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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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 alpha....
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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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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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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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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 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 records....
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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 search?...
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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 http://nooranibakerally-noor....
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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 NS2....
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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 ...
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Make IP Address point to webroot instead of virtual hosts' documentroot

I used to have a one-to-one domain name and IP. Recently I've paid for a second domain name and decided to host it on the same box and IP. As such, I added virtualhosts to point each domain name to a ...
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I'm considering buying a domain [closed]

I am not asking for shopping recommendations, however! I was planning on getting a .com domain, but unfortuately the domain that I wanted is not available in a .com. However, it is available in a .org....
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BIND redirect host without zone

How can I redirect some hosts with my bind server, Like a hots file ( /etc/hosts ). If I declare a master zone of a external domain, I can't resolve request for subdomain...
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Make my system to resolve a domain name locally

Is there a way to change our website address into a domain name. E.g - I am creating a intranet and just copying the server IP and port everywhere to open the web page. It looks odd to copy pasting ...
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How do I set up a domain-like hostname on IRC?

I own a domain name, and a virtual private server. On that server I've installed ZNC as a bouncer for my IRC connection, and when connected through it the hostname is just a random hash of letters ...
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What is the difference and relation between Host Name and Canonical Name?

What is Canonical Name in relation to Host Name, Domain Name? Are they all pointing to the same IP?
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With Windows 7 how to access a network with an other domain name?

I want to access my company's internal network from my home (on a PC running WIndows 7). I received configuration details to use with OpenVPN and connected successfully (according to OpenVPN log). I ...
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DNS poisoned nslookup returns wrong ip address

I recently had a 'redirect virus' while I was logged in as administrator. Every time I would query something in a search engine, I was redirected to domaindiscount24.com. After a virus cleanup ...
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Does it make a difference if I specify IP or domain name with a local server?

I have a computer in my house set up at, say <domname>.dyndns.org, it also has a local IP of 192.168.1.101. Is it consistently faster to use <domname>.dyndns.org or the IP for SSH (when ...
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Internal/External Moodle - DNS

Network diagram: I have a moodle (a VLE) setup that I want to be internally and externally accessible. The green route on the diagram below is the route I would like the traffic to take when the ...
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Do i have to create folders for new domain names?

I already have a hosting server with an existing name-server. I just purchased 3 domain names from a different vendor and supplied them with the correct name servers. Do I have to create the ...
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Unexpected DNS entries returned

I'm having been getting a weird DNS response recently. If I ping any unresolved DNS (without tld, I.e. abc instead of abc.com), it will return the IP 72.167.34.97. If I would do it in the browser, it ...
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Linking Domain Names to Port Numbers

I have a [game] server (CentOS) that has about 10 used ports. For one game in particular, I have 2 servers: a private one and a public one. The IP for them is the same, so to differentiate between ...
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How to point a domain name from Name.com to my home web server?

I have a fully working home web server on Fedora 15 at http://24.109.247.176/ I want to have my domain which is on Name.com to be used for my home web server. How can I accomplish this?
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How To Resolve IP Addresses To Domain Names?

I know it is possible to resolve IP addresses to host names but can IPs be resolved to domain names?
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What is a Dedicated IP? [closed]

I am trying to purchase a domain name that I want and the person says that it's expensive because it comes with a IP address. I have never heard of this. What exactly is a dedicated IP? What are ...
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Can we use port numbers at Domain registrar in domain name

I was just thinking it would be good to have port numbers with domain name at domain registrars. For example if I have my site running at port 8000 I mean http://ipaddress:800 then in domain name if ...