Mapping a SharePoint 2010 Site collection to a user friendly FQDN

I have installed a SharePoint 2010 Server.  I have configured, as an example the following site collection

The Site collection URL is:  http://servername/sites/corp
I used web application Port 80

Goal:  To be able to access this site collection by using
I want to map this name to the SP Site collection.

I created a DNS entry and mapped it to the IP address of the SP server.

I created an AAM for the port 80 web application for Intranet zone using

I used RDP to access the sharepoint server; when I open a browser window on the server and type:, it prompts me to autheticate; I present my credentials and nothing happens

Is there something that I need to do in IIS?  How do I get the DNS name to resolve the the SharePoint
site collection?  I checked the web application of port 80 and it is set for windows authentication.

If someone has some insight into this, that would be great.

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In your bindings, do you have a host header value set for:

80     *

Im sorry values in wrong order:

http     80     *

PJBrabsonAuthor Commented:
Hello IT Saige....

This is what I have ( 2 entries)
Site Bindings for Sharepoint-80
Type   Host Name                   Port      Ip Address  
http                                         80
http  80               *
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Do you have an external DNS entry for this site?  Does it point to the correct external IP address?  Does the router have port 80 1-to-1 NAT'ed to the internal IP address of the server -or- does the router have port 80 forwarded to the internal ip address of the server?

Also what does your DNS table look like?

PJBrabsonAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the info.  I forwarded your questions to the IT Administrator since I don't have the answer for this.  I will respond as soon as I get an answer.

Thank you.
Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
You need to configure host named site collections:
PJBrabsonAuthor Commented:

Could you perhaps provide more detail or what procedure I should use from this article?
Have you done this yourself and have you discovered/encountered any quirks?

Thank you.
Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
I've used them a few times, always work as expected.  In 2007 you couldn't use managed paths with them, but you can in 2010.

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