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  1. Now wait up to 72 hours for that change to register all around the internet. Once it's done that, the link should go straight to your forum.

  2. the link should go straight to your forum.

    The link being the forum.tubbycraft.com?

  3. Hi,

    I've tried assigning the CNAME: forum to tubbycraft.com

    I have waited for a few days and all it does is redirect me to this website, not mine: http://forum.forumactif.com/forum

    I want it to go to my forum, and I want it to say forum.tubbycraft.com

    Help!

  4. What is the exact DNS record you copied-pasted on your WordPress.com dashboard? (Including punctuation and everything)

  5. CNAME forum tubbycraft.forumotion.com.

    That is what I put.

  6. You put .com instead of .ca

  7. That is because even with the .ca, it brought me to that other weird website.

  8. And my website is tubbycraft.com.

  9. That is because even with the .ca, it brought me to that other weird website.

    To the best of my knowledge, CNAME changes are not instantaneous; they can take an hour to be effective. Can you try waiting? Please?

    And my website is tubbycraft.com.

    I heard you the first time.

  10. So let me get this straight - the CNAME is supposed to have a .ca at the end? If my website has a .com, shouldn't the CNAME also have a .com?

  11. You said it yourself a few days ago:

    The link to my forum is http://tubbycraft.forumotion.ca/

    Is that not the forum you want your CNAME record to point to?

  12. Yes, and even when I put .ca, it brings me to that odd website.

  13. Hi. The DNS seems to be correct now on our end. Congratulations on getting the CNAME set up (it's tricky stuff). It looks like something may not be set up correctly on the forumotion side. I show them forwarding tubbycraft.forumotion.ca to the CNAME q52.dnspro.org, which does not display your forum. It's weird that browsing directly to tubbycraft.forumotion.ca displays your web site while following the new CNAME record does not; maybe there's something that the forumotion DNS doesn't like about doing duplicate CNAMES, or maybe they need to set up some additional configuration on their end. At any rate, I think that at this point, you'll need to get forumotion tech support involved. I would say something more or less like this:

    I have set up the following DNS record to forward forum.tubbycraft.com to tubbycraft.forumotion.ca:

    CNAME forum tubbycraft.forumotion.ca.

    The resulting DNS lookup appears as follows:

    ;; ANSWER SECTION:
    forum.tubbycraft.com. 3258 IN CNAME tubbycraft.forumotion.ca.
    tubbycraft.forumotion.ca. 172458 IN CNAME q52.dnspro.org.
    q52.dnspro.org. 47 IN A 174.36.29.24
    q52.dnspro.org. 47 IN A 174.36.29.25
    q52.dnspro.org. 47 IN A 174.36.29.20
    q52.dnspro.org. 47 IN A 174.36.29.21
    q52.dnspro.org. 47 IN A 174.36.29.22
    q52.dnspro.org. 47 IN A 174.36.29.23

    When I visit http://forum.tubbycraft.com/, I am forwarded not to my forums but to http://forum.forumactif.com/ (which is also using dnspro.org for DNS). Can you help me investigate why the CNAME is not forwarding properly?

  14. Thank you very much. I will contact them right away. Everyone, thanks for your help!

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