Creating an Internet site document

You can create Internet site documents for Web, IMAP, POP3, LDAP, SMTP Inbound, and IIOP Internet protocols.

About this task

Internet Site documents are used to configure the Internet protocols supported by Domino® servers. A separate Internet Site document is created for each protocol -- Web (HTTP), IMAP, POP3, SMTP Inbound, LDAP, and IIOP -- which is then used to provide protocol configuration information for a single server, or for multiple servers in a Domino® organization. Specifically, you can create:

  • Web Site documents. You create a Web site document for each Web site hosted on the Domino® server.
  • LDAP Site documents. You create an LDAP site document for LDAP protocol access to an organization in a directory.
  • IMAP, POP3, and SMTP Site documents. You create an individual Internet Site document for each mail protocol for which you enter an IP address.
  • IIOP Site documents. You create an IIOP Site document to enable the Domino® IIOP (DIIOP) task on the server. This task allows Domino® and the browser client to use the Domino® Object Request Broker (ORB) server program.
Note: Internet Site documents are required in a hosted environment in order to use any Internet protocols.


  1. From the Domino® Administrator, click Configuration > Web > Internet sites.
  2. Click Add Internet site, and select the type of Internet site document to create.
  3. Click the Basics tab, and complete the following fields:
    Table 1. Internet site document fields and actions



    Descriptive name for this site

    Enter a name that differentiates this site from all others that you create. This name appears in the Internet sites view in this format: the type of Internet site, the descriptive name, and the host name or address. For example:

    Web Site: MyWebSite (

    If you do not enter a name, the default name is the type of Internet site document with the host name or address appended. For example:

    POP3 Site: (

    For hosted environments -- The default descriptive name is a combination of the hosted organization name with the type of site document appended. For example, a Domino® IIOP site with a hosted organization name of Renovations would Renovations IIOP Site.


    (Required for all Internet site documents) Enter the name of the registered organization that hosts the Internet site document. The name must correspond to the organization's certifier.

    Use this Web site to handle requests which cannot be mapped to any other Web sites

    (Web Site documents only) Choose one:

    • Yes -- This Web site processes incoming HTTP requests if Domino® cannot locate the Web sites that were entered in the Host names or addresses mapped to this site field.
    • No (default) -- This Web site does not process incoming HTTP requests for which Domino® cannot locate a Web site.

    Host names or addresses mapped to this site

    (Required for all Internet site documents) Enter the target host names or IP addresses that trigger a connection's use of this Internet site document.

    If the site is set up for SSL, you must specify IP addresses.

    When creating Domino® IIOP Site documents, the first host name IP address that is on this list will be used to advertise DIIOP's service creating diiop_ior.txt. Therefore, it is recommended that each Domino® server have its own Internet site document.

    Domino® servers that host this site

    (Required for all Internet site documents) Enter the name of one or more Domino® servers that host this site. You can use any variation of distinguished name (for example, Server1/Sales/Renovations) as well as wildcards (for example, */Renovations).

    The default is (*), which means that all servers in the domain can host this site.

    If you leave the field blank, the Internet site will not be loaded on any Domino® server.

  4. For all Internet site documents, complete the settings on the Security tab.
  5. Some Internet sites require additional configuration. The following table indicates the Internet site documents that require additional configuration, and the locations for settings in those documents for enabling additional configuration information unique to those protocols.
    Table 2. Internet site documents that require additional configuration



    Web Site

    Configuration tab

    Domino® Web Engine tab

    IMAP Site

    Public Folder tab

    IIOP Site

    Configuration tab

  6. Save and close the document.