wordpress I.P Address, godaddy mail exchange, and mapping domain nameservers
I’m remapping an existing domain name from godaddy. They recommend that I just enter the wordpress IP address into their domain Server, so my mail exchange doesn’t get lost in the shuffle. I got that answer in 2 shakes of a lambs tail. THey addressed my needs quickly and efficiently. On the otherhand, WordPress has made me search through a bunch of posts, type in a question to see if it has any relevance to someone’s post in a forum, and now I have to send a question, to which I’m not quite certain how long it will take to receive an answer.
If you haven’t caught my drift; I’m a little leery of handing over the controls of my domain nameservers to wordpress, because you don’t rank high up on the customer satisfaction list at this point in my humble opinion.
The blog I need help with is almagremtnplumbing.wordpress.com.
While it’s technically possible, we don’t support mapping your domain by the method of pointing an A record to an IP address. Our IP addresses are subject to change and so there could be issues with your site displaying as expected down the road.
However, we do support adding custom DNS records into your account so that your email hosting with GoDaddy will keep working as expected.
These are the records used by GoDaddy users in the USA (which it looks like you are):
MX 0 smtp.secureserver.net.
MX 10 mailstore1.secureserver.net.
CNAME email email.secureserver.net.
CNAME mail pop.secureserver.net.
You’ll want to go to Store -> Domains in your dashboard, and then click the link to “Edit DNS”. Then paste in the records above and click the Save button.
It can take a couple hours to take effect, but then you can go ahead and change your name servers on GoDaddy’s side and your mail will still work :-).
These are the name servers you’ll need:
These directions explain how to change your nameservers through GoDaddy:
Make sure to click the first bold link in the list on that page:
“Setting Nameservers for a Domain Name Registered with Us”
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