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Posted on 2014-02-20
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I'm having an issue where the Subdomain address isn't going to the server. We recently bought a dedicated server through GoDaddy with IIS to run a few simple ASP Scripts.

We have our Domain name through NetworkSolutions, I set an A Record (abc.domain.com) to the Dedicated Server IP. (Did this early yesterday)

I when into IIS and created a new site (abc), assigned the cert and ip to that site. I can access the site through https://IPADDRESS/abc with no problems, but I can't access the site through https://abc.domain.com

It is probably a simple setting I missing, but I just can't seem to find it, IIS isn't my strong area but I've created internal sites before but nothing outside the network.

Thanks,
- Fred
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Is the top level domain working ok?
DNS propogation can take upto 48 hours to complete.
What do you get when goto the subdomain?
Does the subdomain site actually exist?
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by:flagshipcredit
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Yes the top level domain works perfectly fine however that is hosted through NetworkSolutions.

Yea I've never really had a DNS take that look, normally between an hour to 5 hours is has taken for me in the passed.

When going to https://abc.domain.com it just states the page can not be found/displayed

yea it exists on the Dedicated Server with the defauly IIS index page
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by:ktaczala
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Do domain.com and abc.domain.com point to same IP address?  They have to.
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by:flagshipcredit
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We may be misunderstanding each other because we have subdomains pointing to outside servers that work without having the main domain on those servers. I will try to explain step by step on how it is setup.

Network Solutions Configuration:
 - Main Domain Registar
 - Main Domain Hoster
 - DNS A Record created 'abc.domain.com' Pointing to IP Address of GoDaddy's Dedicated Server

GoDaddy Server Configuration
- Windows 2008 R2 Box
- IIS7 Installed
- SSL Cert installed for abc.domain.com
- Added Site, type: HTTPS Port:443 Assigned to abc.domain.com Cert
   ~ I've tried naming the site 'abc' and naming it 'abc.domain.com' to see if that would work but nothing.

I can access the site via https://IPAddress just not through the sub yet.

I'm almost leaning towards that the DNS hasn't propagated yet however I've never had it take over 4 hours before, I figured 24 hours it should be working by now.
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by:Gary
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Can you give the domain to check?
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by:Gary
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Check here if anything is amiss.
http://www.intodns.com

And here for propogation
https://www.whatsmydns.net/
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by:kadadi_v
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Procedure :

Login to your Network Registrar and in Advanced DNS Settings for domain.com , put the A @ record abc.subdomain.com  to Godaddy Dedicated IP Address .

And @ Godaddy Dedicated server >in IIS there is a single site configured..or any other sites are there..?  Please check the site bindings settings > host headers are correct. And that dedicated IP address showing in IIS Manager..?

And firstly check the site on localhost with 80 & 443

check with ping abc.subdomain.com

And instead of https , check with http://abc.subdomain.com

Regards,
Vijay Kadadi
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by:flagshipcredit
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It was the propagation, it took almost the full 48 hours to do so. Guess there is a first time for everything.
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