Can resolve to external web site because internal domain is the sa


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We have a small office of about 17 people or so. The internal domain and dns
are setup as domain.net (for example).
They have a 3rd party web publisher that hosts there website as the same
domain.net.

When they access the domain.net website it can't resolve and is not found.
How can I forward web requests for domain.net to forward to the external
website?

Thanks
Ryan
 
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Kevin D. Goodknecht Sr. [MVP]

Ryan said:
We have a small office of about 17 people or so. The internal domain
and dns are setup as domain.net (for example).
They have a 3rd party web publisher that hosts there website as the
same domain.net.

When they access the domain.net website it can't resolve and is not
found. How can I forward web requests for domain.net to forward to
the external website?

Thanks
Ryan

You will need to add the missing records from the public domain.net to the
internal DNS Domain.net zone, that is, records such as www, mail or
whatever.
You will not be able to access external sites by using only domain.net,
internally the domain name must resolve only to IP addresses on DCs that
have file sharing enabled. This record is for the \\domain.net\sysvol and
\\domain.net\netlogon DFS shares. You can create a website on your DCs that
will redirect http://domain.net to http://www.domain.net.
 
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Kevin D. Goodknecht Sr. [MVP]

Ryan said:
How do I add the records? www.domain.net still can't access the
external site. I do have the external IP to forward to for the
external site.

Use the DNS management console, open the domain.net forward lookup zone,
then add a new host named www, and give it the IP of the www.domain.net
website.

You'll likely need to run ipconfig /flushdns before you can access the site.
 

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