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How to Update DNS Records - DNS Management

What is DNS?

Domain Name System, or DNS, converts domain names into numbers called IP addresses. A number, an IP address, identifies every website; computers read that. One of the IP addresses for Google is 172.217.14.228. When web browsers look for Google, they are looking for 172.217.14.228, which they find in the Google Name Server databases. DNS forms the backbone of the internet, the authority on where every website is located. Also, see DNS Records Explained.

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Follow these steps to update your DNS records:

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. Account Manager Log In Page
  3. Select Domains from the left-side menu.
    Domains Section
  4. Click the SETTINGS option for the domain name where you will be updating the A Records.
    Settings Option
  5. On the Domain information page, look for the Advanced Tools tile and click the dropdown button.
    Advanced Tools dropdown option
  6. Click on MANAGE.
    Manage
  7. 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

To Modify an Existing DNS Record:

  1. Find the record you want to modify under Manage Advanced DNS Records. Click the three-dotted icon.
    Click the ellipsis button
  2. Click on the Edit button.
    Click the Edit button
  3. Make the necessary changes in the required fields.
  4. Click EDIT to save changes.
    Update your A Records with the field provided

To Add a New Record:

  1. Click the + ADD RECORD button.
    Click the +ADD Record button
  2. Fill in the required fields in the pop-up window that appears.
  3. Choose the Record Type and set the TTL (time to live).
    Add all the necessary information, such as Points to and TTL
  4. Click ADD to save the new record.
    Click the ADD button

To Delete a Record:

  1. Find the record you want to delete under Manage Advanced DNS Records.
  2. Click on the Delete button.
    Click the Delete button
  3. Confirm deletion by clicking the DELETE button on the confirmation window.
    Click the DELETE button
Note that DNS record changes may take 24-48 hours to take effect. There is currently no option to add SRV Records in your Domains Dashboard. Please contact us for assistance.

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