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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Apache + Tumblr Custom Domain

Have searcehed high and low for answer to this, but haven't found one. Problem: I want to use a subdomain (blog.archivism.ca) of my domain (archivism.ca) as my tumblr custom domain. I created the ...
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Email forwarding and CNAME records

I have a Heroku app and a domain that maps to it. The host records are set up as follows: Now I want email to admin@mydomain.com to be forwarded to my gmail account. I was told by the support for my ...
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CNAME redirects behaving differently for two domains

I have two domains - oliverhaslam.com and ojhaslam.co.uk. Both are registered with the same company, and both have A records pointing to my server's IP address. Both also have CNAME records pointing ...
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Is subdomain (CNAME) slower than using original address?

I am no expert at this at all, so I am wandering is there a difference in speed, etc. when using some subdomain (CNAME record) over the original address? For example, when using CDN like Amazon S3. ...
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Cname to multi-level heroku subdomain

I'm trying to create a cname that points from my custom domain (s.mydomain.com) to a multilevel subdomain hosted on heroku (me.myapp.herokuapp.com). I've created the Cname s.mydomain.com with the ...
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DNS: CNAME as www record

I'm considering changing the DNS www records of a domain name from an A record to a CNAME. Various questions and answers on serverfault are not as clear cut as I'd hoped. Also, many DNS checking tools ...
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SSL, CNAME, and multiple domains

Say I have an SSL Certificate for a super cool site that I offer, like https://secure.coolsite.com/ (Not my site, just an example). Then lets say I had a customer who wanted to have a CNAME to my site ...
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map subdomain to another subdomain via cname

Question: I need to get DNS configured to point a subdomain from one domain (which I will generally not be controlling) to another subdomain on a different domain name. Testing this process using a ...
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Circumvent ID10T domain parking after MyDomain software migration?

I have been a happy customer of MyDomain.com, which handles domain stuff for http://JonathansCorner.com, which is my personal site handled correctly and http://JonathanHayward.com, which is CNAMEd to ...
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CNAME point subdomain to another domain

I know this has been asked before in various forms, but I've tried all the suggestions and had no luck (or maybe skills). I am trying to point a subdomain (mail.abcd.com) to Rackspace's hosted ...
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Cname record to dns server

I have a nameserver of my hoster called ns1.hoster.com. I would like users of my (hosted) application to use my branded nameserver called ns1.mybrand.com. ns1.mybrand.com points to ns1.hoster.com ...
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How to redirect the subdomain of a domain - Blogger [closed]

I have a blogger blog put up, and Google told me to add some A records in order to enable a www-free redirection to the full www domain. So by adding those, visiting bitfalls.com (which is my blog) ...
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Issue with CNAME and Virtual Hosts

I'm using Apache and I have a CNAME DNS record for sub2.sub1.domain1.com that points to sub1.domain1.com And I have an A DNS record for sub1.domain1.com that points to the IP. Then in my ...
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Alias one set of Subdomains to another

I have to domains that I want to effectively mirror one another on select subdomains. Let's say they are pirates.com and ninjas.com and i want ninjas to mirror the content on pirates. When I visit ...
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CNAMES between two domains

This is a two part question PART 1 I have two domains domain1.com, with a subdomain (sub1.sub2.domain1.com) domain2.com, with no subdomains. If I create a CNAME of corp.domain2.com, that points ...
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Dynamic IP and MX Record

I have read that I "must not" use CNAMEs in MX record entries. My in-house mail server is connected to the internet with a provider where the IP changes every two/three months. I have a subdomain ...
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I get a 403 when requesting a JS file from CloudFront

This is new to me so please excuse me if I have no idea what I'm talking about (: I'm trying to set up my own CDN with CloudFront and S3 through a subdomain by adding a CNAME to that subdomain to ...
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Redirecting SubDomain To A Custom Address [closed]

I need some help because I'm new in this thing so please. I bought a domain from BigRock and I hosted it on blogger so I want to redirect my subdomain to a link. I mean any link like my fb profile ...
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Replacing old server with new but different hostname & same IP

We have an old server 2000 and lots of users point to it by hostname and by its IP e.g \\server1, we have a new server 2008 R2 with new name serverlocation1 All folders and data have been sync'toy'd ...
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DNS CNAME record - connection was reset

I am quite new to DNS and have set up a CNAME record for a new domain that I have bought pointing at subdomain.domain2.com. When I put in my URL http://www.domain1.com I get The connection was ...
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Is stage.*.example.com valid for a wildcard DNS CNAME?

We are creating a web app that will have vanity subdomains such as user1.example.com. Since we'll have many subdomains, they need to be dynamic. We want to have a public "stage" area where we can test ...
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How long does it take for a Route 53 CNAME to work?

I have set up a CNAME in Amazon's Route 53 to point to another server. This is a new CNAME for a new subdomain pointing to an existing domain name. With other DNS providers that I've worked with, new ...
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More than one CNAME for S3 website

Is it possible to have more that one CNAME for amazon web services S3 web site? In docs it is said that bucket name should be equal CNAME. mysite.com and www.mysite.com as aliaces do I need to ...
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How can i set new domains to respond to my server [closed]

I would like to create a page for new clients in my hosting. When someone register a domain, sometimes that person don't have a dns, or the hosting didn't created the account. So the page will not ...
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Detecting TLD for localization

I have many TLD's for my domain, for US users it's .COM, for German users it's .DE, etc. I redirect them all to the .COM domain using CNAME records. The reason is to prevent getting a penalty from ...
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CNAME not resolving

I've got a domain (example.com) registered with godaddy and pointed to nameservers hosted by linode. I've got a multisite WordPress install on linode (blogs.com) and I want to point the domain to a ...
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Confused about CNAME and subdomains

I have an app that sits at exampleapplication.com. It's a rails application sitting on an Apache/Passenger stack. The app is set up to use subdomain constraints to point to user accounts (e.g. ...
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Do I need an SSL certificate if all traffic is being redirected to another secure domain?

