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I set up an Octopress blog on Github Pages at myusername.github.com. I now want blog.myusername.me (which currently has a Wordpress blog set up) to point to this Octopress blog.

So I followed the instructions here on setting up a custom domain:

  • I ran echo 'blog.myusername.me' >> source/CNAME in my Octopress repository, and then ran rake generate and rake deploy to deploy it to Github.
  • I went to Namecheap, and added a new CNAME under my myusername.me domain: "blog -> myusername.github.com -> CNAME".
  • Waited a couple hours.

However, now when I go to myusername.github.com, it redirects me to blog.myusername.me (which is my old Wordpress blog), which seems like the inverse of what I want. (Going to blog.myusername.me directly still shows my Wordpress blog.)

I checked http://www.whatsmydns.net/#CNAME/blog.myusername.me and it seems like my DNS has propagated (myusername.github.com shows up in the right-hand side).

Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

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If the DNS has started to propagate, you may be facing caching on your computer or ISP's DNS server. I'd wait for a bit, or try either:

  • temporarily using a different DNS provider, e.g. OpenDNS or Google Public DNS (you may need to restart your browser or OS)
  • checking from a computer using a different ISP/DNS server

Good luck.

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+1 Without more info about the situation I think this is the most likely cause. DNS changes take time to propagate. Here's some info on how to clear your local cache in Windows/OSX. docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/…. It may take additional time for the remote DNS servers to update to reflect the changes. –  Evan Plaice Apr 8 '12 at 6:01

Without knowing the your actual domain name it's hard to help, but I would recommend you use IP Tools to figure out where the DNS is actually pointing.

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