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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Active directory domain owned externally by third party

I've inherited a network where the .com domain name used by active directory internally is owned by a completely unrelated third party externally (Along the lines of companyint.com). This AD domain ...
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Is it ok to not use 'www' in my website subdomain url?

We have a website that is a subdomain of our primary domain, such as site.domain.com. The official URL of the website is http://site.domain.com, but some people keep referring to it as ...
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SSL proxy nginx cannot reach server by domain name

I am having an odd issue. I configured a SSL proxy with Nginx serving a website in HTTP which is on 127.0.0.1:1195 (example.com is in my hosts pointing to 127.0.0.1). For some reason : ...
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Syslog-ng how to get domain names instead of IP address

How can syslog-ng get the domain names instead of IP address that I received? I'm able to get those information but in IP address, I would like to get the DST/HOST to domain names instead of getting ...
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How do I set up DNS with nic.io to point to an AWS EC2 server?

I purchased a domain one week ago via nic.io. I have elected to provide my own DNS [because they provided no other option]. I'm trying to point my .io domain at my EC2 server instance. I've allocated ...
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Force sendmail to check recipient domain exists

There is sendmail relay host for LAN/external users using AUTH or trusting local users, but there is a problem that sendmail accepts mail from trusted users addressed for non existing domains (non ...
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How to test new nameserver before to make it live [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Testing nameserver configuration using it I'm thinking of changing from my hosting provider nameservers to Route53 (Amazon's distributed nameserver) for several reasons. ...
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Can a domain registrar take down a domain?

I am in the middle of a DMCA request, as I have found someone who is using some of my copyrighted content. The host is based in China, and is not responding to any requests (I have sent faxes, ...
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Can someone using the same DNS server as me hijack my domains?

When I register a new domain, I send it to my hosting provider by assigning it its domain name servers in the registar's settings. For example, with Digital Ocean, I input the following: ...
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SSL certificate for a public IP address?

I just tried buying a Comodo Positive SSL but it was rejected due to not supporting a public IP address, but instead they only support a domain name. Does anyone know any SSL certificate provider ...
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Migrating from .local to internet-routable domain ramifications?

I've recently come to realize that having our domain end in .local is going to prevent us from being able to set up DirSync with Office 365. I plan to use Microsoft's IdFix tool to correct issues with ...
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DIG returns different result from different servers [closed]

Yesterday, one of my domain names expired, so one of my websites was down. I'm well aware of dns caching, but I think there is something I miss. My website was not down everywhere (thanks to dns ...
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What happens if I am unable to ping my domain name

Let me describe my situation. I have five DCs in our network; mix of 2008 R2 and 2012. Among them one is unavailable at the moment and it might take some time to resolve this issue. Other four DCs ...
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Does adjusting a domain name's TTL actually matter?

I'm aware that tomorrow the public IP address of one of our production servers is going to be changed. The TTL on that A record is currently set to 3 hours. Will adjusting the TTL on that A record ...
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Exchange 2013 Internal and External URLs with multiple servers and certificates

I'm building a lab with two Exchange 2013 Servers with different internal names and only one external URL, the naming schema is something like this: Internal Names: exchange1.local.example.com ...
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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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How to give a computer a domain name on LAN? [closed]

I have made a web based software which runs on apache on one of the computers on the office LAN. To make it easier for people, I want to use a domain name to access the "server" instead of it's IP ...
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Linking a domain name to a web server without full masking

I'm currently trying to deploy my first website and I ran trough a small issue with DNS. I have my website www folder available (hosted on atlantic.net cloud) and I registered a domain through ...
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Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 - domain name

I am starting a new environment from scratch running two servers with Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 installed. From there each server will run 2 instances of Windows Server 2012 R2 standard (DNS, AD, ...
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Same mailserver, two domains. One domain flagged as spam. Possible causes?

I own two domains, let's call them example.com and mydomain.net. These two domains point to the same ip address, let's say x.x.x.x, and both their A and MX records point to them. They also have SPF ...
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Transferring domains close to expiration

We have a number of production server domains registered with a small registration company. They all expire at the end of the month. We would like to migrate them to godaddy.com, but are unsure if we ...
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How many is too many name servers (ns)?

Ever since GoDaddy's DNS outage I definitely don't trust name servers. I just created a domain name and next step is setting up name servers. I'm thinking of using Route 53, CloudFlare DNS, and ...
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Sub-domain forwarding (unconditional/wildcard)

I would like to forward all requests for domain.net to domain.com. The forwarding works only for the top level URL, meaning the server redirects domain.net to domain.com. However, any and all ...
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Windows 2012 R2 - DNS resolving to internal IP

I'm currently working on my infrastructure and since now it was good. I have a Windows 2012 R2 server on AWS, with a Elastic (Public) IP. I have 3 domain: domain1.com -> point to a CPanel ...
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What is the DNS root zone and domain?

