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

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Process of automating domain registration?

I have a website where users register domain.com/user/username. I'd like to add a feature where users can search for and purchase a domain name that maps back to that URL. I'm not sure how big of a ...
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LaunchRock CNAME configs, what do they do?

Trying out LaunchRock, and ran across this: general-instructions-for-creating-your-cname-record Basically as far as I'm able to tell they only support using your sub-domain as the URL, not having ...
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How do I change where a domain points to?

I've just finished making a website for my dad and need to get it on line. He has a domain already (and I have access to the admin panel for that on 'fasthosts') and my mum already has some server ...
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What is the safest way to search for domain names availability?

I am victim of Domain name front running. I searched for domain names on some sites & I lost those names soon. Now, what is the safest way to search for availability of domain names ? Using ...
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subdomain to subdomain forward with masking

I want to forward with mask from one server to another server. In Server One: www.abc.com test.abc.com live.abc.com In Server Two: http://ipaddress.com/folder1 http://ipaddress.com/folder2 ...
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Webmin and SPF records

I'm using VPS server with ubuntu and webmin. And in one of my domain I'd like to use google apps, but neither in webmin panel nor in conf file I see a place to add this google spf : v=spf1 ...
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Why is there a form which allows us to redirect our naked domain, yet it does nothing?

In Google Apps Domain Management, There is a page for me to change how my naked domain http://example.com is redirected. However, in that page, it tells me You must change the A-record at your domain ...
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How to bulk migrate domains from GoDaddy to Namecheap without downtime?

I have about 5-10 domains registered by GoDaddy. The DNS on most of these is provided by GoDaddy as well. I'm using SOPA as an excuse to migrate away - I've hated GoDaddy for several years now, and ...
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Unable to add a domain (purchased from godaddy.com) to the dreamhost account [closed]

My client just purchased a domain from godaddy.com and I'm trying to add it as a new domain on their dreamhost account. But it is unable to be added. It simply doesn't work and doesn't even show any ...
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Issue updating domain name servers from BlueHost to AWS [closed]

I am trying to migrate my site hosting from BlueHost to AWS cloud based service. I have the site up and running on AWS with an elastic IP configured, it loads fine when I specify the IP address in ...
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Domain name A record not getting update

I had my domain setup on a friends server until recently, but now I'm moving out from his VPS and would like to host the site on Posterous/Tumblr. Both these blogs ask for a A record to be update with ...
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DNS configuration on website makes it available only some of the time

The DNS configuration on my website is periodically dropping visitors and I have no idea why. Most of my website's visitors are seeing it fine, but in the last weeks more and more visitors report ...
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Registrar with good security, DNS hosting, and DNSSEC and IPv6 resolvers?

I'm looking to move my domains away from GoDaddy, but I'm having a tough time finding anyone with comparable features at a (even remotely) similar price. I've looked at the usual suggestions ...
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How do I change my name servers for Sedo Parking?

I wanted to park my domain with SedoParking. It says to change it to ns1.sedoparking.com. I did change the start and www to that. But the A (Address) has to be an IP. So How do I change that?
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Can I change the cname of my domain to any other domain I want?

I own a domain name can i change it's CNAME to make it point to any other domain that I don't own? Example: I own a domain name (balh.com) can I make it an alias for google.com and yahoo.com? means ...
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Mail using google apps rejected as SPAM, having trouble using SPF records

The situation: Domain name: fisharwe.com Site hosted by eukhost.com Domain name registrar: nearlyfreespeech.net Mx Records point to google apps servers created a TXT record at nearlyfreespeech ...
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How to host a single website on multiple servers?

I'm planning on releasing an iOS app that downloads video from my server. If hundreds of people on the launch day try to do this, then my website and the services that my server provides will clearly ...
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Should your Nameservers be under a Different Domain

I notice that, with most of the web hosts I use, they provide nameserver addresses under their main domain (or a related domain). For example Mediatemple provides name servers which are: ...
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Use Google Apps mail with website on a separate web host

We've bought a domain through the free Google Apps service and use the Gmail account provided. I'm thinking of hosting our own site on a separate web host, but emails sent to our domain might be ...
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Access a PLESK website before propagation?

My web host uses Plesk and I want to know if there is anyway to access and view a website (with PHP and other processes being functional) without propagation of the domain name? I have found ...
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pick closest IP or DNS send send fastest route

Background I have a router (Linux node) connected with multiple ISPs. For e.g. ISP1 90.90.90.90 ISP2 80.80.80.80 ISP3 70.70.70.70 At present DNS A records reports all 3 IPs. DNS is used to balance ...
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Website caching (using DNS)

Some time ago I landed on a website that provided a paid service that caches websites. As I understood it, the only thing I needed to do was change the DNS record of my website and point it to them. ...
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Slow DNS lookup on my site?

I'm testing the loading speeds of my website. I've just done a test using Pingdom but it returns some strange (at least to me) results: By the looks of it getting the DNS info takes the most time. ...
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Setting DNS when registrar and host is different

Just to confirm that my assumptions are correct (if not, please let me know where I'm doing wrong): My domain refers to jkwsp.com The registrar where I have registered my domain is hioxindia.com ...
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Third-party SaaS will also host our web site. They want our registrar username and password. Is this normal?

