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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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In my IP query, the response is “SOA prisoner.” What does this mean? [closed]

what does "SOA prisoner" mean in the results of my IP query? Prisoner to what ?
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How to redirect mail to another IP address

I want to redirect my site's mail server to another IP address. I setup an MX record for my mail server like this: domain.org. IN MX 1 mail.domain.org But I do not know how redirect mail to ...
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Can I Point a domain.com/subdirectory to an ip address?

I have 2 Servers and 1 Domain name, is there a way to point the domain at Server 1 but then point domain.com/subdirectory to Server 2?
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Why does 301 redirect work for http but not for https?

Through my domain registrar I have set up a domain, essayme.co.uk, to automatically forward to https://google.com. If I go to http://essayme.co.uk it works as expected and redirects me to ...
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How to add DNS txt record in cpanel and what to name it?

I have a domain, where I have to add a DNS text change. More specifically, I have to do the following: "You should now create a DNS text record with the meta tag value shown below for the domain ...
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Switching website DNS with minimal downtime

I need to change my domain's DNS, but here in Thailand the ISPs don't follow any standards for renewing their cache of records, so it can take the full two days. I have a new website with about 1,000 ...
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MX records for individual email addresses on GoDaddy?

I have an info@mycompany.com address in Godaddy. I also created a couple email addresses in Zoho mail e.g. user1@mycompany.com and user2@mycompany.com. If I set up an MX record to point my user1 and ...
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My colleague can't visit our website through her provider after long downtime

We did a frontpage update some days ago that caused the site to crash. The site was down for several hours. After troubleshooting, we concluded that we needed to cache more content. It had been run ...
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Issue with Godaddy DNS manager

I'm using domains.live.com to setup an email to a domain registered on Godaddy. The domains.live.com configuration page says: Godaddy's DNS manager isn't accepting this string Value: v=spf1 ...
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Site is working with http:// not with http://www

My site is working if i type it as domain.com. But If I type it as www.domain.com I get an error 404 page. The domain is registered with Google Apps for Business and the hosting is done with another ...
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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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How to point subdomain of A to folder of domain B

I have a subdomain, say sub.A.com I would like this to be pointed to B.com/folder With A.com I am only able to change the DNS records since it's hosted on an eCommerce platform. With B.com I can ...
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Can't access website from same network

I've setup IIS locally to host a website. I've created a free NOIP account so I can access it with a domain name. It's temporary, so I plan to assign a real domain to it later. I setup port ...
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301 Redirect a domain to another domain, but keeping the subdirectories the same

Is it possible to configure a top-domain (http://x.com) (DNS/.htaccess/else?) to redirect to another domain (http://y.com), whilst if you navigate http://x.com/subdir/index.html, you'd see the files ...
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Redirect 'A' record of domain, except for some paths

I'm using cPanel and Mailman (mailing lists) on a shared server with a webhost. After changing the 'A' record for one of my add-on domains (let's say abc.org), so that its website traffic goes to ...
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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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Add custom Nameservers for Subdomains

Is it possible to add custom Nameserver for my Subdomains? For example: My main domain example.com uses MX record from Gmail. Then my subdomain subdomain.example.com needs to use MX record from ...
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Redirecting subdirectories to new domain [duplicate]

I have a WordPress blog under, let's say, example.com. It has pages under the following structure: example.com/2013/some-article example.com/2014/some-other-article Soon this domain will expire ...
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What does it mean when the nameservers reported by whois do not match those reported by nslookup?

I am currently investigating moving some records to a new set of nameservers, and in doing the research to be prepared for it have come up against a confusing mismatch. A bit of background on the ...
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Why are subdomains important? [closed]

I am a noob and am just wondering.
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Baidu spider does not obey DNS TTL

I moved my website from one VPS to another on 16th April. The A record of the domain name has a TTL of 86400. I made the IP address change at 19:00 GMT 16th April. I do not want the site to face ...
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Pointing Domain to VPS

I'm trying to point my domain name that's registered through HostGator to my Windows VPS registered through GoDaddy. I'm using Plesk 11 as my Control Panel. I was reading this article from GoDaddy: ...
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Domain bidding. The seller of the domain has failed to respond

I was trying to place a bid on domain trough sedo.com and got such response: We regret to inform you that the seller of the domain has failed to respond to your bid in spite of our repeated ...
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Need help to understand the status of domain

Hi guys may be some one can help me to understand that DNS record: Registrar: GODADDY.COM, LLC Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com Name Server: ...
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How do you test non-live sites before switching DNS?

I have a few websites that I need to move to a new server - how would I test that they work before switching DNS? What URL would I navigate to?
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Minimize downtime moving from godaddy to route 53

I have an A record in GoDaddy pointing to my web server. I want to move this now to Route 53. The last time I did this it took almost 48 hours to propagate. I think because of the order I did things. ...
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Site very slow when viewed from china

My site is very slow when viewed from china. I have used this tool for testing: http://www.dotcom-monitor.com/WebTools/website-speed-test.aspx This is the result Shangai - waterfall only the ...
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Does the DNS lookup result mean that my nameserver is pointed nowhere?

I changed my domain's nameservers, but I don't think the change was processed correctly. Can anyone help me understand the result below "AFTER"? In my registrant's control panel, I change the name ...
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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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Difference between CNAME and SUBDOMAIN

What is the difference between a CNAME and a Subdomain? I understand that the a cname (the left side of a domain) can point to the domain, so you can two different urls point to the same address, ie. ...
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Should a domain be accessible via IP as well?

I have a domain which is accessible through the domain name of course. However, it seats on a unique IP, as it is hosted on a VPS. But I can't access it through that unique IP (I'm getting into a ...
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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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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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New site created in subdomain, how to move it as a production site and not a subdomain anymore

We have a site www.site.com using ip 123.456.789 and we have a newly design website running from a test run subdomain testrun.site.com using ip 987.654.321. Now the newly designed website is done. It ...
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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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Redirect to http://mydomain.com rather than http://www.mydomain.com

I created a website and I would like when I put any link pointing to my website, the "www" to be removed. For example when someone enters http://www.mydomain.com/users into the browser address, this ...
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Directing Domain to Hosting Directory

I just purchased a domain on Dreamhost, let's say foo.com. I already have hosting, let's say at 123.4.56.789, and have setup a directory foo.com which is accessible at 123.4.56.789/foo.com/. I can set ...