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Configuring your website for DeviantArt
So you have created a website with DeviantArt and now need to configure your domain name at Gandi so that it takes visitors to your website.
After having finished configuring your DeviantArt website for your domain, you will need to make some technical changes to your domain at Gandi. For security purposes, Gandi cannot perform these changes for you.
Step 1: Log into your domain name
You will need to log in to gandi.net with the Gandi handle listed as the domain's owner, administrative, or technical contact (trouble logging in?).
Step 2: Change your zone file
You now need to change the DNS zone file, so that your domain knows where to find your website.
You need to:
- add a CNAME record for 'www' to point to your website's address.
Adding the CNAME record
You now need to add the CNAME record to your zone file.
Here is the entry that you need to add:
www 10800 IN CNAME hosted.daportfolio.com.
DO NOT FORGET TO ADD THE DOT AT THE END OF THE LINE!.
If there is already a line that starts with “www”, you will need to replace it with this new one.
Example of a zone
Here is an example of a zone file for a domain (we'll use example.com) that will bring visitors to a DeviantArt website:
@ 10800 IN MX 50 fb.mail.gandi.net. @ 10800 IN MX 10 spool.mail.gandi.net. @ 10800 IN A 220.127.116.11 imap 10800 IN CNAME access.mail.gandi.net. smtp 10800 IN CNAME relay.mail.gandi.net. webmail 10800 IN CNAME agent.mail.gandi.net. blog 10800 IN CNAME blogs.vip.gandi.net. pop 10800 IN CNAME access.mail.gandi.net. www 10800 IN CNAME hosted.daportfolio.com.
The address you have just created corresponds to http://www.yourwebsite.com. If, however you also want visitors that type http://yourwebsite.com to see your website you will need to add web forwarding, to forward from your domain (without the www) to the www subdomain. You can see how to do this here.