Set up Redirect From Internal Sub-Domain to External URL

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We have a teamviewer URL that users can go to in order to download the quicksupport tool. The problem is, the URL is complicated for numbskulls and so I want to dumb it down with something simpler to understand.

URL for teamviewer is
We want people to go to and have it redirect to the teamviewer URL. The problem with using the sub-domain is I don't know what IP to enter into DNS. Would I then make it

I can't figure out if a 301 redirect is ideal or a CNAME change.
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Scot HalvorsenCommented:
You are going to need a 301 redirect and a CNAME DNS entry to make this work.

In DNS you will need the following; CNAME

Then on the webserver that you specified in the CNAME, you will need to create a redirect;
#Apache Example
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^support\.company\.com [NC]
RewriteRule (.*)$1 [L,R=301]
Paul WagnerFriend To Robots and RocksAuthor Commented:
If I try to create the sub-domain, the DNS host asks for an IP address. I'm not sure what IP address to enter.
Scot HalvorsenCommented:
This may be a limitation in your DNS service. It is perfectly acceptable to assign a subdomain that "you have control over" with a CNAME record.

What DNS service are you using?

If you have to absolutely assign an IP address, you can use the "ping" command to get the IP address of another domain. However, it is possible that this IP may change over time (Especially, if is not your domain.) This is why it is better to use a CNAME.
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To do a redirect, you need a webserver (that's what does the redirect).  So you would need a DNS record for to point to the webserver.  And then when someone reaches they are redirected to the teamviewer URL.

You wouldn't need a CNAME record unless you already have the webserver with an A record pointing to its IP.

Though not strictly DNS, I believe some DNS providers provide the ability to create a redirect in their control panel, essentially doing the above behind the scenes.
Ramesh JangraCommented:
Don't do anything just create a index.php file on root of your subdomain and put below contents in file.

David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
you don't create a subdomain in dns.. in your dns records you will have a list of your machines.. pick one to be a web server, add the web server role to that computer.
create a CNAME record sample cname recordon the web server in iis right click on sites and add a new site and add the binding support and also to the website and create the redirect in this site as previously explained
Paul WagnerFriend To Robots and RocksAuthor Commented:
Sorry to jump tracks, guys. Can I just create a 302 redirect in my website for

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Paul WagnerFriend To Robots and RocksAuthor Commented:
I created a 302 redirect in my wordpress site for and it was really easy.
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