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

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DNS errors on GWT

I have several irregular DNS errors on a SUB-DOMAIN on my domain. On all my other sub-domains, I have no issues (they have the same configuration) Just http://en-directo.frequence-radio.com suffers ...
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CNAME for subdomain to different host?

A friend asked me to help them with a new website on a subdomain that has a different host than the main domain. The domain is registered with Host A, the name servers point to Host A, however the ...
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Blocking the ISP's ads appearing after a possible DNS grab and redirect via port 53? [on hold]

Whenever I switch on my modem and try to connect to the internet, my ISP redirects me to their website. I'm assuming they are grabbing DNS requests and redirecting them using port 53. A video of it ...
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What should be domain name A-record for VPS server's main domain?

While updating the child name servers of the main domain of my VPS server I mistakenly changed the A-records to the server's IP. Will that have any effect of the name servers? I found this question ...
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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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DNS Name Server Location - latency benefits?

Our users are primarily in the UK. We already have the sites hosted on a sever in the UK. Would there be any latency benefits in having the DNS name servers located in the UK as well?
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How to forward emails to my custom domain to my Gmail account?

I bought a domain without webspace and want to forward emails to that domain to my Gmail account. But I don't receive any emails which are send there, not even a return-to-sender-email. I also tried ...
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WHM Glue records - creating nameservers for non master account?

This question concerns Glue Records. I have a reseller account with WHM included which has its own nameservers (this is the master domain for my account). I also have another domain for which I want ...
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WHM cPanel Accounts Split DNS

I've dug around the web without much luck in finding a solution. Hopefully I can get some insight here. I have a VPS with a dedicated IP address running WHM. Let's say I have two cPanel accounts in ...
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IIS sub-domain reverse proxy based on host name

I have a virtual machine in azure running three self hosted applications (not hosted in IIS) on three different ports. I can access them at the urls below: my-server.cloudapp.azure.com:8080 ...
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Explanation of ACL configuration during the setup of DNS resolving server

So I have managed to setup my DNS resolving server. I can share details of doing the same here (just in case if someone is curious to know). I have used Fedora, however, it is pretty much the same in ...
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are there any advantages to having a short TTL?

I'm currently doing a study on the DNS and I was wondering whether there are any advantages to setting a short TTL on a DNS record stored in a local cache.
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What IP to use for a WHM/Cpanel site through Cloudflare for email fields?

I am using a cloud server to host my site with WHM/CPanel. Everything else is going great and I am proud of how well my site is working. Except nobody can sign up themselves because the email isn't ...
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I Want to use Different Hosting for my Main Website & its Related Subdomains

I just want to know. I have registered a domain on Bigrock.com and I want to host its primary domain website on Cloudways servers & its all Subdomains on Godaddy. Something like this. ...
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How to transfer my email from one provider to another [closed]

I'm currently hosting my email on 123-reg. I want to improve my email service but I'm at a loss about three things: Which email provider to use. Zoho mail / Google mail for business? Or any other? ...
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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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In GoDaddy hosting how can all wildcard domains point to the same directory?

I want to create wildcard sub domains and all should point the same main domain's directory. And I read some articles and made this, *.example.com Now, if I type any sub domain it shows pageok. ...
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Does having your domain and web host at the same company reduce DNS propagation times?

My domain is registered at HostGator (aka LaunchPad.com), and my web host is GoDaddy. During my set up at GoDaddy, it said that my domain wasn't hosted with them, and that it could slow DNS ...
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Help with server hostname

I have bought a domain, let's call it example.net. I am setting up a CentOS 6 home server with CentOS Web-Panel. I am planning to host at least one site from this domain, possible 2 if I can use ...
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Google Search Console: DNS error

It has been 10 days since I added a new property to Google Webmaster tools. Immediately an error message was displayed: "Severe health issues are found in your property" this has since disappeared by ...
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Hosting multiple customer websites on one domain name

I have built a platform where our customers can sign up for a website and just select the information from their database to show on the website. Currently we tell our customers to point the www ...
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How to manage DNS for service that runs on both IPV4 and IPV6?

I have a web server that accepts IPv6 and IPv4 connections, and I would prefer that IPV6 be the default. However I am at a loss for how to correctly handle setting up the DNS for this. Is the ...
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Register new hosting IP in DNS A Record

At the moment I have example.com that my colleague bought from GoDaddy which was first purchased via Google Work. The purchase did not include a hosting plan. We do not plan to host our website on ...
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Will altering my HOSTS file allow me to access sites that can't be directly accessed via IP?

I'm moving hosts over to a shared host (HostGator) and trying to access my site before DNS propagation has completed, so I can access my WP-ADMIN (which can't be done w/ temporary URLs). I'm told ...
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What does the domain registrar technically do?

Let's say that I buy example.com domain from GoDaddy who is authorized to sell domains under .com and I would like to use my own DNS servers for zone example.com. What does the GoDaddy technically do ...
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Where do domain name hosts get their own domains?

