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

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DNS - domain conflict? [on hold]

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 ...
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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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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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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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Access a PLESK website before propagation?

My web host uses Plesk and I want to know if there is anyway to access and view a website (with PHP and other processes being functional) without propagation of the domain name? I have found ...
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Different websites on “example.com” and “www.example.com”

I have an A record for my domain for example.com that points to my server's IP address. I would like to modify my DNS records so that www.example.com points to another server. Is this possible, and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it time to add IPv6 access to my websites?

I have several dedicated servers and VPS servers, and some of those are at companies that have provided me with native IPv6 blocks (in addition to the IPv4 IP addresses). Does it currently make sense ...
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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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Can I register DNS under an IP with a subdomain on 1&1?

I have a server on the website www.example.com, and I want to register another domain like www.examplehelp.com with DNS from www.example.com/help. Can I do something like this on 1&1 domain ...
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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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Webmin and SPF records

I'm using VPS server with ubuntu and webmin. And in one of my domain I'd like to use google apps, but neither in webmin panel nor in conf file I see a place to add this google spf : v=spf1 ...
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TXT vs SPF record for Google servers SPF record, either or both?

According to Google’s documentation, https://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=178723 It clearly says Create a TXT record containing this text: v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all ...
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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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Add domain to VPS

I have a VPS server running Ubuntu 11.04 with webmin installed on it. How can I add my example.com domain to my VPS like the way we do on shared server via web panels such as cPanel and etc?
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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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Redirect IP Address to Domain Name

I am attempting to redirect the IP address of my domain to the domain name and am running into trouble. The IP address does not redirect to the domain name listed in the redirect statement below. ...
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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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New domain keep pointing back to old server

I am migrating my domain to a new host, 000webhost.com. but it keeps pointing back to my old hosting, biz.nf every time I tried to access it. I know there is a DNS propagate of 24-48 hours, but my ...
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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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Point GoDaddy DNS to other DNS master for new subdomain

I have a domain domain1.com and am creating a new subdomain sub.domain1.com and this subdomain has it's own DNS, NOT GoDaddy's DNS. I manage domain1.com DNS in GoDaddy right now and need to tell it ...
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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 to provide email accounts without changing the DNS?

My client have registered a domain name through BigRock.in, and my client needs 10 email accounts, so I decided to provide it through my web hosting (re seller account). My question is - How to ...
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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 ...