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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Forward domain to website hosted on Azure server with a non 80 port

I have an Azure Ubuntu VM server with multiple websites. Say website A = 81, website B = 82. These endpoints are exposed and I can access the website externally using <ip address>:<port>. I ...
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Do CNAME DNS entries affect SEO?

I am setting up a website for a client that I will be hosting and maintaining, and I am trying to determine what will be the most pain free setup. My thought is to do the following: Set up the ...
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CNAME interfering with MX record? [duplicate]

I have got a free domain at Freenom, which I use to host my website, and to receive email. About a month ago, I used an A record to point [Blank] and www to the A record of my webhosting. I also had ...
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DNS MX vs CNAME entries

I have recently bought a domain for setting up a website. The website is hosted on OpenShift. Since OpenShift doesn't use its own nameservers, I've edited the DNS records on the domain registrar's ...
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cname record to rhcloud.Com not working anymore

I have a website hosted at rhcloud.com. I added 2 years ago a cname on my domain name dp-global.vn to redirect to the website (gdp-robertduy.rhcloud.com). Today it is not working anymore and the ...
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Is it fundamentally possible to configure a VPN with “fake” CNAME?

The goal here is to alias a real domain on the wider internet with something like a fake CNAME entry (or by any other means available). For example, suppose I want to configure the domain fake.derp ...
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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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Exchange 2007 - SMTP Traffic

I've done a check of what SMTP trafic is being routed through a 2007 mail server, which we are decommisioning. It looks like all printers are using the mail server for smtp relay, would it be ...
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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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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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MX does not work, after setup CNAME [closed]

I have the following configuration in the DNS server (1-configuration): -------------------------------------------------------------------- Host name | IP address/URL | Record Type | MX ...
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DNAME Functionality Using CNAME

I have a simple name server with namecheap, however the company I host Teamspeak with redirects to have an IP with Teamspeak's default port. So the IP they give me actually looks like this instead, ...
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Is a CNAME sufficient for a www. record?

I have been doing a server migration, and checking that everything related to DNS is configured correctly by using IntoDNS. After doing this though, it flags up a error saying that there is no A ...
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How does “Cloud Files” from Rackspace know about my CNAME record?

TLDR: when I make this DNS record: whatever.mydomain.com. IN CNAME biglongjibberstring.r89.cf2.rackcdn.com. How does Rackspace know that this random host name I've chosen should go to my Cloud ...
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Am I correct that I still need vhost records for users pointing a CNAME record at my application?

A user gets a subdomain in my application, customer.myapp.com. Since users will want to use their own custom domain I'll expect them to setup a CNAME record pointing customer.com to ...
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How to define www and .com as the canonical versions of the domain?

Trying to figure out how the DNS should be configured for the domains example.com example.net so that: www.example.com is the canonical version of the domain (example.com should also still work) ...
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CNAME in Route 53 - Redirect www to non-www not working

I'm hosting web application on AWS with Nginx 1.6.3 and django 1.7.6 I'd like to redirect www.mydomain.com to mydomain.com through Route 53 In other words, showing mydomain.com/foo on address bar ...
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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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How to set up email DNS settings with a DDNS domain

I am trying to set up an email server on ubuntu. I have followed this tutorial which has worked perfectly but I am now having problems with my DNS. I have a DDNS domain from www.no-ip.com -> ...
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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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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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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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Why can't a domain's root be a CNAME? [duplicate]

I've just read this question which essentially says that when I set up DNS for example.com, the root record can't be a CNAME, it has to be an A record. My question is, why? I'm sure the clever ...
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Domain A to Domain B, CNAME MAPPING

I have an account with NING where I have a social network setup as "networkname.ning.com" and I have a domain from netfirms www.example..com. My problem is that the ning network is telling me that I ...
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CNAME records query [closed]

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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Is it possible to have regular-expression CNAME record in DNS?

