Domain name no longer directing to my site

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#1

Hello,

I am setting up a wordpress site on WP Engine. They recommend using cloudflare’s cname flattening method for DNS resolution. I created a cname that points to the cname at wpengine and I have changed the nameservers with my registrar (gandi). Yesterday, the domain name visagesregionaux.com was directing to the correct wpengine site. Today, it redirects to a Gandi placeholder page. I have tried purging the cache with no success. Any suggestions?

Thanks!


#2

DNS can come and go for the first 48 hours. When I checked your domain, it shows Cloudflare IP addresses, but when I visit it, it asks me to authenticate with a username and password.


#3

Thank you! I guess I just need to be patient then.

The username and password is normal, I have restricted access while the site is being set up. I was getting the login page yesterday, but am redirected to a gandi.net “this domain is taken” page today.


#4

In my case, my local DNS had cached my site’s IP address and I was getting inconsistent results for the first 48 hours.

To temporarily fix this, I set my Mac to use 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 (Google) for DNS servers and I was able to get to my new site. Now I’m back to my regular DNS server that finally flushed its cache.


#5

Thanks, that helps make sense of what is going on. I reset my DNS server and was able to access the site using the domain name.