Question

should i add two dns servers for non-www and www servers

  • Posted January 10, 2015

i had my domain purchased in namecheap and dns records there are pointed to DigitalOcean(DO).

Now i added a DNS for test.com(non www version ) in my DO panel.

I am using nginx server and also made changes in the file server_name test.com www.test.com;

Now Is it necessary to add other DNS for www.test.com(www version) in DO panel.

because when i go to link test.com it’s working fine but when i go to link www.test.com chrome giving me this error

The server at www.test.com can’t be found, because the DNS lookup failed. DNS is the network service that translates a website’s name to its Internet address. This error is most often caused by having no connection to the Internet or a misconfigured network. It can also be caused by an unresponsive DNS server or a firewall preventing Google Chrome from accessing the network.

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@gndo Thanks it worked, actually i skipped that part. Now very thing works like charm

I think what you’re going for in your DO DNS entries is an A record for your primary server (if single VPS, then the IP assigned to your droplet), and a CNAME record ‘www’ assigned to ‘@’. Look at the Getting Started section of the DO knowledgebase.


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There should be no need to add NS records in your DigitalOcean DNS zone, you can just change your A record for your non-www version and add a CNAME record for your www version to point to your non-www version.

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