Hi. I run several sites dangerously, as my knowledge is just there enough to get me in trouble.
Just now trying something new. I’ve registered a domain name here at dreamhost, with the intention of pointing that domain to another location where a site will be hosted. This is according to a program I have signed onto at the other site, a partnering program. Their instructions to me read as follows:
As soon as your domain name is set up, you must complete the final step and point your domain name to our servers. Your domain must point to (I’m ommitting the IP address for security, but it is a standard IP here)
- Please configure your DNS servers to point the entire domain to this address.
- WARNING: A regular http://(the IP address here) will not work properly.
If you do not know how to make your DNS server point your domain name to the IP address above, then, we suggest that you modify your DNS records of your domain to the following:
Pointing or changing your DNS is done from the registrar where you purchased the domain name.
Back to me here. Is there a way at dreamhost to “point the domain name” to an IP? Apparently I can’t just redirect the domain. And I tried changing the DNS but the name serves provided generated errors from the DNS page on the webpanel, saying the IP address was invalid.
Anyone know what I’m trying to do and how to do it? Thanks!