Win2k3 DNS resolution issue

Helllo All,

I am having an issue resolving external sub domain names. I have internal servers that wanted easliy resolved internally and externally. ex. So I have a forward lookup zone called I have this issue where my website is and we created a external subdomain called It is currently hosted on a service that isn't a static ip. I currently can't resolve it internally if I create a cname to I have to assign it a static ip to make it resolve. What other options do I have to get this to work. I don't believe my ip static with shopify and I don't want management to one day tell me the is down.
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Are you wanting to be accessible from the outside, inside or both?
Miguel Angel Perez MuñozCommented:
Try to use a dynamic dns system (no-ip for example) and add cname pointing to dynamic name
lgalan01Author Commented:
I need the domain resolved internally and externally.  
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lgalan01Author Commented:
When I tried to point the cname of to it doesn't resolve the I have already changed the cname record in my network solutions account to and it works flawlessly outside the AD Domain but internally it goes to a search results. When I internally go directly to or the both go to search results that don't resolve the domain. In AD DNS I assigned the current IP address to and it works but I am told the ip changes so I really want the cname to work.
Are you putting a . at the end of the FQDN for the target host?

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This works great for me...  both in a .local primary zone and a .com primary zone.  These are both zones administered in Windows Server 2008.  See the attachment. DNS.tiff
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