mapping of domain
I am helping a friend with the mapping of her domain.
I have changed the DNS settings on her domain this morning and have paid for the mapping. When I set her domain to be the primary we lose the website (www.gitteladefoged.com)
Have I done anything wrong or is this just due to propergation? Does it matter that I paid for the mapping before the DNS had changed?
She has now lost email access as well.
In regards to email I have put what I think is the correct MX record but normally when I split the MX records out I put in an ip address, in this instance i have put the priority number (0) followed by mail.gitteladefoged.com. Is this correct.
Once the name servers have propergated should this all work correctly? I am a bit concerned of course as it is not my blog.
Your order was fine – name servers then map the domain – wait 72 hours for things to completely settle down
I had to change both an A & MX record to make my email work with my old host – I got the info from my old host then had to get some help with the format of the records
I an not sure about the “MX 0” part – I have “MX 10” – has something to do with priority I think
I will flag this for staff attention maybe they can help a bit – email is not officially supported other than the gmail option but I have seen a bit of help with formatting issues in the past.
You might check with your email host to see if you also need an A record
At some point you will need to change your primary domain – but your gitteladefoged.com does send me to the correct blog so you are not losing visitors.
You will be the last one to see the changes –
That should be correct. The format is covered at http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/custom-dns/
If it’s the format, it won’t allow you to save it.
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