Julien Mills on 28 Mar 2014 07:37:14 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] DNS question

I had this same issue, but running on a Linux DNS server.

Someone told me this and it worked:

Add either of these lines to your DNS setup file:

@        A 
example.com.         A

Note the period on the end of example.com.

Not sure if this will help since you're using a Windows DNS server, but there it is.

Julien Mills julienfmills@yahoo.com

On Friday, March 28, 2014 10:16 AM, Eric H. Johnson <ejohnson@camalytics.com> wrote:

The internal DNS server is Windows 2008 Server and does have a separate set
of DNS entries. I did not see how to add an A record for just mydomain.com.
I tried using '@' and a couple of things but they just generated error
messages. Also, since it is also the AD server, everything except the
external webserver (socket 80) should resolve to this server, not the
external address.

BTW, I did a redirect of the default website under IIS, and that is working.
It just seems to be a bit of a kludge.


On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 8:51 AM, Eric H. Johnson <ejohnson@camalytics.com>
> I have a site setup at for example www.mydomain.com, and hosted in the
> cloud. The DNS is handled through GoDaddy and has both'@' 
> (mydomain.com) and www.mydomain.com pointing to the same address. This
> is working fine, except in the building which also uses mydomain.com as
the corporate domain.
> Internally, the fully qualified www.mydomain.com resolves fine,
> however mydomain.com resolves to the DNS server rather than the external
web site.

What DNS server are internal computers using, and what is its A record for

Most likely you have an internal DNS server with a zone file configured
differently from GoDaddy.  Otherwise, internal users would see the same
thing as external users.  Often this is desirable (intranet vs external
website, NAT, not wanting to expose your internal DNS names to the world,

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