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How to forward emails to my custom domain to my Gmail account?

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. ...
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Difference between CNAME and SUBDOMAIN

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 ...
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Do I need a certificate to redirect via CNAME?

Neverever's answer is correct. You do need an SSL certificate. I wanted to add that it is because there is no such thing as a CNAME redirect. A CNAME is not a redirect. A CNAME instructs the ...
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Do I need a certificate to redirect via CNAME?

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 ...
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Understanding CNAME and NS in DNS

No, CNAME and NS are quite different. CNAME associates an alias with a canonical ("true") name. So in your example, dns.mysite.example would be an alias for canonical/true name mysite....
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Can a website have multiple CNAME?

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 ...
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I have a CNAME for www, how do I redirect root domain there?

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 ...
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How to update nameservers for my domain

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, ...
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CloudFlare DNS: How to setup a GitHub Repository to a custom sub domain?

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 ...
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Can I point a limited number of subdomains to a subdirectory using DNS?

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 ...
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Set up DNS name servers for WP Engine

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 ...
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How to forward emails to my custom domain to my Gmail account?

Simple solution: Use http://improvmx.com/ and then set your MX records and you are done.
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Do I set a DNS A Record for the new GitHub Pages to use their CDN?

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 ...
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Can a website have multiple CNAME?

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 ...
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Accidently changed CNAME entries for "autodiscover" and "_domainconnect", will that hurt my website?

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 ...
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Creating an A record and then a CNAME to point a subdomain to a different server gives an error message

A and CNAME both are types of DNS records, that can be applied to a domain name. But they are mutually exclusive:[1] A resolves a domain name query to an IP address, CNAME resolves it to an other ...
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Why is CNAME pointing to IP instead of URL?

Yes, this is the default behavior. The web server should be configured to serve from the correct document root when the request comes from a specific subdomain. For example, if you use apache, you ...
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Redirect for subdomain not working in GoDaddy. CNAME in place, but getting 404

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 ...
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How to set up wildcard subdomain CNAME records for a multi-tenant app?

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 (...
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"CNAME record already exists in the zone" when creating SPF txt records

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 ...
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How can I create a Google Site and use it with a Google Domain?

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. ...
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Firebase Custom Domain - add admin subdomain?

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 ...
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CNAME pointing towards a Heroku page isn't working

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 ...
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Our alias domains are showing up in the search results, how can we get it to show just our main domain?

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,...
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Will client sites on clientsite.mydomain.com affect SEO at www.mydomain.com?

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,...
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Heroku apps, DNS and MX records

Putting a CNAME record at the root of your domain breaks email. If you want email to work, you just can't do that. Heroku has instructions for this case. You need to use a DNS host that supports "...
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Does pointing a URL via CNAME to another domain redirect via endpoint?

A CNAME is not a redirect. When you use a CNAME, the traffic for both domains is sent to the same IP address. The behavior of the site that users see when you use a CNAME record is identical to ...
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CNAME works for nslookup but not curl

The greatest benefit I derive from StackExchange is that asking the question forces me to state the problem in detail. In this case, I through in the parenthetical “(Cloudfront)” solely for ...
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Do I need to change CNAME record for email redirecting?

You are both right and wrong. For email delivery to work, DNS wise all that is required is a valid MX record (but an A record would work absent an mx record). That only covers the MTA though. In ...
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Domain registrar that offers CNAME settings

Most of the domain registrars provide this feature. You can manage your DNS records without hosting it. There is no additional cost for it and it can be managed from the dashboard of the provider. ...
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