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By hydveda ·
hello,

I wanted to know how do we enter a domain name in DNS. If i register a domain name and give the nameserver record as my DNS and then include the url like http://mail.xyz.com on my DNS would that work?? Please let me know how can i create a domain pointer on my DNS server.

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by CG IT In reply to Domain name in DNS

create an "A record" with IP address. In W2K there is a menu for adding records to the DC. Just choose which record you wish to add and fill in the blanks.

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This assumes your DNS server is only servicing 1 domain name on the network.

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by voldar In reply to Domain name in DNS

I don't really understand what are you trying to do, but lets assume that you want to access from the IE a page called mail.xyz.com (xyz.com = your domain). For that, you have to create an A record in the Forward Lookup Zone named mail and pointing to the IP address of the computer that stores the web page called mail.xyz.com.
If it's about a mail server, you should create an MX record and not an A record in your Forward Lookup Zone.
Hope it helps you.

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by scottm In reply to Domain name in DNS

In addition to the above post, if you want to connect to the mail server using both e-mail protocols (smtp/pop) and web protocols (http) then you would need both the A record AND the MX record.

-Scott

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