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Why do nameservers have their 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 .com ...
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Is it acceptable (or possible) to use an IP Address as a nameserver entry for a domain name? [duplicate]

I am attempting to use bind9 on my linux VPS to "host" the zone files for my domain name. My confusion is that my VPS's hostname is that domain name. If a client were to look up ns1.mydomain.com and ...
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How does the domain name system know the authoritative nameserver for my domain name? [duplicate]

Note: Someone linked to Why does DNS work the way it does? as a possible duplicate. But this link does not answer my question. Specifically, this link does not describe where exactly a regular domain ...
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Why do website host handles dns to resolve services(mail.domain.com ftp etc) instead of the domain registry? [duplicate]

I have bought a new hosting service, and needed to change the name servers pointing to the new host for my website. When I did , all other subdomains especially ftp, mail subdomain and mx record broke....
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Are new domainnames propagated to DNS servers [duplicate]

After receiving spam on my newly registered, unused domain within a day I was curious about how they found it. With the help of google I found a site called domainpunch which lists all Addition to the ...
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What are all the flags in a dig response?

dig responses return flags in the comments section: $ dig example.com +noall +comments ; <<>> DiG 9.8.3-P1 <<>> example.com +noall +comments ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got ...
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What is the difference between the NS records and the glue records?

I have two glue records at Godaddy, for example: NS1.MYDNSSERVER.COM NS2.MYDNSSERVER.COM And I have three NS records in my domain: NS1.MYDNSSERVER.COM NS2.MYDNSSERVER.COM NS3.MYDNSSERVER.COM If I ...
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MX record pointing to Hostgator

I would like to host only my email on host-gator but website on Amazon. How do make it work? The support don't really have the knowledge of this. I tried to create a A record to the hostgator , can ...
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DNS record change not taking effect

I have a Centos5 server on internet, say srv1.example.com with IP address say 1.1.1.1. I have changed the A records example.com, www.example.com and ny.example.com to say 2.2.2.2. I have not ...
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How to correctly configure nameservers

I have set up custom / private nameservers but I am still receiving an "Unknown host" error $ ping ubookings.co.za ping: cannot resolve ubookings.co.za: Unknown host The whois query shows ...
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Setting up my own name server

I'm in the process of setting up my own name servers using BIND9, however I want to visualize the name server setup in relation to registrars and other name servers. Say I have a domain www.mydomain....
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How does a registrar use the nameserver record to point domain name at a server?

I have always wondered this. You park your domain at a webhost and add webhost's nameserver to registrar. After that, the domain points to your website at webhost server. Why don't I need to add an A ...
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dns: difference between ANY and A query for changed DNS record?

I have recently changed the IP address for a particular domain, call it example.com. I know that it takes time for the DNS change to propagate, and it's still early enough that the propagation is not ...
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DNS Server Migration

I am trying to migrate my DNS server from 178.32.xx.xx to 162.243.xx.xx, but as soon as I turn off the first server (178), some users report that the site is offline. I also checked with WhatsMyDNS ...
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In DNS settings, why do you specify both nameservers and A-records?

I just setup a site where my friend registered the domain name and I hosted it. I figured that all I needed to give him was the nameservers to use, however, even after entering them, the site still ...

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