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Old 09-18-2003, 04:59 AM   #1
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Domain and subdomain


I've registered mydomain com. it is a DOMAIN...
My BIND dns is configured correctly and resolves the perfectly.
I entered a A record www mydomain com...If I am right, this is a subdomain.
However, the www is not found.
I even tried a C record with the same result.

Do I have to register this www mydomain com also by my registar or not?


Old 09-18-2003, 06:23 AM   #2
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No you don't have to register the by your registrar !

A 'A' record in your zone represents a host (If I am right). A CNAME record represents an alias for a host.

If you want to create a real subdomain, I think you'd better try to create a new zone.

But here if you just want your dns to resolve the host, insert a A record, don't forget to increment the serial and perform a killall -HUP named

I run such a configuration on my lan here at home (only with hosts) and it works fine (the domain is a fake one and is not reachable from the internet but when you're in the lan it works).

Old 09-18-2003, 04:00 PM   #3
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thank works now!



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