Domain registrar
What is a domain registrar?
  • Domain administration

An appealing website needs a distinctive domain name. If you want to register your domain, you can do so with the help of a domain registrar. Domain name registrars are registered with the registry for top-level domains ICANN or IANA and are in charge of domain leasing. They mediate between users and domain registries. Here you can find out everything you need to know about domain registrars.

What is a domain registrar?
Domain mapping
Domain mapping: What is it and how does it work?
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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?
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?
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 domain broker?
Domain brokers – what are they and what do I need to know?
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A domain broker can help you navigate the wild world of domain name trading. It might be news to you that there’s money to be made in domain names (trust us – there’s lots!), but this field requires some expertise and negotiation skills if it’s going to work out well. Let’s take a look at domain brokers’ responsibilities, and how they could benefit your business.

Domain brokers – what are they and what do I need to know?
Internet lite: North Korea’s 28 Domains
North Korea: 28 domains for 25 million inhabitants
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In so far as is possible, the communist state of North Korea has managed to shut itself off from the rest of the world. However a western IT expert recently succeeded in sneaking a peek at their internet domains and as a result we now know that there are only 28 domains for the entire country. From recipes to maritime affairs, here you’ll find an insight into what a North Korean can find online.

North Korea: 28 domains for 25 million inhabitants
punycode
Punycode
  • Domain administration

Since the introduction of internationalized domain names in 2003, Punycode has been ubiquitous on the internet. Internet addresses like look peculiar, but fulfil an important function: They encode non-ASCII characters into ASCII-compatible character strings and therefore ensure a smooth flow in the network. How does this work, and why is Punycode criticized so often? We’ll tell you.

Punycode
URL hijacking: What is it really?
URL hijacking
  • Domain administration

If well-ranked sites suddenly disappear from the search machine index, it can be for a number of different reasons: In one case, the crawler could no longer check the pages in question, or in another case it could have identified duplicate content and removed one of the pages from the search results. Another reason, often unknown to the external developer, is so-called URL hijacking – a process in...

URL hijacking
FQDN | Fully Qualified Domain Name
Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) explained
  • Domain administration

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 switch domain providers
Switching domain providers: what to keep in mind
  • Domain administration

Are you fed up with your current hosting provider? If so, you should consider transferring your domain. But don’t let the idea scare you off! These days, transferring an existing domain to a new hosting provider is easier than ever before. Check out our guide to ensure you’re up to date with the ins and outs of domain transfers.

Switching domain providers: what to keep in mind