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

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What does the domain registrar technically do?

Let's say that I buy example.com domain from GoDaddy who is authorized to sell domains under .com and I would like to use my own DNS servers for zone example.com. What does the GoDaddy technically do ...
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Using CNAME with Route 53

I'm also aware that I'm unable to have a CNAME as the domains root under the ruling 3.6.2 of RFC 1034 as in this post. I'm trying to add an external blog hosting service. So I have my domain at ...
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Prevent frame view with GoDaddy forward (301 with mask)

I have a domain name at GoDaddy and have forwarded it to an external domain, using the settings 301 with mask. However, when I go to my GoDaddy domain and press view source code then I only get that ...
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GoDaddy how to direct web hosting to another server without affecting Windows Exchange Server

My domain is hosted on GoDaddy (Thats where I purchased it form). I have Windows Exchange server setup as CNAME data. My website is designed and hosted on a another server (Not GoDaddy). How do I just ...
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The “www” subdomain for my site is not working, how do I fix it?

I have a site http://example.tk. This is working fine. I have only an IP address for setup. Current configuration is 'A record' --> IP address of the site. But http://www.example.tk is not opening. ...
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How can I view my website (hosted with NAME.COM) using a shared IP?

I have a website which is hosted with COMPANY 1 and the domain is registered with COMPANY 2. I want to change the hosting from COMPANY 1 to COMPANY 3 and leave the domain registered with COMPANY 2. ...
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Server does not lookup www or other subdomains

I have some problems, and I think that it's related to DNS Records. I can't open my website by www. or access any sub-domain. These are my DNS settings: example.de. 14400 IN A ...
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When are multiple nameservers used?

Inspired by this question: Using two separate DNS servers on the same domain When you have multiple nameservers that resolve your domain, when is e.g. the ns2 used? Only when ns1 is offline?
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Using two separate DNS servers on the same domain

Why can't you use two separate DNS servers on a domain and update the A Record with where they should go? ns1.domain1.com ns2.domain1.com ns1.domain2.com ns2.domain2.com The goal is to allow the ...
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Subdomain redirect to website.com/wp-signup.php?new=example after multisite - WordPress

I have a question and I hope that someone can help me! I have a Website powered by WordPress with some articles and I wanted to make a Network, so a multisite installation. I followed the steps that ...
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How to edit /etc/hosts file on WHM/cPanel

I need to add a domain/IP record to my hosts file on a CentOS box running WHM/cPanel, so that a domain which has no public DNS is routed to the correct IP address. I've done this on my macbook but ...
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How to make domain point to different server without downtime? [duplicate]

I have a domain name on example.com, which points to their shared hosted server right now. I want this to point to my Linode server. How do I make the domain point to my Linode server without having ...
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Sub-Domain created on Cloudflare & CPanel won't work with HTTPS

Earlier this evening I migrated an installation of WHMCS from another web-server. Upon finishing this, I did the following... Went into Cloud Flare and changed the IP of the Sub-Domain record to ...
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What are the “host record” options available?

When setting up a new A Record / Host Record there's an option to enter the "host", and then one to enter the "IP". What are the options available for host? I've seen www, @, *... are there others? I ...
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Adressing external Wordpress Installation from primary Domain

I have a primary domain, let's call it company.com for example's sake. Under this domain there's a wordpress installation running where i am currently working on my "main Site". I also currently ...
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Single SSL certificate for web and email

I would like to purchase a basic SSL certificate, which allows me to secure a single domain (as opposed to a wildcard certificate for multiple subdomains). I was going to apply this to ...
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How to serve an online website with a domain name

It's my first time trying to serve an online website, I have bought a domain name www.example.com and I have set up Nginx and a CMS for serving content. I can reach the content locally through my ...
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Virtualhost config: routing and wildcard usage

My VirtualHost config is below: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName www.abcd.com ServerAlias abcd.com DocumentRoot /var/www/abcd/html </VirtualHost> I want to ...
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Hot to set up zone files, DNS for a domain registered at gandi.net for heroku app

So I have hard time understanding what exactly I should do as most of the posts about this topic seem to be outdated because of some changes(?) heroku made. Currently I have everything set up ...
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DNS config is good use a CNAME with multiple targets

My host has various CNAME target server eg server1.hostinger.net server2.hostinger.net server3.hostinger.net server4.hostinger.net server5.hostinger.net Is a good thing configure the same ...
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Minimising downtime when transferring domain name and DNS records

My company's domain name (a .com) was registered with Demon Internet years ago. I use their nameservers so they provide my DNS. If I ever want to change a DNS record I have to email them and hope they ...
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1and1.com forward domain name to my sftp server

Hi we have a domain name mysite.net registered on 1and1.com. We also have an SFTP server set up. How do we set up DNS so the user can use mysite.net to access the SFTP server? Currently the DNS ...
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Unable to add new host to Apache webserver

I already have two hosts pointing to my machine, and I am trying to add a third "webmail.user.domain.com, but I receive DNS failure lookup. I created a configuration file for "webmail" with the same ...
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Keep email with registrar but host website elsewhere

I am currently building a website for a client who purchased their own domain and email on Godaddy. They have been using the email for a considerable amount of time now and only recently decided to ...
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Can I manipulate the DNS protocol to host websites across multiple servers?

