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    • How do I enter a TXT record for my domain?

      To enter a TXT record for your domain, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Domains" from the left-side menu bar and then "Manage Domains" in the drop-down. Check the box next to your domain name(s) and click on the "Bulk Action" button. Choose "DNS Settings" from the "Bulk Action" list. On the DNS page, select the "Custom DNS" setting from the top drop-down menu. Under the "Domain Record" section, select "TXT" from the drop-down. Specify your TXT record in the "IP Address or Target Host" box. Press the "Save DNS" button save your changes. NOTE: The TXT record cannot be set by itself; you must enter a root domain record type (A/AAAA/CNAME/Forwarding) if you want to use a TXT record. You will not be able to set a TXT record without an additional record type.

    • What is Dynadot DNS?

      Dynadot DNS is a domain name server setting in which you use our name server software to resolve the IP address for your domain. In this case, however, you are the person setting the IP address for your domain and your mail servers for your domain. Therefore, the IP address you enter will need to be the IP address of a web server that will respond to web requests for your domain. We can map both "mydomain.com" and "www.mydomain.com" to an IP address that you specify. If you have a web server at this IP address, you can now host a website. If you have an email server at this IP address, you can now receive email. You can also specify up to 5 MX records if you want your email to go to a different location than web requests. Alternatively, you can set up to 10 email aliases (including catch-all email forwarding) to forward your domain's email to an existing email address. We also allow you to specify up to 50 subdomains using A records and CNAME records. For example, you can set the IP address or target host for "ftp.mydomain.com". Wildcards are allowed for A records. You can also specify 5 TXT records with our DNS setting. Learn how to set up DNS for your domain

    • What is DNS?

      DNS stands for Domain Name System (The "S" in DNS can also stand for Service or Server). It specifies how domain names are translated into IP addresses. Since the Internet is based on IP addresses, each time you use a domain name, a DNS server must translate the name into the correct IP address. A DNS server is a computer which takes in a domain name and returns the correct IP address for the domain. This IP address represents the domain's actual location on the Internet.

    • How do I add a Sender Policy Framework (SPF) to my domain?

      You can enter SPF records using the TXT record type in the DNS settings in your Dynadot account. To set an SPF record, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Domains" from the left-side menu bar and click "Manage Domains" in the drop-down. Check the box next to your domain name(s) and click on the "Bulk Action" button. Choose "DNS Settings" from the "Bulk Action" list. On the DNS page, select the "Custom DNS" setting from the top drop-down menu. Under the "Domain Record (required)" section, select "TXT" from the drop-down menu. Enter the information for your SPF record in the "IP Address or Target Host" box. Press the "Save DNS" to save your changes. NOTE: TXT records cannot be set by themselves; you must enter a domain record type (A, AAAA, CNAME, or Forwarding) if you want to use a TXT record. Setting SPF records are can help prevent spammers from sending messages with forged from addresses at your domain.

    • How do I set up my domain to work with Google Apps using a CNAME?

      To set up Google Apps with your domain, please follow these steps: Log into your Dynadot account. Select "My Domains" from the left-side menu bar and click "Manage Domains" in the drop-down. Check the box next to your domain name(s) and click on the "Bulk Action" button. Choose "DNS Settings" from the "Bulk Action" list. On the DNS page, select the "Custom DNS" setting from the top drop-down menu. Under the "Domain Record (required)" field, select "Forward" as the type and enter "http://www.yourdomain.ext" as the "Target Host". In the next line, select "TXT" as the type and enter your Google verification string in the "Target Host" box. Under the "Subdomain Record (optional)" field, enter "www" as the subdomain and "CNAME" as the type, then enter "ghs.google.com" as the "Target Host". For your second subdomain, enter "calendar" as the subdomain and "CNAME" as the type, then enter "ghs.google.com" as the "Target Host". For the third subdomain, enter "docs" as the subdomain and "CNAME" as the type, then enter "ghs.google.com" as the "Target Host". For the last subdomain, enter "mail" as the subdomain and "CNAME" as the type, then enter "ghs.google.com as the "Target Host". Scroll down to the "MX Records" field and enter "aspmx.l.google.com", priority 1, "alt1.aspmx.l.google.com", priority 5, "alt2.aspmx.l.google.com", priority 5, "alt3.aspmx.l.google.com", priority 10, and "alt4.aspmx.l.google.com", priority 10. Click on the "Save DNS" button to save your changes. Please be aware that it might take some time for your changes to propagate.

