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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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Transition multiple independent WP sites to one WP multisite on the server with minimal downtime

I currently have three independent WordPress blogs hosted on a single shared server. The main domain (we'll call domain-A is sitting in the public_html folder. domain-B and domain-C are separate WP ...
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Reverse MX A records (PTR) always error after are set G Suite MX records

If I check website at intodns.com I always get error on Reverse MX A records (PTR) after I set the following MX records to G Suite (old Google Apps): 1 aspmx.l.google.com 5 alt2.aspmx.l.google....
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How the name server is resolved if its from the same domain?

My understanding is, if I browse to example.com, first my computer will ask the root nameservers about the .com TLD nameservers, and it will be given the IP address of the .com TLD nameservers. Once ...
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My domain is redirecting to a different website

I have a pretty serious issue when i goto my "example.com" website it gets redirected to a random wordpress website, i was using a virtual server from a company a couple weeks ago and having the ...
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How do I manage DNS with Godaddy but host the site at infinityfree.net?

Here's my situation. I used to host a site for a friend and now I want to migrate them to infinityfree.net since it's free and they're ok with it. Currently, they bought the domain name through ...
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DNS settings shared between Route53 and previous hosting provider

We have a company website at www.example.com and example.com which is hosted at a hosting provider - The NS records here are for the providers name server. Our API is accessible at api.example.com - ...
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Setup DNS record with mail and web server on different IP but with the same domain

I got my webserver where my website is hosted and my mail server on two different servers with different IPs. I would like to have mail email @example.com using the mail server I have used an A ...
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Setting NS for Subdomain to Another Hosted Zone with Same Apex Domain

Suppose I own example.com. I delegate the subdomain www.example.com to a particular set of NS that is say a Route53 Hosted Zone. The rest of the example.com zone is not on R53 and contains important ...
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How do I point a subdomain to a different nameserver use Google Domains?

I discovered this question: Can I use different nameservers for different subdomains? And I tried it out using Google domains. I currently have a site hosted with AWS. However, I'd like to use ...
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How do I handle server redirects on IIS to route requests to two different domains?

I have a domain www.example.com which is running on IIS server and the site content is in ASP.NET. I am migrating part of the site (www to www) to AEM and the rest of it will sit on old.example.com (...
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How to have Nameserver records for a custom Nameserver, with said records on those nameservers

I've recently started hosting my own dns, I like being able to brand it on my own. The way I'm doing it right now, I still have the domain the nameservers are on hosted on external dns, so I can point ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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How to change the CloudFlare's DNS server address?

How can I change the CloudFlare's DNS servers address and use another one? I simply don't like the random word in one of the two addresses.
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12 hours after being changed nameserver IP's are starting to show nothing

So I am making the change between Server A and Server B for cost reasons, and have changed the IP's of my nameservers to reflect this. I have also moved my dns records across to my new server. What ...