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I built a free, open-source, encrypted, and private solution at https://github.com/niftylettuce/forward-email. This service does not store logs, it is completely private and simply acts as a proxy. No email is ever stored on the server, it's all proxied in memory to the recipient's mail server (view the source on GitHub if you'd like to learn more about ...


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A CNAME is a type of DNS record, where a hostname points at another hostname. An A record is another type of DNS record, where a hostname points at an IP address. A subdomain is what you described as 'the left side of the domain', e.g. webmasters.stackexchange.com is a subdomain of stackexchange.com. The DNS setup for a subdomain could use either an A ...


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It will remain fr.somewhere.com unless you have rewrite conditions configured correctly: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} =fr.somewhere.com RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.somewhere.com/$1 [R=permanent,L] I have a cname record created for blog.legoservices.com which just points to tumblr, but all you see is blog.legoservices.com.


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Yes. In fact, you probably already have multiple CNAME records. (eg. you'll probably already have one for www.) However, you can't have the same name pointing to different canonical names (one to many) - if that is what you mean. hubspot and unbounce will need to have different source names. CNAME records are associated with the domain's DNS. Not the "...


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The DNS setup you configured basically tells users that the site secdom.com is hosted at maindom.com's IP address. Unless you tell the webserver on maindom to accept requests for secdom (by adding a VirtualHost for example), the maindom webserver isn't going to know how to serve up the content for secdom. If you know what web server you're running on ...


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I think there is a slight confusion with terminology here. A name server is what resolves a human friendly domain name into an IP address. A CNAME is a DNS record that basically points a domain name at another domain name. As the name servers for your domain are set to HostMonster, you will need to login and create a CNAME record (sometimes called a "...


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It sounds like you are trying to update your nameserver records through your DNS host. If you need to modify an A record or a CNAME record, you would want to do so through your DNS host. However, name server records are not modified with your DNS host. Cloudflare is asking to be your DNS host. You need to set the nameserver records through your domain ...


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Yes, you'll still need an SSL certificate for abc.example.com Due to the nature of CNAME redirection, when you type abc.example.com in the browser, the URL stays abc.example.com, and this is where you need the SSL certificate. SEO Tips You might want to use 301 redirects instead of CNAME redirect, this will pass on the ranking power/juice from abc.example....


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I have never tried to use a DN-Server for redirecting according to user location. Important questions to be asked: Do we talk about country-specific contents or language-specific contents? Do you have two different sites - and you want to redirect users, that access a computer on french territory and type "mysite.com" to "mysite.fr"? Or do we talk about ...


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Do I use a CNAME for www only then, with no A record at all? You would need to use a CNAME for the www.example.com subdomain, and an ALIAS record for your root domain example.com (aka., "apex domain"). As indicated in the help document you provided on Setting up a custom domain with Pages: Some DNS providers (like DNSimple) allow you to use an ALIAS ...


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According to https://help.github.com/articles/tips-for-configuring-an-a-record-with-your-dns-provider/#configuring-a-www-subdomain If you configure both an apex domain (e.g. example.com) and a matching www subdomain (e.g. www.example.com), GitHub's servers will automatically create redirects between the two. Here is my setup that seems to work correctly: ...


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Whoops - misread your original question - take 2: According to my co-worker Mike Price -you need to switch your nameservers to crazydomains default ones to change your A record and your A record should point to the IP in the WP Engine User Portal. Then add to domains page in the WP engine User Portal. Finally, Change home/site URL 2. Also, You can also ...


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Is it possible to change my DNS records (or otherwise) in such a way that a sub-domain subdomain.example.com will point to example.com/somepage. Not by changing DNS records. A records point to IP addresses. CNAME records point to another host. Neither can point to a URL or URI like: example.com/somepage. However, some DNS providers (like domain registrars) ...


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This can easily be done by adding a few settings to CloudFlare and then later GitHub. 7 Steps on adding a subdomain to CloudFlare Login to Cloudflare Use the drop-down menu in the upper left of your screen and click your domain that you want the redirect to take place on. Click the DNS icon at the top of the screen. Select CNAME using the drop-down options ...


