Problem: Can get to subdomain only via vpn

I hope this is the right place to ask this. And, I’m a noob and don’t know enough to know if I’m asking the right questions. But here goes.

I’ve got registered with Cloudflare. I’ve got Vbulletin installed at that subdomain. I’ve triple-checked all the settings of the installation and it all looks good.

However, I can access only through vpn. Without vpn I get “This site can’t be reached.”

I figure the problem has something to do with the Cloudflare subdomain setup, but I don’t know for sure.

I’ve got “A” set up with “forums” pointing to the host server’s IP - which I verified is correct.

I’ve got CNAME set up with forum forums . carm . org Auto Proxied (New Posters can only have two links so I spaced this out)

So, when I go to http or https i get “the connection has timed out.”

But, when I use a VPN, everything works fine.

I’m scratching my head on this…

Anyone have any ideas/suggestions?


That’s usually a DNS propagation issue. If you get a MISS on a DNS lookup, that result caches for a long time. Here’s a DNS tool to check, but I bet you’re just going to have to wait until that MISS clears out of the cache.


I looked at the dnschecker site. The IP’s seem correct…if I’m understanding it properly.

Okay, so I guess I’ll just give it a day or two to propagate… Thanks

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I’ve waiting a couple days and still having the same problem. I can get into the site without vpn for a few minutes, then it times out… then I go to vpn and it works fine.

I have no idea what to do at this point.

What do you see when it times out? Can you post a picture?

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