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

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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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.CA Domain registratrs for DNSSEC

We have a .ca (CIRA) domain that currently uses DNSSEC through the ISC DLV registry service. We are aware that DLV is shutting down by 2017. We have communicated with CIRA respecting .ca registrars ...
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Godaddy: domain path doesn't work

I've read quite a few questions here and I got a better idea about my issue: With forward + masking in godaddy you only see your domain and don't see the path. This is what I initially did. My issue ...
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If ICANN only charges 18¢ per domain name, why am I paying $10?

ICANN charges 18¢ per domain name registered regardless of its extension, but I pay $10 for a domain name per year with my registrar. What do domain name registrars do for its customers to justify ...
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Subdomain not working when nameserver set to different host

I have my domain and website both hosted on Godaddy. There was example.com and blog.example.com operational. But now I shifted my hosting to some other service provider and domain is still on godaddy. ...
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DNS for a cPanel addon domain to resolve to a dedicated IP address?

I would like to know how to set the DNS of an addon domain in cPanel to resolve to its own dedicated IP address, not the IP address of cPanel parent domain.
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What Will Be The Effects of Multiple NS Recrods For Parked Domains?

What will be the effect of having multiple NS records for a domain that point to different domain parking services? For example, ns1.bodis.com ns2.bodis.com ns1.sedoparking.com ns2.sedoparking.com ...
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Domain configuration for website with and without www

I have a heroku app with the following settings: Domain name: www.localhost.com DNS Target: safe-springs-1527.herokuapp.com The domain is on GoDaddy. The settings there are: A (Host) 0 Records (0 ...
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How to maintain SEO when taking over a domain name?

I am working with a client to redo their website. The website is simple and just displays information. My question is with regards to the SEO. I have only just started learning about SEO and on my ...
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If I change my DNS's IP address will that change the Google Compute instance instantly?

I'm currently using Google Compute to host my website. If I change the IP address under Google Cloud DNS will that change the instance instantly? Upgrading Instance Video: ...
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Apache/DNS Issues on VPS [closed]

My new site just won't resolve. I've setup a new site on my GD VPS. Unfortunately it is forwarding to one of my established sites, and I can't determine why. My setup: GoDaddy VPS that has a ...
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Any alternative to CNAME records for the root domain?

I have couple domain names which I wanted to park the domain with Bodis. But I also need their subdomain to be available for me for email access (i.e. mail.example.com). The domain is registered via ...
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How to set up wildcard subdomain CNAME records for a multi-tenant app?

We are trying to point a heroku staging app (something.herokuapp.com) to a subdomain on our domain (staging.company.com). Everything else on the domain (*.company.com) goes to our previous production ...
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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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Why does Chrome resolve websitename.localhost as localhost?

I've been using .localhost as a TLD for locally hosted sites that I am working on. Usually when I start a new site I create an entry in the apache virutal host configuration file and then add an entry ...
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Despite adding a CNAME record for a subdoman, the webserver is showing the server's default host

I want one subdomain to point to another on the same domain. DNS Records Type Name Value ----------------------------------------- A s1.example.com 10.20.30.40 CNAME ...
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I registered a domain name — how can I point it to my DynDNS host?

How can I host a website from my home machine? I have a DynDNS address so that even if my external IP changes, the machine is accessible. Lets say, for example, the machine is accessible at ...
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Should <link ref=“dns-prefetch”> tag be placed as high as possible in <head> website?

I'm implementing the new dns-prefetch tag for my web application and I wonder where I should place it in the <head> tag? Should I place it as the first tag in <head> so that browser ...
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Is it possible to cloak a subdomain forward?

With Google Domains I'm trying to forward foo.example.com to example.com:8811 but "cloak" the URL so it still appears as foo.example.com. AfraidDNS has this feature, but it I can't figure out if ...
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Setting up email in a domain without hosting and MX record

I have a Github user page which I wanted to park a domain on it. I also would like to be able to use my email address from my domain; however my NIC doesn't provide mx record changing, it only ...
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How to point naked domain and www to the same Heroku app?

I create a simple Rails app and deployed it to Heroku. This is my app. I use Cloudflare to manage my DNS records and I try to achieve something like this: This is all my current DNS records inside ...
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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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Data center locations for hosting an international website

My web site is currently hosted in the US in NYC and SFO data center locations. I'm not too familiar with DNS, but both IP's point to my domain and the visitor's computer probably would pick the DNS ...
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Host Server relocation procedure

I have this technical issue below... We have this domino server in our DMZ that hosts multiple websites. This server has a public ip x.x.x.x. Now we are asked to move this server away from our ...
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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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Can't remove an old domain from Bing when DNS no longer resolves

I'm trying to use Bing's Content Removal page to remove an old domain from search results. The domain belongs to an old staging site and is no longer live, but got picked up by Bing somewhere along ...
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Virtualhost config: routing and wildcard usage

My VirtualHost config is below: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName www.example.com ServerAlias example.com DocumentRoot /var/www/example/html </VirtualHost> I ...
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What are the Hosts and the Records in my Domains DNS?

I am struggling with the details of my domains DNS details. While I found some information on the different types of records (A, CNAME and MX) on Wikipedia and in Stackoverflow, I don't know what the ...
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What are the “host record” options available?

When setting up a new A Record / Host Record there's an option to enter the "host", and then one to enter the "IP". What are the options available for host? I've seen www, @, *... are there others? I ...
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Will there be conflict if there is two account with the same domain?

What will happen if more than one account on the same server is using the same domain? For instance in shared hosting, I have two user using the same domain name (Add-ons). Since this two accounts are ...
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No MX records?! Zone file issue. Shopfiy vs. self-hosted email

One of my hosting clients has a website: www.vincedevito.ca. Some time ago, he decided to use Shopify as his primary website, but I still host his email. Therefore, I set up a DNS Zone with GoDaddy. ...
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Buying a domain name directly from the registry

I bought a .io domain through Namecheap. I foolishly let my registration expire however, and now Namecheap wants an extortionate fee to reinstate it. I am not in a super urgent hurry to get my site ...
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Same domain with different extension - redirect

I have website hosted at say example.com I would like to have example.in, which should redirect users to example.com. So, should I use domain forwarding feature that my DNS provides to redirect from ...
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Do SPF and DKIM TXT records require quotes?

I have been searching for some hours now, but multiple sources say different things. https://support.wordfly.com/hc/en-us/articles/204767474-How-do-we-publish-DKIM-and-SPF-in-our-DNS- States I should ...
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Determining DKIM Selector and Key Values for my domain

I have a client that is with 1&1 (yeah, I know). He's asked me to set up SPF and DKIM records for his domain. I am not experienced with email configuration (I'm just a lowly web developer) but I ...
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How do I setup origin domain for Google PageSpeed Service?

I have a WordPress site with cPanel (WHM) with VPS. Today I configured Google PageSpeed Service for my WordPress site. After I submitted my WWW domain, PSS automatically added my naked domain (without ...