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

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Pointing Domain to VPS

I'm trying to point my domain name that's registered through HostGator to my Windows VPS registered through GoDaddy. I'm using Plesk 11 as my Control Panel. I was reading this article from GoDaddy: ...
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Should I register the domain name that has not popular top level domain name

Lets say for example you want to register domain name assembly.com or assembly.net and find out that they are already registered(not available). Would you go with the domain name assemb.ly in such ...
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Domain bidding. The seller of the domain has failed to respond

I was trying to place a bid on domain trough sedo.com and got such response: We regret to inform you that the seller of the domain has failed to respond to your bid in spite of our repeated ...
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Need help to understand the status of domain

Hi guys may be some one can help me to understand that DNS record: Registrar: GODADDY.COM, LLC Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com Name Server: ...
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How do you test non-live sites before switching DNS?

I have a few websites that I need to move to a new server - how would I test that they work before switching DNS? What URL would I navigate to?
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Minimize downtime moving from godaddy to route 53

I have an A record in GoDaddy pointing to my web server. I want to move this now to Route 53. The last time I did this it took almost 48 hours to propagate. I think because of the order I did things. ...
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Site very slow when viewed from china

My site is very slow when viewed from china. I have used this tool for testing: http://www.dotcom-monitor.com/WebTools/website-speed-test.aspx This is the result Shangai - waterfall only the ...
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Does the DNS lookup result mean that my nameserver is pointed nowhere?

I changed my domain's nameservers, but I don't think the change was processed correctly. Can anyone help me understand the result below "AFTER"? In my registrant's control panel, I change the name ...
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How do I turn 'off' a (hosted) domain's web server while leaving email in tact?

I have a web hosting account at HostGator (for a domain registered with GoDaddy), where I would like to only use email, and completely turn off the website/webserver (for that domain), such that it ...
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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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Should a domain be accessible via IP as well?

I have a domain which is accessible through the domain name of course. However, it seats on a unique IP, as it is hosted on a VPS. But I can't access it through that unique IP (I'm getting into a ...
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Websites sharing the same IP address

I have always been confused by the idea that multiple websites sharing the same IP address. I mean if there is a webserver out there that has an IP address. I can simply key in this IP address with ...
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DNS - domain conflict?

I was given two domains: domain.com & domain.info (they are on GoDaddy). And I was also given two servers, 107.105.38.99 - Rails app and 107.107.90.17 - Wordpress platform, on Digital Ocean. ...
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New site created in subdomain, how to move it as a production site and not a subdomain anymore

We have a site www.site.com using ip 123.456.789 and we have a newly design website running from a test run subdomain testrun.site.com using ip 987.654.321. Now the newly designed website is done. It ...
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Best compromise for low DNS TTL for failover, versus high TTL to reduce DNS lookup time

We're looking at lowering our DNS A record TTL to around 1 minute, to enable us to quickly switch to a backup server should the main one fail (whether this is automatic, using AWS Health Checks etc, ...
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Redirect to one of multiple sites on the server

I hope this is the right place to post this issue, serverfault seemed wrong to me... Say I have a machine running MAMP. This machines IP is managed in a account from dyn.com to a specific domain, say ...
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Master and slave Bind DNS Ubuntu server [migrated]

I have two Ubuntu 12.04LTS servers on different locations: ns1.vidrih.info points to master DNS server with IP 93.103.164.154 and ns2.vidrih.info points to slave DNS server with IP 46.150.36.23 ...
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Redirect to http://mydomain.com rather than http://www.mydomain.com

I created a website and I would like when I put any link pointing to my website, the "www" to be removed. For example when someone enters http://www.mydomain.com/users into the browser address, this ...
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Directing Domain to Hosting Directory

I just purchased a domain on Dreamhost, let's say foo.com. I already have hosting, let's say at 123.4.56.789, and have setup a directory foo.com which is accessible at 123.4.56.789/foo.com/. I can set ...
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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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Using external web space from domain (DNS)

I got a client that uses provider A for webhosting purposes with domain A. I registered a second domain B on a different provider B for my client. How can I link to the web folder on provider A with ...
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Setting up a domain name

I am trying to point a domain of support.example.com to a public IP address and am not sure how I can achieve this. I have tried a CNAME record but I understand that it's not possible to direct a ...
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New domain keep pointing back to old server

I am migrating my domain to a new host, 000webhost.com. but it keeps pointing back to my old hosting, biz.nf every time I tried to access it. I know there is a DNS propagate of 24-48 hours, but my ...
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Should I use CNAME or A record for Tumblr custom domain in case of .msk.ru TLD?

