DNS is the Domain Name System, a hierarchical, distributed database where the keys are domain names.

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How are web applications like Tumblr, WordPress,com and Blogspot able to create subdomains for users so fast?

I am curious as to how web-applications are able to create sub-domains instantly for new users, for example, newuser.wordpress.com, or example.blogspot.com. If I need to create a new subdomain for a ...
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Browser shows ip address instead of my domain name

I recently bought a domain name from GoDaddy. I have a web server running in google cloud with a static IP. In the DNS config in GoDaddy, I added an A record (@ -> To Static IP of the google cloud ...
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Google's CDN query [on hold]

When using a CDN where a FQDN resolves to a CDN hosted IP, is it possible that different websites will be hosted simultaneously on that same IP relying on the host-header (& SNI for HTTPS) to ...
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Multiple Domains pointing to one site

Newbie here so please excuse me if this has been asked in a different way. My friend has 3 domain names lets say example.com, example.net and example.org. They were not using the .com and .net. I was ...
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Changed DNS server for my domain and now host displays “waiting registry domain creation ack”

I changed the DNS server for my ".it" domain name which is managed by OVH. Now the DNS change operation is on hold with a waiting registry domain creation ack message. What does this message mean? ...
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Can email be hosted by a different company when the domain is registered with GoDaddy, and the site is hosted with Wix?

I registered a domain name with GoDaddy and I changed the DNS to point to my site on wix.com (my host). I don't have email with GoDaddy or Wix, but I have a hosting account with RS Hosting (cPanel). ...
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Cannot remove nameservers in GoDaddy when moving away from their hosting to external hosting

I will try to describe as best I can: I have a GoDaddy hosting that came with a free domain name. I am now aware how bad GoDaddy is and have purchased hosting elsewhere, I need to change the DNS on ...
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Redirect an invalid subdomain to the main subdomain

I've just started hosting a master-server service for the game Crysis Wars, in order to replace the failed GameSpy service. The subdomain for the service is master.example.com, but I however want any ...
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Gmail rejects mails via ipv6 as Spam

Sometimes when I send from my server, I get the following response from Gmail (IP masked by me) : host aspmx.l.google.com[2a00:1450:4013:c00::1a] said: 550-5.7.1 [2a01:**:**:**::2 12] Our system ...
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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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Set DNS subdomain manually

I am using the Zpanel v10.1.1 + CentOS 6.5 after setup all, I transfer all mysql databases, files and then domain. All working perfectly. But I am stucked at subdomain, when we create a main domain ...
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Naked domain subdirectories/files redirect to root www

I have a 301 Redirect setup for my naked domain (something.com) to redirect to the www subdomain (www.something.com). However, I'm running into an issue I didn't foresee: when someone links to, for ...
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Website looks different on my connection compared to others

Ok, so this is quite a strange thing, the godaddy guy had no clue what I was talking about. Yesterday I bought a domain and set the nameservers to a webhost, my website was working, I then switched ...
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DNS to a free webhosting service [closed]

I have a website which I host on a free hosting service (www.dhost.info) under a sub-domain of the hoster's website and I use a free URL forwarding service (www.dot.tk) to get a simple URL. Besides ...
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How did you set up your DNS records for an Azure Cloud Application

I would like some advice. I want to be able to have my zone apex and also www point to a cloud application that is running on Azure. Should I use: CNAME www.xx.com > ...
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Tumblr disabled custom domain for using CloudFlare

I have a Tumblr blog which uses a custom domain. Yesterday I tried to add CloudFlare to it which was a terrible mistake. Apparently Tumblr does not support Cloudflare and will therefore disable ...
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Setting up host records

I just purchased a domain with crazy domains. I'm trying to figure out if I need to pay for the advanced DNS services. There is an option to set host records. As a test, I tried redirecting it to ...
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How to identify and control which CDN location serves my website?

I have configured Akamai CDN for my site. I need to know which CDN location is used when I load my site. Is it possible to specify the CDN location to use? Can we by-pass the Akamai CDN so that site ...
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Domain DNS propagation and resolution issue

I bought a domain from Bigrock and then updated its DNS name servers with my friend’s GoDaddy Windows Server. The DNS was updated and the propagation was completed in around 4 hrs I think. Later, we ...
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Block a random domain pointing at my dedicated IP

I have a random domain name which has it's A record going to my dedicated IP. Therefore duplicating content. Is there a way I can disable the domain at IP level maybe in iptables? I have a .htaccess ...
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I just moved entire website to a new server, but am still getting traffic to my old one (caching issue?)

I just sold a website, so I transferred everything to new owners' server. The name servers are now pointing to his server as well. I also replaced all of my Adsense tags with the buyers'. However, I'm ...
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How to setup www domain but show the domain without www in address bar [duplicate]

I have setup www.typeocaml.com and typeocaml.com both working. But what I want is that if a user type www.typeocaml.com in the address bar, browser loads the website, but display typeocaml.com. It ...
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Not receiving email sent from PHP mail() after cPanel migration?

I just moved my site example.com from one host to another by cPanel account backup and restore. Name servers are changed a few hours ago. info@example.com is hosted at Google apps with MX records ...
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How to fix separate virtual hosts serving intermingled content?

