Add an A record

An A (host) record connects your domain name to your IP address. A records let users enter your domain name in a Web browser to access your website. They are the most common type of zone record.

If your domain is registered at another company, see the Domains registered at another company section below for instructions.

To add an A record

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy account.
  2. On your product list next to Domains, click the Text Icon (plus sign button) to expand the list:
  3. Expand Domains List

  4. Next to the domain you want to manage, under the Action section, click on the Manage DNS button:
  5. Manage DNS Button

  6. At the bottom of the Records section, click Add and select A from the drop-down list.
  7. Complete the other fields:
    • Host Name - Enter the host name the A record links to. Type @ to point the record directly to your domain name, including the www.
    • Points to IP Address - Enter the IP address your domain name uses for this host record.
    • TTL - Select how long the server should cache the information.
  8. Click Save.

To add an A record for domains registered at another company

  1. From the top menu, click the DNS tab, and select Manage Zones.
  2. Enter the domain name you want to use and click Search.
  3. At the bottom of the Records section, click Add and select A from the drop-down list.
  4. Complete the other fields:
    • Host Name - Enter the host name the A record links to. Type @ to point the record directly to your domain name, including the www.
    • Points to IP Address - Enter the IP address your domain name uses for this host record.
    • TTL - Select how long the server should cache the information.
  5. Click Save.

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