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I'm using A records to direct the site traffic to WebFaction from my domain name registrar. The 72 hour DNS propagation period has passed, but on occasion I am still getting sent to the parked domain page. From the DNS settings page on the registrar site, there are records that I believe could be the cause ...

The first one is an A record using @ as a host and the IP points to the registrar's default servers. The second is a CNAME record pointing www to @.

Is it possible that these records are causing a conflict?

asked 22 Mar, 20:47

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Yes, you should not use a CNAME unless it is on its own sub-domain. You should use a 301 redirect.

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answered 23 Mar, 04:45

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Ok, so I am getting rid of the CNAME record for sure.

Does the A record pointing @ to the registrar's servers belong there?

To point my main site to Webfaction, I have added A records pointing my bare domain and the www subdomain to my WebFaction server IP. It has been over 4 days now since I made the update. Only seems to work 50% of the time, and I've flushed my local DNS cache multiple times. I am having this happen with both the bare domain and the www subdomain.

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Sounds like it might be a problem with your registrar. We'll need to know the actual domain to troubleshoot further. If you don't want to share that info here in the public forum, then feel free top open a support ticket.

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