Knowledgebase: Web Hosting Issues
Changing the DNS A records for your domain name
Posted by Frank ., Last modified by Frank . on 24 March 2011 05:09 PM
To change the "A" records for your domain, you'll need to:

Log into your account at
Click on your domain name.
Click on the Edit icon next to DNS Configuration.
Click the trash can icon next to the built in "A" records:   86400   IN    A   12.34.567.890
*   86400   IN    A   12.34.567.890

Click the "Add DNS A Record" link.
Leave the "Name" field blank. Enter the IP address you want to point to in the "Data" field, and Submit.

Click the "Add DNS A Record" link again.
Enter "*" in the "Name" field.  Enter the IP address you want to point to in the "Data" field, and Submit.

Once the new A records have been added, it will take up to 24 hours for the changes to take effect.

Comments (3)
01 May 2013 06:40 AM
Thank you, very helpful!
23 February 2015 11:17 PM
In order to map my domain name with a squarespace site I'm building, I need to add a "DNS A Record" with the name "@".

When I click submit, Hostica's DNS configurer tells me there is an error with the name and doesn't allow me to add a DNS A Record. I need to add 4 of them [ according to ]

What do i do?
Rachel jackson
10 September 2016 09:54 AM
I am having complications doing this with squarespace. How does this work with squarespace
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