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Questions tagged [nameserver]

A nameserver is a specific server that is able to use the DNS (Domain Name System) protocol to answer queries about hostnames to reply back with IP addresses, among other mappings.

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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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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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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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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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WHM/Cpanel Why Name Servers Not Resonding To Their Own Records?

I registered glue record of new name servers for my domain.com, and added those in Name Server options in Basic WHM Setup, and configured address records as well, as shown in screenshots. But when I ...
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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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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 redirect domain names which use my custom name servers?

My web hosting service allows setting custom name servers. For example, if my website is http://www.example.com/, I can set custom name servers ns1.example.com and ns2.example.com. When other domain ...
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Move site to new DNS and web host with lowest downtime

Disclaimer: I have read too many questions which appear same. However, my exact use case couldn't be found. Scenario: Domain bought on GoDaddy Current nameservers are AWS R53 All R53 records work ...
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Is it necessary to edit DNS settings at registrar when using CloudFlare?

I need to point a subdomain to a different web hosting service. The domain is registered with my registrar, the DNS is managed by CloudFlare, and the hosting is managed by a third party hosting ...
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VPS with single IP and nginx reverse proxy

I have a VPS with a single IP assigned to it. I am going to set up an nginx reverse proxy to hopefully serve a number of websites from the same server. As far as I understand, I can have various ...
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set the nameserver of my hosting on the settings of my domain

I have a problem with the setup of my domain, to be able to use it with the nameservers of my host. immediately after confirming the settings the site of my domain (register.it), warned me to wait 24 /...
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What DNS records do I need to update to change email hosting but keep the website hosted as is?

A friend's domain is registered with 123reg. The nameservers point to Host A, who currently host the website and provide Exchange email. He would like me to keep the website with Host A, but change ...
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Buyer wants to rent my domain - risk of 301 redirects and other issues?

I have a domain that has some value. It used to be a big site with a lot of backlinks and SEO ranking history. I tried selling the domain, but a buyer doesn't want to pay the asking price. He instead ...
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CDN setup without nameserver AND cname manipulation

Is it possible? Does somebody know, how is it technically possible to setup a CDN without nameserver and cname manipulation?
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Binding a domain to a webhost

I've bought a domain name from GoDaddy and I decided to host it on Ali Baba Cloud. I am abit new to that stuff so I'm wondering, what do I need to change beside the name servers? Any record I need to ...
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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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How to use a domain on cPanel without pointing name servers

Until today, I thought that we should point the name servers to hosting company to set add-on domain, sub domains, etc. But, I read this article from inmotion hosting. You can find following ...
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Becoming a web host as an experiment, can anyone explain to me the name server concept? [closed]

I understand everything from nginx virtual hosts to php-fpm user isolation to ssl certs to generating user sub-domains. My question relates to when a user wants to use his own domain he brought from ...
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Is Cloudflare's auto-minify feature compatible with Railgun?

I have burned the last two days wondering why the minification from Cloudflare doesn't work and what is happening. First I thought it was related to caching. Then it got me by reading something ...
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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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How to use CloudFlare and web host at same time?

I'm trying to set up a (.tk) website for a school project using 000WebHost, but at the same time I want to integrate CloudFlare DDoS protection into my website as well. The two ways to hook up a ...
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What is the recommend procedure for changing nameservers with DNSSEC enabled?

Do I need to disable the DNSSEC DS record and DNSSEC, let that propagate, and then change nameservers only after that has well propagated?
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Can changing from public nameservers to running your own harm Google rankings?

I'm currently on SiteGround, which means I'm on their public nameservers. I wanted a unique private nameservers so I created a NS records in the DNS zone, And forwarded my domain to it. Here's ...
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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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How to setup nameservers at Freenom [closed]

I've been trying to set up a DNS at Freenom for my home server, but every time I change the nameservers it says: Invalid nameserver given The nameservers in my Ubuntu server (/etc/resolv.conf) are:...
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Change Nameservers on a domain that I don't control

I'm working for a client that's in a bit of a pickle. Their domain is hosted through Nearly Free Speech by a webmaster who has fallen off the face of the earth. The domain is pointed from Nearly ...
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Web hosting inventory listing [closed]

I need an efficient way to manage our massive inventory of clients and domain names. We must be able to organize where the domain is registered, what are the nameservers, which mail service it uses (...
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Why is my GoDaddy Nameservers (NH) field empty?

