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Server DNS address could not be found [ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED]

Posted July 30, 2016 20.8k views
DNS

Hello,
I have 2 droplets, the first one has domain pb82.net, and it works perfectly.

The second one peter-ezzat.net, ip of 159.203.176.145 and the domain doesn’t work.

whois peter-ezzat.net
Domain Name: PETER-EZZAT.NET
Registrar: GODADDY.COM, LLC
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 146
Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
Referral URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Name Server: NS1.DIGITALOCEAN.COM
Name Server: NS2.DIGITALOCEAN.COM
Name Server: NS3.DIGITALOCEAN.COM
Status: clientDeleteProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
Status: clientRenewProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientRenewProhibited
Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Status: clientUpdateProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
Updated Date: 29-jul-2016
Creation Date: 20-jul-2013

Expiration Date: 20-jul-2017

Thank you.

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Allright, I found your problem. Please post your webserver VHOST config.
The webserver (nginx or apache) probably redirects the domain peter-ezzat.net to www.peter-ezzat.net. I can verify this once you posted the VHOST configuration.

Since you haven’t setup the www DNS setting, this will not resolve to your droplets IP. To fix this either setup an A record that resolves www or a global resolve
1:

www     IN      A       159.203.176.145

2:

*     IN      A       159.203.176.145

Once the DNS settings have been applied at your IPS, you will be able to use both peter-ezzat.net and www.peter-ezzat.net to resolve your webserver IP.

BTW: You can also setup an A record that resolves to your server IP. You can then use CNAME’s for all other DNS records that needs to be resolved to the server IP. This saves time, because you don’t have to use the IP all the time:

server1    IN    A     159.203.176.145
www    IN    CNAME    server1

You can use anything you like to resolve to your server.

Hope this helps you out!

I quote:
Since you have the nameservers redirected to digitalocean you would need to configure it at DO

This means you need to configure the DNS at DIGITALOCEAN. Please post the DNS config of DO

Thank you very much, just in case, thats the new settings, right?!
https://postimg.org/image/n65siusg7/

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