A name server is a computer server that hosts a network service for providing responses to queries against a directory service.

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PowerDNS master server doesn't notify

I have a PowerDNS based master nameserver with 3 slaves. Zone transfer works through AXFR (automatically once every hour it gets checked by the slaves). When I change a record through our panel the ...
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How to configure a BIND server to catch all

I have a lot of domains abc.com def.com ghi.com jkl.com Each of them are pointed to nameservers on their own domain abc.com -> ns1.abc.com ns2.abc.com def.com -> ns1.def.com ...
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Can't access website with domain

I am using a VPS for the first time and could semi-published my website. I installed DNS and created A and NS records, installed IIS and uploaded my website. I edited domain panel to point the ...
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How to determine which DNS server has the authority to set rDNS (PTR records)?

or to re-phrase... How to determine to whom authority has been delegated to set rDNS? Background In a multi-tier environment, where a block of IP's is assigned, then further split and assigned ...
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How to get ns records that are registered to ip adress

I have ip ranges. I would like to find ns addresses that are pointing to corresponding ip adress I'm looking for a command to do over nslookup or dig Expected result ...
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unable to setup nameserver in CentOS 5.8

I have a VPS, which I'm trying to run a website on it and I want it to act as its own nameserver too. But so far, the domain doesn't resolve. Here's what I've done so far: first of all, in my domain ...
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Can I avoid operating DNS on a domain by using only a glue record? [closed]

I was thinking that I might be able to get away with simplifying DNS by foregoing the usual delegation setup and not operating DNS for my domain, instead relying only on the glue records in the TLD ...
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PTR record only added on IP owner side? no in DNS Zone files?

i wanted to add PTR record, to my domain so the reverse IP is in PTR points to my nameserver. So on my hosting IP provider i set my nameserver for the IP and it now shows in PTR (i used this ...
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How to pick the right nameserver

Assuming the the following structure: example.com registered in the United Staates (ISP 1) example.ch registered in Switzerland (ISP 2) The server registered in Switzerland (ISP 3) Everyone of the ...
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Nameservers not responding

I am having an issue trying to get my name servers to respond. My domain is at GoDaddy and they tell me that everything looks right on their side. But when I look at intoDNS it says my name servers ...
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Setup Nameserver for an Apache Webserver [closed]

(does the title make sense? cause I'm not sure) I want to host my own site. I've setup an Apache Server and I am able to call the site via IP. Now I want to call it via a domain. I have an extra ...
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Stuck with DNS questions during migration to AWS EC2 + Route 53

We're running a little hosting service with two nameservers registered for us at a local registrar: ns1.ourcompany.com ns2.ourcompany.com Now i want to move over to cloudflare with all the DNS ...
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How to fix Pingdom warnings about my DNS configuration

I just set up my 2 name servers. I have them on two separate servers I rent. The primary and secondary DNS for all of my websites work just fine. I ran a test on Pingdom and received 2 warnings: ...
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“Catchall” TLD or single-word Hostnames

I have the TLD zone .lcl set-up and everything works fine, except that the config: $TTL 3600 @ IN SOA lcl. root.lcl. ( 1 ; Serial ...
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Why would delegated nameservers ever be different to authoritative nameservers?

If you go on intodns.com and type in stackoverflow.com, the parent server tells me that nameservers for the domain are here: ns1.serverfault.com. ['198.252.206.80'] [TTL=172800] ...
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Clarification of why DNS zone files require NS records

This question was originally asked here: Why do DNS zone files require NS records? To summarise: "When I go to my registrar and purchase example.com , I will tell my registrar that my nameservers are ...
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Changing nameservers - new server shows up on one internet connection but not another

I've switched host for a couple of websites. I switched the nameservers about 24 hours ago and within about 6 hours was able to see that the new location was showing up fine on my mobile phone ...
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Without glue, how do DNS servers know the ip of nameservers? [duplicate]

The domain rspb.org.uk has the nameservers ns1.namecity.com. ['62.128.193.35'] (NO GLUE) [TTL=172800] ns2.namecity.com. ['84.22.161.171'] (NO GLUE) [TTL=172800] And on the website intoDNS, ...
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Should I run my own DNS recursor or local cache daemon?

I am on AWC EC2, as my server is going to make a lot of query for third party domains, I am thinking the following options install nscd on all servers use the default ec2 name recursor install my ...
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Where in the DNS process are NS records used? [duplicate]

I register a new domain, mynewdomain.com, at a hosting company. In the advanced DNS settings there is an A record which maps mynewdomain.com to a ip address. In my webhost control panel, it shows ...
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DNS Resolution for example.com - Can you explain? [closed]

When I type mynewdomain.com into my browser I believe the following happens. My computer sends a request to my ISP's name servers to find the IP address of mynewdomain.com My ISP name server sends a ...
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Registar asks for a domain instead of IP address for the nameservers of my domain [closed]

Let's say I have a DNS server at home with IP 123.123.123.123. How can I tell my registrar to use this server as the nameserver for my domain? I can't just provide it with an IP address.
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If I change the domain nameservers, will the email will go down? [closed]

I'm a creative, I don't have much experience in domain / hosting related issues. I woul like to know, if I change the nameservers on my domain: Will email will go down? Do I have to change something ...
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Can name servers be pointed to different sub (and sub sub) domains?

here's the issue. There is a sub domain, let's call it flag.domain.com using names servers, let's say ns1.dns.com and ns2.dns.com. There is also a sub sub domain events.flag.domain.com which also ...
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DNS Nameserver Error

Sorry I am new to this DNS jargon so the following question might sound obvious. I have a VPS server and I am using third party dns server for managing DNS. My DNS provider had given me his own name ...
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How is the IP of a nameserver located in it's own domain resolved? [duplicate]

