Mobile Website Launch Instructions / Domain Name Server (DNS) Setting

 

 

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Mobile Website Launch Instructions / Domain Name Server (DNS) Setting

When you are ready to launch a mobile website, you will need to add an "A" record to your Domain Name Server (DNS) settings. 

 

To point your domain to your website, you will need to do the following steps.  Note, every Registrar is slightly different, so contact your Registrar if you need assistance with DNS Management:

1 - If your mobile site is hosted at a different host, begin by emailing support@webhornet.com with the domain you would like to use for your mobile website.

Include the following in your email:

  • Your Name & Organization
  • Your Customer ID
  • Your primary domain of the website hosted with WebHornet (example: yourdomain.com)
  • What you would like to use for your mobile domain (example: m.yourdomain.com or mobile.yourdomain.com)

*Please note, your primary domain must be pointing to a live WebHornet Website to proceed.

WebHornet will prep your website System Settings and IIS settings for a mobile site.  Proceed with #2.

 

2 - Locate your Domain Registrar. The place where you purchased your domain is called a Registrar.  Some of the common registrar’s are www.networksolutions.com, www.register.com and www.godaddy.com. You need to know where your domain was purchased before you can make changes to your DNS settings.

  • After purchasing your domain from your Registrar, you would have received an email containing your username and password.  Locate this information and log in to your Registrar to make sure you can access your Registrar account.
  • Once you have logged into your Registrar Account, access your Account Manager, Manage My Account or something similar to these options.
  • Next you are looking for your Domain Manager or a list of domains you have purchased.  Once you have found your domain list, drill into the details of the your domain to manage.
  • You should now be looking for an option to Edit Your DNS, Manager Your DNS, Control DNS, or something similar to these options.

3 - Once you have found the DNS Management section, the goal here is to create one new “A” Record. The A Record will be m.[yourdomain.com] or mobile.[yourdomain.com] pointing to IP Address: 216.157.81.248


Save your changes. Some Registrars may make you click "continue" multiple times for your changes to take effect.  Make sure you do so. Also, some Registrars may send you an e-mail that you need to open and click a link inside it to accept the changes.  If that is the case, make sure to follow all the instructions in the e-mail exactly.

DNS changes usually take from 24-72 hours to take effect.  Note, every Registrar is slightly different, so contact your Registrar if you need assistance with DNS Management. 

If you would prefer for the WebHornet Support Team to assist you with DNS changes, email us at support@webhornet.com.  Hornet Helper charges will apply.
 

 

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