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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Setup DNS that only offers A records for root domains to work with heroku

My client's DNS (uniteddomains) only allows A records for root domains. But this isn't possible with heroku. We cannot change the DNS because of reasons. We tried to add redirect on uniteddomains but ...
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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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BIMI Validation failure

I have set up a BIMI record for my business, but when checking with 'https://www.mailkit.com/resources/bimi-inspector' I am told that my BIMI record is valid: default._bimi.domain.co.uk 3600 IN TXT "...
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BIMI svg images need to be on a brand's domain?

I have just set up some domains for BIMI. dig TXT default._bimi.3dprint.it +short "v=BIMI1;l=https://3dprint.sirv.com/bimi/3dprint.svg" As you can see, the mail domain in this example ...
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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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Twitter cannot fetch content from our domain hosted on an Azure CDN even though it can fetch from an equivalent azureedge.net URL

There is a website which is distributed via Azure CDN. The CDN endpoint was used as a destination of CNAME entry for www.< EXAMPLE >.com with usage of Google DNS. The www address to the website ...
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Dynamically assign a synthetic record to Google Domain

I own a domain on Google Domains. I want to create subdomains for my projects dynamically. For example: My Domain: https://adomain.example Subdomain: https://project-name.adomain.example Where ...
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Set up SSL for AWS lightsail using Exchange 365 DNS

So I'm a pretty good programmer and a hack of a sys admin. I have a small WordPress sight we maintain that runs on AWS Lightsail. Our DNS is our Office 365 Exchange DNS which handles our domain for ...
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Google sites + custom domain DNS configuration

I have a google site and I have a domain. The domain is registered with GoDaddy and points to DreamHost (I host other sites on this DH account so it is not dedicated for this site). Because it's a ...
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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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Apache2 hosted site gives 400 Bad Request when browsing to http://www.example.org, but works perfectly on http://example.org

So i've got a website hosted at example.com and I want it to work with www.example.com. I've got a CNAME entry in my DNS for www pointing to example.com. My virtual host config looks like this: <...
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Mapping an amazon server to a domain name registered with name.com

I have an amazon S3 web server and a domain name registered in name.com (the name is sam-experiments.com). I am trying to have a static page hosted on the amazon web server to be displayed on http://...
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Point Domain to Page (Permanent) [closed]

I have a sub-page on my site that can be access at example.com/bar. This page represents a special service on my website that has gathered a lot of attention on the internet. I don't want people to ...
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DNS Issue - dig shows SERVFAIL / nslookup shows server can't find

I have domain example.com, which is registered in czech domain provider and it's nameservers are linked to AWS Route53. I am hosting it from my S3 bucket. This setup recently stopped working and I ...
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Pointing subdomain to another server (Godaddy + CPanel)

I've researched and tried a lot of solutions online, but none seems to solve my problem, it seems something is missing. I have domain registered at Godaddy, let's call it domain "X" I have 2 servers ...
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How does HTTP-based and HTML-based Domain Control Validation work?

DNS-based domain control validation works by proving that you control the domain name because you can modify the TXT record. You would not be able to do that without being able to access the DNS ...
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I need help on how to change the domain name to IP address

I am fairly new to web development. Need help to change the domain name to IP address. Could anyone explain the steps in great detail on how to do this. Basically, I want my url to appear on google ...
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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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Emails from my domain goest to spam - Split IP and suspicious server name

I have an issue with my VPS and Mails on OVH. I ordered a VPS and domain name for it. In Cpanel, I created a new user, added my domain name and some emails account. Website works fine and the same ...
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Why can I access a website through IP address but not by it's domain name?

I'm using CentOS, LAMP and Wordpress.org I have added and edited a virtual host on the apache server. For servername I put the hostname that is output when I typed the command hostname. Now I'm ...
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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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Must I delete old A records?

I am attempting to add a custom (Google) domain to a WebFlow website, and have added the specified A records to the Custom Resources on my google domain. Must I remove the old A records as well? I ...
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Link domain nameservers with VPS

I have bought a domain with online.az and I want to link it with my VPS from GoDaddy, The domain provider only allows you to add nameservers and does not allow you to add your server IP address. I ...
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Wildcard DNS record point to multiple servers

I would like to give my users their own subdomain like jack.example.com, james.example.com, and is using wildcard DNS record to do that. But now I would like to separate users into multiple servers, ...
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How to redirect all (www).example.(com/net/org) to https://example.com

How do I setup any URL/URI for http(s)://(www).example.(com/net/org)/somepath to end up at the corresponding: https://example.com/somepath I'm guessing that the solution (if there is one), will ...
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Too Many Included SPF Lookups

I used a DNS lookup tool on my website and did an SPF record lookup as well and discovered that I have "too many included lookups." I understand the limit is 10, but it looks to me like I'm only using ...
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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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Problem with sub domain not being found a records have been created

I have hosting on hostinguk but I have setup a subdomain I have given it an A record for the domain which is https://api.roundtableweb.co.uk:444 But I am still getting a 404 not found I have setup ...
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How do I check that a domain is available without triggering a grabber?

