Bing Webmaster Sitemap Failure

Mount_Republic_
Tourist
9 0 1

Hi,

Has anyone successfully submited their sitemap to bing webmaster?

I have submitted it several times over the last few months and for a long time it was pending. Finally, this past month the status turned to "failed".

I fetched the sitemap as a bing bot and this is what the status comes up as: "Status: The DNS resolution for the host of the url (or the redirected url) could not be resolved."

Anyone else have had this issue? And if so, what have you done to fix it?

Thanks,

Matt

Replies 52 (52)
Doug_Gorman
Tourist
6 0 1

Hi Matt,

 

I am having the same porblem as well, I have reached out to bing multiple times, Shopify, and Godaddy as well. I get the same error its been going on for months. 

Doug Gorman https://ultra45.com
Jason
Shopify Expert
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What's the url you added for the sitemap?

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Mount_Republic_
Tourist
9 0 1

Bummer. Well hopefully someone will be able to hell us out.

Mount_Republic_
Tourist
9 0 1

Hi Jason,

The url I used is: https://mountrepublic.com/sitemap.xml

 

This is the same url I've used for Google's search and haven't had any problems there.

St3v3
Excursionist
35 0 26

I am having the same issue with Bing reporting a DNS failure. Google has indexed the site witrh no issues reported.

I have spoken to Bing they say I need to speak with the Domain provider, so I have contacted them (Namesco) and as the domain is forwarded to Shopify there is nothing they can do, so I need to contact Shopify. So I have done that and Shopify say I need to ask Namesco.

Bit stuck on this now and its very frustrating.

The only thing to add to this is I cant see all these different domain providers having the same issue, so the only common thing with all these problems is Shopify.

Hopefully Shopify can assist (have emailed them again) with this or it does limit the exposure the shop will be getting and I may have to consider other options. Not what I want to do with the time I have put into this new shop.

 

 

Doug_Gorman
Tourist
6 0 1

Status: The DNS resolution for the host of the url (or the redirected url) could not be resolved.

 

Still geetting this error, Had Godaddy work with me on the  CNAME, everything is directed properly but not geting any response from bing. Shopify has told me Im on my own and I should try the forums????

Doug Gorman https://ultra45.com
Don_Martin
New Member
3 0 0

Exact same problem on 2 stores. This appears to be a Bing issue. I am following and will try to help if I find anything (over 20 years IT and Web exp)

Doug_Gorman
Tourist
6 0 1

FYI I finally heard something from Bing. Waiting on hold with godaddy to see if they can help.

 

Hi Douglas,

 

Hope you are doing good. As per the Engineering team, when Bingbot is trying to crawl the sitemap it is receiving DNS Failure error and the server is blocking the Bingbot from crawling the sitemap. Here is the error message what we are receiving while making an attempt to crawl the sitemap "DNSFailure 5004This status code indicates that the DNS resolution for the host of the URL (or the redirected URL) could not be resolved. This status code indicates that DNS could not be resolved for the URL when the URL timed out." I would request you to check this issue with the server or DNS service provider and ask them to fix the issue with DNS so that Bingbot will crawl the sitemap and it will get submitted to Bing webmaster tool successfully. Once the issue on the server side is resolved, I would request you to please resubmit the sitemap or please let me know as soon as possible so that  I will resubmit the sitemap from my end. Sorry for the delay response because the Engineering took time to find the root cause of the issue. 

 

I hope that the information provided above would be helpful. If you have any follow-up questions or concerns, please let me know as soon as possible so that I would be glad to assist you.

Thank you,

Vivekchandra Awalkar | TECHNICAL SUPPORT ENGINEER
Bing Ads Support | Supporting your needs 24 x 7

Bing Ads - Check Out What's New in the Latest Release!

Doug Gorman https://ultra45.com
Doug_Gorman
Tourist
6 0 1

Still now clue as to what is happeinging. Godaddy again was no help. I did figure out that when I submit my site map via Bing Bot using http://ultra45.com I get the Re-Direct to Https, and bing is working!!!  However it is once the re-direct poits to the ssl [https://ultra45.com] the problem occours.

Bing Re-Direct

Doug Gorman https://ultra45.com
Doug_Gorman
Tourist
6 0 1

One more time, I called shopify, they said there was not problem. Just realized that when bing reads the xml file there is no format on the site map.....

This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.
        

Doug Gorman https://ultra45.com
St3v3
Excursionist
35 0 26

I have not had a response from Shopify since my last email which is disapointing, so currently I am no further forward on this.

Mount_Republic_
Tourist
9 0 1

Hi all,

 

Thanks for all the updates. 

As for me, I'm waiting to hear back from Shopify and Bing. But so far no luck with anything.

 

- Matt

BrentA
Tourist
5 0 2

I'm having the same issue.  Bing says it is an issue with my DNS or website is blocking them.  My domain is registered with GoDaddy and I contacted them via chat but they were no help, the guy I was chatting with kept asking me how I wanted him to fix the issue.  I'm still talking to Shopify support, so far they have been trying to help with the issue, but they haven't been able to figure out a resolution to the issue yet.

