Once upon a time, when a new machine was registered on my university's network, it became machineName.univ.edu.
Recently something changed, and now it would be machineName.primary.ad.univ.edu.
This is an awful change in terms of usability for a public-facing web server (that address is hard to remember). I've requested that it be changed back to the old way, but unfortunately, "that is not the current policy." This gets more annoying because I purchased SSL certificates pointing to "machineName.univ.edu" a while back, and now most browsers inform my users that they aren't on the site they think they are, etc.
Is there a way to rectify this? If I can get an ANAME (or maybe it's CNAME?) record to point from machineName.univ.edu -> machineName.primary.ad.univ.edu, will this solve the issue? This is out of my area of expertise, so I apologize for the bad wording.