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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what do you actually buy when buying domain names [closed]

I've come up with an odd question. What do I actually buy, when I buy a domain name. I mean, domain names are just human readable IP addresses and the IP addresses must be provided by the buyer. Do I ...
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How can I point a domain name registered with network solutions to a subfolder in godaddy?

Short story, I'm temporarily hosting a site on godaddy. I stuck the site in a subfolder (www.mysite.com/hostedsite). Now, I'm trying to get the domain name registered with network solutions to point ...
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Correctly configure apache to work with a domain name

I'm hosting my webserver (running Debian 8) at home and my domain name is bought over at transip.nl. I have changed the default IP to my own and it worked before the reinstall. I have since ...
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How can a domain name be registered and showing content but not have any DNS or nameserver entries?

I have done a whois lookup on theinsuranceemporium.co.uk but even though it outputs a test page at local.theinsuranceemporium.co.uk and a whois lookup shows the registering party, there are no DNS or ...
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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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Is it possible to CNAME to a youtube profile?

Just wondering if there is a way to CNAME to a youtube profile? I've tried a CNAME to a subdomain that auto redirects to youtube, but that's not working (i know it's convoluted, unfortunately due to ...
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Not able to resolve my domain name intermittently

I am experiencing a strange behavior w.r.t DNS resolution when connected to certain WiFi networks. (only on iOS devices) Issue is: Safari is able to resolve my domain name correctly but sometimes for ...
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What happens to a Microsoft account if a custom domain expires?

My family uses Microsoft accounts to logon to our PCs, OneDrive, etc. All of our accounts belong to a custom domain (*@something.dk) that I have purchased. What happens to our Microsoft accounts (and ...
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Laptop unable to detect that it is on the domain network when it is physically on the network

A user's laptop (windows 8.1) is unable to detect that it is on the domain network when it is in the office, hence is unable to connect to domain based resources like the printer though he can access ...
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How to change Debian NIS domainname permanently? Or, where is the domainname stored?

On a Debian system, hostname returns the unqualified hostname of the system, whilst domainname returns the (LAN) domain name. For example: $ hostname nas $ domainname lan I know the hostname is ...
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How do I do a public domain redirect to a subdomain of the primary domain on my local computer on Mac El Capitan?

A bit more detail: lets say I have the following domains that I do not have DNS control over (they are just public websites) www.example.com sub.example.com If there is a way, how could I get my ...
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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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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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Transfer all my GoDaddy domains at once to another provider

I wanted to know if it's possible to transfer all my domains currently managed by GoDaddy to another provider at once somehow. I have transferred a couple of domains in the past, and it's always a bit ...
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Can't access my locally hosted site

I have successfully hosted a WAMP Webserver site locally on the pc of IP=192.168.4.20, and given it the domain of lsadcw.net. So whenever I write lsadcw.net in my browser URL area, the site shows up ...
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What is the process of adding a domain name to the DNS system?

For example, if I wanted to add "www.mycompany.com" to the DNS system, what happens (network-wise) when this process is being done?
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Can a domain name have both IP addresses (IPv6 and IPv4)?

Can a domain name (example.com) have both the IP addresses, IPv6 and IPv4? Which IP address does a domain name have? IPv6 or IPv4? But I am not sure that it has both or any one at a time.
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How Should I point My DNS Records to My own Website

I have recently purchased a domain name from ZnetLive.com I want to know, what can I do with my domain to make it point towards my website? To be precise: ** I have a wordpress account. I want ...
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Configure browser to accept cookie under public suffix list

Background: I am setting up a 2 websites, published to azure that will share the same cookie for authentication. Because of this, the two websites will need to be under the same domain. We ...
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why difference while using the whois tool?

I just used the whois to see how it works and i searched for a URL, every thing was right but there was a little confusion that when i searched the same url with and without "www" it showed two ...
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Is a certificate from a “domain certification service” a legit part of selling a domain? [closed]

I own 4 domain names that have caught the attention of an "interested party". In my case the domain name registration information is private but the registrar provides an encrypted email address ...
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Where can I migrate a ccTLD to? [closed]

Lets say I have a domain name vvv.id. Where can I transfer the domain to (for example transfer it to godaddy.com)?
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Windows 7: Local Domain

I'm setting up a local(LAN) web server using Windows 7 ULTIMATE and XAMPP. Is it possible to setup a local domain where the computers in my network can access the server on visiting ...
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Hostname of Primary Name Server

