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

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1and1 External Domain Problem

I want to add an external domain to my 1and1 host, but it says: Status: 1&1 name servers required But i set 1and1 name server on my domain, it always say 1&1 name servers required. I can ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 : ...
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Google Search Console: DNS error

It has been 10 days since I added a new property to Google Webmaster tools. Immediately an error message was displayed: "Severe health issues are found in your property" this has since disappeared by ...
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What is the latency for DNS / A records

I recently registered a domain with MyDomain and set the name servers to: ns1.example.com ns2.example.com I set the relevant A records to the IP address of the hosting account. It had a parking ...
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Updating my SMTP server with SPF and DKIM records

I have been searching around, but not sure of all the facts I need. Let me explain. I have stayed out of the SMTP game for a while and have become ignorant of the newer developments. Prior to my ...
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Submitting sitemap to Google Search Console: “General HTTP error: Domain name not found”

I'm having a lot of trouble getting google search console to work with my wordpress website. I'm hosting the website myself on VPS. Everytime i try to insert xml sitemap i get General HTTP error: ...
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“CNAME record already exists in the zone” when creating SPF txt records

I am setting up mailgun.com to use with my website. But when I add dns record with type txt name www.example.com and value v=spf1 include:mailgun.org ~all as suggested in mailgun setup: I get the ...
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Should I minimize distance between registrar location and server

A few years back, I assisted in the move of the website content server from one host to another (in canada) due to better service pricing. Because of this, I had to designate a new registrar for my ...
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Default GoDaddy page is showing rather than my hosted website

I've recently purchased a domain from Godaddy.com and I also obtained hosting from 000webhost.com. When I try to access my site by entering the purchased URL from Godaddy, the pages hosted on ...
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Is it possible to point my domain to a DDNS? [closed]

I have a server at home that I use for a multitude of things. The domain is currently hosted by GoDaddy. My problem isn't a huge one, but it is quite annoying and I would like it to work the way I ...
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How would one obtain a stable IP address that is guaranteed not to change?

I was thinking about creating a redirect service that adds or removes the www from domain names. All that would be required would be that the domain name point the DNS for the naked domain or the ...
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Send root domain to other website using DNS

Let's say my website lives at username.site.com and my domain is me.com I've seen loads of tutorials which talk about showing my website username.site.com at the web address www.me.com but I don't ...
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Questions about ANAME DNS records

Shopify recently sent a link asking that I update DNS - They talk about ALIAS or ANAME records, and assert these are different to CNAME and A records. I understand what CNAME records are, and why you ...
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Wildcard domain like *.example.com in Plesk?

I have a webserver with Plesk which is set up to host my main domain, e.g. 'example.com' (and also www.example.com for that matter). Now I want it to also support any subdomain, so whenever somebody ...
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SRV record with cname

I bought a hosted service which, mainly for DDoS mitigation reasons, often rotates its IPs. So myservice.remoteserver.xxx:666 sometimes goes either to 111.111.111.111:666 or 222.222.222.222:666 I ...