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How the heck is http://to./ a valid domain name?

Apparently it's a URL shortener. It resolves just fine in Chrome and Firefox. How is this a valid top-level domain? Update: for the people saying it's browser shenanigans, why is it that: ...
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Where does email sent to *@example.com go? [closed]

So I've wondered this for a long time. Where does email sent to *@example.com go? If I accidentally sent sensitive information to *@example.com would some evil person (potentially at the IANA) be ...
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Can I create a top level TLD? (.michael for instance)

It appears that ICANN is allowing the creation of top level domains. Instead of 'registering' a domain, you would essentially be signing up to be a registrar (you'd be giving out registrations on ...
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What's the meaning of logging in as “username@mydomain.com:something”

My Windows 2008 R2 machine is joined to a domain. In the logon screen, if I type in "username@mydomain.com:something" as the username, I can still logon properly, what's the meaning of ":something" ...
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Why does Heroku warn against “naked” domain names?

I ran across this page in the Heroku docs... Naked domains, also called bare or apex domains, are configured in DNS via A-records and have serious availability implications when used in highly ...
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Why is it a bad idea to use a customer email as the from address

I've got an application that emails users once they have filled in a form. It uses a no-reply@customerdomain.com as a from address. The customer wants it to use the email from the form as the from ...
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If I own a domain do I own all of its sub domains?

If I own a domain do I own all of its sub domains? For example if I purchase example.com, do I automatically own mail.example.com, blog.example.com, etc? If I do not own the sub domains, can anyone ...
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How come com can't be resolved?

I realize how some might think this isn't exactly constructive, buuuut, I was wondering how come you can't resolve com, org, us, ru, or any other top level domain? I am taking this is as a learning ...
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How to test DNS glue record?

Hello I have just set up a DNS server for my domain example.org with 2 name servers ns1.example.org and ns2.example.org. I have attempted to set up a glue record for ns1 and ns2 at my registrar. It ...
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Check if user password input is valid in Powershell script

I am working with a Powershell script that adds scheduled tasks to systems in our domain. When I run this script, it will prompt me for my password. I sometimes fat finger the password and the process ...
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How to find all hostnames in DNS attached to one IP?

If I have multiple hosts configured on one machine (a la apache's VirtualHosts), how can I do a lookup on the IP and find all domains configured to reach it? For example, I have several web and email ...
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How to remove ourselves from nudity blacklists? [duplicate]

We recently bought our domain. It turns out, two generations ago, it was a porn site. Now we're still blocked in some filters, resulting in blocked pages at several corporate routers. I'm now ...
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OpenLDAP, Samba and password aging

I'm configuring a system in which all IT resources are available through a single user-password pair, be it access to shell on the servers, logging to Samba domain, WiFi, OpenVPN, Mantis, etc. (with ...
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Can I use the character ñ in a sub-domain?

We are launching our website in Spanish and are probably going to call it espanol.mydomain.com Since the real spelling is español, ideally we would allow people to type español.mydomain.com. Is ...
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How do you register a domain without a TLD?

So I found this website that is visitable and does not have a TLD? Anyone got any idea how to do this?
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When are DNS “glue” (or “host”) records needed?

I kind of know why glue records are needed (cyclic dependencies), but when are they needed? Are they only needed when setting a domain's nameservers to my own machine on the internet - like ...
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Godaddy cname “@” not working (instructions from Heroku)

I created a little app on Heroku, and am trying to follow their directions for setting up a custom domain on Godaddy. I've created a CNAME for www, but I can't create one for @ (or mydomain.com. per ...
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What is a cookie-free domain?

What is a cookie-free domain? I've seen these words many times but I never understood what it is.
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How do I prevent Apache from answering requests for domains I don't host?

Someone has pointed their domain (www.bomberball.net) to the same IP as my domain (www.kapparate.com) , and Google is now showing the former when searching for Kapparate, rather than the latter. ...
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Cannot create new user account Windows Server 2012

I created a Windows Domain account that works on MYDOMAIN. All computers attached to MYDOMAIN can use the credentials I have created for log on except for one. On PROBLEMSERVER01 when I try to log ...
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Can 'Domain Users' join computers to the domain?

That sounds very unlikely to me, but just to be sure: Can a member of 'Domain Users' join a computer to the domain (granted that he has the local administrator account)? The instructor said it, and ...
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Apache CustomLog to log full URL

I'd like to add a CustomLog directive to my apache configuration to log the full URL requested (or at least the host portion of the URL). I have several domains being handled by the same instance of ...
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How should I setup separate MX records for a subdomain?

Let's say I have a domain that I run a web application on, for example cranketywidgets.com, and I'm using Google Apps for handling email for people working on that domain, for example, support@ ...
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At what point does a Domain suit a network better thatn a workgroup?

At what point does a Domain suit a network better than a workgroup? Is there a threshold below which a domain is simply too much work for benefits gained? Is there a point after which a workgroup is ...
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What is the difference between a hostname and a fully qualified domain name?

I am new to the world of setting up servers and am baffled by the term hostname and fully qualified domain name. For example, if I want to set up a server that hosts files on the local network i.e. a ...
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How to disable Tcp/Ip settings in windows 7 via GPO?

