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123 Reg - DNS instructions

Warning!

The instructions below are intended as a guide only.

Please make sure that you only have 1 A record for '@' (or blank) and 1 CNAME record for 'www'. If you have an A record for 'www' you should delete it.

Step 1. Login to your 123 reg account and select the domain you want to change the DNS for from the drop down list and click the 'manage' button.

2. On the next page select the 'manage DNS' link

3. Next, click the 'advanced DNS' tab.

4. Look for an existing record (row in the table) which has a Type of A and where the DNS Entry is @ (an example is shown below). If there is one, click to edit it. If there isn't go to step 6.

5. You should change the Destination/Target value to be 54.247.109.89.

Once you've finished and the record looks like the above click the green tick.

6. Only follow this step if there isn't already an A Record for @.

Go to the bottom of the records and in the empty row in the table enter values as follows


Hostname @
Type A
Destination IPv4 address 54.247.109.89


As shown in the example below.

Click the 'add' button.

7. Look for an existing record (row in the table) which has a Type of CNAME and where the DNS Entry is www (an example is shown below). If there is one, click to edit it. If there isn't go to step 9.

8. You should change the Destination/Target value to be ecommercedns.uk.

Once you've finished and the record looks like the above click the green tick.

9. Only follow this step if there isn't already a CNAME Record for www.

Go to the bottom of the records and in the empty row in the table enter values as follows


Hostname www
Type CNAME
Destination IPv4 address ecommercedns.uk


As shown in the example below.

Click the 'add' button.


The above two records will point your website's DNS records at our servers to show your website at your domain name.

Addition of the next two DNS records is not mandatory but is necessary in order to verify your sending emails.

DKIM

10. Add a new DNS record with the values as follows


Hostname mandrill._domainkey
Type TXT/SPF
Destination IPv4 address v=DKIM1; k=rsa; p=MIGfMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBAQUAA4GNADCBiQKBgQCrLHiExVd55zd/IQ/J/mRwSRMAocV/hMB3jXwaHH36d9NaVynQFYV8NaWi69c1veUtRzGt7yAioXqLj7Z4TeEUoOLgrKsn8YnckGs9i3B3tVFB+Ch/4mPhXWiNfNdynHWBcPcbJ8kjEQ2U8y78dHZj1YeRXXVvWob2OaKynO8/lQIDAQAB;


As shown in the example below.

Click the 'add' button.

SPF

11. You may already have an SPF record present, if you do you'll need to edit the existing one (step 12). If you don't have an SPF record you'll need to create a new one (step 13).

An existing SPF record will look something like the example below (it will have a Type of TXT/SPF and a Hostname of @ and start with some text v=spf1...

12. If you have an existing SPF record you should click to edit it.

In the Destination/Target field you need to add in the text include:spf.mandrillapp.com to appear directly after the text v=spf1, e.g.

v=spf1 include:spf.protection.outlook.com ?all

becomes

v=spf1 include:spf.mandrillapp.com include:spf.protection.outlook.com ?all

Click to save your changes.

13. If you do not have an existing SPF record click to add a new DNS record.

Enter the values as follows

Hostname @
Type TXT/SPF
Destination IPv4 address v=spf1 include:spf.mandrillapp.com ?all


As shown in the example below.

Click the 'add' button.


Update times

Once you've changed the DNS on your domain name please allow a couple of hours for the changes to propagate (be distributed around the internet).

If your website isn't showing live after 24 hours you may have incorrectly setup the DNS records, please contact us for assistance.