I'm setting up custom domain for tlog and already have domain name like <business-name>.msk.ru Depending on official Tumblr help in case of third+ domain name I should use CNAME DNS record, not ...
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Kloxo - Use third party nameserver

Here's my case: I got my domain from a registrar. I got my VPS up from a provider who also offers free DNS hosting, on their own server (separately from my VPS, IP:111.111.111.111). So I got these ...
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Point subdirectory to seperate website in IIS7 (hosted on same server)

I have 2 websites on the same server in IIS7. These websites are required to be separate (Application Pools will not suffice). I have a single domain and am not able to create subdomains. Because ...
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How do I redirect a FQDN to an internal URL?

We have internal DNS servers where we've registered a FQDN that resolves internally to identityreg.domain.com. We also have an existing web page at ...
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Redirect IP Address to Domain Name

I am attempting to redirect the IP address of my domain to the domain name and am running into trouble. The IP address does not redirect to the domain name listed in the redirect statement below. ...
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Is this a DNS or server-side error?

I am having difficulty accessing a specific website. (I get 500 Server fault errors) I can access this site on my iPhone when NOT connected to WiFi. I CANNOT access the site when connected to WiFi ...
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Two DNS providers for one Domain Name?

I have a domain name www.example.com hosted by Namecheap. Namecheap just got hit with a huge DDOS which meant the domain name stopped responding and in turn one of my customers websites wasn't ...
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Required steps for Domain Name Setup

What are the required steps (i.e. purchase of a domain, etc.) to get a DNS domain (i.e. foobar.com) to point to any static and public IP (i.e. 100.101.102.103)? If I hosted a DNS server myself (at ...
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Switching from Squarespace to hosted WordPress site w/ domain at GoDaddy and email through Google Apps?

I have a website client that has their domain with GoDaddy, website with Squarespace, and is using Google Apps for their domain's email. We are building a new WordPress based website and will launch ...
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Domain name never return requested path/document, only /index.html

I have my own web server and I purchased domain name to use it with my website. For example - my domain name is www.example.com When I navigate to www.example.com/example.html (or ...
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Why is my DKIM invalid?

When I use http://dkimcore.org/c/keycheck to test my DKIM it says This is not a good DKIM key record. You should fix the errors shown in red. DNS query failed for ...
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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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Mapping a domain to my virtual server using an A record

I bought a virtual server from Hetzner. It has Debian 7.0 minimal installed, and I also installed Apache server using apt-get install apache2. That's about everything I did on the server. This URL ...
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Spam being sent from my domain

I have a suspicion that somebody is sending spam from my domain. Today I received an email from postmaster(AT)halliburton.com to htuwxjw(AT)example.com which said: The following email was blocked ...
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How do I setup origin domain for Google PageSpeed Service?

I have a WordPress site with cPanel (WHM) with VPS. Today I configured Google PageSpeed Service for my WordPress site. After I submitted my WWW domain, PSS automatically added my naked domain (without ...
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Can changing nameservers while keeping the same host impact SEO for websites?

I host several Italian sites in a Virtual Private Server (VPS) located in Italy. At the moment, most of the domains are registered by the same provider, so all the nameservers are located in Italy ...
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Can I redirect a subdomain to an IP address with a port?

I've got two addresses: ipaddress and ipaddress:100. The first one uses the default port of 80, but the second server (running GitLab) uses port 100. I have multiple IP addresses, but I am wondering ...
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Where must a PTR record point to in order to avoid being classified as a spammer?

We have a dedicated server for our website, and we also use it to send out bulk emails (ALWAYS by request, NEVER unsolicited or for spam). We are trying to set up a PTR record and there's one thing I ...
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I'm receiving this error when I point my domain names to a new VPS host: “You must enter a registered nameserver”

Why am I getting this error message when I point my domain names from my old host to a new VPS host: knowing that My dns is already registered in my new VPS host!
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Is “Redirecting via DNS” a good practice for positioning a website?

In order to position a website project I'm planning on getting 3 domain names (example.com, example.org and example.net). Whenever a user goes to "example.org" or "example.net" he/she would be ...
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My website's DNS no longer resolved after my hosting provider suffered a DDoS attack

I registered a couple of domains with a local hosting provider. I set up the records with the correct IP address. My servers are colocated in another data-center, not with this provider. After ...
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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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Changing nameservers breaks Google MX records

I purchased a domain from Hover and I'm setting up Google Apps for Business on it. I went through the steps to change my MX records to Google's MX records, and everything was working fine. However, ...
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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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DNS created and pointed to new IP, but showing a blank page - do I have to redirect it using .htaccess?

How would I go about configuring my web server to handle a domain that's already configured using DNS to then redirect it to a folder? My friend pointed his domain forum.example.com to my forums at: ...
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Point email records to server without domain name?

I have a Shopify site and have my www CNAME pointing to it. However, I need to point my mail records to my VPS where I have set up webmail. I am really confused with how to do this and have tried ...
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What's the purpose of unique webserver names?

Previously I would set the name servers of a domain to what the hosting company told me (e.g. ns1.hostingcompany.com). I've now started buying domains from a company that lets you make your own ...