point domain at yola from go daddy

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Hi Guys

I bought my domain name at Go Daddy and now want to point it at yola, but unfortunately the yola tutorial for this is now quite old and the Go Daddy website has been updated, which kind of makes the tutorial ummmm not very good anymore.

Can someone help me out with this? I remember doing this years ago just before yola changed from synthasite and it was quite a nightmare to do back then...I'd be grateful for any help!!

Kenny
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Hello Kenny

Thank you for pointing this out to us, we will definitely review the tutorial soon!

The essential information for pointing a domain to Yola from any provider is still the same: You will need to log into your GoDaddy account, go to the domain settings section, and add two A records, one for www and one for without www. For both A records you will need to add the Yola IP address which is 184.72.229.176. Please just add A records for Yola because it won't work with CNAMEs or other types of records.

If you're unsure of how to access your GoDaddy domain settings and where to add the data required, their Support should be able to assist you with this.

After you've successfully added your A records, it can take up to 48 hours until the domain pointing will work. This is beyond our control. Once the domain pointing is effective, you will need to add your domain to your Yola account as described in our tutorial Publish to a domain you already own, refer to the section that starts with "Once you have configured your DNS settings".

Please let us know if you experience any difficulty configuring your domain for Yola.
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Hi and thanks again Stefan.

First what exactly are "A records" couldn't find any reference to them on Go Daddy, but I think I might be in the right place, so I have added a screenshot to my email so you understand what I'm talking about.

What exactly should I be typing into the boxes.....the yola IP address?

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Hello Kenny

There you aren't in the right section because domain pointing for Yola doesn't work with nameservers.

Please follow these steps:
  1. Log into your GoDaddy account.

  2. In the menu bar, hover over your name and click on "Visit my account".

  3. In the "Products" tab, click on "Domains". Your domains will be listed.

  4. Click on the "Launch" button next to the domain you'd like to point to Yola.

  5. Click on the "DNS Zone File" tab.

  6. Click on the "Edit" button.

  7. The first section you can see is named "A (Host)". In the line with the "@" character, move your mouse into the cell of the "Points To" column.

  8. You will see a pencil icon. Click it to edit the IP address of this cell.

  9. Enter our 184.72.229.176 IP address. You have now set the @ A record to the IP address of Yola.

  10. Then have a look at the CNAME (Alias) section. Make sure that there is a CNAME with the host "www" and it points to "@". This configures the www A record for Yola.

  11. Click on the "Save Zone File" button on the top right.

Your domain should now point to Yola. Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for domain pointing to become effective, which is beyond our control. You can check if your domain is already available for your Yola account by following steps 8 or 9 respectively of our tutorial Configuring your GoDaddy domain.
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Thanks again Stefan, think I got it...I'll know in 48 hours!!