There are several different ways to point your domain using our Domain Essentials package.
Select your hosting and email providers and change them at any time.
Point to Hosting Server
You'll need to obtain your provider's ip address, hostname (cname), or nameservers.
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Point to an Application Service Provider
Essentials can be used to point your domain to many different service providers. We've created guides for some common services.
Search engines and website visitors look at example.com and www.example.com differently. Selecting one as the preferred domain helps maintain consistent links for visitors and could improve your search engine ranking.
Set Preferred Domain
A subdomain adds a prefix to your domain name, allowing you to divide your domain into specific sections. For example, in the name blog.example.com, blog is a subdomain of example.com.
Learn More about Subdomains
TTL (Time To Live)
You have full control over the TTL (Time To Live) value of your dns records. We allow values between 5 minutes and 24 hours. The TTL controls how long dns servers should cache the records. The longer the period, the fewer dns queries dns servers have to do and the faster your site. However, if you update your dns records, it will take this amount of time before cached servers will see the new entries. Our default is 2 hours and is recommended unless you have specific needs and need to change the TTL value.