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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Do I need to renew my SSL certificate through my domain registrar when my web host is providing one for me?

My domain is through Network Solutions and it points to my WordPress site on Siteground. Siteground provides SSL certificate. However, I keep getting warnings from Network solutions that I need to ...
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Can I change to a cheaper domain registrar when renewing a domain?

I set up a website on Cirrus Hosting, but it always remained "under construction" because my reach exceeded my grasp and limited time. Now they have asked me to send me new credit card ...
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View subdomain on cpanel without domain

I've a cPanel/WHM with some clients. On cPanel, with an domain you just need create subdomain (mySub.myDomain.example) and go on that for view website. But, how I can do that for clients without ...
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Prevent Google from indexing the no-www domain now that Google Search Console doesn't have a preferred domain setting

I am hosting a Nuxt js app with Digital Ocean and I have my domain with godaddy. I am facing a painful issue as godaddy does not accept alias and I actually can not change DNS provider at the moment. ...
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Can I only forward specific subdomains with Google Domains? [duplicate]

I have two different sites, one is blog.website.com while the other is website.com. blog.website.com has blog post with URLs configured as blog.website.com/p/name-of-post. Whenever someone just goes ...
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New business website (.co.uk) not appearing in google search - up against an established .com website with the same name

A client has started a business in the UK that shares its name with a bigger established business based in Mexico. They operate in completely different market sectors. The name is a single word and ...
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Domains which random people cannot register? [closed]

Are there any TLDs under which some random person cannot just go and register a domain by visiting the website of a domain registrar and clicking add to cart? Something which there is a process and ...
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What's the difference between Domain NameServers and Domain Hosts?

In cosmotown I have these 2 options: This is how the screen for the first option looks like: And the second option: I am a newbie and I don't have much experience with domains and DNS and I couldn'...
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Temporary domain for new version of a website

I'm redesigning a website. Many parts of the old (current) website are still useable, but some other critical parts (say product page & purchase flow) are broken and the new, redesigned website ...
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Domain name for an IBM Cloud Code Engine application

I have created an application using IBM Cloud Code Engine. I have domain names. How do I configure a domain name for the application for no cost or reasonable cost? I have found Deploying an app ...
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If I buy a domain based on my personal name and redirect it to a blog, will my domain appear when people search for my name?

I have a main webpage that ranks well in a specific city (myprofession+city.com). My problem is that I also want a personal domain (e.g., JohnDoe.com). So I was thinking if it's possible to buy ...
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Hosting multiple websites on one Synology server

I am currently running one website where I host multiple "projects". One of these projects is now basically finished and I want to run this project on it's own domain. I am running my main ...
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Is it possible to host my website on digitalocean.com without having to push my project on github?

It's been four days now that i have been trying to host my first web project on digitalocean.com, the project size is about 4GB and I'm having a very difficult time trying to get it on github.com, ...
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Best alternative to character "&" in domain name

The business name: X&X Business. However, the domain name x&xbusiness.example is just not possible. Is there a formal alternative or is there a convention so it can be used instead of the ...
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How to set up folders for different versions of a site?

I have a rather large site (50 gigs or so) that I am attempting to do an update on. The current URL of the site is set up as the 'main domain' in cpanel and the path is home/username/publicHTML. I ...
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About domain, subdomain and different hosting

I'm new to WebDev. I don't know much about domains or subdomains. I know I can create subdomains if I buy my own domain but I want to know if I can use subdomains with different hosting.
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Does Google return search results based on words that are found only in the site's domain name?

I want to create a website called forname-lastname.com and publish various articles on this website. These articles should be indexed commonly by the keywords on the article pages. However, when you ...
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Obtain an abandoned domain?

I tried to purchase a domain name, but surprise-surprise, it's taken. (Just like the rest of the domains I'm interested in.) However, this is kind of unique I think- it's been here for 10 years, from ...
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As a Webmaster, how are you handling the response to the war in Ukraine in regards to managing your site(s)?

This is a community wiki intended for our users to be able to share ideas as to how Webmasters are managing the response to the war in Ukraine for their site(s). There are no right or wrong answers, ...
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Which one to choose for a canonical name www or non-www, is there a correct one? [duplicate]

I am publishing a website and I now stumble across this thing question. When I type www.google.com I get can see 301 redirects to google.com in the browser console. I see also the same for Facebook. ...
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How can I mask or park my url "example1.com" with this other "example2.com" in virtualmin?

I want example2.com to always appear in the address bar and show the content of my site example1.com. I applied this solution, but if I enter example2.com, it redirects to example1.com but the address ...
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How Can I Update WHMCS Domain Pricing For 1st - 10th year (with all years in between) from a .csv please

I am starting out and on an extremely low budget, nor am I a coder. WHMCS is missing some key functionality including any documentation with creating a .csv to upload prices. I need to update my ...
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Changing hosting for a domain but keeping email

I’m a web designer with minimal knowledge about DNS records etc. I have a client who currently has a domain registered with LCN. They also have their email provided by LCN and they currently have a ...
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.tk domain name seo effect

This domain extension has been discussed before, but for free use. I want to use .tk domain name, and I will buy it for 5 years for a fee. According to my research, the domain extension does not have ...
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Test website can't be reached despite setting up DNS in local hosts file and adding a virtual host to Apache config

I am trying to set up a domain on my development machine so that I cant test slightly more complex htaccess rules. I am trying to set up example.city domain. Following what I find by googling, I have ...
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How to use Subdomain for a custom CMS of the main domain website?

