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

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Registered a .PRO domain, can't change DNS for 120 days?

I noticed the following in Gandi's terms and conditions for .PRO domains: Once the domain has been registered, you cannot modify the contacts or DNS for 120 days. What the heck? How am I ...
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Question regarding domain names and web servers

Say there is a website, www.website1.com, that is hosted on a web server, web server A. Is it possible to have another website, www.something.website1.com on a different web server, web server B? Or ...
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Problem with DNS setup on vps

I got a strange message from my server today: ["The hostname (vps.listgiants.com) resolves to . It should resolve to 69.36.94.251. Please be sure to correct /etc/hosts as well as the 'A' entry in ...
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Domain hijack or spam?

I've changed my DNS from a host to a new host. It took about a day to propagate. Now my site has factious home page from a "searchdiscovered.com". I crosschecked the DNS, it is as required by the new ...
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Transferring a domain difficulty

I registered a domain using Google apps. The process was simple and only cost $10 and the domain was registered automatically by Google through godaddy. Now I need to transfer the domain to its new ...
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After installing and then removing Google Apps from my website, entering the URL without “www” no longer works

A few days ago I added Google Apps to my site to try it out and see how I liked it. However, it wasn't really going to fit my needs, so I decided to remove it earlier this morning. Before I ...
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DNS add-on domain setup and redirect

I have several domains which I'd like to point to another (I'll call it foo.com). A couple of things aren't entirely clear to me. First, the DNS. I'm using Kloxo/HyperVM. Do I need to create separate ...
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Is there an more user friendly alternative to afraid.org for DNS subdomains?

I would like "people out there" to be able to host subdomains to my domain easily. I'm aware that you can do this using afraid.org (free) and it works well, however for "people out there" to use ...
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Can I change the domain associated with my hosting if they're both with 123-reg.co.uk?

I've recently been trying to set up a website for the first time for an academic project. We bought 4 domains from 123-reg.co.uk: primarydomain.com secondarydomain1.com secondarydomain2.com ...
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What DNS records are needed to point a domain to an IP address?

I have a newly registered domain ice-hot.co.uk which I have bought from 123-reg.co.uk and I want to point it to IP address 94.76.224.52 which is a VPS hosted by a different company. What DNS records ...
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Redirect/Rewrite Subdomain to Subfolder

I'm trying to redirect a subdomain to a subfolder e.g. forums.domain.com to www.domain.com/forums Note that I started the forums in the subfolder format but worried that members might mistakenly try ...
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Name Server / DNS Lookup

What is the difference between a name server lookup and a DNS lookup?
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How do I create DNS records

My domain points to a rails app hosted on Heroku. Is it possible to have blog.mydomain.com point to a WordPress installation somewhere else, e.g. Dreamhost?
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How to edit name servers

I purchased a domain name for my website but the files are hosted some other place. The domain registration website show four name servers addresses. What are these. Can I forward my domain to a ...
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Pointing two IPs to one domain name

Pointing two IPs to one domain name I have setup Eg: app.test.com IP1 app.test.com IP2 Domain name should point the the IP which ever is UP
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Email settings for a Rackspace Cloud Sites hosted site?

I'm working on moving a client's hosting to a new provider as part of a site redesign. They're currently using Rackspace to host their site. Their domain is registered with ENOM. My one concern is ...
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How can I search DNS records by registrant or admin contact info, email address for example?

I'd like to search for all domain names administered by jon.doe@domain.com for example. Are there any search tools out there that allow such a search?
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Alternative to GoDaddy? [closed]

For a number of reasons I'm thinking about slowly moving my domains away from GoDaddy. Unfortunately I don't know of a good alternative, and am looking for a recommendation. To match what I ...
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How to forward a domain without an absolute link

We have multiple sites within our server: We mostly use a www.example.com/businessid=21 type URI format. Unfortunately, we've changed the DNS for domain www.example.com to another server. One of ...
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One domain, multiple IP addresses

I have a domain-name, and I want to host the website on two servers. One server is located in Europe and one in Asia. How can you route European people to the European server and Asian people to the ...
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Getting a domain name owned by someone else? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Buy a registered domain? I'm in the process of creating this website, but the name I wanted for the hosting seems to be taken. Namejet seems to be auctioning it, but it ...
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Is an externally-hosted subdomain a security risk?

A company I've been developing a web site for wants to keep their current domain, which is something like company.parentcompany.com. Because we wanted to use a different CMS, the parent company ...
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how do i create name servers

I have recently signed up for a knownhost vps package. My account has been set up on their end. They want me to create ns1.outsourcingnepal.com and ns2.outsourcingnepal.com in my registar and point to ...
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Switching hosting from Google Apps to GoDaddy

I am in a pickle here. I just bought a hosting service from GoDaddy and I already have a domain registered with Google Apps. So I went into the domain control center from Google Apps and I changed ...
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What DNS settings to point domain2.com to sitename.mydomain.com?

I have a website at sitename.mydomain.com. What DNS settings do I use if I want domain2.com to point at it, without having to point directly at the IP address? (Apparently it has to use CNAMEs ...
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Is it necessary to create a DNS record for “website.com” when create one for “www.website.com”

When I create a DNS record for website "www.website.com", is it necessary to create a record for "website.com" first?
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why does Plesk set up only one nameserver by default?

