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 use two domains, or a main domain / subdomain for my app?

I've purchases 2 domains for my site: mysite.app mysite.to I first thought to put everything related to marketing and blogging in mysite.to and the app itself (SPA / no SEO needed) to mysite.app ...
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How to transfer a domain from 101domain to another registrar?

A friend of mine bought a domain name on 101domains, and now wants to have his website hosted on my servers. I would like to have full control of the DNS records, and thus would like to change the NS ...
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CloudFlare DNS: Downtime failover host

My company uses CloudFlare for its DNS, but as our site is HTTPS-secured and we're on the free plan, we can't utilize CloudFlare's CDN services. Our host has fairly rare but not insignificant ...
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How to make DNS server propagate faster if you are a site owner?

It's often the case that I want to change name servers because my site is messed up. Well, it takes a very long time for the name server to propagate. Is there something in DNS, or registrar or ...
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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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how do I set up a cloudflare failover without having control of their DNS?

I'm trying to use Cloudflare's fail-over system, but I won't be able to transfer the domain's DNS to Cloudflare. The owner of the domain has offered to set up a CNAME but I don't know how that would ...
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Is there a minimal set of DNS records that serves as a standard for all websites?

Is there a minimal set of DNS records that serves as a standard for all websites to adhere to? Was there any attempt to create such a standard by an international Internet authority? By the way, this ...
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Alternative domain name and Google Search Console

I have a mydomain.com domain that I've been using for years. Recently I purchased mydomain.it on which I applied a 301 redirect (mydomain.it -> mydomain.com). Do I have to do something on Google ...
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Google Search Ranking and Switching to HTTPS

We have switched to an HTTPS site to replace the client's old site. The domain name is the same, but the majority of pages have different names and different URLs compared to the old site. Redirects ...
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What does it mean when the nameservers reported by whois do not match those reported by nslookup?

I am currently investigating moving some records to a new set of nameservers, and in doing the research to be prepared for it have come up against a confusing mismatch. A bit of background on the ...
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“The Plesk's name server acts as the primary name server for the DNS zone”. What does that mean?

One of my co-workers just got all confused and mixed up, because when he went to the DNS section of the plesk control panel (provided by our web host), it told him that "The Plesk's DNS server acts ...
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cPanel email not working

I have a domain registered with Dynadot, and hosting on GoDaddy. I'm using cloudflare as a CDN and I've added CNAME records for 'mail' and 'email' but emails aren't coming through to the addresses on ...
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Unable to receive email using Siteground and Heroku [closed]

I'm having trouble setting up my email account. Specifically, my email account can send emails but cannot receive emails. Here's the setup: I use Siteground for web hosting which includes my email ...
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Single SSL certificate for web and email

I would like to purchase a basic SSL certificate, which allows me to secure a single domain (as opposed to a wildcard certificate for multiple subdomains). I was going to apply this to mail.example....
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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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How do I point a domain registered with Dynadot to a subdirectory of my Godaddy Hosting? [duplicate]

I have a domain registered with Dynadot and I'd like to use my GoDaddy hosting to build the site to save having to pay out for more hosting. I'd need to set it up on a subdomain e.g. subdomain.example....
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Subdomain wildcard for development server under dev

I recently purchased a new domain i.e. mydomain.io which I'm planning to use for my brand new app. The app was designed to be multi-tenant meaning that each user account points to a different ...
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Can I use a reverse proxy service to route web requests to some other port than 80 on my home server to avoid breaking my ISP's ToS?

Is there a way to route all requests thru a proxy service, like Amazon Gateway, to specific ports on my home internet? This will increase security at my home and will allow me to operate with the ...
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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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Old site being loaded on mobiles when on 4G connections

Have deployed a new website for a client to my server a few months ago. The ip address propagated and the new site can be viewed on pc and mobile when on the wifi. When people are not on the wifi, i.e....
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Will a DNS record for the main domain impact my subdomain?

I want to move all content from the main domain to a subdomain. Then I will connect the main domain to webflow. To make it work I will have to change the DNS. Will the subdomain be affected by the ...
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How to use Cloudflare and Namecheap email forwarding at the same time?

I want to use Cloudflare, and it requires that I use their nameservers. The problem is that I'm using some features from Namecheap like email forwarding, which will be disabled (if I didn't get it ...
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Changing nameservers from Weebly to another provider for email, will it affect my site?

I have a Weebly site and I wan't a free custom domain email. There is an option of G Suite that's like $4/m but I found a Migadu which is free. The thing is that Migadu wants me to change the name ...
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MX records from second domain to point to first domain but email is not delivered like on first domain

I've set up an email service, for a domain, abc.com I have tested an confirmed. Using dig it returns abc.com. 299 IN MX 1 cencor. Now, I'm trying to run a second domain via the same service: def.com....
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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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PLESK and DNS nameservers

I'm a bit confused about the setup and would like to ask if somebody could clarify it. I have inherited domain with PLESK panel. These are my DNS ns records: Right on top of the screenshot I can see ...
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Is it true to say that an hosting provider's DNS server is what links the entire hosting environment to ICANN?

