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Why doesn't my site appear after adding a domain and changing the a records?

  1. youngpeopleslc
    Member

    Hi there,
    I'm trying to map the domain name youngpeopleslc.com to my blog at youngpeopleslc.wordpress.com.

    I did a site redirect to the wordpress name servers and then I purchased the Add a domain in Store -> Domain. It worked! But... email services didn't. So then I went back to my domain registrar (network solutions) and changed from a site redirect to advanced DNS and set the A records to point to:
    72.233.69.14 (which is ns1.wordpress.com)
    76.74.159.137 (ns2.wordpress.com)
    64.34.177.159 (ns3.wordpress.com)

    If I do a tracert for youngpeopleslc.com, I eventually end up at ns1.wordpress.com

    tracert youngpeopleslc.com
    Tracing route to youngpeopleslc.com [72.233.69.14]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:
    <blah blah blah...>
    12 58 ms 38 ms 42 ms 10.41.100.14
    13 52 ms 42 ms 74 ms ns1.wordpress.com [72.233.69.14]
    Trace complete.

    But... the site isn't showing. So, I think that the traffic is getting redirected to wordpress, but wordpress doesn't know what to do with it? Maybe?

    Thanks!
    Blog url: http://youngpeopleslc.wordpress.com/

  2. If you're having trouble with your email address after purchasing a Domain Mapping upgrade, could you try this?

    1. Go to Upgrades > Domains in your Dashboard.

    2. Click "Edit DNS" button on the right of your domain name.

    3. In the text box, paste the code below:
    (just XXXXXXX lines between dashes, don't forget the periods at the end of each line):

    ------------------------------
    MX 0 smtp.secureserver.net.
    MX 10 mailstore1.secureserver.net.
    ******** MAKE SURE TO UPDATE THESE LINES ********
    ------------------------------

    4. Hit the save button.

    Please allow 4-8 hours for .COM and .NET domains and about 24-48 hours for all other domain extensions for these changes to complete.

    For detailed instructions, please visit:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/custom-dns/

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