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

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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 ...
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changing CNAME record, will it affect existing email addresses

I need to forward a domainA to redirect to domainB. I've been doing this via CNAME records but for this situation I need to leave email addresses for domainA intact and unaffected while redirecting ...
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Weird entry for robots.txt on a Naked Domain in Google Webmaster Tools

We own a .co.uk address and use an Internet hosting company that has made mistakes around DNS in the past. Our main site is hosted on www. and their reluctance to allow editing of AAAA records on-line ...
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What is needed to add DNSSEC to my site?

What is needed to add DNSSEC to my site? Is it like HTTPS/SSL that I have to buy a certificate, or can I generate one myself to use? Is there any free way I can use DNSSEC or do I have to pay for ...
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How does IPv6 and AAAA DNS records affect my visitors?

If I set up a web site and the web server only has IPv6, and my domain uses a AAAA DNS record instead of a A record, how does this affect my visitors? Can only end users that have IPv6 on their ...
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Which PHP hosting is better GoDaddy or 1and1? and Also domain mangement [closed]

I own a domain on GoDaddy and I bought a hosting plan from 1and1. Now my subscription is going to end and I want to renew it, but I also want to choose only one company for my web site to have both ...
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Feedburner and Wordpress Multisite

I have recently setup Wordpress Multisite and have that working well. Now to complete the branding, I want to use feeds.mydomain.com for the MyBrand integration to Feedburner. I have setup the CNAME ...
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DNS Hosting with Purchased Domain Name

I have just purchased a domain name, however now I realise dns hosting was not free and I have to pay extra to set an MX, CNAME or A record. Do I have to do this with the same company I registered my ...
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Site not indexed by Google [duplicate]

I typed the following on Google: (1) site: uniquevolve.com (2) site: uniquevolve.com.au Only (2) gets indexed. Is this normal? The strange thing is, my Website is actually hosted on the server with ...
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How to test the migration of a domain without actually changing the domain?

I have a somewhat complicated situation. We have a blog let's say at myblog.com and it is running fine. However, we now want to cut the budget and use a free hosting service isgreat.org. The service ...
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Is it possible to find all subdomains for a certain domain?

a client of mine is currently hosting a web-project on one of his servers with some sub domains for previews, testing etc. Those are really hard to guess sub domains like: ...
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Does registering a domain for 10+ years help search rank?

I've heard that registering a domain name for a very long time, say 5 to 10+ years, can help with your search rank. This seems at least plausible to me, since a fly-by-night, massive domain name farm ...
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How can I get a history of DNS registration information?

Is there a canonical place that stores DNS registration information? For example for a domain that has changed hands a few times, can I see a listing of the owner information* over time and when the ...
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How long does propagation of newly registered private name servers typically take?

I have an account with Hostgator, and have registered private name servers (ns1.mydomain.com and ns2.mydomain.com). How long should I expect to wait for those changes to take place? Should my ...
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Is there any way to redirect one domain to another via DNS settings keeping the path information?

For example, my domain is example.com and when someone navigates to example.com/sample/page.htm, I want it to redirect to test.com/sample/page.htm. I know that this can probably easily be done using ...
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Is it possible to create a 301 redirect and MX records at a naked domain?

I'm wondering since I found out that creating a CNAME and an MX record is not allowed. I want to create a 301 redirect from example.com to www.example.com, and have email with @example.com addresses. ...
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How to transfer domain from Godaddy to another provider

I'm currently using godaddy for all of my company domains, and I'm very unsatisfied with their service, specially with their site, so we are trying to migrate those domains to another provider. The ...
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How can I create an SPF record on my 1and1.com hosted domain?

Emails from my domain (hosted at 1and1, and using Google Apps Premier edition) have sporadically been going to recipients' spam folders lately. I did some research, tested, and found out that I do ...
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How many domains to split components across?

I understand how splitting components across domains can maximize parallel downloads, and enable you to have cookie-free static content domains, but since there's a time cost for each domain lookup ...
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Which DNS registrars will hide my WHOIS information? [closed]

Whilst browsing this question, some of the answers mentioned that certain registrars will replace your whois information with their own. Can anybody provide details on which registrars offer this ...
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How to allow custom domains from end-users?

This is one of the things that has interested me for awhile, and I know that the service I am developing would greatly benefit from this. Various sites (Ning, Tumblr, Wordpress, etc) allow users to ...
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I have an old domain that I'm retiring. How do I set up a permanent redirect from the old domain to the new one?

I originally posted this as one of the defining questions for the site so I thought I'd ask it again. Currently I have DNS for both domains pointing to the same place but I'd like to set up a ...
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Should I use a domain name registrar's free DNS hosting, or host DNS servers with another company?

Should I use my domain name registrar's free DNS hosting service, or host DNS servers with another company? (or both?) What are some advantages to using a DNS hosting company separate from the domain ...
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How to force browsers/ISPs to look for my new DNS?

I have changed the DNS for my domain. what code (or header) should I use in my old server to tell the visitor's browser or ISP that it should check for my new DNS and the current content is old? is ...
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Reclaim snatched domain name

I'm looking for options to get back a domain name that just expired and was re-registered by an unknown link farmer. Between extended holidays, bank and hosting provider's opening hours and me the ...