Domain DNS Problem

Posted on 2009-04-27
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I am running Windows Server 2003 and I have a secondary DNS called  I have a few records; www, ftp, etc... that I need to resolve internally for this domain and that is working fine.  However, my problem is that when I ping just it does not resolve to anything.  Is there a way I can configure this DNS zone to resolve this to an address?  

Question by:NMLLC
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    by:Erik Bjers
    You need to make sure the name server records are correct for your domain.  Once the name server records are correct pinging should ping the DNS or DC

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    When you add www, ftp, etc.. you go to and add host right?
    For itself, add a host with nothing specified (which means you left the field where you key in things like www, ftp, etc.. empty), and key in just the IP address. That should work.

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    Thanks for the reply, however I'm still a little confused.  There are 2 NS records in the secondary zone pointing to my local dns zone servers.  Maybe I should explain further.  I have a local DNS zone called example.local serving my internal DNS.  I have a secondary zone called which have a few A Host records.  If I ping example.local it resolves to my DNS server which is what I would expect.  What I would like is for to resolve to an external ip address or our web hosting domain.  I hope this helps explain my situation.
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    Like what I have said. Go to your forward lookup zone, go to, add an A Host record.
    Your first field: Name (uses parent domain name if blank):
    Like that it says, just leave it blank. The IP you specified here will resolve

    Author Closing Comment

    Never thought of that and it works perfectlyl!  Thanks for the solution.

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