February 1st, 2012, 10:49 AM
Www version of domain gives server not found
I'm working on a domain that has lots of custom DNS records. We changed from a google site to a hosted website. In order to keep the custom DNS records (for mail and other stuff), we simply added an A Record to point to the ip address of the hosting.
That worked fine for domain dot com Except when you go to www dot domain dot com you get a "server not found" page. This morning I added a wildcard A Record (asterisk that points to the ip address). Will that work or is there something else I need to do?
The domain is bsi686.org and here is what I have right now
* IN A 126.96.36.199
@ IN A 188.8.131.52
www IN CNAME 184.108.40.206
I don't know if the CNAME is right for what I want either. Hoping for some help
February 1st, 2012, 11:06 AM
Have the CNAME point to the domain name, not the IP. Pointing to the IP will make the DNS server try to do a name lookup on it. Since it's already an IP, you'll get a server error. The wildcard won't fix it since you already have a www record in place.
www IN CNAME bsi686.org.
EDIT: Or just get rid of the CNAME altogether and have an A record for the www point to the IP.
February 1st, 2012, 11:16 AM
That worked, case closed. Just deleted the cname record and the www now goes to the domain.
Thanks, you're the best.
February 1st, 2012, 11:33 PM
Glad to see that. Yes, in order to make www works, you need to add CNAME. Not a big problem.