Solved

Can I Transfer a domain name for our mail server, but not our web server?

Posted on 2004-08-25
1
185 Views
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
Hello everyone.

Right now our web server and mail server are both provided by a shared hosting provider. We recently colocated a web server, but have not transferred our main website to it.  

What I'd like to know is, Can I transfer the domain for the mail server, but not the web server? How?

In other words, I want all e-mails sent to @domain.com to go to the colocated server, but I still want http requests to domain.com to be sent to the shared server. I understand that I need to create new mail exchanger records, but I'm not quite sure how I should go about this because I would also like to use my own DNS server running on that colocated server.

I am running Windows 2003 Server and the DNS server that comes with that. Do I create a zone for domain.com, and then a host (a) record and have it point to the shared server, and then create a mail exchanger (mx) record and have it point to the local IP, where I'm running the mail server?

Thank you.
0
Comment
Question by:MarshmallowCreme
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 34

Accepted Solution

by:
Dave_Dietz earned 75 total points
ID: 11899356
Yes.  :-)

What you have described sounds correct.

Clients who querey for an MX record will get the IP of your mail server and clients who come into www.domain.com (or whatever your FQDN is) will go to the colocated server (assuming you set the right IP address...).

Dave Dietz
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In our day to day coding, how many times have we come across a necessity to check whether a URL is a broken link or not? For those of you that answered countless and are using ColdFusion like myself, then this article is for you.  It will show yo…
Periodically we have to update or add SSL certificates for customers. Depending upon your hosting plan you may be responsible for the installation and/or key generation. In the wake of Heartbleed many sites were forced to re-key. We will concen…
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial

751 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question