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

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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 ...
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How to reduce DNS lookups?

It takes about 20-120 milliseconds for DNS (Domain Name System) to resolve IP address for a given hostname or domain name and the browser cannot do anything until the process is properly completed. ...
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Determine Original Domain from CDN URL

Given a URL with a CDN domain (e.g. a1856.g2.akamai.net), is there a way to find out the original webpage/service that was requested when it was delivered via that CDN? I am monitoring my internet ...
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Yahoo Business Email: outgoing messages missing SPF headers, land in Spam folder

I've just sent an email to myself from a Yahoo Business Mail account to a regular Yahoo Mail account, and it landed in Spam. I looked through the headers and I think the problem is this: ...
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country code TLD vs second level ccTLD

I'm really worried about professionalism. My site would be something like http://mywebsite.uy instead of http://mywebsite.com.uy. What do you think about this practice? What should I have in mind at ...
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Special DNS needed to resolve .中国 cc TLD (Simplified Mandarin character TLD)?

I thought I had a good handle on international DNS, which is only even slightly tricky with a handful of differently-regulated countries' TLD's, but .中国 is throwing me for a loop. A Chinese friend ...
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Reclaim snatched domain name

I'm looking for options to get back a domain name that just expired and was re-registered by an unknown link farmer. Between extended holidays, bank and hosting provider's opening hours and me the ...
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How to use Cloudflare and Namecheap email forwarding at the same time?

I want to use Cloudflare, and it requires that I use their nameservers. The problem is that I'm using some features from Namecheap like email forwarding, which will be disabled (if I didn't get it ...
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Creating a custom DKIM (Domain Authentication) in DNS settings

I'm trying to do the following as told by MailChimp: Set a TXT (SPF) record for lakesentrancesurflifesaving.org.au to: v=spf1 include:servers.mcsv.net ?all Set the CNAME record for ...
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How to transfer a website with a *.gd-extention from united domains to Amazon Web Services?

I registered a domain with a .gd-extention on uniteddomains and want it to transfer to amazon web servers (aws). The problem is that aws has 4 dns-domains for the website (for example .com and .net), ...
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New domain forwarding to search domain

I set up a new domain with hosting at GoDaddy, and I've edited a basic index.html file and uploaded that to the server, but whenever I try to visit the site, even with different browsers, I am ...
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Website on Amazon EC2 and domain hosted by GoDaddy

I'm migrating a server over from another cloud provider, to AWS. My domain name is registered at GoDaddy.com When moving to AWS, do i need to set up/configure "Route 53" DNS service too somehow, or ...
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DNS redirect not working for some site visitors

I have a site hosted with VidaHost (www.thinkchecksubmit.org) on a webspace-only package, and a number of domain names registered with 1and1. The site is built on a Wordpress install with a custom ...
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Response of nslookup

I have configured dns at IIS. The webpage is served correctly, but i have a feeling i am doing something terribly wrong. Here is the response from nslookup. C:\Windows\system32>nslookup ...
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Sub-Domain created on Cloudflare & CPanel won't work with HTTPS

Earlier this evening I migrated an installation of WHMCS from another web-server. Upon finishing this, I did the following... Went into Cloud Flare and changed the IP of the Sub-Domain record to ...
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How to setup MX records on a shared application serving multiple domains?

We are in the process of transitioning from 150 separate websites on individual domains to 150 domains all served by a central MVC app. I am now wondering how to handle the MX record(s) on this new ...
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Is there any webhosting provider that supports addiing SQL database via API plus supports DNS Wildcard (*) subdomains? [duplicate]

i am looking for a web-hosting provider (Shared) that supports adding SQL Databases by web-method (API) but also supports a DNS catch-all sub-domain. Can you please point me, to the right direction?
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Is DNS service provider allowed to make changes to my domain without my request?

Let's say that I own an example.com domain and my domain name registrar provides me the DNS service and also the hosting service(IPv4 address for my web-server is 192.0.2.35). For example they have an ...
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Same IP for domain and subdomain

It seems that my original post is to confusing, so I rewrote it to be more clear (sry, english is not my first language): my webcontent is hosted by a different company then my DNS records/domains. ...
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Website is not available in specific countries

I am using CENTOS 6.7 x86_64 xenhvm and WHM 11.50.2 (build 0) I have no rules in my ModSecurity and no ip or region specific restrictions from htaccess.Dns zone also checked and seems to be correct. ...
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Someone else is using my IP address with an old A Record. What can i do?

