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    • 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 "Dynadot 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.

    • How do I set up my domain to work with Google AdSense?

      To set up your domain to work with Google AdSense, please follow these steps: Log into your Google AdSense account to get your publisher number. It will look like pub-###.afd.ghs.google.com. 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 "Dynadot DNS" setting from the top drop-down menu. Under the "Domain Record (required)" field, select "A" as the type and enter the IP address from the AdSense set-up guide as the "Target Host". You do not need to enter four records as indicated in their guide. Under the "Subdomain Record (optional)" field, enter "www" as the subdomain, select "CNAME" as the record type, and enter your publisher number as the "Target Host". 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 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 Settings page, select the "Dynadot 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(s) and click on the "Bulk Action" button. Choose "DNS Settings" from the "Bulk Action" list. Under the "Domain Record" section, select "MX" from the “Record Type” drop-down. Enter your MX record in the “Host” box, and the record’s priority in the “Distance” box. Press the ”Save DNS” button save your changes . If you are using our Email Hosting, please follow these two additional steps before saving your DNS: Under the "Domain Record" section, select "TXT" from the “Record Type” drop-down. Enter "v=spf1 mx ip4:166.88.19.160 ~all" in the "IP Address or Target Host" section. NOTE: The SPF record will help prevent spoofing and let email servers know your message is not spam. Learn how to set up MX records if you aren't using our DNS

    • How do I set up my domain to work with G Suite using DNS?

      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 "Dynadot 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". Next, enter the following MX records for email: "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 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. Click “My Domains”, then “Manage Domains” from the left-side menu bar. Check the box next to your domains name and click “Bulk Action”. Click on “Email Forwarding”, then “MX Records”. 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.

    • When the first domain record is a CNAME, why are MX records not allowed?

      RFC 1034 published by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) recommends the following: "If a CNAME resource record is present at a node, no other data should be present; this ensures that the data for a canonical name and its aliases cannot be different. This rule also insures that a cached CNAME can be used without checking with an authoritative server for other resource record types." We do have a workaround for this issue.

    • How do I connect my domain with my Website Builder using DNS?

      To connect a domain to your Website Builder, the domain must be in the same Dynadot account as the Website Builder you want to connect to it. If this is the case, please follow these steps to connect your domain to the Website Builder using DNS: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Domains” from the left-side menu bar and click "Manage Domains" in the drop-down menu. Check the box next to your domain name(s) and click on the "Bulk Action" button. Choose "DNS Settings" from the "Bulk Action" list. In the "Domain Record (required)" section, select "A" from the drop-down menu and then enter “52.52.194.179” in the "IP Address or Target Host" box. For the next line of the "Domain Record (required)" section, select "A" from the drop-down menu and then enter “52.52.155.86” 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 “13.56.50.119” in the "IP Address or Target Host" box. Press the "Save DNS" button to save your changes. NOTE: Your domain must be linked directly to your Website Builder before you can connect to the Website builder using DNS. Please be aware that it may take some time for your settings to propagate. Your settings should look similar to what is shown below: (click to enlarge) Website Builder DNS Example If you want to connect a domain that is at another registrar to your Website Builder, you will need to transfer your domain to your Dynadot account. If you want to connect a domain that is in another Dynadot account to your website builder, you will need to initiate a Change Ownership request to move the domain to the Dynadot account which holds the Website Builder.

    • How can I connect the mobile site I created on Wix.com to my domain?

      To connect your domain to your Wix.com mobile site, you will need to add an additional subdomain to your existing A records. Please follow these steps: In the "Subdomain Records (optional)" section, enter "m" as the subdomain, select "A" from the drop-down menu and then enter the IP address 216.139.213.144 in the "IP Address or Target Host" box. Click on the "Save DNS" button to save your changes.

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