URL not working without www prefix


M

Miguel

Hello,
We're hosting a DNS zone internally with an SOA and NS
record. And a WWW host record which has the ip address of
our webserver. We also have the associated pointer record
that points to the FQDN www.mycompany.com. Users must
type in www to get to the website. What do I have to do
to the zone so that users can hit the website without
having to type www?

Thanks in advance.

Miguel
 
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Jeff Cochran

We're hosting a DNS zone internally with an SOA and NS
record. And a WWW host record which has the ip address of
our webserver. We also have the associated pointer record
that points to the FQDN www.mycompany.com. Users must
type in www to get to the website. What do I have to do
to the zone so that users can hit the website without
having to type www?

Create a blank host record (A) pointing to the IP of your web server.

Jeff
 
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A

Ace Fekay [MVP]

Keep in mind, along with the other suggestions, that if you're running AD, a
blank host record will be automatically registered by the netlogon service
and will point to the internal DCs. If this is your case and if you delete
them and create your own blank record, they will return and your www-less
attempts will go to your DCs instead. This is normal behavior. It's called
the LdapIpAddress.

Post back if this is the case and I'll let you know how to stop that
behavior.

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Regards,
Ace

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This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties.

Ace Fekay, MCSE 2000, MCSE+I, MCSA, MCT, MVP
Microsoft Windows MVP - Active Directory
 

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