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Old 11-30-2006, 10:59 AM   #1
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Ok... this probably isn't the place for this, but I have to ask someone.

I have just purchased a domain name and Custom DNS from My host has resolved and I am now able to surf to my webserver via both and

What Im trying to do is setup a subdomain to point to my squirelmail install. I have a virtual host configured in apache and typing http://mail.myhostname locally resolves to this site (squirelmail).

Now, I have followed this guide on the site for setting up a subdomain, but its just not working.

When I try to go to I get a popup appear (firefox) saying that cannot be found.

Has anyone else used the service and had subdomains working? Does this just take time to resolve the subdomain? Am I following the right instructions? Any tips?

I have contacted dyndns support and they said they should get back to me within 24hrs, just thought Id'e run it past this forum while I wait.

Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Old 11-30-2006, 11:32 AM   #2
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You're confused. What you are trying to do is not a sub-domain, it's a hostname. The guide you linked to is for delegating sub-domains, which is not what you want. Just setup an additional hostname (A record) and point it to your same IP address from the dyndns page.
Old 11-30-2006, 11:49 AM   #3
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Ok.... thankyou very much. Yes, I am confused, first time trying this sort of thing.

I have now setup an A record for and *, any ideas how long these might take to resolve? They dont seem to be working as yet. (10 mins)


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