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I created a subdomain http://themes.ibrogram.com and it doesn't seem to work, however http://ibrogram.com/themes does work.

I've had this issue for ages using an A record and can't seem to figure out how to fix it.

Any ideas?


; Domain: ibrogram.com
; Exported (y-m-d hh:mm:ss): 2011-11-26 10:57:43
; This file is intended for use for informational and archival
; purposes ONLY and MUST be edited before use on a production
; DNS server.
; In particular, you must update the SOA record with the correct
; authoritative name server and contact e-mail address information,
; and add the correct NS records for the name servers which will
; be authoritative for this domain.
; For further information, please consult the BIND documentation
; located on the following website:
; http://www.isc.org/
; And RFC 1035:
; http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1035.txt
; Please note that we do NOT offer technical support for any use
; of this zone data, the BIND name server, or any other third-
; party DNS software.
; Use at your own risk.

; SOA Record
IBROGRAM.COM.   3600    IN  SOA ns49.domaincontrol.com. dns.jomax.net (

; A Records
@   3600    IN  A

; CNAME Records
www 3600    IN  CNAME   @
mobilemail  3600    IN  CNAME   mobilemail-v01.prod.mesa1.secureserver.net
pda 3600    IN  CNAME   mobilemail-v01.prod.mesa1.secureserver.net
email   3600    IN  CNAME   email.secureserver.net
imap    3600    IN  CNAME   imap.secureserver.net
mail    3600    IN  CNAME   pop.secureserver.net
pop 3600    IN  CNAME   pop.secureserver.net
smtp    3600    IN  CNAME   smtp.secureserver.net
ftp 3600    IN  CNAME   @
webmail 3600    IN  CNAME   webmail.secureserver.net
e   3600    IN  CNAME   email.secureserver.net

; MX Records
@   3600    IN  MX  0   smtp.secureserver.net
@   3600    IN  MX  10  mailstore1.secureserver.net

; NS Records
@   3600    IN  NS  ns49.domaincontrol.com
@   3600    IN  NS  ns50.domaincontrol.com
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Can we get zone file for ibrogram.com pasted in here? –  Rilindo Nov 26 '11 at 17:54
@Rilindo Zone file? –  user102205 Nov 26 '11 at 17:54
Its a file that contains your domain name as well as subdomains with the corresponding IPs or other domains attached. –  Rilindo Nov 26 '11 at 17:57
@Rilindo Edited –  user102205 Nov 26 '11 at 17:59

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

You'll need to add a zone file entry with the following A record:

themes    3600    IN  A

You can verify that it resolves by typing

dig themes.ibrogram.com

Note that you still need to ensure that your web server is setup for named-based hosting. Assuming that it is Apache, it will be something like:

NameVirtualHost *:80

<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerName themes.ibrogram.com
DocumentRoot /path/to/themes
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This makes perfect sense! Thank you so much for your time! –  user102205 Nov 26 '11 at 18:53
@user102205 : and never name themes IN A type records subdomains, they are HOSTS –  Lazy Badger Nov 28 '11 at 14:39

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