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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Google DNS cannot ping my web server [closed]

I have manually set my local pc to run on DNS Server 8.8.8.8 (dns.google). I have gone into my godaddy account and pointed my a record to point to the external ip address of my server. And changed my ...
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Host files from one server to another subdomain

I recently signed up to a service which allowed me to replicate the contents of files in a subdomain on my server. So abc.myserver.com shows the same content as xyz.theirserver.com. All I had to do ...
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Want to point a domain to a host and already changed nameservers, what's next?

To be totally honest this is driving me mad because I know it's probably something simple. So I have my domain (elogee.com) registered at 1and1.com while my host is GoDaddy. Right, every article I've ...
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Using SRV records with a target domain that already has A records pointing elsewhere

First thing's first, I'm quite new to all of this stuff and will almost certainly use the wrong lingo here and there. I'm also not sure if I'm even in the right place to ask this. For both I apologise ...
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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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Can a top level domain provider close their business? [duplicate]

If I buy one of those weird top level domains, like example.pizza, or example.love, etc, I understand that there is a private company owning each of them, which save the records and redirect using ...
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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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WHM deleting reserved ip

When I check IP of my hosting it starts with 172(First image). When I want to change it, It looks 89(Second image). But when I want to see IP usages I cant see that domain in that list. So how can I ...
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TXT DNS record for static github site

Context I'm playing with basic hosting and DNS. I have a static page hosted at blackboxlogic.github.io which is referenced by a CNAME at alexhennings.dev which is the URL I want visitors to see. I ...
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Wildcard SSL issued by Plesk not working for subdomains hosted by a third party

I've got a Plesk setup which issues Letsencrypt certificates and hosts part of my client websites. When passing the _acme-challenge and receiving a wildcard certificate / installing said certificate ...
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Must a web domain and a hostname on a computer system which hosts the domain-associated-website always be identical?

Must a web domain and a hostname on a computer system which hosts the domain-associated-website always be identical? The only case I think in which it mustn't be the case is if on one computer system, ...
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Putting a Github Pages site onto a custom domain causes css to go missing?

I have a website for a education project. It lives at this github repo. I tested it at https://equalitytime.github.io/whitewaterwriters-site/ and it worked as expected, but then I changed it to a ...
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How can I route traffic between two hosting servers?

I have a web site. It is designed for two target groups of users: one from Eastern Europe, second - from USA. I also have two hosting accounts - one in USA and one in Europe. I'd like to route the ...
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After changing name servers, what is the max time a client can use old IP?

I just migrated a domain to a new server. The original authoritative name-servers had a TTL of 14400 seconds (corresponding to NS records within the zone file). The A record (pointing the domain to ...
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Best practice in IIS of redirect (wildcard) from one domain to another?

We are moving domains and servers. I have newdomain.com set up on new server (SSL). I want to shut off old domain. I will get old domain pointed to new server. Is it better in IIS to add the ...
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Show contents of third party page on subdomain without changing URL

I'm very inexperienced with DNS (forgive me for misusing terminology here) and am trying to configure a setup for a podcast I host. What I want is for https://feed.example.com to actually send users ...
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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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Using two domain names in a single folder

I have inherited an English/French static web site. The original developer created it so all the html files are in the root directory of the English domain and added "-fr" to the French file ...
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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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Do empty subdomains hurt a domain's reputation for email deliverability or SEO?

If a company has a lot of old DNS entries for subdomains that point either nowhere (CNAMES that no longer resolve to anywhere) or at servers that are no longer online does that hurt the main domain's ...
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Foreign domain points to server and sends spam

I do have a really weird one. I am running a webhosting server that is being blocked by certain providers that use Cloudmark. I contacted the customer support and they got back with an email header ...
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How do I use Google Domain to connect two different web services using a subdomain?

I apologize if this is the wrong place for this. I have an Adobe Portfolio site and use a Google Domain for it. Meaning my Adobe Portfolio's URL is "myname.com". I just got a website through ...
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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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When you forward a domain permanently via DNS does it keep the underlying URL?

I have dealt with using rewrites and rules to forward things in Apache or IIS. I am wondering if I have our current domain name test123.example forwarded to test678.example what will happen if ...
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Determining DKIM Selector and Key Values for my domain, hosted on 1&1 [closed]

I have a client that is with 1&1 (yeah, I know). He's asked me to set up SPF and DKIM records for his domain. I am not experienced with email configuration (I'm just a lowly web developer) but I ...
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How can a domain be showing as pendingDelete & redemptionPeriod, but not expire for another year?

I'm looking to buy a domain that's currently showing as pending delete, but also showing that it's in the redemption period. The strange thing is that it's showing the expiry date as next year, ...
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Configuring SMTP through Cloudflare

My domain registrar is Cloudflare and my site is hosted through A2 Hosting. My problem is that my email worked fine when A2 Hosting was my domain registrar and web host. Now, neither Thunderbird or ...
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Does having your domain and web host at the same company reduce DNS propagation times?

My domain is registered at HostGator (aka LaunchPad.com), and my web host is GoDaddy. During my set up at GoDaddy, it said that my domain wasn't hosted with them, and that it could slow DNS ...
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If ICANN only charges 18¢ per domain name, why am I paying $10?

ICANN charges 18¢ per domain name registered regardless of its extension, but I pay $10 for a domain name per year with my registrar. What do domain name registrars do for its customers to justify ...
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Redirect existing github pages site to custom domain without breaking links

I have my blog hosted at https://example.github.io and it's been around for a while - and search engines etc. have indexed the pages. I want to keep hosting the site on github pages (for now) but I ...
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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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Configure IIS to allow access to one site by IP address

I have IIS 10 set up with multiple sites, all working well. To troubleshoot some intranet DNS issues I was looking at trying to enable access to any one of the sites via IP address. I have done ...
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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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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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Trouble getting Google Domains subdomains to properly redirect to different ports

I recently registered a domain through Google Domains - www.2darkpark.net - and I'm having trouble trying to redirect subdomains to specific ports on the machine. Specifically, I want to have mc....
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Why letsencrypt certificate generation not done like domain verification done by GSuite?

I have used letsencrypt's certbot for creating certs for my domains. I have to download certbot and run in my machine and it gives a string to be placed in as dns record. I have to manually add the ...
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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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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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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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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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Colliding record error when connecting Google App Engine with my subdomain via A, AAAA, and CNAME records

Our website is hosted with loopia at example.com, but we also have a webapp running on Google App Engine which we would like to run on subdomain.example.com. We also have a couple of other subdomains ...
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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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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 do I redirect traffic only if being accessed from a specific port?

My website, https://coolkids.gq, has a Minecraft server hosted on it as well as a web server. It hosts both Bedrock and Java versions of Minecraft (unrelated) and I’ve figured out how to do the Java ...
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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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“A” type DNS Record Not Propagating

I have a domain name with some existing sub-domains that work. I mean I can ping them and access them via https protocol. Now I want to add another one and it does not propagate, meaning I cannot ping ...
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Transferred .com domain without first disabling DNSSEC - what can be done?

6 days ago, a .com domain was transferred to a new registrar, and the DNS servers changed. Only later did it transpire that the previous registrar had applied DNSSEC records. The domain is now not ...
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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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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 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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