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Tag: Domain

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A domain is a unique Internet address for websites that is readable by humans. When working with domains and domain name system (DNS) management, it is helpful to understand what is a fully qualified domain name (FQDN). This article will help explain the concept of an FQDN and what makes up a domain name.

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Your domain is the most important part of your web presence. Recognizing this, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has requirements in place that help keep domain transfers secure. Of course, following these requirements means that transferring domains takes a few more steps than you might otherwise think. Here are the steps for transferring domains to and from Liquid Web:

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What is an EPP Code?

Posted on by Andrew "Fish" Popowich | Updated:
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When you have control over a domain name it grants you several extremely powerful options such as renewing it, canceling it, and pointing inbound traffic to a location of your choosing. Because of the long-term impact all of these changes could have, Registrars (such as eNom and GoDaddy) take security very seriously. What does this mean for you? If you want to transfer a domain to a new Registrar, you are going to need the authorization code from the current Registrar and that takes the form of the EPP Code.

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You may have noticed, when transferring a website, that the URL is still stuck on the old site even though you have changed the virtual host file to reflect the new domain name. Or you may see the URL entirely greyed out in your WordPress portal. This mismatch can happen if you can’t change the URL within WordPress to reflect the new site name. In this tutorial, we will show you how to change the URL through the database.

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SSL certificates have become a de facto part of every website. If you don’t yet have an SSL on your site to encrypt data, you should. Rather than showing an extra layer of security on sites protected by SSL, modern browsers instead now display a warning when a website does not have an SSL, essentially requiring sites to maintain their positive image.

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When you host at Liquid Web you can use our DNS servers to manage all of your domains. Even the ones you bought through other registrars.

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What Are Domains?

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Domains create your address on the internet. When you own a domain, you can tell people to go to the URL mysite.com and they will see whatever content you’ve associated with that domain. Every domain name is matched to an IP address and follows the Domain Name System (DNS).

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Websites hosted on subdomains make up a large subsection of the internet. If you own a domain you can create as many subdomains as you want with it. This can be useful when you want to create isolated sections of your websites with specific functions. Creating subdomains is useful if you want to have an online store, blog, or forum.

For example if you own domain.com then you can create:

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When setting up your new website with Liquid Web it’s often beneficial to use our DNS servers. If you’ve purchased your domain through a 3rd party registrar then we are not able to assist with DNS issues. By using our DNS servers this will allow our Support Team to provide DNS assistance for the domain.

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Once you have ordered Cloud Sites control panel it will be added to your Liquid Web account. From this point, you can add websites to the control panel to begin developing and managing them on Cloud Sites.

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