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    What, exactly, is "Domain Cloaking"?

    What, exactly, is "Domain Cloaking"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    What, exactly, is "Domain Cloaking"?
    Many individuals and small companies have webspace as part of their Internet connection. However they don't want to run a site called something like: mydomain.some-isp.com, because it doesn't look professional and it causes problems if the person moves their Internet Service Provider (ISP). A cheap and cheerful solution is to buy a domain from a domain registry. When a user connects to the website: www.mydomain.com, the domain registry sends a special message to the browser called a Moved Temporarily redirect containing the address of the real webserver. The browser will then connect to this address.

    The Uniform Resource Locator in the browser's address toolbar will be that of the ISP hosted website, not the domain hosted by the registry. This has a number of disadvantages. Search engines will see two domains, anyone linking to the site will be confused as to which domain to use and for businesses it looks unprofessional. Most domain registries offer a solution called Domain Cloaking, Masked or Stealth Redirection. The term Domain Cloaking often causes confusion with Page Cloaking.

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    Domain cloaking is giving a different link or often shorter that someone can click on than the original full link. Both links in that instance will take the person to the same page. Domain Cloakers are also called link cloakers, and the terms are often used interchangeably.

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    Domain cloaking is the process of hiding a web page from one or more visitors. Cloaking is used to hide complex web pages from search engine spiders (and replace the web page with a less complex search engine friendly page) and to protect web page software from unwanted visitors.
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    Hi,
    From a Google perspective it doesn't matter as all the domains point to the same set of pages, therefore they will all be identical. Google will "choose" one of the domains to index and all the others will effectively be ignored, thereby providing you with no advantage.

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    Cloaking is a spamming search engine optimization (SEO) technique that some webmasters use to show the content of their sites to the search engine spider so they could rank higher for their keywords, and they show something else to the visitors.

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    I haven't heard of domain clocking but I think it is related to hiding domain name and forwarding other domain name as well.
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    Any kind of clocking is not good in SEO, so you should avoid these techniques for better result, I would say..

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    When the user of web site is hidden from actual page of the site from viewer in their browser is called Domain Cloaked. for example if you type a site name http://abc.com but instant of that site open other site whose name is http://www.xyz.com is called domain cloaked.

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