I understand basics of how DNS works. My ISP finds out recursively, that my domain xyz.com is assigned with two nameservers: ns1.xyzprivatens.com ns2.xyzprivatens.com Then it asks one of those two ...
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Config My Domain To Point To My Windows Vps (No plesk or other software)

I have purchased this domain -> "jsbales.com" From namecheap.com And this VPS (full WINDOWS vps, no plesk or additional software) from CloudVPS.com I have IIS running on my vps and I can access my ...
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nameserver is not resolving - hetzner root server

I bought new root server on hetzner with 2 additional IPs. CentOs 6.4 minimal version is installed. Based on this tutorial i assigned 2 additional IPs. ie, duplicated ifcfg-eth0 file to ifcfg-eth0:1 ...
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How can I specify nameserver's port number in osx? [duplicate]

In resolver manual, it said: The address may optionally have a trailing dot followed by a port number. For example, 10.0.0.17.55 specifies that the nameserver at 10.0.0.17 uses port 55. But it ...
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Intelligent, Location Dependent DNS

I'm new to complex network infrastructure but I'm quickly realizing that we're outgrowing our centralized load balanced cluster. The way we have things setup right now means that in order to add a ...
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Transfer Hosting Just change A record or Nameservers

Im transferring a clients website and they said they want to keep their mx records and such the same since theyre using google apps hence they only want to changed the A record not the ...
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Possible to direct naked domain to external IP

So I found this post: configure Bind to have a custom domain on tumblr and I was trying to ask a related question: Would it be possible to set up an A record pointing traffic to domain.com to ...
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can any one help me with diagnosing subdomain issue, please?

Recently had problem with one domain, and it seems its happening again. (with another one) subdomain unavailable for few hours, when other subdomains are perfectly fine So can anyone please help me ...
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I can not access my server by its name [closed]

I have a domain called spdserver.com I can access its control panel using IP but using "spdserver.com" doesn't work. I thought it would be name server issue but I checked my Name.com account and ...
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Do we need to rely on a third party nameserver for resolving nameservers?

I know my question may be a big ambiguous, but I'll strive to explain in the description. The scenario is this. I have three nameservers, which are Debian VPSes which just run bind9 on a Debian 6 32 ...
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How do nameservers “failover”?

How do nameservers do failover? What decides the order in which nameservers are queried when the primary nameserver is not reachable? To illustrate, here's part of my zonefile: $TTL 3m; site.com. ...
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How do I write a zonefile so that DNS changes do not have latency?

I need to test various DNS changes on my domain which require that the zone file changes I make are updated quickly. I'm a bit confused between Refresh, Retry, Expire and TTL values. Which is the ...
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resolv.conf search suffix limited to six domains and 256 characters

Is there a way to increase the resolv.conf search suffix limitation beyond six domains and 256 characters? This is an issue for an environment that has well over six domains to consider. I realize ...
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DNS and Private Nameservers

We switched from shared hosting to a VPS at HostGator. They told us we needed to go into the domain registrar (Moniker) and setup "private nameservers" as ns1.domain.com and ns2.domain.com. We did ...
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Authoritative DNS for other domain requirements

We're moving dns servers (managed with bind) for our main domain (let's call it main.org) to new servers. Since we're having some issues to update glue records with current registrar we thought to ...
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Performance penalties for private NS verses one from hosting company on VPS

I am planning on getting a VPS account. Is there a performance penalty if I set up my own name server (ns) and use that for all my domains rather than use the name server provided by the hosting ...
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Testing DNS configuration of domain by using hosts file?

I'm currently migrating a website to another server, and want to test the DNS configuration (more specifically, email mx records) before moving the domain over. I've configured the DNS on the new ...
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Can I use Vanity name servers for slave zone? [closed]

I am new to the whole DNS things but this is what I have done so far. I have setup a master zone using Bind DNS and I am using zonomi.com to host my salve zone. Following zonomi's documentation I ...
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Can a server have 2 different sets of nameservers?

So I have domain1.com and domain2.com, they are both independant of each other. Now domain1.com has NS setup as ns1.domain1.com and ns2.domain1.com which is also setup on the server. I want to setup ...
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Configuring Bind for serving as nameserver for multiple domains

I have installed bind9 on a Debian VPS, and use it as nameserver for one of my domains. It works well. dig reports correct entries. I now wish to use this nameserver for four more domains, and am a ...
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Google Public DNS is returning a SERVFAIL for my domain

Hope some one will help me in resolving the issue. My Domain name is "prohosterz.com" Google Public DNS is returning a SERVFAIL for my domain: $ dig prohosterz.com @8.8.8.8 ; > DiG 9.9.2 > ...
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How to add subdomain on Windows Server 2008 Standard?

I have two public IP. One is mapped to www.ezampal.com by a technician. I want to map subdomain.ezampal.com or www.subdomain.ezampal.com to another public IP. I'm using Windows VPS. How to do that? ...
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Nameservers for Open SRS - who is accountable for my domain?

Context: I purchased the "release" of a domain from a domain provider who was also hosting the corresponding website. I was given an account to log-in to at opensrs.net. I pointed the domain to ...
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Can one nameserver query another nameserver for the proper A record?

FakeDomain.com 's DNS servers at the registrar is ns1.fakeserver.com & ns2.fakeserver.com . This can't be updated. I can change the zone file for ns1.fakeserver.com & ns2.fakeserver.com . ...
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Multiple nameservers with only one DNS.. workaround possible?

I have a VPS with Godaddy + cPanel and I would like to create my own private nameservers. Since I only have one server with Godaddy, I have only one DNS. Thus if I create 2 nameservers with the DNS of ...