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Questions tagged [dns]

DNS is the Domain Name System, a hierarchical, distributed database to map various information together, such as hostnames to IP addresses. The name is also used as a synonym for nameservers, the specific servers delivering the DNS feature. This tag should be used for all issues about configuration of DNS systems or troubleshooting problems in names resolution.

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What is the source of all whois information? [on hold]

I want to query a lot of websites, possibly in short intervals. There are a few APIs I found but I'd rather not use a third party especially because of rate limits. So my question is how/where do ...
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Domain record redirect [on hold]

I have the domain domain.smth and I have a page on hosting.smth/~site/. I want to take the content of the page on hosting.smth/~site/ and show it when I type domain.smth. As I understand it, I'm ...
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List of reserved third-level DNS zones?

The DNS zone name _domainkeys is used for email authentication through TXT records. The zone names _tcp and _udp are used to advertise application availability through SRV records. Naturally, a ...
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Dynamic Subdomains - Should I use DNS API or a wildcard CNAME record?

I want to provide new subdomains based on user request. I realized that there are two ways to do it: Using API of the DNS provider to register new CNAME records that point to pages within the website ...
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Correct MX Configuration for Cloudflare

I've always assumed that if I use an external nameserver (like Cloudflare) for a domain, then my local WHM nameserver is completely bypassed for that domain. Is this correct? I've always pointed MX ...
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How to set DNS to send requests to the closer of two identical servers?

I have two servers which have different IPs and locations (but the same data). I want to set single domain DNS for them and when client send request to domain, DNS server offers nearest server due to ...
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Site not globally available

This is the site: https://za.mojcoek.mk - I received reports from multiple locations that it's not available. The config goes like this: The .mk registrar points to AWS Route53 hosting zone for the ...
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Should I dns-prefetch all Google Ads domains?

On our website, we dns-prefetch our domains (static files, subdomains, etc) as they may not be known. 1) Does it make sense to dns-prefetch Google Ads or Analytics domains as they are popular? 2) If ...
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How to point an enom domain purchased from Google to a Google site?

I pay for a domain every year (e.g., example.com) that is registered by enom through Google on my behalf. I have made a website using Google Sites which you can be found at a URL that's similar to: ...
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Creating new virtual server or Sub-server breaks all existing domains

Hellow, I have 3 domains and several subdomains in Virtualmin which works fine. For the past 1 year, I didn't do any server maintenance except for updating the packages which shown in the Webmin ...
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How to setup domain DNS records for cPanel WHM

I'm a newbie on this kind of things. I've deployed a cPanel on an AWS instance but failed to set up my domain DNS records, private nameservers etc. Let me explain the whole situation. I'm currently ...
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Will premium DNS speed up TLS/SSL?

I'm trialing out CloudFlare (which I only want for speed optimisation). I'm guessing I should wait a bit longer to test the true benefits, due to propagation. One thing I can't find out is if such ...
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Add HTTPS (SSL certificate) to users custom domain names on a website builder

I have a website builder where users can add their domain name, and I need some direction on how to get it set up with HTTPS, I presume through LetsEncrypt. Example: Without domain: djdemo.vibecast....
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Can not verify my website via metatag

I have to verify my website to different platforms such as G-Suite via meta tag verification but it fails every time and in all platforms. This is my HTML header code: <title>Website title</...
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I have my main domain pointed to my main web host, and now I want to create a subdomain for Google Blogger [closed]

I have purchased domain from Domain India (www.example.com) and hosting at Cloud247.com and the main site (www.example.com) is hosted at Cloud247.com. But now I want to create a subdomain (xyz.example....
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My URL doesn't work, but Route 53 test says NOERROR

I've done a migration for my wordpress site from MediaTemple to AWS. I've got my Route 53 to point to the LoadBalancer that points my EC2 with the properly approved certificate. I created a Hosted ...
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Old registrar had DNSSEC enabled and after transferring, the new registrar doesn't support it. Now the site won't load

I made a domain transfer with DNSSEC enabled to an operator that does not support DNSSEC. The first operator has no option to disable DNSSEC, and I did not think about it anyway. And now I have a ...
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How to run multiple Node.js sites (apps/servers) with separate SSL cert's, on a single IP address?

The desired scenario is as the title suggests: Multiple Node.js servers/apps/websites, on separate domains, each with own SSL certificate, on a single server with a single IP address. So far I have ...
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Why pay for a distributed DNS service when ISPs cache lookups?

Suppose I've purchased example.com from my neighbor's startup domain name company, superlowcostdomainnames.com (aka SlowDNS). At first DNS is a bit of a performance drag, because SlowDNSs servers are ...
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How to redirect domain names which use my custom name servers?

My web hosting service allows setting custom name servers. For example, if my website is http://www.example.com/, I can set custom name servers ns1.example.com and ns2.example.com. When other domain ...
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Pinging Domain doesn't give A Record IP

Should pinging a domain give you the IP the same as the A Record? Are there conditions where it shouldn't? A client's website isn't pointing to the A record IP, it's point to a Cloudflare DNS server. ...
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Point multiple domains to single page, with unique button based on source domain

I'm a software dev, but I'm green when it comes to web development and domain management. Let's say I've registered some domains: apples.example bananas.example cherries.example ...and [with a ...
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ERR_TIMED_OUT when accessing S3 bucket by a custom domain that uses Route53

I have set up a static website by following this walkthrough: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonS3/latest/dev/website-hosting-custom-domain-walkthrough.html I can see the website by accessing its ...
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My subdomain will redirect to root domain. How do I fix this?

