In the process of setting up an internal server for the first time (Mac OSX 10.8) and trying to understand how to setup the DNS service and whether I even need to provide it myself.
Today we have a registered domain (company.com), with a hosted website at squarespace for my marketing people to edit it without by help. Our server is currently configured mainly as a file and LDAP server at server.company.com. We have a static IP address and DNS records pointing server.company.com to our IP where the router handles the ports beautifully. The issue is inside our network.
While server.company.com inside the network correctly points to the machine, mail.company.com, www.company.com, or any other domain fails to lookup correctly. To remedy this, I put in A records to redirect mail.company.com, calendar.company.com, etc to the appropriate destinations (we use google for this).
However, I cannot get the www set to correctly transfer to squarespace.
My questions are:
1 - Am I doing something wrong? If so, what?
2 - Would it be better to simply pay for a hosted DNS solution outside our network?
3 - Any other suggestions?
Any help would be incredibly useful as this is a first for me and has so far been the only roadblock.