I have a question about DNS and in particular Microsoft Server 2003. Suppose we have a domain called 'ourdomain.com' and that is what was what our domain controller was promoted as and is responsible for. Suppose we also have a website which is hosted externally which should be reachable via http://ourdomain.com
If we are on our network our website resolves one of our few servers and not the website. I've been able to create a DNS entry (A record) on our DNS server for 'www.ourdomain.com'
and point to the correct IP address of our site and that works fine, but what if we want to access our site without the www in front?
Upon going into DNS on our 2K03 server, I can see entries which state are '(same as parent folder)' but modifying these entries (on a test server) do not seem to help achieve our goal...
Could someone tell me how we can access our website which is externally hosted and happens to be the same name as our actual domain without having to put 'www' in front?
PS--I realize that creating a domain with a name like this is not a best practice.