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Not sure if this is the correct forum for this question. 
 
Using Win Server 2008 R2 with all updates. I have a website with the following entries set with the registrar company where the domain was purchased from
 
DNS ENTRY TYPE DESTINATION/TARGET
*                      A         1.2.3.4      
@                    A         86.15.122.7    
 
IP 1.2.3.4 is the default IP of the registrar.
IP 86.15.122.7 is my server address
 
When i type in mysite.com this displays my site - great no problem here.
When i type in www.mysite.com this displays the registrar's page.
When i ping mysite.com this shows my IP (86.15.122.7).
When i ping www.mysite.com this shows the hosting companies IP (1.2.3.4).
 
In IIS against the sites binding i have two entries
 
mysite.com
www.mysite.com
 
I then set canonical with the primary address being mysite.com.
 
The problem i have is when entering www.mysite.com i want it to go to my site and not the registrars site. So should i be changing the * record (currently set to 1.2.3.4) to achieve this? Please note there are MX records so i dont want to make a change which may disrupt another service.
 
Thanks
 

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I'm not sure about that * entry... I personally have not had this problem with IIS... specifically I use IIS as a secondary and not using DNS. I did a lookup and saw this tutorial, showing adding an A Record for www.

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Yes that was correct. I didnt get a chance to update the thread but your correct by adding an A record for www resolved the issue. Thanks anyway


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