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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.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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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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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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Is publishing ccTLDs temporarily and then redirecting to subdirectories on the gTLD going to derive any real benefit?

I'm developing a website that has a generic top level domain name (gTLD). It isn't published yet. I plan to target other languages using sub-directories on that gTLD. I own some country code top ...
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Accessing subdomain redirects to main domain

I have primary domain (https://example.com) and subdomain (http://subdomain.example.com). I have domain-level SSL certificate installed for primary domain (TLD). And I want access my subdomain via ...
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Can country geo targeting be overridden for country code top level domains in Google Webmaster Tools? [duplicate]

Google Webmaster Tools automatically associated your website with the TLD that you're in. This is nice if the website is targeted towards that country, but its not always the case. In some instances, ...
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When will the TLD .app be publicly available for registration?

My website would be well suited for the .app top level domain. I'd like to register the name as soon it's possible. Is there any information on when it's possible for "normal" people to register and ...
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Keyword ending ccTLD domain names and SEO

There is huge number of ccTLD top domain names that is available for registration. This is country specific domains could be used for keyword ending domain. e.g assemb.ly, architectu.re, stud.io.... ...
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Pointing .co.uk, .org & .info to main .com domain

I have a client who has multiple domains .co.uk, .org and .info and would like to point them to the main .com domain name. They have changed the nameservers of the .co.uk, .org and .info domains. ...
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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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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 ...
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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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.com vs .me for personal and blogging sites. Which one is good regarding seo [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Google penalize .me or .tv sites? I basically have a domain under my name with .com extension. I am planning to use it for my portfolio and also as a regular blog. Now ...
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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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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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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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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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Site cloned and running on .cc domain - who is the govening body of that TLD?

One of our sites has been cloned and is now running as a Chinese day care centers site running on a .cc domain. It's extremely irritating as we put a lot of time, effort and money into designing our ...
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How do companies fake a domain registration date? [closed]

On a few separate occasions I have lost prominent domains to the scourge known as cyber-squatters. They've even snatched up a domain within 5 minutes of checking availability. One domain in ...
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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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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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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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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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Moving site - make all links 301 on same tld

Customer had website in Joomla like this: www.example.com/home/ www.domainA.com/home/aboutus www.domainA.com/home/blog Not sure why it was made this way with /home as default. Anyway I moved the ...
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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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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 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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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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The individual that registered the .net domain for our company can't be contacted, how can we regain control over the domain name?

I built a website for a client, who insisted on managing the domain themselves. I think it was owned by the maker of their previous site. Anyway they now want me to take control of the domain, but ...
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Using a ccTLD as top domain with country subdirectories

We are an Irish company and currently have a .ie domain for our main website with two other ccTLDs for our international sites - .co.uk and .nl (they are slightly different domain names as they were ...
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Geotarget global audience with .com.au

We were trying to buy our .com.au in .com form but it's taken already. Is there a way to set a .com.au to have a global geotarget? Does a .com have any geotargetting associated with it? If so is ...
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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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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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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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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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Redirecting a new TLD to an existing page

My client recently bought a vanity domain name and wants to redirect all the traffic that hits this url to their existing website that has a page with a very similar name. They bought nameofpage.com ...
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Can I host non-adult content on a .xxx domain

For example, I can I put up a personal blog on user58113.xxx? What are the legitimate challenges that I might face: Will Google treat my site as adult even though it is not? Will many ISPs block me ...
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Different domain extension for blog

I have a main website under a .be extension as it is mainly aiming at the Belgian market. Now I want to start a separate blog with topics that are related to my .be-website. I currently also own the ....
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Google Region tags?

I own 2 domains, both are for the same company. However one is for the USA and one is for the UK. They both have the same name, the only difference is the TLD, for example mycompany.co.uk (UK) and ...
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Can I pre-register or register a domain with a new domain suffix from ICANN directly?

I want to buy a domain with the suffixes: .zone and .moe I have found some sites that say you can pre-register them, which are listed below: https://www.instra.com/en/domain-names/brand/zone-domain-...
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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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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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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....