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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How to test a nameserver on local machine? [closed]

I've ordered a secondary nameserver from Dyn, but before I add the nameserver to my domain I want to test it. Is there a way to make my local machine (Mac OS X or Windows) use this secondary ...
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How is it possible for the Root Name Servers to handle all DNS requests?

I was reading about DNS some days ago and learned how the requests are processed. If you surf to www.example.com, then a request will go to the Root Name Servers to see who owns that .com address, ...
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ISPCONFIG subdomain with A Record

I would like to know if I'm doing things right. I'm pointing a domain to my webserver ip using an A Record. Everything like a charme, but now I need to add a subdomain. I did it under ISPCONFIG, but ...
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Is dig +trace always accurate?

When the accuracy of a DNS cache is in question, dig +trace tends to be the recommended way of determining the authoritative answer for an internet facing DNS record. This seems to be particularly ...
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Is it normal to respond to http request with nameserver as url [closed]

When I put in url bar ns1.mydomain.com (my nameserver), it serves default Apache home page. or in another words it responded to http request. Is this behavior normal? If not how can I hinder it?
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DNS BIND on CENTOS 6.3 and domain nameservers

I am somewhat new in BIND and DNS, so please tolerate my stupid Questions. I having problem running my own custom nameserver. I have a virtual hosting with openVZ (CENTOS 6.3), with 3 IP addresses and ...
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Problems with my DNS and Nameservers after site move

I recently moved my website to a new host, and even after three days I can not access my site, all I could see was the "Moving Server" page that I left on the old server for my members to stay ...
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Nameservers setup

I'm going to move to dedicated server from shared hosting. I setup nameservers on xname.org for my domain, added A record. Now I need to change nameservers to ns0.xname.org., ns1.xname.org. But ...
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Cannot change name servers for domain [closed]

I have two domains that refuse to accept changes to the name server records. One domain has had this problem for 6 months and the other just did this today. I use DreamHost as my domain registrar ...
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CNAME domain to another domain, but keep different SPF records for the two?

SCENARIO: mydomain.com is the main website, we do send/receive mail using address@mydomain.com. mydomain.com DNS has got an SPF record "v=spf1 a mx ~all" mydomain.net is just an alias for ...
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using nameserver for redirection

I have bought a domain for cheap on crazydomains. The sad thing is they do not provide DNS settings without paying additional amount. They just give us a feature to set the nameserver details and some ...
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DNS Server not responding (Interworx) [closed]

I have a dedicated server with interworx installed, and in its control panel I have created a site account for the dedicated ip Address 173.234.60.106 under the domain name fluffyspikes.com. ...
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Move name servers from current hosting to dedicated server [closed]

I have a hosting and registered domain with them. I want to move to dedicated server (Ubuntu, no cpanel). In hoster panel I have ability to change nameservers IPs. Here is the response from hosting ...
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DNS and Namerservers query

I have a VPS hosted with 1&1 which also provides mailboxes that we use for day to day e-mailing. Our domain is registered with 123reg and the name servers point to 1&1 . To email our 10k+ ...
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DNS (BIND) on VPS

I just got a new VPS and everything is working fine except one little detail: DNS. Frankly I have very limited (non-existent) experience with BIND (or DNS in general) and after quite a long time I'm ...
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Redirect to another web server if current page is down

I have written an application in Razor/Asp.net and I'm hosting it on our W2008R2 under IIS 7.5. At times we will need to bring down this web server so it will be not accessible to our clients. I need ...
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Centos binding server configuration with glue record

I have trouble with dns server at Centos I have domain cloudauth.me , I have bought it from godaddy.com . I added glue record to this domain . I configured nameservers like that. ns1.cloudauth.me ...
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My Site is not working

I have a problem with my VPS setup. My main site is setup and now I have all the files placed in there but couldn't open the site. One thing I noticed awakrdly is when I do the host ...
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Problems with nameservers

you are my last hope. I spent the last 2 days trying configure BIND on my CentOS 5.9 with nameservers in resolv.conf. Then I ask help to my hosting, they said: Hello, You must register your own ...
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DNS servfail error

I am trying to move a hostname to my new VPS, which I completely new at. I am running CentOS with WHM/cPanel and am having problems with my DNS setup. I have my own domain (richardbeddington.com) ...
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Pointing domain to custom DNSs which contain the domain

I need to change the DNSs of my domain, and I'm getting an error that the DNSs aren't registered. Maybe they simply haven't propogated yet, but it ocurred to me that what I'm doing seems kind of ...
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Pointing a domain name to a VPS

I just got a VPS. All the host gave me was an IP address to have the domain point to. Lets say my domain is mydomain.com So what I did was I removed the nameserver (not the NS records, but the ...
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Site switching back and fourth after changing nameservers

I just updated the nameservers on an addon domain and over the last 12 hours, the domain has been totally inconsistent about which server will load when I refresh the page. This is from the same ...
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Need to create nameservers for other domains to use on my VPS. Bind / Ubuntu

Just bought my first VPS and have a hard time configuring stuff. Uses OpenVS and Ubuntu 11.10 I have a domain setup in bind9 as master. Here is the contents of bind9 files I have configured on my ...
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Nameserver config: local or external IP

I'm setting up a BIND nameserver on my Linux server computer. Now if BIND asks me for a IP address for a A Record, should i enter my local ip (192.168.178.21) or my external ip (80.101.40.227)? All ...
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Primary and secondary name servers : Do they have to be hosted in same company?