I found out that someone who used to have my current IP address, still has an old A record and google is using that for returning search results. As a result, when someone searches the name of my ...
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Getting a domain name owned by someone else? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Buy a registered domain? I'm in the process of creating this website, but the name I wanted for the hosting seems to be taken. Namejet seems to be auctioning it, but it ...
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www A record will not update to non-www A record?

I recently moved a website from an existing server (not GoDaddy) to a new GoDaddy server, and also transferred the domain name between GoDaddy accounts. However, only the non-www domain seems to ...
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How to forward URL to a different one?

Is there any way to forward or shorten (example): example.this.com/123/ABC to example.this.com/ABC CName doesn't cut it, and I am not sure how to do a forward or url-shorten? I am not ...
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Do I set a DNS A Record for the new GitHub Pages to use their CDN?

GitHub updated their Pages service for custom domains yesterday and I'm not clear on one small detail. They recommend a CNAME record for www.example.com but do not recommend using A records for the ...
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Why is my DKIM invalid?

When I use http://dkimcore.org/c/keycheck to test my DKIM it says This is not a good DKIM key record. You should fix the errors shown in red. DNS query failed for ...
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Should I use the domain registrar or the web hosting name servers?

Let's say that I have the following website example.com, the domain registrar is provided by one company and the website hosting is provided by another. do I use the registrar name servers e.g ...
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Overriding a redirect with an A record — What am I doing wrong?

We have a GoDaddy account and are using a redirect as a placeholder for our main site as dictated by management. They want "dev" and "staging" to access our application but everything else to go to ...
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Single SSL certificate for web and email

I would like to purchase a basic SSL certificate, which allows me to secure a single domain (as opposed to a wildcard certificate for multiple subdomains). I was going to apply this to ...
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Multiple TXT DNS records for domain

Am I allowed to add multiple TXT records for a single domain? I've been asked to add a load of MS= records to domains, but some of the domains already have a TXT record. Can I just add a new TXT ...
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Using subdomain without frame, but keeping sub.domain.com in the address bar?

I'd like to make a download folder on my Server that's accessible via http://download.domain.com/ and host files like file.txt there. This works with a URL frame, but they have to be includable via ...
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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 example.com/subdirectory to server 2?
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When I search on my domain name in a browser, the IP address is returned for my site hosted with GoDaddy and NGINX

The IP address of my site is returned when I do domain name search in my browser. I am using: GoDaddy Hosting Nginx Node.js Obviously I would like the domain name and not the IP address, how can ...
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.htaccess redirect not working for web alias

I have two domains at one.com: example.com and example.de I would like to redirect from example.com to example.de/en I wanted to use an A record so that example.com points to example.de and then use ...
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PLESK Change webmail and mailserver URL

Expect following PLESK Panel (12.5) with following domains: maindomain.de (This is the hostname of the server) customer1.de customer2.de The mail server is accessable via: mail.[domain].de The ...
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Registered domain on GoDaddy, pointed to Cloudflare - cannot Addon domain to my hosting

My goal: Buy domain on Godaddy, point it to Cloudflare nameservers, utilize Cloudflare functionality, and serve the content from my existing hosting provider. The Problem: Adding the domain in my ...
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User redirection not working with GoDaddy domain

I have a server (say server.js) which (at some point) should redirect the user to facebook.com like so: sub.domain.com/auth/with/facebook => facebook.com/API/authorize/.. The problem I am facing is ...
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How do i increase speed of my site by reduce time to fetch dns of my website? [closed]

My website "happyclothing.in" took 5 seconds to load. where it took 2 seconds to fetch the dns . How do i reduce it to 0 second.
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How to use DNS only to redirect from baredomain to www to another subdomain

I'm trying to redirect my bare domain (http://leun.ga/) to a subdomain (http://nathan.leun.ga/), using DNS records only. (Since it's Github Pages, I can't do any .htaccess magic) At the moment, I've ...
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Does registering a domain for 10+ years help search rank?

I've heard that registering a domain name for a very long time, say 5 to 10+ years, can help with your search rank. This seems at least plausible to me, since a fly-by-night, massive domain name farm ...
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I want to buy ***.uk domain in GoDaddy with my Indian address is that possible?

I want to buy ***.uk domain in GoDaddy with my Indian address because I'm not living in UK, When I try to register a domain an error message shows that, Error: To register a .UK domain name, ...