How do I add an A record to point to my root domain?
I can point
www.mydomain.com to my linode. But
mydomain.com won't work for some reason.
I've done this before (I think) by adding a "@" as the hostname when adding the A record. But when I try adding this in the Linode DNS manager, it says the "@" is an invalid character.
The weird thing is, the IP address that the root domain directs to is totally different to any of the addresses that are in the A/AAAA records. I have waited over 24 hours for propagation. Am I missing something?
Have you tried leaving it blank? I think that should do the trick for you since leaving it blank is the equivalent of using '@'.