I have my domain hosted and I received to two name servers to be updated with my domain registrar ns1.hostingcompany.com ns2.hostingcompany.com , I know if the primary name server goes down DNS ...
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What has priority: nameservers or a records?

If I have a domain name with nameservers pointing to Webhost One, but have an A Record that points to Webhost Two, which host would the domain name bring me to? I'm pretty sure the A Record takes ...
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Assigning a new IP to my domain

I am facing a terrible slowdown & inability to access to my website from time to time after changing it's IP. Below is what exactly happened and I would be glad if an expert can tell me what might ...
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How do I set up a reverse zone file?

I have this zone file in bind: $TTL 86400 mysite.net. IN SOA ns1.mysite.net. admin.mysite.net. ( 2006012008 86400 3600 604800 86400 ) ...
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DNS & Namesevers working for one domain but not the other. Same settings

So here is my current set up: ns1.hutber & ns2.hutber.com are pointing to hutber.com via c1domains.com ns1.hutber & ns2.hutber.com are pointing to wingspartytime.com via 123-reg hutber.com is ...
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server load, litespeed, scsi, nameserver fail: all messed up

First of all: I have very basic knowledge about linux servers. Here is our dedicated server details: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X3450 @ 2.67GHz Total processor: 8 OS: Centos 32bit release 5.8 (Final) ...
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Adding glue records to my registrar

I have a country specific domain (let say example.me) and when I try to add my own nameserver (ns1.example.me & ns2.example.me) at my country registrar it didn't worked because I only have 1 IPv4 ...
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Name Servers with Registrar vs. Host Provider [closed]

This may be a redundant questions, but is there any benefit to using name servers with a registar provider vs. a hosting provider? Some shared hosting accounts through places like 1&1 ask that ...
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nameserver problems with webmin/virtualmin [closed]

[I've also asked this in Webmasters - it seems to fall into a grey area between here and there] I'm setting up a shiny new vps with my own nameserver. Fortunately I had a spare domain that I'm using ...
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nameserver problems with webmin/virtualmin [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: nameserver problems with webmin/virtualmin I'm setting up a shiny new vps with my own nameserver. Fortunately I had a spare domain that I'm using and have registered as ...
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order of nameservers in resolv.conf

In which oder are the nameservers stated in resolv.conf used for name resolution? Is there a way to influence this order? Is this behavior distribution dependent? (I'm using Debian Squeeze)
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How long does migration of two domains to the same nameserver take in DNS?

I have a primary .com domain, which i wanted to update. So I built the new site on a .info domain. To migrate the .info domain DNS to point to the address of the .com domain, I updated the nameserver ...
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Nameserver usage

I have four nameservers registered for a domain: ns1.primary-nameserver.net ns2.primary-nameserver.net a.ns.secondary-nameserver.net b.ns.secondary-nameserver.net How can I find out how much usage ...
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whats the difference between managed dns and normal name server

what's the difference / benefits between using a managed DNS such as zoneedit, dyn.com and Amazon Route 53 and a standard DNS manager provided by domain registrants such as goDaddy. for the tasks I ...
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Two A records under one domain in different servers, possible?

Is it possible to have two A records under one domain in different servers? ns1.domain.com from server1 points to 192.168.1.1 and ns2.domain.com from server2 points to 192.168.1.2 Is this ...
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Identifying the cause of my DNS failure (domain not propagating)

I have set up a DNS server with the help of two helpful tutorials: http://linuxconfig.org/linux-dns-server-bind-configuration http://ulyssesonline.com/2007/11/07/how-to-setup-a-dns-server-in-ubuntu/ ...
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How do I know when my Route53 record sets become effective?

So I have added my domain to Route53 and updated the name servers of the domains to that of Route53. I have added the record sets (A, MX and TXT) that I need. How do I know when these DNS ...
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What does #53 mean in nslookup nameserver address result?

When I run this: nslookup some.host.com I get results like this: Server: 4.2.2.1 Address: 4.2.2.1#53 Non-authoritative answer: Name: some.host.com Address: #.#.#.# "4.2.2.1" is ...
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Linking domain name, server, DNS server?

I think I've got myself a bit lost here. Basically I have a private server, a .com domain registered at one place, and using clouDNS.net as a DNS server. I tried hosting my own DNS server but it got a ...
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27 days after domain transfer name servers not propogated

We recently bought the domain: *****.com 7 days after accepting the transfer the domain finally transferred to our registrar and we immediately changed the name servers from ns*.netregistry.net to ...
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Virtual Private Hosting DNS configuration

I did a great deal of reading here before posting this because I didn't want to post a duplicate - but I'm on a bit of a deadline and getting frustrated, so here goes... I very, very, very ...
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How to point subdomain to a nameserver?

I've got an old crusty WHM/cPanel server which I'm trying to get rid of. I've got a new setup on shared hosting which is much cheaper in the long run. The problem is that there are a bunch of ...
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For Australian audiences, would an uncached .com.au domain resolve faster than an uncached .com?

Is there any speed benefit to using a .com.au domain rather than a .com if your customers, hosting and DNS services are in Australia, specifically in the worst typical case (domain is not cached in ...
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Recommendations for running a local nameserver [closed]

I have a domain and a web-app written in PHP running on Ubuntu 12.04. When a user registers, I would like to give that user a unique subdomain which needs to resolve to an IP independently of the ...
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Servers and normal PC [closed]

I have a Server 2008 computer, with a domain running, I am trying to run my domain on my WIN7 computer too. I have entered the nslookup in RUN, and then typed in my domain name on my WIN7 Ultimate ...