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Company website DNS issues

We have a terminal server running server 2000 with approx 30 thin clients connecting.

The clients have no problem seeing all websites but our own! Our website is hosted externally.

I assume this is some form of DNS issue, can anyone help?

Thanks
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Richardnez
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Richardnez
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tcicatelliCommented:
Chances are your domain controller has the same domain name as your external web address.  The internal machines are defaulting to looking for the website on your DC.  You most likely use your DC for DNS and have the clients look to the DC to resolve addresses.  If you change the DNS settings of your DC to forward requests to an external DNS server and fix the DNS entry in your DNS, that should clear it up.

I'd be more specific, but I'd have to see it.
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KCTSCommented:
Two approaches:

1. register the IP address of your own external web site with an External DNS (your hosting company should do this) this would make it visible to all internet users
and/or
2. add a CNAME entry to your own DNS to point to the website (this would work for your domain only)
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duckbertCommented:
What is the name of your domain and what is the name of your website? If they are the same you are going to have conflict. When setting up the local domain it is advised to use domain.local instead of say domain.com

Anyway enough of the chastising... Why don't you try adding a www record in the dns (not www.mydomain.com, just www) and pointing it to your IP address, this should work - I stole this from the following forum
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=101&threadID=206692&messageID=2141550
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RichardnezAuthor Commented:
if did this (duckbert solution) and added the www.pin-point.co.uk to the hosts file and its working again. Thanks for your help :D
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duckbertCommented:
glad to hear it worked

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