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

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What records (DNS, Nameservers etc.) need to be used to map a Domain to a Hosting Server

I have a purchased domain that I am trying to create a site on. I have uploaded the files to the public_html folder of the hosting provider's server. I am confused about what all records I need to ...
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Is this a DNS or server-side error?

I am having difficulty accessing a specific website. (I get 500 Server fault errors) I can access this site on my iPhone when NOT connected to WiFi. I CANNOT access the site when connected to WiFi ...
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Does a Name Server change on a domain also affect Name Servers of sub-domains of that domain?

We've got a web application product whose home page is at, for example, abcd.com One of our clients is running the web application on a sub domain. E.g. customer.abcd.com Both domains are currently ...
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How to find domain registrar and DNS hosting with good DNSSEC support?

Simplified problem I want to buy a domain and make a website that is fully secured with DNSSEC. I want to make sure that only the one right SSL certificate could be validated by the browsers and all ...
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Is there any performance issue with registering domain name and DNS with separate providers?

We hosted our domain name and DNS with GoDaddy. Recently we had problem with our DNS and now it has been solved. Now we are planning to go for other DNS providers for our domains . Is it safe to ...
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DNS mistake. Google crawled the wrong server. What to do?

Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair I have a couple of similar looking domains on Coudflare where I manage their DNS. An old forum and my new still MVP site. As many of you may have ...
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Point a domain to another domain

What I want to do is, I want to point my domain which I registered from Dot TK ( a free domain registration service ) to another domain which I am currently hosting on Freeola ( a hosting service ). ...
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What should I do after changing DNS records and my site is not resolving?

My domain is not resolving after updating its DNS records 10 hours ago. I bought the domain from GoDaddy and hosted it on a different server. They guided me to alter two domain entries: the first is ...
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Managing DNS records for server failover with cname records

I currently have 2 servers with identical files for a number of websites in 2 different locations. One has fast internet access but is regularly offline whereas the other is always on and has slower ...
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Need help getting 'www' working for domains and subdomains using Apache & DNS

I've searched through a lot of different posts asking this question and I haven't really seen a straight forward answer on how to get this working. At the moment, with the following settings, adding ...
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Wildcard DNS record point to multiple servers

I would like to give my users their own subdomain like jack.xxx.com, james.xxx.com, and is using wildcard DNS record to do that. But now I would like to separate users into multiple servers, like ...
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Domain, SSL Certificate and Webhost in from different providing companies

I am planning to migrate from godaddy to another webhosting company but not including my domain registrations. I have two domain names and I am planning to get one free domain name from the webhosting ...
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How to point GoDaddy to EntryDNS domain

I have a server connected via dynamic IP. I have set up EntryDNS to manage the change of my IP. If I put in my EntryDNS URL it points me to my server's current IP. I purchased a domain from GoDaddy, ...
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Can't have CNAME for domains root, using noip to point to static host

I'm aware that I'm unable to have a CNAME as the domains root under the ruling 3.6.2 of RFC 1034, however I'm using noip to point to a static hostname. Currently I have www pointed to my noip static ...
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Websites sharing the same IP address

I have always been confused by the idea that multiple websites sharing the same IP address. I mean if there is a webserver out there that has an IP address. I can simply key in this IP address with ...
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Forward to other domain with CNAME

In my GoDaddy DNS manager, I made some A Record that points to *.mirror for my domain Now when I access URL 123.mirror.mydomain.com from the browser I can see that my app is loaded, and its all OK. ...
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What happens when my domain provider cancels order after domain transfer?

A year has gone missing from my domains. What can I do to get it back? Here is the complete history (I have assumed abc.com and xyz.in as the domain names as I do not want to disclose my own domain ...
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Godaddy one page hosting

Disclaimer: not sure this is the right place for this kind of question, sorry in advance, just point me to the right place and I'll move it. In godaddy when paying only for domain, without hosting, ...
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Setting Gmail as mail server

I’m in a slightly weird situation right now, and I don’t have sufficient knowledge to sort this myself without truly understand what I’m doing. Yesterday, I’ve registered a domain (.com) and ordered ...
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HostGator hosting account and DNS servers

I have a hosting package on HostGator on domain example.com I also got a VPS server from Digital Ocean and have setup the DNS Details on the server there (A Record pointing on DO server IP with @ as ...
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DNS for domain shows old website for www version

I bought 2 domains form GoDaddy but with both I am seeing the same problems in that the domain on the www version goes to the old site which is still being hosted. I have checked the IntoDNS website ...
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Use Multiple A Records but retain main IP [closed]

This is really confusing to me. Apparently you can set up multiple A records for your domain. And you do this by adding new A records to DNS editor/zone. My hosting account grants me 5 IP ...
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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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Does a semicolon DNS record serve any purpose?

I'm helping my boss clean up our DNS records on Verizon and neither one of us is sure what to make of these. There are a couple records that consist solely of a semicolon. No record type, no address, ...
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Hostinger host and tk domain optimal DNS configuration

I want to configure tk domain with hostinger. I don't want to use the redirect option, so I'm trying to set the tk dns. In the image below are shown the parameters of hostinger that I have put in dns ...
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How can I change the order of the DNS records in the `dot.tk` DNS server?

