A domain name is a string that defines a realm of authority on the Internet, generally representing an Internet Protocol resource.

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How should I activate my domain? [closed]

I am a VPS newbie. I recently purchased a VPS from Hostigation and registered a domain from it. However, when I "ping mydomain" from my computer, there is no response. Does that mean my domain hasn't ...
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Have domain name point to different IP on different port

If I have a domain name, can I have it point to a specific IP for port 80 for a website, and a different IP for, lets say, a Minecraft server? Lets say I have a domain called "foo.com". The website ...
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How do you determine the Network Domain from an individual IP address that's on a company network?

Ok - this is a little convoluted and very long and there's already a bubble popping up to tell me that this question will probably be closed. (Which is fine because it might be someone better suited ...
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Redirect my domain to URL

I want to redirect my domain for example.com to a URL like http://www.jotform.me/form/3xxxxxxxxx8 . I don't have any host I just have a domain. How could I do it?
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Why is whois data not available for some sites?

I am trying to check the whois details for a site uq.oz.au and not able to find any data. I have tried multiple whois engines. Could someone let me know why this is the case? Shouldn't registration ...
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My domain points to the ip on my server but the webpage won't load

I have a domain that points to my server based on the ping address but when I type it into the url it doesn't work, just points to where I got my domain from. I also have this set up on my dns. $TTL ...
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Which is better videos subdomain name: video.example.com or videos.example.com? [closed]

Going to develop a video site as a subdomain. Which is a better option. videos.example.com or video.example.com I will further go for subdomains like images/image, answers/answer, ...
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How do I determine DNS domain ownership authoritatively?

There seem to be various "hacks" that sort of try to confirm domain ownership (e.g. see Google's list), but it appears to me that they usually verify something else, even if closely related. For ...
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how to use use local nameservers with public domain?

I am testing a dynamic configuration of a nameserver on my local machine. I have a public domain (example.com) that I was trying to point its NS records to my private DNS but my registar does not ...
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Security of domain bought through Google apps

I have recently heard of many security flaws in go daddy accounts. I have bought a domain through Google Apps but they use go daddy as their registrar. I was wondering whether this means I have an ...
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Is 'localhost' considered fully qualified?

In the absence of a domain name, is the name localhost considered fully qualified? Or is localhost always considered unqualified? $ hostname --fqdn debian-q500 $ ping debian-q500 PING debian-q500 ...
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Accessing domain control panel at yahoo

A friend of mine purchased a domain name about 8-9 years ago. Time came to switch hosts and change DNS settings, but we can't find where the control panel now is. Where I thought the panel is (it is ...
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IDN-aware Windows command line WHOIS utility

I use Mark Russinovich's excellent whois.exe to perform WHOIS queries from the command prompt in Microsoft Windows. This works very well, but it does not handle IDNs. For instance, if I try to check ...
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Should I register for one.alpha.example.com if I have alpha.example.com?

Say I have an IP registered with domain name alpha.example.com, and a server on this IP. Now I want to run multiple web sites on this server. What should I do to serve one.alpha.example.com and ...
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How to check if a domain is “alive” or “parked” from command line?

If some domain name becomes stale, it usually still replies to HTTP requests with some bunches of useless links, sometimes even without an explicit "This domain is expired/for sale" message instead of ...
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How to stop url re-direct to your server

Let's assume I own a domain www.abcd.com Someone else owns a domain www.wxyz.com Someone else is pointing all requests of his domain (www.wxyz.com) to my domain www.abcd.com Is there any way I ...
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Setting up LAMP Domain settings

I have a LAMP setup with a domain address. I can access the server through the domain but it takes forever to load and sometimes doesnt load the entire page unless I'm on the local network. Also if ...
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Best domain registration setup

What would be the best way to go about getting a domain name for a home server behind a DSL modem and router, hosting IMAP email, ftp, Jabber IM, web, and calDav? Also, how would I go about setting up ...
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Access to the .co Zone File?

Not sure if SuperUser is the right place to ask this, feel free to move accordingly. I've been looking for how/where to get access to the complete .co zone file, but so far I only found a couple of ...
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Apache james email server on EC2 (domain name mapping)

I have Amazon EC2 (windows) instance which hosts Tomcat & Apache James mail server. James works fine on EC2 locally (I have created a domain and updated etc/hosts file to mimic domain. Using ...
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How to get my Ubuntu server a domain name

I just got my Ubuntu server up and running on ssh:22 and apache:8. Everything is working inside and outside my home network, and I'm ready to assign a domain name. Now I am wondering if anyone knows ...
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New domain not working on computer that purchased it

I recently purchased a domain name from Hover.com for my website. My nameservers have updated and everyone can access the site... except me. Friends from across the US, local friends, other ...
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Why do prices between domain registrars differ so much? [closed]

I've registered a .gl (Greenland) domain a while ago. My current registrar offers this domain for $126/year. I've looked around a bit today and found the following prices for the exact same domain ...
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DNS record types: URL, CURL, HINFO, MBOXFW

When setting the DNS for a domain name I normally use A, CNAME, and MX. NS is set automatically. There is TXT, which is just an info field for custom values like SPF. Wikipedia has the following ...
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Is it possible to host a website in one server and host emails with this domain on another server?

