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

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Private NS propagation

I have a client that asked me to move his domains to a new private server, this is my first experience on using private name servers so I am unsure if I am doing something incorrectly. According to ...
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making www.foo.com go to srv5.bar.net/~foo

What I need accomplished is when a person out there in internet-land types in www.foo.com they are actually getting served content from srv5.bar.net/~foo I have root access to both the nameserver ( ...
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What is the maximum number of DNS A-records you can use on one domain?

Is it correct that there is no limit to how many DNS A records can be set on a domain? My boss asked me this and it made me curious, I can't find anything online.
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Domain, Hosting and DNS management on 3 seperate providers - is this possible?

I wanted to know if its possible to do the following: Buy Domain from GoDaddy. Buy Hosting from HostGator. Buy DNS Management from DNS Made Easy.
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How DDNS can link to 3G simcard dynamic IP

I have CCTV that work via 3G (use simcard). I can access it directly using dynamic IP but as it keep changes, I won't be able to access it. My question if I set DDNS on CCTV, how can DDNS detect the ...
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How do I set up an `A record`?

I have Apache installed on an EC2 instance (with an Elastic IP). I successfully used NameCheap's DNS tool to configure routing of www.mydomain.com and mydomain.com traffic. If I have a web ...
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DNS domain redemption policy

I want to know if my registrar could have done what I expected, and if they could still fix the mistake. See QUESTIONS below. I intentionally deleted a domain name with my host/registar, because I ...
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Is it possible to use cloudflare without having them managing my DNS?

I need to use cloudflare without having them managing my DNS, My DNS server have much more options that I do need. Instead of setting cloudflare as my dns server, I have added it as a NS record from ...
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Which way to forward alternate domains?

I have a few alternate domains that I want to point to my main domain: Main: awesomewebsite.com Alternates: awesomewebsite.net, awesomewebsite.co, awesomewebsite.me Which is the best way to forward ...
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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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http keep-alive with multiple A/AAAA records

I'm trying to estimate the performance impact of publishing several IP-addresses for a given web-site hostname. Do browsers choose addresses in a random order? Do they use the same address for all ...
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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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How to provide email accounts without changing the DNS?

My client have registered a domain name through BigRock.in, and my client needs 10 email accounts, so I decided to provide it through my web hosting (re seller account). My question is - How to ...
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Make all subdomains point to root unless otherwise specified

I'd like all subdomains that aren't being used for anything else to go straight to my domain. ns1.mydomain.com. A 198.123.44.55 ns2.mydomain.com. A 198.123.44.66 *.mydomain.com. CNAME ...
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“NS1” and “NS2” A records suddenly required?

I have a VPS server that I host several sites on. One of the domain names I use for a site hosted on the VPS is registered through a different company. The site was working fine until this morning ...
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How to externally host a mobile website?

I've built a cool mobile website/app using JQuery Mobile. I want to offer that to clients, but I want to use my own hosting. Here's what I want to do If a user uses a mobile device to visit ...
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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. ...
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Pointing a godaddy domain to a rackspace windows 2008 server

Note: Question was moved here from stack overflow after being closed as not being related to programming I've searched through a number of similar questions on stack overflow but to my surprise I ...
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Can't connect to my website

I'm unable to connect to my site http://grantschneider.com (also the site where it is hosted http://2freehosting.com) from my home computer. I'm able to access both from the office, though. I've ...
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mirroring of the website

I have three Shared Hosting Servers (2 Linux Apache and 1 Windows) For my (low traffic) static websites, I want to create mirror server accounts (will keep same contents) for them so I need not to ...
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Most efficient way to forward domain.com to example.com/subfolder?

Title says my entire question. I think I saw someone forward domain.com to example.com/subfolder and have spent about a week trying to figure out how to best do this.. My goal is to have user type in ...
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How can I set up my server to also be a mail server?

I'm running apache2 on Ubuntu Server 12.04 and I have my website up and running fine with 2 virtual hosts, and I was wondering how I can set up my server to also be a mail server, preferable for both ...
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One domain name - two servers?

I am launching a website now and my boss has bought a hosting service in one webservice company, but they don't support what I need, then we bought another one where we get the support that we need. ...
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How do I go about assigning my computer to my domain name?

I've just registered a domain name, just to test how uploading a website works (I've made heaps, but never uploaded one), and I am unsure of where to go next. I wish to use my own personal computer ...
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My DNS zone includes a loopback record - do I need it?

My dns zone contains a loopback: localhost IN A 127.0.0.1 Do I need it, and if so why? I can't think of a reason to have it here, especially as - without a dot - it would be localhost.example.com
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cPanel email doesn't seem to work - error 550?

I am fairly new to the web hosting game, so bear with me :) Recently set up a VPS with cPanel and WHM. Everything is going well so far, I've created a user domain and transferred my website there, ...
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Nameservers and DNS - Appropriate Steps to Move to A VPS?

