How to add a DNS record

1. Introduction

When it comes to managing your internet presence you may need to update, add or remove DNS entries for new services.

To get started navigate to your “Websites & Domains” in the left navigation pane, then select “Hosting & DNS” and then DNS Settings.

CAUTION: Modifying DNS settings can disrupt access to your website and/or email. Do so with care, if you have questions please contact support for assistance before making changes. 

From there you’ll be presented with your DNS records. 


Common DNS types

The most common types of DNS entries you might need are as follows. Types A, CNAME, MX and TXT being the top 4 most common you would possibly need to modify as a web hosting customer. 

  • A (Host address)
  • AAAA (IPv6 host address)
  • ALIAS (Auto resolved alias)
  • CNAME (Canonical name for an alias)
  • MX (Mail eXchange)
  • NS (Name Server)
  • PTR (Pointer)
  • SOA (Start Of Authority)
  • SRV (location of service)
  • TXT (Descriptive text)

2. Add a new A record

The first step to add a new record is to simply click “Add Record” 

From there simply fill out the record.

  1. Add the name of the host/entry
  2. Add the IP address
  3. Update TTL (Time to Live), if you are unsure about this parameter just leave it at the default.

When complete click OK. You will then receive the following notice

To commit your changes simply click “update”. 

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