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Resolving DNS for internal website

Posted on 2012-09-14
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Last Modified: 2012-10-15
I have added a new internal website but can't get it to resolve while internal on our network.  Externally, everything works fine.


Our main company website:    www.company.com

Our new internal site:      www.newsite.company.com

I have added a new Host (A) record under the www.company.com zone as follows:

Name - newsite
Type - Host (A)
Data - Internal IP of server

Now, internally I can get http://newsite.company.com to resolve but not http://www.newsite.company.com.

What DNS record do I need to add so that both of the names will resolve will on our internal network.

Question by:sciggs
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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You said you "added a new Host (A) record under the www.company.com zone".  But since you say you are able to get to http://newsite.company.com, then it means you added the record to the company.com zone.

If you really want www.newsite.company.com, you can add a new (sub-)domain under the company.com zone, then add the A record for www in the sub-domain.  This might be preferable if you plan on having more than one record in the newsite.company.com domain.

If you just have the one record, you can also do as ve3ofa mentioned above.
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 1000 total points
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Create an A record newsite.company.com
Create a CNAME www.newsite.company.com that points to newsite.company.com

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