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Add an a Record

An A (host) record connects your domain name to your IP address. A records let users enter your domain name in a Web browser to access your website. They are the most common type of zone record.

  1. Log in to your GoWebsite account.
  2. Next to Domains, click Manage.

How you now access the DNS manager will depend on the view of your account.

If your domain is registered at another company, see the Domains registered at another company section below for instructions.

Card View

In Card View, your account will look something like this:

  1. Select the domain name you want to use, click Text Icon (Settings) and select Manage DNS.
  2. At the bottom of the Records section, click Add and select A from the drop-down list.
  3. Complete the other fields:
    • Host Name — Enter the host name the A record links to. Type @ to point the record directly to your domain name, including the www.
    • Points to IP Address — Enter the IP address your domain name uses for this host record.
    • TTL — Select how long the server should cache the information.
  4. Click Save.

List View

In List View, your account will look something like this:

  1. Click the domain name you want to use.
  2. Click the DNS Zone File tab.
  3. Click Add Record.
  4. From the Record type list, select A (Host).
  5. Complete the following fields:
    • Host Name — Enter the host name the A record links to. Type @ to point the record directly to your domain name, including the www.
    • Points to IP Address — Enter the IP address your domain name uses for this host record.
    • TTL — Select how long the server should cache the information.
  6. Click Finish, then click Save Changes. The new A record displays in the A (Host) section.

Domains registered at another company

  1. From the top menu, click the DNS tab, and select Manage Zones.
  2. Enter the domain name you want to use and click Search.
  3. At the bottom of the Records section, click Add and select A from the drop-down list.
  4. Complete the other fields:
    • Host Name - Enter the host name the A record links to. Type @ to point the record directly to your domain name, including the www.
    • Points to IP Address - Enter the IP address your domain name uses for this host record.
    • TTL - Select how long the server should cache the information.
  5. Click Save.

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