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

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Overriding a redirect with an A record — What am I doing wrong?

We have a GoDaddy account and are using a redirect as a placeholder for our main site as dictated by management. They want "dev" and "staging" to access our application but everything else to go to ...
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I want to buy ***.uk domain in GoDaddy with my Indian address is that possible?

I want to buy ***.uk domain in GoDaddy with my Indian address because I'm not living in UK, When I try to register a domain an error message shows that, Error: To register a .UK domain name, ...
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Sub-Domain created on Cloudflare & CPanel won't work with HTTPS

Earlier this evening I migrated an installation of WHMCS from another web-server. Upon finishing this, I did the following... Went into Cloud Flare and changed the IP of the Sub-Domain record to ...
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Virtualhost config: routing and wildcard usage

My VirtualHost config is below: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName www.example.com ServerAlias example.com DocumentRoot /var/www/example/html </VirtualHost> I ...
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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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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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Why am I receiving a DNS look-up error when requesting a web page from an AWS Windows server?

I installed an aspx website on a AWS EC2 windows server 12 R2 instance. Although the site works on localhost, I receive a DNS look-up failure after Chrome's timeout is reached. I have opened inbound ...
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What should the DNS settings be for my domain and mail server?

I am trying to configure my own mail server. My domain name is: example.net I've created a subdomain (a virtual host for Apache 2): mail.example.net My hostname is: server01 (the name of the server ...
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Plesk - Add new domain to new dedicated server

I have just get a new dedicated server running on Windows Server 2008 with Parallels Plesk 12 installed. It is my very first time deal with dedicated server. So, how can I add a new purchased domain ...
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On Cloudflare, pointing homepage to one host and the rest of the website to another

I'm managing my domain with Cloudflare. Is it possible, and if so how, to point only the homepage (frontpage) to one host and the rest of the application to another?
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How do domain names get into WHOIS database and which databases get updated for each domain?

The WHOIS query and response protocol is widely used for databases holding various Internet resources like IPv4 assignments, IPv6 assignments, AS numbers and RIR (for example ARIN in USA or RIPE in ...
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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 ...
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Default DNS records with WHMCS + cPanel/WHM + NetEarthOne

I use the billing system WHMCS to automatically send invoices and use it's auto-setup functions. My control panel is cPanel/WHM. I use NetEarthOne to resell domains. cPanel/WHM and NetEarthOne are ...
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Best compromise for low DNS TTL for failover, versus high TTL to reduce DNS lookup time

We're looking at lowering our DNS A record TTL to around 1 minute, to enable us to quickly switch to a backup server should the main one fail (whether this is automatic, using AWS Health Checks etc, ...
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Redirect to one of multiple sites on the server

I hope this is the right place to post this issue, serverfault seemed wrong to me... Say I have a machine running MAMP. This machines IP is managed in a account from dyn.com to a specific domain, say ...
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Directing Domain to Hosting Directory

I just purchased a domain on Dreamhost, let's say foo.com. I already have hosting, let's say at 123.4.56.789, and have setup a directory foo.com which is accessible at 123.4.56.789/foo.com/. I can set ...
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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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How do I setup origin domain for Google PageSpeed Service?

I have a WordPress site with cPanel (WHM) with VPS. Today I configured Google PageSpeed Service for my WordPress site. After I submitted my WWW domain, PSS automatically added my naked domain (without ...
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I'm receiving this error when I point my domain names to a new VPS host: “You must enter a registered nameserver”

Why am I getting this error message when I point my domain names from my old host to a new VPS host: knowing that My dns is already registered in my new VPS host!
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DNS errors in Google Webmaster Tools

I've been trying to get rid of this DNS error for about a week now but I can't seem to wrap my head around it. The website is herbelixirs.com. The Google Webmaster Tools screen shot is below. The ...
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Is there a way to forward emails associated with a domain without a mail server?

