A CNAME record or Canonical Name record is a type of resource record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that specifies that the domain name is an alias of another, canonical domain name.

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Wildcard CNAME record complications?

So we're using Route53 and I wanted to set up a wildcard CNAME record to redirect any unmatched subdomains to our main domain. I tried it out and everything looks like it worked okay, but when I told ...
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CNAME records effectively being ignored and overridden by wildcard CNAME record

I recently created the following CNAME record in our public DNS in order to allow our Office 2010 clients to automatically configure themselves for Office 365 (i.e. so we can use autodiscover). ...
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CNAME not working

I've a domain name on dot.tk which is noorani.tk. My blog is running on nooranibakerally-noor.rhcloud.com. As such, I want to noorani.tk for my blog. I believe this is a cname. What I'm doing is ...
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SSL certificate for CNAME record

I have the CNAME record images.bob.com, which points to the images.susan.co.uk (images.bob.com. 1800 IN CNAME images.susan.co.uk.). I would like to ask for issuing SSL certificate for the ...
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DNS e-mail - how to catch all @mydomain.com e-mails and sent to one specific e-mail account?

Im currently control my MX records at a DNS service provider. Lets say my e-mail is: info@mydomain.com How would I go about configuring my DNS so that it would do a catch all - on all @mydomain.com ...
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Different wifi networks returning different websites for same URL

I've recently changed the CNAME for my website but it's stuck on the old page. I've tried flushing my DNS cache, clearing my browser cache and restarting my Mac. I've even checked my HOSTS file, no ...
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Can i make cname point to remote URL directory

I have the remote url like this http://www.abc.com/my data/files and i want to make my subdomain point to this like media.mydomain.com to that so that if i have file like http://www.abc.com/my ...
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Wrong DNS cache on Windows Vista

I'm in the process of developing website on Openshift. I've ordered an domain and set CNAME record to the address something-namespace.rhcloud.com as required in the Openshift docs. My problem is that ...
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DNS forwarding settings: Can I use a DNS name server as target of A entry?

I have a site hosted on Webhostingpad and my domain is registered on Godaddy. In my account at Godaddy I have it set to use the Webhostingpad name servers: NS1.WEBHOSTINGPAD.COM and ...
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Understanding CNAME in displaydns

On Windows, I do ipconfig /displaydns One record is: na4.salesforce.com ---------------------------------------- Record Name . . . . . : na4.salesforce.com Record Type . . . . . : 5 Time To ...
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A-record vs CNAME which one to use for changing subdomain nameserver?

I've an unique situation where I need to set-up subdomain which will point to svn. so I need svn.domain.com to point to - svn server. And domain.com to hostgator shared server. Should I use CNAME, ...
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DNS: Forward domain to another host

I was hoping some expert on here could quickly answer my question. I don't know much about DNS, so bare with me. I have a domain that is hosted with XO Communications. I want to host that domain at ...
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Set CNAME locally on OSX

I am trying to get my Mac to resolve abc.com to xyz.com. Tried in /private/etc/hosts: abc.com xyz.com and abc.com in CNAME xyz.com Neither works. Anyone know how to do this?
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CNAME pointing to one FQDN, but taking me to a different one

We have an apache server that runs our work Intranet (intranet.domain.com), as well as a test site with restricted access (dummy.domain.com). Both are in DNS and both work when I go to the full ...
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Expose a website hosted on a server with a dynamicip through a subdomain

This is what I'm trying to do: Got a Windows Server 2008 R2 instance at home (dynamic ip), and want to expose one or more of its websites (IIS 7.5). Here's what I think I should be doing, and I'm not ...
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Can't set “example.com” as a CNAME record?

I'm currently running a server at home, but I have a dynamic IP. So I subscribed to a dynamic dns service(dlinkddns.com). I made all the correct settings in my own network, and the ip updates ...
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Connecting to my home router web interface from work

I'm trying to connect to my home router web interface from work. I use dyndns, because I don't have a static IP at home, and it works perfectly from any other place except my workplace (update: I ...
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How does tumblr point to your domain?

Lets assume I have a tumblr account: http://sheehan.tumblr.com Tumblr allows it so that it can point to www.sheehan.com if I enter an A-Record. How does Tumblr scale this to millions of users? How ...
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Is the DNS a name record relevant if I forward the domain?

I'm using GoDaddy for my domains and NearlyFreeSpeech for my hosting. I want to keep using GoDaddy for my DNS needs as it comes free with the domains. In GoDaddy, I added a CNAME record for ...
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I need some basic help setting up CNAME and apache correctly

I have the grasp of setting up multiple name-based domains on Apache 2 using virtual hosts. Say I have a domain name called 'domain.com'. I now want to set up a sub domain of this, like ...
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How to set up www cname for free dyndns subdomain

I have a free dyndns domain mk12.gotdns.com How can I set up a cname for www.mk12.gotdns.com to point to mk12.gotdns.com? And how can I force the www one, so that if you navigate to ...