Using DH to manage DNS info of a remote site


#1

I have transferred the registration of similarly named domains (e.g. mydomain.com, .net, .org) to DH. I want to use DH to manage the DNS info of all domains. I’ve successfully used “redirect domain” to point “.net” and “.org” to “.com”. However, I want the content of “.com” to remain at the other hosting location. Should I use mirror, redirect, or some other domain setup? The other site is only identified by its IP address. I’ve read the wiki and forums, but cannot find the answer. Thanks.


#2

You can’t mirror a site that’s not hosted on DreamHost.

If all you have is an IP address, then you can customize your DNS records here to add an A record for the .com. The easiest way for this is to create a dummy subdomain like abc123.example.com so you get DNS for example.com you can modify. Then go to the panel for Domains -> Manage Domains and click DNS for abc123.example.com and add a blank A record (so it’s just example.com) and a www A record (so it’s www.example.com) with your IP address.

-Scott


#3

I actually created the domain (example.com) and then deleted the hosting. I then added the “blank A” records per your suggestion. I also copied the MX and CN records from the previous/other DNS management. So far, everything looks to be working. Thanks.