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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 do shared hosting providers know you own a domain when you point the DNS to their server?

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 ...
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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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How do shared hosting providers know you own a domain when you point the DNS to their server?

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 ...
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Will Changing My Websites Static IP Address cause any DNS issues?

No matter what you do, you can't 100% control clients cache and hence some will continue to use the old IP address for "some" time. Which means, your service needs to continue to exist to ...
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What is the recommend procedure for changing nameservers with DNSSEC enabled?

I found that there is a DNSSEC propagation delay, so the approach is: Disable DNSSEC at Registrar Wait 24 hours Disable DNSSEC at Nameserver Switch nameservers This was the answer I was looking for, ...
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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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What is the recommend procedure for changing nameservers with DNSSEC enabled?

If you use DNSSEC, then when you switch from one DNS provider to another you must take precautions to ensure your DNS resolution continues during the transition. Your DS record is tied to the ...
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How to use a domain on cPanel without pointing name servers

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 ...
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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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Changing hosting for a domain but keeping email

It's actually much, much simpler than this. All you need to do is change the A records for the domain to point to your new hosting IP address. If the remaining DNS records are all currently working as ...
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Visiting website without nameservers

cPanel can do this by going to the following url: http://[ip-address]/~[cPanel-username]
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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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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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After changing name servers, what is the max time a client can use old IP?

TL;DR: Don't take DNS TTL numbers as sacred cows and binary switches: behaviors in practice is more nuanced than just "is the TTL expired or not?". And there are more than one TTL to take ...
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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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What is the recommend procedure for changing nameservers with DNSSEC enabled?

If you are switching to Google Cloud DNS or another NS that supports DNSSEC transfer state, you can set your incoming NS's DNSSEC to transfer state which allows you to switch without downtime while ...
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Custom domain GitHub and HostGator

You do not need to change the DNS. If you did that, the CNAME and A records would be pushed to be handled by Github, and that is not how it works. Add a CNAME file to your repository in the GitHub ...
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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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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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Buyer wants to rent my domain - risk of 301 redirects and other issues?

I would never ever allow it to rent my own domain. There is tens of things that will go wrong.: content infringement, lost any seo and backlinks left from previous services , domain can end up being ...
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Move site to new DNS and web host with lowest downtime

The simplest way to do things is to have both sets of nameservers (old and new ones) supply the zone for some time (with the same data), so that the switch is handled without any interruption. Then ...
Patrick Mevzek's user avatar
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How to redirect domain names which use my custom name servers?

The "custom nameservers" that some hosts allow you to configure for your domain are usually just an alias for the hosts primary nameservers, pointing to the same IP address. As @Stephen ...
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Long propagation times after transferring a domain name and changing the NS records without disabling DNSSEC

Besides the fact that there is no real "propagation" in the DNS even if everyone says so (because the flow of changes is not applied top to bottom, but things are fetched from "bottom&...
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Does nameserver contain dns records?

I always thought a nameserver must have all DNS settings and the second nameserver would always clone the DNS settings of the primary nameserver. Is this actually not the case? In a typical primary/...
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Changing hosting for a domain but keeping email

LMK Web's answer is mostly correct, but there is a trap you need to watch for. In DNS, if the MX Record is pointing to the root domain, your email is going to break. To explain: Since you are ...
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Can I set NS values on the webserver instead of on the nameserver?

There are multiple issues here - First issue: According to the registar for .hu, your nameservers are still set as ns8.nameservers.co.uk ns2238.nameservers.co.uk. These records need to be set at the ...
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