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

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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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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 ...
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Changing DNS of website to point to another website

I have two website abc.com and newabc.com. Both are on different web servers. I want to shut down abc.com and make sure that I want to send its requests to newabc.com. I am shutting down the servers ...
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DNS: Getting www.example.com set up

I set up a recent (Wordpress) project on Microsoft Azure with a domain from 123-reg. When I set up the DNS servers I am getting example.com is working to the site, but www.example.com isn't and is ...
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Configure Namecheap mail with Zerigo DNS

I need to configure my DNS as follows: I am using Heroku and Zerigo to manage DNS. However, Zerigo will not let me set the hostname to @. Has anyone ever experienced the same issue?
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Can I set www.something.com to be my AName record

I was just hoping someone could point me in the right direction. I want to have my website hosted which I want to display as www.mydomain.com I also need mydomain.com and blog.mydomain.com to go to ...
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SEO value of external root domains that use CNAME to point back to original domain

I have DOMAIN A. A partner on DOMAIN B creates subdomain.DOMAIN-B.com. The subdomain is a CNAME record that masks beer.DOMAIN-A.com. So when a user visits subdomain.DOMAIN-B.com, they see content ...
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How does DNS detect changes in nameserver IP address? [closed]

Suppose I have a domain such as example.com and I configure the domain's primary and secondary nameserver to be ns1.example2.com and ns2.example2.com. Questions: Does the IP address of the ...
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If I remove my A record, will it mess up MX records on that domain?

I am using DNSimple and S3/Cloudfront. Following their recommended configuration looks like this: myapex.com ------ REDIRECT --> www.myapex.com www.myapex.com -- CNAME -----> ...
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Having 2 hosting accounts in case one of downtime?

I'm looking for a simple solution to increase my website's uptime. My website consists of simple HTML and PHP pages with no database. Right right I use paid shared hosting and I sometimes find that my ...
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How should I name my DNS server?

Are there any conventions or guidelines I should use to name my DNS server? Does it really matter? On the site I'm using to obtain the domain I desire it has two options: Set up DNS and name ...
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DNS errors in Google Webmaster Tools

I've been trying to get rid of this DNS error for about a week now but I can't seem to wrap my head around it. The website is herbelixirs.com. The Google Webmaster Tools screen shot is below. The ...
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Is there a way to forward emails associated with a domain without a mail server?

A client owns example1.com but wants to also purchase example2.com and have it point to their original site at example1.com. No problem there. But they also want any emails going to example2.com to be ...
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Naked domain to “www” redirect in Windows Server 2008

I have a Windows server. I have several websites hosted on my server. Currently, I can only visit these websites if I include "www" (e.g., www.techtint.com). I want the naked form of the URL to ...
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How do I point my domain to my website/ip adress [duplicate]

I havve recently set up a website, I've forwarded it to my Ip and I'm able to access it. However I have also bought a domain which I would like to use for my website which I host through my own pc ...
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Pointing a domain to a specific URL

Is it possible to point a URL to a specific page in cPanel? Say I have foobar.com and there's a page foobar.com/art. Now I also or artbar.com and I want to point it at foobar.com/art how would I do ...
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PageSpeed - Minimize DNS lookups: why not use IP address for resources

One of the recommendations from web performance optimization services is to minimize DNS look ups. I fully understand why they recommend this but why not just point references to external files to ...
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Using Google apps / eNom domain change webhosts without breaking email?

I'm taking over a site for a client who initially purchased their domain name from Google Apps / eNom, they're using google apps mail but the site itself is hosted on earthlink. I've built the new ...
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Alternatives to using 3rd party Dynamic DNS

I am looking to set up dynamic DNS in order to make accessing a home server easier. Is there any way I can get around using 3rd party site (like dyndns.org). Is there a way to set up dynamic dns ...
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Moving domain currently on Google Apps to my own machines

I own a domain which currently uses Google Apps (it was free back then). Due to recent events I have decided I want to move everything right where I can control the data, which basically means I have ...
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How would I completely remove a domain from webs?

I have registered a domain with 1&1.co.uk about 2 months ago. I changed the nameservers to the ones that webs told me to (ns1.webs.com, ns2.webs.com) so that I could publish my webs website to my ...
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How can I create (or do I even need to create) an alias of a DNS MX record?

I am in the process of moving my DNS records from Network Solutions to the Amazon Route 53 service. While I know and understand a little about the basic kinds of records, I am stumped on how to create ...
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How to forward emails to my custom domain to my Gmail account?

