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In DNS can an IN NS point to a CNAME?

Is it allowed to have an NS record be a CNAME? E.g.: subdomain.example.com. IN NS ns1.example.com. ns1.example.com. CNAME foo.example.com. foo.example.com. IN A 10.1....
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DNS root record hardcoded then why it has ttl?

I host a recursive name server locally so I don't need my service provider or another public DNS server for name resolution. Although the root name server IP-addresses are hardcoded in the config file ...
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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 ns3....
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What is the role of NS records at the apex of a DNS domain?

$ORIGIN example.com. ; not necessary, using this to self-document $TTL 3600 @ IN SOA ns1.example.com. admin.example.com. ( 1970010100 7200 1800 1209600 300) @ ...
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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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How do I setup a TCP over DNS tunnel on Windows?

I've seen a few guides out there, but I could not get any of them to work. I can point NS records to my domain, so it sounds like I should be able to do this. I tried setting up a DMZ for the server ...
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Is a subdomain with both A records and NS records valid?

Let's say I own example.com. I then create an A record on test.example.com to 1.1.1.1. I then create a NS record on test.example.com to ns1.anotherdnshost.com. At another DNS host, I add an A ...
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Proper way to create an NS record in Windows DNS

In BIND, you create an NS record that points to an A record: labs.example.com. IN NS ns1.example.com. ns1.example.com. IN A 192.168.80.50 In Windows DNS, you are first asked to provide the Domain ...
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I want to point a domain name to my server, without changing any MX Records etc - do I change the A Records, the NS Records, or both?

My client has a domain name clientsdomain.com, with DNS records set out as such: Lookup has started… Trying "clientsdomain.com" ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 21301 ;...
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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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Can CNAMEs be used to point to Name Servers?

Here's what I need: www. and root of domain are hosted on the old host beta. is hosted by the new host Here is the problem: Old Host does not allow ANY editing of DNS Records on their Name ...
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Role of Authoritative NS record in bind9 compared with Non-Authoritative NS record in Registrar [duplicate]

Whenever we register a new domain name from a Registrar, we need to tell them what is the nameserver by providing them the dns server IP address. But in the same time in the zone file of our dns ...
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I really want a wildcard NS record in BIND. Is there a workaround? [duplicate]

We have a public DNS provider, a private DNS master, and a private DNS slave. The public DNS provides the "example.com" zone, and all of it's subdomains. Our private DNS also provides the "example.com"...
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Registered domain using Route 53, using Cloudflare for DNS, having problems configuring DNS correctly

I've been trying to configure a Github Pages + Universal SSL from Cloudflare setup, unfortunately while the Jekyll/Github Pages part is going well, DNS configuration is not going as well. I've bought ...
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DNS lookup failed — dig: couldn't get address for 'ns1.p34.dynect.net': failure

I am a Network Admin from India, managing a large University Network of more than 15000 users. Here goes my problem - > My DNS is unable to get ip address for ns1.p34.dynect.net. when i use dig +...
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Which NS record will dns lookup use?

If I have contradictory NS records for my domain: dig +trace example.com example.com. 172800 IN NS ns1.webfaction.com. example.com. 172800 IN NS ns2.webfaction.com. example.com. ...
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Testing domains on intranet/local network?

This may sound like a very silly question, but how could I setup domains ( eg www.foo.com ) on my local network? I know that all a domain is, is just a name registered to a name server and that ...
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Does SOA record need to be updated to alter nameservers

My domain registrar has a top level SOA record for my domain which is unchangeable and two NS records pointing to the default nameservers for the registrar. If I want to update my nameservers do I ...
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Transferring NS records to a new server

I feel like that was NOT worded well, but here is my current predicament. I recently had a GoDaddy dedicated server, and decided after their customer support failed to do anything but disappoint, to ...
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Are A records to NS hostnames required?

Among other things, I have the following in my delegated zone file (note, domain is NOT rwasphost.com)... ; ; Zone NS records ; @ NS dns1.rwasphost.com. dns1.rwasphost.com. ...
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DIG domain NS empty when no other records exist?

I asked our domain registrar to configure the name servers for a new domain. They said it was done so I checked: dig example.com NS Using Google's servers, this is what I get: dig example.com NS ;...
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What happens when I modify the NS records with my domain name registrar?

When I register my domain charity.org with ACME Domains (acme-domains.com), I have an option to enter the nameservers (NS records) for my domain in ACME Domain's control panel. What is happening when ...
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Secondary DNS different SOA record

we are managing our DNS data at Azure DNS. They provide 4 NS for redundancy, but just two days ago the whole Azure DNS service went down for a few hours, and all of our services with it as well. Now i'...
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NS records on NameServer for parked Domain

I have domain and I set NS records for this domain on Registrator Page. For egz.: ns1.some.com ns2.some.com On these ns servers I have Records A, MX. If I need set NS records on ns1.some.com and ...
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DNS record for a subdomain on Dreamhost

I'm currently hosting a subdomain for a charity on Dreamhost. The charity is in control of the DNS records, and they're slow to update them. So for example.com: www.example.com -> A-record ...
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local dns server don't respond to class NS queries

iam trying to execute the following command nslookup -type=NS mit.edu but each time it gives the following answer Non-authoritative answer: *** Can't find mit.edu: No answer i have tried several ...
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Setting alias for DynDNS domain

I've created DynDNS domain for testing my local sites, and i'm having trouble with pointing to root domain. From my registrar (GoDaddy) I've created a CNAME for www to point my example.dyndns.com so ...
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DNS trouble - think it might be caused by two NS records

About a week ago, I updated my DNS, adding: HOST, TYPE, VALUE, TTL *.soup-team.com CNAME www.myopenid.com 3600 mail.soup-team.com CNAME ghs.google.com 3600 HOST, TYPE, VALUE, MX, TTL soup-team.com ...
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How to configure bind9 in order to point server IP to nic?

