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

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Why is my email address appearing in my domain's DNS zone?

So I was looking through my DNS records and I found something strange. The email address I used to setup cPanel/WHM with was: william@example.com, So I went to DNS functions -> Edit DNS zone, ...
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Using mod_rewrite to force users to use our caching proxy

During a recent audit we became aware of several users who have not set their DNS records to correctly point to our name servers. Since we don't control the domain names of our users directly, we're ...
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Setup www as main domain on Cloudflare

I'm trying to setup Cloudflare so my www subdomain doesn't redirect to the http naked domain and do exactly the opposite: mydomain.com redirecting to www.mydomain.com Cloudflare automatically ...
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DNS Propagation mobile carrier / home ISP

I just bought a domain and pointed it to the Tumblr IP address to use it as a custom domain. Tumblr says my domain isn't pointed to Tumblr. When I go to the page through my home internet connection it ...
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HTTP 301 redirect http://.example.com to http://www.example.com

One of my customers has recently had their site reviewed against best practice for security, SEO, end-user experience etc, and interestingly one of the points highlighted in the final report was that ...
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Can't access website from same network

I've setup IIS locally to host a website. I've created a free NOIP account so I can access it with a domain name. It's temporary, so I plan to assign a real domain to it later. I setup port ...
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Using my Home server Mail server and pointing DNS [duplicate]

I have my own webserver on my home PC. I also have a mail server too. I have been pointing my paid server to my mail server and I'm just wasting $15 a month for this, so how can I get my domain to ...
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How do I set up Private Name severs at names.co.uk - Glue Record Errors

Missing Glue Record Hi there. I am trying to point my domain registered at names.co.uk to my private nameservers. However the process fails with a message from names.co.uk telling me "Required ...
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1and1 Domain and Heroku - Too many Redirects

I have an App hosted on Heroku, Domain and DNS Target is <appname>.herokuapp.com, as usual. My 1and1 Domain <domain>.net is set up to HTTP-redirect to www.<domain>.net. I added the ...
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How do you implement a www to naked domain redirect in Google Apps with Flask?

I see loads of tutorials about naked domain to www domain redirects, but what if I want to do it the other way around (www.example.com -> example.com)? My app is on Google Apps with Flask deployed, ...
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Add domain to VPS

I have a VPS server running Ubuntu 11.04 with webmin installed on it. How can I add my example.com domain to my VPS like the way we do on shared server via web panels such as cPanel and etc?
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What does an asterisk/star in traceroute mean?

The below is a part of traceroute to my hosted server: 9 ae-2-2.ebr2.dallas1.level3.net (4.69.132.106) 19.433 ms 19.599 ms 19.275 ms 10 ae-72-72.csw2.dallas1.level3.net (4.69.151.141) 19.496 ...
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Hosting Email for domain on other hosting

I have a website (e.g: mydomain.com) hosted on squarespace.com and I want to setup email account on another dedicated server running Parallels Plesk CPanel. I have requested access to DNS of the ...
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How to set DNS with Google Domains and Vultr?

I moved my domain from GoDaddy to Google Domains and the hosting to VULTR. I used BIND9 when it was registered on GoDaddy and hosted on Vultr. I am not sure how to proceed with setting up the domain ...
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How to update nameservers for my domain

I've registered for a CloudFlare CDN and enabled it for my domain. Now CloudFlare asks me to use two specific nameservers that they assigned to my domain, e.g. nameserver-address-1.com nameserver-...
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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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Redirect email from my email server to one hosted by Google Apps

I want to redirect email from domain1.com to domain2.com. The problem is that the mail for domain2.com is hosted by Google Apps. All my employees have two email accounts: employeeX@domain1.com hosted ...
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DNS A Records with 1and1 and Heroku

I have a domain name registered through 1and1.com that I'd like to point to my Heroku app (mydomain.com and www.mydomain.com). Heroku's instructions (http://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/custom-...
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How to find domain registrar and DNS hosting with good DNSSEC support?

Simplified problem I want to buy a domain and make a website that is fully secured with DNSSEC. I want to make sure that only the one right SSL certificate could be validated by the browsers and all ...
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Require valid ServerName in httpd.conf

I have two virtual hosts, and have sites1.com and sites2.com pointing to my server. All works fine. <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName site1.com DocumentRoot /var/www/site1/html <...
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DNS Domain problem

Today, I created a free domain on grendelhosting.com. When I try to enter to file manager the host say: Your domain is not pointing to our nameservers at the moment, so services like FTP, file ...
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Do I need to redirect my “A” DNS too?

I'm trying to redirect my GoDaddy's domain to another hosting. I have added the name servers, but the hosting website says "You can also point your domain ("A" DNS record) to this IP: [ip here]". ...
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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 66.6.44....
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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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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 www.mail-...
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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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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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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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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 ...