DNS - point to specific domain

BassTeQ

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Hello,

I'm trying to work out the the best way to redirect a website hosted elsewhere to one hosted on my server. The clients current site is something.com, and I'm hosting their something.com.au website.

Now we cant do anything in their current host, so no .htaccess redirects or the like. I'm thinking if the client can change their DNS A record for something.com to point to my servers IP, how can I make my server redirect that to something.com.au?
I don't want to have to create a new account just for their .com, is there something easer which I could do?

Appreciate any suggestions.

Thanks
 

BassTeQ

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When you say you don't want to create an account, I assume you mean cPanel account?
Yes thats right, I don't want to setup a cPanel account for the .com

Thanks for the suggestion re the addon domain, I've attempted that and setting this error.

This domain points to an IP address that does not use the DNS servers associated with this server. Transfer the domain to this server’s nameservers at the domain’s registrar
or update your system to recognize the current DNS servers. To do this, use WHM’s Configure Remote Service IPs interface.


Cheers
 
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cPRex

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You'll always get that message if the addon domain is remote. You can use the interface it mentions to adjust this, or you can temporarily enable the WHM >> Tweak Settings >> Allow Remote Domains option while you create the account.
 

BassTeQ

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You'll always get that message if the addon domain is remote. You can use the interface it mentions to adjust this, or you can temporarily enable the WHM >> Tweak Settings >> Allow Remote Domains option while you create the account.
Thanks, then disable that setting after the account has been created?

So on the remote .com DNS, once the A record is pointing to my servers IP it should load the site for the .com.au
 

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Yup, then just disable it once you're done.

Once you've created the site on your machine, you'll just need to make sure the A record points there. Where the DNS is hosted doesn't matter as longas the A record points users to the right location.