Retain archived website at old hoster, while using Netlify DNS

I used to host my website at one.com on WordPress. It ran on “wp.fullofwonder.be”
(I purchased the domain fullofwonder.be also at one.com)

I now created a new website, which runs at Netlify and also uses Netlify DNS. (for fullofwonder.be and for www.fullofwonder.be) So I configured the DNS servers at one.com to point to dns[1-4].p05.nsone.net

However, I would also still like to access my old WordPress website at wp.fullofwonder.be. One.com told me to point the A-record at 77.111.240.133, which I did.

Now, when I try to access wp.fullofwonder.be, I get a page (served by Netlify) with an error stating “Not Found - Request ID: 01G1Y1QE5Y7VVSZYSTKSRHC90M”.

How come this error page is served by Netlify? And (more importantly), how do I configure the DNS so that it ends up at one.com again?

Hey @koen

Now that you are using Netlify DNS, did you create this record in the DNS section of the Netlify UI e.g.

I sure did…
However now, I notice that the error is no longer there and the website redirects to my current website (hosted by Netlify)…

Have you configured wp.fullofwonder.be as a custom domain on your site as well?

No, I haven’t. Should I? Should I add it as an alias?
fullofwonder.be is configured as a custom domain on the site

No, you shouldn’t add wp.fullofwonder.be as a custom domain.

There is certainly an issue with how wp.fullofwonder.be is configured as it now returns a Not Found - Request ID: 01G20QHVPC2JJVH6Z4PRRZWCWP. Are there any other records for this domain?

Hi, @koen. You have a NETLIFY type DNS record for wp.fullofwonder.be here:

https://app.netlify.com/account/dns/fullofwonder.be

The NETLIFY type DNS records will override any A or CNAME records for the same name. You must delete that NETLIFY type record before the A record will start working.

If that doesn’t fix it, please let us know.

Hi Luke,

Thank you for your help.

I removed the Netlify DNS entry (only kept the A record). But wp.fullofwonder.be still ends up at the current website (fullofwonder.be).
It does take a while, so it feels like there is some redirection going on? I have no idea what I’m doing wrong here…

It is working when I test, @koen. This is what I see:

$ dig +noall +answer wp.fullofwonder.be
wp.fullofwonder.be.	3600	IN	A	77.111.240.133

If it still isn’t workiong for you, please let us know.