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

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SSL between customer's domain having CNAME to our secured server?

We're setting up a payment service -- a few pages to collect credit cards, and do other stuff that needs to be secure. We would like to offer the service to customers via a cobranded page we serve ...
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DNS Configuration when registrar and host are two different companies

I'm a total noob when it comes to DNS configuration. My client bought a domain through one company and is hosting their site with another (a virtual dedicated server). I can't find anything on the ...
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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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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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Redirection based on user's location

I'm about to redirect my French users from mysite.com to mysite.fr. Is it possible using DNS CNAME records or should I write some GEOLocation codes to do that? I will appreciate any other ideas. ...
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How can a domain use its own nameservers?

I have to change the MX DNS records for our company domain name and I've come across this odd situation: A whois search shows up that the nameservers for ourcompany.com are ns1.ourcompany.com and ns2....
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Use Google Apps mail with website on a separate web host

We've bought a domain through the free Google Apps service and use the Gmail account provided. I'm thinking of hosting our own site on a separate web host, but emails sent to our domain might be ...
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Slow website response? How can I fix this issue?

I have pingdom monitor on my website: http://stats.pingdom.com/t68xhgex256f/375513 For North America (big target market) the response time is 1-2 seconds. This is far too slow. Is there anything ...
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Which comes first DNS or name servers?

Which comes first? DNS or nameservers? Its just I'm editing a domain and want to point it to different hosting servers. Now, normally I'd just set the nameservers to the new hosting nameservers, but ...
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How to transfer a domain from 101domain to another registrar?

A friend of mine bought a domain name on 101domains, and now wants to have his website hosted on my servers. I would like to have full control of the DNS records, and thus would like to change the NS ...
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Does having your domain and web host at the same company reduce DNS propagation times?

My domain is registered at HostGator (aka LaunchPad.com), and my web host is GoDaddy. During my set up at GoDaddy, it said that my domain wasn't hosted with them, and that it could slow DNS ...
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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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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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Can email be hosted by a different company when the domain is registered with GoDaddy, and the site is hosted with Wix?

I registered a domain name with GoDaddy and I changed the DNS to point to my site on wix.com (my host). I don't have email with GoDaddy or Wix, but I have a hosting account with RS Hosting (cPanel). ...
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2 domain names with 1 IP address in a server

I want to change my web site domain name but still want to use the same IP address of the website. I want to make the change that both old name and new name are accessible for 6 months. After 6 months,...
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How can I change the order of the DNS records in the `dot.tk` DNS server?

I have a DNS record with three A records: the main site, and two backups. However, when clients perform a DNS lookup, they reach a backup site. How can I change the order of the DNS records in dot....
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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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Redirecting WWW.website.com to website.com

I ranked my site at Nibble.com and i was going through everything, checking for ways to improve my website, and I noticed that www.website.com was classed as a duplicate of website.com. How do I ...
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Can I host a website on a different address from the webmail?

I have what is to me an unusual situation. I have a client for whom I have built a website which I will be hosting, they have been using their domain name for their email addresses for a long period ...
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MX records of a domain - why are they editable from a hosting panel?

I have a domain, registered at company A. In the domain manager panel at this company I can edit DNS records of my domain, including MX records. That's understandable. I changed them. But, the ...
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How to bulk migrate domains from GoDaddy to Namecheap without downtime?

I have about 5-10 domains registered by GoDaddy. The DNS on most of these is provided by GoDaddy as well. I'm using SOPA as an excuse to migrate away - I've hated GoDaddy for several years now, and ...
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no-www redirect not working / DNS A record

I'm far from an expert on this, but I'll try to be as clear as possible. I have an eshop solution leased from a company and it's hosted on their server. I can access it thru company.com/myshop and it ...
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Redirect/Rewrite Subdomain to Subfolder

I'm trying to redirect a subdomain to a subfolder e.g. forums.domain.com to www.domain.com/forums Note that I started the forums in the subfolder format but worried that members might mistakenly try ...
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changing CNAME record, will it affect existing email addresses

I need to forward a domainA to redirect to domainB. I've been doing this via CNAME records but for this situation I need to leave email addresses for domainA intact and unaffected while redirecting ...
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Is it possible to create a 301 redirect and MX records at a naked domain?

I'm wondering since I found out that creating a CNAME and an MX record is not allowed. I want to create a 301 redirect from example.com to www.example.com, and have email with @example.com addresses. ...
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How to allow custom domains from end-users?

