Views:

All servers connected to the Internet are assigned a unique IP address. An A record associates a name to the server IP address, which allows people to use easy-to-remember domain names, rather than hard-to-remember IP addresses, to connect to a website.

For example, you could enter the IP address 216.168.224.69 in your Web browser to reach the Network Solutions® website, or you could simply enter www.NetworkSolutions.com.

Note: When you create or edit A Records, it is important that you are mindful of the following items:

  • Know the associated IP addresses.
  • Understand that DNS updates will take up to 2 hours to take effect—updates may resolve more quickly at some locations than others because many name servers on the Internet retrieve updates at different times.

To find the instructions on how to modify your A record, please click the brand where your domain is registered.

Network Solutions

Note: Advanced DNS updates will take up to 2 hours to take effect—updates may resolve more quickly at some locations than others because many name servers on the Internet retrieve updates at different times.

If your domain is registered with Network Solutions, follow the below instructions to update your A records:

  1. 1. Click here and log in to the Account Manager.
  2. 2. Within Account Manager, use the drop-down under My Domain Names to choose the domain you want to manage, then click the Go button.
  3. 3. In the green box, select Change Where Domain Points.
  4. 4. Select Advanced DNS.
  5. 5. Click the Continue button.
  6. 6. If the domain name was not previously pointed to Network Solutions® name servers (DNS), you will receive a page with messaging regarding this change. If you want to continue, click the Move Name servers to Network Solutions® button.
  7. 7. In the IP Address (A Records) section, click Edit A Records.
  8. 8. Your current A records are listed in editable form, and any Network Solutions® service that is associated with the A record is listed below the Numeric IP text box.
  9. 9. The first three hosts listed are the most common hosts used with domain names:
    • www : Points to the specified IP address when Internet users enter an address—as an example: www.jimbikes.com.
    • @ (none) : Points to the specified IP address when a user enters just the domain name without anything before it—as an example: jimsbikes.com.
    • * (All Others) : Points any unassociated host for a domain name to the specified IP address, similar to a catch-all feature that could be used for any misspelled host names.

To add or edit A records, please do the following:

  1. 1. Enter or edit the new host name in the Host column.
  2. 2. If needed, modify the TTL settings (7200 is the default).
  3. 3. Enter or edit the IP number under the Numeric IP Address column in any remaining empty row.
  4. 4. Click Continue.
  5. You have updated your A records.


To delete A records, please do the following:

  1. 1. To the right of the A record, select the check box in the Delete column.
  2. 2. Click Continue.
  3. 3. Review the list of requested changes.
  4. 4. Click Continue.
  5. You have removed your A records.

Web.com

Note: Advanced DNS updates will take up to 12-24 hours to take effect—updates may resolve more quickly at some locations than others because many name servers on the Internet retrieve updates at different times.

If your domain is registered with Web.com, follow these instructions to update your A records:

  1. 1. Click here and log in to your Web.com account.
  2. 2. Hover over Domains, and click Manage.
  3. 3. Click Manage next to the domain you want to change.
  4. 4. On the right hand side under Quick Links, click Edit DNS.
  5. 5. Next to DNS Records, click Edit.
  6. A list of your DNS Records appears.
  7. 6. To edit an existing A record, go to step 15.
  8. 7. To create a new A record, click Create.
  9. 8. Select type A from the drop-down menu.
  10. 9. To select your root domain or naked domain name, such as example.com, choose the top radial option.
  11. 10. To create a subdomain, choose the bottom radial option, then type in your subdomain into the box, for example, mail.example.com.
  12. 11. For IP Address, type in the IP address for this record.
  13. 12. Select the appropriate TTL (Time to Live).
  14. 13. Click Save to finalize and save your changes.
  15. 14. To edit an existing A record, locate the record you wish to edit.
  16. 15. Open the editor by clicking the Edit icon.
  17. 16. Replace the currently listed IP Address with your new IP.
  18. 17. If necessary, update the TTL.
  19. 18. Click Save to finalize and save your changes.
  20. You have updated your A records.

Register.com

Note: Advanced DNS updates will take up to 12-24 hours to take effect—updates may resolve more quickly at some locations than others because many name servers on the Internet retrieve updates at different times.

If your domain is registered with Register.com, follow the below instructions to update your A records:

Note: If the DNS servers listed for your domain name is administered by a company other than Register.com, you must contact that company directly to edit your IP Address.

New Account Manager View:

  1. 1. Click here and log in to your Register.com account.
  2. 2. Hover your mouse over Domains, then choose Manage.
  3. 3. On the next page choose Manage next to the domain name.
  4. 4. Scroll and look for the Advanced Technical Settings. Click Edit A Record (IP Address).
  5. 5. Place your alias in the left hand box and your IP in the right hand box.
  6. 6. Click Continue, then Continue again.
  7. You have updated your A records.

Classic Account Manager View:

  1. 1. Click here and log in to your Register.com account.
  2. 2. If you see your domain name as a blue link in the center of the page, then click it.
  3. 3. Click Edit IP Address (A record). This option is found under the Advanced Technical Settings heading.
  4. 4. Scroll and look for the Advanced Technical Settings, then click Edit A Record (IP Address).
  5. 5. Place your alias in the left hand box and your IP in the right hand box.
  6. 6. Click Continue, then Continue again.
  7. You have updated your A records.