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Questions tagged [a-record]

An A record is a type of DNS record that maps a name to an IP address. For example, the A record for serverfault.com is 64.34.119.12

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Disable web access (HTTP) for a DNS record

I have a DNS record (A record) that points to a server that have TeamSpeak3 server and a web server. I'd like to disable web access to the record but keep the TeamSpeak3 access. NOTE: I don't own ...
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Setting up publicly-accessible DNS name in Google Cloud DNS

I am moving from Microsoft Azure to Google Cloud, and I would like to be able to publicly access one of my virtual machines at myapp.uswest.cloudapp.google.com instead of its external, static IP ...
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A record for root domain, CNAME for www

Good Day! Would just like to ask if this can be done. Doing a CloudFlare partial CNAME setup for a website (Since we cannot go the normal route and change the nameservers to CloudFlare's) problem is ...
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GSuite: “There should not be a mail exchanger set up on naked domain name”

I checked my domain name with GSuite's MX tool to find out why our email gets to Spam folders, and have resolved the main issues (SPF and DKIM entries were missing in our DNS settings). The last ...
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DNS A record with https:// in the label

I recently encountered for the first time an A record of the form: https://www.example.com. <TTL> IN A <IP address> As far as I know, this record is deliberate (i.e. not an error)...
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Apache2 Virtual Hosts Guide for Subdomains

I am trying to set up a subdomain that serves a different website that what my main domain name serves. I am using Debian Stretch. www.domain.name > my website application.domain.name > ...
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domain name to virtual directory IIS

Our company hosts our own website on a leased server (windows 2012 R2) To access it, we can use the IP (http://159.68.xxx.xxx) or the domain name we purchased (www.example1.com), which is simply a ...
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Pointing sub-domain on Google domains to Wordpress running on Digital Ocean?

I want a sub-domain on my google domains to point to blog.mydomain.example. Currently, it points to DNS at the root domain to Github pages. I want that to remain the same, but the blog subdomain to ...
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Is Setting up backup DNS only for A Record possible?

So we Have a server on AWS for our website and we use another provider for our e-mails. We have a backup policy in place where we have at least 3 places with all the data from our main server one of ...
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Handling 'www' subdomain: CNAME vs. nginx [duplicate]

My website example.net should also be accessible from www.example.net. What is the best/cleanest approach to this? Set the CNAME for www.example.net to example.net Create another A record for www....
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IIS website - can ping server IP but cant reach it by domain name

I have an A record pointing to my server via its' public IP. It is set with the following host/value pair: @, 47.91.42.224 I can reach my server with this IP as it's the primary way I connect to it. ...
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A record showing wrong IP address on DNS lookup for my domain name [closed]

Hi I have registered a domain qualebs.com on godaddy.com It has been working well for 2years now. Today I made a payment for its renewal. Since then I have not been able to access my website. Any ...
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Cname domain forwarding and letsencrypt ssl certificates

I have 5 domains viz. main.com sub1.com sub2.com sub3.com sub4.com I have pointed the CNAME records of sub1.com to sub1.main.com sub2.com to sub2.main.com sub3.com to sub3.main.com sub4.com to ...
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CNAME set, but ignored. How to purge wrong DNS A record? [closed]

I have configured a subdomain blog.example.net with dreamhost like this blog CNAME mygreatblog.ghost.io meaning blog.example.net points to mygreatblog.ghost.io via a CNAME record. I can ...
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Website not being found for certain users. Possible A Record issue?

Over the last month my website https://www.storehouseno9.com has sporadically not been found by various users trying to get to my site. I've only experienced this issue once or twice, but it's a ...
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How to point external domain to a subdomain?

I have the domain example.com and have set up the Ubuntu Apache server in a way that it points any subdomain to a directory with the same name. <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAlias *.example.com ...
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Configuring two A records to point to two different AWS accounts

I'm using DotEasy as a registrar for my domain (let's call it myapp.example.com) but am hosting the app's backend on AWS EC2. I want this app backend (its a web service) to have a production URL of ...
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Recursive Server answers with CNAME but does not return the A record

this is my first post here so go easy and thanks in advance :) I have a recursive DNS server that forwards to my primary DNS servers in order to get a resolution. Take the example I have the ...
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Is there a better way to redirect my client's domains?

I serve multiple websites for my clients on one server. During development I simply make a subdomain on my own domain. Example client.mydomain.example. Often my customers already have a domain and ...
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No-IP DDNS to My Domain - What DNS Records Do I Have To Add? [closed]

I have a DDNS set up at "example.ddns.net", which is a fixed address I can always find my own server at - but I can't seem to link it with my domain name. I'm using the domain name providers own ...
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Cname to replace namesever change

I'm using Cloudflare and they want me to change my nameserver from ns1.mydomain.com to ns1.lamedomain.com Can I use a cname record to keep ns1.mydomain.com or should I use "A" record and link to the ...
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Best way to migrate domain to new IP

I have a website that has around 50-70k daily traffic. I am mostly interested in with software and a little bit hardware. I would like to hear professionals thought about migration. I am going to ...
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Point my Domain to another Domain's sub-domain

I am developing an application which process is like below: User do registration System will create a sub-domain as the username registered. i.e : xyz.abc.com User will build his webpage under this ...
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Using personal website instead of Google Sites

I am maintaining a website for an organization, and the website setup I inherited is incredibly confusing. Recently, the organization decided to migrate their site from Google Sites to a normal web ...
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DNS record disappeared after network change

my question is definitely not a fresh one, but in the existing i cannot find any that fits my specific case. I did migrate two domain controllers w2012 and some servers, from a virtual hosting to ...
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Django App Public IP Works but `400 Bad Request Error` when A Record Update

I've got a Django application deployed on an Ubuntu 16.04 EC2 instance using nginx and gunicorn. Unfortunately, after a successful deployment with my public IP, updating my A record with the public ...
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CNAME pointing to external subdomain not resolving

I'm attempting to get domain-b to direct to domain-a and feel like I've done it via a CNAME to a pretty standard method. Yet I'm still getting ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED / server DNS address could not be ...
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Pointing users self registered domains to my IP address, now change to name servers

I have a platform I made for my own use with the idea of potentially opening it out to a wider audience later. It's always been on Linode and will be there initially but I can see myself migrating it ...
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Why does mail need to have its own special DNS record type?

