Checking Custom Domain Name IP Address in Windows

Saturday, December 8, 2018 → 2 min read

Update 12/27/2018: The ping command is also available on a MacOS terminal.

I finally have my own custom domain and this site is now on "dinobansigan.com" as opposed to "dinobansigan.github.io". I initially had trouble getting the site up and running on my custom domain. I learned that you need to add A records to make a custom domain work with Github pages. So I did that but I still couldn't get to the site.

Did a search on bing (yes I use Bing) and the top troubleshooting tip was to verify which IP address my site was resolving to. To do that, I would have to run the Dig command on my domain name. The Dig command is a linux command and I'm on a Windows PC so that won't work. Turns out you can use the good old Ping command to do the same thing. So I fired up the command prompt and typed "ping yourdomainname.com". I was then able to see what IP address my site was resolving to.

Note: It took awhile for my site to work with my custom domain even after I correctly setup the A records. I was starting to think I did it incorrectly. So just wait 10-20 minutes and try again.

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