Can't login to AliExpress->g.alicdn.com doesn't resolve w/ 1.1.1.1

I’ve been struggling for weeks to get into my AliExpress account. Between PiHole and AdBlockers, I’ve finally narrowed it down to using 1.1.1.1 as my DNS resolver. I’m not skilled enough to provide the level of detail as others, or even know if this is the correct spot. But…

C:>nslookup - 1.1.1.1
Default Server: one.one.one.one
Address: 1.1.1.1

alicdn,com
Server: one.one.one.one
Address: 1.1.1.1

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: alicdn,com
Addresses: 115.238.23.240
140.205.77.240

g,alicdn,com
Server: one.one.one.one
Address: 1.1.1.1

Non-authoritative answer:
Non-authoritative answer:
Name: g,alicdn,com


C:>nslookup - 8.8.8.8
Default Server: dns,google
Address: 8.8.8.8

alicdn,com
Server: dns,google
Address: 8.8.8.8

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: alicdn,com
Addresses: 115.238.23.240
140.205.77.240

g,alicdn,com
Server: dns,google
Address: 8.8.8.8

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: g,alicdn,com,danuoyi,alicdn,com
Addresses: 64.71.142.96
64.71.142.95
Aliases: g,alicdn,com

I had to change the periods to commas due to new user restrictions on posting links.

From your output it does appear as if you could resolve it. Am I missing anything?

For me it actually works

nslookup g.alicdn.com 1.1.1.1
Server:  one.one.one.one
Address:  1.1.1.1

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    g.alicdn.com.danuoyi.alicdn.com
Addresses:  47.246.43.252
	  47.246.43.251
Aliases:  g.alicdn.com

Though they seem to return different addresses based on ECS. Maybe that is the issue again.

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This is what NSlookup returned in my first post. No IP.

Your output is not very well formatted. Can you post a screenshot instead?

Here it is with your command. Not sure what ECS means.

C:>nslookup g.alicdn.com 1.1.1.1
Server: one.one.one.one
Address: 1.1.1.1

Non-authoritative answer:
Non-authoritative answer:
Name: g.alicdn.com

Whats the output of

nslookup -type=cname g.alicdn.com 1.1.1.1
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C:\>nslookup -type=cname g.alicdn.com 1.1.1.1
Server:  one.one.one.one
Address:  1.1.1.1

Non-authoritative answer:
g.alicdn.com    canonical name = g.alicdn.com.danuoyi.alicdn.com

Sorry about the formatting, there was no icon in the editor for code so I wasn’t sure how to turn the auto formatting off.

You can actually resolve that host, but it seems there are issues with the resolution of where it points to. I guess the following wont work either.

nslookup g.alicdn.com.danuoyi.alicdn.com 1.1.1.1
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C:\>nslookup g.alicdn.com.danuoyi.alicdn.com 1.1.1.1
Server:  one.one.one.one
Address:  1.1.1.1

*** No internal type for both IPv4 and IPv6 Addresses (A+AAAA) records available for g.alicdn.com.danuoyi.alicdn.com

Nope. Anything I can do on my end. If I use 8.8.8.8 as my secondary DNS server will that allow it to work?

That wont return anything either I guess

nslookup -type=a g.alicdn.com.danuoyi.alicdn.com 1.1.1.1
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nslookup -type=a g.alicdn.com.danuoyi.alicdn.com 1.1.1.1
Server:  one.one.one.one
Address:  1.1.1.1

*** No address (A) records available for g.alicdn.com.danuoyi.alicdn.com

Alright, looks as if it was specific to your PoP

What does this say?

nslookup -class=chaos -type=txt id.server 1.1.1.1
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YYZ. Toronto’s Airport… Cute!

YYZ again. YYZ does seem to have some issues these days. It is probably best to drop support an email.

However the domain does seem to have some configuration issues too, https://dnsviz.net/d/danuoyi.alicdn.com/dnssec/

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I appreciate your help confirming my issue. I don’t see any obvious email address for support. Just the help center run around. Do you have one you can suggest?

[email protected]

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Can confirm too.

I also have PiHole and it was driving me nuts, so finally looking at the PiHole log I saw that Cloudflare’s DNSs weren’t resolving AliExpress correctly and I just… stopped using them.

Here’s the link to my post were I posted traces of the log if you wanna take a look at them: