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

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Can changing nameservers while keeping the same host impact SEO for websites?

I host several Italian sites in a Virtual Private Server (VPS) located in Italy. At the moment, most of the domains are registered by the same provider, so all the nameservers are located in Italy ...
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Point email records to server without domain name?

I have a Shopify site and have my www CNAME pointing to it. However, I need to point my mail records to my VPS where I have set up webmail. I am really confused with how to do this and have tried ...
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How to set default CNAME subdomain for an URL

I created a free website in Google Sites and bought a new URL, www.example.com, from Go Daddy and configured CNAME subdomain www to my Google Site. If I enter www.example.com in any browser it opens. ...
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Move domain away from a host while leaving the Exchange email service unaffected

I currently have a domain registered with Fasthosts and are using their Exchange email service on this domain. For various reasons I would like to move the domain registration to another domain host, ...
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What's the difference between my nameserver and CNAME settings?

I have purchased a domain name(mxsoup.net) through GoDaddy, and it is just parked. In order to set up my custom URL for my SourceAudio site, they give me the following instructions: In order to ...
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How to assign foo.example.com to one IP address and example.com to a different one?

Say that I have a domain name called example.com and two server located at 2 different IP addresses: 1.2.3.4 and 6.7.8.9. How could I assign example.com to 1.2.3.4 and the subdomain foo.example.com ...
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Why is “googlehosted.com” in the DNS records for our website after signing up for DDOS protection?

Recently we had to get some DDOS protection for our website because of the large attacks we were seeing after getting a bit of popularity. We handed over our domain and hosting information to our ...
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Why does flush DNS often fail to work?

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /flushdns Windows IP Configuration Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache. C:\Windows\system32>ping beautyadmired.com Pinging beautyadmired.com ...
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DNS name server error

I am getting DNS error on google webmaster tools. And even after testing with this http://dnscheck.pingdom.com/?domain=ansoftsys.com&timestamp=1372108107&view=1 Name Server details Here is ...
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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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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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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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Google Webmaster Tools, DNS Errors & HostPapa

I received this message from Google Webmaster Tools: Over the last 24 hours, Googlebot encountered 2 errors while attempting to retrieve DNS information for your site. The overall error rate ...
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How to monitor traffic from domains forwarding?

I have suppose 10 domains all redirecting( using godaddy forwarding) to example.com. Is there a way I can monitor traffic from these 10 domains ? Probably some how in Google Analytics or some other ...
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Redirecting 2 or more domains to same hosting server

I have domains A.com, A.co.in and A.in Purchased from site X. I have a hosting space/account purchased from site Y, which has provided me with 2 DNS entries that is to be replaced in the account at ...
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Mapping an amazon server to a domain name registered with name.com

I have an amazon S3 web server and a domain name registered in name.com (the name is sam-experiments.com). I am trying to have a static page hosted on the amazon web server to be displayed on ...
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Confusion regarding SEO and a name, c name and 301 redirects

I have a VPS with and a domain from different hosters. I would like to know about the best practices for setting up the redirects regarding SEO as I am really confused about the different options. I ...
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how to deploy my jboss servlets to GoDaddy and make it available to my Android client?

I have my web application running in jboss on my pc, accessible only in localhost. I have seen in sites like godaddy, they talk about giving a domain name to your site. My application only serves ...
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2 domains 1 host package

I have a windows web hosting package. I have 2 different domain names. Can i point my first domain to the the hosting package and then run BlogEngine.NET and then point the second domain to the ...
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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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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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dns routing MX record

I want to move an old website from a client's office server to a new hosting account but I need to leave the email accounts on my client's office server. I have done this once or twice before and what ...
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Any Risk To Share Zone -file of a Website in Internet?

I have problem with DNS settings and I cannot find any other way than share my settings. The Zone -file contains SOA record, A records, CNAME records, MX records and NS records. Is there any danger ...
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Reverse IP lookup resolves to old domain

A site I administer recently rebranded under a new domain name. I updated the DNS to forward the old to the new, but reverse IP lookups are still resolving to the old domain. I don't see anywhere in ...
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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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Confusing caching issue-DNS

Yesterday I changed my DNS servers to point to a different server. This change has still not been displayed on my own computer, but it does from other computers around the world (checked using ...
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What is the proper way to setup Google Apps email accounts for a subdomain?

