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Your registrar may not be accepting your domain because of configuration limitations for the DNS zones. This frequently happens with country-specific domains. Before pointing a domain to the country-specific domain, you need to fulfill their special requirements. If you find...

The Domain Name System (DNS) is the directory for the internet that helps organize and identify locations. It's a guide that helps direct people to the desired location, like a home address. DNS translates the human-identifiable domain names into physical IP addresses your...

Domains. What are they? A domain name gives you a way to identify a website and provide a positive, memorable name for people to pull up your website. Sometimes, you need a domain name for your web hosting to function properly. However, domains are just names that you...

To create email accounts for your addon/subdomain accounts, you'll need to use your cPanel account to first create the appropriate addon/subdomains. Once set up, head to Home> Email> Email Accounts. There you can create an email account for the appropriate subdomain. Be sure...

All domains are registered to point at a domain nameserver (DNS) to resolve which IP address a domain name should point to. This lookup is similar to how a phone book works when you look up the name of an individual and find their phone number. If the DNS servers are...

What's the Difference Between Addon Domains and Parked Domains? Sometimes customers don't understand the difference between addon and parked domains, although they are quite different. One will allow you to have another domain/site on your account, while the other forward...

Some services, such as CPVLab, require you to update the "A" record for a DNS zone. If you're using Hostwinds or another company for DNS hosting services, the following information should prove helpful in successfully updating your DNS zone appropriately. General Procedure...

While Vesta automatically generates the common DNS records for a domain when you add a Web Domain, Mail Domain, or DNS Domain, it does provide the opportunity to edit records as needed. Editing the Domain information Step 1: Log into Vesta at YourServerIP:8083 on your server...

Like adding Website Domains in Vesta, you can add a domain to the server just for DNS management. This will be used if you want to manage the DNS for the domain in Vesta but host a website and email on another server or service. Adding a DNS Domain will not create a /home/ [...

If you've registered a domain with Hostwinds, you may get an email from donotreply@name-services.com to verify your domain name registration. You must reply to this email and keep your contact information updated with us. If you've received an email that reads: Thank you for...

If your Windows Server seems like it is having issues with gaining access via RDP and is not showing as connected to a network, here is a quick troubleshooting step you can do to see if your Server has set up DNS in Windows Server 2016 correctly. Furthermore, Hostwinds can...

Subdomains are more commonly used than a parked domain, in most cases to separate different areas of a website. If you have other cPanel accounts on your WHM server, you may want to monitor the created subdomains. Thankfully WHM has an easy way to view and manage subdomains....

One of the most common problems that can occur after purchasing a new domain or setting up a new domain is that it does not resolve as it should in the browser. This can also occur after the site has been hosted for some time, indicating an issue with the server or where the...

The nexus category is necessary information required when registering for a .us top-level domain (TLD). You will be required to select a Nexus Category during the process. There are multiple choices available, and you'll want to select the one that best describes you or the...

The second step to using private nameservers on a VPS is to set the DNS on the server itself. Once you have created the private nameservers at your registrar You will need to: Create A records for the nameservers in your DNS Zone Make the NS records for the domain (s) point...

At times, the DNS service on a server can hang for several reasons, some being overloaded, halted by the system for more memory, or an error caused by something being loaded improperly by a page or viewer. This guide will instruct you on restarting the service without using...