Solved

Subdomains with www

Posted on 2011-02-14
8
438 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I adopted a server years ago with several sites that were setup using subdomains with a www. The domain (i.e. www.abcstore.store.com) has worked all this time, but once I switched to using Register.com's DNS servers, I can't figure out how to configure the same address. I have abcstore.store.com working, but the SSL is set for www.abcstore.store.com and I need to get that working. Tech support from Register.com gave me two different responses, so I'm hoping someone here can be of more help.

~Brett
0
Comment
Question by:Pulsari
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 4
8 Comments
 
LVL 121
ID: 34891144
Create an A Record in the domain for host www.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Pulsari
ID: 34891307
My apoligies as I may not have provided quite enough information.

I have two stores on subdomains of stores.com (not the real domain of course). I have abcstore.stores.com and xyzstore.stores.com. I need to have the "www" as part of the adress for SSL purposes.

In Register.com's DNS tools I made an A record for each of those (without the www) and they're correctly resolving. The last tech I spoke to added "www.abcstore" in the first available field as the solution. The other tech I spoke with said this would not work. So far, this isn't resolving (these changes are almost always immediate for me) and I'm hoping to get some
0
 
LVL 121
ID: 34891346
just out of curiosity why do you need www for SSL purposes?
0
Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

 
LVL 121
ID: 34891362
ah, okay, so you need to have

so domain name is stores.com

and you have subdomains already abc and xyz, and you want to append a www at the front!
0
 

Author Comment

by:Pulsari
ID: 34891383
That was the friendly name entered when creating the csr so the cert only works with the www.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Pulsari
ID: 34891395
Yes.
0
 
LVL 121

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 50 total points
ID: 34891600
ah, so what you mean is the current certificate you have is www.abc.stores.com! (I thought so!)

in the subdomain abc.stores.com

can you not create an A record of www for host x.x.x.x.

and same in subdomain xyx.stores.com

0
 

Author Comment

by:Pulsari
ID: 34891668
That is what I had been done by instinct the first time around. Since it didn't resolve as quickly as I'm used to I got on with their tech support that told me a way of doing it the the CNAME.  This also wasn't resolving so I went back and we essentially put it back to the way I originally thought to do it, but again it wasn't resolving as quickly as I'm accustomed to. You have confirmed for me that this is the way to do it and I see just now that it is resolving correctly.  Thanks.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

There have been a lot of times when we have seen the need to enter a large number of DNS entries in a forward lookup zone. The standard procedure would be to launch the DNS Manager console, create the Zone and start adding new hosts using the New…
Occasionally you run into the website or two that will not resolve properly using your own DNS servers.  Some people simply set up global forwarders for their DNS server.  I don’t recommend doing this because it can cause problems resolving addresse…
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…
Add bar graphs to Access queries using Unicode block characters. Graphs appear on every record in the color you want. Give life to numbers. Hopes this gives you ideas on visualizing your data in new ways ~ Create a calculated field in a query: …

724 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