Different URL names for the same website

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Chipmunk, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. Chipmunk

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    I have a 2003 Windows server that configure with IIS with several website
    names. Is it possible to configure the DNS server to accept multiple URL
    names for one of the website name. For example if one of the website name is
    call "washingtonplace.domain.com" can I create a DNS entry so this website
    can also be reach using the URL name "wp.domain.com"? For your information,
    the "washingtonplace.domain.com" is not the default website on the IIS
    server. It just another virtual web server on that box. I try creating a
    CName (Alias) record on the DNS server and point it to the same IP Address as
    the Host (A) Record for "washingtonplace.domain.com" but when I try to reach
    it using my browser with the URL name "wp.domain.com" I get an Under
    Contruction Error message. What am I doing incorrectly? Any advise would be
    Chipmunk, Nov 13, 2009
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  2. In IIS, not DNS, go into each website's properties, under Website tab, click
    on Advanced, and make sure that the corresponding host header
    (wp.domain.com, washingtonplace.domain.com, etc) are associated with that
    specific website.


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