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

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Using free subdomains as fully fledged domain names to circumvent web filtering [on hold]

I'm running a personal proxy service for the use of me and some of my friends. Currently, in order to circumvent filtering restrictions I've signed up with a free web host to use their subdomain and ...
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Why does the ICANN Registar list show variants of the same company multiple times?

While browsing the ICANN list of accredited registrars, https://www.icann.org/registrar-reports/accredited-list.html, I've noticed that a couple companies are registered multiple times and multiple ...
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.htaccess redirect not working for web alias

I have two domains at one.com: example.com and example.de I would like to redirect from example.com to example.de/en I wanted to use an A record so that example.com points to example.de and then use ...
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Why am I receiving a DNS look-up error when requesting a web page from an AWS Windows server?

I installed an aspx website on a AWS EC2 windows server 12 R2 instance. Although the site works on localhost, I receive a DNS look-up failure after Chrome's timeout is reached. I have opened inbound ...
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How to check if www and non-www are pointing to the same server

How can I check if www.example.com and example.com are pointing to the same server? I don't have access to DNS panel at the moment. Please note that there's an .htaccess redirect on both domains.
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Change domain name without changing host/server

I want to change a website's domain name and while looking up best practices, the resources I read assume I'm moving the website to a new server or hosting, without going in to why. They basically ...
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Unknown subdomains pointing to my domain name

About 6 months ago I purchased the domain name example.net. Today I was trying to go to my control panel at example.net/cpanel but accidentally went to cpanel.example.net. I found a completely ...
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What should the DNS settings be for my domain and mail server?

I am trying to configure my own mail server. My domain name is: example.net I've created a subdomain (a virtual host for Apache 2): mail.example.net My hostname is: server01 (the name of the server ...
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Implenting an SSL certificate for DynDns

I need help in implementing an SSL Certificate. We have a DynDns host which is linked to our Dynamic Public IP. We want to implement an SSL certificate from a Public CA for our DynDns address. Do I ...
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Is it necessary to run own DNS server?

I would like to buy a second-level domain name (e.g. example.com) and I will run web server on my own machine (named www, having public IP address). Is this sufficient for my machine to be accessible ...
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How do I add an spf for a Postmark App sender signature when there's an existing spf record?

I'm using the Postmark App service ( https://postmarkapp.com/) to handle the transactional mail delivery for my web app and I set up a sender signature email address ( welcome@somedomain.com ) for it ...
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How does DNS verify owner identity?

I was editing my DNS records through my hosting service (nearlyfreespeech) and I got to wondering, how does the international DNS network know that the person who's editing the DNS records is actually ...
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Buying a domain name directly from the registry

I bought a .io domain through Namecheap. I foolishly let my registration expire however, and now Namecheap wants an extortionate fee to reinstate it. I am not in a super urgent hurry to get my site ...
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What is the Update URL for Dynamic DNS for Google Domains

Google Domains supports Dynamic DNS. That is great since my domain and Dynamic DNS information can come from the same provider. For Dynamic DNS to work, I usually need the following info: Update ...
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Plesk - Add new domain to new dedicated server

I have just get a new dedicated server running on Windows Server 2008 with Parallels Plesk 12 installed. It is my very first time deal with dedicated server. So, how can I add a new purchased domain ...
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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 when using Google Cloud

I recently bought a domain name from GoDaddy. I have a web server running in Google Cloud with a static IP. In the DNS configuration in GoDaddy, I added an A record (@ -> To the static IP of the ...
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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. ...