I've got a domain (
example.com) registered with godaddy and pointed to nameservers hosted by linode. I've got a multisite WordPress install on linode (
blogs.com) and I want to point the domain to a subdomain of the wordpress install (
example.com -> example.blogs.com).
The subdomain of the wordpress install works fine - DNS can find it and I can browse to it. in the linode's DNS manager I've set up a CNAME to make the pointer I referenced above.
Whois shows that the linode nameservers are set for the domain, but DNS can't find any nameserver for example.com.
Am I missing a step, or do I have something misconfigured?
The answer section of the dig request using one of linode's nameservers is
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: REFUSED, id: 44359 ;; flags: qr rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0
The answer section from the dig using my host's nameserver is
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: SERVFAIL, id: 16379 ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0
Same response in the status field if I specify CNAME or just accept the standard A query.
I do not have an A record for that example.com on the linode nameservers; do I need to set that up?
This is a fairly recent change - a few hours ago, so maybe I'm just being impatient? The nameserver changes made at the same time came through pretty quickly. I figured that the CNAME entry would be simultaneous with that; am I wrong in that expectation?