I'm just learning about DNS records, and it seems that MX records are redundant. My understanding of MX records is as such: If I ask my DNS about an email address, then my DNS will look at a MX ...
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Changing Hosts, Can I forward Traffic from A records to another ip?

We have a lot of 3rd party sites on ip1, who have their own A records to update. We wish to move to a new host, and use ip2, and while we can update DNS to ip2 on things we control, we have 100 or so ...
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Use my home server dns for my domain [closed]

I purchased a domain name from a hosting website. I do not want to use their dns management (A records, CNAME etc). I want to configure DNS on my home server. How should I use my configured DNS on ...
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How Applications manage DNS records with 2 or more IP address?

I have a couple of DNS records with 2 or more IP addresses, for example, the A records for our email server is "mail.example.com" and have 2 IPaddress: mail.example.com 1.2.3.4 mail.example.com 2.3....
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Add A, AAAA, and CNAME record for google app engine project in google cloud platform

I am adding a new google app engine project and trying to map it to a subdomain. I have already created a CNAME which maps newmachine.mycompany.com to newproject.appsport.com, and I am able to use ...
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NS server updated, but A record pulled from old nameserver

I use Amazon AWS Route 53 as both my DNS and Nameserver. I want to use Wix as my name server. I've updated my NS record on AWS Route to point to the Wix name server. It's been 72 hours, and I think ...
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Migrating site using A record and avoiding naming conflict

A client has their new website hosted on our server, the new site however is under a different name to their domain name, as we hold developed sites on a subdomain. They want to load the new website ...
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Site serves blank page after changing A record (godaddy forwarding to heroku app)

I have a domain from GoDaddy that I'm forwarding to a heroku app. I had it set up so that in my domain "settings", forwarding with masking was set up, forwarding to the heroku app URL. In my "A" ...
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Different records at different Nameservers

At my domains registrar I have set up two name servers. They look like this: NS1: xx123456.ip-11-111-111.eu. NS2: ns1.XX.net. I know that first one is quite strange but I cannot do anything about ...
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Changing A record and CNAME records

Currently I'm using a LAMP configuration for both my landing page page, for the web app, and for the APIs. Now I'd like to split these things across multiple Virtual Servers (VS). I'm unsure of the ...
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How to setup DNS to connect 2 servers with 1 Domain?

I have 2 Servers: Server 1 IPs: 45.35.56.194 45.35.56.195 Server 2 IPs: 173.254.214.217 173.254.214.218 Each server has different clients, therefore, Server 1 client has nothing to do with Server ...
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Allowing stale DNS results

Is there any method of allowing stale DNS results to be returned? By stale, I mean, where the TTL has expired, but no new record can be obtained, likely due to the nameserver being unavailable. To ...
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Can I activate a wildcard SSL on a subdomain that has an A record

I am a noob when it comes to System Administration or Networking and I thought I would get some valuable insight from the pros in here. I work for a university and we host our website with a web ...
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Creating vanity nameservers without hosting DNS

We'd like to create our own vanity nameserver addresses to use with various domains that we host. Our hosting provider gives us two options: use their nameserver addresses, or setup our own ...
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After changing a domain's A record, mails also go to the A record IP

I've recently moved my hosting to a new server. The DNS has been changed accordingly. And the website is hosted in the previous server (which I dont have access to). So I've changed the A record in ...
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Why does my domain have A records for two IP addresses, when I only have one server with one static IP?

Background So, I am using namecheap as my registrar for a domain I'm moving from an old webhost to a VPS server with a different host. I initially had a lot of problems with name resolution (had a ...
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how to point my domain name to VPS server

I have domain name registered with crazydomains.com and linux vps server with godaddy. I want to point my domain name to VPS server Ip address. so question is Do i need to setup DNS server using ...
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Add two or more domains to one public IP using A records [closed]

I have a public IP address that houses two applications e.g 197.18.2.48 houses 192.18.2.48/systems and 192.18.2.48/shop , I would like to map this two applications to my domain so that it reads 192....
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Nginx subdomain returns 404

Please, help me resolve a problem, when Nginx always returns 404 for main directory. So here sites-available/dev.vshvetsov.ru config% server { listen 80; server_name dev.vshvetsov.ru; ...
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Create alias records for subdomains

I have the domain www.mysite.com. This is what I ultimately want to do with it: On the site www.mysite.com, there will be a marketing website for my website/product (I'll call it the "software"), and ...
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A and MX records

A client want to change their A Record to an other Server respectively IP address. Thats not a problem, but he want to keep their mail service on the old server. So, what entry I need for the MX ...
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DNS A records Disappearing

So, the situation is as follows. Our production servers are the most important servers being affected but this is happening randomly. I can not build a pattern for servers that are being affected to ...