We have an issue with DNS where it will not resolve our external website, it resolves other pages without a problem.
Here is the scenario: 2 servers, DC - win 2K, win 2003 DNS server. Our internal domain name is example.net and our website address is www.example.net
For some reason some workstations cannot resolve example.net, but do resolve www.example.net
What I have done (let me know if this is wrong) is created an A record named WWW that points to the IP of our website. This seems to work.
Addt'l info: dns server points to itself for DNS, all workstations point to DNS server for primary dns and a firewall for secondary dns.
IN "dnsmgmt", under Forward Lookup Zone file properties, Zone Transfers tab, I have checked Allow Zone Transfers -> to any server.
Initially it was set to Only To Servers Listed On the Name Servers Tab (which listed the DNS server)
Do you think it has to do with the same name being used for internal domain and website?