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

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I am taking the web server for a domain offline - but keeping the domain - what should I do with the DNS 'A' record?

I have a few domains where I plan to take the VPS server that hosts the content offline. I will be keeping the domains. What is the general best practice regarding the DNS A records? I'm assuming once ...
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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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Why do some sites append a number to the www of their domain? [duplicate]

I have been seeing this more and more on web sites lately. At first is though this was some artifact from development or internal process but as I see more sites with it I am beginning to assume it's ...
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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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Domain stuck in google DNS?

I have a customer who made a mess of things setting up google apps. She has now closed her google apps account and we are getting emails via POP to gmail successfully using gmail fetch. However in ...
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Best and Safest Approach to Migrate Old Mail Service to Google Apps Gmail?

I have a website and looking to migrate to use Google Apps for my email. But the thing is that I'm currently using Earthlink as my mail provider for my domain name. This also goes for using Earthlink ...
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What is current standard practise for redirects of http sub/domains [duplicate]

If I have widget.net domain, I assume users are going to type in either www.widget.net or widget.net and expect to get to the same place in either case. But taking that as a given which is best ...
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Custom Heroku Domain redirecting to random website

I'm helping a friend out with her Rails App, and this morning the custom domain started automatically redirecting to freelancer.com instead of the App. The automatically created Heroku subdomain, i.e. ...
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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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Nameservers are changed but are not reflected in practice

We had a domain that is bound to a country(like for UK the domains are like with somedomain.uk or for US they are like somedomain.us) and we want to change its nameservers to its subdamins for some ...
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Subdomains are the nameservers of the domain itself

As I have had some research, it is a bit hard for domain distributors to set the nameservers to subdomains of the same domain, for example: Domain: example.com Nameserver 1: ns1.example.com ...
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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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What should I set the full hostname to in plesk when hosting multiple domains?

I have a VPS running Plesk (v11.5.30), on which I have multiple domains. I've found that I am having problems with emails sent from this server being tagged as spam. On running a test with ...
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Hosting on Azure VM - how to handle A records?

I have a VM in setup in Azure that I want to use to host multiple websites but can't figure out how to setup an A record when Azure doesn't give you a static IP. I've created a CNAME, to map "www" - ...
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Point my one of my subdomain to my another website

I have a website say somesite.com which i want to be accessible via some.mainsite.com. I want it to be transparent for the visitors, so that they never know it is coming from somesite.com I welcome ...
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I'm only able to reach my site using www, but not non-www

I had a website at example.com. I created another website (example.hotelrunner.com) using HotelRunner and changed domains. I did that by changing the A records and CNAME at Netfirms. Now example.com ...
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Can't access subdomains that aren't passed through cloudflare

I'm having a pretty strange issue- most certainly to do with DNS(masq) somehow. I'm using a Linksys E2000 Router with DD-WRT v24 BIG (maybe there's a hardware issue like this one) with Nginx on ...
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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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If I update my existing MX records, will I stop receiving mails for 72 hours

I used the Google's "Check MX" application to check the functioning our website's MX records. It showed a critical error: Status: ERR aspmx.l.google.com MUST be the first MX record. Your setup 10 ...
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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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Linode DNS config - multi-domain shared IP (without aliases)

How do I ensure a request for one of my two domains pointing at my linode doesn't become the other domain in the user's browser? I think this is a DNS problem, so I'll explain... I have a linode and ...
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create a domain without buying it

Im a beginner with domains understanding and DNS configs I already install BIND DNS server on my local centos machine and configure a domain whatever.com and set the virtual-host for apache and it ...
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Private Nameservers and DNS for 2 dedicated servers

We just recently rent our second dedicated server with WHM from our hosting provider. But we have issues with the DNS and would like some input to find the solution. The first server have its ...
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Can I configure external content to be served publicly in a folder on a subdirectory that is normally internal?

So I get an email from my boss saying that our VP would really like to use our subdomain.companyname.com/portal for a vendor. Keep in mind that I host "subdomain" now internally and that vendor is ...
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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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Understanding CNAME and NS in DNS

I'm trying to learn the different types in DNS (A, CNAME, NS etc). I do understand what they is used for, but the way I see it, CNAME could be used whenever NS is used, or am I wrong? For instance: ...
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Can I redirect all links to a live site to a test one?

