Do I need to delete my @ record to map my domain?

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  • #1097802

    I registered a domain through Google and can’t get it to redirect to my WordPress blog. I did change the CNAME records as instructed. Currently, my DNS settings look like this:

    @ 216.239.38.21 A (Address)
    @ google-site-verification=qdOtiCiK1xZfoqPK5OsV7rvXiMJKlE0qILigasakFeg TXT
    @ v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ?all TXT
    calendar CNAME (Alias)
    docs ghs.google.com. CNAME (Alias)
    mail ghs.google.com. CNAME (Alias)
    sites ghs.google.com. CNAME (Alias)
    start ghs.google.com. CNAME (Alias)
    www ns1.wordpress.com. CNAME (Alias)
    www ns2.wordpress.com. CNAME (Alias)

    Any help is appreciated. Thank you!

    The blog I need help with is whiskeyandcigs.com.

    #1097868

    I’m now seeing this text:
    Incorrect A Record
    The A Record for whiskeyandcigs.com is set to a WordPress.com nameserver. Instead, you should remove all nameservers for your domain and specify the WordPress.com nameservers below to map your domain name to a WordPress.com blog. For instructions and some important warnings before making such a change, please see this document.

    NS1.WORDPRESS.COM
    NS2.WORDPRESS.COM
    NS3.WORDPRESS.COM
    There is information on how to set up domain mapping in our support documentation. If you need help after that, please contact our support team.

    Do I just need to delete the IP in the @ record?

    #1097888

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    #1097996

    zandyring
    Staff

    It looks like your nameservers are pointing to the wrong place. You will need to log into your domain registrar and update the nameservers for your domain to update your nameservers.

    If you are comfortable deleting the IP address, you can do so (I would copy it down first somewhere safe, in case you find you need to add it back in).

    Remember that it can take up to 48 hours for the changes to propagate (although it usually takes much less time).

    Cheers!

    #1098004

    This didn’t resolve my issue. I deleted ALL @ records and am still seeing the error page 2 days later.

    #1098005

    FYI, current DNS settings are as follows:

    calendar www ns1.wordpress.com. CNAME (Alias)
    docs www ns1.wordpress.com. CNAME (Alias)
    mail www ns1.wordpress.com. CNAME (Alias)
    sites www ns1.wordpress.com. CNAME (Alias)
    start www ns1.wordpress.com. CNAME (Alias)
    www ns1.wordpress.com. CNAME (Alias)
    www ns2.wordpress.com. CNAME (Alias)
    www ns3.wordpress.com . CNAME (Alias)

    I host through enom. Does anyone else use enom?

    #1098007

    zandyring
    Staff

    NS1.WORDPRESS.COM, NS2.WORDPRESS.COM and NS3.WORDPRESS.COM are what your nameservers should be pointed to, but they’re not CNAME records.

    We do have some users through enom, yes. You may want to run a search in the forums to see if something relevant floats to the surface.

    #1098008

    zandyring
    Staff

    Oh, in the meantime, I’ll look on my end.

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