A domain name is an identification string that defines a group of computers on the internet under the same realm of administrative autonomy, authority, or control. Technically, any name registered in DNS is a domain name, however, the term usually refers to a second and top level domain, such as ...

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Do I need to configure my server so it's found by the domain name? [on hold]

I have bought the domain name and it's associated with my server's IP, but when I do ping -c10 domain-name it doesn't find the host, why is that. I am on Linux so any configuration tips should be ...
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Is there a way to list all domain names for IIS setup?

I have a Windows 2003 IIS6 setup. I would like to get an extract (system output) of all the header dns entries (virtual hosts etc). As I need to move my server and just updated the IPs (I don't have ...
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Domain name redirection for wildcard domains (pref ALL possible domain names) [on hold]

im trying to setup a redirection towards an app that im writing in Java. This app opens a port 8443 on my laptop (which is a MacOS 10.10 Yosemite) and offers a HTTPS service. The big plan is to have ...
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Is there anything I should know before trying to acquire a domain name from the current owner?

I am helping my church with their new web site (two of them actually) and there is a domain name that they really want, but it's taken. The domain isn't in use (at least not for a web site). I've ...
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cannot resolve DNS server's own domain name

I have a DNS server (mega.dude - 123.123.123.123) running bind 9.4. When I: dig mega.dude I get no answer section. I have nameserver 123.123.123.123 in /etc/resolv.conf Here is my zone file: ...
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http is automatically redirecting to https for a custom domain on google app engine

I am trying to get a custom domain to work with Google App Engine 1.9.7 without SSL I have done all the prerequisites; Domain is verified with the proper TXT records. Domain is configured in the ...
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What are the disadvantages of having a domain name with special characters? [migrated]

What are the disadvantages of owning a domain name that contain special characters? Some special characters are, for example: áéíóú, àèìòù, äëïöü, etc. These characters open the possibility of ...
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Will a Windows domain rename require new SIDs?

If I rename my local windows domain on my domain controller will all of the user accounts associated with the "old" domain name need to be recreated? Will the user SIDs still be valid and would my ...
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Moving a domain with Email configured

I have an MX records setup on my domain working with my Exchange 2010 server. Emails are working great. I want to transfer my domain to another provider. So far I have done the following: ...
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AD domain name: Did I choose appropriately? [duplicate]

Edit: I realize this type of question has been asked before as active directory domain naming practices is a common topic of debate. I have read past posts, but I don't feel they are quite ...
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Point subdomain to VPS

I would like to setup a subdomain on my VPS. I have read a tutorial(http://crm.vpscheap.net/knowledgebase.php?action=displayarticle&id=10), but I think it isn't for subdomains. This section ...
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Call a server Ip simulating domain name [closed]

in order to migrate my domain name to my new server, I would like to test it with real domain name. I think we can call Ip server giving as argument domain name ? How can I do that ? Something like ...
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can't access web site with same name as AD domain name [duplicate]

their internal Windows/AD domain name is blahblahblah.com and their public website is blahblahblah.com and they can't see their website while on the office network (the web site loads just fine from ...
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domain name not recognized by Facebook app

This issue may seem more appropriate for stackoverflow at first, but I suspect that there is an underlying server issue that I'm unable to diagnose. I'm just not sure what's wrong. We have a site ...
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Connectivity problems on website

We've been experiencing some connectivity problems on http://www.scirra.com. Running a DNS check: http://dnscheck.pingdom.com/?domain=www.scirra.com We're getting some errors: Delegation not ...
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After domain rename - will I need to rejoin all users to the new domain?

I am running a Windows Server 2012R2 Domain Server (ADDS). The domain is historically from a 2003 server, and is a single Label Domain: e.g.: Contoso I want to rename it to: Contoso.local (using ...
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Is this a case of a stale ISP DNS cache or did I fudge something up?

I am currently in the process of transferring a legacy website (from a legacy hosting service provider) to a modern solution. Due to my context-specific requirements (which include financial ...
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What does STATUS:CLIENT HOLD mean in a domain record?

A site I was once responsible for has disappeared off the interwebs - its WHOIS record includes the somewhat mysterious line STATUS:CLIENT HOLD. Is that why the site is no longer accessible (it still ...
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Active Directory Server how to be cautious [closed]

My company has provided us laptops. We used to use them normally but suddenly my company has announced they have installed Active directory server. We all have to shift to that server. The requirement ...
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Point 1 domain to 2 different DNS [closed]

Is it possible for a domain name to point to 2 (or more) different name-server? For example, here I have a domain name testdomain.net, and I want to point it to ns65.domaincontrol.com (GoDaddy ...
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How to set the domain name on GNU/Linux?

