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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When is a secondary nameserver hit?

Take this scenario: domain: foobar.com ns1: 2.2.2.2 ns2: 3.3.3.3 My question: Is ns2 hit just in the event that ns1 is down? Or, is ns2 hit any time that ns1 returns a miss/doesn't resolve ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...