Help me make a sub domain

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not sure what to change in my DNS.
Im trying to create a sub domain, and the instructions that i have found dont make a lot of sense to me. If someone could explain things in a little more detail or more of a walk through style that would be appreciated.
from the instructions that i had found it said that i need to change the DNS settings, I need to add two new A types but im not exactly sure what to put in them.
can someone help please
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jared

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Justine

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Hello Jared,

Can you let me know what your Yola website address is, and whether you are pointing an external domain to Yola, or if you are trying to create a Yola sub-domain?

Thanks!

- Justine
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My website is gatemanstudios.com.
i am trying to make a sub-domain live.gatemanstudios.com
i tried to point my domain to an domain that is not with yola and it took over our original website and just became theres, so i had to change the dns back. so i want to make a sub domain so i can keep my website and have a tab that will allow people to go the affiliate website that i am trying to point my sub domain to.
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Hello Jared,

Thanks for explaining that!

If you have a domain purchased from Yola you can create a subdomain for it using the Advanced Domain Settings and setting up A Records, here's how:

1. Login to your Yola account and make sure you are on the "My Sites" page.
2. Click on "Domains" and then click on "Advanced domain settings".
3. Make sure the correct domain name is selected on the drop-down list on the right.
4. To access the A Record, click on "Change your DNS settings".
5. To add an A Record, click on "Add DNS Record".
6. Under "Name" add the subdomain you would like to use (eg. group).
7. Under "Value" add Yola's IP address (184.72.229.176).
8. On the second A Record, under "Name" add *.name (where name is your subdomain) and the IP address is the same.
9. Your subdomain is then available as www.group.mysite.com (for example).
10. You will be able to publish a new site to that subdomain by choosing "Use my Domain" when clicking on "Publish my site to the web".

I hope these instructions are helpful, please let me know if you struggle with them and at which step from above you are unable to proceed.

Kind Regards,
Emmy
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thank you it is a lot of help. But i dont understand step 8
"under "Name" add *.name (where name is your subdomain) and the IP address is the same."
I dont understand this part, im not sure if im missing something but do i add ".name"? and then the ip address or what name am i putting there?
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and yes i did purchase my domain with yola
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Emmy

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Yes, what you will want to add is *.info (if info was the subdomain you wanted) and then use the same ip address as you used with the first A Record: 184.72.229.176.

Let us know if you continue to have any trouble with this.

Kind Regards,
Emmy