Helpie FAQ

  • What are misleading domain names?

    Misleading domain names are domain names that are similar to a well-known brand or trademark, and they are intended to deceive or mislead users. They may be used for phishing attacks, scams, or other fraudulent activities.

  • Can you get a stolen domain name back?

    If your domain name has been stolen, you may be able to recover it by taking legal action and proving that you are the rightful owner of the domain.

  • Who keeps track of domain names?

    Domain names are managed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and its contracted parties, the domain name registrars.

  • Can you get sued for a domain name?

    Yes, if someone else owns the trademark for a name and you register that name as a domain, they are legally entitled to sue you for trademark infringement.

  • Do domain names get stolen?

    Yes, domain names can be stolen, either by hacking into the owner’s account or through social engineering tactics.

  • What happens if someone buys your domain?

    If someone buys your domain name, the ownership is transferred completely to the new owner, and they can do whatever they want with the domain.

  • Can I use a fake name to register a domain?

    Some domain registrars allow the use of fake or anonymous information, while others require identifying information.

  • Can anyone see who owns a domain?

    Yes, the information of the owner of a domain can be found through a WHOIS search – a public database that lists the registrant’s contact information.

  • Is it possible to buy a domain anonymously?

    Yes, it is possible to buy a domain anonymously by using privacy services, Cryptocurrencies, proxies, and virtual private networks (VPN).

  • What happens to my website when I transfer my domain?

    When you transfer your domain, the website associated with it will be accessible via the new domain name. This means that the website’s content, files, and databases will be moved to the new domain. However, any links and bookmarks that people have saved with the old domain name will no longer work unless you set up proper URL redirects from the old URLs to the new URLs. It is important to properly manage and redirect the URLs to avoid any duplicate content issues that may negatively impact your website’s SEO.

  • Does domain transfer cost money?

    Yes, transferring a domain name from one registrar to another usually involves a cost, However  the fee varies depending on the domain registrar. This fee typically includes an additional year of domain registration.

  • Do WordPress domains expire?

    WordPress itself does not register or own domains, it only provides a platform to create and manage websites. Therefore, WordPress domains do not expire. However, you do need to register a domain with a domain registrar and pay a yearly fee to keep your domain name. Domain registration is typically good for a period of one to ten years, depending on the registrar and the domain extension. It’s important to keep track of your domain registration and renew it before it expires to avoid losing your domain name, which could impact your website’s online presence and SEO.

  • Can I have 3 domains for one website?

    Yes, it is possible to have three domains for one website by using the domain mapping feature of WordPress. However, having multiple domains for one website can create issues with duplicate content, which can negatively impact your SEO. Therefore, it’s important to properly manage and redirect the URLs to avoid any duplicate content issues that may result from having multiple domains for one website.

    META Description:  When you intend to migrate a WordPress site to a new domain, it might seem like a daunting task. However, you can follow our step-by-step guide to make it much easier.

  • Can I move my WordPress site to another domain?

    Yes, you can move your WordPress site to another domain using the proper migration process. This involves exporting your site’s content, setting up a new domain, importing your site’s content to the new domain, redirecting URLs, and notifying Google of the change. It’s important to follow the proper steps to ensure that your website’s data and SEO are not lost during the migration process.

  • How can I migrate my website without losing SEO?

    To migrate your website without losing SEO, you should follow these steps:

    • Set up proper 301 redirects.
    • Notify Google that you have moved your website using the Google Search Console.
    • Update your website’s internal links.
    • Update your sitemap and submit it to Google.
  • What is an SSL certificate and how can I get one?

    SSL certificate stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It creates a secure bond between your website and the server which allows you to send and receive information in a secure way. To get an SSL certificate, you can check our range of SSL Certificate plans

  • Can I use Cryptocurrency to pay for web hosting?

    Yes, you can, we accept payments using Bitcoin and a range of chosen Altcoins as well. 

  • What is the difference between VPS hosting and dedicated server hosting?

    In VPS hosting, a server is shared by multiple users, however, virtualization technology is utilized to allocate specific resources to each website. On the other hand, in dedicated server hosting, a server (or a set of servers) is fully dedicated to one website. 

  • Which web hosting type is suitable for a start-up?

    Choosing the most suitable hosting type for your website depends on so many factors such as; the expected traffic, the security layers you need and the level of control you want to have on your website. Contact us with your inquiry and we will be happy to guide you through.

  • What criteria do I need to look for while choosing my hosting service provider?

    When you choose your web hosting provider you need to make sure that it has available tech support, highly rated customer reviews, and optimum security levels to protect your data against hacking threats.

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