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when i enter http://www.spotagel.com and hit enter it does redirect to http://www.spotagel.com/default.aspx , and with 302 response, how sould i change my dns records to point to root without redirection? a tool redirect-check returns 302 found ,

i tried everything , at last i assume my dns configuration is wrong some way.

i am using bind dns on windows 2003 web server

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There's nothing wrong with your DNS. The domain name is resolving to the right thing. Your web server is generating the 302 redirect, because while the visitor asks for / they are being redirected to the default index page with a 302.

302's aren't a problem unless you're experiencing an actual issue.

Google returns a 302 redirect for example,

wget -S http://www.google.com
--2011-08-16 21:30:39--  http://www.google.com/
Resolving www.google.com... 74.125.113.147, 74.125.113.99, 74.125.113.103, ...
Connecting to www.google.com|74.125.113.147|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response...
  HTTP/1.0 302 Found
  Location: http://www.google.fr/
  Cache-Control: private
  Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
  Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 20:32:01 GMT
  Server: gws
  Content-Length: 218
  X-XSS-Protection: 1; mode=block
  Connection: Keep-Alive

In summary - you need to look at IIS.

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but in my case a redirection occurs to default.aspx and redirection code is 302 –  umitcel Aug 16 '11 at 20:47
    
Yes I know, your IIS web server is creating the redirect. There is never a document actually at www.example.com/ - there's always a filename needed, in some cases it's a redirect to the default index page (index.html for example) achieved via a 302. This is normal - so what is the exact problem you are trying to fix. Browsers will follow the 302 redirect and get the default.aspx page. –  EightBitTony Aug 16 '11 at 20:56
    
i want to url stay what it is typed as, spotagel.com, occurs spotagel.com/default.aspx on address bar –  umitcel Aug 16 '11 at 21:01
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Then you need to look at your IIS config, it's nothing to do with DNS. –  EightBitTony Aug 16 '11 at 21:03
    
i have used some redirection methods to site root that casuing infinite loops –  umitcel Aug 16 '11 at 21:07

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