Weird domain issue with /cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi

czerdrill

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I did a search for the "/cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi" redirect issue, but none of those apply to what's happening on my domain. I had a domain which I was using on a cpanel server with a reseller account. However, I removed the account from the cpanel server and changed the DNS to something else outside of that server (bloggers server). So I want to use this domain as a custom domain on blogger.

However, even with the new DNS, and new host records, it's still redirecting to /cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi and I'm not sure why? Any ideas?
 

czerdrill

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I'm starting to think it's a DNS cache issue on my end, but not sure how to fix that....
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

It's difficult to know for sure without knowing the domain name to lookup the DNS records for. However, if you are referring to "Blogger" provided by Google, they do provide full DNS setup instructions at:

Blogger with custom domain name

Could you check that your DNS Zone is configured per the instructions they provide?

Thank you.
 

czerdrill

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Hi Michael, yep I've configured it exactly like so as provided by Google. the domain is larinx.com

When I do a whois lookup it shows the correct dns and host records, so I'm not sure why it's happening.
 

cPanelMichael

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That domain name loads the correct page for me. Please try clearing the browser and DNS cache on your computer to see if that allows you view the proper content.

Thank you.
 

czerdrill

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Hi Michael,

Ok so I did that, and I changed my DNS to Google's DNS servers and now what happens is I'm taken to blogger, but it's still redirecting to /cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi. Please see the attached pic. Is that what you see also, or do you just see larinx.com, and then something else other then the page not found?

If I click "Go to blog homepage" it still goes right back to the /cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi page not found page...Screenshot at 2012-03-20 17:13:05.png
 

tank

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Over what time period is this being done. It takes time for DNS records to update. You might have it set to a real slow update time. I would give at least 24 hours for the update.

I went their and I see your home page? IS their anything wrong with it?
 

cPanelTristan

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If you are cached, the best way to check is typically to use a proxy such as proxify.net or kproxy.com to check the site. A proxy site will not be cached and let you see if the site is actually working. If the proxy shows the site, you simply would need to wait for propagation in order to see the site or trying clearing the cache on your system. Sometimes, your ISP is cached and that's why you will not see the site and simply have to wait the required propagation period for the cache to clear. Again, this is why using a proxy would be beneficial.