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

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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 'key1._domainkey.board67.com':...
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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 ns....
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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 mail.example....
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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, ...
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Problem with DNS: getting my host's default page with an error message

I bought a new website, and the company gave me another free domain name, so when I asked for the second they created it and they told me to change the DNS to look like the first one. It's been a ...
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Redirecting www.foo.example.com to foo.example.com

I have a Cpanel web hosting account and have created a subdomain which redirects to an IP address of a different server (Windows IIS) by creating an A record. I don't have control of the Windows ...
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Using CNAME with Route 53

I'm also aware that I'm unable to have a CNAME as the domains root under the ruling 3.6.2 of RFC 1034 as in this post. I'm trying to add an external blog hosting service. So I have my domain at www....
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How do I create name servers for my VPS package?

I have recently signed up for a knownhost VPS package. My account has been set up on their end. They want me to create ns1.outsourcingnepal.com and ns2.outsourcingnepal.com in my registrar and point ...
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The “www” subdomain for my site is not working, how do I fix it?

I have a site http://example.tk. This is working fine. I have only an IP address for setup. Current configuration is 'A record' --> IP address of the site. But http://www.example.tk is not opening. ...
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GoDaddy how to direct web hosting to another server without affecting Windows Exchange Server

My domain is hosted on GoDaddy (Thats where I purchased it form). I have Windows Exchange server setup as CNAME data. My website is designed and hosted on a another server (Not GoDaddy). How do I just ...
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How can I view my website (hosted with NAME.COM) using a shared IP?

I have a website which is hosted with COMPANY 1 and the domain is registered with COMPANY 2. I want to change the hosting from COMPANY 1 to COMPANY 3 and leave the domain registered with COMPANY 2. ...
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Server does not lookup www or other subdomains

I have some problems, and I think that it's related to DNS Records. I can't open my website by www. or access any sub-domain. These are my DNS settings: example.de. 14400 IN A **.***.**...
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When are multiple nameservers used?

Inspired by this question: Using two separate DNS servers on the same domain When you have multiple nameservers that resolve your domain, when is e.g. the ns2 used? Only when ns1 is offline?
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Using two separate DNS servers on the same domain

Why can't you use two separate DNS servers on a domain and update the A Record with where they should go? ns1.domain1.com ns2.domain1.com ns1.domain2.com ns2.domain2.com The goal is to allow the ...
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Why would my website not work for a handful of people only?

I've just helped move a site from one server to another and updated the DNS servers and settings as well. It's been a month or more since the DNS changes, and has been working fine for almost everyone ...
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Subdomain redirect to website.com/wp-signup.php?new=example after multisite - WordPress

I have a question and I hope that someone can help me! I have a Website powered by WordPress with some articles and I wanted to make a Network, so a multisite installation. I followed the steps that ...
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Why can I access a website through IP address but not by it's domain name?

I'm using CentOS, LAMP and Wordpress.org I have added and edited a virtual host on the apache server. For servername I put the hostname that is output when I typed the command hostname. Now I'm ...
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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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Pointing a subdomain to Github Pages

I set up an Octopress blog on Github Pages at myusername.github.com. I now want blog.myusername.me (which currently has a Wordpress blog set up) to point to this Octopress blog. So I followed the ...
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How to make domain point to different server without downtime? [duplicate]

I have a domain name on example.com, which points to their shared hosted server right now. I want this to point to my Linode server. How do I make the domain point to my Linode server without having ...
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Adressing external Wordpress Installation from primary Domain

I have a primary domain, let's call it company.com for example's sake. Under this domain there's a wordpress installation running where i am currently working on my "main Site". I also currently ...
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How to serve an online website with a domain name

It's my first time trying to serve an online website, I have bought a domain name www.example.com and I have set up Nginx and a CMS for serving content. I can reach the content locally through my ...
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How to point all domain with ELB dns

In Aws I am creating A ELB(Elastic Load Balancer ) for handling load over instances . my question is in previous we are use single instance and add this instance with an elastic ip . with this elastic ...
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Keep email with registrar but host website elsewhere

I am currently building a website for a client who purchased their own domain and email on Godaddy. They have been using the email for a considerable amount of time now and only recently decided to ...
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Hot to set up zone files, DNS for a domain registered at gandi.net for heroku app

So I have hard time understanding what exactly I should do as most of the posts about this topic seem to be outdated because of some changes(?) heroku made. Currently I have everything set up ...
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DNS config is good use a CNAME with multiple targets

My host has various CNAME target server eg server1.hostinger.net server2.hostinger.net server3.hostinger.net server4.hostinger.net server5.hostinger.net Is a good thing configure the same www....
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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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Minimising downtime when transferring domain name and DNS records

My company's domain name (a .com) was registered with Demon Internet years ago. I use their nameservers so they provide my DNS. If I ever want to change a DNS record I have to email them and hope they ...
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Subdomain forwarding to another domain

Graphic: Problem: status.renfi.ga has to display the content on hostinger.com and renfi.ga the content on my homeserver Question: On which point does i have to change my settings and how is that ...
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Google webmaster tools:We were unable to connect to your server. (site verification)

I have a shared webhotel that has three domains. Only one of them can be verified through webmaster tools. All domains are though live and working websites but can't be verified. I've checked DNS ...
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1and1.com forward domain name to my sftp server

Hi we have a domain name mysite.net registered on 1and1.com. We also have an SFTP server set up. How do we set up DNS so the user can use mysite.net to access the SFTP server? Currently the DNS ...
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How to forward non-www to www. Using Godaddy DNS Manager

so I've set www.mydomain.com to point to ghs.google.com, which correctly loads my Google site, but if you go to mydomain.com, it doesn't redirect/forward to www.mydomain.com, it just hangs. is there a ...
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Unable to add new host to Apache webserver

I already have two hosts pointing to my machine, and I am trying to add a third "webmail.user.domain.com, but I receive DNS failure lookup. I created a configuration file for "webmail" with the same ...