I have looked at everything on the sie and nothing is exactly what I am experiencing, so here goes .. I sure hope someone can help!
Windows 2000 Server SP4 with Exchange 2000
I have an internal domain name of company.com, the public domain is company.com
I host email internally on Exchange
I host a website externally using a hosting company who also runs primary DNS for company.com
I have made an entry at the hosting company of server.company.com that points back to my static IP.
From the web, I can access all of my resources on the server. Email works fine.
The problem is, when I type www.company.com
from a workstation on the local network, I get page cannot be displayed. (on server and workstations)
To solve this issue I DELEGATED www. to the namservers of the hosting company.
Now from the server I see the external website ... from the workstations however, I get the IIS basic page --> This Site is Under Construction
I know people will say put in a CNAME record pointing to the external website IP .. the problem with that is the hosting company uses a webfarm and publishes all the IP's in the DNS record ... they take them down without notice and replace them with servers with new IP's ... so I can't pick an IP and trust it wil be up forever (I know because I tried this and it doesn't work more than a couple of weeks) ...
I can't turn off IIS becuase of OWA, etc ...
I need to resolve this ASAP so I am offering 500 points!!