Note: Excuse my ambguity, as my bosses are aware of what I intend to do, but I'm not sure they'll appreciate me asking about it on a public discussion board.
I've tried looking up the existing threads and they don't seem to match my problem.
Background: I work at a large corporation, a media company, and this corporation has a website. The problem is, this website sucks and is designed according to standards from the nineties. I was recently tasked with a new "project" within this corporation, and this project needs to have a website. This website will contain details about the project, as well as podcasts which I plan to host at Libsyn.
I don't want to use the infrastructure (CMS, hosting) of my corporation because they suck and fail from time to time. Therefore, what I want to do is pay for a webhost of my own, install Wordpress, and use it as the site for the project, alongside Libsyn for podcasts.
The issue, or "thing": It wouldn't be politically correct for this "project" to be on an entirely different site (domain) than the rest of the corporation. So I've agreed with my bosses that while I will manage and pay for the hosting of all content, the address for this project will be at myproject.mycorporation.com. So it's masked.
I've dealt with domain mapping and subdomains before, up to a certain complexity. I'm pretty sure I know what needs to be done, but I don't want to screw the explanation up to the outsourced company my corporation works with to manage its website (they will need to actualyy point the subdomain to my server).
How do I explain this procedure to the company? Personally, I use namecheap but I don't know what they're using. What terms do I use to describe what they need to do? Here's what I have in mind:
- I create a self-hosted website at a domain of my own: mydomain.io
- Company needs to create subdomain: myproject.mycorporation.com
Up until here it's all clear, but these are the two steps I'm not sure of:
- Company needs to set A Records of said subdomain to mydoamin.io
- I need to set mydomain.io to redirect to myproject.mycorporation.com
Something feels wrong here? Can anyone list a summary of the steps needed to do this? Please note that my corporatin's website must not be affected.