I need to forward my site www.ddd.com to my kickstarter (i don’t have a xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx to input) - i set up the Page Rule to forward but since i am no longer hosting the site, what do i use for my A RECORD or CNAME?
Just add an A record of 127.0.0.1 and it.
Grey cloud it.
I already did that but it is not working…
Any idea what i am doing wrong?
Your page rule that forwards that domain should kick in before a visitor actually tries to hit that IP address.
I’d add an asterisk at the beginning of the Page Rule URL so it’s *badassenglish… and so on. That way the CNAME also triggers the rule. And GREY (I typed “orange” the first time) cloud that CNAME as well.
Ok, I just tested this out. Turns out you do need orange clouds. Sorry I goofed it up.
- Create a record for badassenglish.com that points to 127.0.0.1
- Do the same for your www (I think you’ve done both of these EDIT: I guess not, so read down below)
3) Once you have a DNS table, orange cloud both entries (it will let you orange cloud this after you create it, but not when you create it)
- Make sure your page rule is badassenglish.com that forwards to your other URL.
Delete your CNAME entry, and make a A record for WWW that points to 127.0.0.1. Once it shows up in your DNS list, then you can it and it will work.
I don’t think you can orange cloud a non-routable IP address. Try setting your IP to 22.214.171.124 (google’s IP) and then orange cloud it. Since it won’t be used it shouldn’t matter that it’s Google.
126.96.36.199 - that did it. Thanks guys for your help!!
Nice to know there’s a “safe” IP address to input. On my account, it lets me turn a 127.0.0.1 into an after the fact.
Weird…188.8.131.52 points to some UK domain, and when I visit it, it comes up as