How To Point My Domain To Your Hosting When DNS is Hosted Elsewhere

How to Point Your Domain to WP Only Hosting for WordPress Blog Hosting When DNS is Hosted Elsewhere

You will need to create or change some A records at your DNS server to accomplish this. In most cases you will need to create one entry for your domain without the www and another entry with the www, assuming you want your website to show up regardless of how visitors type your domain name.

The method for changing A records varies; so you will want to reference the specific instructions for your DNS server.

DNS Server DNS Display
Many DNS Servers will display these records in various fashions. Please see the examples below showing how the A records may appear.

Example One:

Name

TTL

Type

Address

@

14400

A

111.222.333.444

www

14400

A

111.222.333.444

Example Two:

Name

TTL

Type

Address

yourdomain.com.

14400

A

111.222.333.444

www.yourdomain.com.

14400

A

111.222.333.444

Example Three:

Name

TTL

Type

Address

yourdomain.com.

14400

A

111.222.333.444

www.yourdomain.com.

14400

CNAME

yourdomain.com.



And you may find still more slight variations. Don't panic, though. The rule of thumb is to create your entries to look like the ones already there, and if the entry already exists, then edit it instead of adding a new one. 
You may need to consult the documentation of your DNS server to know with certainty how the records should be formatted. Contact support for the company providing the DNS server if you are unsure how to proceed.

What to Change
Instead of the IP address 111.222.333.444 we used in our examples above, substitute the IP address of your server. You should also substitute your actual domain where it currently says yourdomain.com. Leave all the other information the same (formatted according to the specifications of your DNS server).
You can locate your IP address in your welcome email or by contacting WP Blog Support.
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