An A record is a type of DNS record that maps a name to an IP address. For example, the A record for serverfault.com is 64.34.119.12

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Alias (CNAME) record cannot be added to this DNS Name [duplicate]

In Microsoft DNS, I'm trying to setup a simple DNS Alias (CNAME) pointing from domain.com to www.domain.com. I also want to forward www.domain.com to a specific IP. In other words, I want to do ...
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How would you setup a up an A record for any negative query?

How would I go about setting up an A record for in Bind9 for any negative queries? I want to forward our staff to an informational page if they were to visit a non existent domain. We have an internal ...
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Best CNAME TTL strategy for fallover switching

I've recently been thinking about the TTL of our DNS. We have A records for our servers and then CNAME records for the customer facing names. The www CNAME points to server-01 for example. In the ...
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Issue getting DNS wild card A Record (*) working

I have a sub domain named subdomain under main domain named maindomain. Inside subdomain i have wild card (*) A Record that maps to a particular IP Address. This works fine and when i say ping ...
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How do large SaaS providers support A records? [closed]

According to RFC 1035 CNAME records cannot be used used in a zone apex because a CNAME record cannot exist alongside records such as SOA. This is frequently a source of frustration for those trying ...
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GoDaddy DNS point my Sub-domain to another Server? [closed]

I want my Root Domain to be still sitting on GoDaddy default IP. (To show the default GoDaddy page that we get whenever we buy a new domain). Then my sub-domains to be pointing to my own WebServer. ...
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What's an “empty” DNS A record? [closed]

I know it's not possible an A record to be empty, but what's a good "null" value I can set until I get a machine for the domain? Someone suggested putting localhost in the A record. Is it ok to do ...
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Domain controller is registering 2 IP addresses with DNS

Recently a DC was promoted and the IP was used from the old DC which was demoted and shutdown.How tostop this DC from registering 2 IP addresses with DNS? Please let me know if any questions.
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Why use CNAME in Route 53+S3 combination

I have been going through Amazon's docs on using Route 53 in conjunction with S3 to serve static websites. The strategy they show is to do: example.com A -> alias to ...
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Main domain to one server and all subdomains to another server

I'm looking to host my main domain in Server1 eg: example.com. And host all subdomain's in another server Server2. I will be creating subdomain's dynamically. eg: dynamic_subdomain.example.com I ...
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A-Record to point to hosting vs. changing DNS while keeping the mail externally

I currently am dealing with a client whose e-mail is hosted on Google. We are just in the process of taking over their domain, but their current hosting company suggests a different set up than I do ...
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Pingdom error: “No delegation could be found at the parent” when analyzing subdomain

I have a subdomain dramarsarin.crimsonandcyan.com which i wanted to point to another server. I added an A record in the zone file for crimsonandcyan.com with the host 'dramarsarin' and pointed it to ...
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CentOS, ZPanel and Cloudflare DNS error [closed]

I am stuck in a problem. I have a VPS which gave me a dedicated IPv6 address and a shared IPv4 address. I have tunneled it and installed ZPanel on my centOS server. Now I can access ZPanel from ...
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Redirect one domain to another's sub folder [closed]

I have a domain www.example.com that is shutting down, but I need to forward it to www.newwebsite.com/example/ incase there are any SEO benefits to it. The www.newwebsite.com is hosted on a LAMP ...
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A record required for MX record?

Previously our domain, let's call it ourdomain.com, pointed to an IP address (our web host). In addition, we use Office 365 to handle our domain email accounts. DNS records: ourdomain.com A ...
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Hosting server IP address doesn't match A record but still resolves, website loads ok?

Pretty confused by this, I have a website which is on a Fasthosts shared hosting package, the server IP is 213.171.xxx.x However when you do a DNS lookup the A record is a completely different IP ...
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NameServer vs DNS A-record

I have a domain nomadapp.in which is registered at GoDaddy. For temp hosting i was using Dreamhost and had changed the NameServer in Godaddy to the ones of DreamHost. Now i want to do the Following ...
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Is it possible to have both A record and URL redirect at same domain ? How to? [closed]

Let's assume I have example.org. I want to redirect all request (URL redirect) to google.com But I also want to have a A record on example.org that points to 127.0.0.1 So pinging example.org should ...
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Setting up Custom Domain with Tumblr isn't working — Correct A-record and CNAME

I'm setting up a custon domain to work with Tumblr. I configured A-record and CNAME correctly, but it still isn't working. www.whatsmydns.net shows CORRECT A-record and CNAME for Tumblr: 66.6.44.4 ...
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Using alternate server for specific subdomain - DNS settings

I'm trying to set up DNS records for a domain name, such that mail.domain.com uses a server that is different from any other request to *.domain.com. As I've been going about trying to figure out how ...
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Forwarding a domain to another subdomain

I have 2 domains jainaditya.in (domain purchased from GoDaddy and currently parked) and techphernalia.com (domain and web hosting from one.com). I created a subdomain ajain.techphernalia.com. ...
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Redirecting and changing protocol from http to https using CNAME

Hi I bought a domain with dreamhost. example.com. Now I want to redirect it to one of my azure VM at https://example.cloudapp.net. Apparently it needed to change the protocole as well. Based on my ...
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Setting A record to a url string

I have a number of domains that I'm hosting on my web server, so I've edited their A record to point to my server's IP address. Occasionally I have to change the server's IP address, which means I ...
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DNS propagation: A record and IP change on domain panel and VPS?

