A CNAME record or Canonical Name record is a type of resource record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that specifies that the domain name is an alias of another, canonical domain name.

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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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Set MX records on a CNAME domain (heroku app)

I have a heroku app on a subdomain like x.herokuapp.com which is mapped to my domain name via a CNAME record. I want emails to be handled by zohomail so I've tried setting up MX records but these seem ...
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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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CNAME Setup on Apache to Point to a Site Hosted On Another Server [duplicate]

I'm trying to setup a CNAME record on an Apache server. Basically, what I want is to redirect a site on a different server (e.g., http://siteName.com/index.php) to beta.siteName.com (which is on AWS). ...
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How to create a catch all Apache VHOST entry? [closed]

Hi I'm trying to allow users to domain map to us using CNAME's. Our server is running CentOS 6.4 and Apache. When I create a CNAME on another domain we have with the values: test.otherdomain.com -> ...
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SSL Certificate on CNAME

I have been reviewing the other posts regarding the issue, but having some trouble understanding since I've tried implementing it but still not able to figure it out. I have 2 servers. The main ...
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Why does RFC 2181 disallow MX record with a CNAME exchange?

According to RFC 2181 http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2181#section-10.3 10.3. MX and NS records The domain name used as the value of a NS resource record, or part of the value of a MX ...
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Unable to point CNAME of subdomain of my website to it's tumblr blog in plesk [closed]

I created a tumblr blog for my website. And I want to host it on blog.mywebsite.com subdomain. Tumblr says that I should add CNAME instead of A Records to domains.tumblr.com. But the problem is that ...
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MS Exchange 2003 to Google Apps Migration Domain Verification

My company just decided to move to Google Apps due to lots of technical issues with our Exchange 2003 server. I have just signed up for the free trial account for Google Apps and one of the first ...
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Emails old MX, A and CNAME records [closed]

I need urgent help please. One of my clients had a domain(example.com) which they forgot who they bought it from 3 years ago. i transferred it to my hosting account as addon domain, then they told me ...
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Switching to different domain registrar and different host without any website or email downtime

What I currently have: Domain registered at register - oldregister.com Website hosted at different host - oldhosting.com Email hosted at different email provider - oldemailhosting.com What I want: ...
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How to point CNAME to Digital Ocean droplet

Having an issue trying to point a CNAME to my Digital Ocean droplet I created a CNAME on DNSimple and pointed it to the IP address of my Digital Ocean droplet: ironman4x4.adamgeorge.com I've tested ...
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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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How does my registrar (Namecheap) let me set up a CNAME record on the apex domain?

Namecheap seems to let me create a CNAME record on the apex domain, which I thought was contrary to the definition of a CNAME record: It works (correctly loading up my static site from S3). ...
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DNS server not resolving github page properly after two days

I had GitHub pages set up at mypage.github.io. I changed it to mynewpage.github.io with a new account and repository. I deleted the old CNAME and configured another CNAME in DNSimple to point to the ...
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Server responds to non-www but not to www. DNS problems?

The www. version of the site is not being routed. non-www version is served correctly. My registrar is with FastHosts, and I am wanting to move from 1and1 to DigitalOcean for web server with ...
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CName and A type sites hosted with and without SSL [closed]

Ok, I have a bit of a complicated set up that works for the most part, but recently I've had to migrate a couple sites to my server and I can't seem to get things working the way I want. I have 5 ...
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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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Can I set a CNAME to point to the CNAME of a separate domain [duplicate]

I want to insulate myself from changes to the domain of the server we're using. For example, right now we need to point to: www.oursite.com. IN CNAME www.myserver.com. But the service we're ...
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Error 404 on CNAME forward

In my DNS manager, GoDaddy I made some A Record that points to *.mirror for my domain Now when I access URL 123.mirror.mydomain.com from the browser I can see that my app is loaded, and its all OK. ...
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What is the best way to configure Apache or AWS to support a Rails multi tenancy application that allows each customer to have their own domain name?

I'm building a Rails 3 SaaS site that allows for multi-tenancy. When a customer signs up they put in their own domain name, e.g. example.com. I need example.com to point to my SaaS application and ...
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Redirecting an entire domain to another in one CNAME record [duplicate]

Is there a way to redirect an entire domain to another domain through one CNAME record? For example [anyhost].domain1.com pointing to [anyhost].domain2.com where no matter what host name I enter in ...
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How to define www and .com as the canonical versions of the domain?

Trying to figure out how the DNS should be configured for the domains foo.com and foo.net so that: www.foo.com is the canonical version of the domain (foo.com should also still work) foo.net and ...
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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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Why can't a CNAME record be used at the apex of a domain?

