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

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Website redirecting

I know this might not be the correct section or the correct topic but I'm totally out of other options. I've hosted a website for a client for the last year now. I paid the company that hosts my ...
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Map both wildcard subdomains and root TLD at registar with CNAME only - possible?

WordPress multisite newbie; trying to understand client domain mapping best practices. Example: client owns domain foosite.com, registered at GoDaddy. I need to get any/all incarnations to map to ...
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haproxy + Apache + virtual hosts -> wrong host is displayed

On CentOS 7.2.1511 Linux I have installed haproxy-1.5.14-3.el7.x86_64 and httpd-2.4.6-40.el7.centos.1.x86_64 packages. The /etc/haproxy/haproxy.cfg binds HAProxy to ports 80 and 443 and accepts HTTPS ...
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Server not found when using 3G/4G

I have been battling with an error that presents itself to some of my customers for the best part of 3 months. My hosting provider NameCheap can not fix the error so I am poised to move the site ...
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cPanel clone into subdomain gives error “This site can’t be reached”

I'm trying to create a dev copy of a WordPress site by cloning the site to a subdomain dev.mydomain.com using Installatron in cPanel. The clone process seems to complete successfully, but when I try ...
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Configuring DNS server on webmin [closed]

I want to point my domain to my VPS (OS: CentOS7, installed webmin on it) and created a virtual host, then followed http://www.webtop.com.au/blog/how-to-setup-dns-using-webmin-2009052848 instructions ...
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How to properly set up SRV DNS record?

I'm setting up DNS server for my home network. It contains plenty of machines but I have only one public IP so there's a lot of NAT, proxies etc. Many people find it difficult to memorize all services ...
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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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How to access a local webserver internally and externally with the same URL

Alright, I've been trying to find an answer for a long time now. I found documentations on how to access a webserver internaly and externaly, but here's my problem. By the way, all websites names and ...
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How to avoid emails going through secureserver.net

I use Zoho.com as my email provider for me@mydomain.com. In Gmail, if an email does not use DKIM, a red padlock is shown next to the "From" address (I think). I investigated why emails from me@...
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How to issue wildcard certificates using Kloudsec and Let's encrypt?

I configured Let's encrypt and Kloudsec for https://example.com as shown in these DNS settings: Currently, I get a "Untrusted connection" error when accessing the website with www. How can I make ...
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Github pages custom domain automatic redirects not working with HTTPS version

I'm using github-pages to host my website www.prahladyeri.com. In my github-pages repo, I've configured CNAME file to point towards www.prahladyeri.com. Now, as per these docs, the transition should ...
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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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PostmarkApp inbound domain creation for MX record redirection

I'm trying to use Postmark App service (https://postmarkapp.com) to forward email to my subdomain to my PostmarkApp server. I'm trying to use inbound domain forwarding by configuring my MX record to ...
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Local domain being automatically added to DNS records… why?

I'm trying to set up Office365 for my website's DNS through cPanel, but cPanel is adding the local domain to the CNAME (and other) values I'm setting. eg When I specify the value for the ...
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My site is receiving DNS errors on Google Webmaster Tools, how can I solve this?

I have several irregular DNS errors on a subdomain of my site. On all my other subdomains, I have no issues (they have the same configuration) Just http://en-directo.frequence-radio.com suffers ...
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Blocking the ISP's ads appearing after a possible DNS grab and redirect via port 53? [closed]

Whenever I switch on my modem and try to connect to the internet, my ISP redirects me to their website. I'm assuming they are grabbing DNS requests and redirecting them using port 53. A video of it ...
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DNS Name Server Location - latency benefits?

Our users are primarily in the UK. We already have the sites hosted on a sever in the UK. Would there be any latency benefits in having the DNS name servers located in the UK as well?
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WHM Glue records - creating nameservers for non master account?

This question concerns Glue Records. I have a reseller account with WHM included which has its own nameservers (this is the master domain for my account). I also have another domain for which I want ...
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WHM cPanel Accounts Split DNS

I've dug around the web without much luck in finding a solution. Hopefully I can get some insight here. I have a VPS with a dedicated IP address running WHM. Let's say I have two cPanel accounts in ...
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are there any advantages to having a short TTL?

I'm currently doing a study on the DNS and I was wondering whether there are any advantages to setting a short TTL on a DNS record stored in a local cache.
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What IP to use for a WHM/Cpanel site through Cloudflare for email fields?

I am using a cloud server to host my site with WHM/CPanel. Everything else is going great and I am proud of how well my site is working. Except nobody can sign up themselves because the email isn't ...
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How to transfer my email from one provider to another [closed]

I'm currently hosting my email on 123-reg. I want to improve my email service but I'm at a loss about three things: Which email provider to use. Zoho mail / Google mail for business? Or any other? ...
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Does having your domain and web host at the same company reduce DNS propagation times?

My domain is registered at HostGator (aka LaunchPad.com), and my web host is GoDaddy. During my set up at GoDaddy, it said that my domain wasn't hosted with them, and that it could slow DNS ...
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Help with server hostname

I have bought a domain, let's call it example.net. I am setting up a CentOS 6 home server with CentOS Web-Panel. I am planning to host at least one site from this domain, possible 2 if I can use sub-...
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How to manage DNS for service that runs on both IPV4 and IPV6?

