Eliminating the "www" Portion of a URL

Cricket Liu cricket at acmebw.com
Mon Mar 13 06:21:25 UTC 2000

> How can I setup my zone records for each of the domains that I host so
> the "www" portion of an address does not need to be entered when browsing
> a site's URL?  I have tried and tried to get this functionality, but
> seem to figure it out.  It seems that it would be as simple as the
> following:
> domain.com.    IN    A


> www            IN    A
> domain.com     IN CNAME www

No.  You can't add a CNAME record for domain.com because it
almost certainly already has an SOA record and at least two NS

> But this does not work, since the www address is an NT server running IIS
> and domain.com. is already pointing to (the primary DNS
> server).

Then you have to ask yourself why domain.com is pointing to that
address, and whether it's more important to allow your visitors to
omit the "www" in your URL.


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