DNS hosting service is the service than runs DNS servers.

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Hosting your own DNS

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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Free Name Server services reliability? [closed]

I'm starting a small web design shop. We does not have much money so we would like to keep our costs as low as possible. All we need is a @ourcompany.com mail address and a few web pages to showcase ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Why does Serverfault use Dynect Platform? And should I too?

Lots of domains use Dynect Platform (Zendesk.com, Stackoverflow.com, Serverfault.com, ...). Could you, please, explain to me what Dynect Platform (and similiar applications) does? And when to use ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Confirming the existence of GLUE records

I have two domains, example1.com and example2.com. I run nameservers ns1.example1.com and ns2.example1.com. Example2.com uses these nameservers. Example1.com uses my registrar's nameservers. Under ...
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Set up DNS to find closest IP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Geo-DNS providers? I have one domain that may be accessed by people from all over the world. I would like to set up servers throughout the world and have people connect ...
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Configuring two DNS zones with named.conf

I am trying to configure DNS to run two domain names. I am able to do one domain but am not sure how to configure a second domain. So for example: test.com and test1.com on same machine. How do i ...
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How do we create fail-over DNS for web services?

I am trying to setup a completely failsafe DNS system. Our web application serving infrastructure is sound with multiple failover servers but DNS is a weak-point for us. We currently tell our domain ...
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Windows DNS: dnscmd.exe with IDN zone names

I've automated some tasks for a client who is a web hoster. One of these is automatically creating DNS entries in Windows DNS server. Client has recently started to take IDN registrations (domain ...
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DNS wildcard: make all subdomains unresolvable

Here's the situation: before I bought the domain, all of its subdomains were resolving to some IP address (let's call it WRONG IP) after I bought it - nothing changed. I could add my own records, ...
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Creating new TLDs (top level domains)?

This is gonna sound too weird 'cause my basics arent set right... I did read the wikipedia entries, but would appreciate if someone could help my understanind abit... What really prevents me from ...