site name: splendorous-torrone-247a6e.netlify.app
custom domain: domesdayanalytics.com
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I bought my domain name from AWS a while ago and was using pythonanywhere to host my site. However I obviously tried to change when I simplified the site and used Netlify.
I thought I followed the steps but that doesnt seem so. From the Route 53 in aws I created a CNAME and pointed the dns to the ones provided by Netlify (dns2.p09.nsone.net
dns1.p09.nsone.net) However I have had the ‘Awaiting external dns’ message for around 4 days now. I give it an initial 24hrs and deleted the records and try again but nothing seems to work.
Thanks for reaching out and welcome to Netlify’s Support Forums!
It appears that the DNS Zone is inactive for
Following our Support Guide on inactive DNS Zone, specially the section on using the dig tool, I see the following:
dig domesdayanalytics.com NS +trace | tail -n 6
domesdayanalytics.com. 172800 IN NS dns1.p09.nsone.net.
domesdayanalytics.com. 172800 IN NS dns2.p09.nsone.net.
domesdayanalytics.com. 172800 IN NS dns3.p09.nsone.net.
domesdayanalytics.com. 172800 IN NS dns4.p09.nsone.net.
;; Received 139 bytes from 2600:9000:5303:9f00::1#53(ns-927.awsdns-51.net) in 41 ms
As mentioned in the Support Guide, the line
Received 139 bytes from 2600:9000:5303:9f00::1#53(ns-927.awsdns-51.net) shows that awsdns-51.net responded and not the Netlify name servers.
You’ll want to follow the steps outlined under Solution #2: Activate the inactive DNS zone in order to resolve the issue.
Let us know if you have any questions.
Thank you so much Melvin, it is very much appreciated. I believe I may have solved it but now its a waiting game haha.
Again thank you!