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 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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Change the IP address to a domain name

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 ...
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Windows 7 Network cannot resolve domain name but can access via IP

I have computers in a network, and I see the computer names in the "network". Double clicking them says that Windows cannot connect. However, if I ping the computer names I get a connection, and ...
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IP address loads faster than domain name

I just signed up for a cloud server in Singapore. I myself am in Indonesia. I've got the domain name setup and everything. When I ping my IP address versus ping my domain name, the results are about ...
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Register existing domain name to dedicated server

I have a dedicated server which has Ubuntu installed and also I have a domain name. I want to register this domain name for my dedicated server host but I couldn't do that. What is the steps for this? ...
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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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What are Dashworlds.com domain names

I have just seen Dash Worlds Domain Names and I was wondering how do they work. They claim that you can register a free domain like example-com (not example.com) and then you download a plugin that ...
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How do I show my domain in the address bar instead of the actual location?

I just bought a domain, "example.com" for illustration. I have hosting on "hosting.be/myname". When someone visits example.com, the addressbar changes automatically to hosting.be/myname. Is there ...
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Purpose of LAN Domain?

What is the purpose of creating a domain name for your LAN? I'm using DD-WRT on my router and assigned local.moofz.com as the LAN domain. I setup Apache HTTP servers on two of the computers on my LAN ...
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Sending email from domain name address

hey, I've just bought a domain name and would like to send emails from blah@mydomain.com. I can use an alias from my hotmail/gmail account, but the recipient sometimes sees it as "my@hotmail.com on ...
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How can I check if a domain uses DNSSEC?

DNSSEC has been deployed on some topdomains now. But how could I see if a site/domain is using DNSSEC? Is it shown in the browser? or is there any windows or linux command to see it? or a tool for it? ...
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Dynamic DNS (DynDNS, No-IP, etc.) security issues

Are there any security issues inherent in setting up a mapping between a domain name and dynamic IP (i.e. what dynamic DNS services like DynDNS or No-IP do)? Or are the only security risks related to ...
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Domain issues with WWW [closed]

I have this domain that I recently brought: But if I access to: It shows the website where I brought the domain from, why is it doing this?
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How to stop firefox from mangling domain names?

When I type in http://example/ firefox rewites the url to http://www.example.com/. Is there any way to fix this behavior without recompiling firefox? I suspect something in about:config will help, ...
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Domain name search (trying to find a site whose URL I forgot) [closed]

The title pretty much says it all. What I have is a word, say 'frak', and a country code top-level domain and I'd like to search all the domains in that ccTLD in hopes of finding the site I'm looking ...
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Create domain name

How can I create a domain name for local purposes? for example I have a local web application enviroment in http://localhost:8000 but I would like to have it in http://dev instead. I am using ...
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Private whois: How to know the owner? [closed]

Is there a way to get information about the owner of a domain with private whois ?
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What web browsers support non-latin hostnames 'out of the box'?

With ICANN approving the first full Internationalised Domain Names for non-latin scripts such as Arabic, Cyrillic, Chinese, etc do all browsers support these character sets out of the box?
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http in web browser address bar

If we type a domain name in a web browser address bar, how will it discover the correct protocol for that domain ? Example: If we type linkedin.com in a web browser address bar, how does it know to ...
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How to choose a sensible local domain name for a home network?

Is there any convention on possible naming for local domain names (like .local), apart from not using any possible or existing top-level domain? Wikipedia says that .local conflicts with zeroconf ...
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Is there any reverse whois service? [closed]

Can I get a list of all registered domains for a specific person/company?
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Confusion in knowing the actual meaning of domain

I'm confused in the actual meaning of domain. Is the domain mean any web page address like "superuser.com" or its actual meaning is the name of network which provides internet connection. Thank you. ...
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What is 1e100.net and why do I have TCP ports open to it?

I see my PC has TCP connections open to 1e100.net. Looking at the content this seems to be a Chinese site and I immediately feared the worst re viruses/malware. Then I checked the whois record and ...
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Any way to search for new domain names privately? [closed]

Is there any way to look up the availability of a domain name without risking it being reserved or registered by someone else who is snooping domain name look ups?