DNS

Understanding what MX (Mail Exchange) records are.

The purpose of this tutorial is to assist you in understanding what MX (mail exchange) records are, and the role they play in your life. An MX record tells senders how to send email for your domain. When your domain is registered, it is assigned several DNS records. This enables it to be located on the…
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What is DNS (Domain Name Service) Propagation?

Any time that DNS changes are made (on any level), you need to wait for propagation to complete. Propagation usually takes 3-5 days, but can take as long as 7-10 days. During propagation, traffic may come to either location. One person may see the new server while someone else sees the old one. Also, yourdomain.name…
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What is DNS propagation and why does it take so long?

You’ve registered your domain name, and paid for hosting with a hosting provider, and uploaded your website to the web server.  If this is all done, why can’t you see the results of your hard work right away? What is this DNS propagation people keep telling you about? In order to understand DNS propagation, you…
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How to modify your hosts file

Modifying your hosts file enables you to override the domain name system (DNS) for a domain on a specific machine. DNS management is useful when you want to test your site without the test link prior to going live with SSL, verify that an alias site works prior to DNS changes, and for other DNS-related reasons. Modifying…
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How do you setup an SPF Record?

First, go to: http://www.anti-spamtools.org/  and use the Online Wizard (we've found this to be the best way) and you should get something like below: Example: v=spf1 a mx ptr ip4:216.220.167.249 mx:mail.scarletts-web.com ip4:216.220.167.248 -all Then go to SiteWorx > Domains > DNS Records > and click View Records next to the domain.com. Add a TXT record and paste what you copied into the Text…
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How do I change my nameservers at GoDaddy?

Browse to: http://www.godaddy.com Click on: My Account Login using your Login Name or Customer Name and Password. Click on Domain Names and select the domain name you are transferring In the Name Server information section click on the "Click Here to Modify" link Enter Scarlett's Web's primary server name as listed below, using only the name…
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A Guide to Clearing Your DNS Cache

If your computer has trouble reaching a certain web site or server this may be due to a corrupt local DNS cache. This guide will show you how to clear your local DNS cache (“flush” it) for several operating systems. Windows 10 View DNS Cache in Windows 10 After flushing DNS cache, if you want…
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