I have a DNS record with three A records: the main site, and two backups. However, when clients perform a DNS lookup, they reach a backup site. How can I change the order of the DNS records in ...
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How do I redirect a FQDN to an internal URL?

We have internal DNS servers where we've registered a FQDN that resolves internally to identityreg.domain.com. We also have an existing web page at ...
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How do I update my DNS server so that it points to my new web server?

I am at a loss of what to do here. I bought a domain name some time ago, but just that. Tonight, I bought a subscription to DemonVPS to use as a web server. Following their tutorial, I put the ...
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Should I have both example.com and www.example.com?

I used to have a website which could be addressed by both example.com and www.example.com leading to the same page. Now, I moved to another server and only the example.com works. I got an email from ...
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1and1 SPF record not found [closed]

I am seeing the spf txt file in my dns settings but when running an mx toolbox test it is not finding the record. Does anyone have a fix? Thanks
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SEO history of recycled domain name

I have purchased a recycled domain name and I have just been told that if I use the recycled domain name (that I now own) I will inherit any penalties that the recycled domain name may have attracted ...
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Using Cloudflare service on new hosting provider

I've changed my hosting provider today and bought a new host from another provider but i have this problem. about my previous host: my previous hosting was also the one that registered my domain. ...
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Configuring an MX record for Amazon's Route 53

I am using Amazon Route 53 and have a correctly functioning A record pointing to an EC2 instance at mydomain.com.au with a Django stack running. My problem is, I tried to setup a Postfix mailserver ...
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Domain redirect to go daddy shared ip account via IP through an A NAME change

A customers IT department wants to point their domain to a site I've created for them which is hosted on a share GoDaddy account. It's not my primary domain but is a site in a sub directory of its ...
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My domain's DNS is not working and my host says it could take a couple days

I have taken a domain name trickwarehouse.tk and set the name servers of hostinger.in in my domain's DNS. But when I try to access the file manager, I get an error message: Your domain is not ...
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Home Domain router question

I'm hosting my own website and email server at home on my own network. I have ports fowarded and working for the most part. I'm currently using namecheap.com dns servers and foward requests to my IP. ...
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DNS and Whois problem [duplicate]

I have encountered a problem or atleast that's what I think, I have recently started an ec2 instance and I changed my A records at Godaddy to point to my new elastic ip and it worked fine and then I ...
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Split domain name between two hosts (separate webmail and webhost) [duplicate]

I currently have my email and webserver hosted through Yahoo. I'm having way too much trouble trying to integrate my application with their lack of php/mysql support. I'd like to use my domain name ...
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Can websites appear differently to different internet networks?

I just began launching a site for one of my clients, but I've come across a very strange issue. Whenever the client tries to access the website from an internet capable device in his office, he gets ...
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DNS - domain conflict?

I was given two domains: domain.com & domain.info (they are on GoDaddy). And I was also given two servers, 107.105.38.99 - Rails app and 107.107.90.17 - Wordpress platform, on Digital Ocean. ...
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Best compromise for low DNS TTL for failover, versus high TTL to reduce DNS lookup time

We're looking at lowering our DNS A record TTL to around 1 minute, to enable us to quickly switch to a backup server should the main one fail (whether this is automatic, using AWS Health Checks etc, ...
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Redirect to one of multiple sites on the server

I hope this is the right place to post this issue, serverfault seemed wrong to me... Say I have a machine running MAMP. This machines IP is managed in a account from dyn.com to a specific domain, say ...
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How can I fix Google indexing URLs that are not part of my sitemap?

Using site:example.com in Google is returning many results with the following format: https://www.w.example.com/services/edison/16mm-to-2k Obviously this is not what I submitted and is not part of my ...
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What is the best way to automate “domain parking”? [closed]

Assume I have a domain http://go.example.com/abcdefg when example.com is server running on NGINX. The main task of that server is to proxy pass all visitors to other server and then, this other server ...
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Trying to resolve my DNS records to use mandrill

I've got myself confused over DNS records and need to understand what I need to do first for my situation. My domain name is hosted by one provider. The nameservers are currently pointing to the ...
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SEO and other impacts of using rel=“dns-prefetch”

I recently came across a site that had the following code: <link rel="dns-prefetch" href="//ajax.googleapis.com"> In looking it up it says it is used to Reduce DNS lookup time by ...
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Can you set custom DNS for a file/directory trailing the TLD of a domain (e.g. domain.com/robots.txt)?

I'm in a situation where I'm looking to set a different DNS record for a certain file on a domain, (specifically www.domain.com/robots.txt), from the root (www.domain.com). (The situation is that ...
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How do I turn 'off' a (hosted) domain's web server while leaving email intact?

I have a web hosting account at HostGator (for a domain registered with Namecheap), where I would like to only use email, and completely turn off the website/webserver (for that domain), such that it ...
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How can I lookup all records in one go

I am using http://www.kloth.net/services/nslookup.php to lookup dns records but they can only be looked up one at a time, eg MX OR CNAME etc. If I want to get a list of all them for a particular ...
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How can I prevent another site from trying to phish my customers by cloning the look and feel of my site?

I have a site hosted on Godaddy. Recently, another site that I don't control has copied the look and feel of my site. They look exactly like my site, except the domains are different.. Godaddy's ...