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I have a requirement where I want to point my root domain i.e or to one server (static website)

and * to another server (application server)

I have bought domain from godaddy, I want godaddy to host my static website i.e and

I have a hosting account with rackspace so I want to point * i.e. all

subdomains to my rackspace hosting.

My application will run on tomcat web server.

Any ideas :)

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Most domain registrars allow you to create wildcard DNS entries. So you can have pointing to your web server and * pointing somewhere else.

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so you are saying i should do something like this. A * A Am I right ? – Hussain Jul 15 '10 at 7:43
The basic GoDaddy domain manager does not allow wildcard CNAME entries. You will need to use a third party DNS provider and configure their servers as the authoritative ones for your domain. – sybreon Jul 15 '10 at 11:00
I can use rackspace as a DNS provider but how do i configure GoDaddy servers to make rackspace DNS as the authoriatative ones. – Hussain Jul 15 '10 at 18:15
I haven't used GoDaddy for a little while but I did setup wild card DNS on it. Try the advanced DNS editor. Also you don't want a CNAME, an A record is the correct type for this. – Kyle May 23 '12 at 2:22

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