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

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Is Google using DNS records to find websites?

I have recently created a subdomain for testing my changes on a live server. Today I have found that Google has indexed nearly a third of this test domain. How did Google find this test subdomain? ...
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How can I create lots of sub-domains each one with its own IP address?

I have an application that has a lot of worker servers, and the servers number is increasing with time, I want to assign a sub-domain for each one of these servers, for example: srv1.domain.com ... ...
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1and1.com SPF records with 3rd party DNS

Putting this out there in case it helps someone else. My Google results on this didn't yield any direct hits. I needed a cheap replacement email host, and picked 1and1.com. I rapidly found that ...
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Why won't Webmaster Tools let me set a preferred domain? (says to verify, but it should already be)

I've got a domain that I apparently forgot to set a preferred domain for, so I just tried to do it. Webmaster Tools instead popped up a little box: Part of the process of setting a preferred ...
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Website with traffic must shut down, should I redirect?

I have a website with a good amount of traffic but I must shut down this website. I have another website that is not very well ranked on Google. Is there something I could do to help my second ...
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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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2 domain names with 1 IP address in a server

I want to change my web site domain name but still want to use the same IP address of the website. I want to make the change that both old name and new name are accessible for 6 months. After 6 months,...
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Difference between CNAME and SUBDOMAIN

What is the difference between a CNAME and a Subdomain? I understand that the a cname (the left side of a domain) can point to the domain, so you can two different urls point to the same address, ie. ...
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how to map a file path to a ip address

I want to map a path to a domain and the most easy way i can think of is to try to map a path a ip and map that ip to a domain in the windows hosts file.But i don't know how to map a path to a ip.
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Point custom domain to single webpage hosted on Dropbox

I have a static html page that I would like to host in Dropbox's public folder and make accessible by a domain of mine, e.g example.org. The html page has the following url structure https://dl....
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How Do I Contact a Domain Owner Who Doesnt Use Email? (Private Registration)

So there is this .com USA based domain set up wrong and is dumping traffic onto our DNS. This domain is privatized with namecheap whois masking, and since it's wrong routing, I can't send emails ...
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Website Disaster Recovery Strategy using DNS

I am attempting to formulate a Disaster Recovery strategy for our company website and would like to know if the following is even possible theoretically or practically? If I ask our Domain registrar ...
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Mapping a path to a domain on a local server

I am hosting a local web server for testing using EasyPHP, but I want to map a path to a local domain. For example, c:/www/Blog to blog.app or c:/www/CMS to cms.app. I have tried searching on Google ...
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Should I use IIS or my DNS provider to redirect my naked domain to its www version?

How do I get the naked domain for my site that is typed into a browser (example.com) to automatically redirect to www.mywebsite.com. Would this be done on the internal IIS web server or through the ...
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How to connect my custom domain to github.io

What should I do to see my github.io page content when I enter mydomain.com into browser address bar? I have a custom .com domain and a Jekyll generated webpage at username.github.io/repositoryname. ...
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Domain on NameCheap, Hosting on GoDaddy: Redirect Loop

I tried searching, but since I'm pretty new to networking I may not have used to right keywords, so I apologize if I missed the answer. My friend owns a domain friendsmusic.com and I have hosting at ...
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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 change....
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How to make my website resolve to https [closed]

As of right now if I type: example.com I'll get http://example.com. I have all the pages set to use HTTPS and after clicking on any link it will start using HTTPS. Is there something I need to change? ...
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Redirect/Rewrite Subdomain to Subfolder

I'm trying to redirect a subdomain to a subfolder e.g. forums.domain.com to www.domain.com/forums Note that I started the forums in the subfolder format but worried that members might mistakenly try ...
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2nd domain name pointing to 1st only works on some machines

I have 2 domain names. example.com is associated with the site and server and works fine. I want to point example.net to the same site and server. To do this I have example.net as a Domain Alias in ...
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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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Good, or Bad? 'www A Record (IPv4)' - “website has a CName Record.”

Question #1: One DNS Look-up service I use states: (BTW, moodle.org is not my website!) Your website www.moodle.org does not have CName Record which is good. Why is this "good"? Introduction ...
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How can my site detect mobile phones and switch visitors to a mobile Domain?

My Question is that when user enter the website: http://www.example.com then they will just go to automatically to http://www.example.mobi how can i do this .. is their any technique behind that. ...
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How to use DNS to set the subfolder of one domain to point to another domain

I have a situation where I need a subfolder in one domain to point to a second domain, so that http://domain1.com/domain2/ points to http://domain2.com. I need the root folder of domain1.com to ...
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How to understand scheme://host.domain:port/path/filename?

I'm learning HTML at www.w3schools.com/html/html_urlencode.asp and don't understand this sentence: host - defines the domain host (default host for http is www) Example scheme://host.domain:...
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Setting CNAME for Azure website deployment slot

I have a Azure website (let's say myapp.azurewebsites.net) that has the main site + one "beta" deployment slot that I want to set up a CNAME record for. I'd like to set up beta.myapp.com to point to ...
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What are the SEO implications of using one domain as home site with additional domains as subdirectories?

