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The domain I'm having issues with is rossmasters.com. Here's what happens when I attempt to resolve the root domain and a subdomain:

C:\Users\Ross>nslookup rossmasters.com
Server:  UnKnown
Address:  192.168.0.1

Name:    rossmasters.com

C:\Users\Ross>nslookup www.rossmasters.com
Server:  UnKnown
Address:  192.168.0.1

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    www.rossmasters.com
Address:  178.79.185.207

My DNS rules are:

* A 178.79.185.207
www A 178.79.185.207

I'm not especially experienced with this but I use identical rules on another domain and they work fine. I can also nslookup another domain (not set as a DNS rule) and get the same result as www.

Is there anything I need to add in order to get rossmasters.com to resolve to the same IP or is this an issue with my registrar (who handle DNS records for both domains)?

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Try:

@ A 178.79.185.207

Your * covers every subdomain of the root, but not the root itself.

What's your DNS server, by the way? If it was bind, you'd need an IN in there..

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So @ handles requests to the root part? I don't actually host my own DNS, it's hosted by my domain registrar (although I'm now considering it so I can learn more about this). –  Ross Sep 14 '11 at 18:40
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@ is an alias for the zone. Your zone is the top level of your domain so when you put @ it reference the rossmasters.com zone. –  Alo Sep 14 '11 at 22:25
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