I'm currently developing our town website that will be named ourcityname.gov.ph. Before I can register the domain name .gov.ph, I need to fill up a form. And here it is: I'm stuck on this part. I do ...
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Use of Topological Sort in Domain Name Server

Is there any application of Topological Sort in Domain Name Server? I've been asking myself whether there is any use of it, in Web Servers to resolve Server Redirection?
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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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wordpress working by domain name but not by ip

I am having a hard time with a wordpress, if I am accessing it by moneythehardway.com it does display everything properly. But if I am trying to access by 37.59.126.247/money it does display with ...
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Using Firefox's “awesome” bar to search strings with periods? [duplicate]

I was a Google Chrome user for a while, and that browser was pretty smart about figuring out whether something is a domain name (e.g. date.com) or something I want to google for (e.g. DateTime.Parse). ...
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Correct domain name for a home desktop Linux machine

I have several machines running Debian, and during install, I left the domain name field blank. This hasn't affected anything so far, but I'm curious what the correct thing to set that field to is if ...
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How to point domain and subdomain to dedicated server using IP address?

I have dedicated server with 1and1 and domain name with godaddy. To point my domain to my server i just pointed my dedicated server IP using "A" RECORD (at godaddy) and didn't change anything like ...
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On what domain my computer is working?

I am using my institute's LAN and I wanted to use Remote Desktop Connection app to connect to a friend's laptop on the same network. I have his IP address but do not have Domain Name and actually I ...
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Can't access web domain on Win7 PC, how to find what is causing the block?

I've got a Win7 PC and when I try to hit a particular web domain I get a generic "network could not connect" issue. I know that the link and domain work properly because I can hit it on other ...
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How to configure postfix Ubuntu with a tk domain

I have a free my.tk domain and I want to send emails with it using postfix running on my Ubuntu server. Please look at the my.dot.tk website and post a step by step tutorial on how to configure ...
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Pointing my domain name to a subdomain on another site

I've got a new domain name (matprichardson.co.uk), and I'd like to set it up so that when users visit it uses hosting and displays the pages at mat.2toria.com. I've tried forwarding, but this didn't ...
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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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How do I utilize hostnames on a local server?

I'm familiar with buying hostnames/domains and vaguely familiar with DNS servers for resolving domains to IP addresses, but, for a home solution I know absolutely nothing. Let's say I want to host a ...
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Registering a domain with domain privacy (whois): safe and secure way? [closed]

I need to register a domain to sell an apartment. I hope to host the Ad online. The Ad will have photographs of the locality, but no worthwhile personal info barring an e-mail address. It'll be ...
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Map ip and port to domains

I started 3 different java applications in a single machine. Here follows the url my applications http://ip1:8084/application1 http://ip1:8085/application2 http://ip1:80/application3 Here the ...
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Wrong IP address returned from domain registered at No-IP

I want to connect a client and a server through the internet (using C++ and winsock2), so I registered a domain name for the server on No-IP, so that the client could determine it's IP address without ...
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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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How can I point my domain to a host without turning over the nameservers?

I have a domain name on GoDaddy, and a site hosted on Network Solutions. Not my choices -- I'm helping out a family member who already has that arrangement. Currently, the domain's nameserver records ...
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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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Generic Top Level Domains: are they catching on yet at all?

Is anyone buying ".club", ".today", ".cool" etc? Is there any way of finding out statistics to watch when one of these begins to approach mainstream use rather than just being a novelty as they most ...
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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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Is there any way to access many services from the same port?

To clarify: I am running apache on port 80 of course. I am also running DynMap on the same server. Is there any way to make it so that I can access it through port 80, or do i simply have to open the ...
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Is it possible to host your own website without a static ip address?

If I set up a DNS server with BIND, does that effect this scenario ? (I'm under the impression that it does) Again I'm under the impression that If I set up a DNS server then I can put up an apache ...
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Ubuntu server - How to make a domain point to it

I have a domain registered on Namecheap that I've used long ago, but my question is, how do I make that domain point to my ubuntu server, running on an old laptop at my house?
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Can my domain name get more expensive? [closed]

This may sound like a strange question but I am wondering if I buy a domain name for, let's say, 10$ for 1 year and during that year it becomes very popular attracting lots of visitors. At the end ...
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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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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