I setup subdomain emersonuuchapel infinityfreeapp com. emersonuuchapel org is through another domain vendor, as it DNS and email.
I setup updated emersonuuchapel org to point to the subdomain above:
$ nslookup updated emersonuuchapel org
updated emersonuuchapel org canonical name = emersonuuchapel infinityfreeapp com.
Name: emersonuuchapel infinityfreeapp com
However, all I’m getting is the suspended-website.com.
In trying to figure out what is not setup correctly, the FAQ says to associate our domain (emersonuuchapel org) with the subdomain above. Fine. How do I do that? I haven’t found a way to do this yet, nor have I found any detailed instructions on how to do this!
In trying to SSL/TLS added using Let’s Encrypt, which is also still messed up, I added this to DNS:
CNAME _acme-challenge f8eee9db-e512-4451-a242-72f646e39fd5 acmedns infinityfree net
Could this be causing a problem somehow failing to connect to the website?
What other information do you need to make this happen?
P.S. I changed periods to spaces in the domain/subdomain names to try to get around the 2 link limit.
After I switch the DNS Servers, and lose email and other required services, specifically how do I add the domain?
Does the subdomain I’ve been working on get connected to the domain? Do I need to delete the subdomain in order to add the domain? When I first connected, I didn’t realize it was EITHER a domain or a subdomain.
Do I need to back everything up and start over?
Once the domain is “recognized”, do I use an A record similar to <A updated (ip) (ttl) /> to get the website pointing to the proper location?
I haven’t seen any documentation that explains this, with steps, very well. I’m probably just missing something somehow. I realize you’re probably getting frustrated with me, but according to everything I reading, this domain could be non-functional for the better part of a week. (Up to 3 days on this side, and up to 2 days going back just for DNS changes, not counting anything going wrong.) I’m just trying to minimize the downtime as much as possible.
After switching back to my normal DNS settings, and waiting for several hours. I’m still getting the suspended-website. In addition to that, all other services, except email, are also now failing. I realize the other services don’t really matter to this discussion other than to make me really not happy.
BTW, I used the pattern from Greenreader9 above, except that I’m using updated.emersonuuchapel.org instead of www since I’m not totally ready to switch over, but need it available for testing and showing other people before going completely live.
All I saw was a link to NameSilo to purchase another domain name, which I don’t need, or a an example how to change DNS servers. I did not see any other instructions what to do after that, except to wait.
If I have to add my domain, the only place that I saw that may be where I created a subdomain. Again, do I need to delete the subdomain and lose all the effort I already did???
Detailed instructions after I switch DNS servers would be greatly appreciated. Especially on infinityfree.
Changed DNS again. OUR SERVICES ARE COMPLETELY UNAVAILABLE TO OUR PEOPLE!!!
Tried option 2 - Addon Domains. Without any examples of what should go there, NOTHING I tried worked, even if it never existed, it kept saying it did. Really???
Went with Parked Domain. The only thing that was allowed was just the domain name, not the subdomain where it really needs to go. But at least it took it. Now wait 3 days. Again, ALL OF OUR OTHER SERVICES ARE COMPLETELY UNAVAILABLE!!!
Oh yeah, there is no description of how to test if everything is working. Again.
Without any specific documentation, the only thing I can think of is to try the domain directly, without the subdomain of where it should be going. If that works, then I’ll try going back to the proper DNS servers and do the A record from a previous message.
I’m sorry, but why are you getting mad at us? If you don’t want our help, fine, but don’t go capitalizing and bolding text when the reason why that is happening is because you did not read the article in the first place. And adding and changing services normally results in downtime. The amount of downtime usually depends on how much preparation was done. Less preparation = more downtime.
Right now, it looks like your domain is pointing to InfinityFree nameservers, and is connected to your account. It also appears to be redirecting to a free subdomain.
My assumption is that it is added as a parked domain to emersonuuchapel.infinityfreeapp.com, and WordPress is configured to use the domain emersonuuchapel.infinityfreeapp.com.
Now that the domain is connected to your account, you change the nameservers back to whatever you want them to be, and create two A records. One with the name of “@”, and the other with the name of “www”. Both should have the record value of “188.8.131.52”.
If you want WordPress to load with the custom domain, you will need to change the Site URL in WordPress settings.
I mean that should be pretty obvious. If your adding a domain to an account, you test it by loading the domain in your browser.
When pointing to epizy DNS servers, the emersonuuchapel.org pointed to emersonuuchapel.infinityfreeapp.com and worked correctly.
After switching back to regular DNS servers, I have updated emersonuuchapel org pointing emersonuuchapel infinityfreeapp com, but is still getting the suspended-domain pages. All the other expected services for the domain are now reachable as expected. You verified when it was complete. I also verified it before changing back to the usual DNS servers.
Yes, I also know the wordpress site settings need to change.
I also cleared my browser’s cache.
Here’s the A record: A updated 184.108.40.206 There is currently a TTL of 15 minutes, which I know doesn’t really affect connectivity. And Yes, the subdomain will be updated emersonuuchapel org until I’m ready to switch it to be the main site, but not quite yet. Other people do need to help work on it.
Obviously I missed something, again. I went back and re-read the “How to add your own domain to your account” and I don’t see what I missed.