I'm having issues with DNS resolution of a subdomain. I'm have a bit of a weird situation (at least weird to me) so bear with me while I explain it all.
I am working with a friend who owns the
november-project.com domain name. It was purchased and has its DNS hosted with GoDaddy. The nameservers point to HostGator where the wordpress website lives.
Ok. So I have created a separate web app that I was successfully serving under the
tracking.november-project.com subdomain. I used HostGator and pushed my assets to the public folder they give you when you create a subdomain. There is also
tracking-staging.november-project.com that I used for testing.
Recently, I wanted to move away from HostGator as we had some issues with SSL certs and uptime. I decided to move my app to S3 and uses ButtFront for caching as well as Route 53 to delegate the subdomain resolution to AWS. I used this doc to help me set up the Route 53 subdomain record:
I was able to hit the website and see the S3 assets being delivered so I removed the subdomain from HostGator. Now the website is loading for some people but not for others. I can get to the site on my phone but not my laptop. I'm seeing
server DNS address could not be found. errors.
I'm not very savvy with DNS stuff and I've learned most of what I know going through this process. Any help is greatly appreciated. I can provide more info about anything as well.
After checking with GoDaddy, the DNS service is being delegated to HostGator so I cannot add zone records there.
I then talked to HostGator support and they don't allow NS records for customers at my price level (most web/shared levels).
After discussions with a friend, it seemed like the best course of action was to stop using HostGator for DNS. And since I was making that change anyways, I decided to go with Route 53 to consolidate.
I was hoping Route 53 allowed for wildcard NS records so I can delegate everything I don't want to deal with back to HostGator; however, it doesn't seem like wildcard NS records are a common thing for any DNS. So I took some time to copy over all the DNS records in HostGator to Route 53. I then switched GoDaddy to point to Route 53. I'm hoping this will work and won't cause down time for the root site.
Does this all seem reasonable? Are there more recommended courses of action?