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I have ISpConfig 3. I have an ip address "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx". I want to configure this to point to http://www.my.mydomain.com

I have created DNS record and configured "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx". and domain name my.mydomain.com

Problem is that my.mydomain.com is accessible through only my.mydomain.com or through http://my.mydomain.com only. i want that it should also be accessible through www.my.mydomain.com

Someone told me that i should have to create CNAME and A record for this domain. i have following Zone Record Configurations but this is not working. Please help me what i am doing wrong and what exactly should be CNAME and A configuration to work it with www.my.mydomain.com

EDIT:

In adding DNS zone. i just added my.mydomain.com with IP xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx so my.mydomain.com is not normal subdomain

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You forgot the ending dot (.). All FCDNs have to end with one, so also your MX should be:

mail.my.mydomain.com.

// Edit: Forgot to mention. If you'd like to use it as a normal subdomain, you'd go good with creating it as a normal domain (like you added mydomain.com).

That's something I'm not that happy with how ISPConfig solves it...

So in general, your DNS should look something like:

  1. A mydomain.com. xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
  2. A www xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
  3. MX mydomain.com. mail.mydomain.com
  4. NS mydomain.com. ns1.server.com
  5. NS mydomain.com. ns2.server.com

(that would be for the "root" domain).

Now you would just have to add:

  1. A my xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
  2. A www.my xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

If you'd like to point my.domain.com to another domain, than CNAME would be the right choice, for example:

CNAME my www.google.com.

Not sure if I understood the question correct, but this my help!

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this did not worked. i dnt know what i am missing –  Asghar Jul 2 '12 at 9:48
    
So how did you add the domain mydomain.com? With the DNS wizard or by hand? After that, did you add my as a subdomain? Or you did only add the DNS? And do you wan't it to behave like a subdomain or just a "pointer"? –  MaddinXx Jul 2 '12 at 10:58

You can just a add a CNAME. A CNAME points to another DNS name.

So you can add:

CNAME www.my.domain.com   my.domain.com

So now www.my.domain.com points to my.domain.com who points to x.x.x.x

my.domain.com must exist and point to either an A record or another CNAME.

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