My employer, a University, regularly hosts conferences and other events. While websites for these sites are hosted on our domain, they frequently request customized .com urls. We then forward these domains to the specific site.
Recently, we discovered a problem, where a page will not load if the following conditions are met(using a current example):
- website is created on our CMS for a conference
- a domain is created http://www.nulc2012.com and forwarded to http://continue.weber.edu/nulc
- The user enters www.nulc2012.com into their address bar using IE7 or IE8
- The user has
*.weber.edulisted as a "trusted site" in IE security settings (the case for nearly all on-campus computers)
When this happens, their browser will correctly transfer to the page
http://continue.weber.edu/nulc/index.php, however the page is blank, returning only:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META content="text/html; charset=windows-1252" http-equiv=Content-Type></HEAD> <BODY></BODY></HTML>
Is there any know solution to this problem? Or am I missing something completely?
Note: Tested websites do load correctly in Chrome, Firefox, and Safari