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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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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Best practise: DNS for 1 domain with many subdomains on 2 servers?

Right now Server A has about 3k subdomains. A-Record example.com IN A 192.0.2.0 * example.com IN A 192.0.2.0 Subdomains are managed by apache web server with virtual hosts. Now I want to ...
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DNS A-Record and MX-Record Can't Works

I am a new VPS user, I have created my own nameserver for SLD (example.co.in) and used this nameserver for my other domain example.com. My parent domain registrar is godaddy, where I have setup my ...
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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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How can Cloudflare hide my server's IP but still directs to the server

May be it is an extremely dummy question, but I don't understand how it works. When my domain is under Cloudflare service (I set up cloudflare namespaces in domain hosting panel) I can change any DNS ...
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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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Create let's encrypt certificate for domain with dockerized nginx

My goal is to have a django app running on an EC2 instance using nginx inside of a docker container. I have the app. I have a domain. I have an EC2 instance. I'm trying to bring it all together. ...
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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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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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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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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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