I have been asked to sort out a web site for a society, which has been dropped by the previous person who looked after it. The pages etc are full of direct references to the live site URL - and I ...
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Change domain name without changing host/server

I want to change a website's domain name and while looking up best practices, the resources I read assume I'm moving the website to a new server or hosting, without going in to why. They basically ...
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Tumblr disabled custom domain for using CloudFlare

I have a Tumblr blog which uses a custom domain. Yesterday I tried to add CloudFlare to it which was a terrible mistake. Apparently Tumblr does not support Cloudflare and will therefore disable ...
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How To Upload Files To Server Without Domain Pointing To Nameserver

I am planning on migrating my website from one server to another. Since this website is for my business, I don't want there to be a time frame where customers will land on an empty page. I tried ...
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Can I point a limited number of subdomains to a subdirectory using DNS?

I have taken my domain Freenom.com (a domain provider) and hosted it on Sixserve.com (a hosting service). The problem is that this hosting service allows only 3 sub-domains for per hosting plan, and I ...
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DNSMasq Not Resolving Addresses on Mac Local Web Development Environment

I've setup my local web development environment according to -http://mallinson.ca/osx-web-development/. I have done this before, and I got on a new computer, and am trying to do it again. I'm running ...
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How do I access subdirectories from a URL Frame

I'm using Namecheap as my registrar, and I'm hosting my page with Microsoft Azure using a linux instance. The page is hosted at <mysite>.cloudapp.net. If I change the CNAME www record within ...
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Why am I receiving a DNS look-up error when requesting a web page from an AWS Windows server?

I installed an aspx website on a AWS EC2 windows server 12 R2 instance. Although the site works on localhost, I receive a DNS look-up failure after Chrome's timeout is reached. I have opened inbound ...
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How to check if www and non-www are pointing to the same server

How can I check if www.example.com and example.com are pointing to the same server? I don't have access to DNS panel at the moment. Please note that there's an .htaccess redirect on both domains.
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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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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 DNS settings to point domain2.com to sitename.example.com?

I have a website at sitename.example.com. What DNS settings do I use if I want domain2.com to point at it, without having to point directly at the IP address? (Apparently it has to use CNAMEs ...
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Unknown subdomains pointing to my domain name

About 6 months ago I purchased the domain name example.net. Today I was trying to go to my control panel at example.net/cpanel but accidentally went to cpanel.example.net. I found a completely ...
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What should the DNS settings be for my domain and mail server?

I am trying to configure my own mail server. My domain name is: example.net I've created a subdomain (a virtual host for Apache 2): mail.example.net My hostname is: server01 (the name of the server ...
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Is it necessary to run own DNS server?

I would like to buy a second-level domain name (e.g. example.com) and I will run web server on my own machine (named www, having public IP address). Is this sufficient for my machine to be accessible ...
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Implenting an SSL certificate for DynDns

I need help in implementing an SSL Certificate. We have a DynDns host which is linked to our Dynamic Public IP. We want to implement an SSL certificate from a Public CA for our DynDns address. Do I ...
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How to redirect my brand new domain to Dlinkddns.com

Today I bought a domain from GoDaddy for my personal usage. I'm trying to forward requests from the domain to a DlinkDDNS account with no success so far. https://account.dlinkddns.com:port works ...
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How do I add an spf for a Postmark App sender signature when there's an existing spf record?

I'm using the Postmark App service ( https://postmarkapp.com/) to handle the transactional mail delivery for my web app and I set up a sender signature email address ( welcome@somedomain.com ) for it ...
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How does DNS verify owner identity?

I was editing my DNS records through my hosting service (nearlyfreespeech) and I got to wondering, how does the international DNS network know that the person who's editing the DNS records is actually ...
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What is the Update URL for Dynamic DNS for Google Domains

Google Domains supports Dynamic DNS. That is great since my domain and Dynamic DNS information can come from the same provider. For Dynamic DNS to work, I usually need the following info: Update ...
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Plesk - Add new domain to new dedicated server

I have just get a new dedicated server running on Windows Server 2008 with Parallels Plesk 12 installed. It is my very first time deal with dedicated server. So, how can I add a new purchased domain ...
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Browser shows IP address instead of my domain name when using Google Cloud

I recently bought a domain name from GoDaddy. I have a web server running in Google Cloud with a static IP. In the DNS configuration in GoDaddy, I added an A record (@ -> To the static IP of the ...
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How are web applications like Tumblr, WordPress.com and Blogspot able to create subdomains for users so fast?

I am curious as to how web-applications are able to create sub-domains instantly for new users, for example, newuser.wordpress.com, or example.blogspot.com. If I need to create a new subdomain for a ...
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DNS query re website Status: inactive

There is a website that I am assisting with which, when you do a DNS look up on Who.is, returns a Website Status of "inactive". I also noticed the server type is incorrectly reported. This is not a ...