site name: berserkers.dev
I am trying to setup a custom tracking domain.
I am following the steps here → What is a custom tracking domain and how does it improve email deliverability?
In short, the idea is to create a subdomain from my main site, and create a CNAME that points to “
Here are steps to reproduce:
Create a new project / git repo
Create a new site on Netlify as a subdomain and connect it to the newly created git repo (in my case, I chose link.berserkers.dev)
Go to DNS settings for new site/subdomain on Netlify.
We get automatically redirected to main site’s DNS settings.
Add in CNAME record that points to
Within 24 hours, the expectation is to be able to confirm setup successful.
One way to test this is to ping link.berserkers.dev, using a tool such as Remote Ping Test / Ping Online • Wormly Monitoring, and ensuring it “pings” x.gmtrack.net.
Thank you in advance.
berserkers.dev is using Netlify DNS. If you wish to have a subdomain
(e.g. pointing to another service, you add the record for such to Netlify DNS. You would
not create a site for this subdomain to point to as it would then not point to the other service.
from what I can see DNS for
link.berserkers.dev points to
link.berserkers.dev. 3413 IN CNAME x.gmtrack.net.
however it loads a Next.js app from Netlify.
Ah, that’s very helpful, thank you.
I deleted the ‘subdomain site’ as well as the current CNAME record.
I then re-added the CNAME record as shown in your message above.
Does not appear to be synced/working yet, but I imagine it takes some time to propagate/take effect?
Propagation isn’t immediate though usually happens sooner rather than later.
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Crossing fingers – appreciate the help!
@madleo. There are conflicting
NETLIFYv6 type DNS records for this domain here (and this link only works when logged into your team at Netlify):
If you delete the
NETLIFYv6 records the
CNAME record will start working. If it does not, delete it and recreate it. If it still doesn’t work, please let us know.
We have a support guide with more information about these record types here:
The DNS record types of NETLIFY and NETLIFYv6 are special “alias” records within Netlify DNS. They will return the IP addresses for the closest CDN nodes based on the IP address of the system making the DNS lookup.
dns_api example.com- example.com 400 - link exists, all config must be empty
Are you seeing an error like this one?
[dns_api 400 - link exists, all config must be empty]
This happens when you try to create an A or AAAA type DNS record and there is a conflicting NETL…
Appreciate the follow up.
I did as you said – ended up deleting every record relating to the “link…” subdomain.
And…I believe it worked!
Thank you sir.
I can stop crossing my fingers now.