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A CNAME record or Canonical Name record is a type of resource record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that specifies that the domain name is an alias of another, canonical domain name.

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Will serving the same content from two different domain names (using DNS CNAME records) hurt SEO?

I'm considering setting up a mobile website. This site will be hosted on someone else's server with a domain such as: mysite.theirsite.com My issue is that currently, mysite.com is decently ranked ...
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Would a redirect from “/” to “http://www.mydomain.com” (to add the www) delist a site?

I am taking over a site for a client, and their SERP is very low for no obvious reason. I found that there is a 301 that looks like this: Redirect 301 / http://www.mydomain.org/ When I look at the ...
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Pointing a domain name to a webpage

I'm hosting a project page on github at somedude.github.io/thingeroo and I own the thingeroo.com domain name (through 1&1.com). I know that I can set up a CNAME to point from thingeroo.com to ...
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CName redirects to www.domain.com but not to http://domain.com [closed]

I moved a site to WP Engine. I changed the zone file cname to point to the wpengine domain. So now I can access www.mysite.com, but I cannot access http://mysite.com (takes me to godaddy no site ...
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How to connect my custom domain to github.io

What should I do to see my github.io page content when I enter mydomain.com into browser address bar? I have a custom .com domain and a Jekyll generated webpage at username.github.io/repositoryname. ...
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How do I access subdirectories from a URL Frame

I'm using Namecheap as my registrar, and I'm hosting my page with Microsoft Azure using a linux instance. The page is hosted at <mysite>.cloudapp.net. If I change the CNAME www record within ...
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Good, or Bad? 'www A Record (IPv4)' - “website has a CName Record.”

Question #1: One DNS Look-up service I use states: (BTW, moodle.org is not my website!) Your website www.moodle.org does not have CName Record which is good. Why is this "good"? Introduction ...
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Managing DNS records for server failover with cname records

I currently have 2 servers with identical files for a number of websites in 2 different locations. One has fast internet access but is regularly offline whereas the other is always on and has slower ...
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Pointing one domain to the other using CNAME and keeping localization

Would I be able to have domain b.com point to a.com/xyz but for the user it should still appear as b.com? I won't be having any content on domain b.com it'll all be hosted on a.com and a.com/xyz ...
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Domain redirect to go daddy shared ip account via IP through an A NAME change

A customers IT department wants to point their domain to a site I've created for them which is hosted on a share GoDaddy account. It's not my primary domain but is a site in a sub directory of its ...
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multiple shared hosting accounts hosting different subdomains of same addon domain?

I have two shared hosting accounts, each with limited storage space: HostingAccountA with 'PrimaryDomainA', and HostingAccountB with 'PrimaryDomainB'. A negligible amount of storage is being used ...
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Domain registrar that offers CNAME settings [closed]

I have looked and couldn't find one. Please recommend a domain registrar on which you can change CNAME settings without having a hosting account. I have to change CNAME setting for my domain to make ...
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Forward subdomain to a new URL but retain the URL entered by the user - Bigrock

I have my static website hosted on bigrock.com.. (xyz.com). I recently created a webapp which I am hosting on Amazon AWS. I wanted my subdomain sub.xyz.com to be redirected to the app deployed on AWS. ...
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Difference between CNAME and SUBDOMAIN

What is the difference between a CNAME and a Subdomain? I understand that the a cname (the left side of a domain) can point to the domain, so you can two different urls point to the same address, ie. ...
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DNS CNAME domain.tld, email address problem

After having bought a domain (example.tld) without webspace, I want to let this point to my other domain called (myhomepage.somefreehoster.com). I know this will work using DNS CNAME record and when ...
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redirect www to non-www (CNAME needed?)

I want to redirect http://www.mywebsite.com to http://mywebsite.com. I would like to avoid duplicated content. Is 301 redirect in nginx sufficent? Is it needed for me to add a CNAME record? My ...
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Why doesn't my domain resolve to the hostname CNAME/ALIAS I've specified?

I have a domain set with a CNAME alias to point to Heroku, but it is not resolving. Here is a link to a screenshot: http://awesomescreenshot.com/03226ntoc4 And here is the output from nslookup: $ ...
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Do I set a DNS A Record for the new GitHub Pages to use their CDN?

GitHub updated their Pages service for custom domains yesterday and I'm not clear on one small detail. They recommend a CNAME record for www.example.com but do not recommend using A records for the ...
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Changing subdomain url to new root url issue (404)

I have a blog on a subdomain technotes.tostaky.biz and I want to move it to a new URL: www.mytechnotes.biz. Of course, I want to redirect technotes.tostaky.biz to www.mytechnotes.biz. ...
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What's the difference between my nameserver and CNAME settings?

I have purchased a domain name(mxsoup.net) through GoDaddy, and it is just parked. In order to set up my custom URL for my SourceAudio site, they give me the following instructions: In order to ...
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Using CNAME to point a subdomain to a CDN, will that affect SEO of the subdomain?

I want to install a CDN service on a subdomain of my site. Since the service requires the subdomain to use CNAME (to point to their servers), will that affect the SEO of the subdomain? I know that ...
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301 redirect conflicts with cname redirect for both naked and www URL

Client had created a cname redirect for their www url which goes to their new web address, they were told to create a 301 redirect for the naked url but it's conflicting with the cname and the www url ...
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SEO impact of using CNAME host both naked and www URL

I have been told I can have two A records on my domain, one with www and one without. However, I have been told can cause SEO issues because google will take it as duplicate content. However when I ...
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Tumblr custom subdomain stoped working

I have added my custom .tk subdomain to Tumblr. My DNS setup for this domain looks like this: A - mydomain.tk - xx.xxx.xxx.xxx ; MX - mydomain.tk - xxxxxx.pamx1.hotmail.com ; ...
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SEO value of external root domains that use CNAME to point back to original domain

I have DOMAIN A. A partner on DOMAIN B creates subdomain.DOMAIN-B.com. The subdomain is a CNAME record that masks beer.DOMAIN-A.com. So when a user visits subdomain.DOMAIN-B.com, they see content ...
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How to forward emails to my custom domain to my Gmail account?