My Subdomain will redirect back to the main site. How do I fix this so it redirects to the subdomain? My main site is a WordPress adult site so I'll use example.com to explain. All I have in the ...
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SEO: Separate domain targeting each state or one domain with state-specific sections

I'm part of a business based in Western Australia, for example, Online Training Western Australia, currently operating a website on onlinetrainingwa.com.au. Our original goal was to provide the ...
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One website with several alias domains - how to serve the content in the language appropriate for the alias that a user used to visit?

This is a scenario. I have this website, as an example: www.service.com which serves default English content. The site has also several domain aliases which have the word service in another languages....
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VPS with single IP and nginx reverse proxy

I have a VPS with a single IP assigned to it. I am going to set up an nginx reverse proxy to hopefully serve a number of websites from the same server. As far as I understand, I can have various ...
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Do I need to assign my own host name to my VPS to connect to it via SSH?

I recently purchased a VPS from a service. The hostname seems semi randomly generated 12jk34kd.vpsservice.example It says I have the option to change the hostname but it looks like I can change ...
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Can the wildcard DNS record for 2nd level subdomains differ from the wildcard rule for 1st level subdomains?

We have an A record that points *.example.com to an IP address. Is there a way to prevent 2nd level subdomains (*.*.example.com) from being directed to that IP? Or direct them somewhere else?
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Redirection and HTTPS [duplicate]

Hoping it's a stupid and basic question, but can't find the answer in Google, nor in search here. Website setup: http://www.example.com http://sub.example.com Then introduced SSL, so now it's: ...
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How to retrieve pendingDelete starting time? [duplicate]

I've been following a domain I want to buy for a while. Right now its status is pendingDelete. It seems that the standard time for the domain to become available after the domain entered pendingDelete ...
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Kurose - Ross Chapter 2.5: Why does the TLD Server return two records? [closed]

In Chapter 2.5 of Kurose - Ross (Computer Networking), DNS lookup is described. As an example, it is explained what happens when Alice requests www.networkutopia.com. Apparently, the TLD server replys ...
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Understanding multiple @ symbols in DNS settings

I don't understand how multiple @ symbols work in the DNS settings, and what will happen when I edit the associated records. The screenshot below is what is set up already for a website I'm working ...
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Google Domains fails to redirect https non-www, results in 403

I have a weird issue with Google Domains not redirecting https and non-www domain. When I enter example.org it correctly redirects to https://www.example.org, however when I enter https://example.org ...
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Point more than 1 domain to my shared server DNS?

I have purchased a shared server. I've associated it with my domain example.com. I want to start a new blog/website with the domain example.com. Can I use the same shared server to host both websites? ...
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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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Do I have to create a DNS server when setting up a network?

I studied a bit of networking in my class a few years ago. But I always had some doubts about this and never got it clear. We set up Windows Server and Ubuntu HTTP servers, DNS servers using apache ...
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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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Is it possible to forward a subdomain to the apex domain with a port and have it masked using google domains?

Suppose I own example.com and I have several services I want to expose to the internet. I'd like to create a subdomain devil.example.com and point it to http://example.com:6666. I can do this right ...
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DNS Propagation not working

I've had the original server up with all DNS zones on Plesk pointing to the new IP, so all the A records, NS, etc. point to the new site. When I use DNS checkers they report that they now see the new ...
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What is domain mapping and how can I do it using cPanel?

I am trying to use the full domain instead of subdomains for a multi-network WordPress site. When I check the WordPress documentation, I find the following: Make sure all the domains you want to ...
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Setup a mailserver with several domains

I'd like to setup multiple mailaccounts for our company. The format of the emailaddresses should be 'mail@forename-surname.fr'. Now I can find a lot of offers but I want to use one server for all ...
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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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How to show Registrant Name in WHOIS lookup?

I have purchased a domain name (anishghosh.me) from bigrock.com but when I'm doing a WHOIS lookup on the domain the registrant name is not showing in that information. How can I show my name as the ...
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Reliable tool to obtain all dns records [closed]

I have a domain that I own and have access to via the company I purchased it from. However it's DNS configuration is not hosted with this company but off site with someone else where it used to be ...
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Connect one domain to two servers for the sake of website availability to every user

I have two servers, one in OVH, and the other in Hetzner. For my domain, in the domain control panel, I have listed two name servers, each pointing to one of the servers, each with an active DNS ...
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What is the maximum practical TTL

I'm just curious to know what the maximum practical TTL value is for an A entry. Somewhere I found the TTL value can be as high as 99,999,999 seconds, about 3.1 years, but simply that would not be ...
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How to fix “expired certificate” errors when changing nameservers

Site used to be hosted at example.com. Nameservers were set to example.com's nameservers (ns1.example.com, ns2.example.com). Site was then moved to example1.com, but nameserver settings were kept. ...
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Is it necessary to own both domains if I want to forward, redirect, and/or alias a subdomain?

Please forgive me (and please correct) if I misuse jargon and terminology -- web hosting, administration, etc. is new to me. Say I want to host a site at each of the following addresses: http://www....
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Correct configuration for mail DNS when mail server sends mail, but have zoho accounts for business comms also

I'd like some help sense checking my website email and DNS set up, as well as troubleshooting one issue I have. I have a website with a mail server installed for sending order confirmation emails. It ...