Questions tagged [top-level-domains]

A TLD is a top level domain, which usually has lots of subdomains, and, in practice, is the word following the last dot of the domain name.

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How does The Pirate Bay get to keep its .org domain name? [closed]

.Org TLD is maintained by a US based registry and US Feds are known to seize domains for torrent websites (Eg: Kickass Torrents old domains). But TPB is one of the most well known and oldest torrent ...
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What is the rationale for ICANN delegating multiple gTLDs with minor differences and similar meaning? [duplicate]

On ICANN website there is this FAQ and Answer. 2.10 If I want to apply for two similar or related TLDs, for example, ".thing" and ".thething" would that be two applications or one? ...
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How to play musical chairs with registrars for a .tech domain?

Every registrar I've looked at seems to charge a bit much for a dormant .tech domain I have registered. There's no web hosting. I happen to use the e-mail service which comes with the domain ...
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When will new gTLD applications be available?

The ICANN "New gTLD Program" was initiated in 2012: https://icannwiki.org/New_gTLD_Program Applicants applied for a variety of new TLDs, many of which are now available for public ...
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Internal g suite email issues using a new tld

I'm having issues with our G Suite email services since we switched from .com to .fun. I found articles from Google about new TLD's being ok for search but nothing about using that tld for an email ...
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Is it possible to look up expiration dates for domains in the .DE (Germany) TLD?

It appears that running a whois on .DE domains returns almost no information. Using google.de as an example: $ whois google.de % Restricted rights. % % Terms and Conditions of Use % % The above data ...
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Can you set an IP address to a top level domain?

I was wondering if you could set a DNS (A type) that points a top-level domain to an IP address (e.g. https://com points to an 8.8.8.8). Is this possible?
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Does the listed price for domain transfer include registration for one year?

My website freelensia.com is currently hosted at GoDaddy. The renewal period has come and we are looking at different options since it seems GoDaddy increased its price by quite a bit. 32 USD for 2 ...
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Do search engines ever ignore unconventional domain suffixes?

If someone is located in the USA and they search for a unique pronoun or brand name as it would appear in the domain name URL (a name recognizable enough that it is already reserved with various ...
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Can differing A, CNAME, TXT, and NS records in multiple domains TLD's cause email deliverability issues?

I'm troubleshooting an issue where, after switching TLD's internal and ESP-based emails are getting blocked when going to external customers. Could different A, CNAME, TXT, and NS records cause email ...
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Do ccTLDs rank lower when searching for that country from outside the country?

I am thinking about starting up a travel agency website for booking vacation packages specifically in Costa Rica and I am trying to decide on a domain name. Costa Rica has the ccTLD .cr. To quote MOZ: ...
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Can switching from .com TLD to non .com TLD affect emails even if MX records migrated correctly

I have a high-level question about a customer that switched from a .com TLD to a .fun TLD. They didn't switch hosting, only their TLD. They're now having issues with their emails, personal and ...
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Registry changing a standard domain to premium while it's registered and active?

People with experience at registrars and working with registries, especially for newer gTLDs: I work with reselling domains using a large non-GoDaddy registrar and their API to automate via our ...
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Confusing domain name extensions

There are similar domain name extensions, which are really confusing (at least to me) such as these: .gift and .gifts .game and .games .football and .futbol This means, in the future, extensions like ....
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Will .day TLD be available to the public?

I am interested in getting a .day domain. However, I cannot seem to find it. IANA says it belongs to Google (through their subsidiary Charleston Road Registry), but Google domains says .day is not ...
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WHOIS personal information for .in domains

I'm thinking to register a .in domain through Namecheap, but when I tried to add Whoisguard to the domain name before registering it, I ran into the error message "This domain does not support privacy ...
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Redirect 301 from local TLD to .com or cannonical for multi-domain strategy

Best approach for a multi-domain strategy for ranking purposes I have a domain with a local TLD www.example.cl; and I've been trying to rank for a while with some keywords www.exaple.cl/mykeyword. I ...
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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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What do they mean by using asterisks in this "Public Suffix List" of TLDs?

This list of domains: https://publicsuffix.org/list/public_suffix_list.dat The wildcard character * (asterisk) matches any valid sequence of characters in a hostname part. (Note: the list uses ...
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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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Are some TLDs more expensive than others?

The registration price for domains containing "hot" keyphrases in a domain name (such as seo) is often automatically higher as these considered premium by a pricing algorithm (and its developers). I ...
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SEO effects of redirecting from top level country domain to subdirectories on gTLD

I am developing a website which has 6-7 translations, the client owns the top level domain (.fr, .de, etc.) and wants to use these domains to direct users to the gTLD subfolder. I will be using ...
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Should I have my own mobile app for a [dot]app domain name?

I plan to buy a .app domain name (e.g., www.example.app), however, I don't have a mobile app for that website. Is it really that important to have an app for a .app website? This get.app success ...
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What is the status of the .DATA TLD?

I see a few registrars allowing per-registrations, but can't find any dates for Sunrise, early access, GA, or any other information. Apparently the registry is Dish DBS Corporation, but that's not ...
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What is a "top-level" in web in general?

If I'm not wrong, a "top-level" is a browser window; or shall I say a "browser-window object", which parents the "document object" which parents "head" and "body" HTML objects (and so forth). Am I ...
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Domain redirect to main domain with language param (301) [duplicate]

The following scenario: I have purchased multiple domains for a project: domain.app domain.com domain.de Originally it was planned to display a landing page on domain.app. On domain.de the german ...
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Status of the .book TLD

According to Wikipedia, .book is an existing top level domain. However, it apparently is not yet available for registration. I've been able to learn that Amazon bought the rights in 2014, but I can ...
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.COM vs newer domain extensions

I have a website with a new TLD. I am not trying to advertise here, but listing the domain names is the only way I know how to articulate this question. I have both, theboss.host and thebosshost.com ...
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How can I create a domain name with a custom extension, like .example instead of .com? [duplicate]

Is it possible to get my own website with a special ending prefix? Instead of .com I want to have my initials instead or something like that. Is that plausible by any chance? I went to websites like ...
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First domain name: ensuring the name availability in the future

I am about to register my first domain name consisting of my fairly common name (say, "Eugene") for my personal work-related blog. I found several acceptable options, but I am somewhat uncertain about ...
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Could Brexit cause me (a UK resident) to lose a .pm domain name?

I currently reside in the UK and sport a .pm domain name. Obviously as of next year the UK will no longer be within the EU. I'm wondering where that leaves me? Is there any alternative to giving up my ...
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Best way to get a .dev domain name before everyone else

I'm interested in getting some "rare" domain names on the release of the .dev top level domain. What's the best way to do so? Is there maybe a way to buy a domain the first second it's available? Or ...
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Is a place holder phone or fax number allowed in WHOIS records?

Can I use a place holder phone or fax number for WHOIS contact information? I assume the fax number is optional, I just used 555-555-5555. I tend to just add an accurate phone number, street address, ...
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Same pronunciations but different letters will lead to Legal case?

There is a classified website called Quikr.com in India. It ranked perfectly on google too. I am from an another country. I also have a classified ad listing site and I bought my domain as Quickr.XXX (...
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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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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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