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

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Two DNS providers for one Domain Name?

I have a domain name www.example.com hosted by Namecheap. Namecheap just got hit with a huge DDOS which meant the domain name stopped responding and in turn one of my customers websites wasn't ...
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Required steps for Domain Name Setup

What are the required steps (i.e. purchase of a domain, etc.) to get a DNS domain (i.e. foobar.com) to point to any static and public IP (i.e. 100.101.102.103)? If I hosted a DNS server myself (at ...
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Switching from Squarespace to hosted WordPress site w/ domain at GoDaddy and email through Google Apps?

I have a website client that has their domain with GoDaddy, website with Squarespace, and is using Google Apps for their domain's email. We are building a new WordPress based website and will launch ...
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Domain name never return requested path/document, only /index.html

I have my own web server and I purchased domain name to use it with my website. For example - my domain name is www.example.com When I navigate to www.example.com/example.html (or ...
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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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redirect www to non-www (CNAME needed?)

I want to redirect http://www.mywebsite.com to http://mywebsite.com. I would like to avoid duplicated content. Is 301 redirect in nginx sufficent? Is it needed for me to add a CNAME record? My ...
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Mapping a domain to my virtual server using an A record

I bought a virtual server from Hetzner. It has Debian 7.0 minimal installed, and I also installed Apache server using apt-get install apache2. That's about everything I did on the server. This URL ...
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Spam being sent from my domain

I have a suspicion that somebody is sending spam from my domain. Today I received an email from postmaster(AT)halliburton.com to htuwxjw(AT)example.com which said: The following email was blocked ...
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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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Can changing nameservers while keeping the same host impact SEO for websites?

I host several Italian sites in a Virtual Private Server (VPS) located in Italy. At the moment, most of the domains are registered by the same provider, so all the nameservers are located in Italy ...
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Can I redirect a subdomain to an IP address with a port?

I've got two addresses: ipaddress and ipaddress:100. The first one uses the default port of 80, but the second server (running GitLab) uses port 100. I have multiple IP addresses, but I am wondering ...
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Where must a PTR record point to in order to avoid being classified as a spammer?

We have a dedicated server for our website, and we also use it to send out bulk emails (ALWAYS by request, NEVER unsolicited or for spam). We are trying to set up a PTR record and there's one thing I ...
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I'm receiving this error when I point my domain names to a new VPS host: “You must enter a registered nameserver”

Why am I getting this error message when I point my domain names from my old host to a new VPS host: knowing that My dns is already registered in my new VPS host!
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Is “Redirecting via DNS” a good practice for positioning a website?

In order to position a website project I'm planning on getting 3 domain names (example.com, example.org and example.net). Whenever a user goes to "example.org" or "example.net" he/she would be ...
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My website's DNS no longer resolved after my hosting provider suffered a DDoS attack

I registered a couple of domains with a local hosting provider. I set up the records with the correct IP address. My servers are colocated in another data-center, not with this provider. After ...
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Why doesn't my domain resolve to the hostname CNAME/ALIAS I've specified?

I have a domain set with a CNAME alias to point to Heroku, but it is not resolving. Here is a link to a screenshot: http://awesomescreenshot.com/03226ntoc4 And here is the output from nslookup: $ ...
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Changing nameservers breaks Google MX records

I purchased a domain from Hover and I'm setting up Google Apps for Business on it. I went through the steps to change my MX records to Google's MX records, and everything was working fine. However, ...
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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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DNS created and pointed to new IP, but showing a blank page - do I have to redirect it using .htaccess?

How would I go about configuring my web server to handle a domain that's already configured using DNS to then redirect it to a folder? My friend pointed his domain forum.example.com to my forums at: ...
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Point email records to server without domain name?

I have a Shopify site and have my www CNAME pointing to it. However, I need to point my mail records to my VPS where I have set up webmail. I am really confused with how to do this and have tried ...
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What's the purpose of unique webserver names?

Previously I would set the name servers of a domain to what the hosting company told me (e.g. ns1.hostingcompany.com). I've now started buying domains from a company that lets you make your own ...
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What happens if two people at the same host claim ownership of a domain?

I have all my domains registered through company A and they are hosted through company B. I set my nameservers at company A to point to dns.companyB.com and everything works great. But couldn't ...
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How to set default CNAME subdomain for an URL

I created a free website in Google Sites and bought a new URL, www.example.com, from Go Daddy and configured CNAME subdomain www to my Google Site. If I enter www.example.com in any browser it opens. ...
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Nginx Reverse Proxy for Tumblr

I'm currently trying to set up a reverse proxy redirecting a domain to a tumblr blog. I've set up NGinx using this Gist. My nginx configuration looks like so: upstream tumblr { server ...
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Forwarding a subdomain to a Minecraft Server

I am trying to forward a subdomain to directly connect to a Minecraft server. The domain name is hosted at GoDaddy and the server requires the port at the end. These are the things I have tried so ...
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Move domain away from a host while leaving the Exchange email service unaffected

