Configuring your domain for Free Webstore

So you have created a website with Free Webstore and now need to configure your domain name at Gandi so that it takes visitors to your webstore.

Step 1: Log into your domain name

You will need to log into your domain name with any of the contacts (other than the billing contact) (trouble logging in?).

Step 2: Change your zone file

First, make an editable copy of your zone file.

Then, you will need to make the changes that will point your domain at your webstore. You can do this by adding an A record for the www subdomain to point to (or whatever IP Free Webstore has assigned you).

It will look something like this:

www 10800 IN A

You will also want the bare domain to point at the same website, so you must either:

  • add web forwarding so the bare domain ( redirects to the www subdomain (, or
  • add another A record for the bare domain, which will look like this (remember to replace the IP with the one Free Webstore gives you, as above):
@ 10800 IN A

Example of a zone

Here is an example of a zone file for a domain (we'll use that will bring visitors to a website:

www 10800 IN A
@ 10800 IN A
@ 10800 IN MX 50 
@ 10800 IN MX 10 
imap 10800 IN CNAME 
smtp 10800 IN CNAME 
webmail 10800 IN CNAME 
blog 10800 IN CNAME 
pop 10800 IN CNAME 

After you submit your new zone file, please be sure to wait a couple of hours for the zone to be updated with the new information, as the changes are not seen immediately.

Step 3

After having finished configuring your domain for your webstore, you will need to make some technical changes in your Free Webstore account (namely, attaching your domain to your webstore). For security purposes, Gandi cannot perform these changes for you.

See also

Last modified: 04/29/2013 at 23:05 by Michael Moore (Gandi)