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for example, I can ping www.example.com, but cannot ping example.com. It reports:

"Ping request could not find host example.com. please check the name and try again" (in DOS mode)

How can I fix this?

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You should add real example here - hard to guess universal reason :-) /If i must try then I'll said that mysite.com really not exist (in DNS terms - not have A record)/. –  dsznajder Mar 22 '13 at 20:40
    
sorry, I'm afraid that the real name will be regarded as an advertisement. –  user1283182 Mar 22 '13 at 21:00
    
Is this a problem? Is being able to ping your domain name a requirement for some reason? –  David Schwartz Mar 22 '13 at 22:12

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You probably don't have an A record for example.com in DNS. Simply create one with the same settings as www.example.com

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thanks, jelmers. I have added A record to *.mysite.com, and I can open the pages in www.mysite.com. but when I open mysite.com in firefox, it reports server not found. –  user1283182 Mar 22 '13 at 20:45
    
The A record should be to mysite.com, not *.mysite.com. If you added that, the failure to fetch the domain name might be cached on your computer (and any intermediate DNS server used in the query). Do a ipconfig /flushdns and restart firefox to clear the caches on your computer before trying again. –  JelmerS Mar 22 '13 at 20:52
    
Can I say I have to add two A records for mysite.com and www.mysite.com seperately? –  user1283182 Mar 22 '13 at 20:55
    
Yes, you need two A records if you want both mysite.com and www.mysite.com to point to your website. –  JelmerS Mar 22 '13 at 20:56
    
Yes, you can say that. *.mysite.com and mysite.com are not the same so you need an A record for both. In other words, you need to create an A record for the naked domain (mysite.com). –  joeqwerty Mar 22 '13 at 20:58

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