Pointing Domain Name to Tumblr Account

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2014-02-24 3:47 pm EST
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Hello,

I have recently been trying to point my domain name to a Tumblr account. In the past, I created a new A Record in the Simple DNS Zone Editor, pointing it to the Tumblr IP address, then followed the appropriate instructions on my actual Tumblr account. This would result in both a combination of both the webhostinghub and Tumblr error pages upon viewing the domain name. I was told that it could take up to 24 hours for it to propagate on this end, and up to 72 hours on Tumblr's end. However, nothing ended up happening after that time, as both error pages continued to pop up. I've included the Tumblr instruction page below:
http://www.tumblr.com/docs/en/custom_domains

Since then, I have using the Advanced DNS Zone Editor as well, both changing the exiting A Record for my domain name, and creating another one under the same domain name, both to no avail. I've recently added an A record, pointing my domain name to Tumblr's IP address again, and am willing to give it the time to propagate.

However, I am curious if I am doing something wrong. I've used the Visual Domain Checker Tool as well, and it shows the A Record pointing to both the Tumblr IP address, as well as the webhostinghub. Do I need to change the original A Record, or does adding one with the same domain name work? Help would be much appreciated, as I've followed all of the instructions on both ends multiple times, and have yielded no positive results.

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ScottM
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2014-02-24 3:52 pm EST
Hello,

Thank you for your question. When pointing your domain to another host via an A record, you need to make sure that there is only one record. So if you have A records for example.com pointing to both tumblr and webhostinghub, there will be errors.

Simply remove the extra A records for your main domain and leave the one pointing to Tumblr as indicated in their instructions, then there should be no issue with it redirecting properly.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M

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