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    • How can I add an MX record on your "Email Forwarding" page?

      Email forwarding can be added to any domain in your Dynadot account for free! To add an MX record on our "Email Forwarding" page, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "Manage" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Check the box next to your domain name(s) and then click on the "Name Servers" icon. Click on the "Email Forwarding" tab. Select the radio button next to the "Deliver email to another mail host (MX record):" option. Enter the MX value in the "Mail Host" field and the distance in the "Distance" field. Distance 0 is highest priority. Click on the "Save Email Settings" button to save your changes.

    • 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 "Manage" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Check the box next to your domain name(s) and click on the "Name Servers" icon. Click on the "DNS" tab. Under the "Domain Record" section, select "TXT" from the drop-down menu. Enter the information for your SPF record in the "IP Address or Target Host" box. Click on the "Save DNS" button at the bottom of the page to save your changes. NOTE: You must enter a domain record type (A, AAAA, CNAME, or Forwarding) if you want to use a TXT record. You will not be able to set a TXT record without an additional record type. Setting SPF records are can help prevent spammers from sending messages with forged from addresses at your domain.

    • How do I set up DNS for my domain?

      To set up DNS for your domain, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "Manage" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Check the box next to your domain name(s) and click on the "Name Servers" icon. Click on the "DNS" tab. Select the "Record Type" from the drop-down menu, then enter in the IP Address or Target Host of your web server in the first text box. If you have an Email Server or MX Record available for your domain email, enter in the hostname and the distance (otherwise known as priority) in the subsequent text boxes. You can also specify subdomain A records, CNAME records, SRV records, email aliases (in the "Email Forwarding Settings" box), and a TXT record. Click on the "Save DNS" button to save your changes. Please be aware that it might take some time for your name server 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 "Manage" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Check the box next to the domain name(s) you want to forward and click on the "Name Servers" icon. Click on the "DNS" tab. In the "Domain Record (required)" field, 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)" field, select "Forward" from the drop-down menu and enter the URL you wish to forward to under the "IP Address or Target Host" box. Click on the "Save DNS" button to save your changes. Your settings should look similar to what is shown below: Advanced Dynadot DNS Example Please be aware it may take some time for your changes to propagate.

    • 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 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 "Manage" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Check the box next to your domain name(s) and then click on the "Name Servers" icon. Click on the "DNS" tab. 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", "alt1.aspmx.l.google.com", and "alt2.aspmx.l.google.com". Click on the "Save DNS" button to save your changes. Your settings should look similar to what is shown below: (click on it to see it larger) Google Apps CNAME Example Please be aware that it might take some time for your changes to propagate.

    • 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 "Manage" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Check the box next to your domain name(s) and click on the "Name Servers" icon. Click on the "DNS" tab. 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. Click on the "Save DNS" button to save your changes.

    • 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 "Manage" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Check the box next to your domain name(s) and click on the "Name Servers" icon. Click on the "DNS" tab. In the "Domain Record (required)" field, 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. Click on the "Save DNS" button to save your changes. Your settings should look similar to what is shown below: (click on it to see it larger) A Record Example Please be aware it may take anywhere from 20 minutes to 24 hours for your DNS changes to propagate. Wix Hosting, Weebly

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