I'm moving my website from a VPS to a dedicated server. In my Domain administrative panel there is a DNS zone where i've changed the A record from the previous IP address to the dedicated server's ...
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DNS A records disappear, but PTR records still remain

We've been having issues with DNS records dropping. Usually it is from DHCP reservations, like printers. Yesterday it was two of our main servers, also DHCP-reserved. Right now I'm looking at a ...
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Server not available at new Route53 CNAME

I have a static website (www.example.com) hosted through AWS S3 and Route53. The customer registered their DNS through GoDaddy; www.example.com traffic works great. On that static website is a ...
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Properly Configuring A-Records in Virtualmin for DNS

I'm trying to configure my own DNS with Virtualmin for a domain that I registered through GoDaddy. However, after following the instructions of GoDaddy's support staff, I still can't successfully ...
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Can't get Answer for A Records of my Domain from dig Command

I've been trying to solve my DNS-BIND problem for two days, but still no luck. I'm really a novice in DNS configuration. This is my record file: $ttl 38400 $ORIGIN example.ir. @ IN SOA ...
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DNS cname TYPE and IP address

assume a website is aliased. for instance www.sunnyweather.com is the alias and CNAME is xyzverycomplex.sunnyweather.com. After you query and get the CNAME you then need to query the A Type for the ...
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DNS: why do we need RR type NS with name and not directly IP?

let's assume I search the NS for the domain yeahman.com. I may get an answer TYPE NS that the server for this domain is ns55.yeahman.com. Then I need at the same time a TYPE A entry in the additional ...
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Should I create a second WAN Interface for a new SSLVPN setup on my Sonicwall 2400?

Sonic Wall 2400 I'm setting up a new SSLVPN on our Sonicwall, very new to this. I currently have an exchange server as well, so mail.company.com is directed to our mail server. I'd like to setup a ...
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Is a subdomain with both A records and NS records valid?

Let's say I own example.com. I then create an A record on test.example.com to 1.1.1.1. I then create a NS record on test.example.com to ns1.anotherdnshost.com. At another DNS host, I add an A ...
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Some users are seeing Server Not Found error

I run the website http://appointedd.com. I have a strange situation. Recently I've heard from some users ~6 in the last few months but 2 last friday saying they couldn't get on because their browser ...
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Need Help to Add a domain with VPS

I recently bought a VPS and installed LAMP & WordPress. All went ok and then I tried to add the VPS to my domain. My domain is hosted with Yahoo. I added an A record with the IP address of my ...
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Can I control which DNS record a client application uses?

I'm trying to make our set of servers more fault tolerant. I have a web server, a mail server and a PBX server that uses SIP. I know that for each service, I can have the DNS return multiple A, MX ...
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Are A records to NS hostnames required?

Among other things, I have the following in my delegated zone file (note, domain is NOT rwasphost.com)... ; ; Zone NS records ; @ NS dns1.rwasphost.com. dns1.rwasphost.com. ...
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Can I have 2 A records for the same domain

I have a domain set up on my hosting account, which is a shared host. It has been doing fine, but as the site becomes more popular the response times are getting slower and slower, and sometimes ...
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How to change domain's A record without disabling incoming mail traffic for a while?

I have situation where my domain's A record is pointed to certain IP address, which I need to change, but MX record have destination - to my domain name! How to change A record and to avoid mail ...
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Windows Server 2008 - Zone Scavenging - “This zone can be scavenged after”

I have set up DNS scavenging on our Windows Server 08 R2 boxes as we had records in there that were duplicated and some dating back to 2004! I set the no-refresh and refresh-after intervals both to 3 ...
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Transfer Hosting Just change A record or Nameservers

Im transferring a clients website and they said they want to keep their mx records and such the same since theyre using google apps hence they only want to changed the A record not the ...
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Domain Name hosted by GoDaddy not resolved to IIS website

The goal is to get our domain name pointing to the public IP address of a VM hosting a web application using IIS7. I have a IIS7 server running on a VM hosted by iLand. The server has a public IP ...
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Possible to direct naked domain to external IP

So I found this post: configure Bind to have a custom domain on tumblr and I was trying to ask a related question: Would it be possible to set up an A record pointing traffic to domain.com to ...
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Hi is there any way to point subdomain & sudirectory to another hosting

I have a specific problem, I have a domain -- example domain.com & I have a subdomain -- e.g -- > subdomain.domain.com My domain.com has a dedciated IP & in a subfolder of it I have ...
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Avoiding downtime while switching CNAMEs with AWS's Route53

I'm trying to make a seamless transition from Heroku to AWS. Currently, DNS is being handled by Route53, with a CNAME record sending traffic to the heroku SSL subdomain. I need to change this to an A ...
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SSH to a server with multiple reverse DNS entries [duplicate]

While SSHing into my server with an RSA key, I get this message: Address 255.100.236.105 1 maps to a1.example.com, but this does not map back to the address - POSSIBLE BREAK-IN ATTEMPT! Even ...
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Multiple A record and session/cookie

For example I setup multiple a record for a domain abc.com 115.11.22.33 115.11.22.34 115.11.22.35 Is it true that if one browser successfully establishes a connection to one of the ip's, ...
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re-parked domain at godaddy and assigned A record, domain is not refreshed for everyone [duplicate]

I had a domain that was parked at linode. I moved it back to godaddy and parked it there. then i My A record "@" have the ip value of my new server. it has been more then 10 hours since then, for ...
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Connecting domain name to website deployed at cloud

I have a domain name lovedmusic.com. I have signed up for jelastic - a cloud web hosting service. Right now I m utilizing my trail period. I have created a environment with app id ...
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A-Record Failover?

I have a Fortigate 100D with 2x BT Business Infinity Fibre connections acting as WAN1 & WAN2. The BT lines come with 5 static public IPs each and I have my DNS hosted through CloudFlare pointing ...
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I want to point a domain name to my server, without changing any MX Records etc - do I change the A Records, the NS Records, or both?

My client has a domain name clientsdomain.com, with DNS records set out as such: Lookup has started… Trying "clientsdomain.com" ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 21301 ...