Set an A record

You can create A records from the Advanced DNS Settings area of the Domain Control Panel.

  If you're not an advanced user - We strongly recommend that you do not make any changes to your Advanced DNS Settings. Any changes to these settings can interrupt your service.

Accessing your Domain Control Panel

  1. Sign in to your Business Control Panel.
    - You'll see modules for each of your domain names on the "Manage My Services" page.
  2. Click Domain Control Panel that corresponds to the domain whose record you wish to edit.

Creating an A record

  1. Click Manage Advanced DNS Settings.
  2. Click Add Record.
  3. In the Source field, enter a prefix to define the host name (the prefix for host.yourdomainname.com, for example, is host).
  4. Enter a destination IP address in the Destination field.
  5. Click Submit.
  6. Click Submit again to confirm.

You'll return to the "Advanced DNS Settings" page, and your new A record will appear in the A and CNAME records list.

  Did you know? Yahoo allows you to create multiple A records for the same host name. You might create multiple records for a strategy commonly referred to as "round robin." If you don't wish to create round robin A records, delete the extra records.

Editing an A record

  1. Click Manage Advanced DNS Settings.
  2. Click Edit for the A record you want to edit.
  3. Enter the new information in the Destination field.
  4. Click Submit.

You'll return to the "Advanced DNS Settings" page, and your new A record will appear in the A and CNAME records list.

Deleting an A record

  1. Click Manage Advanced DNS Settings.
  2. Click Delete for the A record you want to delete.
  3. Click Delete again to confirm.

You'll return to the "Advanced DNS Settings" page, where your A record should no longer appear in the list of A and CNAME records.

  Note: While your changes will appear in the name servers within minutes, it can take up to 72 hours for new records to propagate to all name servers on the Internet.

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