DNS Zone file wildcard preference
I manage my DNS settings for a domain through digital ocean. I have the following entries.
So all subdomains route to 188.8.131.52 unless I specify a specific DNS entry.
I decide to add another subdomain
I try pinging pear.example.com and it still resolves to 184.108.40.206
In my Zone file * is listed above pear
apple IN A 220.127.116.11 orange IN A 18.104.22.168 * IN A 22.214.171.124 pear IN A 126.96.36.199
which makes me wonder if the DNS check is matching * before it even gets a chance to see pear? For another domain, I deleted the * entry and then added it back to the end of the list and it solved my issue, but that seems a bit of a bodge to me?
Am I doing anything wrong?