It's relatively common knowledge that CNAME records at the apex of a domain are a taboo practice. Example: example.com. IN CNAME ithurts.example.net. In a best case scenario nameserver software ...
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How do I make my godaddy domain automatically redirect to a github page [closed]

I recently bought a .com domain (call it mydomain.com) from godaddy and I'm trying to make it so that whenever someone types in mydomain.com, their browser will load mydomain.github.io. I've already ...
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DNS CNAME infinite recursion

DNS can handle recursions in CNAME fields. But I was just wondering what would happen if I do something like this, when configuring the DNS for the example.com domain: a IN CNAME ...
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How does this main domain have a CNAME record?

I was under the impression that only subdomains could have CNAME records: main domains need to define all their own records. However, apt-get.com seems to have only a CNAME record. How can this work? ...
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NAS share not accessible using a CNAME from Windows 2008 R2

I have a NAS filer share say \xyz.abc.def.com. I am trying to access the share from Windows server 2008R2 Server. We have a CNAME xyz.def.com pointing to xyz.abc.def.com. I am able to access the ...
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cname and wordpress domain map

I have a domain like this (www.example.com.br) and I'm also the manager for the domain and the nameservers too (the nameservers are Bind). Now I have a blog from wordpress.com and I wanted to map ...
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CNAME records query

I have a control panel with Enta which lets me mess with my DNS settings. So i have added a CNAME record to point to an IP address. Assume my website is called: www.example.com I have added a ...
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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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redirecting www.www cname zone file

I have configured a zone fine on dns and now if i type the domain it redirect to www.www.domain.com instead www.domain.com Can anyoane help to sort it out and find what is wrong in the zone file? ...
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can't delete Resource Records through CMD in Windows Sever 2008

Final Update Problem erased in the least acceptable way: After re-installing the DNS-Server lead to even more problems, I re-installed the whole Operating System and - up to now - everything works ...
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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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CNAME domain nslookup refused [closed]

I have a domain1.ir configured in my dns server as a master zone domain. This is my dns records for this domain: $ttl 1H domain1.ir. IN SOA dns.domain1.ir. info@domain1.ir. ( ...
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cname vs 301 redirect on namecheap

I am having trouble figuring out my DNS record types. I want the www subdomain to be my "canonical" page, so my configuration looks like this: www A record type actual ip address @ 301 ...
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Is there a way to tell if a URL is instantiated a 302, 301, or redirect via CNAME? [closed]

My question sums it up. If I navigate to a certain URL, is there a way for me to tell as a user whether or not that domain name is CNAME'ing, or performing a 302/301?
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Is VirtualHost Entry Required for CNAME Pointing to Same DocumentRoot?

www.example.com. 1800 IN CNAME example.com. other.example.com. 1800 IN CNAME example.com. Which method is correct in Apache when all entries point to the exact same ...
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Best way to add a DNS wildcard record for a domain

What is the best way to add a DNS wildcard record for a domain? I want example.net, www.example.net, a.b.c.www.example.net, ... going to one server. Now I use: example.net. 60 IN A ...
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Can't ssh to CNAME'd hostname

Why can't I ssh using the hostname specified in my CNAME record? I can ssh in just fine when I use the hostname it points to. It's been more than 72 hours. I've got a domain "mydomain.com", and it ...
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Way to find all domains that have a CNAME to my domain? [closed]

I have a web service that allows users to white-label our software by using their own domain over ours. This is done by the user adding a CNAME record from their domain to our domain. Is there a way ...
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CNAME to Amazon does not resolve

I see a lot of people using IP addresses like, ec2-54.208.90.77.compute-1.amazonaws.com Just for reference, that's my actual instance IP address. However, when I try I get, $ nslookup ...
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cPanel CNAME is being ignored

I have a server with cPanel installed (version 11.42.0 build 23) and a main domain my-site.com. Let's pretend the IP address is 1.2.3.4 (Sorry I'm not allowed to disclose the real ip address). I also ...
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Are there DNS servers supporting ALIAS type for apex records?

DNSimple and AWS Route53 are supporting ALIAS records that allow similar functionality to CNAMES for @ (Apex) records in DNS. I'm running a DNS server (Bind) that is currently hosting around 1500 ...
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Configuration: DNS or Apache

I have the following problem. I have two domains: www.domain1.de and www.domain2.de I also have path is on Jelastic server where to find my PHP page myphpsite.jelastic.dogado.eu. Now I wanted to do ...
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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. ...