General FAQ

Setting up an A Record

What is an A Record?

An A record maps a domain to the physical IP address of the computer hosting that domain. Internet traffic uses the A record to find the computer hosting your domain's DNS settings. The value of an A record is always an IP address, and multiple A records can be configured for one domain name.
For example, secondstreetbestdeals.com is a domain with an A record pointing to 199.19.89.1. This means that all traffic to mybestdeals.com is directed to the server with the IP address 199.19.89.1.

A Record Setup Instructions

1. Sign in to your domain's account at your domain host.

2. Locate the page for updating your domain's DNS records.  The page might be called something like DNS Management, Name Server Management, or Advanced Settings.

3. Locate the A records for your domain. You may already have one or more records resembling this.

4. Modify your A records so they have these A record values. If necessary, create new A records to include a record for each IP address listed on this page.

5. Save your changes and wait until they take effect.

Troubleshooting

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Query for A records only, precede you domain name with "a:" like so:

a: mybestdeals.com

Verify the results. The values returned should match those on the A record values page.