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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can subdomains be hosted on a separate server?

Say there is a website, www.website1.example, that is hosted on a web server, web server A. Is it possible to have another website, www.something.website1.example on a different web server, web server ...
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IP ADDRESS request vs. DOMAIN NAME request?

Today I bought a shared hosting package. Then I added an index.html to it via FTP. When I enter my given IP address in Chrome, I'm always seeing Plesk's default page, instead of my index.html. But ...
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How to setup MX records for a static AWS S3 websites

Hi I've been trying to find an answer to this, but can't seem to. Basically I have a domain name (registered at Namecheap) that (CNAME) points to an AWS S3 bucket endpoint/url (i.e S3-hosted static-...
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Should I have the same DNS entries with my domain registrar and on the hosting server?

I'm migrating away from shared hosting and had a question about configuring my new set-up. I've transferred the domain to Google Domains. I'm using their name servers. And, I've moved the DNS records ...
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How to redirect from subdomain to another port without showing IP on browsers address bar?

I tried to add another service on the same server with different port, I found that in Cloudflare, we should use A record with page rules to redirect that subdomain to ip address with specific port. ...
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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 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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How to forward emails to my custom domain to my Gmail account?

I bought a domain without webspace and want to forward emails to that domain to my Gmail account. But I don't receive any emails which are send there, not even a return-to-sender-email. I also tried ...
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Can I use a third-party service to provide DNS for my site?

I'm setting up a new site, and my host uses a Cpanel alternative that only allows me to add A and CNAME records. I need to add TXT records as well, for SPF settings and such. I know I can do this ...
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Using Moss as a virtual sysadmin. Based on this image and text, is it creating DNS entries?

I've just set up a new site on a VPS using Moss as a virtual sysadmin. In Moss' control panel, I can see A and CNAME records. As an example, you can see them at the bottom of this image from their ...
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Is a CNAME from the domain apex to the www record the correct way to configure a site to use the WWW version?

Let's say I own example.com and want to use www.example.com as the default. I thought I could do this by using an A record to point the www version to the IP and using a CNAME record to point the ...
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Cloudflare DNS: How to 301 Redirect all traffic from Sub Domain to Main Domain with URL path?

I am using cloudflare to manage my domain, and I wanted to add a subdomain. I tried to do this: But it gives me an error. How would I add a subdomain like blog.example.com that sends to example.com/...
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Somebody else's domain name is pointing to my server IP address and Google is indexing my content on their domain

I am in the middle of updating to https. I changed our DNS A record to point to the new ip that was provided by the host on Oct 31st. Now when I google our company name, the first entry is our website ...
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methodology behind using cname to verify domain ownership for use with a host

Webhosting services, such as Squarespace, enable customers to connect their third-party-hosted domains to their site without transferring ownership or switching Nameservers. This is achieved by adding ...
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Would a preconnection of DNS, TCP and TLS stay open after being used?

Google Developers says that Google Chrome closes a preconnection established with HTML code such as <link rel="preconnect" href="https://example.com"> if the connection isn’t used within 10 ...
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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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Can dynamic DNS clients keep “URL Redirect Records” updated at Namecheap?

Can a URL Redirect Record at Namecheap be updated with a dynamic DNS client? I would like to serve a website on a non-standard port, and thus cannot use a type A record. I would like it to work as ...
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Redirect all subdomains from one domain, to the equivalent subdomain of another domain using DNS and nginx?

I have foo.example and bar.example. I want sub.foo.example to redirect (not be aliased with) sub.bar.example, same for asdf.foo.example and asdf.bar.example, etc, for all sub domains. I know I can ...
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What is the safest way to search for domain names availability?

I am victim of Domain name front running. I searched for domain names on some sites & I lost those names soon. Now, what is the safest way to search for availability of domain names ? Using ...
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can't transfer and register a Canceled+/Expired .Li domain (with incomplete WHOIS)

I contacted the registrant (I edited out his name out below) by finding his new email on the web, he emailed me that he don't own the domain anymore and sent photos he took of the paper forms he ...
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DNS A Record going back and forth, 48 hours after changing

I'm moving a website but keeping the email setting for now, so I changed the A Record on the current ISP to the new IP provided by the new ISP. And it has been more than 48 hours the domain is still ...
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Can I receive email for multiple domains using a single email server?

I have multiple domains in the form of abcd.com, abcd.it, abcd.eu, etc... My main mail server is set for abcd.com so all my emails are in the form of name@abcd.com Now I would like to know if I can ...
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Correctly set up DNS for sending email via Wordpress and SMTP

I've recently moved my website to a new server. I've changed the DNS record to use the new server for the website but, I'm still using the old one as a mail server. So, basically, the DNS is set up ...
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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 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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Verify SSL Cert with Bind

My company renew our wildcard SSL certification today through DigiCert and I am trying to validate ownership of the domain through DNS. We manage our own DNS server using BIND. I have added the ...
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Making a DNS setup for 20+ domains hosted on the same IP-address more manageable

We've got about 20 localised domains for just one website, all of them point to the same IP address The current setup is hosted with Google Cloud DNS and looks like this: example.de. A 1.2.3.4 www....
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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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What happens if two people at the same host claim ownership of a domain?

I have all my domains registered through company A and they are hosted through company B. I set my nameservers at company A to point to dns.companyB.com and everything works great. But couldn't ...
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Domain name only works with www. but not without the www

I have searched for this problem numerous times but I can't quite apply the solution to my problem. The usual solution I find is that I need to add an A-record to my dns, currently I only have a C-...
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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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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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Search Console unable to access website after DNS change

I recently switched hosting providers from Bluehost to Siteground and transferred and repointed my domain to Siteground. After this transfer, Google Search Console no longer works for me. When I enter ...
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Why don't CDNs reveal an IP to be used as an ANAME (alias)?

I've read through the docs on AWS CloudFront and CloudFlare CDN, and both of them appear to require either ownership (to be the registrar) of a domain, or at least to have their DNS pointed to as the ...
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How do I change NS records to my web host without breaking already set up email functionality with another host?

I bought 2 domains managed by Google Domains, the .CA and the .COM versions. Let's call them example.ca and example.com I purchased GSuite for business for this domain and created a personal email, ...

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