DNS: An Overview

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What is DNS?

The Domain Name Service (or DNS) is the key to the presence of your server on the internet. You are probably aware your domain has an “IP” address, which stands for Internet Protocol; that number is your domain’s literal web address on the internet. A typical IP address is a series of four numbers called octets that are identified like so: 10.10.10.10.  You can think of your IP address as being similar to a postal address. The IP address is the exact location where your domain lives. I usually explain it like this;

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Change Primary Domain in WHM

Reading Time: 4 minutesIf you use multiple aliases ( previously called parked domains) within a cPanel account, you may find yourself wanting to change the main domain used for the cPanel account containing these domains. Changing the primary domain is desirable for multiple reasons and many times occurs when the site in use switches from one TLD to another (i.e., .net to .com). You may desire to change this if the name of your company or site changes. Continue reading “Change Primary Domain in WHM”

Managing Your DNS

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Adding a DNS Zone

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What are Glue Records?

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What is it?

Glue Records, or Nameserver Glue, relate a nameserver on the internet to an IP address. This relationship is set up at the domain registrar for the main domain on which the nameservers were created.

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What are the Liquid Web Name Servers (NS)?

Reading Time: < 1 minuteWhen you host at Liquid Web you can use our DNS servers to manage all of your domains. Even the ones you bought through other registrars.

The Liquid Web Name Servers (NS) are:

ns.liquidweb.com
ns1.liquidweb.com

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How to Create and Add a New Domain in Plesk

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Please note that this article is considered legacy documentation because Plesk 11 has reached its end-of-life support.

Step #1: Add New Domain

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Automating DNS With Zone Delegation and the Storm API

Reading Time: 2 minutesAlthough the term DNS zone delegation may seem new to you, you have been using zone delegation without even realizing it. When you tell your domain’s registrar what nameservers you are using for a particular domain, you are delegating the zone for that domain.

Single zone delegation will work for most people. In fact, most use a single zone file to reference multiple hosts, or multiple subdomains residing on a single host. However, there are cases where it may be beneficial to perform additional delegation.

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