Brief Introduction I bought a domain name example.ir from my country domain name provider nic.ir and a VPS from examplevps.ir. My VPS gave me an static IP and let's imagine it's: 170.120.100.140 ...
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Cannot change Nameservers to cloudflare

I have a domain but I can't change its nameservers to point Cloudflare's. I've been told that the NIC is rejecting them (it's a ccTLD), literally "your nameservers are not authoritative for that ...
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Registrar nameservers vs. NS records for bare domain?

OK, I'm a bit new to DNS, but I'm having some trouble finding the answer to this. I have a domain registered at google domains. As with other registrars, you have access to their free DNS, and ...
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Two group of name server records, where to put them?

I've registered my domain by a registrar that has very poor DNS management tools. I need to point from my registrar to another third-party DNS manager, and then from there point to the name servers of ...
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Using own NS for your domain

I have a dedicated server from 1and1. Let's say I have a domain named example.com. Can I point it at ns1.example.com and ns2.example.com and use it for other domains?
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A working domain without NS record. Possible?

Is it possible to have a working A record (a working website) without having a NS record? mylinux:~# dig example.com NS ; <<>> DiG 9.3.4-P1.2 <<>> example.com NS ;; global ...
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How does a client get the zone file?

I understand the role of a NS record, but what I don't understand is how a client (e.g. my computer) get the NS record in the first place? Please help me fill in the gap: I want abc.com I ask ??? ...
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How to check if NS records are correct?

I am trying to set up Iodine (probably not that important) and to get it running I need to create a NS record on my domain and run a service on port 53 on my server. Let's say I own "domain.com." and ...
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1server 2ips => 2nameservers possible?

I rented a vServer with 2 ip addresses. I installed ISPConfig on it and I am now configuring the server. Now I am having a lot of troubles in configuring the DNS Zones to make my nameservers work. I ...
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Exist a way to make gTLD servers update its NS records for a given domain? [closed]

I changed the DNS servers for a given domain and still days after that change gTLD continue replying a set of NS records that include the old NS entries. dig @g.gtld-servers.net. example.com ns ...
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Required entries in DNS records [closed]

Writing a brief best practices technical document for in house. A Records for hostname / IP mapping (blank).mydomain.com www.mydomain.com *.mydomain.com -can also add subdomain, ftp, cpanel, etc ...
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Sub-domain for azure virtual machine

I have a A record pointing to Azure website IP address. Now I want to direct a subdomain to a Azure virtual machine. Can I create a NS record xxx.example.com -> xxx.southeastasia.cloudapp.azure....
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Managing the “DNS Zone Template” in Plesk / Parallels 11.0.9 [closed]

I have a (dv) Dedicated Virtual hosting environment running Plesk 11 at Media Temple. I am able to control the Default DNS Zone Template used to create new virtual hosts as I add customers. Forgive ...
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how Setup NS1/NS2 For My VPS?

I'm running a site on a dedicated server (vps = virtual private network , with windows server 2008 , iis & dns has been installed without any configs , have one dedicated ip address) and trying to ...
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How to get Answer response type for NS records using BIND

I'm hoping someone can give me a hand getting this configured. I am trying to get BIND to respond a certain way to reproduce a hosted DNS provider's behavior. I'm fairly new to DNS, but I'm hitting a ...
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Bind can't resolve specific domains - no A record to their ns

Hi I'm getting a problem resolving a domain when their ns servers don't have an A record. I'm running bind 9.3.2P2. For example domain:10gb.co.il when trying from Windows dns servers it seems to ...
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My domain on AWS Route 53 wont propagate

Hi have created a record set for the domain: lazycatthemes.com on Route 53 (domain was purchased through route 53) and gave it the 4 NS settings that Route 53 told me to configure: ns-368.awsdns-46....
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Namer Server Propagation DELAY / Private DNS

I have the below setup at my registrar . Main DOmain = abc.com Second Domain = def.com Third DOmain = ghi.com As such , I have configured the below DNS / Host settings . abc.com NameServer : ns1....
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After name server change, DNS queries on and off

I migrated the domain www.pantego.com to a different name server. We were using the Enom registrar and their default name servers, but I migrated them to AWS Route 53. I know all records were copied ...
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What does changing a NS record actually do?

As I am by no means a server expert, so I wanted to learn the basics by starting my own small VPS on Digital Ocean and host some simple websites to try things out. In the tutorials of DO it says that ...
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Multiple sites on server but only one is down. Possible DNS issue?

I have several sites on a VPS server and one of the sites randomly went down earlier (500 error). The site is hosted on a subdomain of another website that is hosted elsewhere. So, the site that is ...