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Domain name same Web Domain unable veiw

By SpookyGreenway ·
Hi everyone, the problem that I am having is the following my client can not view his newly created web page. When I installed his W2K Server with AD the only web page that my client had was a .ES domain which is a Spanish domain extension, last mouth he register a .COM Domain. Now the local domain is called same as the newly register web domain, the web domain is hosted by an ISP company, not stored locally. He can?t view the web page from his PC when he is logged on to the domain and his primary DNS is pointing to the W2K Server. When it is pointing directly to his ISP he can view it with out a problem. In other installation I had lots of problems with local profiles when my clients change the primary DNS to point directly to their ISP. I know that I should have added something else to the local domain name before promoting it. The real problem is that I now that I am not the only one with this problem, but I can?t find any information on this. Perhaps I am not asking the write question. Thank you all

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Domain name same Web Doma ...

what os on client.
this webpage is the only problem? when you reproduce the problem and ping the webpage what is returned?
resolved at all? correctly? can put hands on device it resolve to?
maybe just try a record in the host file on the local box for a test to get it working?
ping will be best test i think.
meanwhile, make him a shortcut to that site that uses the ip address not the name?
check out 'disjointed name space' also
maybe try add forwarder to the outside dns server for that problem web page.
also i would search under win2k3 at for troubleshoot dns also one free tool is the netdiag tool from the
here is how to do a forwarder if you want to try it.
How to Configure Forwarders
Windows Server 2003 can take advantage of DNS forwarders. This feature forwards DNS requests to external servers. If a DNS server cannot find a resource record in its zones (NOTE FROM SGT: I THINK IN YOUR CASE IT IS FINDING IT BUT IT IS RESOLVING IT INCORRECTLY OTHERWISE ALL INTERNET ACCESS WOULD BE AFFECTED), it can send the request to another DNS server for additional attempts at resolution. A common scenario might be to configure forwarders to your ISP's DNS servers. 1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click DNS.
2. Right-click ServerName, where ServerName is the name of the server, and then click the Forwarders tab.
3. Click a DNS domain in the DNS domain list. Or, click New, type the name of the DNS domain for which you want to forward queries in the DNS (NOTE FROM SGT: I THINK THIS IS YOU RIGHT HERE) domain box, and then click OK.
4. In the Selected domain's forwarder IP address box, type the IP address of the first DNS server to which you want to forward, (THIS WOULD BE YOUR ISP DSN SERVER)and then click Add.
5. Repeat step 4 to add the DNS servers to which you want to forward.
6. Click OK

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