How to Associate an Existing Domain Name with a Public IP Address

So, you want to point your existing domain name to a public IP address but you don’t know how to do it? Read this article and discover the steps you need to make to complete the process!

In this article, we are going to provide a step-by-step guide that will show you how you can associate your existing domain name with a public IP address, enabling your online visitors to your domain to see the website you want them to see.

So, in order to associate your existing domain name to an IP address you need to follow these nine steps:

The first thing you need to do is to make sure the domain name is pointed to the server. If the domain name is not pointed to the server, you won’t be able to manage from the control panel.

  • Step 1: Login to your control panel.
  • Step 2: In the Domain section, choose your existing domain name in the drop-down navigation list and then click on Manage.
  • Step 3: Scroll down and select Advanced Domain Settings Section and choose the option Manage DNS (A, MX, CNAME, TXT) link.
  • Step 4: Select Advanced DNS tab.
  • Step 5: Choose A from the Type drop-down list in the section Add New Entry.
  • Step 6: Enter www in the Hostname field.
  • Step 7: In the field, Destination IPv4 address add the IP address your domain name will point to.

(Please note that you can also add a Black Record alongside the A Record by entering the symbol @, instead of www. By doing so, the online users can enter example.com in their search browsers and be automatically directed to your IP address, while entering www will mean that the online users will have to write www.example.com in their search browsers. Both ways are used in many cases, which means that the online users can enter either example.com or www.example.com.)

  • Step 8: Select the option Add New Entry and Save the new Record
  • Step 9: If the new record is supposed to replace an existing record, then you need to erase the original record, by choosing the delete option.

We hope that this article was helpful to you and that it can help you associate an existing domain name with a public IP address.



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