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Advantages of country TLD vs. .com

I want to get a domain for my site. The site's topic would be about Vienna, but the content will be in English. I was thinking, if I should get .com domain or .at domain. .at is both much cheaper ...
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when optimising for a “location” based term, are links from the countries tld worth more?

When optimizing for a term such as "bike shop london", do links from .co.uk and .com.uk domains carry more weight? ie. Would a link from a identical in every aspect apart from TLD be worth less in ...
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WordPress with .tel domains, is it possible?

Is it possible to host a WordPress site with .tel domain. When I checked for .tel extension website, all the site's are similar in design.
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What is a “Public DNS registered IP address”?

I've been reading this ICANN agreement on new TLDs and it has this section on DNS service availability, which i don't completely understand: Refers to the ability of the group of listed-as-...
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I'm using a vanity country code top level domain (ccTLD), can I persuade Google to geotarget a different region?

Because I'm still living like it's 2008, I run a website with a .in TLD. The website has nothing to do we India and does not target Indian users. Unfortunately, when I go to Google Webmaster Tools I ...
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Naming your website longname.com vs shortcatchy.net vs shortcatchy.info

I'm designing a website that will basically be a social network for sharing information. I have the domain $$$$d.net and the same domain $$$$d.info where "$$$$" is a word (that runs into the d) ...
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Possible for using a surrogate to buy a .it domain?

I'm a US citizen interested in buying an Italian TLD (*.it). However, those domains can only be registered by EU citizens or residents, or businesses with a registrant who is an Italian citizen and ...
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List of websites/domain name that's registered daily [closed]

I want to know if there is a website that can provide me a list of domain names that is registered on a certain date. For example today or last week thursday? Does that website which can provide me ...
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How to deal with .ch domains? I need a DNS

I need to register a .ch domain, but SWITCH does not seem to offer free (or paid) DNS as other registrars do. So I need to know at least one of these: Is there a registrar where I can buy a .ch ...
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When acquiring a domain name for product xyz, is it still important to buy .net and .org versions too?

I am buying a domain name for service xyz and obviously I have bought .com in the first place. In the past it was automatic to also buy the .net and .org versions. However, I've been asking myself, ...
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Who is the official registrar of the .com domain name? [closed]

I know there are official registrars for some domains (especially 2-digit country domains), so are there registrars for all of them? For example, who is the official registrar for .com, .net, or .org?
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Is it disadvantageous to use a .me domain? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Google penalize .me or .tv sites? In a scenario like the following, should I go for the .net or the .me domain? Assumptions: I have a relatively informal website about ...
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How to register a .cn domain

I would like to register a .cn domain. I found the below pages which list the officially accredited registrars: -based in China: http://www.cnnic.net.cn/html/Dir/2007/06/05/4635.htm -based outside ...
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What organizations handle the TLD registries and what are the links to their whois search pages

Cautionary Tale: Registrars get rich by screwing you out of money My first foray into web design included a site with a handful of issues. The original designer/developer created it as a one-off and ...
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Do different TLDs affect your search engine ranking? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Google penalize .me or .tv sites? I have two identical domain names with different suffixes org and com. I just installed POSTFIX which has auto configured itself to the ...
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Does anyone know where I can register a website with a .cat TLD?

I have been looking to register a website with the TLD '.cat'. I know it was created for catalan websites, but I want to do a domain hack, like bit.ly (which appears to be English). But all the hosts ...
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Best practice for URL direction in a multi TLD site

I'm about to re-launch a uk based community interest company website which has the same link structure for each of 10 different top level domains. There are presently no international websites, but ...
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How can I buy my own personalized Top Level Domain (TLD)?

Starting fomm tomorrow January/12/2012 I heard it's possible to apply for your own TLD i.e. .whatever in place of .com .org etc. I thought it would require a huge amount of money (I heard stories ...
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ICANN Violation and Trademarks

I'm trying to register a domain name with a .eg(i live in egypt) as the top-level domain. However, the local registrant told me to register a domain with the .eg extension i need to have a registered ...
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Three word domain name [closed]

I need to buy a new 3 word domain name. Which domain name is more worth or more preferred by users? my-example-domain.com or myexampledomain.com Thanks Tom
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Google analytics and multiple domains

I need some urgent advice please with regard to Google analytics and multiple domains, and how best to handle them. Got a very sensitive customer who has a number of domains: EG somethingvauxhall.co....
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Can .gov (or similar official) websites be used for partisanship?

If I were asked to design and maintain a website for a governor seeking reelection highlighting how his or her administration was helping the state to get by in "Tough economic times", would ...
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Is it wise to use a country-based tld when a .com already exists, but is “Under Construction”?

So I have an idea I want to try for a side-business, and it's web-based. I think about names, and find one I like, let's pretend it's wibblewobble. I check for wibblewobble.com and it's taken, but ...
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What's your thoughts about .it instead of .com? [closed]

I'm thinking of using a my-new-webapp.it instead of my-new-webapp.com (since it's already in use by someone else) What's your thoughts about the .it top domain? Does it feels foreign compared to .com?...
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Where can I register a .name domain?

