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

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Having trouble understanding my domain's DNS records

When I view my domain's DNS records via WHM, I don't see any A records pointing to my server's public IP address. The only A records I see point to 10.x.x.x, which is a private IP address, correct? ...
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Registering single letter domain, selling subdomains? [closed]

I am about to purchase x.yz or a.bc (not those, but same lengths). I want to sell subdomains like rst.x.yz to the public, and would be able to run my own DNS servers for it. Is there a system (iPanel ...
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Using local DNS and public DNS during site development

I'm a web designer and I often develop new sites for existing businesses. Sometimes I find it useful to point my DNS address (for my personal computer) to the development servers local DNS (instead of ...
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Where can I find the most up-to-date information on my domain's name servers?

I just switched registrars for a bunch of domains and the new registrar didn't copy over my existing name servers. Now all my pages appear as "parked" domains when you visit them. I've gone in and ...
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Github pages and custom domain issues

I have used jekyllbootstrap to setup my blog at primux.in about 2 weeks ago. The blog has been hosted at github pages at primalpop.github.com. Following the advice from here I have created a CNAME ...
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Attemping to setup Domain NameServers but it doesn't appear to work

I'm having a little trouble setting up my domain redirect. The domain name is registered with Namesco and the hosting is on Wiserhosting. Wiserhosting has provided me nameservers of Nameserver 1: ...
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Server move - DNS change time [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: best practice to migrate server I'm planning on moving a large active forum to a new server soon. However, the main issue I have is the time it will take for the DNS to ...
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Installing Wordpress on LAMP server but Using a Directory on Windows Server

The main site is running on a windows server. I want to install and run wordpress from a LINUX box at the following Directory. example.com/blog/ What is the most suitable method to make this work? ...
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Setting up a LaunchRock page without hosting

Looking to buy a 'dot-com' domain as cheap as possible, and set the DNS to forward to the LaunchRock service without having to setup a hosting act. Is this possible, and if so how? I've asked roughly ...
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Can I have a backup name server?

Is it possible to have a third backup name server in case the first two fail? Recently I had a site go down for about an hour when a CloudFlare datacenter went down. We have the option of setting a ...
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Pointing a subdomain to Github Pages

I set up an Octopress blog on Github Pages at myusername.github.com. I now want blog.myusername.me (which currently has a Wordpress blog set up) to point to this Octopress blog. So I followed the ...
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DNS: How can I determine which IP a subdomain is associated with?

I bought a domain(tohid.ir.tc) from a hosting company. it seems that it is a sub domain of this domain(Ir.tc). it made lot's of problems for me. I don't now to which DNS server it is pointing. both ...
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Move website from host a to host b without down time dns change

I would like to move my website from host A to host B I have uploaded a copy of my site to the new host, while keeping the old copy in place with the old host I will need to update the nameservers ...
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Subdomains regarding name servers/domains

I know how to configure subdomains like sub.example.com on Apache etc. My question is, do I need to make any changes to the name servers/domain that is provided to me? Would it work the same as ...
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How can I keep my biz website with Squarespace but my blog with WordPress

I started my website with Squarespace, and while it's great for a static small-biz website, it's not working for a dynamic blog. I'd like to start a self-hosted WordPress blog but still keep the ...
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DNS and non-root site

I've set up a Zope/Plone web server on 10.10.10.10:8080. I will have several sites hosted on this server. Each site will be located below the root e.g. 10.10.10.10:8080/Mysite1, ...
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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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DNS query re website Status: inactive

There is a website that I am assisting with which, when you do a DNS look up on Who.is, returns a Website Status of "inactive". I also noticed the server type is incorrectly reported. This is not a ...
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How to redirect my brand new domain to Dlinkddns.com

Today I bought a domain from GoDaddy for my personal usage. I'm trying to forward requests from the domain to a DlinkDDNS account with no success so far. https://account.dlinkddns.com:port works ...
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Problem with the DNS settings for our new company mailserver

We are a small business with several branches around our country, trying to improve intra-office communications. In order to host a mail server at our head office we have upgraded our Business ...
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302 Redirect causes garbage at end of Wordpress link in Facebook

When I try to link my Wordpress blog to Facebook, the url doesn't resolve properly. There's garbage appended at the end and Facebook is not able to retrieve information from the site. Happens in ...
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How to make so that a first domain name redirects to second one but the URL displays the first domain name?

I have first domain name registered with some domain name registrar, for which I don't have web hosting account, only dns hosting. I have second domain name registered with godaddy, with web hosting ...
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Point naked URL to www in cPanel

Simply I am trying to do this: When a person types myurl.com it will convert into www.myurl.com and when person types www.myurl.com it stays www.myurl.com (mainly I want to do this for search engine ...
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Process of automating domain registration?

I have a website where users register domain.com/user/username. I'd like to add a feature where users can search for and purchase a domain name that maps back to that URL. I'm not sure how big of a ...
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LaunchRock CNAME configs, what do they do?

Trying out LaunchRock, and ran across this: general-instructions-for-creating-your-cname-record Basically as far as I'm able to tell they only support using your sub-domain as the URL, not having ...
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How do I change where a domain points to?

