Creating subdomain that points to server at another host


#1

I’d like to point fname.example.com to fname.otherhost.com

I tried creating a cname DNS record fname and value of fname.otherhost.com

It seems to point to that server, but is not handled on the other end.

I have everything setup so that fname.otherhost.com shows what I want, but fname.example.com shows that the hosting company for otherhost.com can’t process the request. Is there a DNS record that needs to be created on otherhost.com to handle this properly?


#2

Don’t know, you would have to check with the other host…

At Dreamhost you would need a dedicated IP to be able to point that way from the outside to dreamhost, perhaps that’s the case there as well.


#3

Is the domain on the external server the same as the primary domain here?

sub.yourdomain.com -> sub.yourdomain.com

…or are you just redirecting?

sub.yourdomain.com -> sub.anotherdomain.com


#4

It is a different domain and I was hoping for something other than redirecting or cloaking. I suppose the only way to make an alias subdomain for the other domain at another host would be if I had a dedicated IP at the other server?


#5

Correct.

Could you get away with iframing it?


#6

You would have to find out from that other host, it might be possible to set it up there without the dedicated IP. Read this wiki article: http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Bad_httpd_conf it’s about doing it in the other direction, but the explanation should help you understand what’s needed on the other side.