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How to set up virtual domain on snow leopard server

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As someone new to DNS and Snow Leopard Server, I'm a bit stuck.

I currently have 'example.com' functional on my server. I'd like to add - 'sub.example.com' and have it point to it's own directory on my server.

I've tried several tutorials, but were unsuccessful as they assume more that I know. Apparently, it's fairly easy in SLS.

Will someone please tell me how to proceed?
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First, is this domain publicly registered? If it is not, I reccoment that you end the domain name with ".private" or you may be in for a world of hurt and frustrations.

To create a sub-domain:
- open your server manager app
- click on DNS
- click on new zone
- enter your zone name(sub.domain.com.private)
- now you can enter your A, C and MX name records.
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by:Geocide
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Maybe it's so simple it's hard... I tried exactly that but no dice. Perhaps I've messed up the details.

Yes, it's publicly registered.

I did the following steps.

Opened Server Admin -> DNS -> Zone -> Clicked 'add Primary Zone'

Entered "test.xxx.biz", 'Fully Qualified' was pre-checked. Added Nameserver. The zone was populated with text.xxx.biz and nameserver was automatically populated with 'xxx.test.xxx.biz' I saved the settings.

Then I added a cName and entered text.xxx.biz

Then I added a Machine and entered the local IP of my webserver.

Thinking that I need to have this point somewhere, i went to the 'web' section and added a 'new site'. I entered test.xxx.biz and pointed it to a web directory. However it does not resolve.

Where have I gone wrong?
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Additional questions to be answered:

- Well, you have registered your domain name but with your registrar, have you specified which server maintains the dns record for this domain?

- Since this is a publicly registered domain, do you have a static IP from your ISP

- when you perform an nslookup of your domain name, what are the results returned?
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