Can't view website internally from different domain

Posted on 2008-10-30
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
We are setting up a new section of our business and have created a seperate domain for everything associated with that business. We will call the old domain Domain A and the new one Domain B. Domain A and B have seperate dns servers setup in them and the machines that are members of Domain A use domain A servers and of course domain B members use domain B dns. Well the problem is we want to host a website on domain B and all the members of domain B can see the website fine but when you try to view the website from domain A like typing in www.ourwebsite.com in the the address bar it takes you to a google search for www.ourwebsite.com. So basically I need a way to forward dns requests for www.ourwebsite.com from domain a to domain b or something like that so that domain a can see the website. Also the website works fine from outside the office and all machines run through the same router.
Question by:red24698
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Expert Comment

ID: 22844778
An easy way is to manually create an A record of the website located on Domain B on the DNS server in Domain A.  Unless the IP changes for the site locatd on Domain B, this will work.

You can also setup a zone to slave off the DNS Server on Domain B but the recommendation above is much simpler to implement.
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ID: 22845084
If they are different DNS names (such as our company.net vs our compnay.com) then you can setup conditional forwarding on the DNS server to forward requests for company.net to domain B's servers while still have all other requests go their normal route.

See here for more details http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/DNS_Conditional_Forwarding_in_Windows_Server_2003.html

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ID: 22850246
Hey thanks thats got it partially working but only some of the machines in domain A can see it now even though they all use the same domain controllers...any ideas?
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Author Comment

ID: 22850870
Ok i take that back....when i was leaving yesterday some of the machines were working but now we are back to none again...also i can ping and nslookup domain B and both of them come back fine...
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Expert Comment

ID: 22853206
so you can ping the server by name but it won't come up via the browser?

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Ok what I did that fixed the problem was I setup a new zone on the domain A DC for domainb.com and used internal ip address numbers for the a records

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