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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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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www.example.com vs example.com [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: to www or not to www Consider a website at www.example.com When the URL is entered manually into Firefox's address bar as example.com , the browser automatically ...
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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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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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No-ip works for non-internal clients, pinging works internally

I'm having a really bizarre problem while using No-IP. I can access the server fine from clients not on the local network and local and remote clients can ping the server just fine. I get the same ...
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When exim4 sends HELO/EHLO, how do I configure which host name it sends?

Mails from my system are being rejected when the receiving server does HELO checking. I believe my system is sending the wrong domain name. I'm running exim4. Googling for anything about exim4 and ...
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Redirect all non-www subdomains to main www domain with Apache2

I have a website (domain.com) and I would like to redirect all my secondary domains (domain2.com, domain3.com) and all the subdomains of these domains (*.domain.com, *.domain2.com...) to the main ...
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How do I use OpenDKIM with multiple domain names on a single server?

How do I use OpenDKIM with multiple domain names on a single server? I own 3 domain names, and I have a single server that's running postfix for sending email. How do I use OpenDKIM? Can I use the ...
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Is it possible to bind domain names to VisualSVN server and IIS on the one box without using a port?

I’ve got a machine running VisualSVN Server for SCM and IIS which hosts a web front end to perform some repository management tasks. Ideally, I’d like to bind a different domain name to each but it ...
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Tips for Domain Name Management?

Expired domain names = downtime for websites. Downtime = bad. How does your organization make sure domain names have been renewed? I believe ICANN requires registrars to give a notice at 60 days and ...
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Automate creation of subdomain(xyz.serverfault.com)

What’s the best way to automate creation of subdomains (like Basecamp)? My requirement is somewhat similar to Basecamp where users request for a subdomain from a page and I create it for them from ...
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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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What is the purpose of a domain?

I am new to the world of server configurations and am having a hard time coming to grasps what a domain is especially in an internal environment. For example I have read and been told the best naming ...
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Multiple domain names for IIS websites with SSL

First off, this isn't a question about sub-domains or host headers and SSL. What I want to know is can I build a certificate request or find a certificate provider that will issue a certificate with ...
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Naming Windows Server 2008 domains

I am setting up a new Windows Server 2008-based domain and I am thinking about the domain name. Some time ago I read some documentation from Microsoft where they advised to use a .local suffix for ...
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Some questions regarding Hostname

I just bought a new VPS hosting plan and i have a few questions. Hope someone here can clear the doubts for me. 1) Is it necessary to have a real domain for a vps hostname? I suppose i can just ...
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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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WHOIS command not returning useful information?

Whenever you use WHOIS command doesn't return any usefully information. I usually have to go to Godaddy, Dnsstuff or other services to get the data. I understand the reason is mostly due to spamming. ...
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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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What is wrong with my DNS entries?

I have some problems with a domain not working as expected. My registrar's controlpanel shows these records for mydomain.eu: www A 111.222.333.444 * A 111.222.333.444 I use the nameservers of my ...
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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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Domain clients can't reach website with same name as domain

I know this is a very basic question but I need some help. I'm setting up a domain controller on Zentyal with the domain name example.com. But I need the domain users to be able to get to our company ...
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How to block Spiders / Scrapers by REMOTE hostname / domain for all Virtual Hosts in Apache?

I've seen plenty of robot.txt stuff, and some mod-rewrite solutions that looked promising… but haven't been able to find a simple solution to block Spiders / Scrapers / whoever the hell I want to ...
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How do you add a domain name to a VPS?

I have a VPS with allgamer.net (I use it to play minecraft). I also have a domain name with networksolutions.com What I want to do is attach that domain name to the VPS. I want to run a wiki on my ...
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Getting in touch with a domain owner

There is a domain name I want to use for a new business I am starting. It is a perfect fit and I really have my heart set on getting it. Only the .com of the name is registered, and I'm pretty sure ...
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Transfer DNS to resolve domain to my server

I have bought a domain name www.mydomain.com on Namecheap, and I have successfully managed to set up redirections to my personal server available at the IP address XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX. The problem is ...
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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 to leave my hosting provider NS's for Route53 (amazon distributed nameserver) for several reasons (and since I ...
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Bot? check if a domain name is availible?

I am trying to get a 3 letter domain with .net or .org and it seems like EVERY combination is taken. Is there a way i can get a list of domains available? perhaps with a bot? (i'll write it if i need ...
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DNS simulation for testing purposes?

I'm wishing to simulate DNS for testing purposes, having decided to learn about it for if I was to go into webhosting. I've considered BIND (and tried setting it up), but that wasn't suited to my ...