If your current website address looks something like this:

http://23.253.160.79/sitenamehere.com/public_html/

This is called your beta site address.

Here’s how to change this into any web address you own.

 

First, ask the question: Do you have email tied to your website address?

For example, if your website is www.mysite.com, do you also receive email at name@mysite.com?

 

IF YES, your email is connected to web address:

Then you want to change only your A Record to:  198.61.250.254

An A record gives you the IP address of a domain. This allows you or anyone to enter your domain name in a web browser to access your website. A Records are the most common type of zone records. However, you do not want to change your MX Records, which will change your email and make it so you don’t get your emails. You also don’t want to change your Name Servers.

Changing your A Record must be done at the same place where you purchased the domain name. The most popular, for example, are GoDaddy and Network Solutions.

If you purchased the domain from GoDaddy, here’s the page with the tutorial for changing the A Record:

http://support.godaddy.com/help/article/7920/adding-or-editing-a-records

If you purchased the domain from Network Solutions, here’s the page with the tutorial for changing the A Record:

http://www.networksolutions.com/support/a-records-ip-addresses-2/

Most companies have similar tutorials.

It can take anywhere from 1-24 hours for the change to take affect.

 

IF NO, your email is not connected to this web address

Then you want to change your DNS records to:

dns1.stabletransit.com
dns2.stabletransit.com

For most domain hosts, this is a pretty simple change (easier than changing the A Record). Typically you will log into your account and click on the domain name. Then look for existing DNS records. Click to edit or change and replace the current information with dns1.stabletransit.com and dns2.stabletransit.com. Be sure to save changes.

Note: When you change your DNS records, this changes everything to point to our servers, including email. So you don’t want to change your DNS records if you have email connected to this web address.

Once the DNS records have been changed, it can take anywhere from 24-48 hours for the change to take effect.


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