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Old 09-15-2009, 01:31 AM   #1
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Web site mydomain.com is found but www.mydomain.com is not, why?


Should say it all. The site is http://rileyware.com (there is a blank placeholder page up now). Trying to load it as http://www.rileyware.com gets a 'not found'.

I have been doing some rather naive tinkering with DNS records. I have a feeling I left something out.

Thanks

Riley
 
Old 09-15-2009, 02:06 AM   #2
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open your dns zone file add as following


Code:
www       A       209.59.209.48

because your not yet set www as sub , maybe u can add cname but i prefer www as sub before domain
 
Old 09-15-2009, 02:07 AM   #3
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www must be hostname in your dns domain

thnks
 
Old 09-15-2009, 02:37 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by RileyTheWiley View Post
Should say it all. The site is http://rileyware.com (there is a blank placeholder page up now). Trying to load it as http://www.rileyware.com gets a 'not found'.

I have been doing some rather naive tinkering with DNS records. I have a feeling I left something out.

Thanks

Riley
Ordinarily, DNS records contain the "www." alias prefix to all Web site addresses. But this isn't automatic, someone has to actually make the entry.

Also, the "www." prefix is falling out of fashion. This isn't a reason not to add it to your DNS record, but you will see it less used in the future.
 
Old 09-15-2009, 04:22 PM   #5
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Thanks, but ...

...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)
www.rileyware.com. (trailing dot)
www.rileyware.com (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.

Riley
 
Old 09-15-2009, 04:36 PM   #6
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It's working now.
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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.
The authoritative name server can resolve immediately the new host added. For other name servers, that have the record cached, you have to wait until it expires (TTL value), or you have to flush them.
The first 2 (www and www.rileyware.com.) are both correct.

Cheers

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