DNS domain records domain A redirect to domain B

Posted on 2010-01-05
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
Hey guys,

Quick DNS question

I have DomainA
I have DomainB

DomainB is resolving to the webpage I want.

DomainA is not - I would like DomainA to resolve to DomainB.

What record do I need ?
Question by:dirkdigs
LVL 10

Expert Comment

ID: 26182568
Make an A record for DomainA that points to the DomainB IP address.

Expert Comment

ID: 26182976
Create a new A record for domain B with the same IP address as domain A
LVL 15

Expert Comment

ID: 26183907
If you're working in IIS, you'll also need to make sure the host header for your website is either blank, or contains a host header for both domains.

LVL 26

Accepted Solution

arober11 earned 2000 total points
ID: 26185982
Ask your ISP / admin to delete the DNS 'A'  record from Domain A and replace it with a 'CANME'pointing to Domain B's IP.

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CNAME_record

Alternitively you could add a ReWrite rule in Domain 'A's apache virtual host definition, to re-direct all traffic to domain 'B'.

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule  .*  http://www.domainB.com/  [R=301,L]

Featured Post

What Security Threats Are We Predicting for 2018?

Cryptocurrency, IoT botnets, MFA, and more! Hackers are already planning their next big attacks for 2018. Learn what you might face, and how to defend against it with our 2018 security predictions.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If your site has a few sections that need to be secure when data is transmitted between the server and local computer, such as a /order/ section for ordering or /customer/ which contains customer data, etc it would of course be recommended to secure…
This article will help to fix the below errors for MS Exchange Server 2016 I. Certificate error "name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site" II. Out of Office not working III. Make Internal URLs and Externa…
We’ve all felt that sense of false security before—locking down external access to a database or component and feeling like we’ve done all we need to do to secure company data. But that feeling is fleeting. Attacks these days can happen in many w…
Whether it be Exchange Server Crash Issues, Dirty Shutdown Errors or Failed to mount error, Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery has always got your back. With the help of its easy to understand user interface and 3 simple steps recovery proced…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month14 days, 18 hours left to enroll

839 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question