Let's pretend that I'm hosting a very big and popular website. Let's also pretend that I have many web servers spread out all around the world. Each web server containing identical files. If I make ...
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How to point naked domain and www to the same Heroku app?

I create a simple Rails app and deployed it to Heroku. This is my app. I use Cloudflare to manage my DNS records and I try to achieve something like this: This is all my current DNS records inside ...
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Using mod_rewrite to force users to use our caching proxy

During a recent audit we became aware of several users who have not set their DNS records to correctly point to our name servers. Since we don't control the domain names of our users directly, we're ...
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Setup www as main domain on Cloudflare

I'm trying to setup Cloudflare so my www subdomain doesn't redirect to the http naked domain and do exactly the opposite: mydomain.com redirecting to www.mydomain.com Cloudflare automatically ...
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DNS Propagation mobile carrier / home ISP

I just bought a domain and pointed it to the Tumblr IP address to use it as a custom domain. Tumblr says my domain isn't pointed to Tumblr. When I go to the page through my home internet connection it ...
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SRV dns records: configure correctly

I would like that when I place in an email client I don't put manually the servers and ports, carddav and caldav. There is the SRV records. For example, in my domain I use Google for Works. And for ...
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HTTP 301 redirect http://.example.com to http://www.example.com

One of my customers has recently had their site reviewed against best practice for security, SEO, end-user experience etc, and interestingly one of the points highlighted in the final report was that ...
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How to transfer a website with a *.gd-extention from united domains to Amazon Web Services?

I registered a domain with a .gd-extention on uniteddomains and want it to transfer to amazon web servers (aws). The problem is that aws has 4 dns-domains for the website (for example .com and .net), ...
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Using my Home server Mail server and pointing DNS [duplicate]

I have my own webserver on my home PC. I also have a mail server too. I have been pointing my paid server to my mail server and I'm just wasting $15 a month for this, so how can I get my domain to ...
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How do I set up Private Name severs at names.co.uk - Glue Record Errors

Missing Glue Record Hi there. I am trying to point my domain registered at names.co.uk to my private nameservers. However the process fails with a message from names.co.uk telling me "Required ...
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1and1 Domain and Heroku - Too many Redirects

I have an App hosted on Heroku, Domain and DNS Target is <appname>.herokuapp.com, as usual. My 1and1 Domain <domain>.net is set up to HTTP-redirect to www.<domain>.net. I added the ...
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Hosting multiple customer websites on one domain name

I have built a platform where our customers can sign up for a website and just select the information from their database to show on the website. Currently we tell our customers to point the www ...
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Domain owner uses my IP without permission

as I discovered recently a lot of domains of a certain organisation all have their A-Record set to the IP of a server that I own. The server currently does only host security auditing tools and does ...
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Hosting Email for domain on other hosting

I have a website (e.g: mydomain.com) hosted on squarespace.com and I want to setup email account on another dedicated server running Parallels Plesk CPanel. I have requested access to DNS of the ...
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How to set DNS with Google Domains and Vultr?

I moved my domain from GoDaddy to Google Domains and the hosting to VULTR. I used BIND9 when it was registered on GoDaddy and hosted on Vultr. I am not sure how to proceed with setting up the domain ...
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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 ...
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How do you implement a www to naked domain redirect in Google Apps with Flask?

I see loads of tutorials about naked domain to www domain redirects, but what if I want to do it the other way around (www.example.com -> example.com)? My app is on Google Apps with Flask deployed, ...
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Redirect email from my email server to one hosted by Google Apps

I want to redirect email from domain1.com to domain2.com. The problem is that the mail for domain2.com is hosted by Google Apps. All my employees have two email accounts: employeeX@domain1.com hosted ...
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Require valid ServerName in httpd.conf

I have two virtual hosts, and have sites1.com and sites2.com pointing to my server. All works fine. <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName site1.com DocumentRoot /var/www/site1/html ...
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DNS Domain problem

Today, I created a free domain on grendelhosting.com. When I try to enter to file manager the host say: Your domain is not pointing to our nameservers at the moment, so services like FTP, file ...
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Do I need to redirect my “A” DNS too?

I'm trying to redirect my GoDaddy's domain to another hosting. I have added the name servers, but the hosting website says "You can also point your domain ("A" DNS record) to this IP: [ip here]". ...
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Spam Site DNS Points to My Site [duplicate]

A spam site is using something like an A record to point to my site's ip address. As a result, if you go to spam-site.com it displays my-legit-site.com. Obviously, the same goes for any page within ...
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Mail management custom domain Google apps for work

The situation is: I have a domain, let say it is: mydomain.com. is was configured to manage its own mail, there are several e-mail accounts configured on it. a@mydomain.com, b@mydomain.com, ...
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I am taking the web server for a domain offline - but keeping the domain - what should I do with the DNS 'A' record?

I have a few domains where I plan to take the VPS server that hosts the content offline. I will be keeping the domains. What is the general best practice regarding the DNS A records? I'm assuming once ...
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Why do some sites append a number to the www of their domain? [duplicate]

I have been seeing this more and more on web sites lately. At first is though this was some artifact from development or internal process but as I see more sites with it I am beginning to assume it's ...
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Google webmaster tools:We were unable to connect to your server. (site verification)

I have a shared webhotel that has three domains. Only one of them can be verified through webmaster tools. All domains are though live and working websites but can't be verified. I've checked DNS ...