Solved

Adding new dns entry to point to external web address

Posted on 2013-11-10
4
549 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-11
Hi,
what is the best way to add a dns entry on dns server to point to external website?  Currently our servers can ping and external web address by ip however cant resolve their web address name.  Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:dankyle67
4 Comments
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:Ram Balachandran
Ram Balachandran earned 250 total points
Comment Utility
You can manually add a www.mycompany.com A Record in your DNS pointing to the IP of your external website. This will enable internal users to access the external website. However, they will not me able to use mycompany.com as the website address.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Tech Savy
Comment Utility
First tell me
--Is the name of the domain same as the website name ? which you are trying to access ?
0
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
piyushranusri earned 250 total points
Comment Utility
please follow the URL

1. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/b98d282c-6879-49dd-b710-3c9a99fa150d/how-to-add-an-entry-to-dns-server-so-that-the-client-can-resolve-a-particular-website-through-the?forum=winservergen

2. Please consult the documentation for your hosting or design service to determine their preferred method to point to the external system. Some systems require you to create a CNAME record for www.yourdomain.com pointing at an external host name, others require you to use an A record for www.yourdomain.com pointing at an external IP address.

To access your DNS records select the “DNS” tab and then the “DNS Records” link beneath it.

You can edit an existing DNS existing record by clicking on the record name, selecting the "Edit" button, update as required and select "Submit"  

To add a new WWW record pointing at an Address record (IP Address) or CNAME record (hostname)

    a) Click on  “Add New DNS Record” button , and select the required DNS record type from the drop down box (A or CNAME).
    b) In Domain box, add "www" (or alternative hostname if required)
    c) Add the IP Address or CNAME record into the relevant box and  Select “Finish” to complete.



please share the output
0
 

Author Comment

by:dankyle67
Comment Utility
Sounds good.  I have done it in the past by adding a new zone and it works but the methods you have listed are what i want to use instead since i dont want to have to create new forward lookup zones each time i simply want to create a new dns record to point to an external website.  Thanks.
0

Featured Post

Better Security Awareness With Threat Intelligence

See how one of the leading financial services organizations uses Recorded Future as part of a holistic threat intelligence program to promote security awareness and proactively and efficiently identify threats.

Join & Write a Comment

Setting up a Microsoft WSUS update system is free relatively speaking if you have hard disk space and processor capacity.   However, WSUS can be a blessing and a curse. For example, there is nothing worse than approving updates and they just have…
Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, Just open a new email message.  In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
This demo shows you how to set up the containerized NetScaler CPX with NetScaler Management and Analytics System in a non-routable Mesos/Marathon environment for use with Micro-Services applications.

744 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now