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I have problems bring up the my website when I type the name of the website. When I type my ip address it works fine.


Full computer name: feelfeel.sadsad.local
Domain: sadsad.local

DNS name: feelfeel

I register websitename.com with godaddy and then I change their nameserver to point to mine ip also changing the name to the name server ns1.websitename.com.

In my Forward Lookup Zones
sadsad.local
websitename.com

In websitename.com
Host A record:  ns1               and
Name: www     Type: Alias(CNAME)       Data:ns1.angeldocsonline.com

In sadsad.local
Host A record :  feelfeel (Data: internal ip, server acts as router)


Name server  and Start of Authority (SOA) for both Zones is ns1.websitename.com

Any suggestions?




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by:Alan Hardisty
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Click on Start, Programs, Administrative Tools, DNS.  If it is not there, then you need to install it.
If it is there, expand the tree and then select, then right-click your server name and choose properties.
Select the forwarders tab and make sure you have your ISP's DNS server IP addresses added to the list of forwarder addresses.
Basically, DNS will query your server for the answer to the question, what IP is the website you are looking for.  If the server cannot answer, then it will look for another external DNS server to ask the same question.  Without forwarders, the question will remain unanswered.  With Forwarders, you will get an answer and your website will appear.
If this fails, come back.
Alan
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by:jeamrotae
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I am have a bit of a problem.

I did a nslookup and used the that dns as a forwarder but I have the same issue. Only by ip address the website comes up but not by name.
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Doing a DNS lookup won't necessarily give you the answers you are looking for.
Logon to your router and look for the DNS swettings on there.
Alternatively, for the time being use 158.43.240.4 and 158.43.240.3 as forwarders - they can be changed later.  See if that makes a difference.
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by:jeamrotae
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I put 158.43.240.4 and 158.43.240.3 as forwarders but they don't work.

You said earlier that I have to logon to the router but I have the modem connect to my server and my server is acting as a router for my internal network.

I never connected/logon to the modem (if that is possible) but nslookup should work from the server or ipconfig /all should give me the same dns information. But they are not working. Only when I am on the server I can ping the name and in my internal network the site comes up.

From the outside, I can only get to the site when I put in the ip address, the name does not work.
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by:Alan Hardisty
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You should be able to logon to the modem.  What Make / Model is it?
Are you running Small Business Server with two NIC's, or just Windows Server with two NIC's?
Are you running ISA server (Internet Security and Acceleration server)?
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by:jeamrotae
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I am running Windows 2003 Enterprise with two nics

no isa server

modem  make is Webstar and the model is gpx2203 series
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Can you click on Start, Run (type) cmd (press enter)
(Type) ipconfig /all (press enter)
What are the IP settings for both NIC's please? - all settings.
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by:jeamrotae
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Server ip is 69.126.232.X

Other nic 192.168.1.2
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Can you please post ALL the info, not just the IP's.
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by:jeamrotae
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my email is je5852000@yahoo.com
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Have you checked that your DNS settings for your website are pointing to your server's IP Address?
If they are then you may have to tweak some settings on the server, if not, change the IP for the www record, wait for it to populate and then test the website again.
If you still have problems, come back.
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If you changed the nameservers for the domain to NS1.yourdomain.com and presumably ns2.yourdomain.com, do you have nameservers setup at those addresses?
If not, then change them back to use your Domain Registrar's DNS servers and update your DNS records for the www A record to point to your IP address.
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Excellent! Expert indeed......Highly recommend .....Advice is right on the mark!
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