As of my understanding, after we register a domain as our property in ICANN via a local domain-register (authorized by a local internet society branch like ISOC UK for Great Britain), we need to point ...
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What should be 'Host' field while setting up CNAME record to point my domain name to free hosting

Let's say I have a domain name registered as www.example.com and I have hosted my site on a free hosting provider as https://mysite.hostingProvider.example. While setting up the CNAME Record ...
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Using multiple Nameservers to use different services

Well, my question is pretty simple, but I don't know what to do exactly because I don't know my possibilities. I bought a domain at name.com. This website also provides a DNS resolving service. I ...
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Verify a root domain on Google search consol (or webmaster central) when http url is already verified

I am having a few issues uploading my SSL certificate on Google Cloud. It says that "You are not an authorized owner of the domain for this certificate" while I have already validated the property ...
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If I specify a wildcard DNS entry, will it override any specific values?

I have cheese.mycompany.com - 1.1.1.1 I want to go *.mycompany.com = 1.1.1.2 without effecting cheese? Will this work, just having two seprate DNS entries?
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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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Should I use my domain registrar's nameserver or find an alternative?

I've recently been moving my client's sites as well as my own and my friends to a cloud server instance I've set up. I don't have a nameserver setup on my instance because I'm not sure how to deploy ...
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What is the easiest/recommended way to transfer all DNS settings from external NS servers to 1&1 NS servers?

I transferred several active domains to 1&1 (ionos.com) which are hosted on 3rd party servers. To make the transfer as smooth as possible I kept the original name severs for the transfer. Now I ...
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configure codeigniter website to open website on other hosting account

Suppose there is a website www.example.com with a web hosting account (Shared Hosting - Linux Server). There is another website www.example2.com with a web hosting account (Shared Hosting - Linux ...
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Will premium DNS speed up TLS/SSL?

I'm trialing out CloudFlare (which I only want for speed optimisation). I'm guessing I should wait a bit longer to test the true benefits, due to propagation. One thing I can't find out is if such ...
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Setting up an email box for newsletter to notify Amazon SES of delivery notification failures

I'm using two providers: regular hosting provider for my emails amazon SES for sending emails in bulk, like a newsletter What bothers me is that if I send a newsletter, the Delivery Status ...
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Multiple TXT DNS records for domain

Am I allowed to add multiple TXT records for a single domain? I've been asked to add a load of MS= records to domains, but some of the domains already have a TXT record. Can I just add a new TXT ...
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DNS MX Entry Problem - Wrong Mailserver is used

There is a clients domain, let's name it www.client-xyz.example, which was hosted with a web space package on a web host. I created a new homepage which is located on my server and I pointed the A-...
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Many DNS records after creating a subdomain in cPanel

I am new to cPanel but I think I understand the basics of DNS and DNS zones enough. When I add a new subdomain in cPanel, like sub.example.com, via the subdomain screen, the following records appear ...
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How to configure reverse DNS?

I got a static IP from my ISP and a domain from GoDaddy. I configured DNS in GoDaddy to point to my static IP. So the website works. However, when I tried to lookup reputation of the IP address, I ...
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List of reserved third-level DNS zones?

The DNS zone name _domainkeys is used for email authentication through TXT records. The zone names _tcp and _udp are used to advertise application availability through SRV records. Naturally, a ...
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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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Problem with DNS: getting my host's default page with an error message

I bought a new website, and the company gave me another free domain name, so when I asked for the second they created it and they told me to change the DNS to look like the first one. It's been a ...
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Dynamic Subdomains - Should I use DNS API or a wildcard CNAME record?

I want to provide new subdomains based on user request. I realized that there are two ways to do it: Using API of the DNS provider to register new CNAME records that point to pages within the website ...
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Correct MX Configuration for Cloudflare

I've always assumed that if I use an external nameserver (like Cloudflare) for a domain, then my local WHM nameserver is completely bypassed for that domain. Is this correct? I've always pointed MX ...
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Can the wildcard DNS record for 2nd level subdomains differ from the wildcard rule for 1st level subdomains?

We have an A record that points *.example.com to an IP address. Is there a way to prevent 2nd level subdomains (*.*.example.com) from being directed to that IP? Or direct them somewhere else?
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What does an asterisk/star in traceroute mean?

The below is a part of traceroute to my hosted server: 9 ae-2-2.ebr2.dallas1.level3.net (4.69.132.106) 19.433 ms 19.599 ms 19.275 ms 10 ae-72-72.csw2.dallas1.level3.net (4.69.151.141) 19.496 ...
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Forward naked domain with URL path for my Google Domain

I purchased a domain through Google Domains and I am hosting my app on Heroku. I would like users to be able to access my app through the naked domain, but Google Domains does not allow CNAME's to ...
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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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