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By chaosad ·
I have a domain name inside my network of xxx.net, I have a similiar name for a website of www.xxx.net outside my network on the internet.
When I am inside my network (xxx.net)I attempt to go to www.xxx.net and get the web page cannot be displayed error.
When I am outside my network I can go to www.xxx.net just fine. How can I get to www.xxx.net when inside my network of xxx.net?

Thank you!

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by Jaqui In reply to Domain Naming Issues

allow internet access in your firewall.
since it's being found the only thing stopping it has to be firewall settings.

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by chaosad In reply to Domain Naming Issues

Jaqui,
I have allowed access, but when I attempt to resolve the outside www.xxx.net I am finding that my client wants to resolve to xxx.net which is my internal domain name.
The names are the same?
Is there something else I could try.

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by softcorp.us In reply to Domain Naming Issues

Hello...

If I understand your question correctly, you cannot do what you are trying to do.

By saying "I have a domain name inside my network of xxx.net", I presume you mean you have a local DNS server with an entry for xxx.net pointing to some server on your LAN. And, by saying "I have a similiar name for a website of www.xxx.net outside my network on the internet", I presume you mean there is a domain xxx.net registered on DNS servers in the Internet. And, you have a web server on another server on the Internet.

By having a DNS entry on your local network of xxx.net pointing to a local server, clients on your LAN cannot see the xxx.net that exists on the Internet. On the Internet, xxx.net resolves the the IP on the Internet. On your LAN, xxx.net resolves to the IP on your LAN.

I suggest you rename your local network to yyy.net so clients on your LAN can use domain names to access both servers.

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by chaosad In reply to

Steve
Understood correctly.
Validated my thoughts on the issue.
Thanks a bunch gents!

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