This is one of the things that has interested me for awhile, and I know that the service I am developing would greatly benefit from this. Various sites (Ning, Tumblr, Wordpress, etc) allow users to ...
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PostmarkApp inbound domain creation for MX record redirection

I'm trying to use Postmark App service (https://postmarkapp.com) to forward email to my subdomain to my PostmarkApp server. I'm trying to use inbound domain forwarding by configuring my MX record to ...
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How to manage DNS for service that runs on both IPV4 and IPV6?

I have a web server that accepts IPv6 and IPv4 connections, and I would prefer that IPV6 be the default. However I am at a loss for how to correctly handle setting up the DNS for this. Is the ...
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How do you set DNS record so that www subdomain is set to root domain?

I don't want "www" in my domain. How do I set dns record so that when someone types www.mydomain.com it will just show up as mydomain.com? I just want www to foward to root domain? Tried searching ...
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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: https://www.youtube.com/...
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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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Redirect an invalid subdomain to the main subdomain

I've just started hosting a master-server service for the game Crysis Wars, in order to replace the failed GameSpy service. The subdomain for the service is master.example.com, but I however want any ...
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How Do I Contact a Domain Owner Who Doesnt Use Email? (Private Registration)

So there is this .com USA based domain set up wrong and is dumping traffic onto our DNS. This domain is privatized with namecheap whois masking, and since it's wrong routing, I can't send emails ...
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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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creating unlimited sub domains programmatically through api

Note Consider each subdomain as unique application instance For information about application architecture visit http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11272776/using-phusion-passenger-nginx-running-...
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How can I route traffic between two hosting servers?

I have a web site. It is designed for two target groups of users: one from Eastern Europe, second - from USA. I also have two hosting accounts - one in USA and one in Europe. I'd like to route the ...
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Firefox Addon to override system name resolution for certain host names?

Is there any Firefox plugin that allows to change how Firefox perform name resolution? I want to override the system-wide hostname resolver to attach some IP to certain hostnames. Let me explain. Let'...
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Is this SPF record correct?

I need to set up a SPF record to allow an alternative IP address to send our newsletter emails. The main IP hosting the site still needs to be allowed to send email also. Would the following work? v=...
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DNS configuration to force root domain to www

we have an app running on heroku. the dns setup is like this: A record for domain.com -> heroku front end ip addresses CNAME for www.domain.com -> specific host name for our app provided by heroku ...
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How to force browsers/ISPs to look for my new DNS?

I have changed the DNS for my domain. what code (or header) should I use in my old server to tell the visitor's browser or ISP that it should check for my new DNS and the current content is old? is ...
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Pointing two IPs to one domain name

Pointing two IPs to one domain name I have setup Eg: app.test.com IP1 app.test.com IP2 Domain name should point the the IP which ever is UP
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How can I search DNS records by registrant or admin contact info, email address for example?

I'd like to search for all domain names administered by jon.doe@domain.com for example. Are there any search tools out there that allow such a search?
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Switching hosting from Google Apps to GoDaddy

I am in a pickle here. I just bought a hosting service from GoDaddy and I already have a domain registered with Google Apps. So I went into the domain control center from Google Apps and I changed ...
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Forwarding a subdomain to main domain using Godaddy

I have current blog, which was hosted on Tumblr at http://blog.ryanhayes.net. I'm moving it over to http://ryanhayes.net, and have all the 301 redirects set up for the blog entries to map to my new ...
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Which is better between changing Nameservers and changing DNS “A” Records?

I have my hosting on Godaddy and domain on another server. So I was thinking which would be a better option to point the domain to Godaddy hosting Change the name server to that of godaddy. Change ...
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DNS Hosting with Purchased Domain Name

I have just purchased a domain name, however now I realise dns hosting was not free and I have to pay extra to set an MX, CNAME or A record. Do I have to do this with the same company I registered my ...
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Which DNS registrars will hide my WHOIS information? [closed]

Whilst browsing this question, some of the answers mentioned that certain registrars will replace your whois information with their own. Can anybody provide details on which registrars offer this ...
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Email forwarding preserving subaddress

Is it possible to set up email forwarding which preserves sub addresses (address tags)? So, e.g. reply+tag1234@example.com goes to myexampleuser+tag1234@gmail.com? Note that tag1234 could change to ...
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CNAME to S3 returns the S3 URL

I've setup a static website on S3 under a www.mydomain.com bucket. I also created a CNAME record for it in Namecheap looking like this: Type: CNAME Record Host: www Value: www.mydomain.com.s3-...
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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 ...