Last post Apr 09, 2009 01:56 PM by James-A
Apr 02, 2009 01:57 AM|multiplex7777|LINK
My company's domain is mycompany.com and we are hosting our corporate website in our own datacenter. Now I want to create another website, site1.mycompany.com, to be hosted in an external third party datacenter.
1. can this be done and how?
2. Is it possible for me to send out mail (via ASP.NET) using the address
HOpe someone can shed some light on this for me. Thank you.
Apr 02, 2009 07:18 AM|HostingASPNet|LINK
Yes, it's possible. You should create a DNS A record for site1.mycompany.com pointing to your new IP address. Yes, you could send emails after properly DNS configuration.
Apr 02, 2009 05:03 PM|James-A|LINK
Apr 03, 2009 01:19 AM|rtccroy|LINK
Yes, you can done that settings for your subdomain.
Look for the DNS configuration section of your hosting control panel, setup this few things:
1) A Record - Map Domain Name to the appropriate host IP address
2) MX Record - This allows you to map to domain name to the email address that you wanted
3) CNAME - Create the alias from one host name to another
4) TXT Record - Use for SPF record for your domain name. For more information about SPF record settings, you can view it at
Apr 04, 2009 07:53 AM|James-A|LINK
Apr 05, 2009 09:10 PM|multiplex7777|LINK
Thanks for your replies. I just have a few follow up questions:
1. I read that MX Records cannot contain IP addresses. How then do I direct email coming in for @site1.mycompany.com to the 3rd party web hosting company's mail exchange server?
2. Will this pose any security issues for my company's data centre?
Thanks for your help.
Apr 09, 2009 01:56 PM|James-A|LINK
You can use either the IP or the host name of the server and there's no security issues involved.