I'm In a situation that's slightly different from this question. Why would anyone need my registrar information for a new web site? We currently host our own web server and mail server. We're ...
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Right process to transfer new website over current one

My current (old) website is just a static site. It has been online for 6 years. I just rebuilt it on Drupal. I need to obviously replace the current website with the old one. But first, the new ...
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A record DNS, nameserver help [closed]

I just installed kloxo on my vps and I want to link my domain to that server...which it sort of already is...I made it connect to it via an A record. That works, like the IP is pointing to my server ...
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enable email on Godaddy when using Zerigo on Heroku hosted app

A little recap of what I have done ... and then my questions Q1, Q2 and Q3 1 - I developed a RoR app that I deployed on Heroku. biowatts.heroku.com 2 - I bought a domain name at GoDaddy: ...
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How to find the Fastest DNS servers to host our domain?

The question was born because lately we've seen a pretty odd (well, at least for us, for the first time) - error message in Google webmaster tools - "DNS lookup timeout" ... I was pretty sure that ...
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Site not accessible without www in url - Error 400 bad request

A site that I am developing works with the format www.domain.com but when typing the domain without the www i.e domain.com I receive a error 400 bad request. How can I enable non-www for my site.
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Google CDN or Akamai

We combine and minify our JS with Minify - the combined JS is then cached on Akamai. I'm suggesting to my supervisor that we put JQuery and JQueryUI on Google CDN and take it out of our combined JS. ...
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Website on S3: Multiple subdomains to one Bucket?

I'd like to host a website on Amazon S3. What's the best practice to make a site accessible from both example.com and www.example.com?
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DNS MX forward one mailbox of a domain

I wanna know if exists a way to forward one mailbox with DNS MX entries ?, maybe with CNAME or other things. I want use for a particular mailbox a new mail services and for others mailboxes using the ...
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Redirection 302 during DNS update

I will migrate my website from server A to server B. During the DNS propagation, the users arriving on server A will be 302 redirected (rewrite rule in Apache) to a temporary alias on server B. ...
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Trouble setting up DNS for VPS

I had registered a domain at namecheap and forwarded the DNS to my host at vps.net. The strange thing is, when I did that the site was showing up. I even uploaded files and everything was displaying ...
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Can't reach site from Firefox and Chrome but works fine using Safari [closed]

I've got a virtual server running Ubuntu which I recently set up. As I was trying to learn how to deal with vhosts and serveraliases I made a few errors before I finally managed to get the vhost files ...
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Redirect/rewrite dynamic URL to sub-domain and create DNS for subdomain

I have created an application in PHP, I would like to re-direct the following URL to corresponding sub-domain. Dynamic URL pattern: http://mydomain.com/mypage.php?user_name=testuser I wish to ...
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parked domain on plesk have error 500

I parked the raf-sales.net domain on raf.ir but i have this error: Server Error in '/' Application. :| I hate Plesk and have not any idea to fix this problem! :| ...
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Domain from A and hosting from B

I have buyed domain from one company and hosting from another. On hosting company website finded DNS addresses and applied them to domain hosting website(changed DNS) I done it yesterday, so today it ...
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dns routing MX record

I want to move an old website from a client's office server to a new hosting account but I need to leave the email accounts on my client's office server. I have done this once or twice before and what ...
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Can I point a CNAME to a subpage on Google Sites?

Simple question: I followed the instructions and now I have a CNAME pointing www.mydomain.com to my Google Sites site. I want to add another, pointing mike.mydomain.com to ...
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intermittent DNS problems

How would I go about tracking this issue down? One of my websites has been up for years without issue. We're using Godaddy's nameservers for our domain. Lately in the past two weeks, I've noticed ...
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How does my DNS provider know that I own the domain that I am managing?

Let's say I purchase a domain at RegistrarA, and then I set my domain to use the name servers over at ProviderB since I will be using ProviderB to operate my DNS records. In the system of ProviderB, ...
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Point GoDaddy DNS to other DNS master for new subdomain

I have a domain domain1.com and am creating a new subdomain sub.domain1.com and this subdomain has it's own DNS, NOT GoDaddy's DNS. I manage domain1.com DNS in GoDaddy right now and need to tell it ...
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DNS A Records with 1and1 and Heroku

I have a domain name registered through 1and1.com that I'd like to point to my Heroku app (mydomain.com and www.mydomain.com). Heroku's instructions ...
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Setting up an incoming CNAME to accept for my domain name

I have the following scenario. Domain Name : mydomain.com I have registered a country level tdl with our ISP. country tdl : www.mydomain.com.qa ISP has created a CNAME to my www.mydomain.com.qa to ...
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My domain name has two spellings, how do I tell which one users type more?

I registered another spelling for my domain name. I point them at the same IP with DNS set-up tool. How do I tell which one my visitors come from more? Would I be able to view that kind of statistics ...
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How can I point a subdomain at another server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to point a domain to another subdomain? Is it possible to set up a subdomain to render content of another server? Let's say I wanted google.domain.com to render ...
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Virtual hosting on CentOS [closed]

I have a CentOS machine running Apache. I have a few virtual hosts set up and they run just fine. An example of a setup that's working fine is: <VirtualHost 10.10.10.38:80> ServerName ...
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How to link a domain to a subdomain with DNS / A record?

Ok, there are a lot of topics regarding this, but there is no detailed solution.. I bought a domain www.newsite.com but my webspace is at a different hoster and there in a subdomain ...