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Couldn't anyone do this? You are missing one factor. Domain name registration and hosting are two different things even if your host will register your domain for you. A domain name has to be registered and pointed to an IP address before the domain name does anything. The hosting company does not generally care about the domain name registration except to ...


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From ServerFault: The requirement to run two nameservers comes from §4.1 of RFC 1034, and is indeed for redundancy. There are numerous providers who will offer you very cheap "secondary DNS" service where they transfer the zone file from your primary server using AXFR. For example, in the UK we have a well-known provider who'll do secondary service ...


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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 Portmapper, the Java RMI Registry, etc., but the DNS is what is usually meant. Also contrary to what is stated in other answers, the DNS contains the DNS ...


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The questioner is asking to know why he can't use one IP address for two nameservers, but in fact he can use the same IP for both. This is often done for servers with only one IP address available to it. Having a second IP address on the same server is of little benefit, since if that server goes down, both IP addresses will be unreachable. The only ...


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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 numbers. This is a key problem that DNS is trying to solve. Another thing this lets you do is to change your server's IP transparently. This is great for ...


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Sure, anyone could do this, but what would they get from it? Attaching the domain to the server doesn't give you any kind of access or ownership of the servers. You could point thedomainyouown.com at Google's IPs, but all you get from it is costs and no benefit.. thus it generally makes little sense to point your nameservers at anything else but your own ...


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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 services. The A record is the IP address of the website. The MX record is the location(s) of mail servers and the order in which they should be selected. ...


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It sounds like your domain records have not propagated yet. This means that the domain name servers around the world that store a record of your domain information haven't updated with the latest details, so they are still 'sending' visitors to your old server. The solution is to wait. It can take between 0 and 48 hours for domain name changes to update ...


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To keep your website up and running you should have multiple name servers. You are required to provide two, but three or four are recommended. Putting in the same IP address for both means that if that server goes down, your website goes down as well. For best results, the name servers you use should be distributed around the globe and run by a reputable ...


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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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Name servers host your DNS zone file Domains point to name servers that simply hosts the zone file which holds all your DNS entries, due to simplicity, web hosts recommend that users point their domain to their own hosting because then the user does not need to add manually DNS entries, since cPanel, WHM or Plesk will automatically edit the zone file with ...


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Basically, what happens when you change your nameservers at your registrar is that they submit the changes to the registry, which keeps a WHOIS database as well as an authoritative nameserver for that TLD. So, in theory, the AS for your TLD is the first to know about the changed nameservers via updated NS records. That is where the DNS propagation begins. ...


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You just need set up an MX (mail exchange) record on your Web24's DNS through the management panel to point to the mailserver. CheapDomains will have to tell you just what the email server is called so you can do that. You can leave your domain's nameserver to continue to point to Web24's nameservers.


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AFAIK unless somethings changed you arent able to use Namesevers as they are used for the main domain, you will have to use a A domain or a CNAME to cover the domain. Sorry to break the news to you.


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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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cPanel can do this by going to the following url: http://[ip-address]/~[cPanel-username]


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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 database look-up service that assigns various records to values that are to be returned depending upon the query. Duh! Right? However, a DNS can be used for many ...


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No ISP DNS is required. Just setup your local DNS to use 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. If necessary you can set your router to distribute those addresses and bypass your local ISP altogether.


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If your hosting account is configured to use the domain example.com (presumably specified when you setup the hosting account), then you just need to change the NAMESERVERs at your domain registrar to point to your hosting provider (ie. change ns.exampleA.com to ns.exampleB.com). The DNS will then be handled by your hosting provider, which should already ...


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Under "Add a CNAME Record", enter secure.randomdomain.com. in the "Name" field and secure.mydomain.com. in the "CNAME" field and click "Add CNAME Record". Don't put anything in the "Add an A Record" fields. The CNAME record just means that the browser (OS really) will look up the first domain (the one in the "Name" field) and find a second domain name (the ...


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Assuming you're using Linux/OS X, you can do dig @nameserver.to.test a www.mydomain.com on the command line, which should do what you want.


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Larry you need to add the domain to your new host. If you are using cPanel, then there would be a option for you to add the addondomain. Over there add the domain name and the directory from where you want the domain to run. If the newly added domain is pointing to your new host name servers, then it will start running from the directory you specified.


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What happens when you run your domain through intodns.com? That can help you spot errors in your setup. A common mistake is including or not including a dot on the left hand side of the entries in zone setup. Consider this entry with a dot This creates a record "testing" pointing to the specified IP address. Probably not not what you want. Consider ...


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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. Prior to configuring nameservers for your domain, you would need to register each nameserver at your domain's registrar, which requires the hostname and the IP address for the nameserver. Example steps for ...


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Simple answer, you can't reveal that data - it's protected and hidden by the registrar of the domain because the person has opt or paid for privacy. You can only obtain those details by issuing a complaint letter on grounds of copyright i.e DCMA or a legal complaint of another nature. Or you believe the data may be inaccurate which is doubtful because you ...


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It's weird to have such a long propagation delay. Most probably there is a problem with it! Anyways, first run the command nslookup <yourdomain.com> <dns-server-ip> on your PC with different dns servers like nslookup yourdomain.com 4.2.2.4 nslookup yourdomain.com 8.8.8.8 for Google and Public DNS servers, and you may like to check http://dns....


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In my experience, two nameservers are required, and three are sufficient. Four is overkill.


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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 your DNS settings, just in case. You should have: A record for mydomain.com that is an IP address Either a CNAME or A record where: _The CNAME is an alias www....


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