Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of add_new_domain_to_existing_account


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Mar 25, 2008, 10:39:14 AM (13 years ago)
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Jamie McClelland
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     1= How do I add a new domain to an existing account? =
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     3You may be interested in reading our [wiki:dns_primer DNS Primer] for a more general overview of how DNS works.
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     5Suppose you have setup your account with the domain name mayfirst.org. After launching your site, you realize that you would also like to use the domain mayfirst.info.
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     7The first step is to configure the May First/People DNS servers to respond to queries about your new domain name. You can do that by:
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     9 * Logging into the [https://members.mayfirst.org/cp Members Control Panel]
     10 * Selecting DNS from the Services drop down menu.
     11 * Click Add a New Item.
     12 * For DNS type, select "NS (NS + A + SOA Record)"
     13 * For Domain name (e.g. www.mygroup.org), enter the domain name you want (in this example mayfirst.info, you do ''not'' need to enter all the variations of your domain name - such as wwww.mayfirst.info)
     14 * Leave the IP address blank
     15 * For Time To Live, change from the default number to: 259200
     16 * Leave Start/Stop time blank (it will take place immediately)
     17 * For Server Name, enter a.ns.mayfirst.org
     18 * Leave the remaining fields blank or with their default values
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     20Then, repeat this process, entering the identical values except for Server Name - enter b.ns.mayfirst.org on the second go around.
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     22This step adds two records to our domain name server - saying that the two authoritative domain servers for the domain mayfirst.info are: a.ns.mayfirst.org and b.ns.mayfirst.org.
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     24Next, you will want to add records that tell our domain name servers which IP address should be used for the various versions of the domain name you want to use. These are called "A" records. To add an A record:
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     26 * Click Add a New Item.
     27 * For DNS type, select A
     28 * For Domain name (e.g. www.mygroup.org), enter the domain name you want (now you ''will'' need to enter a separate record for the variations of your domain name - such as mayfirst.info, wwww.mayfirst.info, etc.)
     29 * For IP address, enter the IP address of your primary host (it should be listed in the top right corner of the Members Control Panel.
     30 * Leave the remaining fields blank or with their default values
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     32Repeat this process for each domain name variation. You will probably want one record for the base domain name (may1st.info) and one for www.may1st.info.
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     34The next step depends on what you want to do with your domain name. You may either
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     36 * [wiki:add_domain_to_web_config Configure your web site to use this new domain] if you want people to be able to type the domain into a web browser and have it display your existing web site, and/or
     37 * [wiki:domain_not_available_for_email Configure the new domain to receive email] so you can receive email sent to addresses based on the domain].