Domain at godaddy to point to linode
So I have a domain at godaddy. Now I pointed the dns to ns1.linode.com … ns5.linode.com. This was a couple days ago.
When I try ping my domain, i get no response. Any idea why?
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:
- Navigate to your domains in Cloud Manager --> https://cloud.linode.com/domains
- Click on the domain you want to add the A record for
- Click 'Add an A/AAAA Record'
- 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.