“A DNS entry for the domain already exists” – When do you see this error? [Important| Revised 2019]
cPanel/WHM interface provides an easy way for server owners to create new domains via WHM interface. But this can give error in certain scenarios.
One such scenario is that a DNS entry for the domain already exists, and the error message shows:
Account Creation Status: failed, A DNS entry for domain.com already exists,
You must remove this DNS entry from all servers in the dns cluster to proceed.
What is ” A DNS entry for the domain already exist” error ? [Updated June 2019]
‘DNS zone entry already exists’ error occurs when you are trying to create a Addon Domain or Subdomain which already exist in DNS Zone. So if a domain already exists, you cannot add the same domain name without removing it from DNS Zone.
Most common reason why the error “A dns entry for the domain already exists” shows up [Important]
Most common reason for the error is that a domain with the same name you are creating, existed previously in that server. When that domain was terminated, it may not be properly removed from the server due to which this error prompts up.
How to fix the error “A DNS entry for the domain already exists” [Updated June 2019]
Try to check the domain name which you are trying to add in your Edit DNS Zone if you are a Reseller or Root. You can also check this in your cPanel by Advance Zone Editor.
Try to remove every DNS record with reference to that domain.
Remove the existing DNS entry of that domain manually by cross verifying the domain whether it is linked to other subdomain or not just to avoid other unexpected errors which can put you in more trouble.
To make it more simple for you , just try to create different name instead of using the same name to avoid this issue.