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Search Friendly Domain and File Redirects

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As part of our series on domain names, we’re going to discuss web site redirects, and why and how they should be implemented. Traditionally redirects are used to guide a user to the new location of an outdated page. However, they are also important on the domain level. To be precise, one of the first …

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Parking vs Redirect vs Addon Domains – Which is Best?

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Should I park, redirect, or use add-on domains? Parking is a function of a DNS (Domain Name Server) entry, where the DNS zone for both the parked and original domains resolves to the same document root (the same content). This is what makes Drupal multisite installations possible (many sites can access one document root, but have their own settings, themes, etc. files to make them unique)…

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Finding The Right Domain Name For Your Business

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Selecting a domain name is the first step in getting your business online. And because of the way domain names are treated by search engines, it’s a very important first move. You want to take your time selecting your domain name so you don’t have to go back and choose an alternative down the road and go through the lengthy process of redirecting website pages that search engines have already indexed…

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Defend Against Typosquatting

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Typosquatting, also referred to as URL hijacking (in relation to domains), relies on typographical errors (typos) made by users when trying to access a domain directly via URL. If the user mispells the website, they will end up on the site of a “typosquatter”, a type of cybersquatter, whose purchase of the domain name is the sole intent of attracting traffic due to misspellings. How do you prevent typosquatters from taking advantage of you?

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