domain mapping - Sam Neylon
Sam has set up the CNAME record.
His Commons website is: https://educpattewell.commons.gc.cuny.edu/
His Domain is: inequalityinhighered.org
#2 Updated by Lihua Wang about 2 years ago
Hi Boone and Scott,
Before forwarding any domain mapping requests, could either of you do some basic sanity check on the domain?
I don't think the CNAME was set up correctly.
If you have access to linux shell, you can do 'nslookup domainname' to see how things resolve. Or you can use https://www.whatsmydns.net/ to check name resolution.
I think the user used IP address as CNAME instead of a domain name.
That is, if you want to set up A record for the domain, you should use IP address. If you want to set up CNAME for the domain, you should use another domain as the "alias".
Using IP in a CNAME will literally make the ip address as a domain name, rendering name resolution impossible.