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Couldn't anyone do this? You are missing one factor. Domain name registration and hosting are two different things even if your host will register your domain for you. A domain name has to be registered and pointed to an IP address before the domain name does anything. The hosting company does not generally care about the domain name registration except to ...


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Sure, anyone could do this, but what would they get from it? Attaching the domain to the server doesn't give you any kind of access or ownership of the servers. You could point thedomainyouown.com at Google's IPs, but all you get from it is costs and no benefit.. thus it generally makes little sense to point your nameservers at anything else but your own ...


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No. Registrars sell domain names, not sub-domains which are "sub" to the main domain name. Google, specifically is very protective of their name, as they should, to the point where they also own many variations of goooooooooooogle.com EDIT: Apparently my last sentence has changed as I see they only own the version with one extra 'o' that I could ...


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How did Digital Ocean verify I owned the domain I was adding to my server? Couldn't anyone do this? Could another customer have added my domain to their Digital Ocean account before I got around to it? Since none of the other answers have mentioned it: you probably had to tell your server which domain names to expect, but that does not actually cause those ...


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You need to tell Google that your new domain name is your canonical domain name for the content on the site, otherwise Google won’t index the new domain since it is duplicating content. You can move to a new domain name by using 301 redirects from each page available on the old domain to the equivalent URL with the new domain. (Implementation of this ...


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Redirecting pages to the home page won't help SEO. Google reports redirects to the home page as "soft 404" in Google Search Console and treats them the same as 404 errors. Reference: 301 Redirecting All Pages To Home Page Are Seen By Google As Soft 404s You should instead redirect pages to the new URL where that content lives. If the content no longer ...


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If the brands are related to each other, like an Apparel company who own multiple brand names, and the audience segment is the same, then you can go with subdomains. Pros of subdomains: Branding and niche authority are maintained. You can more easily link between your various subdomains. It is cheaper and easier to manage a website with one main domain and ...


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I think in general hosting providers don't verify that you actually own a domain before letting you instruct them and their nameservers to point it at your server or website. I've been able to do it at a hosting provider in the past. In most cases this is harmless, because either the owner of the domain set it up first (in which case your hosting provider ...


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Simple answer: They don't know, and they don't care, To make your website work, you need to point your domain to your droplet which you only can if you are the owner of that domain. If other person adds your domain on DO then they won't be able to point your domain to their droplet.


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Yes, you can use a custom subdomain setup for your G Suite. All you need to do is to setup an MX record for subdomain.yourdomain.example and point it to the Google's mail servers. The specific procedures are documented on setting up MX records for G Suite Gmail Pretty much it should look something like: +------------------------------+-------------+-------...


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