Questions tagged [cname]

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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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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CNAME: does a cname change the url that the browser displays?

I have a web site www.somewhere.com and I want the alias fr.somewhere.com. I set up a CNAME record for www.somewhere.com alias fr.somewhere.com. When a user types in http://fr.somewhere.com in their ...
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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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Do I set a DNS A Record for the new GitHub Pages to use their CDN?

GitHub updated their Pages service for custom domains yesterday and I'm not clear on one small detail. They recommend a CNAME record for www.example.com but do not recommend using A records for the ...
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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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Does the "canonical name" in DNS make any difference to search engines?

Some of our sites are setup with an "a record" to an IP address and some are setup as a cname of a server that then has an "a name" to the same server IP. I want it to be consistent. Which is the ...
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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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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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How do I setup a permanent redirect from one domain to another?

I have a domain, say www.example.com which is redirected to a website built in Google Sites. I don't want different search engines treat example.com as a different site from www.example.com. How do I ...
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Configure 3 domains in CloudFlare, with 2 redirecting to the first one, for a wordpress installation in openshift

My friend has 3 domains: example.com example.com.cc example.com.co The website is hosted at OpenShift and it's already redirecting example.com to it (using the guide in this answer). So far, so good....
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Heroku apps, DNS and MX records

I have a domain, example.com, for my mom's business. I'm having trouble configuring the records to allow the Heroku app to exist simultaneously with email through Microsoft Office 365. The site should ...
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Getting a 404 error after configuring a CNAME alias for a subdomain

For my domain, I am using afraid.org's free dns service, and hostinger's web hosting. I want to point a subdomain called lanparty. I have created a CNAME for it in freedns. In freedns service's ...
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getting CDN images indexed with Google

I have somewhere close to 500,000 user-uploaded images hosted on a Cloudfront CDN -- separate from our main host (exampledomain.com). Up until this point, few of them have been getting indexed at the ...
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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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How to have domain point to github pages?

So I have a domain registered with 1&1 and I recently decided to create my website using GitHub pages. I added as GitHub told me to, but how can I make my domain point to my GitHub page?
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Domain Redirect to another using CNAME Record

I have a Domain, lets say maindom.com, now I want to have another Domain, lets say secdom.com to point to maindom.com such that all the URL's leads to maindom.com. I want to do this with the help of ...
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CloudFlare DNS: How to setup a GitHub Repository to a custom sub domain?

I have a github pages site, and I want to add it as a subdomain to my cloudflare domain without using a page rule
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I have a CNAME for www, how do I redirect root domain there?

My DNS setup is rather simple: a CNAME for www, default (registrar's) nameservers for the root. Now I want to redirect from the root domain to www, which I thought would be a simple task, but it's ...
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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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Setting CNAME confusion

I don't get how CNAME DNS records work. I always thought setting bar.example.org. CNAME foo.example.com. would let me request bar.example.org and receive foo.example.com while I own the ...
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Redirecting WWW.website.com to website.com

I ranked my site at Nibble.com and i was going through everything, checking for ways to improve my website, and I noticed that www.website.com was classed as a duplicate of website.com. How do I ...
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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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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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DNS redirect for domain to subdomain

What I am looking to do is to redirect all traffic from www.example.com to www1.example.com(subdomain of example.com) via DNS. I am attempting to move from a local server (example.com) to a GoDaddy ...
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Any alternative to CNAME records for the root domain?

