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

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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: getting my host's default page with an error message

I bought a new website, and the company gave me another free domain name, so when I asked for the second 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 ...
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How to move a website and domain name without experiencing downtime for emails or site?

Okay, I have a pretty complex problem, so I'll get right to it. I'm a designer who built a new website for my client. Their old site is hosted at GoDaddy, as well as their email. Problem is, the ...
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Name.com DNS Managment

Hey, I am not good with all this DNS stuff but i am looking to use Google Apps to provide my email... To do this i need to add MX records but when i go to Domain>DNS management it says: "This domain ...
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DNS hijack - prevention tips

Over the weekend it looks like the DNS was hijacked on two of my domains. My set up is I have the sites registered on 1and1.co.uk, with dns nameservers pointing to Hostgator in the US where the ...
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How to transfer a domain from 101domain to another registrar?

A friend of mine bought a domain name on 101domains, and now wants to have his website hosted on my servers. I would like to have full control of the DNS records, and thus would like to change the NS ...
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Switch Hosts With Gmail Account Attached

I am transferring a client from their old host to my new one. Their domain-based gmail/apps account was connected to their old host, so when I changed the domain's name servers to the new host, ...
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What are CNAME and A DNS Records?

What are CNAME and A DNS records? What are they used for? What is the difference between the two? Edit: Where does the CNAME record exist? On the server or with the domain registrar?
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free dns providers for a subdomain [closed]

I am looking for a free DNS service provider for a subdomain. Does anyone know who does it?
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WHY my domain points back to previous IP after 1 day

2 days ago, I applied a domain gtscomputers.com.au, and then changed the nameserver to the one from my hosting, and change all "A Record" to the IP 27.131.74.13. Yesterday, I applied another IP ...
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Forwarding a subdomain to main domain using Godaddy

I have current blog, which was hosted on Tumblr at http://blog.ryanhayes.net. I'm moving it over to http://ryanhayes.net, and have all the 301 redirects set up for the blog entries to map to my new ...
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Recommended Site Redundancy Options

I am developing a site for a client who is emphasizing "no downtime allowed". Now even cloud hosting doesn't provide a 100% up-time promise, so I've been thinking about mirrored hosting, where if ...
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How do I add multiple providers DNS to my domain for website replication and access?

Hello I have a website that I would like to keep online no matter what for that purpose I don't mind buying multiple webhosting packages. Its a small website in terms of size but not in terms of ...
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Which is better between changing Nameservers and changing DNS “A” Records?

I have my hosting on Godaddy and domain on another server. So I was thinking which would be a better option to point the domain to Godaddy hosting Change the name server to that of godaddy. Change ...