    • How do I forward my domain using Dynadot Advanced DNS?

      To forward your domain using Dynadot Advanced DNS, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Domains" on the left-side menu bar and click "Manage Domains" in the drop-down. Check the box next to the domain name(s) you want to forward and click on the "Bulk Action" button. Choose "DNS Settings" from the "Bulk Action" list. In the "Domain Record (required)" section, select "Forward from the drop-down menu and then enter the URL you wish to forward to under the "IP Address or Target Host" box. In the "Subdomain Records (optional)" section, enter "www" as the subdomain, select "Forward" from the drop-down menu and enter the URL you wish to forward to under the "IP Address or Target Host" box. Press the "Save DNS" button to save your changes. Please be aware it may take some time for your changes to propagate.

    • How do I create an A record to point my domain to an IP address?

      To create an A record, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Domains" from the left-side menu bar and click "Manage Domains" in the drop-down. Check the box next to your domain name(s) and click on the "Bulk Action" button. Choose "DNS Settings" from the "Bulk Action" list. On the DNS page, select the "Custom DNS" setting from the top drop-down menu. In the "Domain Record (required)" section, select "A" from the drop-down menu and then enter your IP address in the "IP Address or Target Host" box. In the "Subdomain Records (optional)" section, enter "www" as the subdomain, select "A" from the drop-down menu and then enter your IP address in the "IP Address or Target Host" box. Press the "Save DNS" button to save your changes. Please be aware it might take some time for your settings to propagate. Wix Hosting, Weebly

    • How do I set up my MX records so I can use my domain email if I'm using DNS?

      MX records are mail exchange records that specify the mail server responsible for accepting email messages for your domain. If you want to set up your email for your domain, you will need to set up MX records within your Dynadot account. If you are using our DNS, you will also need to set up your MX records using our DNS. To do so, please follow the instructions below: Log into your Dynadot account. Check the box next to your domain name and click on the "Name Servers" icon. Click on the "DNS" tab. In the "MX Records" section, fill out the "Mail Host" and "Distance" fields. Press the "Use Dynadot DNS" button to save your changes. Please note that you must have a Domain Record type set to use MX records under the DNS section. Learn how to set up MX records if you aren't using our DNS

    • How do I set up my domain with Blogger or Blogspot?

      To set up your domain with Blogger or Blogspot, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Domains" from the left-side menu bar and click "Manage Domains" in the drop-down. Check the box next to your domain name(s) and click on the "Bulk Action" button. Choose "DNS Settings" from the "Bulk Action" list. On the DNS page, select "Custom DNS" from the top drop-down menu. In the "Domain Record (required)" field, select "A" from the drop-down menu and enter Google's IP 216.239.32.21 in the "IP Address or Target Host" box. Repeat the same steps and create 3 additional A records pointing to IP addresses 216.239.34.21, 216.239.36.21, and 216.239.38.21. In the "Subdomain Records (optional) field", enter "www" as the subdomain record, select "CNAME" from the drop-down menu, and enter ghs.google.com under the "IP Address or Target Host" box. Please note Blogger may ask you to enter another CNAME record. You can verify their current settings here. Press the "Save DNS" button to save your changes. Please be aware that it might take some time for your name server changes to propagate. Next, you will need to configure your settings with Blogger: Sign in to your Blogger account. Navigate to Dashboard, Settings, Publishing, Add a custom domain, Switch to advanced settings. In the "Advanced Settings" box, type in www.yourdomain.ext (For example: www.dynadot.com). Press the Save button to save your changes.

    • How do I set up a custom domain with Tumblr?

      To set up a custom domain with Tumblr, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Domains" from the left-side menu bar and click "Manage Domains" in the drop-down. Check the box next to your domain name(s) and click the "Bulk Action" button. Choose "DNS Settings" from the "Bulk Action" list. On the DNS page, select "Custom DNS" from the top drop-down. In the "Domain Record (required)" field, select "A" from the drop-down menu and then enter IP address 66.6.44.4 in the "IP Address or Target Host" box. In the "Subdomain Records (optional)" section, enter "www" as the subdomain, select "CNAME" from the drop-down menu and then enter domains.tumblr.com in the "IP Address or Target Host" box. Press the "Save DNS" button to save your changes.

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