Domain name not resolving,Kindly help

January 27, 2017 189 views
DigitalOcean DNS Ubuntu 16.04

i have pointed my name-server as expected and it has reflected on whois data as shown

Domain Name: tooma.co.ke
Domain ID: 393120-KENIC
WHOIS Server: 
Referral URL: 
Updated Date: 2017-01-26T02:32:34.069Z
Creation Date: 2016-10-19T13:49:51.528Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2017-10-19T13:49:51.595Z
Sponsoring Registrar: KWE
Domain Status: ok
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Name Server: ns1.digitalocean.com
Name Server: ns2.digitalocean.com
Name Server: ns3.digitalocean.com
DNSSEC: unsigned
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2017-01-27T08:20:30.585Z <<<

but on ping tooma.co.ke i get the following

ping: unknown host tooma.co.ke

It has been like 3days now, i was expecting the delay in DNS cache to have cleared by now, but still am stuck over here

Kindly assist

2 comments
  • Could you show us what DNS records you've created in the DigitalOcean control panel? As far as i can tell, everything is set up correctly, but you in fact have no A or AAAA records for the name tooma.co.ke, so it is not possible to ping what does not exist.

    If nothing else is wrong, you just need to create one or two records, and it should start working almost immediately.

    $ dig +short tooma.co.ke soa
    ns1.digitalocean.com. hostmaster.tooma.co.ke. 1485502332 10800 3600 604800 1800
    $ dig +short tooma.co.ke ns
    ns2.digitalocean.com.
    ns3.digitalocean.com.
    ns1.digitalocean.com.
    $ dig +short tooma.co.ke aaaa
    $ dig +short tooma.co.ke a
    
  • Thanks so much, i had completely forgotten on this one

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