...none of it is working. It all makes sense though.
I am working on a VPS where I modify DNS records through a web page. I have successfully entered A and MX records this way but there is always a little guesswork about what exactly is going into that .conf file.
But I tried the following names with my IP address in A records. None have worked:
www (no trailing dot)
. (trailing dot)
(no dot, do not expect to work)
www. (trailing dot, do not expect to work).
Is there typically a pause after entering the record in which the server picks it up? Which of the above are correct? I would expect the bare www to be the ticket.