I would like to own a URL, but the price keeps changing. Now it's really up there. It's owned by one of those huge domain
companies. A year ago I looked at it, and it was over $1200. A few months later it was down to $900. Now it's $2495! What gives? Why does it keep changing? How do I get it at a lower price? For what it's worth, I noticed that a site using the .org version now exists, and I don't believe it was there earlier if memory serves . Does that have an impact? Help me get this URL at a reasonable price, please.
posted by anonymous
on Aug 12, 2014 -
Our organization uses a Google form to sign up new members. I want to set up our website so that www.OurURL.org/join redirects to that Google doc.
Is this possible? What is this functionality called? How do you go about setting it up?
posted by ottereroticist
on Apr 26, 2014 -
I'm looking for an old website, maintained by a college professor, with computer, physics, and grad-school related humor colelcted from around the Internet. [more inside]
posted by thegears
on Mar 1, 2014 -
(Sorry, I'm Internet-challenged:)
I keep a small website (essentially it's one
html file) in my Dropbox folder as a minimalist way to share my various weird projects with friends. I like everything about this solution except the fact, that website's address is this ugly dl.dropbox.com/u/yadayaydaydyadyada/something/somethingelse.html
Is there a way to mask this address from showing up in browser and replace it with something more elegant and free
? Or is this some next level stuff?
posted by desultory_banyan
on Dec 12, 2013 -
Do large companies systematically register domains that would result from URL typos? If so, how do they go about it? [more inside]
posted by Etrigan
on Dec 2, 2013 -
Why does each YouTube video have a special 'Share this video' link, at the http://youtu.be/ domain? Is there a meaningful difference between using the link provided and just copying the URL from the address bar? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange
on Sep 25, 2013 -
I am an expert in "widgets". I own several domain names such as "widgetexpert.com", "widgetreview.com" ...you get the idea. All in all, I have about 5 domain names that are specific to my expertise for my consulting business. However, in the end, I only want to give clients ONE url to find my website (probably the expert.com one I listed above) and to put on business cards, letterhead, etc..
When it comes to search engine optimization (SEO), how important or helpful is it to have multiple permutations of domain names as opposed to keywording in the website itself? I keep coming up with new catchy website names that I could buy and redirect to the main site, but I'm not sure if this is just vanity speaking or if there's real value in doing this.
I have read another post indicating that this is not a very fruitful activity. Nevertheless, let's say for example, I was an expert in camcorders. Consequently, I would own camcorderexpert.com, camcorderreview.com, etc..But I also want to capture the question, "Should I buy sony?" Wouldn't that be captured "best" by shouldibuysony.com or whybuysony.com ...You get the idea.
posted by teg4rvn
on Jul 29, 2013 -
I have a 100-page Word document full of miscellaneous content from different websites.
Unfortunately, after each section taken from a website, there's basically a citation for where the content was taken from that contains the URL for the website.
I need to find a way to find all these hyperlinks and delete them completely from my document. They're all from different websites, so really, the only commonality is the "http://" part.
posted by beammeup4
on Jul 19, 2013 -
Someone snagged my old Blogger URL and made it live again and is using it to post lousy marketing copy, mostly, it seems, to generate some income for Google ads. The problem is - the URL is my totally unique professional name. So, if someone were to search for my name, they would find my old blog, filled with some else's crap content. [more inside]
posted by Ink-stained wretch
on Jul 18, 2013 -
I'd like to run my own URL shortener. I could roll my own, but my coding skills are ... primitive. Does anyone have a package for this out there that they like? I have mysql on the server I'd like to run it on, and both perl and php. Probably python, too, but I'm python-illiterate (for now - of course, this could be a good project to ramp up on python...) Thanks!
posted by rmd1023
on Mar 20, 2013 -
I have a domain, myname.com, that I want to have forwarded to my Google Sites webpage. My old domain company did it for free but now that I signed with register.com they want either a fee to do it or I have to accept their annoying banner ad. How do I get around this? [more inside]
posted by nestor_makhno
on Jan 28, 2013 -
If i assign a domain name to blogspot.com something is it permanent or can i reassign it? [more inside]
posted by maiamaia
on Dec 2, 2012 -
For sake of discussion, let's say that I am an expert on "widgets". Particularly, I review a lot of reports about widgets for my word-of-mouth consulting business. This is a side business - - by day I work in the public sector - - in the widget business. Approximately 6 years ago I purchased the domain "widget review.com" with the hope of using it as I neared retirement and transitioned to a full time consulting role with a full fledged website. Well... In the interim time, another expert in the widget field has had a consulting business and a website named "widget review.org" I know you are not my lawyer, but might I run into some sort of legal trouble when I bring my website online... even if I owned the dot com url first? To be clear, my competitor and I provide the exact same service. I am also operating under the assumption that he probably looked for the dotcom version of the url, but since I owned it, optioned to the dotorg version.
