How can we make a site respond to www. and just http?

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Microsoft Windows Server 2003
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Windows Web Server 2003
We have a website running on IIS on a Windows 2003 web server. The site currently only works if you type in www.websitename.com how can we also make websitename.com direct to the website? Our DNS is hosted by our ISP but we have a control panel to make changes.

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windows server 2003

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You should have an A record for www.yourcompany.com in the DNS zone. Setup a CNAME for yourcompany.com pointing to www.yourcompany.com. This will get the DNS working. You may need to configure IIS to accept both names if you are using hostnames. If you aren’t using hostnames there’s nothing else to configure.

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  • TheFinder
    You need to have your host set that up if you can't find it in your host's tools. they can help you.
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    i have a problem with my laptop. formaly it was booting from the hardware,for sometime now it stop booting. i try to find out the problem but i find it very difficulty. i need your contribution
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  • Karl Gechlik
    [...] 6. TheFinder and Mr. Denny pitched in to help a user trying to a run a website on IIS on Windows Server 2003. [...]
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