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dns forwarding help

recently i contacted godaddy regarding my DNS settings, this was monday. we added the forwarding section with the URL which vbulletin gave me. when i search my domain in the address bar i get this result:-

This site can’t be reached

www.metalshapershub.com’s server IP address could not be found.

DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN
 
if i ping the domain name i get:-
'ping request could not find host, please check the name and try again'
 
my DNS settings are :-
Type Name Value TTL Actions
A@184.168.131.241600 seconds 
CNAMEwww.metalshapershub.comce8df029be3e-004671.vbulletin.net1 HourEdit
NS@ns11.domaincontrol.com1 Hour 
NS@ns12.domaincontrol.com1 Hour 
SOA@Primary nameserver: ns11.domaincontrol.com.1 Hour 
Forwarding
DOMAIN

SUBDOMAIN
 
 
any help would be great 
 
thanks   neil    🙂
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Super User III
Super User III
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Re: dns forwarding help

@neilb1970 

The issue is that your CNAME should just be www

 

When working with DNS the "Host" is just the part that comes before the domain name. So in your case you created a CNAME for  www.metalshapershub.com.metalshapershub.com

 

Once you change the CNAME to just www you should be good to go

 

 



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