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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Access LAN server using DNS CNAME

I have a local server running Redis, Mongo, and MySQL servers. I can access it with its LAN IP address (192.168.*. *), but I can't access it by its CNAME. I have the server set up in the DMZ of our ...
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How to create a catch-all subdomain in IIS 7.5?

How can I create a catchall for any unspecified subdomains of website.com in IIS 7.5 on Windows Server 2008 RC2? I have already configured a CNAME DNS entry for *.website.com pointing to ...
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CNAME exception

I have a CNAME entry: static IN CNAME c.commondatastorage.googleapis.com. and I was wondering whether it is possible to make an exception for it? an extra rule that when the URI is ...
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CNAME record setting for google apps in BIND9

I need to reset the admin account and password for the google apps control panel because the old admin is virtually not available . In order to verify the ownership, CNAME record need to edited as per ...
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What's actually requested when alias is set up in Apache with CNAME?

I have many sub-domains set to my development machine like the following. test1.example.com => 192.168.0.7 test2.example.com => 192.168.0.7 ... (about 30 domains like this) I have many sites on my ...
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What Type of DNS Record do I Need to Make a Sub-domain?

I'm making a website, and I need a sub-domain. I need to email my host so he can add the sub-domain linking, but I don't know which type of DNS record to add on my end in the DNS. Is it A or CNAME? ...
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Is there any way to point the root domain to a CNAME? [duplicate]

Here is the problem: we host our website with an external provider that doesn't give us an IP address, rather, they give us a domain where we point our www CNAME record to. I assume they are using ...
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Redirect a domain to a new server which is managing multiple domains

I want to forward a domain (old.com) to another one (new.com) which is located on another server. The problem is, this new server already hosts 2 domains (new.com and other.com), and the redirection ...
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need to help with dns cname recode

I am running app on mydomain.com, when abc customer ask for instance of my app, I create a subdomain (like abc.mydomain.com) and put copy of app to that subdomain. That's fine. When abc ask for their ...
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messed up confused dns records!

I'm totally new to this, please help. While trying to redirect the mail from my server to gmail using MX records, I think I've messed up, and I'm way confused about that. First: I can set DNS records ...
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pointing a domain to an IP address on a server with cname

Here is the scenario: I have a centOS server with multiple ip addresses associated with it The primary domain name is example.com with ip address x.x.x.1 I tell my client to point his cname to my ...
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Best practice for placing DNS records and subdomains

Say I have mydomain.com: Is it better to use option A: [A] mydomain.com 123.45.67.89 [A] www.mydomain.com 123.45.67.89 or option B: [A] mydomain.com 123.45.67.89 [CNAME] ...
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Changing web host but not mail host

I have a client who switched their web hosting to my linode, but wants to keep their mail services on bluehost. Everything web-related switched over fine. I'm encountering undeliverable mail when ...
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Network DNS Issues Complicated by Amazon EC2 DNS CNAME

I am getting some strange DNS/Network issues accessing sites running on my Ubuntu 10.10 instance on EC2. I have 6 sites VHosted on a single LAMP stack which have been quite happily working for a month ...
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Do CNAME records overrule A records?

I have several A records like so: Subdomain IP Address example.example.com 198.51.100.0 example.com 203.0.113.0 And a CNAME record that looks like this: Alias ...
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TXT record is forwarded because of CNAME

I want to verify my domain name with google apps, by using DNS verification. This involves making a TXT record with a generated value by google. However, I have a CNAME record for the "mydomain.com". ...
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What does the TTL on a CNAME record mean?

Due to how many servers are involved in my network, I have a hard time keeping them all organized. Some of them don't have static IP's, so I thought it might be nice if I made a config.mydomain.com ...
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Configuring a domain to point to a subdirectory of another domain

I have a client who has their main domain (x.com) through Network Solutions. They also have registered y.com and y.org, but this time through Media Temple (no hosting on either domain). What they're ...
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Not able to mask test.example.com with a CNAME of live.example.com. Simple issue?

Windows 2008, IIS7 environment. Have a site running on our Web Server where I'm trying to simplify the URL in the form of http://test-machine-name.sub.example.com to be http://live.sub.example.com. ...
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How to setup a CNAME entry

A third party has asked me to setup a new subdomain and point it too sub.theirdomain.com. Apparently I can do this with a single CNAME record. Although I set it up over 24 hours ago, it doesn't seem ...
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Linux CNAME without nameserver

Is there a way to setup CNAMEs without using an actual nameserver? This is for testing purposes on EC2 so any (hacky?) way of doing it would be good. Or, if there's a light DNS server that's easy to ...
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CNAME help - wildcard DNS for SaaS

I am trying to figure out how to allow my users to use a CNAME for their unique wildcard domain. (user1.wlapi.com), etc I read here: ...
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How do I setup an off-server email system, similar to Google apps.. but not Google…?

We have a website hosted on a server that does not have any type of mail system installed. I want to setup an IMAP and POP email system for my company. We want ournames@ourdomain.com (in otherwords, ...
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DNS, Do A Record wildcards have priority over more-specific CNAMEs?

We have a wildcard set up to handle all subdomains for "example.com" A RECORD: *.example.com points to 10.10.10.10 We have a more specific A record to handle a special subdomain (this works fine): ...
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CNAME - MX Records (Google Apps)

I need to know if I can "CNAME" older domains to a new domain names so that BOTH email addresses and browser requests will still work. I say this is because I will need emails for ...
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DNS record question

I have two Windows domains/separate forests. One forest consist of what is left of the bought-out company's domain. They have 5 servers that still have important data and need to be worked with on a ...
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Which domain should I tell users to point their CNAME records towards?