BrentA
Tourist
5 0 2

@Doug_Gorman wrote:

FYI I finally heard something from Bing. Waiting on hold with godaddy to see if they can help.

 

Hi Douglas,

 

Hope you are doing good. As per the Engineering team, when Bingbot is trying to crawl the sitemap it is receiving DNS Failure error and the server is blocking the Bingbot from crawling the sitemap. Here is the error message what we are receiving while making an attempt to crawl the sitemap "DNSFailure 5004This status code indicates that the DNS resolution for the host of the URL (or the redirected URL) could not be resolved. This status code indicates that DNS could not be resolved for the URL when the URL timed out." I would request you to check this issue with the server or DNS service provider and ask them to fix the issue with DNS so that Bingbot will crawl the sitemap and it will get submitted to Bing webmaster tool successfully. Once the issue on the server side is resolved, I would request you to please resubmit the sitemap or please let me know as soon as possible so that  I will resubmit the sitemap from my end. Sorry for the delay response because the Engineering took time to find the root cause of the issue. 

 

I hope that the information provided above would be helpful. If you have any follow-up questions or concerns, please let me know as soon as possible so that I would be glad to assist you.

Thank you,

Vivekchandra Awalkar | TECHNICAL SUPPORT ENGINEER
Bing Ads Support | Supporting your needs 24 x 7

Bing Ads - Check Out What's New in the Latest Release!


 I got the same response from Bing from my support request with them about it:

 

Hi Brent,
 

Hope you are doing good. After my detailed on this issue, I see that when Bingbot is trying to crawl the sitemap it is receiving DNS Failure error and the server is blocking the Bingbot from crawling the sitemap. Here is the error message what we are receiving while making an attempt to crawl the sitemap "DNSFailure 5004." This status code indicates that the DNS resolution for the host of the URL (or the redirected URL) could not be resolved. This status code indicates that DNS could not be resolved for the URL when the URL timed out." I would request you to check this issue with the server or DNS service provider and ask them to fix the issue with DNS so that Bingbot will crawl the sitemap and it will get submitted to Bing webmaster tool successfully. Once the issue on the server side is resolved, I would request you to please resubmit the sitemap or please let me know as soon as possible so that I will resubmit the sitemap from my end

 

I hope that the information provided above would be helpful. If you have any follow-up questions or concerns, please let me know as soon as possible so that I would be glad to assist you.


Have a nice day!

Thank you,

Vivekchandra Awalkar | TECHNICAL SUPPORT ENGINEER
Bing Ads Support | Supporting your needs 24 x 7

BrentA
Tourist
5 0 2

For the ones having the issue is your www   CNAME in your DNS set to shops.myshopify.com or something else like @ ?

Don_Martin
New Member
3 0 0

I have the same issue and I have worked for 20 + years in IT. I have a question I have 2 sites failing this way 1 is on Name Cheap and 1 is on GoDaddy. The question I have is are people submitting their sitemaps with the https://www.sitename.com/sitemap.xml or the https://sitename.com/sitemap.xml format I am going to attempt the www method as I have only submitted the other way so far.


Don_Martin
New Member
3 0 0

Also to your question in Namecheap it is shops.myshopify.com. I


@BrentA wrote:

For the ones having the issue is your www   CNAME in your DNS set to shops.myshopify.com or something else like @ ?



Also to your question in Namecheap it is shops.myshopify.com. In GoDaddy it is "shopname".myshopify.com

Mount_Republic_
Tourist
9 0 1

Hey all,

So I've heard from bing. Apparently they weren't able to reproduce my DNS failure. They took a look at it and from what they see is that on the back-end bing is able to get to the sitemap, but for whatever reason it isn't getting updated on the webmaster portal. They have manually resubmitted my sitemap and will follow up with me. So far, my website hasn't been indexed so we'll see...

Have you guys verified your domain through bing? 

 

Shopify got back to me as well. So far all they've recommended is (1) to make sure the website is verified on Bing (which it is already) as well as offered a link to purchase a shopify app that can help with verification (don't need it), and (2) to use this forum as guidance (no help there as I'm the one who opened this thread..............).

 

-Matt

Mount_Republic_
Tourist
9 0 1

@Don_Martin wrote:

I have the same issue and I have worked for 20 + years in IT. I have a question I have 2 sites failing this way 1 is on Name Cheap and 1 is on GoDaddy. The question I have is are people submitting their sitemaps with the https://www.sitename.com/sitemap.xml or the https://sitename.com/sitemap.xml format I am going to attempt the www method as I have only submitted the other way so far.



I've submitted both. Both have been pending for a while and now since bing manually resubmitted recently I'll be waiting longer. Once something changes, I'll let you know.

 

Supposedly, you should submit the one which is your primary domain. Mine is www.sitename.com so I should submit https://www.sitename.com/sitemap.xml. Previously, I had sitename.com.