GitHub Pages - what am I missing?

  • Posted June 5, 2014

The steps I’ve taken to set up my GitHub Pages to reach my domain:

  1. register with
  2. change DNS to point to digital ocean
  3. create a droplet
  4. create a new domain on DO that points to the droplet
  5. create two A records ( -> and ( -> based on github instructions
  6. create two CNAME records (www -> and (* -> @)

My CNAME file at github contains

(just used as an example obviously)


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Never mind, it works! Thank you

Okay so now works but still does not.

The first step in troubleshooting this is whether or not you can see your site by going to If so, then its an issue with DNS settings. If not, than it’s an issue with your page on the GitHub side. <br> <br>Either way, it seems like you might have a DNS issue as well. When following the instructions GitHub, make sure to follow the instructions of a subdomain, as that is what www is: <br> <br> <br> <br>It doesn’t look like you need the A record pointing to and Just the CNAME pointing www to

The wildcard CNAME record is most likely conflicting with the other CNAME record. Try deleting it.