I have a web server that accepts IPv6 and IPv4 connections, and I would prefer that IPV6 be the default. However I am at a loss for how to correctly handle setting up the DNS for this. Is the ...
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IIS sub-domain reverse proxy based on host name

I have a virtual machine in azure running three self hosted applications (not hosted in IIS) on three different ports. I can access them at the urls below: my-server.cloudapp.azure.com:8080 my-...
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Will altering my HOSTS file allow me to access sites that can't be directly accessed via IP?

I'm moving hosts over to a shared host (HostGator) and trying to access my site before DNS propagation has completed, so I can access my WP-ADMIN (which can't be done w/ temporary URLs). I'm told ...
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Where do domain name hosts get their own domains?

How does a registrar such as GoDaddy or Namecheap acquire their own domains (e.g. https://www.godaddy.com/)? Do they just use their own infrastructure, or do they have to pull some strings related to ...
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When I buy a domain name, what am I actually getting? [closed]

I can buy a domain name from GoDaddy or similar, and then I get to associate it with some IP address I have control over (e.g. a web server). But when I buy a domain name, what happens on the ...
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How do I continue web forwarding while moving dns registration?

I help manage a website. Its domain is currently registered to Network Solutions. They also provide web forwarding to our website (e.g., example.com → example.webhosting.com). I'm in the process ...
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Configuring domain name to cover multiple hosts

Background: I currently host my public-facing website on GoDaddy servers. I am developing the server backend of a mobile application. The business logic and database are hosted on separate instances ...
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DNS entry to redirect constant url to changing directory name

I have static content that is regularly updated that I'd like to maintain 100% up-time for when switching over to new content. Ideally I'd like to provide a single url such as: static.mydomain.com/...
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CNAME for subdomain to different host?

A friend asked me to help them with a new website on a subdomain that has a different host than the main domain. The domain is registered with Host A, the name servers point to Host A, however the ...
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Should I use Reverse DNS (rDNS) with or without “www.”?

If I set up a rDNS entry for my server, should I enter just the hostname or should I include www.? I assume that the A-Record for example.com and www.example.com point to the same server, of course. ...
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Emails when changing DNS [closed]

I moved my site to another server and updated DNS. Now if I send e-mail to my e-mail address I don't receive it. I know DNS update take up to 48 hours. It has been 5 hours from DNS changes and I don'...
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What's the best way to transfer a domain to a new hosting provider? [duplicate]

I'm currently in the process of converting all my hosted domains from Coldfusion to PHP (mainly because PHP is so much cheaper to host). I'm fully aware of how to transfer files, dbs, etc. and how to ...
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How do you set DNS record so that www subdomain is set to root domain?

I don't want "www" in my domain. How do I set dns record so that when someone types www.mydomain.com it will just show up as mydomain.com? I just want www to foward to root domain? Tried searching ...
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Pointing a subdomain (subdomain.example.com) to a subfolder (example.com/subfolder)?

I want my subdomain subdomain.example.com to load content from a subfolder on the root domain example.com/subfolder. So if a user goes to subdomain.example.com/?article=hey it should load the ...
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Does adding www to bare domain affect SEO? Analytics? [duplicate]

I have a bare domain -> domain.com Does adding www. to my bare domain -> www.domain.com, affect SEO? or Analytics data? Right now going to www.domain.com redirects to domain.com.
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Email forwarding preserving subaddress

Is it possible to set up email forwarding which preserves sub addresses (address tags)? So, e.g. reply+tag1234@example.com goes to myexampleuser+tag1234@gmail.com? Note that tag1234 could change to ...
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Do I pay twice when transferring domain name to a different registrar?

I'm looking to register a domain for the first time, and I'm trying to weigh the costs. I'm just wondering if you transfer to a different registrar after some time, do you pay both the old and the new ...
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Set up a domain on a new server, but the I get a “server DNS address could not be found.” Error

I am a noob when it comes to Servers and Web hosting so this may be the main issue. I bought a domian name on godaddy.com here. I am using a server with limestone networks to host the DNS server. 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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Web hosting at Hostingdude.com - Configuring Zone File Record

I registered an offsite Domain name 'pprs.org.pk' almost few weeks ago and added it to my account via 'add off-site DNS'. I followed the 'Add Off-Site DNS' guide available in 'Help Center' section ...
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What should be domain name A-record for VPS server's main domain?

While updating the child name servers of the main domain of my VPS server I mistakenly changed the A-records to the server's IP. Will that have any effect of the name servers? I found this question ...
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Explanation of ACL configuration during the setup of DNS resolving server

So I have managed to setup my DNS resolving server. I can share details of doing the same here (just in case if someone is curious to know). I have used Fedora, however, it is pretty much the same in ...
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DNS resolves my hostname to 2 different IP's back and forth within minutes

We recently switched webhosts from Databse Mart to Liquid Web. This weekend we updated the name servers with our registrar and about 48 hours later, we saw our new site on insidestl.com. Now, a day ...
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My new setup website Directs to /cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi [duplicate]

I have many domains set up in cPanel. I just added a new website and it keeps directing me to /cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi. Why?? Please can you explain why this is happening and how to solve it?
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Is it important to point the domain to server IP to get them linked?

I am trying to link my domain registerd from exabytes.com.my and I want to link it with my server in GoDaddy. exabytes.com.my allowed me to modify nameservers only , I set name servers as : ns1....