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Can't access my subdomain which redirects do DigitalOcean droplet

I am using Google Domains for domain name. I host client on Vercel which works perfectly fine. But I have a problem with accessing my droplet on subdomain.

My google domain settings are like this:

@ A 3600 Vercel IP www CNAME 3600 cname.vercel-dns.com. API A 3600 My Droplet ID

When I try to access the droplet with raw ip it works fine but I cannot access it through subdomain. What am I doing wrong?

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HI @TinyLapisAxolotl,

It seems to me like the DNS is not properly configured. Let’s say you have a domain.com and you want to point sub.domain.com to your droplet. What you can do is create an A record for sub.domain.com to point to your Droplet :

Name            Type    Destination
sub.domain.com   A    XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX

where XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX is your Droplet’s IP address.

As for the www version, now you can use a cNAMe record like so

Name                 Type      Destination
www.sub.domain.com   CNAME    sub.domain.com

That way your www.sub.domain.com will point to where your sub.domain.com is pointing.