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

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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 ...
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Cannot access area of site using www, without it works

Struggling with this one. I recently bought hosting and domain name. I have put a holding page on the site, plus installed wordpress in the directory /wordpress. Going to ...
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DNS: forward part of a managed domain to one host, but sub domain services to another (Google Apps)

I was going to post this as a comment against DNS: Forward domain to another host, but I don't seem able to do that. I'm in a similar situation. I have a DNS registered/managed by enom, except with ...
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create redirect of subdomain [closed]

I have a new app server that will run an ftp server and a few other things. It won't run a web server. I want to put that app server on a subdomain so that I can access it. So ultimately I will be ...
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if I specify a wildcard dns entry will it override any specific values?

I have cheese.mycompany.com - 1.1.1.1 I want to go *.mycompany.com = 1.1.1.2 without effecting cheese ? Will this work, just having two seprate dns entries ?
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Separate Nameserver and MX server at different providers [duplicate]

I have a DNS + Mail service with hosting company HostA for a domain mydomain.com and would like to use the servers of FreeDNS as nameservers so that they will resolve web requests to my home server's ...
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blah.com works, www.blah.com doesn't

I've found many a common question but unfortunately none of them really directly answered my inquiry, below is a copy paste of the info I am provided by xname.org I've replaced my .com with blah.com, ...
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Why does modx-based site start using different domains for some content?

situation I have a modx site on a VPS with multiple domain and subdomain names. The modx site should use what I call the 'primary' domain name's 'primary' subdomain, ie www.intendedname.tld . The ...
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Domain name issues [1&1]

I'm trying to make my domain name point to my web-server. I own a domain through 1&1, and I have a linux computer I have set up to run as my web-server. I'm a student at college, and my college ...
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issue with Domain, DNS and Hosting

I bought domains from GoDaddy. I bought hosting from NFS. I changed my DNS from GD to NFS. Do I require to host DNS on NFS for website to work properly, or can I host DNS back on GD? I am paying ...
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I want to redirect subdomain.domain1.com to domain2.com/directory using DNS

I own 2 domain names "domain1.com" and "domain2.com", I want to redirect subdomain.domain1.com to domain2.com/directory using DNS (preferably). Can anyone assist (I am an amateur at domain ...
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web url forwarding to different port and subdirectory

I would like to forward anyone going to subdomain.old-domain.com:8014 to this new address subdomain.new-domain.com:8000/subdirectory (note a different domain AND different port PLUS a subdirectory) ...
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Tumblr custom domain not redirecting properly

I decided to host my blog at Tumblr, using their custom domain setup (http://blog.smokingfishgames.com/ instead of http://smokingfishgames.tumblr.com). However, it's been 72 hours and I'm still ...
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How to serve a DNS record for a hosted domain and Minecraft server?

I'm using DreamHost to host the domain craftnetwork.co. The Minecraft Server needs to be hosted on subdomain.craftnetwork.co. Can I setup DNS records to direct users to a website when in a browser and ...
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Pointing a sub domain to another server using directi control panel while domain.com is not hosted

Do we of course need a host for domain.com? Unfortunately currently the host for domain.com is down, so sub.domain.com cannot be redirected to where it should. Is there a way to at least activate the ...
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google apps domain verification issues

I apologize for asking this here instead of Google's forums, but I find that they tend to yield no results at all, ever. I have a domain verified on Google Apps through HTML file upload, which I am ...
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CNAME: does a cname change the url that the browser displays?

I have a web site www.somewhere.com and I want the alias fr.somewhere.com. I set up a CNAME record for www.somewhere.com alias fr.somewhere.com. When a user types in http://fr.somewhere.com in their ...