DNS record

Posted on 2011-04-25
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi all,

I need to redirect a sub-domain to a particular URL. What record do I need.

Sample: to "" to "" to ""

Question by:rudym88
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    DNS translates name to IP address. You'll need the webserver to perform some sort of redirection for you.
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    I agree with the last post.  Do you host this Webserver on  your local network or do you have an ISP that is hosting the server for you?  You may need to an 'A'  (alias) record(s) or 'CNAME' record(s) on the web server to accomplish this it just depends if you control the web server or does the ISP control.

    You can also check out this link for information on both types of records.
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    Looks like you have an Exchange 2007 or later server, and you want to simplify the webmail URL for your users.

    There are specific methods for Exchange 2007, and for Exchange 2010.
    (Both involve IIS, not DNS)

    Tell us which version of Exchange you have, and we can tell you specific instructions for your environment that will accomplish what you need.

    If you have Exchange 2010, here is a very good how-to:


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    Thanks Kafiend,

    Yes I have SBS 2008 runing Exchange 2007, I am also using the Goddady for DNS.
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    There's a section here that applies to your situation (Exch2007 on Win2008):

    The above takes care of re-direction by your webserver (IIS).

    Since you also mention GoDaddy, make sure you have A records that resolve to your mail server's IP address.  (from your example in the question, you need 2 A records - mail and exchange - they should both have the IP address of your mail server )

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