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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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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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?
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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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What is the purpose of the WWW subdomain?

What's the point of having www.? Isn't it just useless extra text? Since everyone is used to it, www.google.com looks more well-balanced than google.com, but why did it start in the first place? One ...
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Difference between host name and domain name

What's the difference between Hostname and Domain name? especially in regards to NIC Could someone please elaborate with examples as this concept is a little confusing