Forward using CNAME record

Henry Hartley henry at
Tue Jan 25 18:34:19 UTC 2011

On 1/25/2011 10:40 AM, Torinthiel wrote:
> Dnia 2011-01-25 10:18 Henry Hartley napisał(a):
>> In the second case, which is NOT working, I have a similar CNAME record
>> but instead of, it's on So, I have this (this is
>> the actual domain):
>> If you go directly to, the site loads, but if
>> you go to, you get a 404 error page. The
>> browser still displays in the address bar.
>> So, is this a situation where is set up to recognize
>> properly but is not? Or what?
>> Should I be able to do what I'm trying to do?
> No, not exactly. your name properly resolves to the same domain as
> Your DNS setup is perfectly correct. But the web
> server is not configured to handle
> If you go to it handles the name correctly and gives
> your page. But when faced with a name it doesn't recognize it falls back to
> default site.
> If you have a web panel to configure your hosting, look for something named
> alternative domain names, aliases, virtual hosts or virtual servers.
> The name that is sent to the web serwer is the one typed in browser, and has
> nothing to do with any CNAME records on the way. The web server must be
> configured to handle it.
> Torinthiel

I thought it might be something like that. Since I don't have access to 
any web panel type interface for the site (I'm just providing DNS for a 
friend) I can't fix it on my own. Also, since she's in Europe and I'm in 
North America, it's a little harder for me to hand hold, but I'm sure 
we'll figure it out. If not, I can always point the DNS to my own web 
server and redirect from there, changing the URL passed to

Thanks you to you and the others who took time to answer my question.


More information about the bind-users mailing list