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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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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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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Why do I need at least two nameservers?

I own several domains, all hosted with Northhosts, but however I register my domains at GoDaddy (since they're cheaper). When I receive my 'New Account Information' email from Northosts, they always ...
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How does DNS detect changes in nameserver IP address? [closed]

Suppose I have a domain such as example.com and I configure the domain's primary and secondary nameserver to be ns1.example2.com and ns2.example2.com. Questions: Does the IP address of the ...
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How long does propagation of newly registered private name servers typically take?

I have an account with Hostgator, and have registered private name servers (ns1.mydomain.com and ns2.mydomain.com). How long should I expect to wait for those changes to take place? Should my ...
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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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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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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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Using one IP for Nameserver like NS1 and NS2

Please I like to know why I can't use my one IP on my nameserver like: ns1.mydomain.com = 67.111.78.12 ns2.mydomain.com = (but the IP could be assigned here)
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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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Nameserver problem

I recently bought a new VPS, and I was trying to set private nameservers in my domain cPanel. I went ahead and added 4 A records: ns1.mydomain.com - points to my IP ns2.mydomain.com - points to my ...
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Nameservers and DNS - Appropriate Steps to Move to A VPS?

I bought a VPS and I am trying to transfer my domain over to the new server, I took two steps so far, but I don't think I did it quite right as its been 24 hours and most all DNS check sites still ...
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Are webhosts that require NS instead of a CNAME common?

I've just signed up with a webhost (which I prefer not to name) and I'm reasonably happy with it. The only nit was when I was ready to put a site online and I asked the support line to what name I ...
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Name Server / DNS Lookup

What is the difference between a name server lookup and a DNS lookup?
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Setting up VPS: How to configure name servers

So I got a VPS set up (LAMP) and have transfered a couple of sites over. Now I want to point my domain names from the old host to the new VPS host, which does not have any name servers yet. On my ...
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Which comes first DNS or name servers?

Which comes first? DNS or nameservers? Its just I'm editing a domain and want to point it to different hosting servers. Now, normally I'd just set the nameservers to the new hosting nameservers, but ...
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How do I tell who manages the domain when registrar = registrant

I am trying to track down the owner and/or domain host with a view to buying a specific domain. Fairly standard BUT, the registrant name is a person and they are also the registrar. No email details ...
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Can I have a backup name server?

Is it possible to have a third backup name server in case the first two fail? Recently I had a site go down for about an hour when a CloudFlare datacenter went down. We have the option of setting a ...
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Can I have a webhost with one company and an E-Mail host with another? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I leave mail at the registrar while serving the web from host? I was wondering if it was possible to use one company (and respective name servers) for email hosting, ...
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Redirecting domain from one web host to another

First time I've ever had to redirect a domain from one web host to another. I'm not moving the domain registration as the domain is due to be renewed soon so don't want to risk any complications. I'...
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DNS taking weeks to propagate just in my area

It has been over two weeks since I changed over my DNS information on my new host. I still have my old hosting account setup through HostGator and it is still using the HostGator nameservers in my ...
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Two name servers?

I was told by my domain registrar that they require two name servers per domain name. I want to host my own DNS (to try it out, this isn't an important website) on my own server. I only really need ...
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What are the disadvantages of having a domain name with special characters?

What are the disadvantages of owning a domain name that contain special characters? Some special characters are, for example: áéíóú, àèìòù, äëïöü, etc. These characters open the possibility of ...
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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 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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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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How to set/show nameservers as the domain name is

Assume, www.superexample.com is my domain name and ns1.somehosting.com is my nameserver. What I want is to show/set my nameservers as superexample.com or ns1.superexample.com. How? Please,don't say it'...
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Changing nameserver on registar

Im changing the nameserver some domains that I have registered on register365, they allow a user to enter two nameservers and a tertiary nameserver. The new nameservers I am using are AWS which has ...
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Migrate add-on domain olddomain.com to newdomain.com

I have 2 domains that are registered at GoDaddy : domaina.com (not hosted, only domain name is registered to GD) domainb.com (hosted at a different webhost, domain name registered to GD) domainb.com ...
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OS X Server DNS management

I have an OS X 10.6 Server running, which has PHP, Apache, MySQL, and DNS running on it. I want to take the DNS management out of the Server Admin App. I know that the DNS configuration files (the ...
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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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DNS errors in Google Webmaster Tools

I've been trying to get rid of this DNS error for about a week now but I can't seem to wrap my head around it. The website is herbelixirs.com. The Google Webmaster Tools screen shot is below. The ...
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Set nameserver in WHM with VPS that has no domain name?

I have a new VPS I want to use to manage sites on. I need to set up nameservers so that I can point the domain names to the new servers. I know nameservers usually look like ns1.example.com where ...
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Domains with no name servers?

I have a few ccTLDs (.my) domains and I've just realised that there is no name servers for them at all. I wonder how that is even possible? Did the vendor whom I bought the domains from do something ...
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How to manage DNS from multiple registrars in one place?

I have domains from different providers (GoDaddy, domaindotcom, namesilo, namecheap, etc) is there any way to manage DNS from one panel? Sometimes when move to a new hosting server, we need to change ...
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I want to host clients' websites, but not their email. What's the easiest way to handle this? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I leave mail at the registrar while serving the web from host? My company lets non-technical users build their own niche industry websites on our server, which we host. ...
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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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DNS NAmeserver Aname and cname records [closed]

I am inexperienced in the configuration of DNS and have an issue with dominan hosting set up. I have two domains 'www.mydomain1.com' and 'www.mydomain2.com', with mydomain2 pointed at the same place ...
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Where can I find the most up-to-date information on my domain's name servers?

I just switched registrars for a bunch of domains and the new registrar didn't copy over my existing name servers. Now all my pages appear as "parked" domains when you visit them. I've gone in and ...
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What's the difference between my nameserver and CNAME settings?

I have purchased a domain name(mxsoup.net) through GoDaddy, and it is just parked. In order to set up my custom URL for my SourceAudio site, they give me the following instructions: In order to ...
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Confirm that a dns zone is served by a nameserver

We currently have a domain which has custom nameservers. Our host has their own nameservers. I'd like to switch our domain to use our host's nameservers for a while. Our host tells me that their ...
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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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DNS problem, old dns servers are not going away

I have a website, and I changed the nameservers of the domain of my site, now people see it with my new nameservers however I still see the oldnameservers (Which are sedo's nameservers). I tried ...
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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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Domain Name Not resolving with webhost nameservers and without www

Searched all over and tried playing with httpd.conf , nothing works. The domain name can be resolved with www.domain.com but without www its does not resolve. Advice for A Records does not work. I ...
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Should I use the domain registrar or the web hosting name servers?

Let's say that I have the following website example.com, the domain registrar is provided by one company and the website hosting is provided by another. do I use the registrar name servers e.g ns....
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Whois and server host information privacy

I have a domain that is privately registered, so if you run a whois, you will just the domain registrars name. And below are two questions: Since i am using private registration, is there a way ...
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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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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 ...