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So you have created a website with Apple's MobileMe and now need to configure your domain name at Gandi so that it takes visitors to your website.

After having finished configuring your Apple 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 into your domain name with any of the contacts (other than the billing contact).

If you do not know your Gandi handle, you can see it in the whois (http://www.gandi.net/whois) or you can see it on this page: https://www.gandi.net/login/search

If you do not know your password, you can reset it by using this page: https://www.gandi.net/login/lost

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 web.me.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 web.me website:

@ 10800 IN MX 50 fb.mail.gandi.net. 
@ 10800 IN MX 10 spool.mail.gandi.net. 
@ 10800 IN A 217.70.184.38
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 web.me.com.

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.

Final thought

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.

Last modified: 03/11/2011 at 16:04 by Ryan A. (Gandi)