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A CNAME record or Canonical Name record is a type of resource record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that specifies that the domain name is an alias of another, canonical domain name.

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Multiple Domains for 1 Website/Folder & CNAME

I have 2 domains which I would like to point to 1 website/location. The website is a brand created DAM with filecamp.com. So we have created testdam.filecamp.com (for example purposes). This will be ...
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Adding GoDaddy Domain name in Azure CDN endpoint

I am trying to map my custom domain purchased from GoDaddy to Azure CDN endpoint. I tried documentation steps from here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cdn/cdn-map-content-to-custom-domain But ...
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Why does CNAME Cloaking enable cross domain tracking?

Recently, as browsers start blocking 3rd party cookies, a risky technique known as CNAME Cloaking emerged. It is said that this technique enables trackers, especially those in the online advertising ...
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301 redirect conflicts with cname redirect for both naked and www URL

Client had created a cname redirect for their www url which goes to their new web address, they were told to create a 301 redirect for the naked url but it's conflicting with the cname and the www url ...
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Why is CNAME pointing to IP instead of URL?

My CNAME setting is I expect ms.fbny.org to be an alias of music-school.fbny.org. However when I go to ms.fbny.org, it actually goes to music-school.fbny.org's IP instead of music-school.fbny.org ...
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Pointing DNS to NationBuilder servers from Network Solutions

I own a domain name that is registered at Network Solutions. They offer me two options to enter for DNS records, A and CNAME. The website provider I'm hosted at, NationBuilder.com gives instructions ...
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How do I install an SSL certificate on Namecheap when it asks me to "Edit methods" for DNS validation?

I am at the screen above when adding SSL certificates for my domain in Namecheap, but I am completely lost on what to do next. I think it is saying to get a CNAME record, but there is no explicit ...
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Creating an A record and then a CNAME to point a subdomain to a different server gives an error message

I am trying to point a subdomain to a different server. The A Record changed without issue but the CNAME won't save in cPanel. I get this error: Error: sub.domain.com. already has a A record. You may ...
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Do I need to change CNAME record for email redirecting?

Simple question. We have been asked by a third party to update the CNAME record for a client site, in order to facilitiate email redirects. My understanding is that this is what MX records are for. My ...
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DNS A/CNAME for two domains with subdomain - how to setup?

Starting over, as I overcomplicated the former description of my problem... I would like some help to set up the DNS for my two domains so I can access the content from one on the other I have these ...
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point CNAME record to A record

On my domain example.com, I want to have a generic subdomain test.example.com that point to the folder test, and various cname (es. bar.example.com, foo.example.com) that all points to test.example....
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How to point the domain apex to ghs.googlehosted.com or redirect it to www from an external DNS host that doesn't support ALIAS records?

We are running a google hosted website (google apps). According to this guide we can set www.exawple.com using a CNAME this part this clear https://support.google.com/sites/answer/9068867?hl=en and ...
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Why is CNAME record being ignored - setting up Hostgator to use new Google Sites? [closed]

So far, I have: Registered a domain name with a registrar Purchased a hosting plan with Hostgator Updated the DNS records with my domain registrar with the values provided by Hostgator Signed in to ...
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Can differing A, CNAME, TXT, and NS records in multiple domains TLD's cause email deliverability issues?

I'm troubleshooting an issue where, after switching TLD's internal and ESP-based emails are getting blocked when going to external customers. Could different A, CNAME, TXT, and NS records cause email ...
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CNAME works for nslookup but not curl

I have created two CNAMEs for my (CloudFront) domains, like this: nslookup works, giving me the correct values for both www and d-test — but when I actually get the data, using curl or a browser, all ...
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Do CNAME subdomains redirect to their target?

I've created the CNAME subdomain: tumblr.wp20201111.blog which maps to doigy.tumblr.com. However, when I load tumblr.wp20201111.blog in the address bar, it doesn't redirect to doigy.tumblr.com, it ...
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Freenom domain on Google Site: doesn't work without prefix "www."

I created the domain example.tk on Freenom. I use that URL on a Google Site. Everything works accordingly if you use "www.example.tk". However if I only type "example.tk" nothing ...
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Subdomain redirection to external subdomain

I need to create a redirection from my own subdomain to an external subdomain, like subdomain.domain.com -> subdomain.external.com. So if anyone try to enter in my subdomain, it redirects ...
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Does pointing a URL via CNAME to another domain redirect via endpoint?

We have test1.example and we are going to shut that down on server 1. On server 2 we have test2.example. We are going to assign the CNAME of test1.example to test2.example. After doing so if someone ...
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Can you accidentally cause significant downtime by making a typo in a CNAME or A rec?

Let's say I need to change the CNAME for my subdomain test.mysite.example. I want it to go to a load balancer endpoint aws-my-endpoint.example. But in creating the CNAME, I type it wrong. e.g. aw-my-...
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Can Googlebot discover a new subdomain through a DNS CNAME chain?

I have a website - www.example.com - which is listed on Google, domain verified in Search Console, sitemaps submitted, canonical urls all in line. This is my only domain that is "out there" ...
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CNAME to direct one domain to another

I have three unique domains. Let's call them domain1.example, domain2.example and domain3.example. They all need to go to the same website, which I am serving with domain1.example. Can I just create ...
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Understanding CNAME and NS in DNS

I'm trying to learn the different types in DNS (A, CNAME, NS etc). I do understand what they is used for, but the way I see it, CNAME could be used whenever NS is used, or am I wrong? For instance: (...
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redirect www to non-www (CNAME needed?)

I want to redirect http://www.example.com to http://example.com. I would like to avoid duplicated content. Is 301 redirect in nginx sufficent? Is it needed for me to add a CNAME record? My concern ...
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Do I need SMTP or other any CNAME records after adding G Suite MX records?

