A Record DNS Not Working


#1

Problem:

I have been using Cloudflare as my DNS Manager for almost a year now and I have not had any issues before. For my domain, I set up an A record that points to a specific, publicly accessible IPv4 address. When I try to ping my domain the request times out, but when I try to hit the IP address directly, it all works perfect. Is like Cloudflare is not working at all? Any troubleshooting advice?


#2

All of your records are set to proxy through Cloudflare. So the DNS name is resolving to Cloudflare which is a different IP address than the origin.

Is there a specific problem you have?


#3

Cloudflare limits ICMP which means pinging the domain name will not work.


#4

Yes, this is the configuration I have:

If I try to go to tacswipeapi.xyz on the browser it hangs indifinetely, but if I type the IP address it works perfectly. What am I missing?


#5

It appears your nameservers are now not pointing to Cloudflare

dig tacswipeapi.xyz ns +short
ns23.domaincontrol.com.
ns24.domaincontrol.com.

And the IP address it returns does not match what is set in Cloudflare.

dig tacswipeapi.xyz +short
184.168.221.92


#6

This is how my nameservers look like. How do I need to update them again? Do I need to update them in the DNS manager where I bought the domain?


#7

Yes, go to your Registrar and change the nameservers. This support article has a list of popular registrars and instructions on changing nameservers on all of them: