Using a domain from Yahoo


#1

I currently own a Yahoo domain which I would like to use to mask a subdomain that I own with Dreamhosts.
My Yahoo domain is www.madaboutmaple.com, I’ve set up madaboutmaple.o2fan.com (o2fan.com is my dreamhost hosted server).

The Non-editable DreamHost DNS records For madaboutmaple.o2fan.com are:

Record (o2fan.com zone) Type Value
madaboutmaple A 208.97.162.117
ftp.madaboutmaple A 208.97.162.117
www.madaboutmaple A 208.97.162.117

I logged into my Yahoo cpanel and changed www.madaboutmaple.com and madaboutmaple.com to A records to point to 208.97.162.117.
However, everytime I attempt to go to www.madaboutmaple.com, I recieve this error page:

Site Temporarily Unavailable
We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact the webmaster/ tech support immediately to have them rectify this.

error id: “bad_httpd_conf”

However, madaboutmaple.o2fan.com works fine.

Here are all my DNS (forums.madaboutmaple.com are pointing to a remotly hosted forum, this works fine):

A Record *.madaboutmaple.com 208.97.162.117
A Record forums.madaboutmaple.com 209.85.12.235
A Record madaboutmaple.com 208.97.162.117
A Record mail.madaboutmaple.com 208.97.132.20
A Record www.madaboutmaple.com 208.97.162.117
CNAME Record *.madaboutmaple.com Yahoo!Hostname

I’ve even changed my Yahoo nameservers to the following:

Primary ns1.dreamhost.com
Secondary ns2.dreamhost.com
Additional ns3.dreamhost.com

I hope that I’ve provided enough information for a solution to this problem!

Thank you very much for your time and any assistance provided,

Manoz


#2

I don’t know if i understand exactly what you did, so just so you understand my post in regards to what i THINK you did here’s my take.

You changed your Yahoo records to point to the IP of your subdomain hosted on dreamhost.

This IP at dreamhost can be shared among multiple sites, and the user of said sites would be routed to the proper sites by the namerecord not the IP (unless you paid for a dedicated IP from dreamhost) that the user entered to get to said domain.

If you don’t have a dedicated IP from dreamhost, for the yahoo name to properly route people to your site you would actually have to change your nameservers at yahoo for the specific domain to:

ns1.dreamhost.com
ns2.dreamhost.com
ns3.dreamhost.com

Changing only a specific record for your domain to an IP will only work with a dedicated IP (don’t quote me on that, it’s just from what i vaguely remember in my days of school)


#3

Hi,…

I have almost a same question…

I have bought the domain from Yahoo 5 month back… it was running on other hosting service…

I have made the NS change at Yahoo Panel 3 days back… allmost every who is service (as many as i know, all of them) right now reflecting the change…

thats,

ns1.dreamhost.com
ns3.dreamhost.com
ns2.dreamhost.com

I have added the domain in to my DreamHost account… but looks to me some thing screwd up…

i am getting this error…


Site Temporarily Unavailable
We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact the webmaster/ tech support immediately to have them rectify this.
error id: “bad_httpd_conf”

the domain is http://www.doorersathi.com

please can some one tell me whats wrong…

Thinking => BrainPain


#4

There is a support ticket option for bad_httpd_conf, submit a ticket to the DH tech support using that and they will fix it.

Alternativly i’ve found editing some info in the domain to refresh it’s entry fixes that in several cases.


#5

well i opened one and got a very quick reply that http://doorersathi.com is working fine… which imfact is right…

if i add a www and try to open www.doorersathi.com … then only i am now getting this error…

on their reply they pointed that http://doorersathi.com is working therefore I should wait few more hours…

what should i do?? open a another tickit pointing out this problem that it is not working with www or rather its a common problem and I should wait… any one pls suggest…

thnx…

Thinking => BrainPain