All the popular registrars I know of don't seem to offer this domain, and after Google'ing around for a while I came to an index of registrars for this TLD, but they all seem to be Russian. Is there ...
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Will search engines divert worldwide traffic away from a website with a country specific TLD? [duplicate]

I have a website that contains world-wide suitable content, although it is in English. The site is just information; not ecommerce. However, it has a ccTLD of ".co.uk", so will search engines ...
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Delay in .at Domain Name Registration?

I noticed at http://101domain.com that there's a three (3) day delay in registering new .at TLD domains. Any idea why this is? Is it just back-end processing/approval? Has anyone had it go sooner?
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SEO consequences from transfering tld's to sub domains

We have a client that has multiple top level domains for the products they offer. These products are different full fledged softwares. They also have a domain for their actual company that makes ...
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Are domain hacks advisable? and how do they affect SEO?

I'm interested in creating a domain hack, using the .es ccTLD. If the website does not target Spain, is this advisable? I've seen URL shortening services use ccTLDs to provide shorter URLs, however ...
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gTLDs… Should they be something to look at? [closed]

I've received a few marketing emails in the last couple of days trying to sell seats at conventions wanting to explain the concept of gTLD's. My understanding is that gTLDs will allow the average joe ...
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How Google value .in/.info domains currently?

As .info domain price increased, how much Google value .info domain now? Also .in domain is now cost less then .info (for first year). Is Google going to less value .in domain now? I have couple of ....
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Can any domain register support any TLD if domain is transferred there?

There are some domain registers out there that support certain TLD's that others do not. My question, is can you register a domain with a special TLD at one register and then transfer the domain name ...
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Is there risk to registering a domain using extension from another country?

I live in the United States. Lets say I want to register a domain name using a domain extension from another country like say for example, Bangladesh (.com.bd). I know that some countries require a ...
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Is it possible to register .mv domains?

Some time ago I tried to register a tld from malvides and found out that it is only possible to register .com.mv or .net.mv but not .mv Now I found this website that offers registration of .mv. I ...
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What Ranking Factors Are Used For International Search?

Google.com vs Google.ca vs Google.co.uk (etc) all rank their results differently. The intention is to return more locally-relevant content. What factors, other than the ones below, are used to ...
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Get all registered country code top-level domain names

Is there a way to get all the registered domain names for .CN or another country code (CC) top-level domain (TLD)? Is there a central registry for such data? If not, how do I go about collecting ...
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Cms group system, unique domains

I apologise is the question isnt worded quite right or too simplistic in nature. I am currently planning on building a new cms system that allows for user generated pages. similar to groups on ...
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How do I optimize SEO for a domain with an “exotic” (.st) TLD?

What are the gotchas to optimizing SEO for a domain on an exotic TLD (in my case, .st)? For example, should I tell Google the actual geographic target of the website? One more thing: I want to rank ...
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Why buy a domain name under multiple top level domains?

I have a client that want a website with a single domain name with many different extensions like: example.com example.org example.net example.mobi example.tv ... Just to be sure the saturate the ...
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International TLD's vs. duplicate content

I currently work at a pretty big website that has visitors from around the globe. My job is to help out on the SEO, and one thing we've been discussing lately is the use of international TLD's. The ...
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Can I buy a .CA if I have no affiliation with Canada?

Well, the title says it all. It seems by CIRA (http://www.cira.ca/home-en/?lang=en) that I cannot, but the website doesn't make it explicitly clear how they check or anything like that... I have a ...
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Why use a Top Level Domain

I am trying to understand the use of Top Level Domains. Do they help from a SEO perspective? Lets say I have a US site and a Canada site. For US, I create www.foo.com and for Canada I create www....
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Can I reuse my nameservers from one domain registrar with another?

My regular domain is one I got from GoDaddy. Just recently, I registered a short .cr domain (Costa Rica) in http://www.nic.cr/ . During registration, they asked for nameservers (and just nameservers),...
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What's the best TLD for a personal, international website? [closed]

I'd like to register a domain for myself. On it, I'll publish SciFi stories that I'm writing. The stories will be available in English and German (the two languages that I know) but if fans want to ...
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Google analyzing URL

We all know Google analyzes URLs in order to get relevance. That's why JavaScriptoptimizer.com hits the first place for the "javascript optimizer" query. These are my questions: Does Google ...
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SEO consequences for merging country sites in a .com

I am in the process of refactoring a number of rental portals I've built for a company with locations in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Instead of the current setting of each ...
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Registering .ne for non-residents

AFAIK it's hard to register one if you aren't resident. Are there registers which can pre-register for me .ne (like NetworkSolutions does for .eu)?
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will .tk domain get indexed on google what are its disadvantages

I configured dns of .tk with blogger and made it work as website as it can have many webpages, but now I have some doubts: will .tk (free domains) get indexed on search engines like google, yahoo, etc?...
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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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Does the top level domain I choose for my domain name affect the features I can build for my site?

I am about to make a site regarding programming and technology. I want to build it on a domain at one of the popular top level domains (.com,.net,.org, etc). If I want to add a feature to my site to ...