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ANAME Records, CNAME Records, MX Record

DNS Service can be very confusing - it is for more advanced users. If you are looking to change the DNS servers for a domain, that is not done through DNS Service. Please LOGIN to the domain manager to use the Change DNS/ Hosting Info link.

If, though, you are the advanced user who has a Mail Exchange or website hosted on your computer, for example, let us be your nameserver! With your domain registration, you can use our DNS Service tool to specify an MX Record, a CNAME Record or ANAME Record. You will still be responsible for configuring your mail or website server host, but we can allow you to specify the IP address or hostname of that host.
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First --- You will need to use our Name Servers to be able to use the DNS Entries in your control panel.

ns1.shopco.com

ns2.shopco.com

 

Second --- Anytime you are dealing with domains, you must have an A record.  You will need to have two records set up; one just a blank and then the IP Address,  the other -  an * and then the IP Address.

Our Default A records are as follows:

_______________  64.99.64.32

*                           64.99.64.32

 

  • The A record type is used to translate from a domain name to an IPv4 address

  • The NS record lists which name servers can answer lookups on a DNS zone

  • The MX record specifies the mail server used to handle mail for a domain specified in an e-mail address. 

Whatever you do in the Control Panel will affect your domain.  Also, keep in mind that the propagation time is usually completed within 6 hours.


A Records

Please keep in mind that "A" and "CNames" need different records.
 

"A" Records require IP Address

"Cnames" require hostnames

 

If you have an IP Address, You want to populate the "A" Records. 

-----------------------------------------------------------CNAME Record

CNAMES are entries that allow sub domains to be forwarded to another address.

For example:

 

something.mydiscountdomains.com = www.mydiscountdomains.com

 

It is the same as "A" records but uses Hostnames rather than IP Address to point the subdomain. By Default, there is no CName associated with the domain. CNAME records can only be used with subdomains (e.i: blog.harvardchallenge.com).

To create a CNAME record please follow the instructions below.

 

 - After logging into your user account, click the "DNS" link located under the "Edit" field for the appropriate domain.

 - Next scroll down to the "CNAME Records" section and click the "Add Record" link.

 - Here you will enter the "Subdomain" and "Target Host" for the record.
 

The "A" Record covers the "www" with it's "*" (Wild Card) symbol.

 

If you check any of your domains DNS, you will see that the "A" Record contains this: 
* = 64.99.64.32

 

Again, the "asterisk" is a wildcard symbol.

So if you type in http://something.domainname.com in your browser, it will always forward to the main page that you associate the domain with.

 

This makes a "www" record useless since anything you type before the domain name in the address bar will always point to the main page.

 

So in other words, by Default, there is no need to create "www" CNAME records since it is not needed.

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MX Record
 

All MX records are modified in domain zone Records. Records are modified in the zone file; Mail Exchangers (MX records)

 

Please note in order for mx Records to work using our DNS, your domain must be using our name servers.

ns1.shopco.com

ns2.shopco.com

ns3.shopco.com

 

On the DNS setting page, copy and paste the first set of MX records entries into the Mail Host field.  Click on the Add Record, and a new Mail host field appears where you can paste the second set of records.  Note that the Preference can be left at 10 for both unless the mail-services provider specifies something else. 

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Some Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Is this where I change my DNS records?
No, that can be done free of charge through the domain manager, using the Change DNS/ Hosting Info link.

2. I'm totally confused...
If you are not familiar with these technical terms, don't worry! These are for the advanced user. Most people will be just fine with DNS from their website hosts, or our forwarding services, and won't need to use DNS Service at all.

3. How do I set up a Mail Exchange server/ Website Hosting server?
The DNS Service is similar to the Change DNS/Hosting link, in that we allow you to specify the DNS servers of your host, but it is still up to your host to configure everything properly. With DNS Service, you can specify the IP address or hostname of your MX Record, CNAME Record or ANAME Record, but it is still up to you to configure everything else.

4. Who will be hosting my domain/website/email?
We will host your domain, and will allow you to specify the IP address or hostname of your MX Record, CNAME Record or ANAME Record. You will be responsible for the hosting and configuration of your website or email, of course.

5. Is there anything I can't do?
Due to traffic restrictions, we strictly prohibit the sending of unsolicited email promoting any domain hosted on our DNS servers.

If you have any questions please call 949-497-8372
Or e-mail us at support@
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