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Custom Domain Cannot Be Used

Hi!

 

I want to have a custom domain for my resume so I first wanted to test that on a Repository, so I did gh-pages and made the site visible and everything, and then I created a domain name called testafd.com (name to make the domain work) and then I saw the CNAME file in my Repo, then went ahead and tested it out: testafd.com

 

I searched up on this forum, and everyone said they solved it by some numbers and something like A and stuff, but I'm not sure what that means, or how to get that.

 

I tried searching on StackOverflow, and then there was a solution, but Step 3 I was wondering what that's about. I have to create a file called A? Could someone please help with this, I'm really puzzled.

 

LINKS:

Test Repo

StackOverflow Answer

 

Thank you!

 

 

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Re: Custom Domain Cannot Be Used

Hi @CookiBytes,

 

Thanks for being here! I don't see the CNAME on your linked repo, have you followed the steps found on our help pages: https://help.github.com/en/github/working-with-github-pages/managing-a-custom-domain-for-your-github...


I hope this helps,
Andrea

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Re: Custom Domain Cannot Be Used

Hi@AndreaGriffiths11  , thanks for replying! When I posted this question, I remember there was a CNAME file. I checked in on my test repo just now, and it said:

 

Domain's DNS record could not be retrieved. For more information, see https://help.github.com/articles/setting-up-a-custom-domain-with-github-pages/.