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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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Why a CNAME cannot exist with other records that have the same name as the CNAME?

I have read various blogs that a CNAME cannot coexist with other records that have the same name as the CNAME record. I have not found a good example explaining the problem. Here is an example from ...
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SPF Record - Over 10 lookups should include website hosting in SPF

SPF says over limit 11 lookups, 4 lookups are nested in website include hosting and 4 in google (gmail gsuite), 1 mailerlite newsletter, 1 +a, 1 +mx, 0 +ip4. Absolute must keep: google (gmail gsuite) ...
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Not able to login to server with subdomain

I have set up an a record on a subdomain of mine which points to the IP address of my server. I am now trying to ssh into my server using [email protected] but I am getting the error could ...
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Allow HTTPS traffic for an A-record pointing to a domain with a valid SSL certificate [closed]

I use a service for landing pages, with a subdomain like myname.securedomain.com. When I access this subdomain with HTTPS, there's a valid SSL certificate. All good. That service allows me to use a ...
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point CNAME Record to multiple wildcard A Records

I am trying to point my cname to my wildcard FQDN which has multiple A-Records. Dig Output: ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;access.domain.intra. IN A ;; ANSWER SECTION: access.domain.intra. 3600 IN ...
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DNS: 'A' record not updating for subdomain

I recently moved my domain from GoDaddy to DigitalOcean and the DNS records updated successfully. Then a subdomain was created on DigitalOcean called cms.eminenceconstructionlv.com. The NS records ...
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Do I need to have an A record to send/receive mail?

This is basic level question, I'm not running my own servers. I've bought a domain name, but I wonder, do I also have to buy hosting with an A record, or I can just configure DNS mail records in the ...
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Change host & nameservers at the same time

I am about to move hosts for my website. I need to change the nameserver (Siteground -> Cloudflare) as well as edit the A-record so that it points to the new host (SG -> Cloudways). Since I have ...
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2 IP's with the same PTR record?

Can I have 2 IPs with the same PTR Record? For example: 122.122.122.1 with PTR Record mail.example.com. 122.122.122.2 with PTR Record mail.example.com. Each IP-address is with a different ISP, the ...
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A/AAAA returns no answer when SRV record exists for hostname

I have encountered a problem where DNS A queries that would normally be answered by *.fqdn started returning NO ANSWER after I added SRV record for service residing on said hostname. Example: *....
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Deleted wildcard 3 days ago still subdomains being resolved to other ip address

I setup A record with wild card entry as I wanted to use some feature of my other website but I delete it for some reason. Now its been 3 days it still points to my other website. Is it cache issue if ...
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Subdomain not pointing to IP despite correct A record

Let me explain. I have a domain name which is example.com and a subdomain drive.example.com example.com points to 203.0.113.55 -> no problem drive.example.com points to nothing according to DNS ...
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Can a www.subdomain.host.com a record work [closed]

Can a www.subdomain.host.com, A record work in the DNS entry? I have never seen it before. It seems to be a double subdomain.
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Deleting subdomain A record with wildcard record in place

I have an A record sub.example.com and another record *.example.com If I delete sub.example.com A record, will there be any resolution issues if they both point to the same IP address? I am migrating ...
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Setting up custom domain for GCP load balancer

In this page I mentioned we need to point the A record to load balancer IP. My website domain.com already have landing page. I want to point api.domain.com to load balancer IP, but I can't set a ...
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A CNAME pointing to 2 different A Records set up with Primary/Secondary Failover Routing?

Considering records like: host.example.com as a CNAME to: host01.example.com and host02.example.com (on two separate records). I want to set up those A records to be with a Failover routing policy. ...
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How to redirect forward from one subdomain to another subdomain with DNS?

I have several subdomains under an existing main domain, e.g.: eg.domain1.com ie.domain1.com The company is rebranding, and has setup a new main domain, under which all of these subdomains now need ...
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Client DNS Records Not Updating Unless They Are Unsecure

I have 2 member servers on my domain that are getting an event 8018 which looks like this: Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-DNS-Client Date: 4/21/2016 10:57:23 AM Event ID: 8018 Task ...
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Add CNAME record to DNS when A-record exists?

We are administering the DNS zone for our customer, and they are in the process of making some change to.. whatever, doesn't matter. The consultant company doing the change for our client sent a ...
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Configuring DNS for new web host while keeping old mail server

I would very much appreciate your advice on the proper way to configure our DNS to move our website only from our current all-in-one provider to Bluehost. Our DNS is managed at Network Solutions. We ...
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Forwarding from A Record's IP Address

mycustomer.com has an A record with 11.11.11.11 IP. I am the owner of the 11.11.11.11. The server uses Windows DNS. When I create a forward zone with mycustomer.com and put an A record with the IP of ...
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Using wildcard does not resolve sub of subdomain

I have a domain xyz.com on (xx.xxx.255.25) and sub.xyz.com on (xx.xxx.255.240) To resolve sub I added the following reocrd in BIND sub IN A xx.xxx.255.240 *.sub IN A xx....
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Sometimes ipv4 address instead of ipv6 address

On my website, which runs with apache2 on a debian server with an aaa-record, I check with php whether the user uses IPv6 or not. For this I get the IP address of the user with the following code ...
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Can I point a domain to two web hosting services by adding A records in my DNS Records?

