Skip to main content

How to use DWI?

In  BHF, when it comes to custom domain, I or Chuck or any other expert mentioning a dig log URL mentioned most of the times as DWI.

What on earth is DWI?

DWI is expanded as DigWebInterface which is an online DNS Lookup tool which can be found at http://www.digwebinterface.com

How to use DWI? 


1. Go to http://www.digwebinterface.com

In the Hostnames or IP addresses text box, enter your full custom domain URL and naked domain URL as shown below and choose "Authoritative" under Nameservers list. (However not in all the cases, "Authoritative" works)

After doing this, click on Dig.
When the dig is complete, you should expect the following,

(i.e) 4 A records and 1 CName record.
@        1799    IN    A    216.239.36.21
@        1799    IN    A    216.239.32.21
@        1799    IN    A    216.239.34.21
@        1799    IN    A    216.239.38.21 
www    1800    IN    CNAME    ghs.google.com.

When you see an extra A record or a different CName record than this, or a different A record than these 4, please remove them and the above 4.

This should probably fix the issue.

P.S: The blog URL I have used belongs to a Blogger user who reported in the forum for an issue.

Comments

Feeds for you

Common issues where custom domain is involved.

In BHF, one of the common issues we face is setting up custom domain. We already have a lot of information on how to setup a custom domain. So I am going to go ahead and write on the troubleshooting tips for custom domain.

This article is dedicated to +Chuck Croll  who has been/is a great mentor to me  since the beginning.

So let's start with the first and foremost golden rule of Custom domain troubleshooting.
Any issue where you have custom domains involved, first check if the custom domain is setup properly.

Blogger in Draft says "Try the new Blogger!"

It's been long time that I wrote something here. Interestingly there seems to be a new update in Blogger in Draft (https://draft.blogger.com).

Blogger HTTPS for custom domain and Cloudflare

In BHF, there was a recent issue related to cloudflare where the browser screams the site is a phishing site. So I thought of writing up how does a service like cloudflare affect your blogger blog.

What is Cloudflare?

Well we have that written all over Wikipedia. Let's go on with why Blogger users look for Cloudflare.
Anciently Blogger users used cloudflare for one simple reason. HTTPS for custom domains.

So what happens when you introduce cloudflare into your domain?
DNS Redirect.
Your custom domain will be configured with the proxy info provided by cloudflare and when the request is hit, DNS redirect happens.
DNS redirect is bad for the site's health. A number of reasons, but the most important is that some browsers, when it detects a DNS redirection, it thinks that it is a phishing site.

What is a DNS redirect?

I am trying to explain this in easy terms. I'll try not to be too technical. When a custom domain URL is hit, usually the domain requests go to Name servers from w…