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Should we host our own nameservers?

I currently have my ISP providing DNS for my domain, but they impose limitations on adding records. Therefore, I am thinking about running my own DNS. Do you prefer to host your own DNS, or is it ...
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Wildcard DNS and subdomains

Let'say that i've got the domain mydomain.com. I want that when any visitor goes to www.mydomain.com xyz.mydomain.com abc.mydomain.com asd.mydomain.com qwe.mydomain.com etc... the visitor will ...
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Who has my domain?

I bought a domain for us to use to hide ugly staging URL's (like what Azure gives you for staging). I pretty exlusively only buy domains from MyDomain.com, but I might have bought this one from ...
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What are the pros and cons of running your own DNS server?

What are the practical benefits and downsides of running your own DNS server instead of using the DNS servers provided by your registrar? More specifically, in what situations would you run your own ...
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Whats a good DNS service with an API [closed]

Does anyone know a good DNS hosting service that has an API and gives you a reasonable amount of domains / zones for the price? I'm setting up a hosting service & want to script the creation of ...
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Are there names for typical DNS designs (and, if so, what are the most common)?

I'm not as proficient at configuring DNS as I would like. What are some common DNS design schemes? EDIT: Gah, it's hard to explain what i mean! I'm interested in learning how to classify/configure ...
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What tools should I use for DNS diagnostic?

I am trying to host a domain name (pressemag.com) on my dedicated server. I have put DNS the domain name provider gave me I put the .pressemag.com A 88.190.22.44 but nothing.. site is totally ...
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Run local dns-server that forwards dns querys to different dns nameservers

I would like to run my own local dns-server, that forwards only some dns-queries to special dns-servers and all others to the public google dns servers. The database of the local DNS-Server should ...
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Why do DNS zone files require NS records?

Say I've operating ns1.example.org and ns2.example.org on which I want to host the zone file for example.com When I go to my registrar and purchase example.com , I will tell my registrar that my ...
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reaching 99.9999% uptime

I am currently developing a project which is mission-critical. The actual domain name is registered with 1 & 1 and I plan on purchasing DynDNS Custom DNS service (which has 5 different ...
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What service do you use to manage DNS?

What service do you use to manage your DNS? I don't really want to use the DNS manager that is provided with website hosting company. Is there any reliable and fast DNS manager service? I found a ...
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Make reachable via a fixed address (e.g. IPv6) a server that is actually connected via a variable IPv4 adress?

Need: Internet host at a fixed IP address for full-stack self-hosting People want to perform self-hosting in an area where no ISP provide sufficient service with a fixed IP address. They provide one ...
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Are major domainname registrars requiring glue records unnecessarily?

I have somedomain.com registered with Namecheap, and have successfully set up A records for ns1.somedomain.com and ns2.somedomain.com to be used as nameservers for other domains. I have ...
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Why does name resolution not work on the server itself?

I have got an Ubuntu Linux 12.04.1 server which as one service runs bind9 for name resolution for a xxx.local domain which forwards all other requests to the name servers of my Internet provider. ...
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What TLDs should I use for my NS records for redundancy? (DNSSEC support required)

Question As a general practice, is it a good idea to use multiple TLDs for the name servers? How should I choose between which TLD would be a good candidate for being the root server for my NS ...
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Can I have my DNS server and my web server on the same IP? [closed]

I just bought a raspberry pi and made it a web server. I have a network with 1 IP. I created a DMZ and I am able to access my raspberry pi web server from the internet. I bought a domain that I intend ...
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Test what a DNS server gives as a response / lookup

I have a vendor who is supposed to setup a domain name in their DNS system. What can I use ti hit it and see what it responds to as the IP for mydomain.example.com is? I essentially want to make ...
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Why is my NS record ns.mysite.com.mysite.com?

I ran this command # dig mysite.com @localhost The result was the below and my zone file is below that. Why is the AUTHORITY SECTION ns.mysite.com.mysite.com? Instead of ns.mysite.com? Another ...
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Why is my dns server being queried for domains that I don't host?

I installed dnstop to monitor my nameserver running bind9 and was surprised to see it being queried for other domains that I don't host. I am just wondering if this is normal behaviour, or have I ...
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Why should I “outsource DNS”

Why would someone want to outsource DNS? I heard about this in the stackoverflow podcast and got a bit curious to know why?
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How could dynamic DNS work if DNS updates take hours to propagate?

Simple Failover markets itself as: continuously monitors your servers to find out which are up and which are down, and then it dynamically updates your DNS records accordingly so that your ...
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Can I point my DNS to nameservers of different web hosts?

I was told that the DNS for my domain is unreliable, so basically I was wondering Could I set my secondary DNServers that points to another webhost altogether ? : ns01.host-FOO.com ns01.host-BAR.com ...
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Automatic website outage notice

There was a outage in July 2009 of Authorize.Net's websites because of a local fire. If you went to their website during that time there was a notice or redirection to view status updates on their ...
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What are some ways to increase the performance of a Bind caching nameserver?

I have a BIND nameserver on my network sitting on a machine with a lot of RAM. How can I increase performance? Any way to increase the TTL for which resolutions are stored in memory? Any way to "pre ...
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Does NetworkSolutions have a good DNS service? [closed]

I'm recovering from a DNS disaster and I need some good advice on an alternate solution. My company owns a domain name through NetworkSolutions. Our website is hosted by another company who also ...
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setting the reverse dns for a email server

'm having some trouble with email on a dedicated server, with Windows Server 2008. I've reached the conclusion I have to setup reverse dns for the mail server. The current setup is this: The mail ...
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Domain name - multiple host - multiple server?

I currently own a domain name mydomain.com at goDaddy and I have a web server (at thePlanet) mydomain.com which serve a website from www.mydomain.com and mydomain.com with Apache. I now have a new ...
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Estimating DNS bandwidth: Average size of a DNS request?

I'm trying to estimate the amount of traffic 20,000,000 DNS requests a month will generate in terms of bandwidth. I'll include my calculations below but they all hinge on my estimation of the amount ...
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How do I avoid Lame DNS or other issues when switching between 3rd party DNS servers?

I have 800 DNS zones at many different providers, and am trying to centralize them to either UltraDNS or Dynect. Is is possible for me to configure each NS to nameserverX.MyCompany.com and avoid ...
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Cloudflare, reverse DNS and php mail ending up in spam folder

I've been using Cloudflare to host my DNS, and PHPMailer to send e-mail through ZOHOs SMTP servers with great success, but have found that all my e-mails are hitting Gmail, Zoho and Hotmails spam ...
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Simple Anycast Howto?

some DNS providers give me anycast, like: http://web.easydns.com/DNS_hosting.php Now what do i do to get it working? 1. Buy "DNS Hosting package" from them 2. Have some servers with the same IP ...
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IIS: DNS Server Spoofed Request Amplification DDoS

We are running an IIS server with DNS and a site owner asked us to run a specific security scan. Our site passed but we were warned with this and I'd like to clean it up and I'm a little unfamiliar ...
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Dynamic DNS service for low qps but high deployment count

I deploy cellular modems that currently have sims with static ip addresses. For various reasons, we may move to providing sims without static ips. The cellular modem supports DDNS (bluetree modem). ...
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DNS : What do they mean by 10 million queries

I am managing my dns using DNS Made Easy. They offer 10 million queries a month. Does this mean everytime a user comes to my site or an email(using gmail for business configured through DNSME) is ...
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Suggested managed DNS provider? [closed]

We own/manage a few domains (nothing too large or too trafficked). Currently our DNS servers are hosted onsite. For ease of management and lower-latency DNS requests we are interested in moving our ...
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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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Can you have multiple DNS registrars?

Hey Guys, Can you have multiple domain registrars? for example, register.com and dnsmadeeasy.com both hosting your A and Cname records simultaneously??
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Are these nameservers configured properly?

I'm caught in a technical war between two companies. One is a major email hosting organization. The second is a DNS provider called DNSMadeEasy. The problem: An email from an outside domain to a ...
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DNS Level Load Balancing

Is it possible in this world to achieve DNS Level Load Balancing? For example, I have a Server A (111.222.333.444) and Server B (555.666.777.888), and there be some third party DNS hosting (like ...
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Migrating DNS account to new provider

Our company has multiple domain names, all registered with one registrar. Our DNS on the other hand is being managed by Rackspace under our old web development firm's reseller account. We have now ...
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Wildcard Sub-domain of Sub-domain

I have the domain example1.com - DNS managed at Linode.com There is a site hosted at example1.com (1.1.1.2) and it works fine. I have an A record for example1.com that points sub.example1.com to ...
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How do you change the IP address of a DNS server?

I currently host a DNS server to make it easier to manage our company's subdomains (we're web-devs). However we need to change the IP address of one of the DNS servers as the DNS service has been ...
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What do I get for a paid DNS?

I have recently consolidated all my domains with godaddy. I am using their free dns manager to handle the dns for them. I know there are dns providers like dyndns and easydns. What exactly do they ...
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DNS Question: Run own server, use registrar's, or 3rd party company?

I was wondering... whats the best place to host DNS at? For quick propagation, security, and etc? I always hosted DNS on my own server.... which gave me a lot of control.... but hosting DNS on the ...
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Creating A Records for Localhost

What's the best practice when creating A records that point to localhost? Is it considered taboo or are there some valid cases where it's permissible? I have a dozen domains where I setup "local." ...
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Windows DNS Server Export

Is there a way or a tool that I can get a csv (or even tab delimited) list of all Forward Lookup Zone records and zones in a Windows 2008 R2 DNS Server? The DNS Server is the built-in Windows one, ...
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How can I mitigate DNS Server outages?

Let's say I have a root domain of "mysite.com". That domain and its sub-domains have DNS served by an external service - let's call them Setwork Nolutions. If this external company is hit with a DDoS ...
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Looking for a DNS Hosting provider with automatic failover and role switching

I need to set up automatic failover with two SQL Server Instances and mirroring. There are several DNS hosters (such as DNS Made Easy and Netriplex) out there providing automatic failover. The are ...
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Domain name to web hosting (DNS set up)

Now this is really basic. I've read about how DNS works. There are also some questions at ServerFault that talk about complex DNS configurations and stuff but my problem is that I don't get the basic ...
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What is causing all these DNS queries?

I've switched to Amazon's Route 53 service for three small, low-traffic domains last month. The first bill just came in, and it was something a shock. The number of queries for the first month for ...