Domain at godaddy to point to linode


So I have a domain at godaddy. Now I pointed the dns to … This was a couple days ago.
When I try ping my domain, i get no response. Any idea why?

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Hi @truetaurus -

You would also need to add an A record to point your Domain to your Linode's IP address. If you have your DNS records set up through your Linode's Cloud Manager, you could do the following:

  1. Navigate to your domains in Cloud Manager -->
  2. Click on the domain you want to add the A record for
  3. Click 'Add an A/AAAA Record'
  4. Leave the Hostname blank, add your Linode's IP, then click 'Save'

From here it should just be a matter of time before you can ping your domain.

They say it can take up to 24 hrs to start working (propagate) but it's never taken that long for me. I doubt the longest I've had to wait was an hour - but it could happen.

Personally, I also created an A/AAAA record for "www." (without quotes of course) but I'm not certain that's necessary if you have it configured in apache virtual hosts as a ServerAlias --Just saying.


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