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domain/website query

hi all
i need to make some changes to our dns records to redirect our domain to another IP:

http://www.domain.co.uk
http://domain.co.uk

I've changed the 'www' A record for the first and this works a treat, but can't see how I can do the second (http://domain.co.uk) - the system does not like blank A records so I'm stumped!
anyone know a way around this - many thanks!!!
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Robtheplod
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Registered: 17-08-2007

domain/website query

i too would like to know this as i have a domain that i'd like to do this to ... anyone have an idea?
Sproglet
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Posts: 105
Registered: 30-09-2007

domain/website query

In the "Left field" enter domain.co.uk. (the . at the end is VERY important)

Type = A

Right field = the.ip.you.want

Hope that helps.
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domain/website query

many thanks, I'll give that a go!!
JonathanW
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Registered: 02-10-2007

domain/website query

If you're wanting to point the whole domain elsewhere, you'll have to raise a ticket to get some backend changes done, otherwise it won't fully work.
Sproglet
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If you're wanting to point the whole domain elsewhere .. won't fully work.


Surely that would only be if you wanted someone else to handle the dns for the domain. Otherwise what I said will work perfectly. (I've been using it on my domain since Nov 04 without issue.)
kjaerligkatt
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Registered: 02-09-2007

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hi all
i need to make some changes to our dns records to redirect our domain to another IP:

http://www.domain.co.uk
http://domain.co.uk


Are you planning to have someone else host your domain?

If so, I would recommend that the best way to do this is to get Plusnet to change the dns records to point to your new host. That assumes that Plusnet 'manage' your domain. If not, contact whoever manages your domain, and have them make the dns changes.

If you need help working out who 'manages' your domain, PM me and I can help.

Regards, Neil
Sproglet
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Getting someone else to "host" the domain could mean many things kjaerligkatt.

I assume he's having his website hosted elsewhere but wants PNet to carry on handling the mail.
If that is the case then the ONLY way to do it is leave PNet with the master DNS and redirect the website as per my post. (As I said I've been doing that for ages)

If he wants someone else to handle the whole domain ie DNS/Mail/Web then yes he'd have to effectively transfer the domain out. (but there could be issues if it's a free/£1 domain)
kjaerligkatt
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I assume he's having his website hosted elsewhere but wants PNet to carry on handling the mail.
If that is the case then the ONLY way to do it is leave PNet with the master DNS and redirect the website as per my post. (As I said I've been doing that for ages)


That's a fair enough comment.
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If he wants someone else to handle the whole domain ie DNS/Mail/Web then yes he'd have to effectively transfer the domain out. (but there could be issues if it's a free/£1 domain)


You don't need to transfer the domain out to have someone else host - you just have the dns server records updated. PlusNet might not be willing to do this, but it is possible. Personally I would recommend transfering domain management to one of the many domain registrants that do it for a few quid a year and save the £1/month. Then get the new registrant amend the dns records to the host. They will also offer email forwarding.

I have many clients who I have set up this way.

Regards, Neil