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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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 we create CNAME and subdomain with same name? [on hold]

I need to create CNAME alias for link redirection, and need to create sub-domain for creating email.
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DNS for restricting youtube content

Google sent out an email to Admins stating that they were no longer supporting YouTube for Schools. Instead, they say, if we want restricted content we should: Configure Domain Name System (DNS) ...
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Redirect domain and all the subdomains to a certain sub domain

I am building a site for the alumni association of my school. I have bought a domain myschool.com from GoDaddy. In GoDaddy, I have customised DigitalOcean as name servers. I would like to customise ...
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Point domain to different domain's host server

I have a Hover domain, let's call it domain.com, and a Web10 (Danish hosting firm) domain and hosting solution for a different domain, let's call it host.dk. What I want is for when going to ...
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How to configure Zone File to point a subdomain to another IP

I'm trying to configure a subdomain for a staging machine we have, to no avail. I'm no expert at all in Zone Files and configuration management, so please be patient if something I say sounds weird or ...
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how to have domain without www and MX records work together? [closed]

I think i have a common problem but wasn't able to find much resources for answering it. We have a domain and it works when we resolve it as www.domain.com, i have also setup a MX record pointing @ to ...
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HSTS header causes problems for CNAME records?

For a couple of years I have SSL on my personal domain: https://juriansluiman.nl. Now I was using subdomains to access my Google Apps: mail, calendar etc. All these subdomains are configured using ...
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Do you create a cname for domain.com/blog or only for blog.domain.com?

server#1 hosts domain.com content. If I want to map a different IP on another server to domain.com/blog would I use a CNAME record for this? Or is a cname only for blog.domain.com ?
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VirtualDocumentRoot and CNAME

We have a apache setup that uses VirtualDocumentRoot. This is out vhost file <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName vsweb005.[domain].local ServerAlias *.*.*.vsweb005.[domain].local ...
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Wrong configuration with CNAME & PaaS Provider [duplicate]

I'm new to this new topic of DNS and researched a lot the last days. I bought a domain name and a PaaS server. Now I want to point the domain name to the PaaS Server. The issue is that my ...
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For DNS and SSL do I need a separate certificate for every (DNS RR) A record?

So our firm wants to separate out our cloud servers into separate environments, so www.foo.com, test.foo.com and dev.foo.com. [We may even want to break our subdomains into further sub-domains.] My ...
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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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GoDaddy: Link subdomain to subdirectory

I have a multi-tenant app on Heroku where each tenant has a portal (micro-site) that lives in a sub-directory (e.g. http://www.example.com/portals/foo-bar). My domain is hosted by GoDaddy and I want ...
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How to point multiple top domains to IP of another top domain?

Lets say I have top domain domain-X.com with DNS A record pointing it to IP 1.2.3.4 then I have domains, which I might not have control over, they belong to customers, which owns them and may ...
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TLD pointing to subdomain of TLD connected to Heroku

I'm trying to point the root of of domain2.com to a subdomain of domain1.com (which is pointing to a Heroku instance). Do I need to run some kind of reverse proxy for this to work? If so, what kind of ...
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Cloudfront: Pulling content from subdomain - serving it on main domain

I'm setting up CloudFront (CF) using third party hosting as the origin. What I want is to have the CF servers act as my own hosting, meaning I don't want to fetch files from the likes of ...
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Fixing invalid DNS records for mail server with SSL certificate

Ok, so the question name is a bit weird but I wasn't quite sure how to word it. I have a machine with the hostname foo.example.com with an SSL certificate for the domain mail.example.com. I have also ...
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How to map subdomain to a domain with CNAME?

I would like to point CNAME records for www.example.com to sub.example2.com. The hosting for example2.com is a shared hosting (cPanel without Addon domain feature). So, what I did was to add a ...
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Safe to point www to root/naked domain on Azure?

My client would like to use the root/naked domain name of his site, rather than the www subdomain. I am not overly savvy on the fine points on DNS. Is it safe to create a CNAME record that points the ...
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CNAME one domain to another [duplicate]

I have created a CNAME for www.example.com to example.org I would like to create a CNAME for example.com to example.org Or, do I not need to do that? Our former email domain rather than ...
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Pointing www to one place, but keep subdomain here

First of all, sorry for the awful wording in the title. I will try to explain what I actually need and hopefully someone here will know if it's possible or no. Basically I want to point my ...
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Can a.X.com CNAME a.Y.com

I believe similar questions have already been answered. But my knowledge on network is sooo poor that I cannot even tell the similarity. I work for X and we use Y's SaaS Application. The application ...
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how to create Alias on IIS server in Windows server 2008 R2

I have a domain and I want to configure public URL for RDWeb Access. My domain provider needs a 301 re-direct in order to create the CNAME entry. So i need to know how can i create an alias of ...
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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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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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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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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 ...