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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What is the significance of a period (.) in domain names?

The above image shows the output of a DNS response message using dig command . Why is there a period (.) after .com (like com. )
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Redirecting multiple subdomains to a static site on Google Cloud Storage with Cloud DNS

I am trying to migrate my website from a wordpress site to a static site. I have added all my static assets to a bucket on google cloud storage and successfully pointed static.mildfuzz.com to that ...
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How do I get all IPs that a single Amazon Route 53 A Record entry is pointing to?

I am using Amazon's Route 53 to set up zones for a domain. I have multiple A Records set up as an Alias to a bunch of targets. These aliases have a Weighted routing policy. They look something as ...
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Having a lot of difficulty using CNAME and A records with Elastic Beanstalk to redirect non-www to www

I have my website up with Elastic Beanstalk (as a VirtualHost): http://apptic.us-east-1.elasticbeanstalk.com/apptic/ I also have my domain at Namecheap: apptic.me I've installed an SSL certificate ...
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How to correctly setup a CNAME / A Record when pointing to an Azure VM?

I have a web app hosted in Azure, which gives me a "custom" domain that is awesomeapp.cloudapp.net, and in the settings I can see the IP address: 123.456.789 We have a domain www.awesomeapp.com that ...
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Direct A Record to alternate IP if primary does not resolve?

Is it possible to configure an A record to point to multiple addresses? For example: website.abcd.com -> 1.1.1.1 website.abcd.com -> 2.2.2.2 So that if 1.1.1.1 is down, it will direct traffic to 2.2....
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Best practices for managing the IP addresses you own in DNS and their PTRs?

I was wondering how exactly the big companies go about managing all the IP addresses that their public servers use, especially in respect to setting up correct PTR-records. This is very important, ...
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Route 53 A name record to EC2 instance not working

I have an issue with my ec2 instance hosted on AWS. The EC2 instance has an associated Elastic ip address that I can access and confirmed is working (SSHing into the instance and changing the base ...
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Wildcard CNAME DNS records overriding specific A DNS records on one provider

Ran into a weird issue where a wildcard CNAME record (i.e. *.example.com) was overriding specific A records (i.e. host1.example.com, host2.example.com). It only affected Verizon Wireless's ...
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Can someone using the same DNS server as me hijack my domains?

When I register a new domain, I send it to my hosting provider by assigning it its domain name servers in the registar's settings. For example, with Digital Ocean, I input the following: ns1....
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A records and CNAME records

I have a question about A records and cname records. Some info, we have our domain registered at Networksolutions.com, the domain name for example is company.com. We have two webserver and on those ...
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Point subdomain to different host but maintain vanity URL

I am creating a single page of an existing website for a client but they have requested that I host it on my own account and they can "point to it" from their host. They want to keep their URL in the ...
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Is it okay (or even recommended for performance) to point mobile subdomain A record to different IP?

Is it okay or recommended for performance/load balancing to point the A Record for your mobile subdomain to a separate server, with its own IP address?
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Subdomain resolving to 2 different IP addresses (one unknown)

I have a domain registered with Fasthosts (animesoc.co.uk). I've recently hosted a forum on an external server (with IP address 51.254.128.170), and pointed the subdomain http://forums.animesoc.co.uk/ ...
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DNS record for staging site

I want to set up a dns record for our staging site which is on a different server. Say if our domain is www.example.com can I simply create a new A record for www.staging.example.com pointing to a ...
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Another unknown domain added A record of my IP

I have a domain on GoDaddy and a VPS on DigitalOcean (Ubuntu 14.04 with nginx if that helps). Today I noticed that an unknown domain has added A record pointing to my IP Address on DigitalOcean. All ...
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Changing DNS records when Moving a site

I'm building a new Magento website on a Amazon ec2 instance and will need to point domain of their old OSCommerce site to the new ec2 instance's elastic IP address. Normally I would have though this ...
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Redirect domain and all the subdomains to a certain sub domain

I am building a site for the alumni association of my school. I have bought a domain myschool.com from GoDaddy. In GoDaddy, I have customised DigitalOcean as name servers. I would like to customise ...
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Domain A record on active directory controller

Currently we have an Active Directory setup for a small network running on Debian 8 and Samba 4. At one point we had to change the ip address of the AD server from 100.0.0.4 to 100.0.0.100. I edited: ...
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DNS round-robin requests not distributed evenly

We have setup two DNS A records, where each points to a load balancer. nslookup ourdomain.com Server: 8.8.8.8 Address: 8.8.8.8#53 Non-authoritative answer: Name: ourdomain.com Address: 52....
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Seperate web/mail server, mailserver won't receive emails [closed]

I have a basic set up: VPS Mailserver Domain Management This is my first experience setting up both a VPS and a separate mail server. My mail server won't receive emails. DNS A mail....
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Suitable Record Type for a web server using a non-standard port?

I need to set up some servers that must be ran on ports above 5000. (This is a request from the client for this job, due to internal policies, and I can't do anything about it). What is concerning me ...
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Pointing www to one place, but keep subdomain here

First of all, sorry for the awful wording in the title. I will try to explain what I actually need and hopefully someone here will know if it's possible or no. Basically I want to point my domain-name....
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Is a CNAME sufficient for a www. record?

I have been doing a server migration, and checking that everything related to DNS is configured correctly by using IntoDNS. After doing this though, it flags up a error saying that there is no A ...
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Do I need “A record” for AWS ELB while I set up CNAME?

I register the domain through GoDaddy. And now i have a AWS EC2 server behind a ELB. I read the document from AWS about setting up the CNAME. which I did. www CNAME elb.aws.address while ...
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Moving a web server without moving the email server

I need to move a client's website off their old host and onto their new host without changing their email server. I've read this extremely thorough answer on a similar question (http://serverfault.com/...
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Accessing original files on a domain which has A-Record redirect to tumblr [closed]

Hosting a tumblr on a custom domain, but allowing access to files that are at that domain, that are outside of the tumblr CMS. The custom domain I've got two A-Record DNS entries that point over to ...
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Why can't MX records point to an IP address?

I understand you should not point a MX record at an IP address directly, but should instead point it to an A record, which, in turns, points to the IP address of your mail server. But, in principle, ...
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CNAME or A Record to Site under www root?

So I have a server that runs a webapp and I have recently installed our BMC Track-IT! help desk software on it. I also installed Track-IT! Web which is client facing allowing users to browse their ...
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How much time does it take for new A-records to start working?

I created a subdomain pointing to another IP address with an A-record about two hours ago. When I try to ping, like pinging from different locations (using online services), I get Unknown host:. The ...
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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.example.com CNAME points to server-01.example.com ...
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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 test1....
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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 s3-website-eu-west-1....
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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 31.220....
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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 ...