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Domain name settings

Post by lisa1302 on August 25th 2010, 5:05 pm

Hello

I have bought my domain names from 123 reg

I have looked at the instructions on my admin panel for doing the change, but I cant see how I do that on what I am faced with on 123reg

This is what 123 reg ask for:



The instructions on admin panel say

Connect to your user account on the site of your domain name provider, and go to the DNS management.
* Check that the chosen sub-domain is not already used.
* In the generally entitled field "source", "origin", or "alias" enter the prefix of sub-domain (i.e. "Forum" if you want to use the sub-domain forum.my_domain). DO I really need a sub domain, can't I just add pages like /forum?
* In the generally entitled field "destination" or " target host ", enter the original url of your forum, adress.my_forum.
* You will maybe have to inform the TTL (Time To Live): give the maximal possible value.

After validation, you should obtain a line of this type:
CNAME
Hôte Direct towards
forum.my_domain adress.my_forum

Could someone please help me what to put where?
Thank You !

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Re: Domain name settings

Post by richyrich on August 26th 2010, 9:55 am

What are you trying to redirect to?

The subdomain can be done at the top, just enter in the first box you have shown forum, the next box select c, then on the last box put in the address of your forum.

If you need more help, DM me directly back.

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Re: Domain name settings

Post by Darren1 on August 26th 2010, 10:00 am

Hi,

this tutorial should prove helpful Wink

=> http://help.forumotion.com/frequently-asked-questions-f5/redirect-an-extern-domain-name-that-you-own-to-your-board-t7021.htm

Please do NOT PM RicheyRich about support, as we DO NOT allow PM support.

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Re: Domain name settings

Post by lisa1302 on August 26th 2010, 8:57 pm

Thank you!! That is what I needed but I couldn't find it Embarassed

Can I leave this open til I input the info in, in case I get stuck?!

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Re: Domain name settings

Post by MrMario on August 26th 2010, 10:05 pm

It stays open till its solved Wink

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Re: Domain name settings

Post by lisa1302 on August 30th 2010, 3:14 pm

OK, so I think I did it wrong - this is with a test forum luckily!

Error
The supplied domain name is not well configured
You have no CNAME redirecting to : nappyhead.userboard.net
You have configured a A type DNS ( A type redirects to an IP address, and not to a textual domain name like the CNAME )


This is what I had entered in the 123 reg boxes



What did I do wrong? Sad

ETA - ohhhh just looking again - should I delete the A line? What about the @ line does that get deleted too? Embarassed
Very embarrassing I can't figure this out - you wouldn't believe I work for a huge networks company on the service desk, but never dealt with this before!

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Re: Domain name settings

Post by richyrich on September 1st 2010, 11:27 pm

for www delete the a record.
For @ change that to a c-name as well.

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