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Depending on the feature set of the Registrar you're using, it may be advantageous to host your DNS elsewhere. If for example you require Dynamic DNS services (DNS records that are updated automatically when a destination's IP changes), or wildcard DNS (allowing <anything>.yourdomain.com to point to a certain IP), many Registrars do not offer these ...


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You should host your DNS elsewhere. It will save your behind when you switch registrars, it will allow you to control TTLs like crazy so you actually have close to 0 perceived downtime for users when you change hosting, etc. I personally recommend DNS Made Easy. Have been with them for about 3 years now and they rule (at their price point).


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Nothing. "Name Server" is short for "Domain Name Server", which is what "DNS" stands for.


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Let's try with dig: $ dig -t NS tohid.ir.tc ; <<>> DiG 9.7.3 <<>> -t NS tohid.ir.tc ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 45593 ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0 ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;tohid.ir.tc. IN NS ;; AUTHORITY ...


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You don't have to set a CNAME. You could just set an A record pointing to the same IP address. In the hosting panel of your website you have then set the second domain as an alias.


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If your site gets big enough where it's a problem (or your registrar sucks enough where it's a problem) then you should host DNS servers with another company. One that is known for such things. Otherwise, stay with the hosting provider. Hosting providers (especially the inexpensive ones) don't put the same effort into DNS as the companies that Do It For ...


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Registrars and DNS servers for DNS management use a zone file which keeps all your DNS records for things such as A and AAAA records. Zone files are naturally unrestricted in the amount of information they can hold. However.... Some registrars have limits within their standard DNS management and require users to upgrade to a premium/pro DNS manager which ...


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It will remain fr.somewhere.com unless you have rewrite conditions configured correctly: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} =fr.somewhere.com RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.somewhere.com/$1 [R=permanent,L] I have a cname record created for blog.legoservices.com which just points to tumblr, but all you see is blog.legoservices.com.


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The short answer is that Cloudflare is safe. Cloudflare is essentially nothing more than a content delivery network (CDN). The theory behind it is that they will cache copies of your website to their servers, which are spread across different locations. When a visitor visits your site the server that is closest to them is chosen and the connection has less ...


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There are two separate elements to make DNSSEC work. Generate keys and sign the DNS records. Put the hash of the key in your parent zone (.se for example.se) via the DS record. The latter is possible with .se and a growing number of other TLDs (refer to DNSSEC deployment on wikipedia or subscribe to the dnssec-deployment mailing list). In regards to ...


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It will change for sure -- it just can take up to 48 hours for changes to propagate (you have to check TTL (time to live) value for your DNS records). Most likely you (your computer) still see the old cached details. When cache will expire you will get proper up-to-date details. When you accessing it via mobile device/another country, these details were ...


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If your hosting account is configured to use the domain site.com (presumably specified when you setup the hosting account), then you just need to change the NAMESERVERs at your domain registrar to point to your hosting provider (ie. change ns.a.com to ns.b.com). The DNS will then be handled by your hosting provider, which should already have been configured ...


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SPF needs to list all sources of email. In addition to Freshbooks, you also need to list any other systems that also send email on behalf of your domain. The SPF you have entered will permit email from: a = a record for the domain include = allows email from freshbooks So right now, any email coming from the A record for your domain and Freshbooks will ...


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Most registrars will host your DNS records for the price of a domain name. Sorry this is not the case here. You may have to pay more for this. I cannot find specific information on this so you may have to ask. The whole offering seems rather ala' carte. Your www.dadb.com.au entry pointing to 8.8.8.8 is not a valid entry. This is not the IP address of ...


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Regarding your question about whether or not to inform Google of this issue: no, this appears to clearly be a technical issue on the hosting side. After resolving it on your side, it'll automatically get resolved as Google recrawls your URLs. If this were a web-spam issue (which from your description does not appear to be the case), you could submit a ...


