Best practice for redirecting a FQDN to a different ip?

Hi guys,

We have an internal web server that is accessible from the internet via an external DNS. So that internal clients access requests don't resolve on the external DNS we have created a forward lookup zone and an A record for the server on our internal DNS. We are using Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Standard.

However we have had a problem where we need to access a different server external to our network, on the same domain, and because there was no A record for that new server on our internal DNS looks fail and it cant be accessed. I have created a new a record for the new server and everything is working as it should now but I am sure there was a better way to do this that what we have done. I cant think of a few ways but I am not sure which are good practice and am looking for some advice.

Given that we only want redirect traffic to the 1 specific server, what is the best practice for doing so, so as to avoid having to create A records on our internal DNS for all other servers on that domain?

I hope I am making sense. If not, please correct me in any areas I am using the wrong jargon or terminology so I can communicate clearer in the future, or let me know if you need further clarification.

Thanks in advance.

Andrew
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becraigCommented:
Here is a step by step that I agree with as a best practice for single record resolution:

http://improve.dk/partial-dns-forwarding-using-individual-windows-dns-zones/
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Pramod UbheCommented:
in my opinion creating A record was the simplest one because there are other options but they are more complex like conditional forwarding or create a forword lookup zone with fqdn etc.
you may also go for cname if possible.
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