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Names.co.uk - 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 Names.co.uk account and select 'control panel' from the top menu.

2. From the left 'services' menu select 'domains & services'.

3. From the next page, select the domain name that you want to manage the DNS for.

4. Scroll to the section labelled A, CNAME records etc.

5. Look for an existing record (row in the table) which has a Type of A and where the Host name is blank. If there is one, follow the instructions below, if there isn't one then go to step 6.

Change the Result value to be 54.247.109.89.

6. Only follow this step if there isn't already an A Record which has a blank value in the Host name field. Find an empty row in the table.

Enter the values as follows

Type A
Host name [leave blank]
Result 54.247.109.89

As shown in the example below

7. Look for an existing record CNAME Record and where the Host name is set to www. If there is one, follow the instructions below, if there isn't one then go to step 8.

Change the Result value to be ecommercedns.uk.

8. Only follow this step if there isn't already an CNAME Record which has a value of www. Find an empty row in the table.

Enter the values as follows

Type CNAME
Host name www
Result ecommercedns.uk

As shown in the example below

Once you've finished and the records look like the above screenshots click the save button at the bottom of the page.


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. Find an empty row in the table.

Enter the values as follows

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

As shown in the example below


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 have a Type of TXT and a Host name of @ and start with some text v=spf1...

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

In the Result 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

11. If you do not have an existing SPF record, find an empty row in the table.

Enter the values as follows

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

As shown in the example below

Once you've finished and the records look like the above screenshots click the save button at the bottom of the page.


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.