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Domain Name System Server is a server that queries and assigns human readable URL or IP address.

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Can I use different nameservers for different subdomains?

Suppose I have example.com and the nameserver I'm using is the one from the hosting server where I'm hosting the main site, say mainhosting.com. Now suppose I add a new subdomain e.g. bla.example.com ...
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When buying a domain what are the differences between nameservers (NS records) and other DNS servers?

When I buy a domain I always get confused between the two and manage to make a mess of the settings before I finally get it right, but still without clearly understanding what their roles are in ...
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Can I create/host my own .com/.net domain name at home?

Okay, I'm thinking about hosting my own DNS/Domain name at home for a minecraft server I'm making for a professional IP address (like myservername.example). To my understanding, this is possible? If I ...
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What are the changes made to gTLD registry DNS servers in relation to my domain?

Let's say that I register myself an example.com domain at one of the domain registrars and in domain registrars web-portal, I decide to use ns1.digitalocean.com, ns2.digitalocean.com and ns3....
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Is it important to point the domain to server IP to get them linked?

I am trying to link my domain registerd from exabytes.com.my and I want to link it with my server in GoDaddy. exabytes.com.my allowed me to modify nameservers only , I set name servers as : ns1....
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Does DNS need an A record, or is NS record all that is needed

I have a domain pointing to a web server using Cloudflare as the DNS host. The name servers on the domain point to CloudFlare, and on cloud flare I have an NS record pointing to the name server ...
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Do country-code top level domains have sites on second level or only always on third level domains?

I have always seen country-code top level domains (ccTLDs) with sites like: example.ac.uk, example.co.uk, etc. Do the country-code top level domains always only allow sites on these third level ...
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I would like to make a custom domain on my own nameserver [closed]

If I set up my own nameserver/and or a DNS server, How would I go about making my own custom domains? Please correct me if I am wrong about needing a nameserver/and or a DNS server
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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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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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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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Safely turning off CloudFlare?

I'd like to selectively turn off CloudFlare ("the orange cloud icon") for some subdomains. But this would cause downtimes for people with certain network configurations, especially those with exotic ...
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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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Using multiple A-records for my domain - do web browsers ever try more than one?

If I add multiple A-records for my domain, they are returned in a round robin order by DNS servers. Example: 192.0.2.1 A example.com 192.0.2.2 A example.com 192.0.2.3 A example.com But how does web ...
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How does smart DNS proxy work?

I have been looking on the web, but there aren't a detailed explanation on how it works and not the concept of what it is for. There are really two things that I don't understand. How does it fake ...
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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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Create a domain without buying it?

I am a beginner with domains understanding and DNS configurations. I already install BIND DNS server on my local centos machine and configure a domain example.com and set the virtual-host for Apache ...
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AWS: pointing A record to load balancer on A record causes incoming email to stop functioning

I have a webserver running on an EC2. On that EC2 I'm receiving email. I've created a load balancer (ELB) directing traffic to EC2 In route 53: UPDATED A record for example.com to point to ELB ...
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creating unlimited sub domains programmatically through api

Note Consider each subdomain as unique application instance For information about application architecture visit https://stackoverflow.com/questions/11272776/using-phusion-passenger-nginx-running-...
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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 to configure DNS for hosting a domain with 000webhost.com when purchased from whois.com?

I purchased a domain from whois.com (juleex.com) and I'm trying to host it on 000webhost.com because I'm just learning and don't need tons of anything. I changed the name servers to: ns01.000webhost....
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What happens if the secondary ns record contains a record not present in the primary ns record?

Will this record be used by internet services or not? I'm moving the ns records from one server to another while keeping the site on a third webhost. I do not have control on the primary nameserver ...
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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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How to setup a Namecheap domain with 1and1 hosting and Cloudflare DNS [closed]

I have a domain with Namecheap and a hosting account with 1and1, and I want to use the Cloudflare DNS for free SSL. How would I set up the DNS properly?
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www site address DNS issue [closed]

Sorry if I leave anything out. I'm new to this side of web-development. I'm a developer who deals mainly with WordPress sites. I took a job working for a company who had an existing site on WordPress. ...
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My website has suddenly stopped working and i can't access it through the domain name [closed]

Two days ago i tried to access my website through its domain name and it's no longer loads the site, it worked perfectly fine for 8 months. The site tries to load, but doesn't get anywhere and the ...
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One of our DNS servers is hosted by our old host and one by the new. The old doesn't have the correct values and can't be changed

Because of misbehavior of our old hoster justhost.com, our domains including victorporton.com do not act as they should. But justhost.com ignores our queries saying that they can't help because our ...
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.NET Nameservers require additional configuration of some kind?

