Skip the “www”

I wasn’t familiar with how to get a website to repsond without the “www” in front, and when I went to do searches on it, I wasn’t too happy with the results.  So, I am creating this entry just to remind me how to do this simple little task.


To get a website to respond to the “domain.com” and the “www.domain.com”, using Windows 2003 Server for DNS and for IIS, the following are the steps to take:


1.  add a host header for “domain.com” and “www.domain.com” in IIS.


2.  add an “A” record for “domain.com” and “www.domain.com” in DNS.  (Note:  You can use an Alias(CNAME) for the “www” entry instead of a Host(A) record, but you have to enter an A record for “domian.com”.)


 


 

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