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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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-...
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Do I need to redirect my “A” DNS too?

I'm trying to redirect my GoDaddy's domain to another hosting. I have added the name servers, but the hosting website says "You can also point your domain ("A" DNS record) to this IP: [ip here]". ...
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Subdomains are the nameservers of the domain itself

As I have had some research, it is a bit hard for domain distributors to set the nameservers to subdomains of the same domain, for example: Domain: example.com Nameserver 1: ns1.example.com ...
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Private Nameservers and DNS for 2 dedicated servers

We just recently rent our second dedicated server with WHM from our hosting provider. But we have issues with the DNS and would like some input to find the solution. The first server have its ...
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Nameserver changes and Tumblr custom URL's

I'm hoping I can get some help on some trouble I'm having with using a custom url for my tumblr blog. To begin with I'll give a background to my setup for my site - I'm using GoDaddy for as my ...
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How To Upload Files To Server Without Domain Pointing To Nameserver

I am planning on migrating my website from one server to another. Since this website is for my business, I don't want there to be a time frame where customers will land on an empty page. I tried ...
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Should I sub-domain my VPS name servers?

While trying to setup up my VPS, I came across the name server settings. Most of what I found online were regarding how to setup name servers, which advised something like ns1.mydomain.com and then ...
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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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Set up DNS name servers for WP Engine

I have set up my blog on WP Engine, and have been given a CNAME. My domain name is registered with CrazyDomains, and currently the name servers are pointing to Linode servers (where the blog was ...
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Website looks different on my connection compared to others

Ok, so this is quite a strange thing, the godaddy guy had no clue what I was talking about. Yesterday I bought a domain and set the nameservers to a webhost, my website was working, I then switched ...
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CloudFlare's cPanel plugin assigned new name servers for my domain - how do I make them use the old ones?

I deleted my domain in CloudFlare and recreated it using the CloudFlare plugin in cPanel, but CloudFlare gave me new nameservers that I should assign to my domain. The problem is that my registrar has ...
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Where can I get a list of DNS entries for a domain name? [closed]

What is a site that I can go to get a list of all the DNS entries for a specific domain name? Say I wanted to see what the MX, NS, and whatever else is associated to the domain name?
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Does a Name Server change on a domain also affect Name Servers of sub-domains of that domain?

We've got a web application product whose home page is at, for example, abcd.com One of our clients is running the web application on a sub domain. E.g. customer.abcd.com Both domains are currently ...
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Pointing domain to VPS webserver

I am hosting a webserver using IIS on my VPS and I have a domain through godaddy, how would I go about forward my domain to the webserver without mirroring the site using A records.
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What should I do after changing DNS records and my site is not resolving?

My domain is not resolving after updating its DNS records 10 hours ago. I bought the domain from GoDaddy and hosted it on a different server. They guided me to alter two domain entries: the first is ...
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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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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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Trying to resolve my DNS records to use mandrill

I've got myself confused over DNS records and need to understand what I need to do first for my situation. My domain name is hosted by one provider. The nameservers are currently pointing to the ...
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Add custom Nameservers for Subdomains

Is it possible to add custom Nameserver for my Subdomains? For example: My main domain example.com uses MX record from Gmail. Then my subdomain subdomain.example.com needs to use MX record from ...
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Question about name server propagation

I just did an overhaul of my company's website and changed the hosting provider, and it's probably been about 36-48 hours since I changed the pointers at my registrar to the new name servers. I have ...
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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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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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Does the DNS lookup result mean that my nameserver is pointed nowhere?

I changed my domain's nameservers, but I don't think the change was processed correctly. Can anyone help me understand the result below "AFTER"? In my registrant's control panel, I change the name ...
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Use same hosting and same website for a new domain I purchased without redirecting to it

I have a somedomainname.in domain with hosting from some ABC provider. The site is up and running. I recently bought its .com i.e somedomainname.com from a seller on GoDaddy, I want to use the same ...
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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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Can changing nameservers while keeping the same host impact SEO for websites?

I host several Italian sites in a Virtual Private Server (VPS) located in Italy. At the moment, most of the domains are registered by the same provider, so all the nameservers are located in Italy too....
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I'm receiving this error when I point my domain names to a new VPS host: “You must enter a registered nameserver”

Why am I getting this error message when I point my domain names from my old host to a new VPS host: knowing that My dns is already registered in my new VPS host!
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What's the purpose of unique webserver names?

Previously I would set the name servers of a domain to what the hosting company told me (e.g. ns1.hostingcompany.com). I've now started buying domains from a company that lets you make your own ...
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SEO Effects on sharing one nameserver for multiple websites on shared ips

We have a dedicated server and 5 shared IPs, and we are running around 20 websites on each shared IP. Our websites nature of business is same but each website belong to different country, For e.g., we ...
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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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Domain registrar saying they cannot add TXT record

I have been adding SPF records to the sites I host on my VPS. I create the record in each accounts CPanel, then add it as a TXT records in that account's related DNS registrars control panel. ...
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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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Nameservers and migrating a VPS

I am primarily a front end developer who has been tasked with upgrading my companies VPS. As far as I understand, this is just the process of obtaining a new VPS with WHM/CPanel and then migrating ...
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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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Glue Records creation

I need some information on the following issue, as I would like to have it clear on my mind. I have a VPS server. All my sites hosted on this VPS are using as NameServer .gr domain, like ns1....
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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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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 to dynamically change the host URL? [duplicate]

I have two websites, say a.com and b.com. a.com is on a paid hosting service, and b.com is on 000Webhost. 000Webhost crashes sometimes, and my site b.com becomes unreachable. So is there any way ...
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How should I name my DNS server?

Are there any conventions or guidelines I should use to name my DNS server? Does it really matter? On the site I'm using to obtain the domain I desire it has two options: Set up DNS and name ...
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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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Using Google apps / eNom domain change webhosts without breaking email?

I'm taking over a site for a client who initially purchased their domain name from Google Apps / eNom, they're using google apps mail but the site itself is hosted on earthlink. I've built the new ...