Sometime before, MyDomain allows CNAMEing of second-level domains, and I naively used that.
Now I thought I had specified everything using an A record, and last night I changed the entry for stornge.com to:
A Record An A Record (or host name) associates a specific address with a specific IP address (secure.yourdomain.com >> 11.222.333.444) Host Points To: Action *.linux 188.8.131.52 linux 184.108.40.206 * 220.127.116.11 stornge.com 18.104.22.168
However, I checked this morning, more than twelve hours later, a
(kingdom)jonathan@li393-189:~/alter/alter$ host stornge.com stornge.com is an alias for haywardfamily.org. haywardfamily.org has address 22.214.171.124 haywardfamily.org mail is handled by 10 smtp.dnsexit.com.
Maybe I just need to wait longer (12 hours may not meet a 24-48 hour latency), but I thought that before I implemented the changes stornge.com had an A record (not second-level CNAME record) pointing to haywardfamily.org.
I am in the process of repurposing the domain with backwards compatibility added in at the end. However, when I thought I was going to test Gunicorn and Apache ReverseProxy forwarding, I'm stuck on something a little more basic, getting the URL to work. I know I can sidestep the problem for development purposes by adding a line in my /etc/hosts, but I'd like to get stornge.com to not be an alias for haywardfamily.org and for it to have an A record for 126.96.36.199.
How do I do this in MyDomain.com? The webmin interface seems not to show the ?older CNAME?, therefore not providing a way to change or delete the CNAME. (If it is in fact the older CNAME that is at fault, a point on which I am not sure.)
I'm on Mountain Lion. My attempted change didn't work; I cleared relevant browsing history in Chrome and found stornge.com to redirect to jonathanscorner.com (the existing intended behavior), and www.stornge.com to redirect to jonathanscorner.com. I also tried Firefox, which I usually only use for plugins I don't have in Chrome, and that got the same redirection. The behavior that the haywardfamily.org server is set for, when accessed as stornge.com, is to serve as a tinyurl.com private clone; hence you can go to http://stornge.com/a and get my AI (critique) thesis at http://jonathanscorner.com/ai. It is showing the correct prior behavior.
How can I get stornge.com pointed to the 188.8.131.52 , and if possible, how can I accomplish what I was trying to do with my /etc/hosts file, implement the changes and work on the site while I wait for the official DNS service to work as intended?
There was something in my httpd.conf that I missed because I was looking in sites-enabled. It is now serving the intended (error) page.