I bought a domain without webspace and want to forward emails to that domain to my Gmail account. But I don't receive any emails which are send there, not even a return-to-sender-email. I also tried ...
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Problems defining CNAME for tumblr custom domain through directadmin

I'm having problems trying to define a CNAME from blog.mydomain.com to domains.tumblr. I'm using directadmin DNS Administration. I've added a sub-domain named blog.mydomain.com and then in DNS ...
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Forward a 'non-existant' subdomain to a 'physical' subdomain

How can I forward a 'non-existant' subdomain to a 'physical' subdomain? I.e.: api.website.com -> api.company.com Where the first is just a CNAME pointer and the last is a real subdomain with a ...
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How to change the zone file records for .io domain registered at nic.io?

I just registered a .io domain at nic.io and I want to make changes to the zone file to integrate it with Google Apps. I couldn't find an interface to change CNAME / MX records. Has anybody been able ...
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Forwarding naked domain to www [duplicate]

I successfully mapped my www.mydomain.com to my Google site (as described here). However I would like to forward also my naked domain (mydomain.com) to end up in www.mydomain.com. I assume I should ...
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Shifting from no-www to www and browsers' password storage

I created a website having user-registration system and invited my friend to join it. I gave him the link of no-www version: http://mydomain.com but now after reading this and this, I want to shift to ...
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Different websites on “example.com” and “www.example.com”

I have an A record for my domain for example.com that points to my server's IP address. I would like to modify my DNS records so that www.example.com points to another server. Is this possible, and ...
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DNS name server error

I am getting DNS error on google webmaster tools. And even after testing with this http://dnscheck.pingdom.com/?domain=ansoftsys.com&timestamp=1372108107&view=1 Name Server details Here is ...
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Trying to point domain name to new server, but there are other NS records I cannot change

In my domain registrars console I see the following: I have added my name servers to the bottom, but the domain name is not redirecting. I see there are 2 NS records above mine that I cannot ...
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How many days does it take for Google Webmaster Tools to refresh after a DNS error?

Yesterday I saw a problem in Google Webmaster Tools - it's saying that "Googlebot can not crawl your site because of DNS errors." Please view this image & error date: Then I immediately fixed ...
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How to access a website hosted on a shared server (and IP), when its domain is not working?

I'm trying to find out alternative ways to access a website (not mine), which has temporarily lost its domain name due to it expiring. The site owner didn't realise the domain would expire and it has ...
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Automated hosting

I'm going to make a web service, where people can register domain names and host their sites, which they order from us. Also I need proper billing. For this purposes I'm going to buy Hetzner root ...
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Setting CNAME confusion

I don't get how CNAME DNS records work. I always thought setting bar.example.org. CNAME foo.example.com. would let me request bar.example.org and receive foo.example.com while I own the ...
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Will transferring a domain name to a new registrar cause downtime?

Will transferring a domain name to a new host cause downtime at all on the domain? It's the highest traffic time of the year for us but we really want to keep things moving and need to migrate hosts ...
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DNS servers not set properly? Site failing to load by hostname, though loads fine by IP [closed]

We run www.tekiki.com. Some users, including us, cannot reach www.tekiki.com because of DNS issues. The site resolves fine on the desktop, but it fails from our iPhones and iPads. This doesn't happen ...
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What hosting control panels do major websites use? [closed]

I use cPanel for my personal website only because it came standard when I bought the domain name, but recently it came to my attention that there are other control panels available. I was curious as ...
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Only I can access my hosted website! [closed]

Problem Background I have bought a domain from bigrock.com and hosted website on their server. Initially, I was not able to access my site with its name e.g.: www.sitename.com, but it was ...
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Domain, subdomain and path forwarding

I have four domains: domain.in domain.com domain.org domain.co.in I want to make domain.in as my main domain. I want to forward all my other domains to it. I want to set up forwarding such that: ...
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Redirect of www vs. “all works” [duplicate]

I was asked a question from a friend if he should redirect his-domain.com to www.his-domain.com. I answered him that it seems more intuitive to just make both work. So if you enter by his-domain.com ...
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After changing DNS a domain shows differently on different browser?

I have changed the nameserver's of one of my domains but I found a problem that within Firefox these changes have not updated as expected, however this problem does not occur in other browsers such as ...
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Should I create zone for each domain that I want to host on my server

I'm setting up a web hosting on my VPS, I want to host several websites on my vps, I have two domains, domain1.com and domain2.com and a website for each hosted on iis, I know that I should add these ...