I have enabled following policies, "Prohibit TCP/IP advanced connection" "Prohibit access to properties of components of a LAN connection" "Enable Windows 2000 Network Connections setings for ...
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Would IT ever need a user's domain password?

Is there anything a Windows domain administrator might need to do while configuring a workstation for a new user that absolutely can't be done without the user's domain account password? To avoid ...
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How many domains on a single Apache server?

I'm hosting about 300 domains for my clients on a single Apache server. They all don't have much traffic, so the server load is not a problem. Theoretically there should be no limit how many of such ...
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NS records chicken and egg: NS in the domain it's serving [duplicate]

I've dealt with BIND for years and this has always kind of bugged me. $ dig google.com ns ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;google.com. IN NS ;; ANSWER SECTION: google.com. 87046 IN NS ...
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Verify that a name server is registered at a TLD registry

Let's say I own the domain name example.tld. It is registered at registrar R. In my account at R, I registered the following name servers for the .TLD registry: ns1.example.tld --> 123.456.789.001 ...
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Domain login very slow 10+ minutes

We are racking our brains trying to figure this problem out an are currently stuck! Basically we are having issues with some users taking ages to log in in the mornings, some times up to 20 minutes, ...
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Reset Windows user domain password

Is there a way to reset a user domain password remotely without login to a remote desktop to the domain controller? I could not find any MMC plugin in non-server Windows (Window 7 Ultimate in this ...
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Transition away from Domain Admin only account

In our Windows environment, our Domain Admins only have one user account. This single user account is used across the board including running on a day to day workstation. In our transition away from ...
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Create Unix Named Socket from the Command Line

Is there a command similar to mkfifo but for domain sockets?
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Set Windows 7 Default Login to a Non Domain Account

We have 12 Laptop Pc's that we have upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7. The laptops are used by staff on away days. They log on to a local account on the machine - say User1 with no password. On ...
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How do I remotely issue a CLI command to thousands of Windows domain computers at once?

I need to issue a CLI command (cmd.exe or PowerShell) to all of the thousands of computers on my domain. For obvious reasons, this is not going to involve doing the task manually, or physically ...
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How to find the computer name a user logged on to

Is there a tool or script or some other way of knowing what computer name a specific user is currently logged on to? Or even was logged on to? Say the user "HRDrone" is working on his machine whose ...
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Network Logon Issues with Group Policy and Network

I am gravely in need of your help and assistance. We have a problem with our logon and startup to our Windows 7 Enterprise system. We have more than 3000 Windows Desktops situated in roughly 20+ ...
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Creating a cookie-free domain to serve static content

I am trying to create a "example.com" domain to serve static content to my original domain. How would I make the "example.com" domain to so its cookie-free when loading content? I am thinking that ...
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Remote Desktop on the same network

I have a main server set up and staff that use laptops to come into the office and work. We have currently moved everything over onto a server setup in the office that the staff can all remote desktop ...
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Subdomains vs multiple domain names

I have the domain name for www.foo.co.uk. I am looking to use it as a landing page that will allow people to go to 1 of 2 sections of my site (both having separate blogs). So I have the idea I could ...
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What needs to be done/added on Apple MacBook Air in order to join domain and be managed?

We are a fully windows active directory company. I now have a MacBook Air (first in company) - that needs to be connected. What are the things I need to install/set in order for me to be able to ...
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Getting a domain name off of the blacklist

I have a friend who purchased a domain name recently that he found out (after buying it) is apparently blocked by many corporate firewalls or proxies b/c it's been tagged as porn by the blacklist db ...
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Domain Not Resolving to Forwarded IP

I've recently registered a domain name with GoDaddy.com and forwarded it to my web server's IP address. Now when I enter the domain name in my browser, my site appears as expected. The strange part ...
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Correct way to update Google Chrome MSI through Group Policy

I am deploying Chrome through group policy. This is working fine. Obviously Chrome has a pretty regular update cycle. I am not allowing Domain Users to install Chrome updates. Having subscribed to ...
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What can I do to fix missing start menu/desktop icons for a domain user?

I'm having a problem with one user account in my domain. The domain controller is Server 2008 R2, with Win7 clients. The user's password expired, so she went through the process of changing it. We ...
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Skip new Windows 7 user selection and go to login prompt

We've begun our migration to windows 7 and we ran into an interesting issue. When we hit "CTRL+ALT+DEL" we are brought to the "User selection Screen". Normally, this screen will have an icon for every ...
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Is private domain registration worth the extra cost? [closed]

I'm renewing my domains. I've always purchased private registration but I'm having second thoughts. Is it really doing anything? I'd hate to not renew it and then have hundreds of 'scammer emails ...
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Windows workstations in a Windows domain with a Linux domain controller [closed]

There's a Windows network of about 60 workstations I am going to be responsible for. The network is in a terrible mess, so I decided to rebuild it from the ground up. Currently, there are some Windows ...
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How to tell what time a domain user logged in?

In the "Security" event log on a Windows 2003 domain controller, I see several entries of event 540 -- "Successful Network Logon" averaging a few minutes apart throughout the day. Is the first one of ...