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

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I registered a domain name — how can I point it to my DynDNS host?

How can I host a website from my home machine? I have a DynDNS address so that even if my external IP changes, the machine is accessible. Lets say, for example, the machine is accessible at ...
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DNSMasq Not Resolving Addresses on Mac Local Web Development Environment

I've setup my local web development environment according to -http://mallinson.ca/osx-web-development/. I have done this before, and I got on a new computer, and am trying to do it again. I'm running ...
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Using free subdomains as fully fledged domain names to circumvent web filtering [on hold]

I'm running a personal proxy service for the use of me and some of my friends. Currently, in order to circumvent filtering restrictions I've signed up with a free web host to use their subdomain and ...
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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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If ICANN only charges 18¢ per domain name, why am I paying $10?

ICANN charges 18¢ per domain name registered regardless of its extension, but I pay $10 for a domain name per year with my registrar. What do domain name registrars do for its customers to justify ...
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Why does the ICANN Registar list show variants of the same company multiple times?

While browsing the ICANN list of accredited registrars, https://www.icann.org/registrar-reports/accredited-list.html, I've noticed that a couple companies are registered multiple times and multiple ...
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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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.htaccess redirect not working for web alias

I have two domains at one.com: example.com and example.de I would like to redirect from example.com to example.de/en I wanted to use an A record so that example.com points to example.de and then use ...
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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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How to check if www and non-www are pointing to the same server

How can I check if www.example.com and example.com are pointing to the same server? I don't have access to DNS panel at the moment. Please note that there's an .htaccess redirect on both domains.
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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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Change domain name without changing host/server

I want to change a website's domain name and while looking up best practices, the resources I read assume I'm moving the website to a new server or hosting, without going in to why. They basically ...
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Site very slow when viewed from china

My site is very slow when viewed from china. I have used this tool for testing: http://www.dotcom-monitor.com/WebTools/website-speed-test.aspx This is the result Shangai - waterfall only the ...
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How can I fix Google indexing URLs that are not part of my sitemap?

Using site:example.com in Google is returning many results with the following format: https://www.w.example.com/services/edison/16mm-to-2k Obviously this is not what I submitted and is not part of my ...
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What DNS settings to point domain2.com to sitename.example.com?

I have a website at sitename.example.com. What DNS settings do I use if I want domain2.com to point at it, without having to point directly at the IP address? (Apparently it has to use CNAMEs ...
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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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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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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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Is it necessary to run own DNS server?

I would like to buy a second-level domain name (e.g. example.com) and I will run web server on my own machine (named www, having public IP address). Is this sufficient for my machine to be accessible ...
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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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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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How do I add an spf for a Postmark App sender signature when there's an existing spf record?

I'm using the Postmark App service ( https://postmarkapp.com/) to handle the transactional mail delivery for my web app and I set up a sender signature email address ( welcome@somedomain.com ) for it ...
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Buying a domain name directly from the registry

I bought a .io domain through Namecheap. I foolishly let my registration expire however, and now Namecheap wants an extortionate fee to reinstate it. I am not in a super urgent hurry to get my site ...
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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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What is the Update URL for Dynamic DNS for Google Domains

Google Domains supports Dynamic DNS. That is great since my domain and Dynamic DNS information can come from the same provider. For Dynamic DNS to work, I usually need the following info: Update ...
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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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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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How are web applications like Tumblr, WordPress.com and Blogspot able to create subdomains for users so fast?

I am curious as to how web-applications are able to create sub-domains instantly for new users, for example, newuser.wordpress.com, or example.blogspot.com. If I need to create a new subdomain for a ...
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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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Changed DNS server for my domain and now host displays “waiting registry domain creation ack”

I changed the DNS server for my ".it" domain name which is managed by OVH. Now the DNS change operation is on hold with a waiting registry domain creation ack message. What does this message mean? ...
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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 ...
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Can email be hosted by a different company when the domain is registered with GoDaddy, and the site is hosted with Wix?

I registered a domain name with GoDaddy and I changed the DNS to point to my site on wix.com (my host). I don't have email with GoDaddy or Wix, but I have a hosting account with RS Hosting (cPanel). ...
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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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Redirection based on user's location

I'm about to redirect my French users from mysite.com to mysite.fr. Is it possible using DNS CNAME records or should I write some GEOLocation codes to do that? I will appreciate any other ideas. ...
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Gmail rejects mails via ipv6 as Spam

Sometimes when I send from my server, I get the following response from Gmail (IP masked by me) : host aspmx.l.google.com[2a00:1450:4013:c00::1a] said: 550-5.7.1 [2a01:**:**:**::2 12] Our system ...
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Can't remove an old domain from Bing when DNS no longer resolves

I'm trying to use Bing's Content Removal page to remove an old domain from search results. The domain belongs to an old staging site and is no longer live, but got picked up by Bing somewhere along ...
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Redirect an invalid subdomain to the main subdomain

I've just started hosting a master-server service for the game Crysis Wars, in order to replace the failed GameSpy service. The subdomain for the service is master.example.com, but I however want any ...
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Set up DNS name servers for WP Engine

I have set up my blog on WP Engine, and have been given a CNAME. My domain name is registered with CrazyDomains, and currently the name servers are pointing to Linode servers (where the blog was ...
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Set DNS subdomain manually

I am using the Zpanel v10.1.1 + CentOS 6.5 after setup all, I transfer all mysql databases, files and then domain. All working perfectly. But I am stucked at subdomain, when we create a main domain ...
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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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Point subdirectory to seperate website in IIS7 (hosted on same server)

I have 2 websites on the same server in IIS7. These websites are required to be separate (Application Pools will not suffice). I have a single domain and am not able to create subdomains. Because ...
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Naked domain subdirectories/files redirect to root www

I have a 301 Redirect setup for my naked domain (something.com) to redirect to the www subdomain (www.something.com). However, I'm running into an issue I didn't foresee: when someone links to, for ...
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How to forward non-www to www. Using Godaddy DNS Manager

so I've set www.mydomain.com to point to ghs.google.com, which correctly loads my Google site, but if you go to mydomain.com, it doesn't redirect/forward to www.mydomain.com, it just hangs. is there a ...
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Website looks different on my connection compared to others

Ok, so this is quite a strange thing, the godaddy guy had no clue what I was talking about. Yesterday I bought a domain and set the nameservers to a webhost, my website was working, I then switched ...
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DNS to a free webhosting service [closed]

I have a website which I host on a free hosting service (www.dhost.info) under a sub-domain of the hoster's website and I use a free URL forwarding service (www.dot.tk) to get a simple URL. Besides ...
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How did you set up your DNS records for an Azure Cloud Application

I would like some advice. I want to be able to have my zone apex and also www point to a cloud application that is running on Azure. Should I use: CNAME www.xx.com > ...
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Tumblr disabled custom domain for using CloudFlare

I have a Tumblr blog which uses a custom domain. Yesterday I tried to add CloudFlare to it which was a terrible mistake. Apparently Tumblr does not support Cloudflare and will therefore disable ...
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Can I set DNS records to use whichever of my two servers is online and prefer the faster one?

I currently have 2 servers with identical files for a number of websites in 2 different locations. One has fast internet access but is regularly offline whereas the other is always on and has slower ...
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How to identify and control which CDN location serves my website?

I have configured Akamai CDN for my site. I need to know which CDN location is used when I load my site. Is it possible to specify the CDN location to use? Can we by-pass the Akamai CDN so that site ...
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Setting up host records

I just purchased a domain with crazy domains. I'm trying to figure out if I need to pay for the advanced DNS services. There is an option to set host records. As a test, I tried redirecting it to ...