DNS domain settings

My is domain the as same as my website. I cannot access my website internally. I know i have to add a DNS setting but I don't know what. Can you please help

Server 2012r2
Jack 50Asked:
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James BunchSystems EngineerCommented:
So you need to create a DNS entry to refer your server back to itself?

If you go into the administrative options, choose the DNS. In there look for your domain tree of your site "ABC.net" and drop the tree down. In there you should see a Forward Lookup Zone, inside of that you will create some DNS records.

Record: A = IPv4 for Hosts "Server123     Host (A)     Timestamp (Id' use static)"
Record: AAAA = IPv6 for Hosts
Record: CNAME = Alias for hosts. "CoolName   Alias (CNAME)      Server123

You can create these in your DNS records to set up the names for your network to point toward the server. The alias "CoolName" above can be your website.

Also, you can adjust the DNS Server settings on the server itself to point back to itself. You can add more than two by clicking the advaced on the network adapter "IPv4" settings.

Primary DNS:  (Loopback IP for your system to point back to itself)
Secondary DNS: Whatever you would use for the primary otherwise. I use the DC IP addresses in this one typically for the environments I support.
Third: Public dns like Google or Comcast

Hope this helps!
Jack 50Author Commented:
Nah, the website isnt hosted on the server, its on the web... so i need to point www.coolname.com to the web address... currently its looking internally becuase its the same as the domain name ( coolname.com )
James BunchSystems EngineerCommented:
That should be easy enough then. Just create a (A) record naming the host to the IP address. Just keep in mind that if for any reason they aren't using a static address this will have to be updated on change *Highly unlikely*

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Jack 50Author Commented:
Jack 50Author Commented:
works.. thanks
James BunchSystems EngineerCommented:
Awesome, glad I could help!
yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
I know this is closed, but i think it should be brought to your attention that it is not best practices to apply public DNS entry on the clients within a Active Directory environment.  If for some reason your DC is unavailable or the client uses the public server the users may experience very weird behavior.  You are better off using DNS forwarders.

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