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    adding "www"

    hi,
    i have my dns configured correctly and my domain name is resolving to the right ip. however, i am having trouble figuring out how to get it to resolve correctly with "www" before my domain name.

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    Make sure that you have added a www cname record for your domain in your domain's DNS Zone file.

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    One of my biggest pet peeves is DNS records with a lack of both www and no www... I am lazy, so I type in domain.com looking for a site. You'd be surprised how many people have only www configured for their domain.

    Anyway, here is an example of a typical properly configured zone:

    @ IN NS nameserver1.com.
    @ IN NS nameserver2.com.
    @ IN A INSERT IP ADDRESS
    www IN CNAME @
    ftp IN CNAME @
    mail IN A INSERT IP ADDRESS
    @ IN MX 10 mail
    @ IN MX 20 mail.secondarymx.com

    Here is a copy of a wildcard zone:

    @ IN NS nameserver1.com.
    @ IN NS nameserver2.com.
    @ IN A INSERT IP ADDRESS
    * IN A INSERT IP ADDRESS
    @ IN MX 10 mail

    Hope this helps.
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    we just have 2003 r2 and have been using all of the default stuff that came with it.

    i tried to create a cname record with www but havent had luck, any tricks or tips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve1000 View Post
    we just have 2003 r2 and have been using all of the default stuff that came with it.

    i tried to create a cname record with www but havent had luck, any tricks or tips?
    Not sure what that is... Is this windoze or something? I have no experience with that OS when it comes to DNS... Personally, I suggest using BIND.
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    When you try and ping your domain name does it resolve at all? If so, and on the off chance that is not a DNS issue:

    Make sure that you have the www information in the host header information in the site properties of IIS. Right click on the site in IIS -> Properties. Click on the Advanced button to the right of the IP Address field under the Web Site tab. Click Add. select the proper IP address, TCP Port: 80, put the full domain name in the Host Header Value field.

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    i ended up getting my site to work with www then ended up with the opposite problem. now my site wont work without it.

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    Make sure that you didn't delete the website without www from the host header under IIS.

    Under IIS -> yourwebsite -> Properties -> WebSite Identification -> Advanced you need to see 2 host headers.

    1 without www and 1 with www.

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