Change the DNS recordsChanging the DNS records is a more involved way to send your site live than changing the name server settings. However, it allows you more control over non-icompendium domain-related services, such as sub-domains or a custom email solution (like Outlook 360 or Google Apps).
To send your site live by changing the DNS records, try the following:
- Login to the company where you purchased your domain name
- Look for a section like "My Domains" or "Manage Domains"
- Select the domain to manage
- Look for an option like "DNS settings", "Advanced DNS", "Manage DNS","Zone File"
Set the A record
Look for an A record with a blank, @, or dot in the first field (usually called the host field). Change the IP address to 126.96.36.199
For example, this may look like so:
Delete the www A recordNext, look for an A record with www in the first field. If found, delete it.
Set the CNAME record
Look for a CNAME record with www in the first field. If this does not exist, then create it. Set the "value" or "points to" field for this CNAME based on when you signed-up. This may look like so:
If you signed-up AFTER 8/11/2014 set the www CNAME to:
If you signed-up AFTER 07/19/11 and BEFORE 8/11/2014 set the www CNAME to:
If you signed-up AFTER 12/01/08 and BEFORE 07/19/11 set the www CNAME to:
If you signed-up BEFORE 12/01/08 set the www CNAME to:
After this change is made, it can take up to 24 hours for your site to go live. Making this change should not affect the way your current email set-up.