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I have a working domain www.mydomain.es and I need that mydomain.com and www.mydomain.com redirects to it. This is my bind config:

$ttl 38400
mydomain.com.   IN  SOA r12345.ovh.net. admin.mydomain.es. (
            38400 )
mydomain.com.   IN  NS  r12345.ovh.net.
www.mydomain.com.   IN  NS  r12345.ovh.net.

and this is my apache config:

DocumentRoot "/home/user/www/mydomain/site"
ServerName mydomain.com
<Directory "/home/user/www/mydomain/site">
allow from all
Options +Indexes
ServerAlias www.mydomain.com
Redirect permanent / http://www.mydomain.es/

but it doesn't work... This redirects mydomain.com to www.mydomain.es but fails redirecting www.mydomain.com (not found). In fact, mydomain.com responds to ping, but www.mydomain.com not.

What's the problem?

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Is this a complete Apache config, or a piece of a VirtualHost? –  aredridel May 26 '12 at 17:58
@Aredridel no, that's just the "interesting" part. Usually I use webmin, and this is the piece of the file I've added through webmin. –  Ivan May 26 '12 at 18:24

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

You need DNS A or CNAME records in order for the names to resolve.

You current have NS entries pointing to r12345.ovh.net., but that's for delegation, not generally single records - does that server have configuration to return a A or CNAME response? Or did you mean to just CNAME those names to r12345.ovh.net. instead?

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Thanks, I haven't seen the NS.. changed to A and it works perfectly :) –  Ivan May 26 '12 at 18:30

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