Beginner dns question


#1

forgive me if I incorrectly use terms, because I am kind of reaching with this stuff right now.

basically, I have a domain registered with godaddy right now (doesn’t expire for another year), and I host my site and email with dreamhost.

I want to make some changes to the MX records on my domain, and I thought that since I registered with godaddy that they would be the only place I could make these changes. unfortunately, godaddy doesn’t give its users “total dns control” unless the nameservers are pointing to their servers… I can’t do that because I want to continue hosting with dreamhost.

however I just noticed the option to edit dns information in the dreamhost panel. can I really make changes to the MX records from the dreamhost panel?

by the way, I am wanting to make these changes to try out the “gmail for your domain” thing.

thanks for any help


#2

sorry to bump this, but this is still bothering me.

anyone have advice?


#3

Since you seem desperate for a reply, I’ll give you a desperate reply. From what I’ve seen of the MX records here, they’re weighted as a 0, which as I recall, puts them first in line. And they’re not editable or deletable. I don’t know how to overcome that.

Here’s another thread on the Gmail for your domain topic:
http://discussion.dreamhost.com/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=forum_troubleshooting&Number=42303&page=&view=&sb=&o=&vc=1#Post42303

-Scott