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Pointing your domain to hosting with A records

Last Updated: January 31, 2024

A Records are what point your domain to your website hosting. The first thing you’ll need to do to add an A Record is to make sure that you are using's default nameservers (which point computers looking for your DNS records to where they need to go.). Once you are on our nameservers, follow the steps below:

  1. Log into your account.
  2. Click on the My Domains link, located on the top right of the navigation.
  3. Click on the domain name you wish to create an A record for.
  4. Click Manage DNS Records.
  5. Here, you will add the desired A record, typically supplied by your website provider or host. If you were provided an IP address then you would typically create two A records:

    First A record

    Leave the drop-down menu Type as A, leave the Host field blank, and then copy and paste the IP address into the answer field. Then click the Add Record button. 

    Second A record

    Follow the same steps as in the first record, but in the Host field add a * symbol. 

Once the records are created, the domain should be pointing to the web server within 24 hours.


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