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How to use CNAME to display a remote subdomain

Discussion in 'Plesk for Windows - 8.x and Older' started by abbynormal, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. abbynormal

    abbynormal Guest

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    I have been instructed by a service provider we are going to begin using that I need to use an alias (or cname) so that their subdomains appear on our site. The way we are apaprently supposed to do this would be something like this:

    service1.oursite.com displays content that resides at service1.theirsite.com. So, what I've attempted to do in Plesk is make a cname record that says:

    Host Record type Value
    service1.oursite.com. CNAME service1.theirsite.com.

    That didn't work.

    The instructions from the service provider say this:

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Example:
    service1.your-domain.com must be inserted in the zone file of your-domain.com

    The following record needs to be inserted in the zone file of your-domain.com

    service1 86400 ALIAS service1.their-domain.com

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------

    Anyway, maybe I don't understand cname - but I am going to need to make 100+ of these "subdomain" pointers, and I don't want to do an htaccess pointer or something for every new service I add.

    Any help is much appreciated!
     
  2. Gris@

    Gris@ Guest

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    CNAME it is just alias and it is impossible to point it to another IP.
    You should create forwarding domain.
     
  3. abbynormal

    abbynormal Guest

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    Thank you for your response. I'm aware that CNAME and alias are the same, the way I explained it I can see how you thought they were different things.

    Also, never in my post did I mention forwarding to an ip. I want

    service1.ourdomain.com

    to show the content located at

    service1.theirdomain.com


    Finally, I don't know what a forwarding domain is, if it is different than what I have explained.

    Please, someone read my post in full and if you know about the subject, I look forward to your response!
     
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