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Public Domain Name vs Local Domain Name

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Are you trying to navigate to abc.com but your web page is unresolved? Is abc.com your local domain and your public domain?


To start, a local domain name should resemble your public domain, but should not be exact.

Example: abc.local (local) and abc.com (public)

If you didn’t have the opportunity to set it up this way, but you’re stuck trying to redirect the internal traffic to the public domain name, then this is your fix:

  1. Create two A/AAA records from within your Local DNS
    1. The first one will have no name and point to the public IP of your domain.
    2. The second one will have ‘www’ as the name and point to your public IP of your domain.

This should take effect almost immediately depending on your network design.

Happy surfing!

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