- Troubleshoot A Records
- Look up a Records Using a Free Web Service
- Look up A records using a free web service
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Review the following steps to find out how to configure an A Record.
1. Sign in to your account with your Domain Name Registrar/Domain Host.
2. Locate the page for updating your domain's DNS records. The page might be called something like DNS Management, Name Server Management, or Advanced Setting
3. Locate the A records for your domain. You may already have one or more records resembling:
4. Modify your A records so they have the A record values listed below.
Enter these values at your domain host, not in your Google Admin console. Note also that some hosts use different labels for the name and value fields.
If you have a Converge site, the IP will be 18.104.22.168
If you have a DigiPaaS or PTIN site, the IP will be 22.214.171.124.
5. Save your changes and wait until they take effect. Every Domain Registrar is different, so could take up to 24 hours to propagate.
Need help or want to verify your change? To begin, see Troubleshoot A records. If you still need help after that, or if you can't access your domain's DNS records, contact your Domain Registrar directly for assistance.
Troubleshoot A Records
After you configure A records in your domain's DNS settings, you can check the status of your change by looking up which A records are currently in effect for your domain. Do this by using a third-party web service or running DNS queries from your computer. For example, if you configured an A record to enable your naked domain address, but typing the naked address in a browser doesn't redirect to your web site, use one of these tools to see if your change has gone live and to verify you made the change correctly.
Remember it can take up to 72 hours for changes to DNS records to take effect.
Look up a Records Using a Free Web Service
1. Enter your domain name in the free DNS record lookup tool provided by the following website: Click Here
To query for A records only, precede you domain name with "a:" like so: a: example.com
To see results for an already configured domain, enter: spottedfig.org
2. Submit the form.
3. Verify the results. The values returned should match those on the A record values page.
Look up A records using a free web service
The application nslookup comes with most operating systems and can be used to look up name server details from your Windows, Mac, or Linux command line.
To use it:
1. Open a terminal. In Windows, do this by clicking Start > Run, entering cmd and pressing enter.
2. Enter and run the following command: nslookup -q=a spottedfig.org
3. Examine the output, which will resemble:
4. Ensure the latter section contains the IP addresses of the servers you specified in your A records:
5. Confirm the IP address listed in the first line is to the name server you specified.
6. Optionally, if your name server isn't provided by Google, you may append 126.96.36.199 to the nslookup command to use the Google Public DNS resolution service and bypass your ownname servers, like so: nslookup -q=a spottedfig.com 188.8.131.52
7. Again, interpret the results and ensure the correct IP addresses are returned.