I currently use a CNAME to silently direct all traffic for http://cdn.domain.com to my Rackspace Cloud Files domain at http://cxxx.rxx.cxx.rackcdn.com. Now I also want to silently direct all HTTPS ...
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Do CNAME records require time to propagate?

When I typically update DNS ("A" records) I will allow for an extended period of time for the changes to propagate throughout the root nameservers. Do I need to make this same allowance for updates ...
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Do I need a subdomain or CNAME?

I have a domain with Godaddy (mysite.com) which is pointing to my AWS EC2 box. Now I need a launchpad link on my website so that if the user clicks on it it would point to launch.mysite.com This ...
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Integrate an hosted e-commerce solution in a web site hosted on a different server [closed]

In mydomain.com i need to integrate an ecommerce page that i would like to be hosted by a different provider. For what I understood I have to create a subdomain store.mydomain.com from the cpanel and ...
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Serving static site with Amazon S3 [closed]

I want to host my static site www.something.com on Amazon S3. I've followed these instructions however I'm still having trouble. Specifically when I browse to www.something.com I'm sent to whatever my ...
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Is whitelisting a CNAME enough?

We are working on setting up a list of domain names we need to have whitelisted for educational institutions who use our site. We are using AWS S3 as well as cloudfront. In our cloud front, we ...
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Gmail DNS Settings - Do I need CNAME and an A Record?

I'm just a little confused... I'm using Gmail for my mail service, and have followed their instructions. I wanted to allow users to access their email via mail.mydomain.com, but just hoping to get a ...
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Detect CNAME chains in BIND zone file

Are there any tools available to automatically detect (and optionally correct) CNAME chains in BIND zone files? I am trying to clean up a rather large zone file (15,000+ resource records) so I'm ...
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CNAME subdomain of subdomain with content on first subdomain

Okay so maybe that title is a bit confusing but here is what I'm trying to do: I have a subdomain with content at my.example.com I want to set up something like sub.my.example.com This does not ...
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cpanel - I'd like to add CNAME for domain.com [duplicate]

I want to change an A record of my root domain www.domain.com to CNAME dyndns.org. But the cpanel gives me the following error: already has a SOA record. You may not mix CNAME records with other ...
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CNAME would only connect ipv6 connection

I signed up for freenet6's ipv6 tunnel. Everyone (even ipv4) can access my XAMPP server by using http://myaccount.broker.freenet6.net no problem. What I want to accomplish is to setup a domain instead ...
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DNS Help (CNAMEs and A Records)

I'm trying to set up my DNS properly so that I can have hosting through PHPFog and email services using MailGun. PHPFog has us redirect the naked domain to the www and then use a CNAME to point the ...
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ISPConfig Creating CNAME and A for web domain [closed]

I have ISpConfig 3. I have an ip address "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx". I want to configure this to point to http://www.my.mydomain.com I have created DNS record and configured "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx". and domain ...
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PowerDNS CNAME with multiple A records produces unexpected results

This problem from what i can tell is isolated to PowerDNS. The servers are running two packages pdns-static-3.0.1-1.i386.rpm and pdns-recursor-3.3-1.i386.rpm on the most recent version of Amazon ...
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Is it possible to route *.example.com to a single machine without registering extra domains?

I would like to achieve something similar to what wordpress.com does - giving each user its own subdomain. user1.wordpress.com would in the VirtualHosts setup of Apache would have its DocRoot at ...
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CNAME versus an additional A&AAAA record

So, let us say that we have set-up an A record and an AAAA record for @, and for www we have set-up a CNAME pointing to @. When a new visitor visits example.com and the webserver sends a 301 ...
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CNAME to wildcard subdomain only getting default server page

We're having problem with a server config, and I hope I can get some help with this as its driving us mad! Basically, we have an app set up at domain.com, and wildcard subdomains set up on the same ...
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Is It OK to Rewrite Email Addresses Intended for Remote Delivery to Use CNames?

I've discovered that a remote site is rewriting email intended for our machines to use the CName of the machine that the mail was addressed to (e.g. mail@virtual.virtualdomain.com becomes ...
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Why can I resolve this hostname but not a cname to this hostname?

If I run dig against a hostname, I get the according cname, however I get an NXDOMAIN error (non existent domain). if I run dig against the cname I got, I can resolve it to an IP address ...
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Handling range in CNAME

We have different set of CNAMEs pointing to different subdomains. These subdomains (a.domain.com, b.domain.com) are pointing to different IPs on different machines. # Server A a1.domain.com pointing ...
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DNS A Records For One Domain On Two Servers [closed]

I have two servers, both of which host multiple websites. I would like both servers setup to use a single domain. I have Kloxo installed on both of them and would like to be able to access it via a ...
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How to get a custom Amazon s3 url?

Right now when I upload a file to my Amazon s3 buckert the url to the file looks like this: https://s3.amazonaws.com/<MY BUCKET NAME>/filename.extension I would like to use something like ...
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App Engine: Redirecting domain (not google apps) to appengine without Host records

I would like to redirect a domain to app engine, but my Domain provider only allows me to set information for Primary DNS and Secondary DNS. It means that there is no possibilities to set host records ...