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

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How do I continue web forwarding while moving dns registration?

I help manage a website. Its domain is currently registered to Network Solutions. They also provide web forwarding to our website (e.g., example.com → example.webhosting.com). I'm in the process ...
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Configuring domain name to cover multiple hosts

Background: I currently host my public-facing website on GoDaddy servers. I am developing the server backend of a mobile application. The business logic and database are hosted on separate instances ...
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DNS entry to redirect constant url to changing directory name

I have static content that is regularly updated that I'd like to maintain 100% up-time for when switching over to new content. Ideally I'd like to provide a single url such as: static.mydomain.com/...
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Should I use Reverse DNS (rDNS) with or without “www.”?

If I set up a rDNS entry for my server, should I enter just the hostname or should I include www.? I assume that the A-Record for example.com and www.example.com point to the same server, of course. ...
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Emails when changing DNS [closed]

I moved my site to another server and updated DNS. Now if I send e-mail to my e-mail address I don't receive it. I know DNS update take up to 48 hours. It has been 5 hours from DNS changes and I don'...
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What's the best way to transfer a domain to a new hosting provider? [duplicate]

I'm currently in the process of converting all my hosted domains from Coldfusion to PHP (mainly because PHP is so much cheaper to host). I'm fully aware of how to transfer files, dbs, etc. and how to ...
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How do you set DNS record so that www subdomain is set to root domain?

I don't want "www" in my domain. How do I set dns record so that when someone types www.mydomain.com it will just show up as mydomain.com? I just want www to foward to root domain? Tried searching ...
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Pointing a subdomain (subdomain.example.com) to a subfolder (example.com/subfolder)?

I want my subdomain subdomain.example.com to load content from a subfolder on the root domain example.com/subfolder. So if a user goes to subdomain.example.com/?article=hey it should load the ...
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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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Why does the ICANN Registrar list show variants of the same company multiple times?

While browsing the ICANN list of accredited registrars: https://www.icann.org/registrar-reports/accredited-list.html I've noticed that a couple of companies are registered multiple times and multiple ...
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Does adding www to bare domain affect SEO? Analytics? [duplicate]

I have a bare domain -> domain.com Does adding www. to my bare domain -> www.domain.com, affect SEO? or Analytics data? Right now going to www.domain.com redirects to domain.com.
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Email forwarding preserving subaddress

Is it possible to set up email forwarding which preserves sub addresses (address tags)? So, e.g. reply+tag1234@example.com goes to myexampleuser+tag1234@gmail.com? Note that tag1234 could change to ...
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Do I pay twice when transferring domain name to a different registrar?

I'm looking to register a domain for the first time, and I'm trying to weigh the costs. I'm just wondering if you transfer to a different registrar after some time, do you pay both the old and the new ...
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CNAME to S3 returns the S3 URL

I've setup a static website on S3 under a www.mydomain.com bucket. I also created a CNAME record for it in Namecheap looking like this: Type: CNAME Record Host: www Value: www.mydomain.com.s3-...
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Set up a domain on a new server, but the I get a “server DNS address could not be found.” Error

I am a noob when it comes to Servers and Web hosting so this may be the main issue. I bought a domian name on godaddy.com here. I am using a server with limestone networks to host the DNS server. I ...
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Process of DNS resolution using nslookup starting from root nameservers

I understand broadly the theory of how a DNS resolver goes through the domain hierarchy querying nameservers to resolve a domain name from the root namespace downwards however I would like to try ...
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How does x10hosting connect your domain to their servers/DNS

I just bought a domain, and now I'm setting it up with my free x10 hosting. In their guide for how to add your own domain, it says you just need to point your domain to their nameservers, and then ...
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SRV record with cname

I bought a hosted service which, mainly for DDoS mitigation reasons, often rotates its IPs. So myservice.remoteserver.xxx:666 sometimes goes either to 111.111.111.111:666 or 222.222.222.222:666 I ...
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Web hosting at Hostingdude.com - Configuring Zone File Record

I registered an offsite Domain name 'pprs.org.pk' almost few weeks ago and added it to my account via 'add off-site DNS'. I followed the 'Add Off-Site DNS' guide available in 'Help Center' section ...
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Cannot remove nameservers in GoDaddy when moving away from their hosting to external hosting

I will try to describe as best I can: I have a GoDaddy hosting that came with a free domain name. I am now aware how bad GoDaddy is and have purchased hosting elsewhere, I need to change the DNS on ...
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Prevent frame view with GoDaddy forward (301 with mask)

I have a domain name at GoDaddy and have forwarded it to an external domain, using the settings 301 with mask. However, when I go to my GoDaddy domain and press view source code then I only get that ...
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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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DNS resolves my hostname to 2 different IP's back and forth within minutes

We recently switched webhosts from Databse Mart to Liquid Web. This weekend we updated the name servers with our registrar and about 48 hours later, we saw our new site on insidestl.com. Now, a day ...
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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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Monitor a website and change it to show an error message when the web server is offline

I own a domain. Let's name it example.com. I have my own server. For this example, its IP is 1.1.1.1. I use Amazon Route 53 and have configured my DNS. Each time a visitor visits example.com, she ...
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Domain owner uses my IP without permission

as I discovered recently a lot of domains of a certain organisation all have their A-Record set to the IP of a server that I own. The server currently does only host security auditing tools and does ...
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My new setup website Directs to /cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi [duplicate]

I have many domains set up in cPanel. I just added a new website and it keeps directing me to /cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi. Why?? Please can you explain why this is happening and how to solve it?
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Is it important to point the domain to server IP to get them linked?

