How to Recover Your Custom Domain Blog on Hashnode

How to Recover Your Custom Domain Blog on Hashnode

Olubisi Idris Ayinde
·Jun 29, 2021·

2 min read

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Hi everyone! Yeah, it's a bug fix.

I woke up to a message in my DM on Twitter, as shown below saying my blog is not responding.

I was taken aback and investigated what had occurred; after about 5 hours, I was still trying to fix it with no success.

The problem

After troubleshooting, I realized the error was coming from CNAME mapped to my domain as suggested by Hasnode.

How to Fix This Problem

  • Go to your hashnode dashboard
  • As seen below, go to the domain section:

Screenshot 2021-06-29 at 14.57.47.png

In the image above:

The first highlighted section represents the CNAME that was added earlier to my custom DNS, which stops working all of a sudden.

The second section is the A Record that I replaced with the CNAME on my custom DNS.

  • All you have to do now is go to your hosting platform and erase the CNAME record you added; don't worry, we'll recreate it later.

  • Add the A Record, point it to the IP address shown in the image above.

  • Your Blog should be live ✌️

It may take up to 24 hours for DNS changes to propagate fully. But it's usually pretty quick. You can check the progress by using a service like this

Check out your DNS health status

Visit this URL https://toolbox.googleapps.com/apps/checkmx/

Conclusion

It takes a couple of hours to resolve this issue; I hope you will fix it in less than 5 minutes.

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