Need to use my second IP address - but how ?


I hit an interesting problem today!

I run my virtual servers by hosting namesever on my dedicated server under the
hosting server name

So I have the following records:

$ttl Default Cache Time 38400 SOA - Start Of Domain root.r … NS - Name Server NS - Name Server A - IPv4 Address
www A - IPv4 Address
ftp A - IPv4 Address
mail A - IPv4 Address MX - Mail Server 5 SPF - Sender Permitted From v=spf1 a mx ip4: ip4: ?all
ns1 A - IPv4 Address
ns2 A - IPv4 Address PTR - Reverse Address PTR - Reverse Address
m A - IPv4 Address

One of my wordpress sites is a multiuser network site and needs to use the
wildcard in its A Record DNS so a couple of weeks ago, I set that up.

  • A - IPv4 Address

Today I wanted to use a virtual sub-domain redirect using
mod_rewrite but it wouldn’t work because the DNS records for that domain did not have a wildcard.
So I added one in.

That was :

  • A - IPv4 Address

You can imagine - this is a problem ! is now getting redirected to

I guess this can be sorted out by using that second IP address ??

Or do I need to request another IP address from ?

What changes do I need to make ?

Any experience of this ?