Solved

Redirect of web site; internal DNS

Posted on 2013-11-12
1
376 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-12
High priority:
I have a client with a web site (e.g.)  www.abcdfg.org.   They had a new web site built and they now want anyone who types in their Internet browser www.abcdfg.org to be redirected to www.abcjkl.org.    Both domains are registered with Go Daddy, but the two web sites are hosted by Succeed.Net and WP Engine respectively.    I was able to go into the DNS A record of www.abcdfg.org and do a forwarding without masking to www.abcjkl.org.   I also had the web site hosting company, Succeed.Net, do a redirect as well.
Anyone outside the firewall of the client has no problem getting a successful re-direct.  If they enter www.abcdfg.org, they are redirected to www.abcjkl.org without a hitch.
But if a user inside the client's firewall enters in their browser (on their desktop computer or on their smart phone (with Wi-Fi turned off) www.abcdfg.org, instead of them being redirected to www.abcjkl.org, they are directed to a WP Admin page.   I have had them clear the cache with still no good results.
On the client's internal DNS server, the www was changed to the IP address of www.abcjkl.org.    However, if one of their users (inside the firewall) types in their Google Chrome or their IE browser www.abcdfg.org, they do not get a redirect.   They get www.abcdfg.org/home/index.htm.

Any comments / suggestions on how to get the redirect to work inside the firewall?
Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:smoakin
1 Comment
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
north_ earned 500 total points
ID: 39643118
There should be an option somewhere under your registrar accounts for website redirects.
I would suggest getting on technical support chat with a rep for the abcdfg.org account and ask them where the redirect option is.

Doing redirects through DNS A records is not the way to go.
0

Featured Post

What Is Threat Intelligence?

Threat intelligence is often discussed, but rarely understood. Starting with a precise definition, along with clear business goals, is essential.

Join & Write a Comment

It's here again; Microsoft is launching a new version of Internet Explorer: Internet Explorer 9, with noticeable changes on its interface, functions and new tools. As they say on its promotional video: "It's time to play, on a more beautiful web", f…
After uninstalling Opera browser (for example ver. 10.63), your attempts to open a web page by clicking on a URL link may fail with an error message.  The error is "This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Ple…
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to add subdomains to your content reports. This can be very importing in having a site with multiple subdomains.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how nuggets on the Web are formatted by using Chrome Developer Tools. These tools would not only view the site's CSS but it can also modify it and save the CSS to use on your own site.

757 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

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now