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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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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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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 do I determine if a redirection was due to DNS or the webserver?

Working just within the browser, I couldn't tell if a particular direction was due to DNS or the webserver. To view webserver redirects in browsers, open up Developer Tools (either from the browser's ...
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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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Using multiple A-records for my domain - do web browsers ever try more than one?

Be warned that Windows Vista implements the stupid parts of RFC3484 (i.e. the backporting from IPV6 to IPV4) and will prefer the IP address that shares most prefix bits with the user's IP address ...
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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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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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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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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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Cloudflare is it safe?

"Do they ultimately own my domain? Are they able to take away control of my domain?" No, because CloudFlare is not a registrar. The only thing you are changing is the authoritative nameservers for ...
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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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"There is no subdomain here." error in creating (one/multi)-level sub-domains

The software 'WebsitePanel' does not allow you to make subdomains of a subdomain. You could use a sub-domain to create a new web site, but you cannot create another sub-domain based on it. From ...
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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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Why is my DKIM invalid?

I reviewed your record and the error was because of the spaces( ) in the keys. the key must be in a single line without space. Look closely and remove all spaces and it will work properly. p= ...
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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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Create a domain without buying it?

No, you can't. It will not propagate until is't properly registered (domain purchased, and NS configured).
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Is it necessary to run own DNS server?

Your domain name registrar should be hosting your DNS records. This is not something you have to do or worry too much about. In fact, you are far better off not running a DNS server because of the ...
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How does DNS verify owner identity?

Presumably, your registrar where you registered your domain name and likely where you modify your DNS records is known as the authority for your domain with a SOA statement of authority record. All ...
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Setting up host records

Most registrars will host your DNS records for the price of a domain name. Sorry this is not the case here. You may have to pay more for this. I cannot find specific information on this so you may ...
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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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Domain Name Not resolving with webhost nameservers and without www

This may be kind of easy! Your: ServerName www.mydomain.com ServerAlias mydomain.com ...is backwards, should be: ServerName mydomain.com ServerAlias www.mydomain.com Also, verify ...
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How can I change the order of the DNS records in the `dot.tk` DNS server?

You're touching on a "feature" of DNS known as DNS Round Robin. It's deliberate. You have no control over the order in which records which satisfy a particular query are provided. http://en....
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