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LCN - 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 LCN.com account and click on the domain name you'd like to configure.

2. On the next screen, select 'edit DNS settings'

3. Look for an existing A Record which has a From Hostname of @. If there is one, click to edit it. If there isn't go to step 5.

4. You should change the IP Address value to be 54.247.109.89.

Once you've finished and the record looks like the above click to update it.

5. Only follow this step if there isn't already an A Record for @. Click the 'add an a record' button.

Enter the values as follows

Type A
Hostname @
IP Address 54.247.109.89

As shown in the example below.

Click the to add the record.

6. Look for an existing CNAME Record where the From Alias is your domain name including www. If there is one, click to edit it. If there isn't, go to step 8.

7. You should change the Hostname value to be ecommercedns.uk.

Once you've finished and the record looks like the above click to update it.

8. Only follow this step if there isn't already a CNAME Record for www. Click the 'add a CNAME record' button.

Enter the values as follows

Type CNAME
Alias www
Points To ecommercedns.uk

You should select 1 Minute from the TTL selection. As shown in the example below.

Click to add the record.


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. Go to the bottom of the TXT records and click the 'add new TXT record' button.

Enter the values as follows

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

As shown in the example below.

Click to add the record.


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 start with some text like v=spf1...

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

In the Data 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

You should select 1 Minute from the TTL selection. As shown in the example below.

Click to save your changes.

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

Enter the values as follows

Type TXT
Name [leave blank]
Data v=spf1 include:spf.mandrillapp.com ?all

As shown in the example below.

Click the 'save' 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.