Wildcard DNS on Godaddy
Wild Card DNS is easy on Godaddy.
create a new “A NAME” Record
– Domain: *
– IP: 126.96.36.199 (but use the IP of the server, but you knew that)
But wait! There are a couple of things to consider:
- You MUST use the “Deluxe” hosting plan
- You MUST Purchase a “Dedicated IP Address”
- You SHOULD use PHP5 (not 4)
Failure to get a Dedicated IP Address will result in getting this Message:
The reason is that without the dedicated IP Address, that IP would resovle to a number of domain that you don’t manage. You “Share” the ip with others, so that won’t work here. You have to have a static IP. Why would someone want wildcard DNS? Supposed you wanted to install WordPress-Mu for example? It allows you to create blogs as sub-domains. (Like http://jason.green.cx and secret.green.cx even the root blog can be a different site) Or you could do like Milo at http://darkolivegreen.milov.nl/ (http://AnyColor. milo.nl will show you information about any specific color, or hex value) Some URL Shorteners use the subdomain part for the address, like http://r4d.us has it in the works to do http://url.r4d.us Sky’s the limit, so have some fun with this DNS Trick!
You don’t have permission to access / on this server.
Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/1.3.33 Server at AppStuff Port 80