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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
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 126.96.36.199 (or whatever IP Free Webstore has assigned you).
It will look something like this:
www 10800 IN A 188.8.131.52
You will also want the bare domain to point at the same website, so you must either:
- add web forwarding so the bare domain (
example.com) redirects to the
- 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 184.108.40.206
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 freewebstore.org website:
www 10800 IN A 220.127.116.11 @ 10800 IN A 18.104.22.168 @ 10800 IN MX 50 fb.mail.gandi.net. @ 10800 IN MX 10 spool.mail.gandi.net. 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.
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.
- Free Webstore Support: How To Link a Domain Name to your Store