Need help pointing my domain

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My domain is 'gruposaadi.com' at enom, I have been able to create one A register -@ and point it to the ip address. When I try to do the same with the www it says that it should be an address, not IP. so i wrote yola.com - it accepted it this way. I also created a URL frame pointing to the IP.
What should I do?
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Hello Daniela,

There are errors with your DNS settings and I think easily overcome.

You need two A records and both pointing to 184.72.229.176. You don't need to set CNAME's if you setup 2 A records.

Here is the transcript of the Yola tutorial for pointing A records:

How to configure a domain name you already own:

Log in to your domain registrar.
Go to the DNS Management page.
Set up two A records.
The IP address of the records must point to: 184.72.229.176.

To set up the two A records:

Some domain registrars require one A record with the hostname "@" and one with the hostname "www".
Other domain registrars allow you to create one hostname called "domain.com" and another "www" (replace "domain" with your own address).
Both should point to our IP address: 184.72.229.176.
If you require assistance with this, please contact your domain registrar.
Please note: It can take up to 48 hours (although usually less) for these changes to take effect and you need to contact your domain registrar if you need help in that regard. Feel free to forward any instructions you receive from them to us so that we can advise you further.

Once you have configured your DNS settings, to publish your unpublished site to your pointed domain:

Click on the "Publish" button in Yola.
In the "Already own a domain?" section, click on "Point your domain now".
Enter your domain name.
If the domain is correctly set up, it will say "Congratulations. Your domain is pointed!".
If your domain is not correctly configured, it will say "Sorry. This domain is not pointed correctly". You will need to go back to your domain registrar and double-check your settings.
Click "Next" to publish your site to your domain.
To publish your live site to your domain:
If your site is already published to a Yola subdomain, go to My Yola.
Click on "Domains".
Under "Add a domain you already own" select "Want to keep your domain registered with another registrar?"
Type your domain name into the required field, and select the site you'd like to use it with.
Click "Add".
Follow steps provided.
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Thanks for the reply! I know its simple, I hope persistence will get me there...
I have changed the entries, It didn't work now, but as sometimes changes take time I will try again in a few moments.
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Ok! I have this:
@ 184.72.229.176 A(address)
gruposaadi.com 184.72.229.176 A(address)
www.gruposaadi.com 184.72.229.176 A(address)
All accepted.
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OK.

The first record @ 184.72.229.176 and the thrid record www.gruposaadi.com 184.72.229.176 are in effect duplicates. You have 3 records whereas you should only have 2

Delete the "@' record and try again. I'll check when you let me know
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Hi GOP! Ok! now I have only two records, www.gruposaadi.com and gruposaadi.com
The address cant be found on google anymore. should I redo @ and delete www?
TKS!
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I can't find either the non-www or the www A records.

Can you do a screen capture of your DNS management page and see what it is trying to do.
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Oh my! lets see... I have posted the screen.
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Daniela Saadi

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Please help! Hi GOP, I tried @ instead of www, the domain appears is google search again but yola still cant work with it. I really need to get this working...
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Try 2 A records
@
www (not www.gruposaadi.com)
Your domain is already entered into the DNS management system.

If that doesn't work then as the tutorial suggests contact enom for their support. Each registrar has different ways to manage the DNS records as it isn't standardised.

It's not Google search you are referring to but the address bar. Google search doesn't work until you have created your site.
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yesss! it worked just as you said! I'm so grateful for your patience. Took this long for me to be able to do what you were saying all along. Thanks!