I own three domain names: example.com example.supply example.farm I want them to behave as if .supply and .farm are subdirectories, so in the file path it could lay out like so: public_html ...
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What records (DNS, Nameservers etc.) need to be used to map a Domain to a Hosting Server

I have a purchased domain that I am trying to create a site on. I have uploaded the files to the public_html folder of the hosting provider's server. I am confused about what all records I need to ...
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Is this a DNS or server-side error?

I am having difficulty accessing a specific website. (I get 500 Server fault errors) I can access this site on my iPhone when NOT connected to WiFi. I CANNOT access the site when connected to WiFi ...
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Does a Name Server change on a domain also affect Name Servers of sub-domains of that domain?

We've got a web application product whose home page is at, for example, abcd.com One of our clients is running the web application on a sub domain. E.g. customer.abcd.com Both domains are currently ...
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Is there any performance issue with registering domain name and DNS with separate providers?

We hosted our domain name and DNS with GoDaddy. Recently we had problem with our DNS and now it has been solved. Now we are planning to go for other DNS providers for our domains . Is it safe to ...
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DNS mistake. Google crawled the wrong server. What to do?

Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair I have a couple of similar looking domains on Coudflare where I manage their DNS. An old forum and my new still MVP site. As many of you may have ...
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Point a domain to another domain

What I want to do is, I want to point my domain which I registered from Dot TK ( a free domain registration service ) to another domain which I am currently hosting on Freeola ( a hosting service ). ...
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What should I do after changing DNS records and my site is not resolving?

My domain is not resolving after updating its DNS records 10 hours ago. I bought the domain from GoDaddy and hosted it on a different server. They guided me to alter two domain entries: the first is ...
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Need help getting 'www' working for domains and subdomains using Apache & DNS

I've searched through a lot of different posts asking this question and I haven't really seen a straight forward answer on how to get this working. At the moment, with the following settings, adding ...
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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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Domain, SSL Certificate and Webhost in from different providing companies

I am planning to migrate from godaddy to another webhosting company but not including my domain registrations. I have two domain names and I am planning to get one free domain name from the webhosting ...
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How to point GoDaddy to EntryDNS domain

I have a server connected via dynamic IP. I have set up EntryDNS to manage the change of my IP. If I put in my EntryDNS URL it points me to my server's current IP. I purchased a domain from GoDaddy, ...
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Can't have CNAME for domains root, using noip to point to static host

I'm aware that I'm unable to have a CNAME as the domains root under the ruling 3.6.2 of RFC 1034, however I'm using noip to point to a static hostname. Currently I have www pointed to my noip static ...
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Websites sharing the same IP address

I have always been confused by the idea that multiple websites sharing the same IP address. I mean if there is a webserver out there that has an IP address. I can simply key in this IP address with ...
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Forward to other domain with CNAME

In my GoDaddy DNS manager, I made some A Record that points to *.mirror for my domain Now when I access URL 123.mirror.mydomain.com from the browser I can see that my app is loaded, and its all OK. ...
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What happens when my domain provider cancels order after domain transfer?

A year has gone missing from my domains. What can I do to get it back? Here is the complete history (I have assumed abc.com and xyz.in as the domain names as I do not want to disclose my own domain ...
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Godaddy one page hosting

Disclaimer: not sure this is the right place for this kind of question, sorry in advance, just point me to the right place and I'll move it. In godaddy when paying only for domain, without hosting, ...
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Setting Gmail as mail server

I’m in a slightly weird situation right now, and I don’t have sufficient knowledge to sort this myself without truly understand what I’m doing. Yesterday, I’ve registered a domain (.com) and ordered ...
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HostGator hosting account and DNS servers

I have a hosting package on HostGator on domain example.com I also got a VPS server from Digital Ocean and have setup the DNS Details on the server there (A Record pointing on DO server IP with @ as ...
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DNS for domain shows old website for www version

I bought 2 domains form GoDaddy but with both I am seeing the same problems in that the domain on the www version goes to the old site which is still being hosted. I have checked the IntoDNS website ...
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Use Multiple A Records but retain main IP [closed]

This is really confusing to me. Apparently you can set up multiple A records for your domain. And you do this by adding new A records to DNS editor/zone. My hosting account grants me 5 IP ...
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How can I create an SPF record on my 1and1.com hosted domain?

Emails from my domain (hosted at 1and1, and using Google Apps Premier edition) have sporadically been going to recipients' spam folders lately. I did some research, tested, and found out that I do ...
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Does a semicolon DNS record serve any purpose?

I'm helping my boss clean up our DNS records on Verizon and neither one of us is sure what to make of these. There are a couple records that consist solely of a semicolon. No record type, no address, ...
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How do I redirect a FQDN to an internal URL?

We have internal DNS servers where we've registered a FQDN that resolves internally to identityreg.domain.com. We also have an existing web page at https://iamserver.domain.com/product/default.asp?...