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DNS domain vs website issue

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I have a DNS issue that I can not come up with an easy solution in order to resolve.

Currently I have the single active directory domain as domain.com and a third party hosted website called domain.com.  In DNS I have added the host www as the IP of the external website address.  However if I were to put domain.com as the URL in the address bar for IE, it prompts for a username and password for the local domain.com domain controller.  Anyway to get this to point to the domain.com website instead?  If I use www.domain.com it points to the correct address.

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No way at all, sorry. The name of your AD domain *has* to resolve to a domain controller, full stop.
The only thing that's doable would be to install IIS on all DCs and set up redirection from there to your external page, but that only adds to the DC's complexity, without any noticable gain (I wouldn't consider adding "www." such a major inconvenience that it requires installing IIS on the DCs).
These DNS issues are one of the reasons that the AD domain should be something like company.local, not the same as the internet domain.
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Thank you for the quick answer, I had a feeling it was going to amount to this.
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