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

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How to set default CNAME subdomain for an URL

I created a free website in Google Sites and bought a new URL, www.example.com, from Go Daddy and configured CNAME subdomain www to my Google Site. If I enter www.example.com in any browser it opens. ...
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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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Forwarding a subdomain to a Minecraft Server

I am trying to forward a subdomain to directly connect to a Minecraft server. The domain name is hosted at GoDaddy and the server requires the port at the end. These are the things I have tried so ...
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Move domain away from a host while leaving the Exchange email service unaffected

I currently have a domain registered with Fasthosts and are using their Exchange email service on this domain. For various reasons I would like to move the domain registration to another domain host, ...
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DNS taking weeks to propagate just in my area

It has been over two weeks since I changed over my DNS information on my new host. I still have my old hosting account setup through HostGator and it is still using the HostGator nameservers in my ...
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Domain still points to old web werver after deleting domain account

Yesterday, I set up an account with Example-Host.com along side with a free domain name from Example-Domains.com. I found out that my WordPress site's Admin is only compatible with >= PHP 5.3 and the ...
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DNS and MX questions related to new hosts

This stuff always confuses me so I'll layout the pieces and what I hope to achieve, if someone can connect the dots. I have a domain www.toys.com I have a cloud VPS I have an Open Exchange mail ...
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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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Google only indexing alias?

I run our research group website, but don't have direct access to the university DNS server. However, we have two addresses pointing at the same IP - one is the old website and the canonical name is ...
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Cannot access the subdomain all the time

I created a new subdomain: blog.example.com. Sometimes, the blog is accessible without any problems, but other times it's not, just like now at this moment (14-Nov-2013 12:57 PM Lebanon Local Time). ...
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Can DNS point to specific port?

I got virtual machine on some server and my URL is something like this. 111.11.11.111:8002 Can I get DNS who will point to specific port ? One more thing. If I cant do that, can my virtual ...
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What's the difference between my nameserver and CNAME settings?

I have purchased a domain name(mxsoup.net) through GoDaddy, and it is just parked. In order to set up my custom URL for my SourceAudio site, they give me the following instructions: In order to ...
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How to assign foo.example.com to one IP address and example.com to a different one?

Say that I have a domain name called example.com and two server located at 2 different IP addresses: 1.2.3.4 and 6.7.8.9. How could I assign example.com to 1.2.3.4 and the subdomain foo.example.com ...
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How to set up a SPF record?

The clients on my VPS are all getting spammed. The spam seemingly comes from their own email addresses - it is clear that somehow something got into my VPS and was able to capture all the email ...
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Point subdomain to another web hosting

I bought a domain from GoDaddy. Let's call this domain abc.com. I've a hosting account at web hosting A with abc.com as my primary domain. I created a sub-domain pic.abc.com and I wish it to be ...
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CloudFlare DNS: Downtime failover host

My company uses CloudFlare for its DNS, but as our site is HTTPS-secured and we're on the free plan, we can't utilize CloudFlare's CDN services. Our host has fairly rare but not insignificant ...
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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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Why is “googlehosted.com” in the DNS records for our website after signing up for DDOS protection?

Recently we had to get some DDOS protection for our website because of the large attacks we were seeing after getting a bit of popularity. We handed over our domain and hosting information to our ...
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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 ...