Problem - can't point to my Yola Bronze website using a 3rd party domain name.

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Yola's description of the features of the Bronze package as well as the Silver includes the ability to point to an external Domain.
I've recently built a 'free' Yola site and published it using the Yola subdomain name, and then upgraded to your Bronze package so that I can point to it from an external Domain I had previously bought. I've followed the requirements at my Domain site to point to Yola and received confirmation from Yola that my Domain name is pointed at Yola. However, when I tried several times to enter my Domain name in the Yola section for using a domain name from an outside party all I get is the comment : Your domain is not pointed at Yola.
Please advise why I'm getting these contradictory messages from Yola which is preventing publishing my site.
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Peter

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Posted 6 years ago

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Jackie

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Hi Peter,

Could you provide me with the name of the domain that you are trying to point to Yola, and I will look into this for you.

Thanks!
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Peter

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Hi Jackie,

Thanks for your quick response.

My Yola site is : http://www.sdba.yolasite.com/

My 3rd party Domain name is : sdba.org.uk

Attached are screenshots of the 2 conflicting messages I'm seeing from Yola.

Much appreciate your help.

Regards,
Peter
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jeremy, Employee

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Hello Peter,

I am sorry you are having this problem.

It seems you have 2 different A records on your domain.

One is pointing correctly to 184.72.229.176 and the other (your non-www domain) is pointing to 213.171.195.105

sdba.org.uk. 3600 IN A 213.171.195.105

Can you please make sure both ate pointing to Yola's IP and then you will be able to publish your site to your domain.

I hope this helps.
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Gus H

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Dear operator, I want to point my fasthosts domain name (www.hiddenmeanings.co.uk) to my yola address. Please give me an idiots guide on how to do this as I'm a pure beginner. Your explanation says I need to create 2 'A' records, but I don't know what these are. Your help is much appreciated. G H
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Gop

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Hello Gus,

Your best advice on this is to contact Fasthost and ask them their procedure in pointing your domain to Yola's servers.

As mentioned it's important to have 2 A records set up, both pointed to he IP address: 184.72.229.176. One is for the non-www. version and one for the www. version of your domain. All this is done on Fasthost's side and not on Yola's side.

You do need a hosting plan with Yola to be able to accept the pointed domain as well. It won't work without a hosting plan. This is most economically done by buying a subscription to Yola Bronze. (you may upgrade subsequently if you need to and this can be done easily and quickly)