posted by teg4rvn
on Oct 9, 2012 -
There must be a tool for this: I want to copy text from a web page, then paste into in a word processing document, with the URL of the original page somehow appended to the text--say, in parenthesis at the end. Any suggestions?
posted by largecorp
on Sep 11, 2012 -
I want to have a large number of unique URLs, all pointing to the same content. Like a million of 'em, so we can track individual recipients' behaviors online; one URL (or set of related URLs) per recipient (say we're sending them an email or a postcard with a QR code). [more inside]
posted by Mister_A
on Aug 28, 2012 -
Question about nearly-identical Wordpress sites hosted at different URLS and Google indexing/rankings. [more inside]
posted by cilantro
on Jul 10, 2012 -
Is there a Firefox extension or something that will change Outbrain links into the regular links they appear to be when you first mouse over them? [more inside]
posted by straight
on May 10, 2012 -
Emails containing a certain domain name are going missing. How can we fix this now and prevent it in the future? [more inside]
posted by ssg
on Jan 17, 2012 -
posted by Mo Nickels
on Dec 10, 2011 -
Some friends and I are creating a small creative consulting group. Our skills are pretty diverse- environmental, web development, musical transcription/composition. We are trying to come up with an easy to remember name that is vague enough to cover all of what we do (with available .com URL) and drawing blanks. Any suggestions of names? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 6, 2011 -
How can I set URL forwarding to get a second domain name to point to a subpage of my Drupal site? [more inside]
posted by msalt
on Jul 2, 2011 -
How do I create a custom bit.ly-like short URL service in the same directory as a WordPress installation? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway
on Jun 15, 2011 -
In Firefox I can easily find a site I've already visited by typing part of the URL and I get a list of URLs containing that string in a dropdown beneath the address. Can I get Chrome to do this? [more inside]
posted by jontyjago
on Jun 9, 2011 -
How do I change our wiki URL from www.name:port to www.name:port/wiki (where 'name' is the name of our support portal)? [more inside]
posted by methroach
on Apr 8, 2011 -
Using FireFox, can I search the link text (the URL) on a given page instead of the anchor text? [more inside]
posted by BeerFilter
on Mar 12, 2011 -
Client requested a single page website. Same client has bought himself a shiny new domain name - www.client.com. Given likely very low volume of hits, I propose hosting that single page under my existing Apache-enabled webspace - www.existing.com/client. How do I set things up such that Google results show client's domain and not my own? Thanks!
posted by freston
on Feb 16, 2011 -
The name is at nearlyfreespeech.net. The content is on Google Sites. Let’s try to bridge that divide. [more inside]
posted by him
on Sep 13, 2010 -
How do I refresh someone else's IP? I can't load a specific site I usually access every day when I am connected to my home ISP, although I can get to the site when I'm at work and on my smartphone. Absolutely NONE of my browsers can load the site, even those which I've never uised to visit the site before. When I contacted my ISP tonight, the tech said that he could access the same site from his computer, so it doesn't appear to be a DNS issue there. I have no problems loading any other sites on my browsers. What gives? [more inside]
posted by The True Wheel
on Sep 9, 2010 -
One of my clients was purchased by their competitor. It was a surprise. That (now former) client is is overdue on multiple invoices to me/my company. Kiss the money goodbye, right? Normally yes, but I own my former client's domain name, and have been hosting it. How do I come up with a number for how much the URL is worth, when "globally" it's not worth much, but regionally and within the industry, it is very identifiable? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 21, 2010 -
How can I link my domain URL (www.domain.com) to a static homepage on Wordpress. Please don't say "change the reading setting", because that totally doesn't work. [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie
on Mar 16, 2010 -
What are best enterprise level Web Analytic / Stat programs that work with IIS and Apache sever logs? [more inside]
posted by wcfields
on Mar 10, 2010 -
I'm having a lot of difficulty explaining my question properly, but is there a program that organizes files in a URL and IP address format? As opposed to a strict tree structure? That way, I am not limited to a hierarchical structure and linked files would always remain linked, no matter where it is located. [more inside]
posted by JiffyQ
on Feb 19, 2010 -
I'm about to ask a potentially goofy question about serving unique URLs. This is something I should know, but- How do I serve a unique URL based on a common PHP script where the URL is distinguished by a unique ID? [more inside]
posted by GilloD
on Feb 10, 2010 -
What cool things can I do with SIP URIs and/or DNS SRV records regarding SIP? I have my own domain, DNS, and I have a VoIP service. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Jan 22, 2010 -