I tried to search Google for one of my domains. I'm hosting multiple different websites on a VPS account, they are obviously sharing the same IP address. To my surprise, the search results on one of ...
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Add domain to VPS (DNS?)

I have a VPS and some domains. I want to add one of my domains to the VPS. My VPS provider has send me his Nameservers like ns1.example.com and ns2.example.com and I changed these DNS records in my ...
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On Cloudflare, pointing homepage to one host and the rest of the website to another

I'm managing my domain with Cloudflare. Is it possible, and if so how, to point only the homepage (frontpage) to one host and the rest of the application to another?
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How do domain names get into WHOIS database and which databases get updated for each domain?

The WHOIS query and response protocol is widely used for databases holding various Internet resources like IPv4 assignments, IPv6 assignments, AS numbers and RIR (for example ARIN in USA or RIPE in ...
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Difference between domain reseller and domain registrar?

I have heard terms "domain reseller" and "domain registrar" and that "domain registrar" is better than "domain reseller". What is the difference between the two?
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What are the roles of IANA and ICANN in relation to domain names?

I am aware that IANA is a department of ICANN, but how are their roles divided? IANA should allocate IPv4 and IPv6 addresses to RIR's, allocate AS number ranges to RIR's and administrates the root ...
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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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Where do whois servers get their data and can a site owner control the info about their site?

I have doing some searching on how whois actually works and I still don't have a clear understanding on how it works. Say I am running a whois server, how would I then procure all the names of the ...
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How can old versions of websites be appearing on the web?

All websites in the freeserve.co.uk and fsnet.co.uk domains (e.g. www.divdev.fsnet.co.uk/scicaf.htm which has an update date on the page) sometimes show their latest version but sometimes show their ...
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How can I create lots of sub-domains each one with its own IP address?

I have an application that has a lot of worker servers, and the servers number is increasing with time, I want to assign a sub-domain for each one of these servers, for example: srv1.domain.com ... ...
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1and1.com SPF records with 3rd party DNS

Putting this out there in case it helps someone else. My Google results on this didn't yield any direct hits. I needed a cheap replacement email host, and picked 1and1.com. I rapidly found that ...
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Website with traffic must shut down, should I redirect?

I have a website with a good amount of traffic but I must shut down this website. I have another website that is not very well ranked on Google. Is there something I could do to help my second ...
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Amazon EC2 Ubuntu instance setting up domain name

I had a domain transferred to amazon using their Rout 53. at the begining when i went to the IP address 54.69.253.182, or ec2-54-69-253-182.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com my site would show up. ...
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JSF DNS Server configuration with Namecheap [duplicate]

I currently have a website that I built and am hosting it on port 8080. I finally finished everything that I wanted and want to deploy it. I created a namecheap account and paid for a year service. I ...
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Why would my website not work for a handful of people only?

I've just helped move a site from one server to another and updated the DNS servers and settings as well. It's been a month or more since the DNS changes, and has been working fine for almost everyone ...
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2 domain names with 1 IP address in a server

I want to change my web site domain name but still want to use the same IP address of the website. I want to make the change that both old name and new name are accessible for 6 months. After 6 ...
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how to map a file path to a ip address

I want to map a path to a domain and the most easy way i can think of is to try to map a path a ip and map that ip to a domain in the windows hosts file.But i don't know how to map a path to a ip.
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Point custom domain to single webpage hosted on Dropbox

I have a static html page that I would like to host in Dropbox's public folder and make accessible by a domain of mine, e.g example.org. The html page has the following url structure ...
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How Do I Contact a Domain Owner Who Doesnt Use Email? (Private Registration)

So there is this .com USA based domain set up wrong and is dumping traffic onto our DNS. This domain is privatized with namecheap whois masking, and since it's wrong routing, I can't send emails ...
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Mapping a path to a domain on a local server

I am hosting a local web server for testing using EasyPHP, but I want to map a path to a local domain. For example, c:/www/Blog to blog.app or c:/www/CMS to cms.app. I have tried searching on Google ...
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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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Domain on NameCheap, Hosting on GoDaddy: Redirect Loop

I tried searching, but since I'm pretty new to networking I may not have used to right keywords, so I apologize if I missed the answer. My friend owns a domain friendsmusic.com and I have hosting at ...
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How to make my website resolve to https [closed]

As of right now if I type: example.com I'll get http://example.com. I have all the pages set to use HTTPS and after clicking on any link it will start using HTTPS. Is there something I need to change? ...
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Why is my email address appearing in my domain's DNS zone?

So I was looking through my DNS records and I found something strange. The email address I used to setup cPanel/WHM with was: william@example.com, So I went to DNS functions -> Edit DNS zone, ...
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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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Is Google using DNS records to find websites?

I have recently created a subdomain for testing my changes on a live server. Today I have found that Google has indexed nearly a third of this test domain. How did Google find this test subdomain? ...
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2nd domain name pointing to 1st only works on some machines

I have 2 domain names. example.com is associated with the site and server and works fine. I want to point example.net to the same site and server. To do this I have example.net as a Domain Alias in ...