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As others have said, I'm broadly in favour of self-managing DNS on external services. I use the rather excellent Afraid.org's service and have done so for a few years - now pay for a premium package so I can set invisibility flags on some domains, and just because I like the service. I even think I'm going to upgrade to the next tier. It's mildly cumbersome ...


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One advantage of using the name servers from the registrar is that they are very highly distributed, and that can effect the speed of lookups and global propagation. For instance, Godaddy and Enom host so many domain names that the time to live of for newly purchased domains and for DNS modifications is SUPER fast.


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Relocating the webserver to the US will hugely improve server response time for US users. Investing in better DNS servers will also improve response time, but only for the first request. The following analysis shows where your speed bottlenecks are at present. (Short version: most of the 1-2 seconds is the time it takes to reach the webserver, not the DNS ...


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(I can't see your DNS figures on that page.) You can use a different DNS provider which provides a better service, you don't have to use the one that comes with your hosting or your domain name registrar. Yes, it gets cached, so it's not every request.


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DNS can take 24 hours or more due to caching by ISPs. So a few hours is too soon to say there is a problem. By this time time, or more likely sooner, it will work for you as the cache that if affecting you will have expired and a fresh DNS lookup will be performed.


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Your new service provider(wix.com) should give you their nameservers value. You need to log in your Godaddy Control Panel> Domain Manager> Launch Domains>Click on Your Domain> Manage DNS> Edit Nameservers. Look here for more information Godaddy -Setting Nameservers for a Domain Name Registered with Us Keep in mind that after setting Wix nameservers, all the ...


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You need to update your DNS records, namely the A record (assuming you're not moving the email, if so, you need to point the MX record at your new IP as well). You can find more details (specific for GoDaddy) here http://support.godaddy.com/help/article/680/managing-dns-for-your-domain-names and assumes you're still using the nameservers on the GoDaddy ...


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/var/named/zones is where the zone files should be kept per this thread. I looked around for a good example of a how the structure should be and actually the best I found on quick review was on wikipedia.


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Yahoo doesn't allow it's users to add TXT records on their own. You'll need to: 1) Send an email to yourself using the Yahoo ID associated with your domain 2) Contents of the email will include your request and the actual TXT record 3) Call Yahoo domain support and inform them that you want to add a TXT record... they'll ask you to do #1 & #2 above ...


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Can you share your GoDaddy records? I assume what is going on is this: You are pointing a www record to your app on Heroku. For example www.yoursite.com to mysite.heroku.com Chances are you dont have an A record, since heroku does not give you real static IP addresses On regular networks, you are using public dns services like Comcast, ATT or Google. ...


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It will depend on your DNS hosting is done. I personally use Zonomi. They have a DNS API. I can issue a request like https://zonomi.com/app/dns/dyndns.jsp?action=SET&name=mynewsubdomain.example.com&value=10.0.0.1&type=A&api_key=apikeyvaluehere to set the IP address for a new subdomain.


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"Do they ultimately own my domain? Are they able to take away control of my domain?" No, because CloudFlare is not a registrar. The only thing you are changing is the authoritative nameservers for the domain. None of the information changes in whois outside of our nameservers showing. Including some other helpful tips if you're signing up.


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If you're asking this question, then you are likely not running your own name server. At that point, you more than likely will be using the "Set up DNS and Name Servers Automatically". You would then use their DNS zone file function to tell everyone where to find your web server, mail exchanger, etc. Specifying your own name servers is not naming your own ...


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A CNAME is NOT are redirect. A CNAME is a type of DNS entry that tells the DNS resolver to do another DNS lookup under a different name. A DNS record for a site often looks like: example.com. IN A 69.9.64.11 www.example.com IN CNAME example.com. That means that when a user types in example.com, then: The DNS client queries example.com and gets ...


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It's weird to have such a long propagation delay. Most probably there is a problem with it! Anyways, first run the command nslookup <yourdomain.com> <dns-server-ip> on your PC with different dns servers like nslookup yourdomain.com 4.2.2.4 nslookup yourdomain.com 8.8.8.8 for Google and Public DNS servers, and you may like to check ...



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