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How to Update A Records - DNS Management

What is an A Record?

An A Record assigns an address for your domain to a specific IP (www to 12.345.678.90). Domain owners typically use it to control which specific servers host a particular function associated with their online presence (website, email, etc.) Many other DNS records require an associated A Record in order to function properly. The usual A records to update when changing the IP address are the '@' and 'www' A records.

How To Update A Records?

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. Select Domains from the left-side menu.
    Domains Section
  3. Click the SETTINGS option for the domain name where you will be updating the A Records.
    Settings Option
  4. On the Domain information page, look for the Advanced Tools tile and click the dropdown button.
    Advanced Tools dropdown option
  5. Click on MANAGE.
  6. Optional: A dialogue box will appear reminding you that Advanced DNS updates should be done by advanced users only as it may affect your email and website.
    Dialogue Box reminder
  7. Inside the A Records page, hit the three-dotted icon.
    Click the ellipsis button
  8. Click the Edit button.
    Click the Edit button
  9. Make the necessary changes, and once done, click EDIT.
    Update your A Records with the field provided

Note: DNS record changes may take 24-48 hours to take effect. For DNS terminologies, please click here.

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