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 use CNAME in Route 53+S3 combination

I have been going through Amazon's docs on using Route 53 in conjunction with S3 to serve static websites. The strategy they show is to do: example.com A -> alias to ...
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What is a technical explanation for why apex CNAME records are unfeasible?

It's relatively common knowledge that CNAME records at the apex of a domain are a taboo practice. Example: example.com. IN CNAME ithurts.example.net. In a best case scenario nameserver software ...
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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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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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configure custom-urls on openshift using go daddy registered domain [duplicate]

I have a wordpress app that is running perfectly on the free openshift server (blog-abc.rhcloud.com). Everything was working fine until I decided to buy a domain name for my blog. So I bought some ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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CNAME records query

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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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 for top of domain?

Is it possible to set a CNAME record at the top of a domain? (i.e. @ CNAME www, @ CNAME foobar.com., etc.) My ISP says that it's only possible to use CNAME's for subdomains but I've read somewhere ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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CNAME to Amazon does not resolve

I see a lot of people using IP addresses like, ec2-54.208.90.77.compute-1.amazonaws.com Just for reference, that's my actual instance IP address. However, when I try I get, $ nslookup ...
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cPanel CNAME is being ignored

I have a server with cPanel installed (version 11.42.0 build 23) and a main domain my-site.com. Let's pretend the IP address is 1.2.3.4 (Sorry I'm not allowed to disclose the real ip address). I also ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...