I bought a VPS and I am trying to transfer my domain over to the new server, I took two steps so far, but I don't think I did it quite right as its been 24 hours and most all DNS check sites still ...
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How to manage DNS from multiple registrars in one place?

I have domains from different providers (GoDaddy, domaindotcom, namesilo, namecheap, etc) is there any way to manage DNS from one panel? Sometimes when move to a new hosting server, we need to change ...
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Nameserver problem

I recently bought a new VPS, and I was trying to set private nameservers in my domain cPanel. I went ahead and added 4 A records: ns1.mydomain.com - points to my IP ns2.mydomain.com - points to my ...
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Google Webmaster Tools, DNS Errors & HostPapa

I received this message from Google Webmaster Tools: Over the last 24 hours, Googlebot encountered 2 errors while attempting to retrieve DNS information for your site. The overall error rate ...
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What nameserver should I use?

Let's say that I have site.com website that I bought at one place, but want to host on another place. I don't know what to do. Here is scenario. I bought site.com on company that is using their own ...
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Creating a DNS Server

I want to create a DNS Server (like Google does - 8.8.8.8). I understand that a DNS Server is a Server that gives a IP on being given a hostname, ie. when I ask it what is the IP of google.com, it ...
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Google Blogger Website CName and/or Text File Issues

I have a blogger Blog website and I would like to have it show up on my company website. I have read a couple articles out there on how to do it. A hand full of them talk about using FTP which is old ...
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Forwarding non-www domain to other domain using DNS

Is it possible to forward firstdomain.com to www.seconddomain.com or seconddomain.com using purely DNS records? I know how to forward www.firstdomain.com to seconddomain.com (using a CNAME). What I ...
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Migrate add-on domain olddomain.com to newdomain.com

I have 2 domains that are registered at GoDaddy : domaina.com (not hosted, only domain name is registered to GD) domainb.com (hosted at a different webhost, domain name registered to GD) ...
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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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Economical DNS hosting separate from local registrar for country specific TLDs - email or web hosting not required

Our company owns many country specific top level domains (TLDs; .sg, .my). We will purchase more for other countries in all South East Asia. These domains are associated with our websites hosted on ...
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Is is good or bad to have the email address of a domain's registrant on the same domain?

Say I own domain abc.com. I think it's a bad idea to use eric@abc.com as the registrant's (myself) email address. This will cause problems when I need to transfer the domain to another registrar e.g. ...
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Create subdomains via C-Panel or via domain registrar?

I am a novice, so excuse me if it sounds dummy. I read a few similar questions on this topic here but they did not answer my question. I have a personal website, hosted with C-panel control panel. ...
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How to monitor traffic from domains forwarding?

I have suppose 10 domains all redirecting( using godaddy forwarding) to example.com. Is there a way I can monitor traffic from these 10 domains ? Probably some how in Google Analytics or some other ...
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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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Are there any risk if your DNS's SOA or admin contact are using the same domain as the DNS

For example, Google.com [1] The SOA email is : dns-admin.google.com The contact is: Administrative Contact: DNS Admin Google Inc. dns-admin.google.com As you can see, both are using ...
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Point domain to a third party while retaining control over email

I own a domain and I need to point the domain to another domain which I don't own. I'm a contractor for the other company. The want me to do it, but I want to retain autonomy with regards to email ...
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How to point GoDaddy to EntryDNS domain

I have a server connected via dynamic IP. I have set up EntryDNS to manage the change of my IP. If I put in my EntryDNS URL it points me to my server's current IP. I purchased a domain from GoDaddy, ...
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Can I register DNS under an IP with a subdomain on 1&1?

I have a server on the website www.example.com, and I want to register another domain like www.examplehelp.com with DNS from www.example.com/help. Can I do something like this on 1&1 domain ...
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Cache website via CDN for visitors, not for users

I'm not sure what this is called. For example, if you're logged out of Reddit, you see a cached, static version of the site from the CDN. When you're logged in, you don't hit the CDN and instead ...
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How can I prevent another site from trying to phish my customers by cloning the look and feel of my site?

I have a site hosted on Godaddy. Recently, another site that I don't control has copied the look and feel of my site. They look exactly like my site, except the domains are different.. Godaddy's ...
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Dotted subdomain name or new domain?

I have a company website hosted at www.BRAND.com (where BRAND is a generic name). The company want to develop a "micro website" for one of their campaigns, named "Inspired By BRAND". I have two ...
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How to Configure Name Servers using Webmin in Unmanaged VPS on Centos

I want to configure my site's name servers and all related stuff. I'm not able to find any good documentation steps to do it straight-forwardly without understanding the natty-gritty of this. I wish I ...
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Does geographic location of domain registrator matter?

Does it matter where I register my domain geographically when I'm planning to change nameset (nameservers) to a server in my target area? Example Target audience: USA Server location: USA Domain ...