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

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DNS lookup when using a CDN

Using a CDN can vastly improve the load time of a website. I been thinking of using it to host all my external files like CSS, JS, Images, Videos etc. However I was thinking when linking to a CDN, ...
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How to point two domains to one ip address with a sub-domain

I am a little stuck here I currently have a domain: www.my-site.org & m.my-site.org I want to point m.mainsite.org to m.my-site.org I already have an A record created for m.mainsite.org I need ...
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My new DNS change works from America but not Sweden

Several hours ago, I changed nameserver and DNS info on one of my domains at my domainregistar. When I accessed the domain from my home computers and when my friends accessed the domain, they get to ...
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How do I create name servers for my VPS package?

I have recently signed up for a knownhost VPS package. My account has been set up on their end. They want me to create ns1.outsourcingnepal.com and ns2.outsourcingnepal.com in my registrar and point ...
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DNS problem, old dns servers are not going away

I have a website, and I changed the nameservers of the domain of my site, now people see it with my new nameservers however I still see the oldnameservers (Which are sedo's nameservers). I tried ...
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How does x10hosting connect your domain to their servers/DNS

I just bought a domain, and now I'm setting it up with my free x10 hosting. In their guide for how to add your own domain, it says you just need to point your domain to their nameservers, and then ...
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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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Configuring an MX record for Amazon's Route 53

I am using Amazon Route 53 and have a correctly functioning A record pointing to an EC2 instance at mydomain.com.au with a Django stack running. My problem is, I tried to setup a Postfix mailserver ...
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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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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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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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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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Can't connect to my website

I'm unable to connect to my site http://grantschneider.com (also the site where it is hosted http://2freehosting.com) from my home computer. I'm able to access both from the office, though. I've ...
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Should I use the domain registrar or the web hosting name servers?

Let's say that I have the following website example.com, the domain registrar is provided by one company and the website hosting is provided by another. do I use the registrar name servers e.g ...
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Non www to www redirection A record problem

I have told my domain registrar to set my domain like this: www.domain.com -> IP1 domain.com -> A record IP2 www.domain.com works properly, but non www returns %20 before the real url www.domain.com ...
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DNS slows down on development environment

I have a local development environment setup on my Mac. I am running an Ubuntu Web Server inside of a Virtual Box VM. I setup a host file on my Mac that points my dev site to the IP of the Ubuntu ...
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How can I repoint my domain? DNS/MX etc

I've searched the questions here, but have found nothing that gives me the assurance I require. My situation: I have a domain registered with Network Solutions, linked to hosting on NetSol I have ...
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What other choices do we have other than the 301 redirect and CNAME on DNS?

I have a main site http://qweop.com, and I would like to add an alias to it called http://qwepo.com. Now if I use a CNAME (currently this is what I'm using) on qwepo which maps www to qweop.com, then ...
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why does Plesk set up only one nameserver by default?

When using Plesk 9.5 the default DNS template only includes one nameserver. An NS record of ns. and an a record ns. pointing to the default ip. Two nameserves are mandatory, so why would plesk have ...
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“CNAME record already exists in the zone” when creating SPF txt records

I am setting up mailgun.com to use with my website. But when I add dns record with type txt name www.example.com and value v=spf1 include:mailgun.org ~all as suggested in mailgun setup: I get the ...
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Questions about ANAME DNS records

Shopify recently sent a link asking that I update DNS - They talk about ALIAS or ANAME records, and assert these are different to CNAME and A records. I understand what CNAME records are, and why you ...
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Multiple TXT DNS records for domain

Am I allowed to add multiple TXT records for a single domain? I've been asked to add a load of MS= records to domains, but some of the domains already have a TXT record. Can I just add a new TXT ...
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Domain owner uses my IP without permission

as I discovered recently a lot of domains of a certain organisation all have their A-Record set to the IP of a server that I own. The server currently does only host security auditing tools and does ...
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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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Unknown subdomains pointing to my domain name

About 6 months ago I purchased the domain name example.net. Today I was trying to go to my control panel at example.net/cpanel but accidentally went to cpanel.example.net. I found a completely ...
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How does DNS verify owner identity?

