Domain names are like aliases, or phone numbers, for the IP address of the server where your website sits. There are thousands of domain name system servers (DNS) around the internet that act as phone books. When you type in a domain name, it looks up the IP address and "gives it a ring".
To have us host your DNS, which we offer free of charge, provide us with:
- The website where you registered your domain.
- Your login.
- Your password.
If you wish to control your domain, do the following.
- Create a wildcard CNAME record of * that point to "sites.iministries.org".
- Create an HTTP redirect record that points your root domain (yoururl.com) to www.yoururl.com. The name field is left blank for a reason. The redirect type is 301. If your DNS service doesn't offer an HTTP redirect record type, instead setup a second CNAME record that is blank that also points to "sites.iministries.org".
- Create a TXT record of v=spf1 a:mail.iministries.org include:iministries.org ~all. This step is extremely important. If you don't, you will flag our servers as spam servers. For the TXT records, you'll want to be sure that it also reflects any email settings if you currently use them for email.
- IF GODADDY IS YOUR DOMAIN HOST - you will need an @ record to point at our IP address. Please contact us and create a support ticket for your DNS changes here: CREATE SUPPORT TICKET
Changes to your DNS can take up to 72 hours to propagate to every DNS server around the world. Many will propagate within minutes.
Updated December 20, 2013