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Add a Subdomain That Points to an IP Address

Now that you understand what a subdomain is, you can add non-forwarded subdomains that point to IP addresses. If you want to forward a subdomain, see Forward a subdomain.

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

Now that you understand what a subdomain is, you can add non-forwarded subdomains that point to IP addresses. If you want to forward a subdomain, see Forward a subdomain.

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

How you add a subdomain will depend on the view of your account.

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 list, click Add and select A from the Type drop-down menu.
  3. Complete the other fields:
    • Host - Enter the subdomain you want to use.

      The subdomain can include a period (.) but not as the first or last character. Consecutive periods (...) are not allowed. A subdomain cannot exceed 25 characters.

    • Points to - Enter the IP address you want the subdomain to point to.
    • 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 - Enter the subdomain you want to use.

      The subdomain can include a period (.) but not as the first or last character. Consecutive periods (...) are not allowed. A subdomain cannot exceed 25 characters.

    • Points to - Enter the IP address you want the subdomain to point to.
    • TTL - Select how long the server should cache the information.
  6. Click Finish.
  7. Click Save Changes. The new subdomain displays in the A (Host) section.

DNS can take up to 48 hours to propagate.

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