How does a registrar such as GoDaddy or Namecheap acquire their own domains (e.g. https://www.godaddy.com/)? Do they just use their own infrastructure, or do they have to pull some strings related to ...
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When I buy a domain name, what am I actually getting? [closed]

I can buy a domain name from GoDaddy or similar, and then I get to associate it with some IP address I have control over (e.g. a web server). But when I buy a domain name, what happens on the ...
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How do I continue web forwarding while moving dns registration?

I help manage a website. Its domain is currently registered to Network Solutions. They also provide web forwarding to our website (e.g., example.com → example.webhosting.com). I'm in the process ...
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Configuring domain name to cover multiple hosts

Background: I currently host my public-facing website on GoDaddy servers. I am developing the server backend of a mobile application. The business logic and database are hosted on separate instances ...
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DNS entry to redirect constant url to changing directory name

I have static content that is regularly updated that I'd like to maintain 100% up-time for when switching over to new content. Ideally I'd like to provide a single url such as: ...
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Should I use Reverse DNS (rDNS) with or without “www.”?

If I set up a rDNS entry for my server, should I enter just the hostname or should I include www.? I assume that the A-Record for example.com and www.example.com point to the same server, of course. ...
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Emails when changing DNS [closed]

I moved my site to another server and updated DNS. Now if I send e-mail to my e-mail address I don't receive it. I know DNS update take up to 48 hours. It has been 5 hours from DNS changes and I ...
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What's the best way to transfer a domain to a new hosting provider? [duplicate]

I'm currently in the process of converting all my hosted domains from Coldfusion to PHP (mainly because PHP is so much cheaper to host). I'm fully aware of how to transfer files, dbs, etc. and how to ...
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How do you set DNS record so that www subdomain is set to root domain?

I don't want "www" in my domain. How do I set dns record so that when someone types www.mydomain.com it will just show up as mydomain.com? I just want www to foward to root domain? Tried searching ...
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Pointing a subdomain (subdomain.example.com) to a subfolder (example.com/subfolder)?

I want my subdomain subdomain.example.com to load content from a subfolder on the root domain example.com/subfolder. So if a user goes to subdomain.example.com/?article=hey it should load the ...
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Name Server / DNS Lookup

What is the difference between a name server lookup and a DNS lookup?
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Why does the ICANN Registrar 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 of companies are registered multiple times and multiple ...
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Does adding www to bare domain affect SEO? Analytics? [duplicate]

I have a bare domain -> domain.com Does adding www. to my bare domain -> www.domain.com, affect SEO? or Analytics data? Right now going to www.domain.com redirects to domain.com.
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Email forwarding preserving subaddress

Is it possible to set up email forwarding which preserves sub addresses (address tags)? So, e.g. reply+tag1234@example.com goes to myexampleuser+tag1234@gmail.com? Note that tag1234 could change to ...
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Do I pay twice when transferring domain name to a different registrar?

I'm looking to register a domain for the first time, and I'm trying to weigh the costs. I'm just wondering if you transfer to a different registrar after some time, do you pay both the old and the new ...
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CNAME to S3 returns the S3 URL

I've setup a static website on S3 under a www.mydomain.com bucket. I also created a CNAME record for it in Namecheap looking like this: Type: CNAME Record Host: www Value: ...
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Set up a domain on a new server, but the I get a “server DNS address could not be found.” Error

I am a noob when it comes to Servers and Web hosting so this may be the main issue. I bought a domian name on godaddy.com here. I am using a server with limestone networks to host the DNS server. I ...
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Process of DNS resolution using nslookup starting from root nameservers

I understand broadly the theory of how a DNS resolver goes through the domain hierarchy querying nameservers to resolve a domain name from the root namespace downwards however I would like to try ...
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How does x10hosting connect your domain to their servers/DNS

I just bought a domain, and now I'm setting it up with my free x10 hosting. In their guide for how to add your own domain, it says you just need to point your domain to their nameservers, and then ...
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SRV record with cname

I bought a hosted service which, mainly for DDoS mitigation reasons, often rotates its IPs. So myservice.remoteserver.xxx:666 sometimes goes either to 111.111.111.111:666 or 222.222.222.222:666 I ...
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Web hosting at Hostingdude.com - Configuring Zone File Record

I registered an offsite Domain name 'pprs.org.pk' almost few weeks ago and added it to my account via 'add off-site DNS'. I followed the 'Add Off-Site DNS' guide available in 'Help Center' section ...
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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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Prevent frame view with GoDaddy forward (301 with mask)

I have a domain name at GoDaddy and have forwarded it to an external domain, using the settings 301 with mask. However, when I go to my GoDaddy domain and press view source code then I only get that ...
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DNS add-on domain setup and redirect

I have several domains which I'd like to point to another (I'll call it foo.com). A couple of things aren't entirely clear to me. First, the DNS. I'm using Kloxo/HyperVM. Do I need to create separate ...
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DNS resolves my hostname to 2 different IP's back and forth within minutes

We recently switched webhosts from Databse Mart to Liquid Web. This weekend we updated the name servers with our registrar and about 48 hours later, we saw our new site on insidestl.com. Now, a day ...