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Can I have a mapped domain via wordpress.com, and an A record to a subdomain?

  1. I have a wordpress.com blog, Domain mapped to a bikerowave.org, I changed the nameservers and stuff. It works fine in that sense.

    However, we had a subdomain on the old site with forums, forum.bikerowave.org, so I tried to use an A Record to point to that IP, and it isn't working.

    Does this conflict with anything on the WordPress.com end or is it on my old server?

    The blog I need help with is bikerowave.org.

  2. Looking at your DNS records I don't see an A record for forum.bikerowave.org. You know that you have to edit the DNS on the WordPRess dashboard under Store->Domains once the name server points to WordPress, the DNS settings on the domain registrar do nothing after this mapping?

  3. I recently deleted the A Record since I thought it was causing problems.

    I also was unaware that you had to do all DNS from within WP.com, so I just changed it. there.

    How long does this usually take to take effect?

  4. Changes can take up to 72 hours to take effect. They propagate across the internet, so some areas may see the changes much sooner than others.

    Incidently it looks like you have 209.151.241.10 (forum.bikerowave.org) doing a redirect to bikerowave.org.

  5. It looks like that fixed it, thanks!

  6. So it seems like every couple of hours the site is going down for no reason.

    Does this happen with mapped domains a lot?

  7. And does it have to do with the Nameservers being set in two places at Godaddy?

    It looks like you can set the Nameservers both in the Nameserver option, and the Zone File? Is there a difference?

  8. So it seems like every couple of hours the site is going down for no reason.

    Does this happen with mapped domains a lot?

    It can happen within the 72 hours. Many systems look at different name-servers in a "round robin" fashion and may sometimes access an updated server and sometimes one that is yet to update.

    After the 72 hours the site should be stable - I cant remember the last time that my domain mapped WordPress site went down - I think it was once in 7 years when WordPress was under a DDOS attack.

  9. It looks like you can set the Nameservers both in the Nameserver option, and the Zone File? Is there a difference?

    I don't think so, I think they are like a novice and expert interface to the same thing. Ask Godaddy to be sure

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