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having www.domain.com serve up content from digitalocean spaces cdn

Say I have domain.com and I would like it to serve up static content hosted on a DigitalOcean Space.

I updated my DNS registrar (GoDaddy) to have ns1.digitalocean.com and ns2.digitalocean.com as the nameservers per https://docs.digitalocean.com/tutorials/dns-registrars/

In Networking - Domains, on digitalocean.com, I added domain.com and www.domain.com. On creation each domain had 3 NS entries:

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I then created a DigitalOcean Space, uploaded my files and added www.domain.com as a custom subdomain:

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Doing so added a CNAME record to the domain.com:

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The problem is that when I visit www.domain.com or domain.com in my browser I get a “This site can’t be reached” error. Doing nslookup www.domain.com yields the following:

Server:  UnKnown
Address:  192.168.1.1

Name:    www.domain.com

What do I need to do to make it so that www.domain.com is serving up content from the CDN?


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Hi there,

As you are getting a UnKnown response from the nslookip, keep in mind that it might take up to 24 hours for the DNS cache to clear up once you’ve made a DNS change.

Regarding the main domain not responding, once you’ve changed your nameservers, did you add an A record for domain.com to point to your server IP address?

As a side note, regarding the CDN, usually, I would go for cdn.domain.com or static.domain.com rather than www as the www version is, in most cases, an alias for the main domain name rather than a CDN.

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/spaces/how-to/enable-cdn/

Best,

Bobby