My CNAME don't work but why?

August 25, 2015 5.2k views
DNS Email

I have a free domain ( The A Record work perfectly.I add a CNAME for my mail server ( but it doesn't work. i try to open the cmd and type ping but it says : "Host Not Found etc..."

What I can do?

This is my zone file:
$TTL 1800 IN SOA 1440501919 10800 3600 604800 1800 1800 IN NS 1800 IN NS 1800 IN NS 1800 IN A 1800 IN NS 1800 IN CNAME 1800 IN CNAME

Also doesn't work.

3 Answers

If you are trying to setup these records in your DO domain manager, you first need to set the nameservers to digitalocean. Currently you haven't got this:

#1   NS  IN  300 (5 min)
#2   NS  IN  300 (5 min)
#3   NS  IN  300 (5 min)
#4   NS  IN  300 (5 min)

If you done this, wait atleast 24 hours before you are trying to get things working threw digitalocean.

Sorry for the question but how do I do this?
Could you tell me step by step how do I fix?
Thanks anyway

    • Login to the registrar its control panel.
    • Find the nameserver options
    • Change the nameservers to ns1/ns2/

    Thats it, if you cant find this optiin anywhere contact your domain registrar.

You have to change the nameservers at the .tk domain host. They need to point to ns1/ns2/ This will tell the domain to look at DO's nameservers which is where your records are.

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