I must say I think Namecheap have told me something possibly not true as I have never come across this issue before. I admit it's been a few years since I've changed nameservers for a .net domain but ...
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Nameserver does not advertise itself as nameserver

Buying a Luxembough domain requires having a nameserver to point it to, before they allow you to buy the domain. I have a 1 webserver (CentOS 7 with cPanel), and 1 nameserver (CentOS 7 with cPanel ...
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Hostinger host and tk domain optimal DNS configuration

I want to configure tk domain with hostinger. I don't want to use the redirect option, so I'm trying to set the tk dns. In the image below are shown the parameters of hostinger that I have put in dns ...
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How to delegate DNS records for 3rd-level subdomains to another DNS server, but keep 2nd-level as-is?

I have Namecheap BasicDNS for example.com and I would like Namecheap to continue to keep managing the DNS records for all of its subdomains unless I tell it otherwise. Specifically, I want to let ...
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Updating the nameserver to my website domains fails even with IP address

I'm not sure what's going on. Basically, I have a large number of domains using the same nameservers: dns1.example.com and dns2.example.com. Every individual domain name is registered with dotster....
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Route 53 configuration for GoDaddy domain

I had purchased the domain on goDaddy a while back and now I am trying to setup an S3 static website. I followed the instructions on setting the website from AWS manual I followed the instructions ...
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Cannot send mail after changing DNS records for website to a new host

I am trying to move my site to a different provider. The mail server I am using at the moment I want to keep. My DNS management is done at a different service. I am trying to figure out what the right ...
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ALL Djibouti (.dj) domains suddenly no longer being resolved on most devices/DNS (DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN) [closed]

.dj domains appear to suddenly not resolve almost anywhere (lots of complaints incoming from users on .dj websites' social media) i.e. http://www.dj http://plug.dj https://click.dj Going to any .dj ...
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DNS propogation question with name server change

The registrar I have is networksolutions.com, and for quite a while, the name servers were pointing to Site5.com, where hosting is for one of my domains. I wanted to bring DNS control back to ...
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Need help with A record

I have a webhost with built-in domain petasos.000webhostapp.com. I have a custom domain bo-web.be with full DNS control. I'm looking on how to configure an A record to link the custom domain to my ...
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How do the authorative domain name servers know which IP to point to?

This is a question that has been bugging me for a good 20 years. I could just never really get my head around it. enlighten me, please. I best explain with an example: I have a domain set with the ...
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Use custom DNS records

I have a dedicated server running Ubuntu and Plesk. I have a primary domain on this server but will also be running several other sites and I would like to be able to set the DNS records for those to ...
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MX Record propogation time - Email working sometimes and sometimes not

I have tried to migrate my hosting from Hostgator to AWS yesterday. I have removed the DNS of HostGator and made it to the default of the service provider from whom i bought the domain and created A ...
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Should I use the domain registrar or the web hosting name servers?

Let's say that I have the following website example.com, the domain registrar is provided by one company and the website hosting is provided by another. do I use the registrar name servers e.g ns....
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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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DNS/Routing Issue - How to Provide Immediate Access to a Newly Created Instance

Background: SaaS company here. Each of our customers is going to receive their own private ec2 instance containing their own copy of one or more of our apps. The plan is for customers to be able to ...
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Buy domain without static, public IP address

I'm about to buy a domain, just for a personal website, where the availability is not that crucial at all. As of now, I don't have a static, public IP. My question is, if I could buy the domain (e.g....
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How can I transfer a domain from Squarespace to another registrar?

I have a client with a domain registered at Squarespace. The website has been migrated elsewhere, but now I am stuck trying to transfer the domain. I am specifically using Namecheap as my domain host,...
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First time hoster's question about domain registering and DNS servers

I'm planning to launch a small personal website soon, hosted on a VPS. I have some experience with local DNS server (bind9) configuration, but I've never configured a public domain. How does the ...
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What should be domain name A-record for VPS server's main domain?

While updating the child name servers of the main domain of my VPS server I mistakenly changed the A-records to the server's IP. Will that have any effect of the name servers? I found this question ...
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Duplicate DNS Configuration Locations

We are having DNS issues. Pages work, then they don't, or work from one location/network and not from another. There are multiple locations where DNS records can be set, and we don't know which one ...
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Are there any downsides to having all your DNS records (A, CNAME, etc.) NOT at your hosting company?

We have a site hosted at Web.com. Our DNS registrar is Godaddy.com. Currently Godaddy has the Web.com DNS servers listed. BUT Web.com can't do a sub.example.com forward to example.com/page. So I'm ...
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New DNS record won't resolve on a custom name server that is functioning

I'm having trouble moving the DNS for a site. We migrated our site from a shared-hosting server to a virtual private server (VPS). The custom name server for the VPS account has been running domains ...