public website and internal AD name are the same

Hello.

I have a Windows domain that is named abc.com, that is also the name of the externally hosted website. As you can probably guess, the internal users can not access the website. How do I resolve this issue?
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MASEE Solution Guide - Technical Dept HeadCommented:
Create an A record as below in your internal DNS server which points to your website IP
www -------> 81.89.25.22
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Take a look at the link below as it offers a few methods to get around this issue. Typically you would want to implement Split DNS in this situation but you have not.

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/4d97325b-ff3a-4f46-ba6e-dc3f4ff978e1/dns-internal-domain-has-same-name-as-external-website

Will.
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zelfanetAuthor Commented:
MAS,


Can you give a detailed explanation of exactly what to do?
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
What Mas has presented would be what was already in place. Your clients are going to go out to the Internet and then back into your network. The is going to create added WAN traffic which will slow down performance.

Will.
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MASEE Solution Guide - Technical Dept HeadCommented:
It will be like this
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zelfanetAuthor Commented:
It's not allowing me to add that A record, it says that it already exists.
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zelfanetAuthor Commented:
OK, it allowed me to add. I restarted the dns and it still doesnt work. What am I missing?


Thanks!
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zelfanetAuthor Commented:
If I ping www.domainname.com it responds from the external ip also.
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
If I ping www.domainname.com it responds from the external ip also.

As i stated in my second post this is by design. Because you do not have an internal Split DNS you will ALWAYS go external to contact your website. There are some work-a-rounds in my first link i posted to get around this issue but if you simply create a host record for this, those are the results you are stuck with.

Will.
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MASEE Solution Guide - Technical Dept HeadCommented:
If I understand correctly your website is hosted outside.
Am I right?
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