This might seem like a silly question but I want to get my terminology correct. This was my understanding: DNS root zone = . DNS root domain = (nameless) However, after reading the Wikipedia ...
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Domain name redirect to Elastic IP address when typed in browser Amazon EC2

I Pointed my Godaddy domain to Amazon Elastic IP Address in godaddy zone file (poitned @ to my elastic IP address) ,When I write domain name in browser ,it redirects to Elatic IP address ,how to ...
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SSL certificate for a pointed domain

I have a domain hosted by GoDaddy and I have just bought a vps server (without domain) and an SSL certificate (not used) from 1&1. Could I use my SSL certificate for that domain if I just point ...
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Why can't I whois '.google' domains?

I know of only two domains under the TLD google (owned by Google, obviously): nic.google lers.google However, neither of these give valid output when used with whois: $ whois nic.google No whois ...
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Using IIS to give domain name to external site

At my workplace we are currently hosting our own website on a windows server using IIS. We've now had a new public website created by our marketer using SquareSpace and we want to be able to point our ...
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How can I set up two virtual Ubuntu Web Servers and split web traffic between them based on incoming domain?

I have a rack mount server here (HOSTA, running ubuntu 12.04), that has two virtualized installations of ubuntu (VIRTA & VIRTB, via vboxheadless, one is 12.04 and the other is 14.04). One has the ...
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Named alternates between working for example.com & www.example.com

I have a domain registered with eNom. From time to time I will do an nslookup example.com and get the IP address. However, when I put nslookup www.example.com it responds can't find ...
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What's the difference between example.com and www.example.com?

I'm a developer and I'm having trouble setting up some hosting, and I hope you guys can help me out. I've got a domain I'm setting up for a friend. URLs work fine when I use the short form, like ...
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Browser shows IP and port in the url bar for sub-domain

We have a sub domain name like support.mycompany.com. When we write this in browser, it works as expected but the sub-domain changes to IP and port in the url bar. Why is this happening ? What should ...
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How can I redirect all requests to non-matching server_names if I define multiple server_names?

What I want to achieve: I have several domains, subdomains, etc., all of which point to the same nginx vhost. Right now, only one domain (the "correct" domain) is configured in the vhost file: ...
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How to get list of domains pointed in unique IP

I want to know this is possible that i can get whole domains list which is pointed in unique (same) ip address example: i have ip 000.000.00.00 now i want to get whole ip list which is pointed in ...
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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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How to setup domain name for webmin access [closed]

I want to access webmin through domain name like webmin.example.com instead of 127.0.0.1:10000. How i can achieve this using apache virtual hosting?
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How to technically retrieve the full list of all domain names for a particular TLD? [duplicate]

It looks like there are companies that sell the lists of domain names, yet their lists are incomplete, and each company has a different amount of entries for a particular TLD. Why so much conspiracy ...
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Is it possible for an AD domain's DNS name to point to a web server instead of the DCs?

My active directory domain's name is "mywebsite.com" instead of "mywebsite.local". I had to do this as a workaround to other issues, and to change it will be a pain. When people inside of my company ...
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Why are there many domain names resolving to IP like 8.8.8.8 and many other? [closed]

I have been wondering why are there many domain names assigning public address that already owned by other (apart from shared hosting/ip), for example hundreds or thousands domain names assigned (or ...
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DNS setup over RRAS, Can't join Domain Controller

I currently have 1 domain controller in one of our premises. I have another server 2008 r2 which I have installed RRAS on and have setup 2 direct dials on either end and they have connected fine. ...
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change account's main domain in directadmin [closed]

Before anything I should acknowledge that my question was not understandable enough. So I totally edited that I have a VPS with DirectAdmin control panel. One of my users had registered with ...
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How to point domain name in tomcat7 properly

I am trying to point a domain name in tomcat7. But it doesn't work properly. I can call my site from URL like "www.mysite.com/folder". If the URL is "www.mysite.com", the result is point to tomcat ...
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How to set up sub domains with IIS 7.5?

I'm in the process of setting up a windows 2008 server. I've managed to set up a site on IIS and I'm in the process of setting up a few more. Typically when setting up sites on my local machine, I ...
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godaddy SSL certificate shows domain name instead of full company name

We just took a deluxe wildcard (*.example.com) certificate from godaddy. The process also included company name verification and company phone verification. After installing, the browser (firefox) ...
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How to create a Mail Server? [closed]

I'm planning to introduce computers within my Dad's company. At present, the company does not use any computers. I have created a web application, but I have not created a mail server because I have ...
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Staging environment, how to deal with domain name?

For those who aren't familiar with the term "staging", it consists of privately deploying your code to a production server (or a clone of your server) so you can make sure nothing is going to break ...
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setting numerical hostname in Proxmox

I am using Proxmox. I tried to run new OpenVZ container and I set my recently registered domain as a hostname in format "three digit number dot ie" (XXX.ie). The problem is, that after starting ...
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Dig Command on specific server gives different results than querying without specifying a NS

I am currently experimenting with the dig command because I am having issues with my newly registered domain. When I execute dig @dns.dns1.de overminded.de on one of my Debian servers, I am getting ...
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Rewriting to address on postfix local aliases

I was running into the common problem that mail for "root" on my system was having $mydomain appended, and because $mydomain is not in $mydestination, the mail was being sent to our central mail ...