Similarly to hostname that can be changed in different ways: temporarily using the hostname command permanently using /etc/hostname (or /etc/sysconfig/network or /etc/HOSTNAME, these files are used ...
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convert from hostnames to ip address and vice versa [closed]

What if two or more different domains which are not alias(using Cname) are hosted on the same server? There are two perspectives : How a server with same IP address resolves two different host ...
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Tool for finding Domain Names from a list of suggestions [closed]

I would like to create domain names for 3 websites. For each of the 3 websites I have written down 20-30 ideas. Is there a website I can go to to see if the .com domain for the ideas I have are ...
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Manage large number of domain names

There are a couple of posts here about keeping on top of registering domain names, we use recurring billing so that sorts that out, rather have a domain renewed that I didnt want than the other way ...
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Who is a good registrar these days? [closed]

It's been a long time since I've had to register a new domain. What registrar is considered geek and sysadmin friendly? I've heard that godaddy will screw you 10 ways to Sunday, and a lot of the ...
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Reverse proxy domain subdirectory to another host serving the same domain name

I have a Debian 6.0 webserver correctly running with the following setup: Nginx as front-server listening on the WAN facing interface port 80 Serving the domain HTTP mydomainame dot org (via ...
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1answer
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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 foo.com and foo.net so that: www.foo.com is the canonical version of the domain (foo.com should also still work) foo.net and ...
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bind9 and multiple zone master based on domains

Is it possible to setu bind9 as a caching server, but for specific domains to use one zone master and for the nonspecified to use another zone master? Our setup: Inhouse there is a DNS-server, which ...
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How can I create a domain name for a Public IP address? [closed]

I configured port forwarding to a private ip so I can access my app from anywhere, with the address of http://66.189.127.96:333/. I want to be able to access this from example.com, not ...
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Redirecting domain B's subfolders to Domain A

I have a website with two domain names. The first, example.com, serves as the site's main domain, the one under which I originally installed Moodle. Then I set another domain, that is, example.org, ...
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Multiple IP's per domain name and route to fastest available server?

I'm not very familiar with NameServers. Where can I find information or how can I set up multiple servers with different IP's to use the same domain name, such that the client connects to the ...
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What is the public whois server for .IN.NET domain names? [closed]

If I am going to be performing a Whois lookup for a domain name with the extension .IN.NET, which whois server should I connect to? For example, for .com domain names, I would format my whois query ...
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www and no www duplicate versions of the site? [closed]

So I am having an issue where on my webserver if you go to wwww.mydomain.com it works and displays the website, but if you go to mydomain.com it doesn't change or redirect you to www.mydomain.com, so ...
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Pointing a domain to AWS Route 53

I am having difficulties getting my domain to point to my EC2 properly. I searched through a few third party guides online, and got slightly swamped in the official AWS documentation, but despite this ...
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Host name unavailable

A week ago I changed the nameserver addresses and some other DNS records (A, MX, CNAME) while moving a website from one hosting provider to another. Everything seemed to work out fine, but apparently ...
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How to forward FQDNs to Virtual Machines? [closed]

Is it possible to have 2 domain names pointed to two different VMs running under Ubuntu Server? My dilema is that I only have 1 public facing IP address. Here is a graphic of what I am trying to ...
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What does changing a NS record actually do?

As I am by no means a server expert, so I wanted to learn the basics by starting my own small VPS on Digital Ocean and host some simple websites to try things out. In the tutorials of DO it says that ...
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Is it bad practice to run a web application server directly on port 80/443

I am hosting a web app on amazon aws, using an ec2 instance. On that instance i will be running only one application. using glassfish v3.0.1 I do not want to run the app using : ...
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Debian server - DNS stopped working after static IP reassignment

Due to changes in the LAN router, I had to modify the static IP of one of our servers. It still succeeds in finding the external world (ping google.com), but only temporarily - when I access one of ...
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NS what to type in while registering domain name

I want to register a domain name, so they asked me to type in 2 NS-servers, I want to use my BIND server for that. I've got static IP, let it be xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx. If I type in my xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx into ...
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Possible reasons for occasionally inaccessible domains

I'm experiencing symptoms similar to those of the other question. That is, peoples are complaining about a domain name being inaccessible. And then, it suddenly starts working after a while. But I ...
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Setup Mx record for specific host [closed]

I am trying to set up MX record of my domain to point to the google server. According to the google documents I should enter the following values for MX record of my domain ...
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Correct way to change domain name in Active Directory

I'm trying to fix an existing AD infrastructure that was implemented using the external domain name as root domain name in the Active Directory. So it's running on "contoso.com". I want to put the ...
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2answers
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Accessing a webserver on aws EC2 instance with custom nameservers ? [closed]

I'm trying to run a web server on an Amazon ec2 instance . When I queried it through ELASTIC-IP for instance, it resolved perfectly, but whenever I tried to do an nslookup or tried to access it via a ...
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Domain name transferred now website down. Nameservers not changed

Hi guys and Merry Christmas. Got an email from a client late on Christmas Eve (joy) saying their website was down. We are looking to create a new site for them and take their hosting in the process. ...
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Why setup domain.com as my ADDS domain, the “.com” is disappear? [closed]

Recently I setup a test environment for my self-test. On a win2008 I add ADDS role. I type in "domain.com" as the domain name. Everything is fine and installation completed without problem. However I ...
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FreeRadius MSCHAP Authentication With Realm Fails

I have FreeRadius 2.0 server with AD as user store. Authenticating using EAP-PEAP-MSCHAP2.Local realm is defined in proxy.conf. Authentications works fine without realm added to the username. As soon ...
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How do I find all domain names that are CNAME aliased to given domain name? [duplicate]

For example, I want to find all domain names that are forwarded to bankofamerica.com. I know that fleetbank.com and fleetboston.com both forward to bankofamerica.com. How can I find ALL domain names ...
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Exchange domain name change + SSL deployment

My problem: Currently OWA and ActiveSync can be accessed through https://rmt.companyname.com/owa and https://rmt.companyname.com/Microsoft-Active-Sync with a self-signed SSL. I would like to modify my ...
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Enabling multiple domains in a server block of nginx

I am using nginx for request forwarding on my server.I have two server blocks,one for the main website and the other server block to serve my S3 static content. server { listen 80; ...