I there a THIRD step to creating subdomains?

  • Posted December 15, 2019
  • DNS

My domain is in DigitalOcean’s DNS. I have one working subdomain (from long ago), and a wild card subdomain (*) that doesn’t work (any subdomain gets an error: DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN).

tried to add some subdomains by adding an A records and by creating alias servers at Apache vhost.conf, but i always get DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error.

first i thought i didn’t wait enough, but a week later, still the same error.

Am i missing something? I read somewhere you need to add the subdomain to the “hosts” file of the server, but i don’t see my old subdomain in the file, and it works fine.

Any idea what i’m doing wrong?


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In order for you to be able to use DigitalOcean’s DNS zone, your domain name needs to use the DigitalOcean nameservers:

If your domain name does not use those nameservers, the DNS records that you have at DigitalOcean would not take effect.

Also usually after making a DNS change, it could take up to 24-48 hours for the DNS to propagate.

Regards, Bobby