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April, 2010

  • 21 April

    Setting Time to Live for your DNS records

    Time to Live or TTL refers to when the nameserver checks with the authoritative nameserver to get the latest record. I caches that record for however long the TTL specifies before checking again. The lower the number, the sooner records will be updated. Many nameservers are set to a default …

March, 2010

  • 26 March

    Nameserver subnet warnings

    Question: What does the following error mean: WARNING: Not all of your nameservers are in different subnets Answer: If you are receiving this error, it means that the nameservers for your domain are both originating from the same server (or two servers within the same subnet). Generally speaking, this is …

February, 2010

  • 15 February

    DNS Evaluation with intoDNS

    Part of managing a server or even a single website is making sure the DNS is sound and in compliance with established networking and Internet standards. While you can evaluate each of your DNS entries manually, there are many services out there that make evaluation very easy. One such service …

September, 2009

  • 7 September

    Using DNS Records: A, CNAME, and MX

    Sometimes managing a domain involves more than simply pointing the nameserver entries to your new web host’s servers. You might also need custom DNS records. For example, if you use cloud services, such as Google’s e-mail and applications services, you will need to configure your DNS records. Three common record …

  • 1 September

    Free DNS Tools for Web Hosting

    Inevitably, there are times when you need to do troubleshooting of your web and email services, or you simply need to make sure all of your network services are operating correctly. For years, I have relied on one free service to handle most of my DNS needs. It is called …