Eliminating the "www" Portion of a URL

Kevin Darcy kcd at daimlerchrysler.com
Mon Mar 13 19:04:16 UTC 2000

How about simply not listening to the SMTP port on your web server? The only
downside is that if the web server is *sending* mail, what do you do with
bounces and replies? Solution: configure MX records for your web server to
point to a mail server, and then configure the mail server to accept the mail
on the web server's behalf.

- Kevin

Osman Kazdal wrote:

> Hello,
> Once, i had that configured for my domain. For this domain, i had web server
> and mail server on different machines. In time, mails from the internet were
> going to my web server totally ignoring my MX records.
> Is there any solution for this problem?
> Osman Kazdal
> osman at kazdal.org
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cricket Liu [mailto:cricket at acmebw.com]
> Sent: Monday, March 13, 2000 8:21 AM
> To: bind-users at isc.org
> Subject: Re: Eliminating the "www" Portion of a URL
> > How can I setup my zone records for each of the domains that I host so
> that
> > the "www" portion of an address does not need to be entered when browsing
> to
> > a site's URL?  I have tried and tried to get this functionality, but
> cannot
> > seem to figure it out.  It seems that it would be as simple as the
> > following:
> >
> > domain.com.    IN    A
> Yes.
> > 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
> records.
> > 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.
> cricket
> Acme Byte & Wire
> cricket at acmebw.com
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