I run our research group website, but don't have direct access to the university DNS server. However, we have two addresses pointing at the same IP - one is the old website and the canonical name is the current one.
IP: 188.8.131.52 Old name: lima.wustl.edu Name name: pappulab.wustl.edu
The issue is that any google search returns ONLY the old name (lima.wustl.edu) despite the fact that lima.wust.edu is an alias and pappulab.wustl.edu is the canonical name.
Is there anything I can do to make the webcrawlers use the pappulab.wustl.edu address instead of the lima address? We could just kill lima, but this would break lots of links in various placed.
Some relevant lookups
nslookup 184.108.40.206 Server: 127.0.0.1 Address: 127.0.0.1#53 220.127.116.11.in-addr.arpa name = pappulab.wustl.edu.
nslookup lima.wustl.edu Server: 127.0.0.1 Address: 127.0.0.1#53 lima.wustl.edu canonical name = pappulab.wustl.edu. Name: pappulab.wustl.edu Address: 18.104.22.168