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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 Domains Dashboard.
    Login to your Domains Dashboard
  2. On the dashboard, select the domain you wish to update the A records.
    There are two views in the Domains dashboard - the Card and List views. Click on the view icons to switch to your preferred view. 
    Card View, click Manage
  3. Choose the domain you wish to modify.  
    In the Card view, click the domain's Manage button.

    Domain Dashboard - Card View

    In List view, click the domain or its gear icon on the right-hand side.

    Domain Dashboard - List View

  4. Click on DNS & Nameservers in the left-hand menu.
    Click DNS & Nameservers
  5. On the DNS & Nameservers page, select the DNS Records tab. 
    Click DNS Record Tab
  6. Add a new A Record by clicking the blue + button.
    Add DNS Record
  7. Or, click the three dots next to the A record you wish to edit or delete.
    Click the three dots to edit or delete record
  8. Make your revisions and click on Update DNS.
    Click Update DNS

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

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