Jacob Lyles asked:
I am hosting a domain on namecheap with namecheap’s DNS service.
I want to point digest.politihacks.com to politihacks.wordpress.com with a CNAME record. This works fine.
However, I also want to point the top level name politihacks.com to github’s static page hosting service at 126.96.36.199. When I add the A record for this, it works as expected BUT the previous CNAME now also redirects to github instead of wordpress.
In my terminal I typed dig digest.politihacks.com and it looks like it SHOULD point to wordpress:
; <<>> DiG 9.7.6-P1 <<>> digest.politihacks.com ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 39614 ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 8, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0 ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;digest.politihacks.com. IN A ;; ANSWER SECTION: digest.politihacks.com. 77 IN CNAME politihacks.wordpress.com. politihacks.wordpress.com. 3533 IN CNAME lb.wordpress.com. lb.wordpress.com. 17 IN A 188.8.131.52 lb.wordpress.com. 17 IN A 184.108.40.206 lb.wordpress.com. 17 IN A 220.127.116.11 lb.wordpress.com. 17 IN A 18.104.22.168 lb.wordpress.com. 17 IN A 22.214.171.124 lb.wordpress.com. 17 IN A 126.96.36.199 ;; Query time: 43 msec ;; SERVER: 188.8.131.52#53(184.108.40.206) ;; WHEN: Thu Feb 28 02:02:18 2013 ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 189
But as I mentioned, visiting digest.politihacks.com in my browser redirects to my github static page. What could be wrong?
You set everything up correctly (except for politihacks.com having no A record at the moment).
The 301 redirect from digest.politihacks.com to politihacks.com is coming from the wordpress.com service. You will need to contact them to have this corrected.
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