I am trying to link my domain registerd from exabytes.com.my and I want to link it with my server in GoDaddy. exabytes.com.my allowed me to modify nameservers only , I set name servers as : ns1....
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DNS and Wildcard CNAME

Whenever I attempt to make a CNAME record for my domain I get two errors: You can't mix CNAME/MX records together using the same hostname. Domain root's cannot be CNAME's, however you can web-...
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What is the latency for DNS / A records

I recently registered a domain with MyDomain and set the name servers to: ns1.example.com ns2.example.com I set the relevant A records to the IP address of the hosting account. It had a parking ...
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Updating my SMTP server with SPF and DKIM records

I have been searching around, but not sure of all the facts I need. Let me explain. I have stayed out of the SMTP game for a while and have become ignorant of the newer developments. Prior to my ...
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CloudFlare DNS: Downtime failover host

My company uses CloudFlare for its DNS, but as our site is HTTPS-secured and we're on the free plan, we can't utilize CloudFlare's CDN services. Our host has fairly rare but not insignificant ...
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Submitting sitemap to Google Search Console: “General HTTP error: Domain name not found”

I'm having a lot of trouble getting google search console to work with my wordpress website. I'm hosting the website myself on VPS. Everytime i try to insert xml sitemap i get General HTTP error: ...
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“CNAME record already exists in the zone” when creating SPF txt records

I am setting up mailgun.com to use with my website. But when I add dns record with type txt name www.example.com and value v=spf1 include:mailgun.org ~all as suggested in mailgun setup: I get the ...
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Should I minimize distance between registrar location and server

A few years back, I assisted in the move of the website content server from one host to another (in canada) due to better service pricing. Because of this, I had to designate a new registrar for my ...
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Forward naked domain with URL path for my Google Domain

I purchased a domain through Google Domains and I am hosting my app on Heroku. I would like users to be able to access my app through the naked domain, but Google Domains does not allow CNAME's to ...
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Default GoDaddy page is showing rather than my hosted website

I've recently purchased a domain from Godaddy.com and I also obtained hosting from 000webhost.com. When I try to access my site by entering the purchased URL from Godaddy, the pages hosted on ...
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How to edit /etc/hosts file on WHM/cPanel

I need to add a domain/IP record to my hosts file on a CentOS box running WHM/cPanel, so that a domain which has no public DNS is routed to the correct IP address. I've done this on my macbook but I'...
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Is it possible to point my domain to a DDNS? [closed]

I have a server at home that I use for a multitude of things. The domain is currently hosted by GoDaddy. My problem isn't a huge one, but it is quite annoying and I would like it to work the way I ...
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Mail management custom domain Google apps for work

The situation is: I have a domain, let say it is: mydomain.com. is was configured to manage its own mail, there are several e-mail accounts configured on it. a@mydomain.com, b@mydomain.com, c@...
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How would one obtain a stable IP address that is guaranteed not to change?

I was thinking about creating a redirect service that adds or removes the www from domain names. All that would be required would be that the domain name point the DNS for the naked domain or the ...
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Send root domain to other website using DNS

Let's say my website lives at username.site.com and my domain is me.com I've seen loads of tutorials which talk about showing my website username.site.com at the web address www.me.com but I don't ...
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Questions about ANAME DNS records

Shopify recently sent a link asking that I update DNS - They talk about ALIAS or ANAME records, and assert these are different to CNAME and A records. I understand what CNAME records are, and why you ...
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Wildcard domain like *.example.com in Plesk?

I have a webserver with Plesk which is set up to host my main domain, e.g. 'example.com' (and also www.example.com for that matter). Now I want it to also support any subdomain, so whenever somebody ...
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Stop search engines from trying to crawl old sites on subdomains which are no longer available

A few years ago I had couple of sites. Then I closed them. Back then, the search engines had added those sites of mine into their databases. Specifically Google and Chinese Baidu know about them. Now ...
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Setup DNS with A and SRV records

I have the following servers, which should be used for the following tasks: big_box 111.111.111.111 Main-Server (Game-Server, Virtual Machines,...) small_box 222.222.222.222 Web-Server The idea ...
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Default DNS records with WHMCS + cPanel/WHM + NetEarthOne

I use the billing system WHMCS to automatically send invoices and use it's auto-setup functions. My control panel is cPanel/WHM. I use NetEarthOne to resell domains. cPanel/WHM and NetEarthOne are ...
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How can I point a subdomain registered with Dot TK to GitHub?

I am building a GitHub website and I have a domain registered with Dot TK, from which I'd like to point a subdomain to GitHub. I'm really confused on how to do it however. Currently I have a CNAME ...
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DNS Help - Point Web Requests to Web Host without affecting Existing Email Settings

I have registered a domain name (let's call it example.com.au) through GoDaddy and have an active email account using the gmail servers (info@example.com.au). The gmail setup process automatically set ...
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Can I manipulate the DNS protocol to host websites across multiple servers and direct users to the geographically closest?

Let's pretend that I'm hosting a very big and popular website. Let's also pretend that I have many web servers spread out all around the world. Each web server containing identical files. If I make ...