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bazz
11-22-2008, 04:37 PM
OK, I have had problems with my normal dns registrar because when I move to my hosts nameservers, they don't tell me when renewals are due. if I just point them to the server (nn.nnn.nnn.nnn), they do notify me.

However, I have now begun to use godaddy. I have set the a record to nn.nnn.nnn.nnn where that is my server IP address. It doesn't find it. when I try to forward/point to that IP, it will only let me enter the actual domain name.

I need to be able to point to nn.nnn.nnn.nnn my server ip address. how do I do this? no obvious help in godaddy cp.

any advice welcome thanks

bazz

oracleguy
11-22-2008, 07:37 PM
I'm not totally clear on what you are going for but:

In godaddy one of the DNS options instead of entering in some nameservers is to have custom DNS settings. That will allow you to create your own A records so you can have the domain and it's subdomains point to any IP address you please. And this avoids doing forwarding since the name will just resolve to whatever IP you want. This uses godaddy servers as the nameservers and you can enter the DNS info on their site. There is a link under where they list the nameservers for the domain you are looking at.

bazz
11-22-2008, 11:01 PM
Thanks oracleguy.

I have the domain manager screen in front of me.

The dns nameservers are those of the defualt setting - domaincontrol.com

I have made an A-record for the IP address I want my domain name to point to.

Maybe I need to wait some time for it to become active?

bazz

oracleguy
11-23-2008, 02:22 AM
I have made an A-record for the IP address I want my domain name to point to.

Maybe I need to wait some time for it to become active?


Well you should have to wait for the new nameservers to become active like any other domain. But A record changes should take affect almost instantly.



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