A client owns example1.com but wants to also purchase example2.com and have it point to their original site at example1.com. No problem there. But they also want any emails going to example2.com to be ...
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Alternatives to using 3rd party Dynamic DNS

I am looking to set up dynamic DNS in order to make accessing a home server easier. Is there any way I can get around using 3rd party site (like dyndns.org). Is there a way to set up dynamic dns ...
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Moving domain currently on Google Apps to my own machines

I own a domain which currently uses Google Apps (it was free back then). Due to recent events I have decided I want to move everything right where I can control the data, which basically means I have ...
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Forward a 'non-existant' subdomain to a 'physical' subdomain

How can I forward a 'non-existant' subdomain to a 'physical' subdomain? I.e.: api.website.com -> api.company.com Where the first is just a CNAME pointer and the last is a real subdomain with a root....
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Shifting from no-www to www and browsers' password storage

I created a website having user-registration system and invited my friend to join it. I gave him the link of no-www version: http://mydomain.com but now after reading this and this, I want to shift 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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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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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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Pointing a godaddy domain to a rackspace windows 2008 server

Note: Question was moved here from stack overflow after being closed as not being related to programming I've searched through a number of similar questions on stack overflow but to my surprise I ...
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Forwarding non-www domain to other domain using DNS

Is it possible to forward firstdomain.com to www.seconddomain.com or seconddomain.com using purely DNS records? I know how to forward www.firstdomain.com to seconddomain.com (using a CNAME). What I ...
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Are there any risk if your DNS's SOA or admin contact are using the same domain as the DNS

For example, Google.com [1] The SOA email is : dns-admin.google.com The contact is: Administrative Contact: DNS Admin Google Inc. dns-admin.google.com As you can see, both are using ...
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WHM local/external mail server confusion

We host several websites on the same server using WHM but this seems to confuse the mail routing when someone has their own external mail servers - it looks locally. We have our own email accounts ...
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I want to host clients' websites, but not their email. What's the easiest way to handle this? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I leave mail at the registrar while serving the web from host? My company lets non-technical users build their own niche industry websites on our server, which we ...
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My Herokuapp is inaccessible from custom domain name

I have a Heroku app that is located at myapp.herokuapp.com. I have mapped a domain name to this app, using the A properties. I followed the instructions on Heroku's website to the letter, and it ...
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How can I point wildcard domains to a folder in Apache?

I am developing an app using PHP and deploying it on Apache on the Amazon AWS environment. This app requires to be made available to customers from their own chosen domain name? How can I achieve ...
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What is a “Public DNS registered IP address”?

I've been reading this ICANN agreement on new TLDs and it has this section on DNS service availability, which i don't completely understand: Refers to the ability of the group of listed-as-...
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Use a custom domain and point to Tumblr blog

My domain mydomain.com is registered with GoDaddy. I wish to host my Tumblr blog on this domain with Nearly Free Speech hosting. My active nameservers at GoDaddy already point to my authoritative ...
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DNS name/host-header specific url-pattern/security-constraint, to not require SSL with Tomcat6

I am needing to enable SSL on an application hosted through Tomcat6 and I have added the following to the tomcat web.xml: <security-constraint> <web-resource-collection> <web-resource-...
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Show other domain using DNS instead of iframe

I have two domains bought at different providers and I would like http://aaaaa.com to show http://bbbbb.com/aaaaa. Is this possible using only DNS? Must I transfer the domain to my hosting provider? ...
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ISP issue browsing “sonos.com” - need to diagnose and prove [closed]

I am unable to browse to a website "sonos.com" with my ISP (virgin). I have ruled out browsers, PCs, macs, routers, wifi, etc. Other ISPs (even other virgin connections in different areas!) supply ...
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Am I really tracking my subdomain?

This is very similar to my last question, but now I'm putting a different angle on it. Could it be that because of my DNS configuration, I'm not able to track traffic using filters? On my main site ...
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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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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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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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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: ns1....
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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 ...
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Can I point a CNAME to a subpage on Google Sites?

Simple question: I followed the instructions and now I have a CNAME pointing www.mydomain.com to my Google Sites site. I want to add another, pointing mike.mydomain.com to https://sites.google.com/...
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intermittent DNS problems

How would I go about tracking this issue down? One of my websites has been up for years without issue. We're using Godaddy's nameservers for our domain. Lately in the past two weeks, I've noticed ...
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Why would it take longer for a web page to resolve when the url is entered without “www”?

I was looking up a new website a friend of mine just built, and when I typed in "youwho.com", it took like 3 minutes to return the page to me. When I typed "www.youwho.com" it resolved instantly. ...