I was editing my DNS records through my hosting service (nearlyfreespeech) and I got to wondering, how does the international DNS network know that the person who's editing the DNS records is actually ...
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Cannot remove nameservers in GoDaddy when moving away from their hosting to external hosting

I will try to describe as best I can: I have a GoDaddy hosting that came with a free domain name. I am now aware how bad GoDaddy is and have purchased hosting elsewhere, I need to change the DNS on ...
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Pointing a domain name to a webpage

I'm hosting a project page on github at somedude.github.io/thingeroo and I own the thingeroo.com domain name (through 1&1.com). I know that I can set up a CNAME to point from thingeroo.com to ...
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Amazon EC2 Ubuntu instance setting up domain name

I had a domain transferred to amazon using their Rout 53. at the begining when i went to the IP address 54.69.253.182, or ec2-54-69-253-182.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com my site would show up. ...
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Hostinger host and tk domain optimal DNS configuration

I want to configure tk domain with hostinger. I don't want to use the redirect option, so I'm trying to set the tk dns. In the image below are shown the parameters of hostinger that I have put in dns ...
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How can I change the order of the DNS records in the `dot.tk` DNS server?

I have a DNS record with three A records: the main site, and two backups. However, when clients perform a DNS lookup, they reach a backup site. How can I change the order of the DNS records in ...
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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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Can I redirect a subdomain to an IP address with a port?

I've got two addresses: ipaddress and ipaddress:100. The first one uses the default port of 80, but the second server (running GitLab) uses port 100. I have multiple IP addresses, but I am wondering ...
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Why doesn't my domain resolve to the hostname CNAME/ALIAS I've specified?

I have a domain set with a CNAME alias to point to Heroku, but it is not resolving. Here is a link to a screenshot: http://awesomescreenshot.com/03226ntoc4 And here is the output from nslookup: $ ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is is good or bad to have the email address of a domain's registrant on the same domain?

Say I own domain abc.com. I think it's a bad idea to use eric@abc.com as the registrant's (myself) email address. This will cause problems when I need to transfer the domain to another registrar e.g. ...
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Access denied to visit a site without www

Why can I visit my own site: http://www.example.com but not http://example.com, which gives me HTTP Error 403 (Forbidden): The server refused to fulfill the request How do it fix it? I wrote ...
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How to setup up A record for GitHub pages for NearlyFreeSpeech.net

I own the domain zenstealth.com and I have decided that the easiest way for me to "do" a blog is via GitHub pages and Jekyll, which is already built-in in GitHub pages. I've done that already, and for ...
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Site not indexed by Google [duplicate]

I typed the following on Google: (1) site: uniquevolve.com (2) site: uniquevolve.com.au Only (2) gets indexed. Is this normal? The strange thing is, my Website is actually hosted on the server with ...
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What is the latency for DNS / A records

I recently registered a domain with MyDomain and set the name servers to: ns1.example.com ns2.example.com I set the relevant A records to the IP address of the hosting account. It had a parking ...
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Why does Chrome resolve websitename.localhost as localhost?

I've been using .localhost as a TLD for locally hosted sites that I am working on. Usually when I start a new site I create an entry in the apache virutal host configuration file and then add an entry ...
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Creating a custom DKIM (Domain Authentication) in DNS settings

I'm trying to do the following as told by MailChimp: Set a TXT (SPF) record for lakesentrancesurflifesaving.org.au to: v=spf1 include:servers.mcsv.net ?all Set the CNAME record for ...
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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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Implenting an SSL certificate for DynDns

I need help in implementing an SSL Certificate. We have a DynDns host which is linked to our Dynamic Public IP. We want to implement an SSL certificate from a Public CA for our DynDns address. Do I ...
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Browser shows IP address instead of my domain name when using Google Cloud

I recently bought a domain name from GoDaddy. I have a web server running in Google Cloud with a static IP. In the DNS configuration in GoDaddy, I added an A record (@ -> To the static IP of the ...
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Multiple Domains pointing to one site

Newbie here so please excuse me if this has been asked in a different way. My friend has 3 domain names lets say example.com, example.net and example.org. They were not using the .com and .net. I was ...