DNS Redirection - BIND / Fedora

Posted on 2007-09-28
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
I am currently redirecting at the server level on an IIS machine, however those machines are being phased out.

Currently, I'm redirecting a domain name like to point to https://anotherhost/ourcompany/adotnetpage.aspx?something=something

Is there any way to do this at the DNS level, using CNAMEs or something similar?  I know that you can redirect to another host, but can you drill down and redirect to a specific page using SSL?

I am running 5 BIND 9 servers on Fedora Core 6 machines.

I'm lost...thanks for anyone's help.
Question by:JWeb Admin
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    No, sorry, it can't be done through DNS.

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    by:JWeb Admin
    That's what I thought!!!!!! Thanks
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    by:Jeremy Weisinger
    No problem. =)

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    I don't understand then, how can my domain registrar (, etc) do it?  They have say '' actually point to "" and this is done on the DNS level because I set it up on the domain host.  I use this on tons of my domains, I just want to implement it myself on my business network since I run the DNS servers.  
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    by:Jeremy Weisinger
    It can't be done through DNS. Registrars, like and, provide a service where they will redirect a DNS record to a specific URL. But they are not using DNS to accomplish that. It is a web service that performs the redirection.

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