There are two ways that you can point your domain to your website: you can
change the domain's DNS (Domain Name Server) information to that of your website
or you can use our Domain Forwarding service.
(Modify Domain Name Server & IP
For your domain name
to work, it must be associated with a DNS (Domain Name Server). When you
register your domain, default DNS (Domain Nameservers) settings are
used(NS1.shopco.com, NS2.shopco.com). Your web hosting provider can give you
their primary and secondary DNS information and you can change the default
settings to those of your web host. The DNS information usually looks something
Primary Hostname- ns1.examplehostname.com
Primary IP- 126.96.36.199
Secondary Hostname- ns2.examplehostname.com
Secondary IP- 188.8.131.52
To change DNS information
Log in by entering your username and password
2. Beside the domain whose DNS you want to change, click DNS.
3. In the Name Servers section, replace the existing information with the information provided by your web
hosting company (you may omit the IP addresses, as they are optional).
4. Click Save. Your new DNS information is automatically entered, if it is
verified to be valid.
Please allow 24 - 48 hours for your change to propagate throughout the
Other DNS Services
Please note that when using a-records and/or cnames, you must be using our
default name servers (NS1.shopco.com,
in order for those
setting to work.
Address Record. Maps a domain name (such as example.com) to a numeric
address that computers recognize (10.45.54.231)
A (Address) records must have a valid IP Address in format x.x.x.x.
Anytime you are
dealing with domains, you must have an ‘A’ record. You will need to have two
records set up; one just a blank and then the IP Address, the other - an * and
then the IP Address.
Canonical Name Record. Allows you to create an alias for your domain. For
example, you can make 'www.example.com' an alias for 'example.com' so that
visitors can use either one to find your webpage.
must have a VALID hostname only. You cannot use a URL such as
members.angelfire.com/test/test.html. The valid hostname in the previous URL
would simply be members.angelfire.com.
Mail Exchange Record. Ensures that email that is sent to you is routed to the
MX records must
have either a valid IP or hostname. You may only have one MX record per domain.
If you need to set your MX to point to another mailserver, use @ for the prefix
and enter a valid hostname.
Name Server Management
(Add Edit and Delete Name Servers)
Name Server: A computer server that maps domain names such as example.com
to their IP address (10.45.54.231). The name servers are automatically set when
you register a domain, but can also be provided by your web hosting service.
Default Name Servers (ns1.shopco.com,
Using the default
shopco.com nameservers is not mandatory; however, if you configure your
nameserver settings to point to another service provider, Domain Forwarding,
Email Forwarding, and zone record services (which are provided through our
servers) will not be available. Click on the link in the sentence 'Click
here' to restore the default nameservers.
Edit a name
server currently listed.
Click on 'DNS'
for your domain.
On the name
servers page add, delete or change the name servers for your domain
Create a new name server.
You can create a
nameserver that is based on your domain. You first have to create the new
nameserver, and then you can add the new nameserver to the list of nameservers
for your domain.
To create a custom
nameserver, click on the 'Manage' tab and log into your account. Then
beside the domain for which you want to create a custom nameserver, click DNS.
link at the bottom of the Name Servers section, in the sentence "If you
would like to create custom nameservers based on your domain, click
Custom Nameservers window appears.
Subdomain field, enter the name of custom nameserver.
In the IP
Address field, enter the corresponding IP address.
If you want
to use the new nameserver with this domain, click the link at the bottom
of the Custom Nameservers section, in the sentence If you would like to
configure your domain to use these servers, click here.
The Edit DNS
Settings page appears.
In the Name
Servers section, click Add Name Server.
name of the custom nameserver that you just created.
(Forward your domain to another web address)
Domain forwarding is a service that
is available with your domain registration. It allows you to redirect visitors
to another website (that you own) when they type your domain name in the browser
Please note: you
must be using our default name servers
in order for the domain forwarding to work.
There is an
option in the orange text box of the name servers section of the DNS page to
restore the default name servers "Click here to restore the default nameservers."
that you would use.
To set up domain forwarding
Log in by entering your username and password.
2. Beside the domain that you want to redirect, click Domain Forwarding.
3. In the URL field, enter the address of the destination website.
You can specify the URL, for example, http://www.yourcompany.com/yourexamplesite.html,
or you can specify the IP address, for example, http://184.108.40.2069.
4. Click Enabled to implement domain forwarding.
5. If you do not want your website address to appear in the browser address
field, select Masked from the drop-down list. When visitors type your domain
name in the browser address field, they are sent to your website, but they still
see your domain name in the address field. If you do want the website address
(the destination) to be displayed in the address field, ensure that Masked is
6. Optionally, in the Title field, enter the text that you want to appear in the
browser title bar.
7. Optionally, in the Description field, enter a short description of your
8. Optionally, in the Keywords field, enter some descriptive words that a
visitor might use when searching for your website. Separate each word or phrase
with a comma.
9. Click Save.
To remove domain forwarding
1. Click Manage, and log in to your account.
2. Beside the domain whose domain forwarding you want to remove, click Domain
3. Ensure that Enabled is not selected.
4. Optionally, in the URL field, delete the address of the destination website.
5. Click Save.
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