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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Require CNAME / Direct Access 404

I own the domain example.com. I am hosting my website at example.altervista.org. I have setup a CNAME which transparently redirects example.com to example.altervista.org. How can I issue a 404 Not ...
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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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What are the pros and cons of a shorter vs. longer web site name [duplicate]

This may seem like splitting hairs, but I'm vacillating between giving my site a short name (the short version of the site title), or a long name (the full name). The short name would be six ...
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CNAME Redirect to Google Places Page?

I see a way to do this with Google Apps, Google Websites, etc, but the straight Google Places URL isn't accepted in a CNAME value (my current understanding is that it has to be a subdomain). Is there ...
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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 ...
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How can I point wildcard domains to a folder in Apache?

I am developing an app using PHP and deploying it on Apache on the Amazon AWS environment. This app requires to be made available to customers from their own chosen domain name? How can I achieve ...
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Do I need a subdomain or CNAME?

I have a domain with Godaddy (mysite.com) which is pointing to my AWS EC2 box. Now I need a launchpad link on my website so that if the user clicks on it it would point to launch.mysite.com This ...
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How can I remove the security/malicious user warning from my website?

I have a domain name tradespring.net, and www.tradespring.net that redirect to my Heroku app with a CNAME record. However when I first try to access these sites it gives me a malicious warning. ...
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if i change the cname of my site to point to tumblr will any .htaccess file i upload to the root be over ridden?

If i upload a .htaccess file to the root of my domain but then point the domains cname at tumblr will the contents of the .htaccess file be over ridden by tumblrs htacess file ?
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CNAME | A-Record | MX Record | Problems

I have a domain (e.g. domain1.com) and I only want to CNAME re-point the A-Record to domain2.com CNAME re-pointing will affect both A-Record and MX-Record. I do not want to affect the MX record, but ...
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Why is there a form which allows us to redirect our naked domain, yet it does nothing?

In Google Apps Domain Management, There is a page for me to change how my naked domain http://example.com is redirected. However, in that page, it tells me You must change the A-record at your domain ...
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Which method is better to add “www.” before domain name

I have search through Google and found 2 methods to add www before domain name. First is by adding a CNAME and second is using rewrite mod in .htaccess file. I just want to know which method is ...
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Can I point a CNAME to a subpage on Google Sites?

Simple question: I followed the instructions and now I have a CNAME pointing www.mydomain.com to my Google Sites site. I want to add another, pointing mike.mydomain.com to ...