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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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 ...
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pointing different records to a CNAME record

I am trying to figure out the following and want to know "why" this is or is not possible. May an MX record “point to” a CNAME record? May a CNAME record “point to” a CNAME record? May an A record ...
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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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Amazon S3 appears to be blocking cloudflare IP addresses. How do I fix it?

I have static content that is being served by Cloudflare. Cloudflare points to Amazon S3 to pick up the static content and serves it via a CNAME (cdn.mydomain.com). The bucket is setup properly and ...
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BIND and SERVFAIL

I know that this is a little outside the scope of this website, but I am trying to set up a test DNS server, and it absolutely refuses to resolve the local domains. I've tried following the advice of ...
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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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Performance penalty when using CNAME

We are using the current CNAME record for a server, i.e. foo.example.com => CNAME => server1.example.com server1.example.com => CNAME => ec2-34-142-138-31.compute-1.amazonaws.com ...
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mod_rewrite after a cname

I have the domain foo.bar.example.com. foo is one of many sub-subdomains under bar.example.com. I need to capture and redirect all links at foo.bar.example.com that begin with "/special/". ...
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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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How to add CNAME in tinydns for reset gmail password?

I want to reset my gmail password ( I added my domain on google app ). In this link http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=112038 Google says too add Reset the administrator ...
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My registrar is OVH, my hosting is AlwaysData, how do I configure the DNS?

I own at OVH: xxx.mydomain.com I want it as an alias for: yyy.alwaysdata.net How do I proceed? In the end, I want all requests to : xxx.mydomain.com/whatever returning the same as: ...
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is it possible to Point a cname record to a wilcard subdomain [closed]

*.mydomain.com is pointing to this directory /home/mydirectory so if I enter : foo.mydomain.com or bar.mydomain.com it points to /home/mydirectory in another domaine I've set a CNAME as : ...
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DNS setup: CNAME vs wildcard for SaaS

So I'm new to actually caring about how DNS's actually work, as opposed to plugging stuff in and troubleshooting. I have an application that will display different information depending on what domain ...
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CNAME: cross-site redirections toward subdomains

Good day everyone, I saw many documentation about cname, but it couldn't help defining what was wrong with my approach. I am stuck on a CNAME problem. I would welcome your advice and tips there. ...
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What's the difference between `dig` and `host` when querying a specific name-server?

I was using this command to verify if I'd set things up correctly with a DNS provider: host hostname.example.com ns1.example-nameserver.com As far as I can tell, this asks ...
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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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Moving hosting from godaddy to heroku - need a CNAME for myapp.herokuapp.com, should I remove the A record? [duplicate]

I've moved my web site hosting from godaddy to heroku. In DNS, I know I need a CNAME record for myapp.herokuapp.com; but what do I do with the A record? Seems like I need that for smtp, as the smtp ...
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HTTPS CNAME setup for CDN

Background I need to host some files on our CDN (edgecast) which will be available over HTTPS. I would usually accomplish this by using the provided CDN url, i.e. https://wav22.233d.edgecast.com/.... ...
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CNAME domain to heroku app

I've got a domain hosted (DNS only) on Dreamhost. I've got www.mydomain.com CNAME'd to my web app on heroku, I would also like to CNAME just the domain (mydomain.com). Ofcourse, you can only CNAME ...
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How to add a CNAME for localhost in BIND 9?

I am doing web development and host the local versions of sites on my machine. I have Linux Slackware 14.0 with BIND 9.9.1-P3. In my named.conf I have this: zone "localhost" IN { type master; ...
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Which FQDN hostname to use for SSL certificate signing request- when using a CNAME record?

We have a subdomain (https://portal.company.com) that is the alias for a different hostname (defined in a CNAME record). This dynamic DNS hostname (https://portal.dlinkddns.com) resolves to the ...
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Moving WP blog to Tumblr but still use old WP server's images? [closed]

I've successfully moved my old WP blog that I hosted on my server to a Tumblr blog by using the CNAME to point to it. However, all of the Tumblr blog's photos are still hosted on my old WP blog, so ...
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Adding cname without putting the subdomain

I want to point www.example.com or example.com to abc.example2.com. In my cname zone settings for example.com, I have added a cname as follows: name: www.example.com type: cname value: ...
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How can I get my MyDomain-registered domain to point to a new URL?

Sometime before, MyDomain allows CNAMEing of second-level domains, and I naively used that. Now I thought I had specified everything using an A record, and last night I changed the entry for ...
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How to set up CNAME to point to Azure

Here's the story. I have an application on azure. I would like to set up an A-record. My main domain is myhost.dk and my azure adress is myhost.azurewebsites.net. The Azure guide says that I have to ...
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DNS record for thousand domains [closed]

I'm working at a small webhosting company. I have to set up the autoconfig (Thunderbird) and autodicover (Outlook) files, so that user (who have their own domain names, like www.userxyz.com) could set ...
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Sendmail issue with IPv6

I have an email server configured with multiple-instance of sendmail running each on different IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. Everything is running smooth until a point where for some domains/emails ...
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Many domains/sites hosted on same server, CNAME alternatives to avoid writing same IP in DNS?

I have many sites (each one with its own domain) all on the same cPanel hosted server (let's say server IP is 1.1.1.1 and server main domain is myserver.com) All these domains use third party DNS ...
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Will kerberos work with CNAMEs if I have the SPN created for the A record as well?

We are currently setting up a SQL 2012 environment and it will be used for storing data that will be accessed by SSRS in sharepoint integrated mode. We will be using Kerberos for authentication. ...
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CNAME domain to another domain, but keep different SPF records for the two?

SCENARIO: mydomain.com is the main website, we do send/receive mail using address@mydomain.com. mydomain.com DNS has got an SPF record "v=spf1 a mx ~all" mydomain.net is just an alias for ...
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Will an MX record “follow” a CNAME record?

I have a situation I'm trying to work through that I'm not entirely sure how to solve. Here's the situation: I have a domain, let's say sub.otherdomain.com, that I want to set up e-mail addresses ...
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Domain not resolving with CNAME

I'm really struggling to get a website up and running for the NHS. Apologies in advance as it's the first time I've had to setup a domain without using NS records so I'm a tad out of my depth. I ...
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Windows Server 2008 DNS server CNAME resolution and TTLs

We have a Windows 2008 SP2 DNS server configured to use root hints. We have a certain MX record lookup that it periodically fails to resolve for our client machines. The lookup is for the MX record ...
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Multiple domains resolve to one domain [closed]

I have the following scenario: domain1.com domain2.com domain3.com domain4.com Whenever someone types www.domain1.com or www.domain2.com or www.domain3.com she should be redirected to ...
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Why does Google use A record for www instead of CNAME? [closed]

Is A significantly faster than CNAME in this case? $ dig www.google.com ; <<>> DiG 9.8.1-P1 <<>> www.google.com ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;; ...
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CNAME Setup on Different Server

I have domain and hosting at GoDaddy.com with domain earthline.info. But my email is located at CBN.net.id. I have setup the mx with this configuration: But for CNAME, i'm not sure what i must ...
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Heroku apex record setup

I have a heroku application and I want to configure my domain to redirect the apex record to www.. Are there any free services I could use for this purpose? I mean other than rolling my own solution ...
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Regarding Cnames, A Records (Internal Network Forwarding to External Domain)

It is not possible to do a redirect from internal DNS to external domain correct? We have a subdomain test.internaldomain.com and internally we want it to point to external url, including full path: ...