I have seen binding option in the IIS 7 to bind different sites. I tried to bind a google.com to a site created in the IIS 7 but it didn't work. Can you please clarify with the concept of binding in IIS. thanks !
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There is a good blog post explaining the concepts of binding in IIS. http://blogs.technet.com/b/chrad/archive/2010/01/24/understanding-iis-bindings-websites-virtual-directories-and-lastly-application-pools.aspx
If you have a concrete question, then come back with that.
IIS has the ability to serve multiple sites from a single IP Address using "host headers" which means than when a request comes in to a particular domain e.g. http://google.com or http://microsoft, even if both those are pointed to the same IP address in your DNS server, IIS can detect which one the request is for and direct the request to the correct site/virtual site.
Without this, we would have run out of IPv4 addresses long ago as it basically allows hosting companies to put multiple sites on single servers with a single IP.
Of course you need to OWN the domain in order to point the DNS record to your server (!) or, for testing purpose could just hack your /etc/hosts file