Do You Need www in Web Address

Do You Need www in Web Address

I’m just old enough to remember when all ads that contained websites started with “visit our website at dubya dubya dubya dot…”.  Further, I’ve been working on creating some new websites, and I’ve been trying to answer the question “do you need www in web address?”.  If yes, how to best set it up? Can … Read more

The Complete Guide to ALIAS Records

Alias Records

This is the tenth and final installment In the of a ten-part series outlining the ten most common Domain Name System Records, or DNS Records.  In this article I will examine the ALIAS Record.  Find links to the previous articles below: The Complete Guide to CAA Records The Complete Guide to SOA Records The Complete … Read more

The Complete Guide to CAA Records

CAA Record

This is the ninth installment In the of a ten-part series outlining the ten most common Domain Name System (DNS) Records.  In this article I will examine CAA Records, or Certification Authority Authorization.  Find links below to the previous articles below: In the eight article I examined SOA Records In the seventh article I examined PTR Records In … Read more

How the Domain Name System Works

internet routing

if you own or want to own a domain name,  you must understand how the Domain Name System works, including the purpose, rules, and limitations of TLDs, or Top Level Domains. Below I will dive into how internet routing works by utilizing IP Addresses and how IP addresses are assigned.  I will also outline the … Read more

The Complete Guide to SOA Records

SOA Records

This is the eight installment In the of a ten-part series outlining the ten most common Domain Name System (DNS) Records.  In this article I will examine SOA Records, or Start of Authority Records.  Find links below to the previous articles: In the seventh article I examined PTR Records In the sixth article I examined … Read more

The Complete Guide to PTR Records

PTR Records

This is the seventh installment In the of a ten-part series outlining the ten most common Domain Name System (DNS) Records.  In this article I will examine PTR Records, or Pointer Records.  Find links below to the previous articles: In the sixth article I examined SRV Records In the fifth article I examined TXT Records … Read more

The Complete Guide to SRV Records

DNS Records

This is the sixth installment In the of a ten-part series outlining the ten most common Domain Name System (DNS) Records.  In this article I will examine SRV Records, or Service Records.  Find links below to the previous articles: In the fifth article I examined TXT Records In the fourth article I examined MX Records … Read more

The Complete Guide to TXT Records

txt record

This is the fifth installment In the of a ten-part series outlining the ten most common Domain Name System (DNS) Records.  In this article I will examine TXT Records, or Text Records.  Find links below to the previous articles: In the fourth article I examined MX Records In the third article I examined CNAME Records In the second article I … Read more

The Complete Guide to MX Records

MX Record to A Record

This is the fourth installment In the of a ten-part series outlining the ten most common Domain Name System (DNS) Records.  In this article I will examine Mail Exchange Records, or MX Records.  Find links below to the previous articles: In the third article I examined CNAME Record In the second article I discussed the AAAA Record In the first … Read more

The Complete Guide to CNAME Records

CNAME

This is the third installment of a ten-part series outlining the ten most common Domain Name System (DNS) Records.  In the first installment I discussed the A Record; I defined precisely what IPv4 was, went in-depth on Time To Live (TTL), and identified the three types of DNS Servers (DNS Resolver, DNS Root Serve, and Authoritative DNS … Read more

How to do a WHOIS Search via Command Prompt

WHOIS Search via Command Prompt

At least twice in the last few months I’ve went to a popular domain registrar and searched for a domain name where the result was something like your domain is available, only for it to become unavailable moments later.  I know this has probably happened to you, it’s happened to nearly everyone I know.  For … Read more

Updating Network Infrastructure for a Youth Sports League

Network Infrastructure

Late in 2018, I was asked to volunteer to help with the “IT” work associated with the Local youth sports league my family and I associate with.  This article is about the need that was first communicated to me and my perception of the need, versus the actual need.  There’s detail of the specific work … Read more

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