DNS Cname Record Redirect External domain name

Posted on 2012-09-18
Last Modified: 2012-09-19
Hi Experts...
Currently we have  an  edu Institute that is hosting our external dns records. We currenttly host our own web servers but are moving them to a cloud provider. They are asking for a cname record to be created that points to their servers using our current address.  

lets say our current web site is  We need to create a cname record on the dns  record that points to  We have created an A record for the on our dns servers, but when I try to create a cname record it only creates an alias for Can the institute hosting our dns create another zone for then create the cname? Is it possible to do redirection like this?

Windows 2008 DNS servers,

Any help is greatly appreciated.
Question by:TimMcGrath
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    Accepted Solution

    under your forward lookup zone for, delete the www A record.

    the right click on the forward lookup zone for and select create a New Alias (CNAME).  

    For alias name put only www
    for Fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for target host put in

    Author Comment

    Are you saying to right click and create another zone? If I create a cname under the forward lookup zone it automatically inserts, so any alias I create has

    Author Comment

    Ignore my last post. Followed your instructions and got it working.

    Thank you!

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