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I would like to point same location by 3 domains.

  1. -> main domain : ip

Now, domain with godaddy and hosting too.

How will I chnage CNAME and A record in case of and

Right now---- A Record: @ ip: CNAME: www "points to"

What I am doing wrong? I am getting the message: Quote: Forbidden You don't have permission to access / on this server.

Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request. godaddy says: Quote: has no files to pull up. Since it's custom dns, they are limited to how much support the can provide. any help greatly appreciate. thanks!

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Your question is a little confusing but it sounds to me like you need to set up host headers on your web site to match the CNAME records you've created.

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how can I point 3 domains to one domain using DNS service? – maxima Oct 29 '09 at 18:12
say, is main domain and have hosting account. & need to pint to So that if user visit then contenet will remain same as but browser url will be Need to do it using is it possible? – maxima Oct 29 '09 at 18:15
I just tested this in W2K8 DNS and IIS 7 so I assume it will work with other DNS and web servers: I created a CNAME called "www" in my "" DNS zone with a FQDN of "", added host headers of "" to the web site at "" and it worked exactly as you're requesting. I must admit that in your original question you didn't state that you wanted the URL to stay unique for each domain name, that's why I posted my original answer. – joeqwerty Oct 29 '09 at 18:37
You may have a problem as they would also need to configure the web server to accept and as an alias for It is not just a DNS issue but also a web server issue. – sybreon Oct 30 '09 at 1:01
@sybreon: I said that already, twice. Add host headers to the web server for the other two names. – joeqwerty Oct 30 '09 at 1:27

Sounds to me like this is a web server issue - you're probably using name-based virtual hosts, but only have a server name directive for the main domain.

Assuming you're using Apache, you probably just have a "ServerName" directive. You'll also need to add "ServerAlias" and "ServerAlias" directives.

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