I pointed a new domain over to my Digital Ocean server for my Wordpress site yesterday morning. After the DNS propogated, everything was working fine. It worked for about 24 hours, but now I am getting a “This site can’t be reached. countrybred.com refused to connect.” error. I have pinged the IP address and it works, and I have done nslookup, and everything seems fine. I checked my domain (countrybred.com) on https://www.whatsmydns.net and everything is fine except I get a red x for CNAME. I deleted and re-added my CNAME record which was just for the www version of the address, but I’m still getting an error, and my site still won’t load. However, if I go to an old page on the site, using the IP address, it will load (i.e. http://188.8.131.52/places/switzerland/). Please advise what I need to do to get the main site to load: https://countrybred.com
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