I currently have a domain registered with Fasthosts and are using their Exchange email service on this domain. For various reasons I would like to move the domain registration to another domain host, ...
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DNS taking weeks to propagate just in my area

It has been over two weeks since I changed over my DNS information on my new host. I still have my old hosting account setup through HostGator and it is still using the HostGator nameservers in my ...
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Domain still points to old web werver after deleting domain account

Yesterday, I set up an account with Example-Host.com along side with a free domain name from Example-Domains.com. I found out that my WordPress site's Admin is only compatible with >= PHP 5.3 and the ...
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DNS and MX questions related to new hosts

This stuff always confuses me so I'll layout the pieces and what I hope to achieve, if someone can connect the dots. I have a domain www.toys.com I have a cloud VPS I have an Open Exchange mail ...
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Unable to add IP address as authoritative DNS on GoDaddy

So I got this email recently: Hello, This is the 1st follow-up notice in regards to your recent reseller server migration. Our administrators have discovered that your domains on your ...
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Google only indexing alias?

I run our research group website, but don't have direct access to the university DNS server. However, we have two addresses pointing at the same IP - one is the old website and the canonical name is ...
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Cannot access the subdomain all the time

I created a new subdomain: blog.example.com. Sometimes, the blog is accessible without any problems, but other times it's not, just like now at this moment (14-Nov-2013 12:57 PM Lebanon Local Time). ...
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Can DNS point to specific port?

I got virtual machine on some server and my URL is something like this. 111.11.11.111:8002 Can I get DNS who will point to specific port ? One more thing. If I cant do that, can my virtual ...
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What's the difference between my nameserver and CNAME settings?

I have purchased a domain name(mxsoup.net) through GoDaddy, and it is just parked. In order to set up my custom URL for my SourceAudio site, they give me the following instructions: In order to ...
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How to assign foo.example.com to one IP address and example.com to a different one?

Say that I have a domain name called example.com and two server located at 2 different IP addresses: 1.2.3.4 and 6.7.8.9. How could I assign example.com to 1.2.3.4 and the subdomain foo.example.com ...
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How to set up a SPF record?

The clients on my VPS are all getting spammed. The spam seemingly comes from their own email addresses - it is clear that somehow something got into my VPS and was able to capture all the email ...
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Point subdomain to another web hosting

I bought a domain from GoDaddy. Let's call this domain abc.com. I've a hosting account at web hosting A with abc.com as my primary domain. I created a sub-domain pic.abc.com and I wish it to be ...
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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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DNS record for permanent redirect?

Newbie webmaster here: I have 2 domains mydomain.com and mydomain.net. I want a permanent redirect so that if anyone browses to mydomain.net they navigate to mydomain.com. Is there a way to do this ...
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Why is “googlehosted.com” in the DNS records for our website after signing up for DDOS protection?

Recently we had to get some DDOS protection for our website because of the large attacks we were seeing after getting a bit of popularity. We handed over our domain and hosting information to our ...
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Why does flush DNS often fail to work?

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /flushdns Windows IP Configuration Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache. C:\Windows\system32>ping beautyadmired.com Pinging beautyadmired.com ...
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How to make DNS server propagate faster if you are a site owner?

It's often the case that I want to change name servers because my site is messed up. Well, it takes a very long time for the name server to propagate. Is there something in DNS, or registrar or ...
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How to move domain from 1&1 to fasthosts with minimum downtime [duplicate]

How can we move our domain name from 1&1's control over to our new host with as little affect (if any) on downtime for our domain name. We've tried moving name servers before and our site went ...
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Glue Records creation

I need some information on the following issue, as I would like to have it clear on my mind. I have a VPS server. All my sites hosted on this VPS are using as NameServer .gr domain, like ...
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Is my Hostgator dedicated IP used any more if I use CloudFlare DNS?

I'm hosting my website with Hostgator and I have a paid dedicated IP address for my host. Today I have made an account on CloudFlare and replaced my old hostgator DNS with ClodFlare's DNS. My ...
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Best to load external resources from third parties or from your own server? [closed]

What is the best way to load external resources in order to speed up performance for your users? Should one load for example jQuery from Google CDN through: ...
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How do I redirect domain.com to sub.domain.com?

I know about using CNAME records to redirect domain.com to www.domain.com, but how would I go about redirecting domain.com to sub.domain.com and also www.domain.com to sub.domain.com? Do I do so via ...
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Website I control is only unavailable on company internet connection (403 error) - workaround? [closed]

a website I control is showing 403 errors only on company machines on their own network. It's throwing an Access forbidden! error Error 403 www.example.com Tue Oct 1 Apache mod_fcgid/2.3.7 ...
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301 redirect latency

I want my website to work either way for both www.mysite.com and mysite.com, so I setup an A record for the root domain mysite.com and then created a CNAME record which points www.mysite.com to the ...
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SEO impact of using CNAME host both naked and www URL

I have been told I can have two A records on my domain, one with www and one without. However, I have been told can cause SEO issues because google will take it as duplicate content. However when I ...