Question

www CNAME problem in DNS section

Posted February 13, 2015 10k views

I have a domain from Godaddy.com , name is cihankoseoglu.com

I set up a ghost blog, and because i have custom domain gmail service on the domain i changed the nameservers to digital ocean and then added the MX records. the A record points to the IP address and everything seems fine.

Except that it isn’t. I can reach the website when I type cihankoseoglu.com * but when I type *www.cihankoseoglu.com i can’t reach the website. I tried messing with the CNAME record but to no avail.

I tried the solution in the following link, did not work.
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/i-want-both-www-and-the-root-domain-to-point-at-my-ghost-blog-how-do-i-do-this

Thanks for the help

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If you have an A record for @ pointed to your IP address you should just need to add the following CNAME record:

CNAME www @

I have the same problem. I can access my domain via “domain.com” but not via “www.domain.com
My set up is identical to what’s in the [https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-a-host-name-with-digitalocean](http://)

CNAME is pointing to @ and @ is pointing to my droplet. Perhaps I should give it some time.

After couple of hours this is now woking. So it seems like, after properly configuring the options, all you have to do is to wait for a while.

Interestingly, I encountered the same problem, also with a ghost-based blog. I’ll just wait some time and see…

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