Setting Up WildCard DNS

If you have a dedicated IP address, you can create a wildcard A record by setting the Host Name value to an * (asterisk).

When you do so, if the subdomain queried does not exist, the server will respond with the IP address specified in the Zone File Editor as the wildcard.

For example, if someone were to visit http://wildcard.mytestdomain.com, and the subdomain "wildcard" does not exist anywhere on the account, the visitor is redirected to the IP address you specified for the wildcard.

Wildcard DNS queries do not work with our Web Hosting (though they do work with Shared, cPanel, and Plesk). Find out what kind of hosting account you have.

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

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

  5. At the bottom of the Records section, click Add and select A from the drop-down list.
  6. Complete the following fields:
    • Host Name — Type *.
    • Points to IP Address — Enter the IP address your domain name uses for this host record. For example, you can enter the same IP address you have for the @ record.
    • TTL — Select how long the server should cache the information.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Click Save Changes.

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