An A Record allows you to use Uniregistry DNS (Name Servers) to point your domain name to another server's IP.
Steps to create an A record
1. Log in to your account at Uniregistry.com by clicking the ‘Log In/Sign Up’ button in the upper-right corner of the homepage.
2. Click ‘Manage’ from the menu at the top of the page.
3. Click on the domain name you want to edit.
4. Select the ‘NS/DNS Records’ tab.
5. Scroll down to the ‘DNS Records’ section and click the ‘New Record’ button.
5b. Or click the ‘Activate Uniregistry DNS’ button first if necessary then click the ‘New Record’ button.
Activating Uniregistry DNS will change your name servers to Uniregistry’s. Changing your nam servers will affect any exisitng records set for your domain, like for a website or email. Be sure this is what you want to do before proceeding. If you don’t want to change your name servers then you need to add your A record(s) through the portal where your name servers are located.
6. Ensure ‘A’ is selected from the ‘Type’ drop-down menu.
7. Enter the information in the required fields and click ‘Add’. You will not be allowed to create new records that conflict with existing records. If you see an error message, check the conflicting record(s) to decide which ones you want to keep.
You can create specific subdomains such as “www.uniregistryexample.link” or “ftp.uniregistryexample.link”, by entering that subdomain in the Host (Name) field and applying an IP address in the IPv4 Address (Data) field (ie. 188.8.131.52).
- ‘@’ points just the domain name alone to the IP address
- ‘www’ will point the fully qualified domain name to the IP address. A trailing “.” is required for this type of entry.
- ‘*’ means that any subdomain that isn’t already specified will point to the IP address.
Repeat steps 5-7 for any additional records.
8. When you’re finished creating your records, click ‘Save Changes’.