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Can I use different nameservers for different subdomains?

Yes, You can. you will have to add the NS records for the subdomain in the DNS Manager for your TLD (Top Level Domain). For Example: In DNS Manager for TLD add NS records Like. bla.example.com. ...
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What is the maximum practical TTL

TL;DR Maximum value is 2147483647 (seconds), which is around 68 years. TTL is defined in RFC 1034 as: " This field is a 32 bit integer in units of seconds, an is primarily used by resolvers when ...
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How the name server is resolved if its from the same domain?

Your understanding is correct on the whole (as a minor point of clarification, it's not your computer that will recursively resolve DNS records, it's typically your ISP.) The "missing piece" ...
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When buying a domain what are the differences between nameservers (NS records) and other DNS servers?

The answers so far write about name servers and DNS as though they were two different things. They aren't. A DNS server is a name server. There are other name services, e.g. Corba's COSNaming, the RPC ...
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When buying a domain what are the differences between nameservers (NS records) and other DNS servers?

I think in order to clarify what is going on it helps to have an overview. The first thing to keep in mind is the internet runs on IP addresses, but people would rather remember words (domains) than ...
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When buying a domain what are the differences between nameservers (NS records) and other DNS servers?

In simple terms: The nameserver tells the internet where the DNS records are located e.g. ns1.example.com and ns2.example.com Then the DNS at example.com tells the internet where to find different ...
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How does smart DNS proxy work?

When you use a smart DNS, this is what happens. Let's suppose that you are in UK but want to access a blocked site example.com in US (whose ip address is x.x.x.x). You query the smart DNS asking to ...
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Can I create/host my own .com/.net domain name at home?

Host a DNS server at home, set it up so the domain points to your static IP. Maybe use https://www.virtualmin.com/ for this, makes life much easier. Register a .com domain (this will cost you $, see ...
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Setup DNS record with mail and web server on different IP but with the same domain

By design of the DNS, the "target" of an MX record can only be an hostname, not an IP address. Just put the A record for example.com to the IP of the website, do an MX record to mail.example....
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Buy domain without static, public IP address

I'm not sure that you can do this for the apex (bare) domain (unless your DNS provider specifically supports this), however, you could create a CNAME record for a subdomain that points to your DynDNS ...
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When buying a domain what are the differences between nameservers (NS records) and other DNS servers?

The short answer is that a DNS and NS (name server) is the more or less the same thing but not really. The term Name Server refers to a role that a DNS server fulfills. A DNS server is a form of ...
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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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Can I create/host my own .com/.net domain name at home?

It's perfectly possible to host a website using your own 'infrastructure'. If you want a .com domain name, you will need to register it, and that's not going to be free. (10 to 15€ a year)
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How the name server is resolved if its from the same domain?

That is achieved through what it's called a "glue record". The DNS server has both the NS and the corresponding A (and/or AAAA for IPv6) records for the NS entries and serve them "glued&...
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DNS changes on cloudflare to verify domain for SSL not reflecting

I just found solution to my problem, if you add CNAME record to cloudflare and its Proxied then it will show as A record when you check propagation on dnschecker.org in order for it to work as CNAME ...
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Manage multiple subdomain on a different nameserver?

I figured it out, all you have to do is add records like these on your TLD, as the original question suggested: internal.example.com. 1799 IN NS ns1.second-nameserver.org. internal.example.com. ...
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When buying a domain what are the differences between nameservers (NS records) and other DNS servers?

To follow from start to finish, if I wanted to add an MX record to my DNS for clients to send e-mail to me: I use a web interface or contact my Nameserver provider to change my records. Domain Name ...
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Buy domain without static, public IP address

There are other services besides DynDNS that will host your DNS and "point" it to your dynamic IP address. (Example: EntryDNS) In other words, you can point "example.com" to your dynamic IP address ...
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PostmarkApp inbound domain creation for MX record redirection

You need to add the MX record to your domain first - go to your domain's DNS records (wherever these are managed), and add an MX record for your subdomain to point its mail to inbound.postmarkapp.com ...
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Create a domain without buying it?

You can install and configure any server, production or development, with any kind of domain name you like, existing or not, in real or fictional TLD, without having to pay for anything. But no ...
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Safely turning off CloudFlare?

Turning off Cloudflare should not cause any trouble. Cloudflare has a TTL of 5 minutes on its nameserver records, so within 5 minutes of gray-clouding a domain the domain records will be updated so ...
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When buying a domain what are the differences between nameservers (NS records) and other DNS servers?

What are Nameservers? In the context of managing your domain(s), Nameservers are authoritative DNS name servers for your domain (e.g. coolsite.com). They have NS records. Practically speaking, they ...
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How do DNS servers get added to the DNS tree?

Your understanding is flawed, and indeed there are 2 different scenarios that need to be discussed. Broadly speaking there are 2 types if name servers (many nameservers act as both) authorative ...
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Safely turning off CloudFlare?

But this would cause downtimes for people with certain network configurations, especially those with exotic DNS servers lagging couple of days to update their cache, Actually, the lag you ...
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PostmarkApp inbound domain creation for MX record redirection

Tim is correct. You will need to point a subdomain on your domain to inbound.postmarkapp.com, using an MX record. So, inbound.yourdomain.com will have an MX record of inbound.postmarkapp.com with a ...
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are there any advantages to having a short TTL?

As stated by Simon in a comment above: Yes, DNS changes happen more quickly, but not all DNS servers respect the TTL... many override and set their own
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New DNS record won't resolve on a custom name server that is functioning

The extra records that you found shouldn't effect whether or not the domain name resolves. To get your domain name to resolve: Make sure your domain registrar is pointing the NS records to your DNS ...
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Can DNS be configured to use multiple targets for a single CNAME?

According to the standards you can have multiple DNS records for the same host name as long as they point to different endpoints. This is the same for A, AAAA, CNAME, MX, etc. As long as your site ...
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Duplicate DNS Configuration Locations

You domain is using the following nameservers which you have set at the registrar (1&1): ns1.allmaint.arvixevps.com ns1.allmaint.arvixevps.com Therefore the domain is using the Arvixe DNS. So ...
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AWS: pointing A record to load balancer on A record causes incoming email to stop functioning

MX record: *.example.com matches everything but the naked (no subdomain) domain. So no MX for example.com. Aparently a friendly MTA will try the A record, which used to work for me, since it pointed ...
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