Changes between Version 16 and Version 17 of add_new_domain_to_existing_account


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Apr 19, 2016, 3:03:56 PM (4 years ago)
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Jamie McClelland
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  • add_new_domain_to_existing_account

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    1313== Add the record to the May First/People Link Control Panel ==
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    15 The 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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    17  * Logging into the [https://members.mayfirst.org/cp Members Control Panel]
    18  * Selecting DNS from the Services drop down menu.
    19  * Click Add a New Item.
    20  * For '''DNS type''', select "NS (NS + A + SOA Record)"
    21  * 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 - just the last two parts)
    22  * Leave the '''IP address''' blank
    23  * For '''Time To Live''', change from the default number to: 259200
    24  * Leave '''Start/Stop time''' blank (it will take place immediately)
    25  * For '''Server Name''', enter a.ns.mayfirst.org
    26  * Leave the remaining fields blank or with their default values
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    28 [[Image(creating-ns-record.png)]]
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    30 Then, 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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    32 This 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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    34 For every domain name you want the DNS records should include values something like these:
    35 {{{
    36 DNS Type        Domain name        Time to live         Server Name
    37 ns              example.org        259200               a.ns.mayfirst.org
    38 ns              example.org        259200               b.ns.mayfirst.org
    39 }}}
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    41 
    42 Next, 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:
     15You 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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    4417 * Click Add a New Item.
     
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    5023Repeat 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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     25In addition, if you plan to recieve email, you will need to add a record of the type "MX." For the MX record, set the server name to the "Primary Host" server name listed in your control panel.
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    5227== Configure your sites and email to use your new domain ==