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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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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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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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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Do you have to use same dns server for a sub domain as its parent domain

I have a a domain jthink.net that runs on a dedicated server, and the provider of the server also provides a dnsserver that is used by jthink.net, this is accessed via webmin and is called Bind DNS, ...
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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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How to host sub domain on a different server?

Web hosting scenario of landing page (foobar.com) built in Jekyll and hosted on Cloudcanyon. Need a sub domain (chat.foobar.com) for a chatroom to go to a different server like Heroku to run the ...
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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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How do shared hosting providers know you own a domain when you point the DNS to their server?

I recently set a server up on Digital Ocean. The process of pointing the domain to Digital Ocean name servers was as easy as updating them on the registrar's website, and just adding them to my server....
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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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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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How to point a domain to another subdomain?

I'm really a newbie about this issues so excuse me if this is a rather dumb question, I'm trying to point a domain a client of mine bought to a sub-domain of mine, they're both from different ...
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How do I create name servers for my VPS package?

I have recently signed up for a knownhost VPS package. My account has been set up on their end. They want me to create ns1.outsourcingnepal.com and ns2.outsourcingnepal.com in my registrar and point ...
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How can I connect a site on Namecheap to a domain on Wix?

I bought a domain and hosted a site with Wix. Recently, I needed a custom site for which I bought a hosting from Namecheap and uploaded the site files to namecheap server. But Wix wont allow me to ...
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How can I save over or remove default GoDaddy name servers?

Why the default name servers (domaincontrol.com) do not go away with GoDaddy and there seems to be no visible options to edit or remove.
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Can I create/host my own .com/.net domain name at home?

Okay, I'm thinking about hosting my own DNS/Domain name at home for a minecraft server I'm making for a professional IP address (like myservername.example). To my understanding, this is possible? If I ...
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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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Long propagation times after transferring a domain name and changing the NS records without disabling DNSSEC

I recently made the mistake of transferring a domain to a new registrar and changing name servers without disabling DNSSEC at the old registrar and have seen rather lengthy propagation times as a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What nameservers should I use for GitHub Pages when using a custom domain?

I am using a custom domain for a GitHub Pages site. They said to set CNAME or A record. But what nameservers should I use? What is the default, or should I leave it blank?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Which is better between changing Nameservers and changing DNS “A” Records?

I have my hosting on Godaddy and domain on another server. So I was thinking which would be a better option to point the domain to Godaddy hosting Change the name server to that of godaddy. Change ...
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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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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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.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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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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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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Point domain to new host - changed nameservers, now what?

This is driving me nuts, because I know I'm missing something simple. I've read numerous articles/posts about how to point (not transfer) your domain to a new web host. They all say to change the name ...
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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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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 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 ...