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Yes - altering a HOSTS file locally to redirect a domain to an IP isn't the same as simply typing in that IP into the browser. The reason why is that in shared hosting, one IP address houses multiple domains. When you type in that IP address of "your" site (which is also the IP of other sites as well), the server can either a) Give an error b/c it doesn't ...


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Short answer: a registrar can register their own domains just like anyone else. Longer answer: Behind the domain name system is a network of registry operators; in the case of gTLDs (global top level domains - eg. com, net, org and many, many others) the registry operator is ICANN. Each registrar (GoDaddy, Namecheap etc.) is accredited by the registry ...


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The short answer is yes. Adding the domain name and IP to your HOSTS file will resolve the domain, locally, to the IP you have entered. When you then visit that domain in your web browser, along with your request to the web server (at that IP address you entered), your browser will send the domain name you have requested. The shared web server will then use ...


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A simpler answer: In the nameserver change process you described, you're telling Godaddy, "Hey when someone types in my site (yoursite.com) send them to these files (hosting account). And when you type in (yoursite.com) in the parked domain field on x10host you're saying, "The traffic coming from here are my visitors." Look at parked domains ...


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Transferring a domain away from a registrar is free of charge; as long as the domain is unlocked and you provide the correct EPP code to the incoming registrar the transfer can commence. The incoming registrar will charge you a transfer fee for the incoming domain transfer but will also extend the registration period of the domain by an additional year. ...


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If you are using Apache then you can simply create an additional VirtualHost for your sub domain and set the webroot to the directory you choose. Example: Your current VirtualHost is most likely something along the lines of the following; with the ServerName your domain and the DocumentRoot being the web root. <VirtualHost 1.2.3.4:80> ...


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This is not possible with native email server programs but you could write your own program to do it for you (which would be better suited for http://www.stackoverflow.com). I would be remiss if I didn't also point out that doing it precisely the way you are asking could be a recipe for trouble as you are creating a system whereby someone could send an ...


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While people expect not having to type the www., most web servers will add it once you connect to them because that is its canonical name. Try it with google; typing google.com into your browser takes you to www.google.com. But try this: configure your web server to accept www.example.com and example.com as acceptable names, with example.com as the ...


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The domain name returned from the reverse DNS lookup of the IP address should itself have an A record in its DNS record that points back to the IP address (in order to be "forward-confirmed"). So, in the case of a www subdomain, which is usually just a CNAME record pointing to the main domain, you should probably specify the bare domain. eg. example.com.


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It appeared that the new sever had mail server disabled. Once it was enabled e-mails started going to inbox.


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There is no DNS record under the RFC which will forward your connection to the non-www version of your site. The traditional way to do this is to set your web server IP as an A record for your zone apex and then set www as a CNAME record referencing the zone apex of your domain but you specifically say that you do not wan't to do this. In this case the only ...


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Figured it out - in have two buckets in S3 - mydomain.com and www.mydomain.com. mydomain.com is where the site is, and I set www.mydomain.com to redirect to mydomain.com.s3-website-ap-southeast1.amazonaws.com... I moved the files to www.mydomain.com and removed the redirect.


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The reason you see a 301 in your curl is because www.mydomain.com redirects to mydomain.com from the S3 endpoint for www.mydomain.com. This is a common configuration when using S3 for your static website. The question is how do you have mydomain.com configured in your DNS zone at Namecheap? If the browser is displaying the S3 url I can only assume that the ...


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There are a number of instances where actions taken by ICANN need the support or consultation of the Registrars Stakeholder Group. Without someone from ICANN coming on here and confirming officially the reason for the duplicate records I suspect that it could be similar to a shareholder type of situation where each accredited registrar entry has one vote and ...



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