I've never configured a DNS before, so I'm asking what is probably a very basic question...
I have a domain at a registrar (A), and I wish to configure it to "point" to a new hosting plan at a different host (B)
My new hosting provider(B) tells me I need to update my DNS config at the registrar (A) with their two nameservers (ns1.abcdef.com & ns2.abcdef.com). This makes perfect sense to me from my basic level of understanding.
I have access through a "control panel" to some of the configuration parameters of the DNS at the registrar (A). I can add A-records, CNAME-records or MX-records.
This is where my understanding becomes a bit cloudy..
* A-records seem to basically direct URL's to specific IP addressses
* CNAME-records seem to be for re-direction of sub-domains
* MX-records seem to be related to email (so I'm ignoring this right now)
To add a new A-record, I can insert my domain name www.myname.com & an IP address.
To add a new CNAME-record, I can insert my domain name and the destination host URL, this seems like re-direction of sub-domains to me, but I'm not sure.
I think from what I have read I need to add a new A-record, but the I can only add an IP address, not a URL such as ns1.abcdef.com.
So, I am in need of help as to what to add to the DNS config. A new A-record? If sop with what IP address?
October 10, 2007 3:10 PM
October 10, 2007 3:46 PM