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

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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 ...
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Wildcard DNS record point to multiple servers

I would like to give my users their own subdomain like jack.xxx.com, james.xxx.com, and is using wildcard DNS record to do that. But now I would like to separate users into multiple servers, like ...
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Process of DNS resolution using nslookup starting from root nameservers

I understand broadly the theory of how a DNS resolver goes through the domain hierarchy querying nameservers to resolve a domain name from the root namespace downwards however I would like to try ...
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How to begin editing sites? [closed]

I'm new to creating web-sites and I have just registered a domain name here: from Europe Registry and started trial version of hosting from: ispserver.com. I shall connect domain and hosting somehow ...
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creating unlimited sub domains programmatically through api

Note Consider each subdomain as unique application instance For information about application architecture visit ...
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Is all data about a domain name provided to a TLD registry by the registrar visible on Whois?

I am trying to understand more about how the domain registration process works between the registry and the registrar. My question is when a domain name is registered by a registrar such as GoDaddy, ...
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website won't work without www. on 123-reg [duplicate]

I've got a website that works with my custom domain name with the www. but when I type it in without the www. it doesn't show up, and I've had customers wondering if my website is down because of ...
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Keep mail going to old server while hosting on a new server [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out how to keep mail going to an old server/MX record (which is the same as the domain for the website), after I change the A record for the domain. Here's what I have now (with ...
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Redirecting www.foo.example.com to foo.example.com

I have a Cpanel web hosting account and have created a subdomain which redirects to an IP address of a different server (Windows IIS) by creating an A record. I don't have control of the Windows ...
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no-ip.com how to hide static IP address

I'm using no-ip.com in "Port 80 redirect" mode - in fact my provider doesn't mind port 80 being used it's just I don't want to reveal my static IP. When I type the alias (from either local or remote ...
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Domains with no name servers?

I have a few ccTLDs (.my) domains and I've just realised that there is no name servers for them at all. I wonder how that is even possible? Did the vendor whom I bought the domains from do something ...
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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 ...