If I understand things correctly: If your cheapie hosting account has a
static domain name, set up a cname from your university domain to your
cheapie domain. cname is usually used for domain to domain translation, A
records are used for domain to IP address translation.
On Tuesday, November 27, 2012, Wilhelmina Randtke wrote:
> I'm trying to get a subdomain of my university's domain pointed at content
> on a cheapie hosting account. To do this, I can get main campus to put in
> a CNAME record with the IP address matching where the DNS for my cheapie
> hosting account is currently located in the cheapie hosting company's
> system. The problem is, this IP will periodically change, meaning main
> campus IT will have to be involved periodically down the line in order to
> cut and paste the new IP into their system, and meaning that the hosted
> services could go unavailable for a few days when this happens.
> The main campus uses GoDaddy's DNS which is set in stone, and the cheapie
> hosting in question is Dreamhost but any other cheapie service would do.
> Am I doing this the hard way? *How would you go about getting a subdomain
> of your university's URL to point at your cheapie webhosting account? *
> Subdomain forwarding with masking then storing content at a random URL but
> having it appear to be on the university's subdomain does not work, because
> this causes problems responding to XML queries.
> I am able to run a server in my office or the building with a static IP,
> but I don't want content to live on an in-house server. Could I use this
> to catch things coming to the IP, then redirect to the cheapie hosting
> Is there a way to go from GoDaddy's DNS management system to point at the
> nameservers for the cheapie hosting company, the same way you would do to
> host a domain?
> -Wilhelmina Randtke