Should I use a subdomain for a custom CMS of the main domain website? Like cms.domain.com. As it will be a CMS, I will disallow a search crawler for indexing. Will this hurt SEO for the Main Domain?
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Use one domain with two nameservers that serve different records

I ask this knowing the answer is 99% likely to be "no, that's not the point of NS at all," but hey, I'm not a true webmaster so thought I'd check. I would like to set up one root domain with ...
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Does .one domain extension supports the URS procedure

I was wondering if the .one domain extension supports the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) or Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) procedure.
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Website DNS works but only in some situations

This is really confusing; There is a website which we host that I have been told has gone down, but checking that website from my own computer it loads fine. However checking the website from the ...
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Two hosts under one domain and SEO

I have a currently live site running on PHP/Apache on a shared server. And in the other side a new functionality, a web app, based on nodejs that will run on google cloud. So both services will be ...
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Why is my page title appearing in lower case on Google?

My page title, in google search results is now in lower case, with the exception of our company name. The title tag is in title case: <title>Free Mobile Home Value - Used Mobile Home Book Values&...
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DNS resolver is not working for a my domain name

I have a problem when I'm trying to access my website by the domain name. It's a free domain name from Freenom. (kesaralive.ml) It shows this error DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN in google chrome. when I'...
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Google Workspaces Picking Up an MX record Not Set in Domain DNS

I recently acquired a domain on GoDaddy auctions on behalf of a client for their new business's website. I am building the site and hosting it. I am in the process of configuring Google Workspaces and ...
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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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Is there a way to forward my Google domain root to www?

I am following the guide Google Domains: How to Forward the Root to www, but I do not see the option in my Google Domains DNS configuration to specify a synthetic record. Does anyone know how I can do ...
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Is it possible to keep the existence of a domain secret?

If I bought a domain like a9j47fn83jd8j49.tld, and only a friend and I ever visit it, who would know about it? It sounds like for most TLDs, there is some reporting that has to happen after you buy a ...
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"Facebook Page: Not found example.com", the domain was verified six months ago in the "Business Settings"

For many years, when I share a link to any of the pages of my website on Facebook, I find an "i" icon that leads to the following message: example.com registered: More than 10 years ago ...
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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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Can 301 redirects be used to consolidate three domains into one?

I'm managing the website of an online shop. It has 3 domains. We are planning to migrate to using just one domain as soon as possible. The other 2 domains will be deleted. If I access the other two ...
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Why does my domain redirect in some browsers and not others?

I use three domains and two of them redirect to the third. Let's say they are A.org, B.org, and C.org. Last weekend, I changed the redirects from {A.org, B.org} -> C.org to {A.org, C.org} -> B....
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Keep back-link power when a site frequently changes domain name due to getting blocked

In my case, my domain will change regularly because streaming sites are always blocked from time to time, Info: all site structure is same, just change domain domainA = first domain domain b,c,d,e = ...
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Why do browsers know to lookup the `www` record if DNS query for @ gets NXDOMAIN?

Description If I dig for businessbrief.xyz, I get no results, but the subdomain www returns an address. Entering businessbrief.xyz into any browser's address bar goes to a valid web address. Data Note ...
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Does opting out of the 60-day domain transfer lock allow domains to be sold at any time including the day of purchase for .com domains?

The iCANN rules on this question do not clarify this rule. Sections of the rule reveal information that led me to believe that it is possible to get around this rule with opting out of the 60-day lock ...
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Does it make sense to host media on a .onion site on the darknet, or can I link to lightweb as well?

There is a resource on the light web (normal Internet), hosted on multiple servers and subdomains. Let's nominally call servers A (main, with code) and B (auxiliary, with photos and videos), and the ...
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Connecting domain and email hosting from one.com to Netlify

I am a beginner of webdevelopment and have successfully deployed my website at Netlify. I bought a domain with email hosting at one.com and now I want to redirect it to Netlify DNS to be provided with ...
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What happens if a domain registrar transfer is not complete when the outgoing registrar closes down?

Over the last few days I've been working on the migration of a website to a new host. The domain is registered with the hosting provider, so the new provider will be the new registrar for the domain ...
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Potential concerns or gains from buying and hosting content on a domain that has been redirecting for 17 years?

A client of mine bought a domain that apparently sounds more attractive and intend to migrate their main website to it. Besides from the regular domain migration concerns, should I also be concerned ...
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Point a domain (example.com) to subdomain (example.xyz.com) with Route53

I'm looking to point my root-level domain; example.com to a subdomain sub.xyz.example. The goal is that users visiting example.com should have all content loaded from sub.xyz.example; without any ...
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One Domain configured with two hosting server

We have Two servers : webserver (Server one) Server (IP: 198.51.100.44) Mobile server (Server Two) (IP: 203.0.113.88) One Domain name : example.com Once anyone opens https://example.com open the ...
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Can I transfer a domain out of Route 53 (AWS) where it was purchased?

The keyword here is completely. I'd like to move a domain purchased at AWS to Whois.com, partly for convenience and partly to get away from AWS. But I'd think twice about moving it if I have to log ...
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