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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Will IE, Firefox, and Chrome be unicode domain compatible

Since there will soon be Hebrew domain names, I'm wondering if the major browsers already have support for this built in, or whether we'll have to wait for a future release to visit our favorite ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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What do I need to know before buying a domain from an individual seller? [closed]

What steps do I need to take in order to ensure a successful transaction and protect myself from getting scammed?