I've just finished making a website for my dad and need to get it on line. He has a domain already (and I have access to the admin panel for that on 'fasthosts') and my mum already has some server ...
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Host your own website and DNS server

I pay yearly big money for my websites' hostings, domain registrars, etc. My IP is dynamic and provider allows HTTP port. In my local webserver, I can access to my websites like that: localhost:80 - ...
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What is the safest way to search for domain names availability?

I am victim of Domain name front running. I searched for domain names on some sites & I lost those names soon. Now, what is the safest way to search for availability of domain names ? Using ...
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subdomain to subdomain forward with masking

I want to forward with mask from one server to another server. In Server One: www.abc.com test.abc.com live.abc.com In Server Two: http://ipaddress.com/folder1 http://ipaddress.com/folder2 ...
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Webmin and SPF records

I'm using VPS server with ubuntu and webmin. And in one of my domain I'd like to use google apps, but neither in webmin panel nor in conf file I see a place to add this google spf : v=spf1 ...
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Why is there a form which allows us to redirect our naked domain, yet it does nothing?

In Google Apps Domain Management, There is a page for me to change how my naked domain http://example.com is redirected. However, in that page, it tells me You must change the A-record at your domain ...
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How to bulk migrate domains from GoDaddy to Namecheap without downtime?

I have about 5-10 domains registered by GoDaddy. The DNS on most of these is provided by GoDaddy as well. I'm using SOPA as an excuse to migrate away - I've hated GoDaddy for several years now, and ...
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Unable to add a domain (purchased from godaddy.com) to the dreamhost account [closed]

My client just purchased a domain from godaddy.com and I'm trying to add it as a new domain on their dreamhost account. But it is unable to be added. It simply doesn't work and doesn't even show any ...
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Issue updating domain name servers from BlueHost to AWS [closed]

I am trying to migrate my site hosting from BlueHost to AWS cloud based service. I have the site up and running on AWS with an elastic IP configured, it loads fine when I specify the IP address in ...
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Domain name A record not getting update

I had my domain setup on a friends server until recently, but now I'm moving out from his VPS and would like to host the site on Posterous/Tumblr. Both these blogs ask for a A record to be update with ...
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DNS configuration on website makes it available only some of the time

The DNS configuration on my website is periodically dropping visitors and I have no idea why. Most of my website's visitors are seeing it fine, but in the last weeks more and more visitors report ...
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Registrar with good security, DNS hosting, and DNSSEC and IPv6 resolvers?

I'm looking to move my domains away from GoDaddy, but I'm having a tough time finding anyone with comparable features at a (even remotely) similar price. I've looked at the usual suggestions ...
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How do I change my name servers for Sedo Parking?

I wanted to park my domain with SedoParking. It says to change it to ns1.sedoparking.com. I did change the start and www to that. But the A (Address) has to be an IP. So How do I change that?
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Can I change the cname of my domain to any other domain I want?

I own a domain name can i change it's CNAME to make it point to any other domain that I don't own? Example: I own a domain name (balh.com) can I make it an alias for google.com and yahoo.com? means ...
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Mail using google apps rejected as SPAM, having trouble using SPF records

The situation: Domain name: fisharwe.com Site hosted by eukhost.com Domain name registrar: nearlyfreespeech.net Mx Records point to google apps servers created a TXT record at nearlyfreespeech ...
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How to host a single website on multiple servers?

I'm planning on releasing an iOS app that downloads video from my server. If hundreds of people on the launch day try to do this, then my website and the services that my server provides will clearly ...
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Should your Nameservers be under a Different Domain

I notice that, with most of the web hosts I use, they provide nameserver addresses under their main domain (or a related domain). For example Mediatemple provides name servers which are: ...
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Use Google Apps mail with website on a separate web host

We've bought a domain through the free Google Apps service and use the Gmail account provided. I'm thinking of hosting our own site on a separate web host, but emails sent to our domain might be ...
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Access a PLESK website before propagation?

My web host uses Plesk and I want to know if there is anyway to access and view a website (with PHP and other processes being functional) without propagation of the domain name? I have found ...
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pick closest IP or DNS send send fastest route

Background I have a router (Linux node) connected with multiple ISPs. For e.g. ISP1 90.90.90.90 ISP2 80.80.80.80 ISP3 70.70.70.70 At present DNS A records reports all 3 IPs. DNS is used to balance ...
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Website caching (using DNS)

Some time ago I landed on a website that provided a paid service that caches websites. As I understood it, the only thing I needed to do was change the DNS record of my website and point it to them. ...
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Slow DNS lookup on my site?

I'm testing the loading speeds of my website. I've just done a test using Pingdom but it returns some strange (at least to me) results: By the looks of it getting the DNS info takes the most time. ...
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Setting DNS when registrar and host is different

Just to confirm that my assumptions are correct (if not, please let me know where I'm doing wrong): My domain refers to jkwsp.com The registrar where I have registered my domain is hioxindia.com ...
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Third-party SaaS will also host our web site. They want our registrar username and password. Is this normal?

I'm In a situation that's slightly different from this question. Why would anyone need my registrar information for a new web site? We currently host our own web server and mail server. We're ...
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Right process to transfer new website over current one

My current (old) website is just a static site. It has been online for 6 years. I just rebuilt it on Drupal. I need to obviously replace the current website with the old one. But first, the new ...