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www prefix not resolving, Nginx config correct

  • Posted September 21, 2014

I am new to zone business stuff. I have domain.com which resolves to my droplet IP and the website loads. However, when I use www.domain.com prefix, DNS does not resolve.

I added CNAME record for www.domain.com which points to domain.com. but it still does not work. When I execute dig on domain.com I get NOERROR, but dig www.domain.com returns status: NXDOMAIN.

I am pretty certain my nginx configuration is good. How do I get the www prefix to work?

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It’s all good now. I didn’t wait long enough for the new information to propagate.


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Correct Syntax for Cname is :

www.domain.com.	86400	IN	CNAME	.

note the dot in the end

My zone file:

$TTL 1800 @ IN SOA NS1.DIGITALOCEAN.COM. hostmaster.domain.com. ( 1411275820 ; last update: 2014-09-21 05:03:40 UTC 3600 ; refresh 900 ; retry 1209600 ; expire 1800 ; ttl ) IN NS NS1.DIGITALOCEAN.COM. NS NS2.DIGITALOCEAN.COM. NS NS3.DIGITALOCEAN.COM. @ IN A 162.nnn.nn.nn www.domain.com CNAME domain.com.