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old external domain not forwarding to new domain internally

Posted on 2011-03-07
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We just changed our external domain name but kept our internal AD domain the same. we built a new website with the new domain name and forwarderd the old domain using network solutions ( our hosting and DNS provider). the forwarding works from everywhere except internally. our internal domain is still the same name as the old domain name we are forwarding. We get a "404 page not found" error. I am thinking it must have something to do with the fact that our internal domain is still the same name as the old www URL.

We are a Microsoft shop running windows 03 servers in AD.

to clarify
our AD domain is abc
our website was www.abc.com
our new website is xyz.com
forwarding www.abc.com to www.xyz.com
if i go to www.abc.com inside the abc Active Directory domain i get the error.
outside the office if you go to www.abc.com it redirects to www.xyz.com
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Jeremy Weisinger earned 500 total points
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You can try doing this:

1. run nslookup and query an external DNS server to get the IP address that www.abc.com resolves to (use "server 4.2.2.1" to change to an external server)
2. Change your internal www.abc.com record to point to the same IP as that the external resolves to.
3. Check to see if you get redirected properly.

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thanks for the quick fix. we have been strugling with this for a few days.
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