Domain mapping
Domain mapping: What is it and how does it work?
  • Domain administration

Domain mapping is becoming more and more relevant. When used correctly, domain name mapping simplifies your web presence by uniting your various domains under a single umbrella. This means that you can manage updates and maintenance for separate domains in one place. Keep reading to find out how it works.

Domain mapping: What is it and how does it work?
Multiple Domain Strategy
Multiple domain strategy for SEO
  • Domain tips

Traditionally, the contents of a website are placed under a single domain. In some cases, it is advantageous to distribute web content across multiple domains. The most important thing here is the right strategy, otherwise you risk issues when the content is ranked. In this article, we explain in which cases it makes sense to use a multiple domain strategy and what needs to be considered.

Multiple domain strategy for SEO
How much does a domain cost?
How much does a domain name cost? Tips for planning your budget
  • Domain tips

Whether professional or private, you can gain awareness with your own website. However, in many cases this comes at a price. Besides hosting and web design you also have to consider your Internet address – your domain. But how much does a domain name cost? Find out what factors influence the price.

How much does a domain name cost? Tips for planning your budget
FQDN | Fully Qualified Domain Name
Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) explained
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A fully qualified domain name (FQDN) is a domain name that specifies the unique and complete address of a website. It consists of several name parts called labels, each separated by a dot. The FQDN has a hierarchical structure set by the domain name system (DNS). The mandatory parts of an FQDN are the host name, domain name, and top level domain of the internet presence.

Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) explained
How to change your domain name
Domain change: how to set up your new web address
  • Domain administration

If you own a website, you should know that it needs to be continually maintained and adjusted. But in addition to normal tasks such as administration, maintaining content, and web design, sometimes radical, fundamental changes need to be made. These are especially necessary if you decide to rename your website, a process which is known as a domain change. But how exactly does a website operator go...

Domain change: how to set up your new web address
Domains: when to buy and when to register?
Purchasing domains or registering domains?
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Buying domains or registering domains–what’s the difference? There are many ways to acquire a domain. While available domains can be registered with any domain provider, rights of use from already-registered domains have to be purchased from their current owners. You can find different market places and auction platforms online that are tailored to these purposes. This kind of domain trade is...

Purchasing domains or registering domains?
Most popular domain extensions
Would you have guessed? These are the most popular domain extensions!
  • Domain extensions

The most popular domain extensions (also called “top-level domains” or “TLDs” for short) have been available on the Internet for over thirty years. Millions of websites have opted for these endings. Country-specific domain extensions are up high in the top 10 list – is the .us extension there, too?

Would you have guessed? These are the most popular domain extensions!
Get rich by selling domain names?
Domain trading: How can you make money with domains?
  • Domain news

Does a website have a price? Yes, and you can make money buying and selling domains. If the demand is high enough, you can even make a high profit with domain trading. However, it isn’t enough to have any web address and just hope for the best. To buy and sell domains successfully, a few things must be considered. So what do you have to do to sell a domain?

Domain trading: How can you make money with domains?
Domain parking – earning money with domains
Domain parking – earning easy money with unused domains
  • Domain administration

Just because a domain has expired, doesn’t mean it has to be kicked to the curb immediately. It is worth considering turning the internet address into a parked domain for a certain period of time in order to generate advertising revenue. This allows domain owners to bide their time and come up with a new web project for the domain or to find a suitable buyer.

Domain parking – earning easy money with unused domains
What is a subdomain?
What is a subdomain?
  • Domain administration

Most people will have launched a mobile website with the prefix “m.” at some point. Or maybe you’ve landed on an English-language page with an “en.” in front of it? In both cases, you have called up a subdomain. But what is a subdomain? And when does it make sense to use one? We’ll discuss the purpose of a subdomain and how relevant subdomains are for SEO.

What is a subdomain?

Domains

Domain expertise: a closer look at website addresses with IONOS’s Domain Guide

Domains represent the basic name of a website (e.g. ionos.com). They are clear and unique addresses that are extended through subdomains and subpages. They can be purchased from a domain provider as long as you comply with certain criteria. There are many things you should know regarding web addresses; it isn’t as simple as choosing a domain name and then registering it. As part of the IONOS Digital Guide, our domain portal provides comprehensive information about internet addresses and their components. Under the ‘Domain’ category you will find both basic articles and more complex ones for more advanced readers.

IONOS’s Domain Guide at a glance

Our Domain Guide is divided into four subcategories. The heading ‘domain extensions’ deals with the various top-level domains, like .org or .com. Besides the (traditional) generic and country-specific top-level domains, we also introduce many new web address extensions and examine their potential. Under the heading ‘domain registration’ you can obtain advice on domain registration, forwarding, and transfers as well as other administrative matters relating to internet addresses. News and backgrounds can be found in our ‘domain news’ section. Finally, we provide you with facts, suggestions, and recommendations with regard to naming and registering your internet address. All together, these subcategories form an extensive domain portal where you can expand your knowledge on domains.

Domain expertise for everyone

The target audience is just as varied as the contents of the Domain Guide, as it’s made up of small and medium-sized businesses as well as website operators, domain traders, and inquisitive readers. As is the case for all categories of IONOS’s Digital Guide, the domain guide also caters to both novices  and experienced users. Posts such as ‘What is a domain?’ Or ‘The most important tips for domain registration’, don’t require any previous knowledge before reading. Articles like ‘How to protect your domain from ‘typo squatting’ or ‘Domain parking: earning easy money with unused domains’ appeal more to skilled readers. Our domain guide is an extensive online reference that should come in handy for both private and business contexts.