I've set up a Zope/Plone web server on I will have several sites hosted on this server. Each site will be located below the root e.g.,,, etc.

With DNS on a Win Server 2008 R2, I've tried creating an A record for to point to mysites.domain.org and then use a CNAME record to point to one of the non-root sites. i.e.

A record -          mysites.domain.org. IN A
CNAME record -      Theirsite3.domain.org IN CNAME mysites.domain.org:8080/theirsite3

My goal is to have one IP for the server and to redirect its '' to a subdomain name. I'm not quite sure how to frame the question, I will clarify and update my question as needed.

Is DNS capable of handling this? or is there a better way to achieve this?

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  • RTFM CNAME RR definition:

    Theirsite3.domain.org IN CNAME mysites.domain.org:8080/theirsite3

is just an extremely bad definition.

Theirsite3 IN CNAME mysites


Theirsite3.domain.org. IN CNAME mysites.domain.org.

in domain.org zone definition will work

  • All sites (presence and mapping to local FS) must be defined in http-server config. How to do this configuration is heavy server-dependent and I know nothing about IIS

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