel name that has been around for some years now. I have recently ...
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Sudden SEO rankings drop for a specific domain of a multinational site [duplicate]

EDIT 19/6: the issue is apparently solving itself Unfortunately I cannot see any indication of what worked. It could be the spammy-looking domain which we disavowed links from, but it can also be a ...
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ccTLD for international website

How much does it hurt to have a ccTLD (for example candi.es) for an internal website? I read everywhere that a gTLD is recommended but if my website has global links, a US postal address written, etc. ...
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Are there any restrictions for registering a .rs domain?

I'm creating a website for my brand and would like to use .rs because I can spell out the name with the URL. IANA says that rs if for country-code Serbian National Internet Domain Registry (RNIDS)...
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Does Google index the new domain names as “keyword”? (i.e.: dance.club as “dance club”)

I have some doubts about how Google rates new domains. The idea is using the name of the product (using ".name" as domain example). Is product.name better (or at least not worse) than productname....
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Redirecting a gTLD to a ccTLD to increase traffic

I have a very short and fancy ccTLD (vwx.yz) for my private page. The page gives an overview about me and my conducted research and is currently associated with some small island somwhere nowhere. I ...
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Does TLD effect SEO? [duplicate]

We are looking at buying a domain and all .com options are gone. I was thinking to get something like <businessname>.store but i was wondering if .store would effect SEO of the website? is it ...
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Why do some top level domains cost more and where does the money go? [duplicate]

I have recently acquired a cheap top level .sexy domain for around only €30 a year. When I look at the pricing of other new top level domains such as .security they cost much more at a whopping €2850+ ...
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How to track usage of redirecting domains using either Google Analytics or server logs using Apache

My company utilizes numerous domains and TLDs that all end up pointing to one main domain. The domains include variations of the company name or its product items. For instance,domain.cc, domain.biz, ...
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Is it better to have second-level or third-level ccTLD in terms of SEO?

For example: example.co.pk OR example.pk My instinct inclines me towards .pk ccTLD because of its shortness and easy memorability. Not sure if later on it might hurt my rankings and traffic on the ...
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How to register a .UK domain name in USA

I am hoping to register a .UK domain name. However, I am based in the USA. What's the best procedure to get a UK address for registering the .UK extension? Are there commonly-used services that ...
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My blog is on both blogspot.com and blogspot.co.id, how do I put it only on .com and get Google to recognize that?

When I search my blog on Google, I found that there are 2 blog URL, http://xxx.blogspot.co.id (doesn't have description) and http://xxx.blogspot.com (has description). How to make my blog URL only ...
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How can I verify if a Top Level Domain is in the root DNS servers used by ICANN?

I may not have the right company in my question. But how do I know if a TLD is "sanctioned" by ICANN? I read that if I buy a TLD, it is possible it is not in all the DNS servers. For example, how ...
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How it is possible for sites to have a '.blog' extension when it's not available yet?

According to official site for .blog, their domain extension will be available after November 21: Millions of short, easy to remember domains will be available when the .blog domain goes live ...
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Do websites that use the .com tld need to represent a commercial company?

It’s well known that most top level domains set requirements for their subscriber, even if there’s several registrars. For example, registrants of .eu domains must reside in the European Union. .fr ...
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Is it possible to register a domain with a '.sea' extension?

I want to register a domain with the .sea extension, is that possible now that a lot of new extensions are being released?
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Is it still possible to apply for new TLD? (top level domain)

I did some Googling. https://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/timelines https://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/global-support/faqs/faqs-en The application window is expected to open on 12 ...
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Alternative TLDs on Microsoft Azure

As many of you are aware, Microsoft Azure now has a little "Buy Domains" feature. The domain name search however, constantly suggests TLDs such as .co.uk, .org.uk, etc. It's funny because I neither ...
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The difference in domain name prices

I've been working on getting a domain and I've come across the discovery that .com is cheaper than most other .examples (.world, .earth, but more expensive than .net or .org sometimes) I've seen. ...
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What is Domain ID? [closed]

What is the Domain ID in the WHOIS record and when and how it will be used? WHOIS for wikimedia.org: Domain ID: D95346862-LROR Is this similar to Registry Domain ID? WHOIS for stackexchange.com: ...
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Do search engines treat the new themed top-level domains the same as historical gTLDs?

Since the new themed top-level domains (e.g. .photo, .club) surfaced online, I have rarely seen them in the search results. I know that some businesses use these new gTLDs, but it seems that ...
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When is .ss domain going to be available? [closed]

The Wikipedia article for the .ss ccTLD states: .ss is the designated country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for South Sudan in the Domain Name System of the Internet. It is derived from the ISO ...
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is it worthwhile to choose a less attractive domain name to get the .com extension? [closed]

I have to purchase a second level domain and choosing the name for my website, which is basically a comic strips blog. That's to say it doesn't have commercial purposes mainly, but I don't exclude the ...
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Which is better for SEO: to have a .com domain or specific domain for a country like .uk or .bg? [duplicate]

I am planing to establish a website for free advertisements. Currently the domain that I want is available with .com and with my country specific extension .bg. Does the domain extension affect the ...