I'm setting up G Suite and I'm adding its MX records to my DNS settings. Here are my current DNS records (default from my host provider): I will delete the MX 10 record and add the ones from G Suite,...
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Can I use a subdomain for is.edu? [closed]

is.edu requires a new domain name to set their subdomain as domain alias to it. It means if I want to get marketing.is.edu, I need to register a domain name example.com and then they can CNAME the ...
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Difference between CNAME and SUBDOMAIN

What is the difference between a CNAME and a Subdomain? I understand that the a cname (the left side of a domain) can point to the domain, so you can two different urls point to the same address, ie. ...
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Can a website have multiple CNAME?

We have a subdomain of our site which has hubspot installed on it so the CNAME used is of hubspot. We are trying another software (unbounce) which integrates with hubspot. The problem is its asking to ...
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How to Configure Name Servers using Webmin in Unmanaged VPS on Centos

I want to configure my site's name servers and all related stuff. I'm not able to find any good documentation steps to do it straight-forwardly without understanding the natty-gritty of this. I wish I ...
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Does it matter whether a CNAME is specified with fully qualified domian or not ( "www" vs "www.example.com")?

On the internet I find examples of how CNAME should look like. And I find both: record which contains full name www.example.com, and here: Host | Type | Data -----------------+-------+---...
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www.subdomain.example.com not working despite trying various DNS entries and Godaddy forwarding options, can only get an nginx error

I have a website that is online at the moment. For this website, I have a subdomain staging.example.com. I am using GoDaddy for domain hosting. My server is on an EC2 Linux instance with AWS. I have ...
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CNAME records pointing to SRV record [closed]

I have multiple services running that I'd like to access through one port. To make something like this work, I have a proxy server running that can redirect clients based on the url they connect with. ...
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Should I have the same DNS entries with my domain registrar and on the hosting server?

I'm migrating away from shared hosting and had a question about configuring my new set-up. I've transferred the domain to Google Domains. I'm using their name servers. And, I've moved the DNS records ...
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How can I create a Google Site and use it with a Google Domain?

How can I create a Google Site and use it with a Google Domain? I registered a domain via Google Domains (let's call it example.com). I then created a Google Site (let's call it sites.google.com/site/...
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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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Making a DNS setup for 20+ domains hosted on the same IP-address more manageable

We've got about 20 localised domains for just one website, all of them point to the same IP address The current setup is hosted with Google Cloud DNS and looks like this: example.de. A 1.2.3.4 www....
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My root domain is not resolving to my server, but the www. subdomain works fine

I have the DNS configured like this: So, my domain example.mx is working as http://www.example.mx. With www there is no problem, but with non-www like http://example.mx it's not working. As you can ...
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How to allow customers their own subdomain address to our web app?

We have a webapp and companies can customize the look and feel. Now we'd like them to be able to make the app part of their existing website by allowing them custom subdomains. For example: Our app ...
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For SEO which should I use faster performing A records, or can I use CNAME?

It occurs to me, that hosting a website on www.domain.com will result in duplicate, unnecessary DNS lookups if www is a CNAME and not an A(AAA) Record. If the CNAME points to another CNAME, things ...
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How can I connect a site on Namecheap to a domain on Wix?

I bought a domain and hosted a site with Wix. Recently, I needed a custom site for which I bought a hosting from Namecheap and uploaded the site files to namecheap server. But Wix wont allow me to ...
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CNAME pointing towards a Heroku page isn't working

I have a CNAME for www.mywebsite.com pointing towards example.herokuapp.com, and the original Heroku page is working just fine. However the CNAMEd website (www.mywebsite.com) is showing a Herokuapp ...
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cPanel email not working

I have a domain registered with Dynadot, and hosting on GoDaddy. I'm using cloudflare as a CDN and I've added CNAME records for 'mail' and 'email' but emails aren't coming through to the addresses on ...
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Subdomain wildcard for development server under dev

I recently purchased a new domain i.e. mydomain.io which I'm planning to use for my brand new app. The app was designed to be multi-tenant meaning that each user account points to a different ...
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Find old CNAME for domain registered on google

I have mistakenly replace the CNAME with a new one, without writing the old one down. Is there a way to find the old CNAME? I checked on https://dnschecker.org/ but the domain is already resolved to ...
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What should be 'Host' field while setting up CNAME record to point my domain name to free hosting

Let's say I have a domain name registered as www.example.com and I have hosted my site on a free hosting provider as https://mysite.hostingProvider.example. While setting up the CNAME Record ...
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How do I redirect a subdomain on Google domains to a URL with masking?

I bought a domain (on Google Domains) for a personal webpage and set it up to point to my github.io page I also added a subdomain (say somefile.mydomain.example) and it now redirects to a Google ...
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How to add MX record when CName exists (BigRock)?

I have a website which is currently hosted on GitHub. I have added a CNAME entry Name: requestly.in Value: requestly.github.io This works perfectly fine. Now, I am trying to setup email service by ...
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Link subdomain that is CNAME to SendGrid but with CloudFlare enabled ends up on main site

We use Cloudflare, and Sendgrid for email. Via Sendgrid setup, we have added a DNS record: However, this redirects to our main domain: Example link.construct.net generated by SendGrid If I disable ...
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Do I need a certificate to redirect via CNAME?

I have abc.example.com that is being shut down and all data was sent via SSL. I have xyz.example.com already live and pure SSL site. I am changing record (CNAME) for abc.example.com to point to xyz....
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Same IP for domain and subdomain

It seems that my original post is to confusing, so I rewrote it to be more clear (sry, english is not my first language): my webcontent is hosted by a different company then my DNS records/domains. ...