Pointing your domain to hosting with A records

A Records

are what point your domain to your website hosting. The first thing you’ll need to do in order to add A Records is to make sure that you are using our default name servers. (Name servers point computers looking for your DNS records where to go, so if your Name servers are pointing somewhere else, then you need to manage your DNS with them.) Once you are on our name servers, follow the steps below:
  1. Log in to your Name.com account.
  2. From the top menu, click the Domains tab, and select my domains list.
  3. Click on the domain name you wish to create an A record for.
  4. Click DNS Records on the left.
  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 blue Add Record button. First A Record

    Second A record

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

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


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