Let's say I've registered domain.com at enom and set it up to use Google Apps for email by rerouting DNS to enom's servers and editing the MX records there. That works flawlessly. Now let's say I ...
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DNS hijack - prevention tips

Over the weekend it looks like the DNS was hijacked on two of my domains. My set up is I have the sites registered on 1and1.co.uk, with dns nameservers pointing to Hostgator in the US where the ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I update my DNS server so that it points to my new web server?

I am at a loss of what to do here. I bought a domain name some time ago, but just that. Tonight, I bought a subscription to DemonVPS to use as a web server. Following their tutorial, I put the ...
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Can websites appear differently to different internet networks?

I just began launching a site for one of my clients, but I've come across a very strange issue. Whenever the client tries to access the website from an internet capable device in his office, he gets ...
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My colleague can't visit our website through her provider after long downtime

We did a frontpage update some days ago that caused the site to crash. The site was down for several hours. After troubleshooting, we concluded that we needed to cache more content. It had been run ...
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Pointing Domain to VPS

I'm trying to point my domain name that's registered through HostGator to my Windows VPS registered through GoDaddy. I'm using Plesk 11 as my Control Panel. I was reading this article from GoDaddy: ...
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Minimize downtime moving from godaddy to route 53

I have an A record in GoDaddy pointing to my web server. I want to move this now to Route 53. The last time I did this it took almost 48 hours to propagate. I think because of the order I did things. ...
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Does the DNS lookup result mean that my nameserver is pointed nowhere?

I changed my domain's nameservers, but I don't think the change was processed correctly. Can anyone help me understand the result below "AFTER"? In my registrant's control panel, I change the name ...
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DNS CNAME domain.tld, email address problem

After having bought a domain (example.tld) without webspace, I want to let this point to my other domain called (myhomepage.somefreehoster.com). I know this will work using DNS CNAME record and when ...
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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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Two DNS providers for one Domain Name?

I have a domain name www.example.com hosted by Namecheap. Namecheap just got hit with a huge DDOS which meant the domain name stopped responding and in turn one of my customers websites wasn't ...
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DNS created and pointed to new IP, but showing a blank page - do I have to redirect it using .htaccess?

How would I go about configuring my web server to handle a domain that's already configured using DNS to then redirect it to a folder? My friend pointed his domain forum.example.com to my forums at: ...
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What happens if two people at the same host claim ownership of a domain?

I have all my domains registered through company A and they are hosted through company B. I set my nameservers at company A to point to dns.companyB.com and everything works great. But couldn't ...
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Forwarding a subdomain to a Minecraft Server

I am trying to forward a subdomain to directly connect to a Minecraft server. The domain name is hosted at GoDaddy and the server requires the port at the end. These are the things I have tried so ...
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Unable to add IP address as authoritative DNS on GoDaddy

So I got this email recently: Hello, This is the 1st follow-up notice in regards to your recent reseller server migration. Our administrators have discovered that your domains on your ...
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How to set up a SPF record?

The clients on my VPS are all getting spammed. The spam seemingly comes from their own email addresses - it is clear that somehow something got into my VPS and was able to capture all the email ...
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Point subdomain to another web hosting

I bought a domain from GoDaddy. Let's call this domain abc.com. I've a hosting account at web hosting A with abc.com as my primary domain. I created a sub-domain pic.abc.com and I wish it to be ...
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DNS record for permanent redirect?

Newbie webmaster here: I have 2 domains mydomain.com and mydomain.net. I want a permanent redirect so that if anyone browses to mydomain.net they navigate to mydomain.com. Is there a way to do this ...
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Changing DNS of website to point to another website

I have two website abc.com and newabc.com. Both are on different web servers. I want to shut down abc.com and make sure that I want to send its requests to newabc.com. I am shutting down the servers ...
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How can I create (or do I even need to create) an alias of a DNS MX record?

I am in the process of moving my DNS records from Network Solutions to the Amazon Route 53 service. While I know and understand a little about the basic kinds of records, I am stumped on how to create ...