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domain name never connected up

Jonathan D. Lettvin's picture

lettvin.info should replace lettvin.tklapp.com

Unfortunately, although I succeeded in changing the nameservers at godaddy to point to the ones suggested, all that happened was that the domain cannot be found at all.

Your previous help was useful.

Can you help me get the rest of the way please?

Alon Swartz's picture

Added an A record

I added an A record for a "blank" hostname (ie. lettvin.info) pointing to your server, and verified it worked. But, this will only continue to work if you don't stop/start the instance, as the instance could get allocated a different IP address.

What I recommend is one of the following: 

  • Assign and elastic IP (static IP) to the server, and update the A record.
  • Release the tklapp.com, initialize hubdns with the new FQDN and chmod +x the hourly cron job, so it will handle dynamic DNS.
  • Leave it as is, and update the A record as needed (note that the TTL will need to expire for changes to correctly propogate when changed).

Still unable to follow directions to completion.

I am transferring a godaddy wiki to TurnKey.

I intend to leave the wiki on full time, rebooting when absolutely required, retaining the IP address.

I worry that if I delete the "blank" A Record and add a new one with the new IP address all will fail.

I have no idea what steps I am missing.

I hate to be a nuisance, but could you please spell out the exact sequence I should follow?

Jeremy's picture

What I'd do...

Assuming that lettvin.info is your main domain, set up an A record of that. Then set up a CNAME record of www (or the other way - it doesn't matter, just make one an 'A' record and the other a 'CNAME'). Then if you have your MediaWiki appliance set up default it should just work with either domain name.

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