I have 2 servers, one with hostgator and a second one which is much faster. I would like to use the server on Hostgator for Email and the other one (which is faster) for the website. For what I've ...
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What would happen if I set up a host named 'com' on a local network?

According to Wikipedia, fully qualified host names end with a trailing period. Jonathan de Boyne-Pollard writes in No, that dot in the domain name of the URL is not a mistake (emphasis mine): ...
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How do I get gmail on my own domain? [closed]

I have my own domain registered and the MX records targeting my own server. Having setup some smtp software, I have my own mail service. Since I rather have gmail, I was wondering how I can get the ...
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How do I redirect a domain to another domain locally?

My /etc/hosts file looks like this: 127.0.0.1 localhost 10.20.7.67 testsitealpha.dev othersite.dev testsitebeta.dev The first two work. The last one doesn't. Why not? How do I make it ...
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Conf file for VHosts not working

Trying to set up a multi-site in drupal and use my.conf file in /etc/httpd/conf.d to set the names of virtual hosts PROBLEM I am having is getting a new domain name to direct to the drupal folder ...
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Smart domain-masking, redirection or forwarding

I rent a domain name, lets say MyFakeDomain.com (using GoDaddy, if it matters) and I rent a shared hosting that gave me an ugly url, lets say ugly.long-url.123456789.com (1and1.com, if it matters.) ...
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Map internet name to a machine on my network

I have a domain and a WWW server within my network. I have one public address and running NAT on a router. Server is naturally port-forwarded. Let's say my domain is kitet.com so when anyone on the ...
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how to configure domain name of godaddy to hostgator hosting? [closed]

I have purchased domain name from godaddy and web space from hostgator. So how can i configure my domain name to hostgator ? Superuser help me to get best answer from stack exchange community.
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About reserved domains name

According to this wikipedia article Followings are reserved domains: example: reserved for use in examples invalid: reserved for use in obviously invalid domain names localhost: reserved to avoid ...
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Is a DNS allowed to reply with different IP than the one stated at the records in the domain name registrar?

Is a DNS allowed to reply with a different IP than the one stated at the records in the domain name registrar? I am especially interested in the case where the DNS is provided by an ISP.
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How can I tell If a DNS server is replying authoritatively?

Well, I do not control the DNS, and I will like to know if that DNS is replying with the "correct" ip address for a domain name, and also to check if that particular DNS is replying authoritatively?
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Is it possible to set up domains and sub-domains on a private Internet subscription?

I am not great at understanding DNS, so please have patience. I have a server set up at home which can be reached at an address similar to foo.dns.org, under a domain that I do not own but that I get ...
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I can't access this website from home, but I can from everywhere else

I think there's something wrong DNS-wise on my side. I'm trying to visit this site: http://goko.com/Dominion/gameClient.html However, I'm getting DNS errors. If I try using the IP of the website: ...
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DNS Records for expired domains [closed]

Is there anyway to look up the ds record for an expired domain name? I need to find the dns record/information relating to an expired domain name but the domain has already expired.
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How to configure VirtualBox so that I can address Guest VM by name instead of IP address?

I have a CentOS 6.3 VM running on a Windows 7 host using VirtualBox. The guest is using a Bridged Adapter. How can I configure VirtualBox to allow me to access my CentOS 6.3 guest OS by name instead ...
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How to have a different hostname to the fqdn?

I have a server with fqdn git.mydomain.com (this is in DNS) but I don't really want the machine to have git as its hostname. It might not be clear exactly what I want. Or maybe I don't really ...
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Is the example.com in @example.com the domain name?

I noticed that gmail.com redirects to mail.google.com, is this because Google bought the domain and redirected it for people who made this assumption or is it because you can assign email addresses to ...
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Explanation of various domain name records? [closed]

At the time of hosting, normally we just change name servers in the domain control panel. It's fine if both mail and web servers are the same. When they're different, we need to change the DNS ...
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Whois wildcard query

In a dicussion with an organization owning the "foo" trademark I'd like to look for all domains containing foo in their name or at least domains starting with "foo". How could I do such a whois ...
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Website live: some clients get a 404 response. Why and where from?

I have a website on the web. Published and it's OK on most computers. However, some computers always get a 404 response. Why? I am no expert in what relates to networks and stuff but I imagined the ...
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Add Sabnzbd to a subdomain of a website

I have a Windows Home Server 2011 set up that runs my various Usenet/Torrent program webUIs. What I'd like to know is whether or not I can use a domain name to allow me to access them when I am away ...
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Who controls the DNS servers? [closed]

DNS Servers are the servers that "translate" IP addresses into human readable names. How many are they? Who controls them?
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Do registration of corporate domain and individual domain differ? [closed]

Is there such a thing as business domain registration that differs from individual domain registration?
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Forwarding from one domain to another

my blog is running http://nooranibakerally-noor.rhcloud.com/ on openshift. I've bought a domain on godaddy as nooranibakerally.net. Now, I want to forward all request from ...
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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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How do I force my MX record to update?

I own a domain name and have been using it for email, hosted through a friend's company, for the past years or so. I'm attempting to switch over to Google's hosting (Google Apps for your Domain) and ...