can't map DNS — need IP address for register.com

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  • #1085140

    akibalogh
    Member

    hi — register.com has 4 dns servers and is requesting an IP address
    I can’t do NS[1-3].wordpress.com

    What should I do?
    TY,
    Aki

    The blog I need help with is generationanalytics.com.

    #1085307

    macmanx
    Staff

    You don’t need to fill all 4 name servers. As for the IPs, try:

    72.233.69.14
    76.74.159.137
    64.34.177.159
    #1085414

    akibalogh
    Member

    thanks!

    after a lot of wrangling, I was able to use the name servers on register.com

    is there any way that I can map the www subdomain? either through my registrar or through WordPress?

    #1085420

    macmanx
    Staff

    We actually strip out the www. for your convenience, and http://www.generationanalytics.com/ will always redirect to http://generationanalytics.com/

    www is an old protocol from back when everything was under separate server hardware. www (www.example.com) was the web server, mail (mail.example.com) was the mail server, ftp (ftp.example.com) was the FTP server, print (print.example.com) was the print server, etc.

    These days, everything is run under the web server, making www. redundant and a waste of four characters.

    #1085462

    akibalogh
    Member

    Mac — while I agree with the logic of your statement, the reality is that the vast majority of people who use the Internet have become familiar with, and expect, the www subdomain. Leaving www out is like a car door that doesn’t shut with a satisfying ‘thud’. Sure, it’s unnecessary, but it feels so awkward when it’s not there! I argue that www should definitely be a part of the WordPress user experience.

    #1085470

    zandyring
    Staff

    Hi there,

    Users and readers can still type in “www.” when entering the blog address, so hopefully not too many people are thrown off! This has been in effect for some time now, and I’m not sure honestly how much feedback we’ve gotten on it.

    We always appreciate any feedback from our users, especially when it comes with some explanation (as yours does!) I will relay it to the team.

    Thank you!

    #1085471

    akibalogh
    Member

    thank you — I appreciate it!

    #1085474

    zandyring
    Staff

    My pleasure :)

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