I chose GoDaddy to host my website and I need to change the nameservers at Google Domains. GoDaddy's official guide says to follow these steps to find out your nameservers when your site is hosted by ...
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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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Missing name servers reported by parent [closed]

I'm changing servers and using private/custom nameservers. I've set up those I think it is using glue records (so assigning an ip address to a custom ns). It's been over 24 hours. When I run it ...
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Propagation of NS records specified in Cloudflare

I own a domain, example.com. At my registrar, the NS records of my domain point to xxx.ns.cloudflare.com and yyy.ns.cloudflare.com. Now I would suppose that when I add NS records on Cloudflare (in the ...
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Custom domain GitHub and HostGator

I've read all about my theme but just can't get trough! So, I have a website on GitHub and it is published as https://namesecondname.github.io/repositoryname/. and I bought a domain on HostGator. I'...
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Trying to understand white label nameserver aws route53

I'm having a problem understanding how "white label" nameservers might work, at Amazon Route53. Here is what I have: Domain destination.com is hosted at hosty.com and registrar has ns1.hosty.com and ...
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Changing nameservers in WHM

So I have a WHM that was configured to have the following NS. ns1.domain-old.com ns2.domain-old.com However the domain-old.com domain got expired and is already in the open market. Therefore I asked ...
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How to access addon domain on cPanel hosting via URL when the root hosting domain is hosted on another host

I've GoDaddy cPanel hosting account. The main domain is registered with GoDaddy and I've cPanel hosting. Main domain is hosted on other host and using other host's nameserver. I'm trying to add addon ...
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Can I use different nameservers for different subdomains?

Suppose I have example.com and the nameserver I'm using is the one from the hosting server where I'm hosting the main site, say mainhosting.com. Now suppose I add a new subdomain e.g. bla.example.com ...
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DNS resolves my hostname to 2 different IP's back and forth within minutes

We recently switched webhosts from Databse Mart to Liquid Web. This weekend we updated the name servers with our registrar and about 48 hours later, we saw our new site on insidestl.com. Now, a day ...
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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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What is the latency for DNS / A records

I recently registered a domain with MyDomain and set the name servers to: ns1.example.com ns2.example.com I set the relevant A records to the IP address of the hosting account. It had a parking page ...
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Why is my Blogger subdomain appearing in URLs on my page instead of my custom domain?

Recently I bought a new domain (example.com) and pointed it to my blogger account. My domain is working well. But the problem is my sitemap contains the http://subdomain.blogspot.com which is the ...
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Setting up another server at another address

Im not really that knowledgeable in servers and set-ups, but have my own dedicated server that runs my business website. Currently both name servers of my domain are the same server, which I intent ...
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Visiting website without nameservers

Context I am migrating a WordPress website from a Plesk server to a cPanel server. Before I change the nameservers to point to the new website, I would like to test that everything is ok (e.g., ...
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Can Domain Registrars restrict changes to nameservers?

A client of mine registered a .com.tw domain from a registrar in his country and he said that due to the restrictions of the telecommunication company there, they are not allowed to change nameservers....
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I Want to use Different Hosting for my Main Website & its Related Subdomains

I just want to know. I have registered a domain on Bigrock.com and I want to host its primary domain website on Cloudways servers & its all Subdomains on Godaddy. Something like this. www....
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When are multiple nameservers used?

Inspired by this question: Using two separate DNS servers on the same domain When you have multiple nameservers that resolve your domain, when is e.g. the ns2 used? Only when ns1 is offline?
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Why does deleting host account solve the #0088 error?

To change the host, I switch my nameserver to default in my registrar. However, the new host keeps saying that my domain is hosted on other host and refuses to continue. I have also looked for my ...
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How do I set up Private Name severs at names.co.uk - Glue Record Errors

Missing Glue Record Hi there. I am trying to point my domain registered at names.co.uk to my private nameservers. However the process fails with a message from names.co.uk telling me "Required ...
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How to update nameservers for my domain

I've registered for a CloudFlare CDN and enabled it for my domain. Now CloudFlare asks me to use two specific nameservers that they assigned to my domain, e.g. nameserver-address-1.com nameserver-...