A few days ago, I checked whether a domain was available by tying the name in the web browser. Also host returned not found 3(NXDOMAIN) When I tried again today, some domain grabber had snatched it. ...
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TXT vs SPF record for Google servers SPF record, either or both?

According to Google’s documentation, https://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=178723 It clearly says Create a TXT record containing this text: v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all ...
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.cf domains (Freenom) stopped working for half users

I have an issue that affects my websites which use .cf domains: Since three days ago, my website visitors started complaining that the websites don't load on their devices. After doing a survey, about ...
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Does number of nameservers affect seo?

My domain service provider requires at least 2 of nameservers (DNS), but I can provide 4 of them. Will that make any difference in SEO?
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Why won't my site load unless it's using www?

My website will only load into the webpage if I use "www.". I'm using * on the dns source (stands for @ on hostway), so shouldn't it redirect all requests to the webpage? Idk, I'm a beginner, just ...
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SPF Record for Google Domains Email Forwarding

I've got a domain setup with Google Domains. I'm using CloudFlare for the name servers and I have the correct MX records setup (https://support.google.com/domains/answer/9428703) to point back to ...
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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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Forwarding a subdomain to a Minecraft Server

I am trying to forward a subdomain to directly connect to a Minecraft server. The domain name is hosted at GoDaddy and the server requires the port at the end. These are the things I have tried so far:...
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Mailman AND external mail service

I have a virtual server (with a Plesk instance) and a domain, both from a hosting provider who also hosts an email service (on a central server) for the same domain (i.e. info@mydomain.example). I ...
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Goddady Domain delegated to wix: add subdomain to No-IP

I have purchased a domain in GoDaddy and delegated to my client's website created in Wix and is working OK. Now my client wants to add some subdomains that points to a local machine on his network ...
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Should I point my domain to Cloudflare? [closed]

I have a couple of simple websites and my setup has always been like this: Point my domain's registrar to my web hosting (via name servers) Point my web hosting to my email provider (via DNS records) ...
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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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How can a server tell what user was supplied for a domain like <user>@example.com?

Obviously with email protocols, the main way as far as I'm aware that addresses in the form @example.com are used, the protocol can simply provide the user part of that domain as part of the ...
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Can DNS point to specific port?

I got virtual machine on some server and my URL is something like this. 111.11.11.111:8002 Can I get DNS who will point to specific port ? One more thing. If I cant do that, can my virtual ...
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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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Troubleshooting Cloudflare 301 Redirects

My client has a URL they want to entirely redirect to another site (301 redirect). This domain is purchased and managed through GoDaddy (unfortunately). After setting up the redirect, I was getting ...
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How to host a single website on multiple servers?

I'm planning on releasing an iOS app that downloads video from my server. If hundreds of people on the launch day try to do this, then my website and the services that my server provides will clearly ...
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Heroku email server custom domain

I am hosting a webapp on heroku using the free plan. I have also bought a domain name from godaddy.com. My webapp and godaddy are linked through the cloudflare service in order to protect against DOS ...
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How to setup domain email for a site that uses Github Pages?

I've purchased a domain, built the site documentation in Jekyll but now I need email accounts for that domain I have forwarding to the Github Pages repo. Per research I did not see this question asked....
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Can’t access my website without adding http:// before domain

I forwarded my domain to my IP address using google domain. I can access my website using https://my.domain or https://www.my.domain but if I don’t add https:// to start the address like my.domain or ...
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Why is “googlehosted.com” in the DNS records for our website after signing up for DDOS protection?

Recently we had to get some DDOS protection for our website because of the large attacks we were seeing after getting a bit of popularity. We handed over our domain and hosting information to our ...
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CloudFlare switching between non-fully-qualified and fully-qualified domain names; is this normal?

Over the past day or so, I've started seeing CloudFlare randomly oscillating its DNS responses between the FQDNs and non-FQDNs for my domain, as follows: "Question": [ { "name": "...

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