Can see the Zone file but I can't access my site.

September 5, 2014 3.7k views

Hi,

I have a domain on godaddy and I am using digitalocean hosting. I have mapped dns servers on godaddy and now I can see the zone file in digital ocean account. but I am still not able to access the website. I also tried whois and got the correct information but with below lines:
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Domain Name: ITSPAWAN.COM
Registrar: GODADDY.COM, LLC
Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com
Name Server: NS1.DIGITALOCEAN.COM
Name Server: NS2.DIGITALOCEAN.COM
Name Server: NS3.DIGITALOCEAN.COM
Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Status: clientRenewProhibited
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Status: clientUpdateProhibited**

Not sure what is wrong here. Can anybody guide me?

2 Answers

It looks like your root domian (itspawan.com) resolves to your blog, so you have successfully setup an A record pointing to it. If you want www.itspawan.com to also point to your blog, you need to create a CNAME like:

  • Thanks. I have made the change. Do you know how much time it takes to actually reflect this change?

  • Unfortunately, it can take sometime for DNS to propagate and it's not entirely predictable. It could be up to a few hours, but it's usually less.

  • Thanks you so much. Its weird actually I was trying on firefox and it was appending www to domain. Now I tried itspawan.com (without www) on chrome and it works. I will try after Propagation is done. Thanks for you help

I know my answer might sound stupid but I have to double check. Have you added your domain under the DO DNS tab? and is it set up properly?

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