I have couple domain names which I wanted to park the domain with Bodis. But I also need their subdomain to be available for me for email access (i.e. mail.example.com). The domain is registered via ...
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Domain redirect to go daddy shared ip account via IP through an A NAME change

A customers IT department wants to point their domain to a site I've created for them which is hosted on a share GoDaddy account. It's not my primary domain but is a site in a sub directory of its own....
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I want to host clients' websites, but not their email. What's the easiest way to handle this? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I leave mail at the registrar while serving the web from host? My company lets non-technical users build their own niche industry websites on our server, which we host. ...
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nginx redirect subdomain to a url path

I have a requirement where I need to point xyz.tld to abc.def.tld. Additionally I would have to internally rewrite/redirect abc.def.tld to def.tld/abc. So the final result here I intend is when I ...
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Which method is better to add "www." before domain name

I have search through Google and found 2 methods to add www before domain name. First is by adding a CNAME and second is using rewrite mod in .htaccess file. I just want to know which method is ...
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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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What's the difference between my nameserver and CNAME settings?

I have purchased a domain name(mxsoup.net) through GoDaddy, and it is just parked. In order to set up my custom URL for my SourceAudio site, they give me the following instructions: In order to ...
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Accidently changed CNAME entries for "autodiscover" and "_domainconnect", will that hurt my website?

I am an absolute noob in web development, but I have a Wordpress site and while I was trying to verify my website for Youtube, I made a mistake and changed 2 CNAME entries on my 1und1.de (german ...
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Can I point a limited number of subdomains to a subdirectory using DNS?

I have taken my domain Freenom.com (a domain provider) and hosted it on Sixserve.com (a hosting service). The problem is that this hosting service allows only 3 sub-domains for per hosting plan, and I ...
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SEO impact of using CNAME host both naked and www URL

I have been told I can have two A records on my domain, one with www and one without. However, I have been told can cause SEO issues because google will take it as duplicate content. However when I ...
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"CNAME record already exists in the zone" when creating SPF txt records

I am setting up mailgun.com to use with my website. But when I add dns record with type txt name www.example.com and value v=spf1 include:mailgun.org ~all as suggested in mailgun setup: I get the ...
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Pointing a domain name to a webpage

I'm hosting a project page on github at somedude.github.io/thingeroo and I own the thingeroo.com domain name (through 1&1.com). I know that I can set up a CNAME to point from thingeroo.com to ...
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Why doesn't my domain resolve to the hostname CNAME/ALIAS I've specified?

I have a domain set with a CNAME alias to point to Heroku, but it is not resolving. Here is a link to a screenshot: http://awesomescreenshot.com/03226ntoc4 And here is the output from nslookup: $ ...
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Make all subdomains point to root unless otherwise specified

I'd like all subdomains that aren't being used for anything else to go straight to my domain. ns1.mydomain.com. A 198.123.44.55 ns2.mydomain.com. A 198.123.44.66 *.mydomain.com. CNAME ...
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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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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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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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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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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: www.mydomain.com.s3-website-...
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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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Can DNS be configured to use multiple targets for a single CNAME?

My host has various CNAME target server eg server1.hostinger.net server2.hostinger.net server3.hostinger.net server4.hostinger.net server5.hostinger.net Is a good thing configure the same www....
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Will serving the same content from two different domain names (using DNS CNAME records) hurt SEO?

I'm considering setting up a mobile website. This site will be hosted on someone else's server with a domain such as: mysite.theirsite.com My issue is that currently, mysite.com is decently ranked ...
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Tumblr custom subdomain stoped working

I have added my custom .tk subdomain to Tumblr. My DNS setup for this domain looks like this: A - mydomain.tk - xx.xxx.xxx.xxx ; MX - mydomain.tk - xxxxxx.pamx1.hotmail.com ; ...
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How to handle CNAME host redirect to virtual directory?

I have an internal website and virtual directory http://server2012/logs. I created a CNAME on my DNS server as LOGS -> server2012. I would like to set it up so that http://LOGS redirects to http://...
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Why is there a form which allows us to redirect our naked domain, yet it does nothing?

In Google Apps Domain Management, There is a page for me to change how my naked domain http://example.com is redirected. However, in that page, it tells me You must change the A-record at your domain ...
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CDN setup without nameserver AND cname manipulation

Is it possible? Does somebody know, how is it technically possible to setup a CDN without nameserver and cname manipulation?