Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#12214 assigned Question/How do I...?

DNS Support Question

Reported by: Sheryl Woodruff Owned by: JaimeV
Priority: Medium Component: Tech
Keywords: Cc:
Sensitive: no



We would like to set up and then point that to another website that will be managing our letter writing and advocacy campaigns. Please let me know what steps I should take. Thank you.

Change History (10)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by JaimeV

Owner: set to JaimeV
Status: newassigned

Yes I believe that from the hosting order for in the DNS tab, you can add a new a type record pointing to the ip address of the server where the destination site is hosted.

If the destination website is also hosted in MFPL you can add that domain as a ServerAlias to the existing web configuration.

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by JaimeV

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedfeedback

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by Sheryl Woodruff

Resolution: fixed
Status: feedbackassigned

Thanks, I was able to follow all steps to set up a new DNS a record, but when I submit full domain name it gives me the following error: Domains cannot have an underscore in them.

Last edited 2 years ago by Sheryl Woodruff (previous) (diff)

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by JaimeV

I just tried creating a new DNS record for pointing to and I did not receive an error. You can edit this entry here and point it to the ip number you desire.

comment:5 Changed 2 years ago by Sheryl Woodruff

Thank you!

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by Sheryl Woodruff

Thank you. I have tried pointing it to the site we need it pointed to, which is but cannot figure out how to do so. I called network solutions and they said it would be done with you. Thanks.

comment:7 Changed 2 years ago by JaimeV

I don't think you can point this domain to another website but to an ip address and I believe you want an a type record not an mx record.

I think I need a more detailed explanation of what you ultimately want to achieve so that I can be of more help.

Do you want to visit and have it automaticlaly forward to the site at ?

Do you want to visit and have that domain remain in the browser URL window but still see the site at ?

What should we see at Right now it seems like a placeholder.

Where is this site hosted?

What tools are available to you on that end?

Are you able to list the different aliases/domains that the website should respond to there?

comment:8 Changed 2 years ago by Sheryl Woodruff

Thanks. We want it pointed to a page that will be hosting our advocacy letters, so people will see in their browser but will be on this site: which is a placeholder for our action pages, or

That site is a blackbaud site.

comment:9 Changed 2 years ago by JaimeV

I've looked up the ip number of the server where is hosted and pointed the DNS entry for there. You should allow some time for the new DNS entry to propagate. You will also need to somehow have the new site server respond to the correct domain when requests arrive there. I am not familiar with blackbaud and don't know how it works internally.

After some searching the following seem like interesting leads:

Step 5 from this site

or maybe these instructions:

comment:10 Changed 2 years ago by Sheryl Woodruff

Youre the best, thanks.

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