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Custom TLDs, shortened URLs and usage

I'm curious about a few things with regards to TLDs and their allowed/semantic usage. I'm in the wine business and I currently own a .com domain. However the main domain name is quite long; not really ...
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DNS just started resolving my server.prod addresses to 127.0.53.53

I have servers named like server.prod.example.com, and I regularly log into them as server.prod. Recently, these hostnames started resolving to 127.0.53.53. It turns out that ICANN recently enabled ...
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Why do nameservers have thier own names? [duplicate]

For example, lets say there is a hosting company, hostingcompany.com, with nameserver ns1.hostingcompany.com. When I type hostingcompany.com into my browser, my computer contacts a top level domain ...
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Hosting your own domain name without third party involvement

Maybe this comes from my lack of understanding of how DNS fully works, but i want to host a domain on my own set of DNS servers. That being said, i cannot seem to find a clear way to do this. 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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“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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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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Valid List of Email TLDs

I have some users entering some email addresses into my system. I want to ensure that their email address is coming from a valid TLD. Based on the list found at ...
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How does ESPN control espn.go.com without controlling go.com [closed]

How does ESPN control the domain espn.go.com if they don't control the tld of go.com. How is this possible?
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Detecting TLD for localization

I have many TLD's for my domain, for US users it's .COM, for German users it's .DE, etc. I redirect them all to the .COM domain using CNAME records. The reason is to prevent getting a penalty from ...
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Does it matter if the DNS server of a domain is on a different TLD?

Let's say I have the domain example.com using the name servers dns1.example.co.uk and dns2.example.co.uk. If I've understood it correctly, this means additional lookups since the .com doesn't contain ...
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Getting a domain by setting up BIND and querying the 'big ones'?

I recently got my hands on an older version of O'Reilly's "DNS & BIND", specifically the Third Edition from September 1998. In chapter 3 it says that you'll need to decide on a domain name and ...
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How can I create a custom TLD (for an Intranet) on my Wi-Fi network with a Windows computer and Apache?

Can you please explain to me how I would do this, starting with the installation of Apache? Are there multiple ways to do this? I would like the domain (eg http://intranet) available when you connect ...
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TLD and subdomain

.com or .net is a Top Level Domain (TLD). Let's say I have example.com, example is a subdomain of .com. So if I'm buying example.com I actually buy subdomain example. In other words the registrar ...
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Setup BIND to transfer the zone file for every Second Level domain for a gTLD?

Is it possible to have BIND transfer all the second level domains for a single TLD to my local machine? (I'm fully aware that this would be a massive data set) Also, how do I track changes on a daily ...
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Where to find an up-to-date list of WHOIS Servers for various tlds?

I'm looking for a reliable and up-to-date list of WHOIS Servers to use in a whois script. It'd be super if it has the string returned by each server when the domain is available.
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Is it possible to change the postfix message-id?

Is it possible to change the message-id in postfix? If I send Mails over an Java-Application I get the following message-id: ...
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Why isn't the root domain also a name server?

I was trying to understand the inner workings of DNS. To clarify things, when I say the root domain I mean the root domain without a name. So when I type http://www.example.info, it will check the ...
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Setting up own NIC [closed]

Since ICANN approved .whatever domains, i would like to get my own .something domain and have people look up free domains on my .something tld and register .something with me. What would i need to ...
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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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How to register a URL with 3 part naming?

My objective is to have a URL like - m.af.ia. So, assuming I register a TLD web-site called m.af with Afghanistan (af) ... is there any way I can set up my server infrastructure so that the URL I ...
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Point root domain to another TLD's subdomain (via DNS, not masking)

I've found some similar answers to this question but was hoping someone could clarify in case I'm misunderstanding. This is hosted on IIS 7 in ASP.NET On my site, I have root and www domains going to ...
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Routing Apache on internal network - no tld

I set up a web server on an internal network, running on CentOS 5.5 with the typical LAMP setup. When I'm in my browser and point it toward http://mailroom/ the webpage comes up no problem. However, ...
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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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Forward www subdomain to domain with new top level domain?

How do I auto forward/turn/convert (whatever the correct term is) URLs entered as www.example.co, www.example.co/blah/blah, example.co OR example.co/blah/blah to example.com or example.com/blah/blah? ...
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DNS lookup performance penalty with exotic TLDs?

When tuning a web site/service for performance, is there a downside to using a less common top-level domain (e.g. 'nu', 'tv', 'io') for your hostnames? My concern is that if you're using a TLD ...
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Help with top-level domain understand [closed]

I have a uni assignment question that I am having trouble trying to google... I have been asked to provide 3 lists (i only need a handful of countries for each list) of examples of countries which: ...
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Domain transfer to a provider that doesn't support .DK?

Is it possible to transfer a country code domain from one domain provider to another and that one transferred to does not sell that country code domain (in this case .DK)?
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Domain provider for all Country Code TLDs?

I find it very disturbing to buy some domains from one domain provider than when I have to buy a Country Code TLD that is not supported, I have to buy from another domain provider, and thus ending up ...
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Number of Periods in a Top Level Domain?

site.com is 1 period site.co.uk is 2 periods alpine.k12.ut.us is 3 periods? Is k12.ut.us the TLD? Or is k12 the domain name? How many periods can a TLD have?
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Is there something different about the nameserver requirements for the .ORG TLD?

I am running Apache2 and Bind9 on my home web-server. I have a couple of domains registered and directing towards my server, including bjcullinan.com. I would like to create a website for an ...
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How many domain levels are there?

.com,.us are TLD,top level domain, and co.uk are SLD,second level domain. Are there "third level domain, fourth level domain" and so on? How many different TLDs and SLDs are out there?