Can I point a domain to two web hosting services by adding A records in my DNS Records? What happens if I do that?
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dns configuration with multiple subdomains and servers?

Will below configuration allow me to use one domain name (example.com) to access two VPSes hosted with the same provider (prod and dev)? *.example.com IN A <vps prod IP> *.dev.example....
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Can I use only A records, what do CNAME records bring to the table actually?

So I understand that A records point to an IP and CNAME records are just pointers to other A/CNAME records. What's the drawback of using only A records. Are CNAME records only for convenience and ...
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Point A and MX records to different servers

The more I read the more confused I get, so please advise... I bought a godaddy domain. I have 2 servers, and I want the following... Justhost (Email) Digital Ocean (Web server for app) How can I ...
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Order of DNS A records and wilcard subdomains

I have read Multiple wildcard dns entries and know the limitations/drawbacks of wildcard DNS entries, but I have a question about the order in which it is listed by my registrar: example.com A ...
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Confused on DNS for G Suite + third party web host

I've been digging for an answer to my question, but my searches keep turning up edge cases, which surely this is not. As is often the case, Google's own support either over-answers or doesn't provide ...
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Why aren't my name servers updating?

I have had hundreds of domains over the years, and generally, the 24 to 48 hour rule applies. Sometimes even much quicker. I've learned that the registrar you use affects it a lot. GoDaddy usually ...
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A Record change on messing hosting setup [closed]

Freelance web developer here seeking some advice... I am working with a client who wants to launch new website. Their registrar is FastHosts, which points to Sitegrounds namesevers (their DNS host). ...
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DNS record setup

I recently set up my own mail server using postfix as MTA and dovecot as an imap 'server' (is this the right term?). Now dns records is the last thing to do and I was wondering if I understood this ...
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CNAME for redirected Subdomain

I have a domain domain.com where an A record for my-sub is set and a 301 redirect for my-sub.domain.com to my-sub.notmydomain.com. Now I got an information to set a new CNAME for my-sub.domain.com ...
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Glue Records, A Records, and NS Records

I have set up my name server and set the glue records. It's working. However, I'm not sure if I have everything properly to spec. For example, I currently have a glue record set for ns1.mydomain....
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After creating an A DNS record for WWW is it also necessary to create a AAAA record for WWW?

I'm using an A DNS record to translate WWW for IPV4 traffic. It looks like this: DNS records TYPE: A HOSTNAME: www.mywebsite.example VALUE: directs to 192.168.0.1 Do I need to add an AAAA record ...
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Spam Email Delivery and MX Records

I hope this is an appropriate post. We've had some sites on VPS's hit with a recent hack. The hacks were cleared up, the sites were set as "devious/dangerous" by Google were re-scanned by Google in ...
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A DNS record for both www and non-www websites

For each website I have, I noticed that having just this A DNS record: *.example.com 3600 A 0 192.1.2.3 will make http://example.com unavailable and having just this A DNS record: example....
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What is the difference between @ and ns records

I trying to understand the difference between an A record with @ and ns records. I am trying to point a subdomain testing.example.com to another server that will have its own DNS server, mail server ...
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www and non-www domain pointing to different IPs despite DNS being correct? How to redirect www?

I'm having an issue where our non-www domain is currently pointing to the correct IP, but our www is pointing to a random IP address that belongs to our host. So when we visit the www domain, it does ...
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Moving IMAP mailbox from a Linux server to G Suite

I have my old mailbox, which was hosted by my hosting provider. I want to move it to a new one, like G Suite. To access my old email, I used imap.mydomain.com server. I now moved my site to a new ...
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How is it possible to contain DNS A records without NS records for a domain?

Today I saw a domain that contains DNS A record but no DNS NS records. How is it possible to create A record without NS Nameservers? Example domain is: frankstudios.com dig for A records: root@...
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BIND: translate SRV records to A records

I would like to know if it's possible to configure BIND so that the A record for "sipserver.example.com" points to the A record obtained after performing a SRV query on "_sip._udp.anotherdomain.com". ...
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Unable To See Changes To A Record

Ok I need some advice on what to do next to solve this issue. Over a week ago I changed the A records for my domain to point to my new vps. Now a week later no matter what I try I cannot see the ...
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Google Cloud A record issue with setting up CWP web panel [closed]

I have a VM deployed at google cloud. Here is the google cloud setup. grant-fullen.com. A 300 35.231.125.190 grant-fullen.com. NS 21600 ns-cloud-d1.googledomains.com. ns-cloud-d2....
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Is it fine to have NS and A record for the host name

I just registered a domain on Route 53 and the record set didn't have an A record for the hostname (assume it example.com). It just had an NS record for "example.com", listing the nameservers. ...
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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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