I bought a domain without webspace and want to forward emails to that domain to my Gmail account. But I don't receive any emails which are send there, not even a return-to-sender-email. I also tried ...
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Setting CNAME confusion

I don't get how CNAME DNS records work. I always thought setting bar.example.org. CNAME foo.example.com. would let me request bar.example.org and receive foo.example.com while I own the ...
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Using mixed A-Type and CNAME

A (IPv4 Adresszeiger) doc.domain.de. IN A 301 to domain.atlassian.net jira.domain.de. IN A 23.23.xx.xx domain.de. IN A 301 to www.domain.de work.domain.de. IN A ...
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map a sub page of a domain to google sites

I control a subpage of a site: economics.university.edu/summerschool I have access to CNAME, etc. However I want to use Google sites to create the site and then map the URL above to my Google site. ...
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Domain mapping issues

I have two domain names - .com & .co.uk bought with 123-reg and just one student Windows hosting pack associated with the .co.uk domain. The .com domain is the main one which people would be ...
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blah.com works, www.blah.com doesn't

I've found many a common question but unfortunately none of them really directly answered my inquiry, below is a copy paste of the info I am provided by xname.org I've replaced my .com with blah.com, ...
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How does pointing a domain via a CNAME record affect the SEO?

We are contemplating pointed secondary domains to a primary domain via CName records to keep things simple for our customers but we are concerned that this will negatively affect SEO. How does ...
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Tumblr custom domain not redirecting properly

I decided to host my blog at Tumblr, using their custom domain setup (http://blog.smokingfishgames.com/ instead of http://smokingfishgames.tumblr.com). However, it's been 72 hours and I'm still ...
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CNAME: does a cname change the url that the browser displays?

I have a web site www.somewhere.com and I want the alias fr.somewhere.com. I set up a CNAME record for www.somewhere.com alias fr.somewhere.com. When a user types in http://fr.somewhere.com in their ...
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website won't work without www. on 123-reg [duplicate]

I've got a website that works with my custom domain name with the www. but when I type it in without the www. it doesn't show up, and I've had customers wondering if my website is down because of ...
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Redirecting www.foo.example.com to foo.example.com

I have a Cpanel web hosting account and have created a subdomain which redirects to an IP address of a different server (Windows IIS) by creating an A record. I don't have control of the Windows ...
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Redirecting WWW.website.com to website.com

I ranked my site at Nibble.com and i was going through everything, checking for ways to improve my website, and I noticed that www.website.com was classed as a duplicate of website.com. How do I ...
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How to handle CNAME host redirect to virtual directory?

I have an internal website and virtual directory http://server2012/logs. I created a CNAME on my DNS server as LOGS -> server2012. I would like to set it up so that http://LOGS redirects to ...
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Make all subdomains point to root unless otherwise specified

I'd like all subdomains that aren't being used for anything else to go straight to my domain. ns1.mydomain.com. A 198.123.44.55 ns2.mydomain.com. A 198.123.44.66 *.mydomain.com. CNAME ...
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Problems Using CloudFlare On Blogger

Here's the situation. I got a TLD for my blogger blog and set it up using the instructions from blogger. Blogger asks to: Add two CNAME records. For the first CNAME, where it says Name, Label or ...
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Google Blogger Website CName and/or Text File Issues

I have a blogger Blog website and I would like to have it show up on my company website. I have read a couple articles out there on how to do it. A hand full of them talk about using FTP which is old ...
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Forwarding non-www domain to other domain using DNS

Is it possible to forward firstdomain.com to www.seconddomain.com or seconddomain.com using purely DNS records? I know how to forward www.firstdomain.com to seconddomain.com (using a CNAME). What I ...
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Redirection based on user's location

I'm about to redirect my French users from mysite.com to mysite.fr. Is it possible using DNS CNAME records or should I write some GEOLocation codes to do that? I will appreciate any other ideas. ...
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More confusion over SEO Cname and 301 redirect

Previous answers on this topic don't really help me with my query, so any help appreciated for a bit of a newbie. I have a new domain "domain#1.mobi" Its hosted with godaddy and has a cname and ...
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Toggle CNAME entries using PHP?

Is it possible with PHP to dynamically toggle CNAME entries? For example I have two mirrors with media to be served on my website. Mirror 1 has a monthly bandwidth cap so upon reaching it I want to ...
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How to Configure Name Servers using Webmin in Unmanaged VPS on Centos

I want to configure my site's name servers and all related stuff. I'm not able to find any good documentation steps to do it straight-forwardly without understanding the natty-gritty of this. I wish I ...
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CNAME cross subdomain mapping problem

I have the exact same problem as this but I don't understand the solution. I have 2 different domain name(with different hosting/provider) domain-one.com and domain-two.com which I want ...
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I want to host clients' websites, but not their email. What's the easiest way to handle this? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I leave mail at the registrar while serving the web from host? My company lets non-technical users build their own niche industry websites on our server, which we ...
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Root Domain Redirects Incorrectly To Https instead of to WWW

Why do visits to my website work without "www", but not to specific pages on it? I recently moved my website to a new webhost, RedHat's OpenShift (a PAAS). It requires using Cname records to setup ...
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Domain Redirect to another using CNAME Record

I have a Domain, lets say maindom.com, now I want to have another Domain, lets say secdom.com to point to maindom.com such that all the URL's leads to maindom.com. I want to do this with the help of ...