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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Why can't a CNAME record be used at the apex (aka root) of a domain?

This is a Canonical Question about CNAMEs at the apices (or roots) of zones It's relatively common knowledge that CNAME records at the apex of a domain are a taboo practice. Example: ...
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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 [on hold]

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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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. ...
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Use htaccess to alias to different hosting

I have a host my.site.com that doesn't support a PHP version that I need, so I got some new hosting at newsite.com that has a more up to date PHP version. I'm going host the site completely on ...
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Using a CNAME to forward traffic from a naked domain

I have a domain, flyh2.com. I use a CName to forward www.flyh2.com to flyh2.elasticbeanstalk.com where my web site is hosted. This is the only way Amazon allows custom domain names. A records aren't ...
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Can we have multiple CNAMES for a single Name?

Can I have multiple CNAMES for a single name? I need this for load balancing. For example, I've two azure storage accounts (say a and b) and the blob addresses for those are a.blob.core.windows.net ...
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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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Cannot get CNAME on DNS to work correctly [closed]

The domain in question is www.photoparata.com. I am hosting it at GoDaddy.com and have it set to be a CNAME to www.miltonstreet.com. When I go to http://centralops.net/co, they have it correct, as ...
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Setting up A and CNAME records for azure shared hosting

I am trying to set up my dns records so that I can point my domain to my azure hosting. Everything is working fine except my www.mydomain.com does not direct to my website on Azure. However ...
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Can I point my zone apex (example.com versus www.example.com) at my website hosted on an another cloud platform (not Amazon)?

I'm stuck with a problem I guess many of you suffered before and I'm trying to solve it my way without moving from Amazon Route 53 DNS services to another DNS provider. I host two applications in two ...
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Using a cname for root/apex DNS zone loses MX records

DNS is hosted with Media Temple - I mentioning this only because I am curious if my logic is wrong or if this is specific to the way the Media Temple front end is translating input from the edit form ...
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VPN Server with site CNAME

I have set up a VPN server on my router and set a subdomain from my website (ex. vpn.mywebsite.com) that forwards my dynamic DNS address, so when I connect to my VPN, my server is vpn.mywebsite.com ...
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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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Pageok given by puppet instead of subdomain files hosted on godaddy

I'm managing the e-commerce website for a retail store in Los Angeles, and use a subdomain hosted on GoDaddy as a fileserver to augment our Online Webstore CMS, which won't take large files (and ...
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Domain provider doesn't provide a way to wildcard CNAME subdomains. Is there something I can do to make this happen? [closed]

So I bought a domain and tried to setup a CNAME for all subdomains (*). Unfortunately, it only lets me CNAME the root(?) domain. I tried talking to customer support, but they were no help. Is there a ...
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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 Redirect Website to another Server

I have two servers, server 1 and server2. The name serververs of the domain points to server1. 1.I have this configuration regarding Server1 DNS Zones: domain.com. 1200 IN A server2-ip Edit ...
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Heroku Application Error on naked domain

I followed some advices to point a domain to a Heroku app. The posts I'm talking about can be found here and here. From the command line I added the custom domains to my app $ heroku domains:add ...
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OK to CNAME all DNS Records when moving hosts

I am moving servers, and with that, going and updating all of the domains A records from the old IP addresses to the new ones. With around 100 domains this is a tedious process. If I set a DNS ...
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Apache2: Trying to map a subdomain to a subdirectory

So basically I want to have: sub.domain.com/anything -> domain.com/asub/anything I'm a bit new to this and a bit confused. The first thing I did was configure my DNS settings so sub.domain.com goes ...
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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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CNAME not working response 403 forbidden

I have created the CNAME (test.mycompanyname.com) for one domain (test.example.com). We have just configured CNAME alone like below, test.mycompanyname.com CNAME test.example.com When we try to ...
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How to route/redirect *.foo.org --> *.foo.biz via DNS records?

I registered my domain foo.org and along with it they gave me foo.biz for free. I don't really like it, but as I said, they gave it to me for free... And I want to route absolutely every request ...
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Subdomains using CNAMEs, what record types are valid?

I know that if I have a website hosted on one sub-domain, I can create an alias sub-domain using CNAME records with the following setup: subdomain.primary.com A 50.50.50.50 subdomain.vanity.com ...
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How to setup an alias in IIS?

I'm a SharePoint developer, so please, bear with me here and I'll provide more information as needed since I'm not sure what I need to specify here! I'm trying to setup an alias in IIS. I have a ...
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Fun this TTLs and many records in PDNS

I got very strange issue for me. I have powerdns server with potentially thousands of cname records. This records inserted to my DNS via mysql queries from network http service. This is a way how I ...
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404 - File or directory not found with Azure/GoDaddy

I'm moving my web host from GoDaddy to Azure, and I'm getting the error above. These are the steps I followed: 1) Made my azure website the paid (yet shared) version 2) Went to GoDaddy and changed ...
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How to point subdomain to another subdomain using afraid.org and CloudFlare

So I have one subdomain from afraid.org (let's call it sub.afraid.org) and one domain registered somewhere (sub.domain.com) using CloudFlare DNS with it. What I want to do is point sub.afraid.org to ...