Greetings MeFi, I come from old-days when re-directing web-pages and domains was done via one line of code. Now I am hearing this is best done by updating (A) record within DNS. However, I want the Domain to re-direct to a page within another domain, not root-domain itself. My confusion lies with this. The domain I wish to re-direct is not going to another root domain name, but rather --- a product page on that domain. So I don't want Domain 1 to simply re-direct to Domain 2. A tech-lead told me this is how re-direction is done but I am 99.9% still sure that DNS (A) record is simply for DOMAIN to DOMAIN, versus Domain re-direct to a page within another domain. Thanks for your help and tips! Much appreciated.
The news stories on Friday's attack on Dyn noted that devices from the "internet of things" has been infected by malware which was conscripting them to send requests to the DNS. Is there anyway I could know if devices which I own were infected? If they were is there anything I could do about it?
As of this writing, North Korea has had two Internet outages in 48 hours. A lot of people seem to watch when Internet service goes down for countries and companies. But I don't recall anyone saying North Korea's Internet had gone down until within the last couple of days. Has anyone reported North Korea's Internet going down in the past?
Why is DNS lookup failing for both my computer and my smartphone when connected to public (library) wifi, when it is working for everyone else? [more inside]
I'm in the process of setting up a home server that I would like to be able to address by the same domain name ( www.whatever.org ) both from the outside world and from within my home network. Is there an easy way to do this? [more inside]
After a recent change in routers by my service provider it's taking a depressingly long amount of time to connect to the internet. I need a fix explained to me like I'm your grandmother's less computer savvy friend. Details henceforth. [more inside]
I have a domain name hosted by GoDaddy. For a year or so now I've not had a website, I've just had some DNS settings which 1) routed my email to gApps using MX records and 2) allowed me to use Jabber through the domain name by pointing the XMBB [more inside]
Why do I have constant internet stability / DNS lookup issues on my laptop but not on my iPad etc.? [more inside]
AskMefi, my computer is suddenly refusing to connect to the internet. I'm starting to go a little bit nuts. [more inside]
Help me to remember a website that has an excellent internet connection/protocol tester. [more inside]
I have a profile hosted by a social media site that I would like to customize with a personal domain. The directions involve me changing my domain's A record to a certain IP, but my IT guy says that doing so will screw up the other domains that are hosted in my family's all-inclusive account. Why? [more inside]
My website's domain is not resolving after ≈60 hours. The test link from the hosting service is working fine. The nameservers are correctly assigned over at my registrar. What gives? [more inside]
Is anyone aware of a reputable domain registrar who will register .sh domain names?
Why can't I haz cheezburger? (Why can't I access the Cheezburger sites from my computer anymore?) [more inside]
Why is my cable internet connection sometimes resolving to the wrong web addresses? [more inside]
Frequently, web pages time out and won't load--why is this happening? [more inside]
My ISP's new "feature" of rerouting incomplete URLs to their own custom (awful) search page is hijacking my normal browser behavior of completing URLs with .com. Anything I can do to reassert normalcy? [more inside]
iPhones, AT&T, and the University of Michigan..?! Help me sort out what is a - best I can figure - DNS issue! [more inside]
A question about Internet domains and DNS: What happened to the number of registered domains between 10/07 and 11/07? For the first time they dropped, and significantly: 2 million domains were unregistered. [more inside]
What is the best Linux friendly free dynamic DNS hosting provider? [more inside]
I have an idea for a simple piece of software. It would involve intercepting browser requests, checking the requested url (probably not ip address, so before that conversion takes place) testing the url and redirecting if it passes the test. The test will itself make a network connection. [more inside]
Anyone know of a free DNS system that offers "domain aliasing"? [more inside]
I manage my own DNS for domain names (I'm a tecchie, I know what I'm doing and jumping through someone else's hoops for DNService has always ended in tears). I've only got the one machine at a co-loc, and registrars get cranky if you give only one authoritative DNS server, or two that are in the same net segment. Where does a nerd get some reliable secondary DNS? The dozen places I've checked out so far insist that I move all my DNS to them, when all I want is for them to mirror my zones.
Let's say someone accidentally let their domain name expire, and then quickly paid to renew it, how long would it generally take for everything to come back up? And where did the e-mail go in the mean time? [more inside]
DNS Problems:Can ping outside address but can't resolve DNS [more inside]
Why does my Windows XP laptop keep losing the internets? [more inside]
Whenever I set up a new computer I have to scramble to figure out the IP addresses for two DNS servers. Are there any publicly accessible, stable DNS servers that have a particularly memorable IP address? [more inside]
i'm in a central-asian country right now working with an NGO run hospital. they've recently acquired satellite based internet access, and are concerned about limiting website access for their staff. [more inside]
Has anyone else here had trouble getting to Livejournal today? [more inside]
nameroute.com -- has anyone had good or bad experiences with them as a host? i believe they are also somehow related to hostroute.com, in case that helps.
I have inadvertantly let a domain name expire... [more inside]