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Setting up WildCard DNS

If you have a dedicated IP address, you can create a wildcard A record by setting the Host Name value to an * (asterisk).

When you do so, if the subdomain queried does not exist, the server will respond with the IP address specified in the Zone File Editor as the wildcard.

For example, if someone were to visit http://wildcard.mytestdomain.com, and the subdomain "wildcard" does not exist anywhere on the account, the visitor is redirected to the IP address you specified for the wildcard.

Wildcard DNS queries do not work with our Web Hosting (though they do work with Shared, cPanel, and Plesk). Find out what kind of hosting account you have.

  1. Log in to your GoWebsite account.
  2. Next to Domains, click Manage.
  3. Click the domain name you want to use, and then select the DNS Zone File tab.
  4. Click Add Record for the domain name you want to update.
  5. From the Record type list, select A (Host).
  6. Complete the following fields:
    • Host Name — Type *.
    • Points to IP Address — Enter the IP address your domain name uses for this host record. For example, you can enter the same IP address you have for the @ record.
    • TTL — Select how long the server should cache the information.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Click Save Changes.

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