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If you are in a shared hosting with a single directory, you can use mod_rewrite in .htaccess to redirect all the subdomains to the root. Adapted from: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5966827/redirecting-multiple-domains-urls-to-one-canonical-domain. RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^example\.com [NC] RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^blog\.example\....


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It doesn't change SEO whether you use A records or CNAME records at a DNS level. The signals that Google does use for its algorithm are either: User facing Indicators of web spam The technical details of your DNS setup are invisible to users and would not indicate to Google that a site is spamming their index. Duplicate content occurs when the same ...


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If you have a CNAME alias then you must not have other DNS records (e.g., NS) for that name - see rfc1912 - section 2.4. I guess that eNom interface just filters out this "CNAME for the whole domain". You must point your root domain name to IP addresses (or make the operator of .ac add a CNAME in their records - probably impossible). If you use Amazon ...


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No, CNAME and NS are quite different. CNAME associates an alias with a canonical ("true") name. So in your example, dns.mysite.com would be an alias for canonical/true name mysite.com, and all DNS queries for dns.mysite.com would be referred to (ie, retried with) mysite.com. NS records identify an authoritative name server for a domain (more correctly, a ...


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The problem here is that GoDaddy provides you a virtual host for DNS name mysubdomain2.mydomain2.com. When you try to enter the site with mysubdomain1.mydomain1.com, the browser first makes a DNS lookup for the domain name. The lookup results in CNAME record telling to look up IP address for mysubdomain2.mydomain2.com, and make the request there. The web ...


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Domain hosting has two parts: the DNS must point the domain to a server and the server must recognise the domain You should verify both. DNS points the domain to the right server: check using dig (or drill), nslookup or even simply ping or traceroute. All will take a domain name and let you know what the final resolved IP is. Check that it matches what ...


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Your SPF records should be on the root domain, not the www subdomain. So set the TXT record on example.com instead of www.example.com and that should give you what you need. From your screenshots it looks like you're trying to set up the www subdomain in Mailgun, which probably isn't what you want. Change to just the root domain there, otherwise you may be ...


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You need an A record for your domain root, pointing to the IP address of your server. Only once you have that in place (thus directing requests for example.com to your server) will your .htaccess rules take effect. Since your server does not have a static IP address, you will need to find out if your DNS provider supports ALIAS or ANAME records. These ...


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It seems like you did it backwards and missed a few steps. Here are the full instructions from start to finish. In Google Domains: Click My domains in the navbar and then click the domain name. Click the DNS tab . Scroll down to Custom resource records. Create a new CNAME record: Name: The subdomain you are directing to the site (do not enter "@"). Type: ...


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The mistake here is not understanding the what A and CNAME records support: A records will only support IP addresses. CNAME records will only support valid domains. Therefore using a full URL path within the CNAME Points to field is not correct, since a URL is not a domain. In this instance the correct setting is: subdomain.firebaseapp.com. DNS points ...


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You can't just set a CNAME and hope for the best when it comes to Heroku. You actually need to log into the Heroku admin panel and configure the CNAME record that you are creating so that Heroku knows what CNAME'ed domain maps to what app on the server.


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Yes, no and no. Yes, You can have plenty of unique cnames. E.g. www. and preview. of the domain example.com are allowed. You can have as many as you want, but: No, you can not have multiple CNAMEs with the same values. You can have www., www.preview. and preview. at the same time, but two times www. isnt not allowed, so: No, if you want IPv4 and IPv6 you ...


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Canonical Tag is only a suggestion to search engines. They may or may not follow it. Please correct me if I am incorrect, but I am assuming that your domain names are using different languages? If not, I'll scratch my response and start fresh. Keeping on with my assumption, in your situation, I believe you would be best served by utilizing your robots.txt ...


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You don’t need either of these resource records for your website to work correctly. You only need the autodiscover resource record if you’re using the email service provided by 1und1.de with your domain name. This is documented in their English language version at What is Autodiscover?. In my experience, autodiscover records are only used by MS Outlook to ...


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Will googling for "mydomain.com" also give results for "petterson.mycompanydomain.com"? (making my client an unnecessary competitor) Not after you set up a 301 redirect. If it's indexed right now, Google will eventually delete it. Will content on petterson.mydomain.com affect SEO for www.mydomain.com? (like if petterson is hacked and suddenly is a ...


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