question regarding DNS Manager

Discussion in 'DNS/Domain names' started by Kaihatsusha, May 25, 2012.

  1. The one located on Winhost CP

    Home >> Domains List>> DNS Manager

    Apprently, I have added a CNAME to point at a destination URL. i know it takes like 24 hours to have it working, but I still dont see it take effect for months...

    So, if it isnt functional, how come it is still there to be configured?

    same thing for MX Records and TXT records.

  2. Elshadriel

    Elshadriel Winhost Staff

    That sounds strange. Are the name servers pointing to us?

  3. yes. i simply added a canonical entry, for example.. i want point to

    sure, it can be done by making redirection rules. but shouldn't it be able to identify that thru CNAME entry?
  4. OK, i did a little experiment for this one.

    I added a new CNAME record. then tried to access it, but the domain name isnt resolved since it is a new CNAME record and might take some time to work.

    and then, i tried to access the CNAME record I added months ago. But I was presented with ...
    Web Page is Unavailable

    We are very sorry.

    The web page you are trying to reach is unavailable.

    Please contact the Website Administrator.

    We apologize for the inconvenience.


    so, probably it can find its way, but not point it properly because I expect it should display

    Domain Name	        Destination	                        TTL  	        3600	

    I already have added an A record for

    any help on this? thanks!
  5. Elshadriel

    Elshadriel Winhost Staff

    Did you use the Subdomain Manager to create the subdomain?
  6. yes but, then it is different from a CNAME record, right? it is not even possible to add another record when there is already an A record (created subdomain from subdomain manager).

    so, do you think we should add a subdomain record for just to have it work as if a CNAME record is added (so it will work, just like when using and
  7. Elshadriel

    Elshadriel Winhost Staff

    Yes, it's different from a CNAME record. The Subdomain Manager adds an A record to the DNS and populates the IIS Host Header entry. I'm not exactly sure what is transpiring here.

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