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    My domain alternates between two different addresses!


    Sure can't figure this one out...

    I recently set up a local webserver with Apache. I bought my domain name through Godqaddy.com. Godaddy parks the domain with a page to that effect until you get your site up.

    I configured at godaddy for my domain to point to my server. Yet, when I enter the address into the address window in my browser, I never know where it's going to go. Half the time it will go to my server presenting my website as it should. But then a few minutes later, when I enter the address again and press enter, it'll take me to the Godaddy "parked" page! I never know which place it will take me when I attempt to reach my website.

    The domain is machopowerwagon.com

    What's going on here? Any ideas? I'd like to have at least some ideas about it before emailing their support. Thanks!
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    I think you don't have something setup correctly.
    Here is what I get from DNS;

    Code:
    U:\>dig www.machopowerwagon.com
    
    ; <<>> DiG 9.3.1 <<>> www.machopowerwagon.com
    ;; global options:  printcmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 311
    ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 3, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0
    
    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;www.machopowerwagon.com.       IN      A
    
    ;; ANSWER SECTION:
    www.machopowerwagon.com. 3525   IN      CNAME   machopowerwagon.com.
    machopowerwagon.com.    3395    IN      A       68.178.232.100
    machopowerwagon.com.    3395    IN      A       204.116.234.18
    
    ;; Query time: 0 msec
    ;; SERVER: 166.71.146.17#53(166.71.146.17)
    ;; WHEN: Fri Aug 08 14:17:54 2008
    ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 87
    This is telling me that www.machopowerwagon.com is a CNAME to machopowerwagon.com which has 2 ip addresses. Looking up the ip address I see the following;

    Code:
    U:\>dig -x 68.178.232.100
    
    ; <<>> DiG 9.3.1 <<>> -x 68.178.232.100
    ;; global options:  printcmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 1816
    ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 2
    
    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;100.232.178.68.in-addr.arpa.   IN      PTR
    
    ;; ANSWER SECTION:
    100.232.178.68.in-addr.arpa. 3600 IN    PTR     parkwebwin-v01.prod.mesa1.secure
    server.net.
    
    ;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
    232.178.68.in-addr.arpa. 3600   IN      NS      cns1.secureserver.net.
    232.178.68.in-addr.arpa. 3600   IN      NS      cns2.secureserver.net.
    
    ;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
    cns1.secureserver.net.  11697   IN      A       64.202.167.31
    cns2.secureserver.net.  11697   IN      A       216.69.185.100
    
    ;; Query time: 170 msec
    ;; SERVER: 166.71.146.17#53(166.71.146.17)
    ;; WHEN: Fri Aug 08 14:18:53 2008
    ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 171
    Code:
    U:\>dig -x 204.116.234.18
    
    ; <<>> DiG 9.3.1 <<>> -x 204.116.234.18
    ;; global options:  printcmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 1869
    ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0
    
    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;18.234.116.204.in-addr.arpa.   IN      PTR
    
    ;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
    116.204.in-addr.arpa.   3600    IN      SOA     ns1.neonova.net. hostmaster.neon
    ova.net. 2007051802 3600 1800 1209600 3600
    
    ;; Query time: 90 msec
    ;; SERVER: 166.71.146.17#53(166.71.146.17)
    ;; WHEN: Fri Aug 08 14:20:49 2008
    ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 107
    I am not sure which one is correct but you might want to remove the wrong record at GoDaddy.

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    Let me explain this a little bit more for you.

    When DNS has more then one ip address for a host it will round robin the ip address meaning the following;

    Request 1 => Answer IP 1
    Request 2 => Answer IP 2
    Request 3 => Answer IP 1
    Request 4 => Answer IP 2

    And so forth which means half of the responses are incorrect in your case.

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    That would certainly explain it! Thanks Lazydog! I'll see what I can do to correct it.
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    I presume I did this right. I went back to godaddy, went into DNS control and MX records and deleted "@ 216.69.185.100" and did another one pointing toward my server's IP.

    Thanks again Lazydog!
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    Looks better.

    Code:
    ~ $ dig www.machopowerwagon.com
    
    ; <<>> DiG 9.2.4 <<>> www.machopowerwagon.com
    ;; global options:  printcmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 25903
    ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 0
    
    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;www.machopowerwagon.com.       IN      A
    
    ;; ANSWER SECTION:
    www.machopowerwagon.com. 3600   IN      CNAME   machopowerwagon.com.
    machopowerwagon.com.    3600    IN      A       204.116.234.18
    
    ;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
    machopowerwagon.com.    3600    IN      NS      ns03.domaincontrol.com.
    machopowerwagon.com.    3600    IN      NS      ns04.domaincontrol.com.
    
    ;; Query time: 230 msec
    ;; SERVER: 24.154.1.35#53(24.154.1.35)
    ;; WHEN: Sun Aug 10 01:29:32 2008
    ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 123

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