Is it possible to do something like this? Or any equivalent? in a DNS server. ([0-9]{2})\.example\.com\. IN CNAME www$1.example.net.
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CNAME and redirects [duplicate]

Many thanks for the free service on OpenShift. I am using Gandi for my domain - www.something.io (₁), something.io (₂). I am trying to achieve the following: Have domains ₁ and ₂, redirect to ...
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SSL certificate for CNAME [closed]

We have added CNAME for AWS Amazon S3 domain. Like below test.domain.com IN CNAME d5f29cy3a2ai3ip.cloudfront.net. We already have the SSL certificate for the domain "www.domain.com". But don't have ...
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Azure VM CNAME Returns HTTP 502

I have a Virtual Machine in Azure with a Cloud Service VIP. I have opened up an HTTPS endpoint. If I alter my hosts file to point to the VIP, I can reach my IIS site without any trouble. So far so ...
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With anycast DNS, is it the IP or the FQDN that is doing it?

i am somewhat new to anycast and i want to know if it works on the IP or the FQDN. The reason i ask is, i have a anycastDNS account with a provider. And i would like to use my own domain name to make ...
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How to set up a CNAME DNS record that will be corresponding to an external website (using Amazon AWS) [closed]

I created an instance of Ubuntu on EC2 and added the DNSs from goddady. I have a page which I want to create an "Alias CNAME" to it. So when entering dashboard.example.com - instead of having this ...
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CNAME changes mails recipient address [closed]

we have a problem when using mx and cname records. The reason we are using a cname record is that our virtual machines are hosted on Windows Azure and so they've dynamic ips. We have the following ...
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Is there a way to delete an Azure cloud service (web role) and leave a DNS CName record in it's place?

We currently have two cloud services (web roles) running in Azure. They correspond to the version 1 release of our product and the version 2 release. The dns names that got assigned by Azure are ...
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Proper implementation of Wildcard DNS on top of an A record

I need to set a wildcard DNS record for a sub domain which already has an A record. I'm not sure if i have to use a new A record for this or can just use a CNAME that points to the A record. My ...
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Do I need “A record” for AWS ELB while I set up CNAME?

I register the domain through GoDaddy. And now i have a AWS EC2 server behind a ELB. I read the document from AWS about setting up the CNAME. which I did. www CNAME elb.aws.address while ...
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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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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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Delay for CNAME entries on Cloudflare, or any other restriction?

I have a domain like "example.org" at CloudFlare. I have a CDN at Amazon and would like a CNAME subdomain pointing to the CDN host. I have added a CNAME called "documents.public" pointing to the CDN ...
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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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Can you use a CNAME to Whitelabel DNS?

Can I create the following CNAMEs with "mydomain.com" to effectively whitelabel "mydnsprovider.com"'s nameservers? ns1.mydomain.com CNAME --> ns1.mydnsprovider.com ns2.mydomain.com CNAME --> ...
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Replacing an MX record with a CNAME that doesn't match the hostname

Today we have 5 companies that all use Google for email services example1.com. 3w IN MX 10 mail.Google.com. example2.com. 3w IN MX 10 mail.Google.com. ...
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Can we create a CNAME alias for something like docs.mysite.com/xyz [closed]

We maintain links to the documents coming from the following 3 sources. 1. docs.abc.com 2. docs.def.com 3. docs.ghi.com But we do not give a direct link to the user. So we give the links to 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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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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Why can't a CNAME record be used at the apex (aka root) of a domain?

This is a Canonical Question about CNAMEs at the apices (or roots) of zones It's relatively common knowledge that CNAME records at the apex of a domain are a taboo practice. Example: ...
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Accessing original files on a domain which has A-Record redirect to tumblr [closed]

Hosting a tumblr on a custom domain, but allowing access to files that are at that domain, that are outside of the tumblr CMS. The custom domain I've got two A-Record DNS entries that point over to ...
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Domain Name Forwarding not working with github pages

I had my blog on github pages with a custom domain name blog.tamizhvendan.in and today I've moved it to a new domain name www.p3programmer.com by updating the CNAME record with www.p3programmer.com. ...
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Nameserver as CNAME [duplicate]

We have a ton of client sites pointing to ns1.hostingcompany.com. I'd like to create whitelabel nameservers so we can easily move sites/servers as needed. For example, I'd like to try Cloudflare ...
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How to point 2 CNAME records to same external address? [duplicate]

I am fairly new to DNS managing. I have been attempting for a while now to point both my root domain @ and www to my GitHub account page user.github.io. I have a CNAME pointing www to ...