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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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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Does the “canonical name” in DNS make any difference to search engines?

Some of our sites are setup with an "a record" to an IP address and some are setup as a cname of a server that then has an "a name" to the same server IP. I want it to be consistent. Which is the ...
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How do I setup a permanent redirect from one domain to another?

I have a domain, say www.example.com which is redirected to a website built in Google Sites. I don't want different search engines treat example.com as a different site from www.example.com. How do I ...
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Any alternative to CNAME records for the root domain?

I have couple domain names which I wanted to park the domain with Bodis. But I also need their subdomain to be available for me for email access (i.e. mail.example.com). The domain is registered via ...
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getting CDN images indexed with Google

I have somewhere close to 500,000 user-uploaded images hosted on a Cloudfront CDN -- separate from our main host (exampledomain.com). Up until this point, few of them have been getting indexed at the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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CNAME to S3 returns the S3 URL

I've setup a static website on S3 under a www.mydomain.com bucket. I also created a CNAME record for it in Namecheap looking like this: Type: CNAME Record Host: www Value: www.mydomain.com.s3-...
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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 own....
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How to have domain point to github pages?

So I have a domain registered with 1&1 and I recently decided to create my website using GitHub pages. I added as GitHub told me to, but how can I make my domain point to my GitHub page?
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Getting a 404 error after configuring a CNAME alias for a subdomain

So I'm using hostinger and a freedns service from afraid.org, but I can't figure how to make correct CNAME setting. I want to point a subdomain I have created in freedns to my hostinger link of my ...
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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 limited number of subdomains to a subdirectory using DNS?

I have taken my domain Freenom.com (a domain provider) and hosted it on Sixserve.com (a hosting service). The problem is that this hosting service allows only 3 sub-domains for per hosting plan, and I ...
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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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DNS redirect for domain to subdomain

What I am looking to do is to redirect all traffic from www.domain.com to www1.domain.com(subdomain of domain.com) via DNS. I am attempting to move from a local server (domain.com) to a GoDaddy ...
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“CNAME record already exists in the zone” when creating SPF txt records

I am setting up mailgun.com to use with my website. But when I add dns record with type txt name www.example.com and value v=spf1 include:mailgun.org ~all as suggested in mailgun setup: I get 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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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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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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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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Configure 3 domains in CloudFlare, with 2 redirecting to the first one, for a wordpress installation in openshift

My friend has 3 domains: example.com example.com.cc example.com.co The website is hosted at OpenShift and it's already redirecting example.com to it (using the guide in this answer). So far, so ...
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Client Provided CName record redirecting/forwarding to my domain with masking

I am looking for a solution to an issue that I have. In my scenario, I have a CName record provided by a client, www.example.com. When the user types in www.example.com, I need to redirect them to www....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 https://sites.google.com/...
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How to update nameservers for my domain

I've registered for a CloudFlare CDN and enabled it for my domain. Now CloudFlare asks me to use two specific nameservers that they assigned to my domain, e.g. nameserver-address-1.com nameserver-...
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Set up DNS name servers for WP Engine

I have set up my blog on WP Engine, and have been given a CNAME. My domain name is registered with CrazyDomains, and currently the name servers are pointing to Linode servers (where the blog was ...
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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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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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mod_rewrite: rewriting http://$SOMETHING.app.example.com/ to http://www.example.com/app/$SOMETHING

I'm trying to make http://$SOMETHING.app.example.com/ transparently rewrite to http://www.example.com/app/$SOMETHING. The config below is giving me a 404 and I'm not sure why. ServerName www.example....
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How to allow customers their own subdomain address to our web app?

We have a webapp and companies can customize the look and feel. Now we'd like them to be able to make the app part of their existing website by allowing them custom subdomains. For example: Our app ...
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Can I stop Google and other search engines indexing my subdomain, when subdomain is 3rd party owned? [duplicate]

I've just looked up my website in Google, to see if the sitemap had changed to reflect some new content and pages, and I have a bit of a problem. I use a third-party hosted toolset, which is linked ...
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How to set up wildcard subdomain CNAME records for a multi-tenant app?

We are trying to point a heroku staging app (something.herokuapp.com) to a subdomain on our domain (staging.company.com). Everything else on the domain (*.company.com) goes to our previous production ...
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Heroku App custom domain, forwarding from goDaddy & getting different behavior for `www.example.com` vs `example.com`

I have deployed an app on heroku - http://appsparkler.heroku.com and created a custom domain for it - www.appsparkler.com Then, from goDaddy, where I have purchased this domain name appsparkler.com, ...
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CNAME to direct one domain to another

I have three unique domains. Let's call them domain1.com, domain2.com and domain3.com. They all need to go to the same website, which I am serving with domain1.com. Can I just create CNAME records ...
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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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I have a CNAME for www, how do I redirect root domain there?

My DNS setup is rather simple: a CNAME for www, default (registrar's) nameservers for the root. Now I want to redirect from the root domain to www, which I thought would be a simple task, but it's ...