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Setting up IIS and DNS for a subdomain.

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I would like to set up a sub domain of my site, accessable by http://secure.domain.com not via www.secure.domain.com, what DNS entry's are required and where and also IIS setup required.

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by:humeniuk
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A subdomain is essentially a different website, so you need to create a second website that is associated with a different IP address or which uses the host header secure.domain.com (presumably your original site is www.domain.com).  Then you need to create a host record (A record) pointing the host name 'secure' at the IP address of your web server.
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When i create the A record do I set PTR lookup? i have created the site www.secure.domain.com and on IIS set the host header to secure.domain.com and set an a record on which domain?
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Yes, it's a good idea to create a corresponding PTR record for each A record.

If you have set hte host header as secure.domain.com, you will need to access your site at http://secure.domain.com and not http://www.secure.domain.com.  It will make your life easier if you choose to do so - all you will have to do is create a host record for 'secure' in the domain.com DNS zone just like you created a host record for 'www' in the domain.com DNS zone.  If you need to use www.secure.domain.com for some reason (and I can't think of one), you will need to create a DNS zone for the domain secure.domain.com and create a host record for www (just like you created a www host record in the domain.com zone to access www.domain.com) and you will have to change the host header to www.secure.domain.com.
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thank you humeniuk that worked great :)
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Glad to hear it and thanks for the A :)
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