C-Name? Domain Alias? DNS? I am officially confused...... - Post ID 235951


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I have created a site for a client with VSD and have the site hosted on S-Drive. The present domain name is pcmhs.coffeecup.com. The client has purchased a domain name from domain.com (www.paradisecovemarinahs.com). I accessed the control panel at domain.com for the registered name, but I am unsure as to what I need to change to get the website to point to propagate with the new domain name. In other words, if someone types www.paradisecovemarinahs.com in a browser address bar, I want the site to load as that, and not pcmhs.coffeecup.com. I have included a picture of the admin control panel window on domain.com website. Thanks for any info.
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You need to setup 2 things.

1. An A Record that points to 66.223.62.9
2. CNAME record that points to @

Once you do that, you can then associate that domain with your CoffeeCup address.
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Thanks, Scott. 'A' record is taken care of....changed server to 66.223.62.9. As for the C-Name, Domain.com has a host name box and a points to box. I am still confused as to what exact info I need to enter there. I have provided a picture of the domain.com admin page with the drop-down box selection of C-Name..
Booth Kates

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http://www.susiekatesdesigns.com
http://www./paradisecovemarinahs.com
http://www.thehillsab.com


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Sorry, here is the screen image.......
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Booth Kates

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http://www.boothkates.com
http://www.susiekatesdesigns.com
http://www./paradisecovemarinahs.com
http://www.thehillsab.com


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49,402 posts

Host should be @ and points to paradisecovemarinahs.com. If the do not allow that, set host to www and points to 66.223.62.9
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Thanks again, Scott......made changes at domain.com (used the www scenario).....Now do I need to add an alias to the coffeecup S-Drive account?
Booth Kates

Patience...Persistence...Practice

http://www.boothkates.com
http://www.susiekatesdesigns.com
http://www./paradisecovemarinahs.com
http://www.thehillsab.com


VP of Software Development
49,402 posts

Booth Kates wrote:
Thanks again, Scott......made changes at domain.com (used the www scenario).....Now do I need to add an alias to the coffeecup S-Drive account?

Yes. You do that at https://www.coffeecup.com/domains/

Remember, it can take up to 24 hours for DNS changes to filter.
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Thank you very much.....made the changes......got an error message ("Sorry, we couldn't add your domain alias for the following reasons: Looks like your domain is not setup correctly or is not pointing to S-Drive".)...assuming I need to wait until tomorrow to see what propogates.
Booth Kates

Patience...Persistence...Practice

http://www.boothkates.com
http://www.susiekatesdesigns.com
http://www./paradisecovemarinahs.com
http://www.thehillsab.com


VP of Software Development
49,402 posts

Booth Kates wrote:
Thank you very much.....made the changes......got an error message ("Sorry, we couldn't add your domain alias for the following reasons: Looks like your domain is not setup correctly or is not pointing to S-Drive".)...assuming I need to wait until tomorrow to see what propogates.


Remember, it can take up to 24 hours for DNS changes to filter.
Learn the essentials with these quick tips for Responsive Site Designer, Responsive Email Designer, Foundation Framer, and the new Bootstrap Builder. You'll be making awesome, code-free responsive websites and newsletters like a boss.

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