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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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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. ...
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CName redirects to www.example.com but not to http://example.com [closed]

I moved a site to WP Engine. I changed the zone file CNAME to point to the wpengine domain. So now I can access www.example.com, but I can not access http://example.com (takes me to GoDaddy "no site ...
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Can sub folder point to different hosting provider www.domain.com/subfolder [duplicate]

I have a situation where we need to point a sub domain to a different hosting provider. The main website www.mainwebsite.example is being hosted with HostingProvider1 and now we have another ...
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How can I set a CNAME record when my domain provider only support A and AAAA record?

My domain extension (.at.tw) is a testing project, and it only supports 5 A or AAAA records, and not NS, CNAME or other types you might found in normal DNS. I want to use Ghost's paid hosting (so ...
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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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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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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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Will client sites on clientsite.mydomain.com affect SEO at www.mydomain.com?

Example: Petterson Rekvisitta is a company I am building a website for. He has a domain: petterson.com, and will eventually move there. During development I set up his site on petterson.mydomain.com ...
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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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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?
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Redirect for subdomain not working in GoDaddy. CNAME in place, but getting 404

After reading: CNAME for subdomain does not work - 404 Error Redirecting an entire domain to another in one CNAME record [duplicate] I am facing some problems when trying to redirect a subdomain to ...
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How to use CloudFlare and web host at same time?

I'm trying to set up a (.tk) website for a school project using 000WebHost, but at the same time I want to integrate CloudFlare DDoS protection into my website as well. The two ways to hook up a ...
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Our alias domains are showing up in the search results, how can we get it to show just our main domain?

There is a website, let's say example.com and multiple domains for different domain zones like .de .fr etc. And the additional domains have the CNAME record example.com. So the idea is to open example....
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Hosting ASP.NET on Azure for a GoDaddy Domain using CNAME

Since GoDaddy does not support ASP.NET Core (and probably won't for a long time since they are still on old ASP.NET 4.5 now) I would like to host my website on Azure. According to this document this ...
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Use a custom domain instead of subdomain for a webapp that depends on the subdomain as a key

I have a cloud application with subdomain per customer on Domain B. customer1.B.com customer2.B.com Customer1 now wants to link to the application to use a subdomain of his own domain A. E.g. app.A....
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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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Unable to verify ownership of property/website In Google Webmaster Tools / Search Console

Google Search Console will not see a website I manage as my property. So far I have: - Added a TXT Record - Added a CNAME Record - Added META tag And all have failed to verify. Here is where it ...
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Is Cloudflare's auto-minify feature compatible with Railgun?

I have burned the last two days wondering why the minification from Cloudflare doesn't work and what is happening. First I thought it was related to caching. Then it got me by reading something ...
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CNAME is causing redirect error?

I recently deployed a website hosted with Node.js. I then created a CNAME record for my website, and it is saying that my website is down, because of the page redirecting too many times. I'm using ...