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Fasthosts/UKreg - 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 Fasthosts/UKReg account and select 'domain names' from the left menu

2. Locate the domain you want to change the DNS for and click the DNS button.

3. Look for an existing A Record where the Host Name is blank. If there is one, click to edit it. If there isn't go to step 5.

4. When editing the A record you should change the Points To value to be 54.247.109.89.

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

5. Only follow this step if there isn't already an A Record where the Host Name is blank. Click the 'add A record' button in the A Records section. Enter the values as follows

Type A
Host [leave blank]
Points To 54.247.109.89

As shown in the example below

6. Look for an existing record CNAME Record and where the Host Name is set to www. If there is one, click to edit it. If there isn't, go to step 8.

7. You should change the Points To value to be ecommercedns.uk.

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

8. Only follow this step if there isn't already an CNAME Record for www. Click the 'add CNAME record' button in the CNAME Records section. Enter the values as follows.

Type CNAME
Host www
Points To ecommercedns.uk

As shown in the example below

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


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

9. Click to add a new DNS record.

Enter the values as follows

Type TXT
Host mandrill._domainkey
Points To v=DKIM1; k=rsa; p=MIGfMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBAQUAA4GNADCBiQKBgQCrLHiExVd55zd/IQ/J/mRwSRMAocV/hMB3jXwaHH36d9NaVynQFYV8NaWi69c1veUtRzGt7yAioXqLj7Z4TeEUoOLgrKsn8YnckGs9i3B3tVFB+Ch/4mPhXWiNfNdynHWBcPcbJ8kjEQ2U8y78dHZj1YeRXXVvWob2OaKynO8/lQIDAQAB;

As shown in the example below.

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


SPF

You may already have an SPF record present, if you do you'll need to edit the existing one (step 10). If you don't have an SPF record you'll need to create a new one (step 11).

An existing SPF record will look something like the example below (it will be in the TXT Records section and have a Host Name that is blank and the value will start with some text v=spf1...

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

In the Value 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

As shown in the example below.

Click to save your changes.

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

Enter the values as follows

Type TXT
Host [leave blank]
Points To v=spf1 include:spf.mandrillapp.com ?all

As shown in the example below

Click to save your changes.


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.