I am about to start offering a premium service on my SAAS product. At the moment my users have http://www.mydomain.com/groups/groupname/ I have it working so that they can add a CNAME record on ...
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How to set up a Gatekeeper hosting setup that serves pages if they exist, but defaults to another server if it doesn't exist?

I'm building a gatekeeper app that lets the owner of MyClientsSite.com show a modified page that I'm hosting on MySite.com, but visitors to MyClientsSite.com can't know that the modified page is ...
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Automatically CNAME alias subdomain to domain

I don't entirely understand the web's obsession with 'www', but accepting it, for any given web-related DNS request I usually make a point of registering both 'sub.domain.tld' and ...
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Pointing www to a CDN(Akamai)

Why would someone point(CNAME) www.example.com to a cdn? When I run host on Etsy, I get a [c]$ host www.etsy.com www.etsy.com is an alias for www.etsy.com.edgekey.net. www.etsy.com.edgekey.net is an ...
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IE Kerberos failure on some machines with CNAME web server (with SPN for host's A record)

It's fairly well known that IE doesn't like to do Kerberos against hosts that are registered in DNS as CNAMEs. What happens is that IE turns around and uses the underlying A record for the host for ...
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CNAME to AWS Public DNS?

Instead of assigning an Elastic IP to an EC2 instance, can I just CNAME a URL to the instance's public DNS name?
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How do I enable Windows XP's Windows Explorer to accept CNAME aliases in the address bar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Configure Windows Machine to Allow File Sharing with DNS Alias Environment: Let's say my server name is OU812 and its IP address is 172.100.51.50. In DNS Manager ...
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Issues using gmail with google apps and external domain

I have recently tried to use gmail through google apps as my main email client, but I'm experiencing a few different problems. I am managing the domain (conjunktiondesign.co.uk) through 123reg.co.uk ...
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Amazon AWS Ec2 instance, Elastic IP, Domain name from external domainseller, and Google Apps for Email

We are hosting our site on an Ec2 instance. Our Elastic IP is w.x.y.z and Public DNS is: ec2-w-x-y-z.compute-1.amazonaws.com. We've bought a domain name domainname.com from a lesser known ...
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Setting alias for DynDNS domain

I've created DynDNS domain for testing my local sites, and i'm having trouble with pointing to root domain. From my registrar (GoDaddy) I've created a CNAME for www to point my example.dyndns.com so ...
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Redirect subdomain.example.org to somethingelse.com hidden to the user?

I'm not knowledgeable at all about C-NAMES, A-RECORDS, name servers and the like, so just bear with me on this one: I want to redirect subdomain.example.org to another domain somethingelse.com. I do ...
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Does an SSL certificate work on CNAME'd urls?

Suppose I create sub domain per user, something like mysite.test.com which is secured under a wildcard ssl certificate. If I allow users to have their own custom url via a CNAME would the new url ...
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How does bit.ly allow anyone to use cname.bit.ly as their CNAME?

To use bit.ly pro, you need to make a CNAME entry pointing to cname.bit.ly How does cname.bit.ly have to be configured in order to let this happen? Updated for a more detailed explanation. ...
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Move primary domain hosting from GoDaddy, but keep email & subdomains there w/ non-GoDaddy registrar

Given a domain registered through DotRegistrar, with GoDaddy as the current host (shared hosting) I need to figure out how to move the hosting for the primary domain to another hosting provider ...
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pop.gmail.com custom CNAME redirect own DNS record (Google Apps)

I've been searching everywhere to see if there's a way to get your own URL for Google Apps imap/pop, so users can enter pop.xxxx.com as POP server to get their google apps mail When I try a CNAME ...
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Need help with cname entries, wrt amazon S3

I want to host my images on Amazon S3. So I created a bucket by the name images.foo.com and added a CNAME entry with the record host as images.foo.com and a record answer as s3.amazonaws.com. There ...
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www a-record vs cname-record

I have a website that I will be hosting the DNS for (testing purposes at first and then it will have some limited traffic). I have set up DNS so that site.tld has an A record to the actual IP, but I ...
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In DNS can an IN NS point to a CNAME?

Is it allowed to have an NS record be a CNAME? E.g.: subdomain.example.com. IN NS ns1.example.com. ns1.example.com. CNAME foo.example.com. foo.example.com. IN A ...
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MX records and CNAMEs

I realize similar questions were asked/answered on this, but I have a subtle detail to which I can not find answers anywhere. Let's exemplify with the following DNS entries: foo.example.com A ...
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GoDaddy.com help!

I created a web site with GoDaddy.com (but it is hosted through "web.me.com") that is accessible by going "www.example.com" but typing "example.com" will NOT go to my site. This is my first website ...
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CNAME rule being ignored

On a server with Plesk installed I have added a CNAME rule pointing from one of the sites subdomains to an external website. I have checked the named configuration for that domain name and it shows ...
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Azure cloud app subdomain pointing to actual domain

Say we have a domain xyz.com registered with some registrar ... we pointed that domain to the name server of our dedicated server where the DNS will be hosted for that domain. Now, we just want that ...
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IIS 7 - website works without www, but not with

I have a personal website that I am hosting at home (using web server 2008) that works without www, but not with. Can someone PLEASE walk me through setting up CNAME, A, and what not. I have zero ...
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Free service similar to 2static.it?

I have a domain with a wordpress install which sets up global cookies. I'm trying to decrease page load times by having a static subdomain to serve up images and javascript. Unfortunately I cannot ...