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we have a public site http://www.public.pope.amc.af.mil that needs to be access by typing www.pope.af.mil.  We need pope.af.mil to be forwarded to public.pope.amc.af.mil.  Don't know how to make the change in DNS to make the site show up this way.  In the forward lookup zone, the record already shows pope.af.mil    Any idea how to do this?  
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So what you are saying is that you want to create another zone called pope.af.mil and you want an A record, or a CNAME record in that zone called "www". Then www.pope.af.mil can point to the IP Address of the server, or if you use a CNAME can point to the full name of the other server at www.public.pope.amc.af.mil.

However, since you already have a forward A record called pope.af.mil, you can not also have a zone called pope.af.mil.

You would have to remove the record, then create a new zone and let the default record for the zone point to the same address that the old A record pointed to. Then inside that zone, you can create a new record for www to point where you want.

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