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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WHM and Domain name provider custom name server setup

I have a domain address registered on Google. (For ex. www.examp.tld ) I have a Reseller Hosting on www.examp.tld. I have Dedicated IP address for my own WHM. What I want to do is set the custom name ...
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How to setup email if using a third party hosting and the site is hosted on Netlify?

Been researching the site for this but not seeing it and I've ran through: How to setup MX records on a shared application serving multiple domains? How to setup MX records for a static AWS S3 ...
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Is it true to say that the terms DNS server and Nameserver are generally synonymous?

Is it true to say that the terms DNS server and Nameserver are generally synonymous? I don't think that in 100% of the cases when someone says a "DNS server" they necessarily mean to a name(...
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How come, when utilizing a CDN, some hosting providers require to point nameservers to those of the CDN and some don't?

When I had an IaaS modeled hosting environment I wanted to utilize a CDN (CloudFlare) and I was required by the hosting company staff to point the name servers in my domain registrar to those of ...
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Where to get name servers' addresses?

I bought hosting and a domain from the hosting company and they messaged me asking for "name servers for them to point to". I am new to all this DNS stuff and don't really know where to get ...
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DNS, Nameserver(s), Virtualmin/Webmin Configuration with GoDaddy

I'm in the process of migrating all of my websites and DNS to my own local webserver. I've opted to use Webmin/Virtualmin after trying out all the various Open Source options. I'm having some trouble ...
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Web Site pings different ip address if I ping from server or local machine

I have a web app hosted on a server that was recently moved to a new location and has a new ip address associated with it. I am not well versed in networking or server administration so any help is ...
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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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How to change the WHM/cPanel account setting for “Use the nameservers specified at the Domain’s Registrar” after a cPanel account is created?

I created a cPanel account through WHM, and I think I forgot to select the option "Use the nameservers specified at the Domain’s Registrar". How can I change that option to start using ...
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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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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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How to add a second hosted domain in place of a currently hosted subdomain on Bluehost?

I have two domains, dom0.example and dom1.example. The nameservers of dom0.example are set to my webhosting on Bluehost. Now I have a second website under sub.dom0.example. I want dom1.example to ...
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Does number of nameservers affect seo?

My domain service provider requires at least 2 of nameservers (DNS), but I can provide 4 of them. Will that make any difference in SEO?
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...