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 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 [closed]

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 ...
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Creating custom nameservers when registering a VPS?

I have been trying to setup custom nameservers. We have a domain, lets call it “example.com” and I would like “ns1.example.com” and “ns2.example.com” to act as nameservers. Here are the steps I have ...
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multiple domains on bind9 nameserver; one is not working

Bind9 DNS sever I have problem with setting up my dns server and another domain under it. First I have my master domain set up as a ns1 name server and it works. I need to add another domain which ...
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Query DNS for multiple domains at once

I have recently moved servers and want to query all of the accounts domains on the new server to check that they are all resolving to the correct NS. I am currently using ...
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Can't use mail on my server. log says it can't find hostname

Basically the log of postfix says: NOQUEUE: reject: RCPT from unknown[***.***.***.***]: 450 4.7.1 Client host rejected: cannot find your hostname, [***.***.***.***]; from=<my@email.com> ...
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How is the nameserver found when server responds with SERVFAIL

I setup a DNS configuration for iodine.ninjanet.info, but when I perform a "dig iodine.ninjanet.info", I get a SERVFAIL, which leads me to believe I made a mistake in my configuration. I think I may ...
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In DNS check, what “different subnets” and “number of MX records” warnings mean?

In DNS check tools like intodns and dnsstuff, what are the following warnings means and how to avoid: Different subnets : WARNING: Not all of your nameservers are in different subnets. Number of MX ...
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Pointing 2 Domain Names to 2 Websites hosted on 1 Windows VPS with 1 IP

I have the following: A Softsys Windows 2012 unmanaged VPS running IIS 8 with 2 websites: - inetpub/wwwroot/WebsiteA with bindings 123.xxx.xxx.xxx:8001 - inetpub/wwwroot/WebsiteB with bindings ...
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Named doesn't seem to resolve or dig my domain

Here's my named.conf // // named.caching-nameserver.conf // // Provided by Red Hat caching-nameserver package to configure the // ISC BIND named(8) DNS server as a caching only nameserver // (as a ...
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Register Custom Name Server for Alternate Server

not a DNS expert so I want to make sure this is being setup properly. We have someone who has setup a server for us to put sites on. It is a standard LAMP server running cPanel/WHM. They assigned a ...
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nameserver clarification

Basically,i a machines(vm);a window server which i use in hosting sites.i simply created ns.mydomain.com at my domain registra and simply pointed it to the IP of my window machine.Everything works ...
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What it means by Website or Server not found [closed]

I just set up two domain names hosted by 1and1 to point to my VPS. On my VPS, I created a virtual Apache server for each. I waited a day, and then checked to see if they worked. Unfortunately, ...
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Subdomain NameServers to control fourth level domains using Route53?

We have external service that we have no control of, and it is on client side. But we need some subdomains and flexibility there, and process of making them to do work - is huge pain. So we need ...
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Do ISPs and computers use a domain's nameserver in order?

When providing nameservers to my domain's registrar, i.e. nameserver 1 dns1.example.com nameserver 2 dns2.example.com nameserver 3 dns3.example.com nameserver 4 dns4.example.com Do ISPs and computers ...
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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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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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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 ...