DNS Subdomains to different IPs (A vs CNAME records?)


I’ve setup DNS to my droplet, with a wildcard CNAME, as explained in the tutorial ( ) and it works fine.

Now I’d like to connect a specific sub-domain to a different Droplet/IP.


current setup: => => => =>

What I’d like to add: =>

Based on simple google search, adding another “A” record pointing to “” should “just work”, and take priority over the wildcard CNAME (which points “*” => “@” =>

However, this didn’t work, or I have not configured it correctly in the DigitalOcean’s DNS page.

My “zone file” has this (IPs changed for brevity):

$TTL 1800 @ IN SOA NS1.DIGITALOCEAN.COM. ( 1383653276 ; last update: 2013-11-05 12:07:56 UTC 3600 ; refresh 900 ; retry 1209600 ; expire 1800 ; ttl ) IN NS NS1.DIGITALOCEAN.COM. NS NS2.DIGITALOCEAN.COM. NS NS3.DIGITALOCEAN.COM. @ IN A

  • CNAME @ work. IN A ===

However, “ping” still gives instead of .

What am I doing wrong?


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Pay particular attention to formatting, either: <br><pre>work    A</pre> <br>or <br><pre>    A</pre> <br>should suffice. Notice the trialing dot in the second example. In the first example, DigitalOcean’s DNS Manager will automatically append <code></code>.

Thanks! <br>Worked perfectly.