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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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 [duplicate]

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 [closed]

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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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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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; ...