When using Plesk 9.5 the default DNS template only includes one nameserver. An NS record of ns. and an a record ns. pointing to the default ip. Two nameserves are mandatory, so why would plesk have ...
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How do I receive anonymized email sent to my domain?

I have a web app in which users will contact each other using anonymized email, similar to how craigslist works. For example, user B posts an ad and the web app includes an anonymized address which ...
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Good DNS Hosting [closed]

We look after about 50 websites for clients on shared hosting. We'll soon be moving them to a dedicated server so I am looking for a good place to manage my DNS records (the shared server is currently ...
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Having trouble moving Website

Some acquaintances of mine inherited a website running a custom wordpress template and the previous owner asked them to take over and to get it set up on their own server. I was asked to assist since ...
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DNS and traceroute

some other big slovenian site has only 14 traceroutes is my traceroute big. I have dns for domains at zoneedit or freedns.afraid.org. Is this bad? Must i use slovenian dns servers? I do not ...
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Using multiple A-records for my domain - do web browsers ever try more than one?

If I add multiple A-records for my domain, they are returned in a round robin order by DNS servers. Example: 1.1.1.1 A example.com 1.1.1.2 A example.com 1.1.1.3 A example.com But how does web ...
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Confusing caching issue-DNS

Yesterday I changed my DNS servers to point to a different server. This change has still not been displayed on my own computer, but it does from other computers around the world (checked using ...
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dns hosting - url forwarding - hiding forwarded url?

I have free dns hosting with the domain registrar and I'd like the dns hosted domain www.example.com to display contents of www.myotherlongdomain.com. I only have 301/302/iframe forwarding options, ...
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How can I add a custom domain to a Windows Azure application?

I'm experiencing some issues with a website I am working on, for a company called BlueSEQ. We recently switched to Windows Azure to get more scalability and performance, but we are having issues ...
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Dns hosting question

I'm new to dns hosting and I have recently setup google apps for the 'mail.' cname record. How can I use it to display files on the www URL? ie: 'www.' cname. Or is it not possible to upload files ...
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Problem with DNS

I bought a new website, and the company gived me another free domain name, so when I asked for the socond they created it and they told me to change the DNS to look like the first one. It's been a ...
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How to forward non-www to www. Using Godaddy DNS Manager

so I've set www.mydomain.com to point to ghs.google.com, which correctly loads my Google site, but if you go to mydomain.com, it doesn't redirect/forward to www.mydomain.com, it just hangs. is there a ...
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http://url works but www.url doesnt

My website http://bakasura.in works fine. when i try to visit it via www.bakasura.in it doesnt work. What is the problem ?
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Domain held at one registry, need to redirect to subdomain on my own hosting provider

There are lots of questions around this general area, but I haven't seen one that exactly mirrors what I'd like to know. It's per the title really. My understanding (and what I'm told by my host) is ...
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What is the proper way to setup Google Apps email accounts for a subdomain?

Let's say I've registered domain.com at enom and set it up to use Google Apps for email by rerouting DNS to enom's servers and editing the MX records there. That works flawlessly. Now let's say I ...
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DNS problem, old dns servers are not going away

I have a website, and I changed the nameservers of the domain of my site, now people see it with my new nameservers however I still see the oldnameservers (Which are sedo's nameservers). I tried ...
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Recommendations for managing DNS issues when hosting customer sites

I'm working at a company which primarily provides SaaS products but also will host some of our customers corporate websites. My question relates to recommendations for managing DNS for client's domain ...
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subdomains apache rewrite rules

Let's say I have my web folder as public_html. In there I have a sub folder. I can view the folder at: www.mydomain.com/sub & mydomain.com/sub What I want is: sub.mydomain.com This will show ...
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DNS Configuration when registrar and host are two different companies

I'm a total noob when it comes to DNS configuration. My client bought a domain through one company and is hosting their site with another (a virtual dedicated server). I can't find anything on the ...
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DNS NAmeserver Aname and cname records [closed]

I am inexperienced in the configuration of DNS and have an issue with dominan hosting set up. I have two domains 'www.mydomain1.com' and 'www.mydomain2.com', with mydomain2 pointed at the same ...
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How do I check that a domain is available without triggering a grabber?

A few days ago, I checked whether a domain was available by tying the name in the web browser. Also host returned not found 3(NXDOMAIN) When I tried again today, some domain grabber had snatched it. ...
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How long can I expect to wait before a DNS name is transferred to a new server?

I need to know how long it should take to transfer my domain name from one server to another. I have a domain name and I am trying to transfer it but one of the local companies said that I can't ...
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Should I use my domain registrar's nameserver or find an alternative?

I've recently been moving my client's sites as well as my own and my friends to a cloud server instance I've set up. I don't have a nameserver setup on my instance because I'm not sure how to deploy ...
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DNS question and Google PageRank from domains

I'm not so good at DNS at all but I do know some basics. A while ago i have noticed, that my blog have different Page Ranks, PR 3 for domain www.example.com and PR 1 for domain example.com. In dns ...