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Configure your domain for Moonfruit
So you have created a website with Moonfruit (http://www.moonfruit.com) and now need to configure your domain name at Gandi so that it takes visitors to your website.
After having finished configuring your Moonfruit 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
Step 2: Edit your zone file
Note: To add the A record or CNAME record, you need to first make an editable copy of your zone file.
126.96.36.199and their shared hosting address is
If you created your website in moonfruit.fr or gandi.net, you need to create the records @ A 188.8.131.52 and www A 184.108.40.206
You now need to change the domain's DNS zone file so that it will point to the website you have created at Moonfruit.
To do so, add an A record to your zone file that points to the Moonfruit servers at
220.127.116.11 for every domain or subdomain you want to point to your Moonfruit website.
(Alternatively, you can use a CNAME record to point subdomains at
Before proceeding, remember that zone file changes will take several hours to propagate.
Make the changes
The entry or entries you need to add will look something like one of these (check with Moonfruit to be sure):
@ 10800 IN A c www 10800 IN CNAME example.moonfruit.com.
@ 10800 IN Ayou just need to change the IP address from whatever it is to
Similarly, if there is already a line that starts with
www, you will need to replace it with this new one.
Don't forget to submit your changes and activate the new version of your zone file!
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 Moonfruit.com website:
@ 10800 IN MX 50 fb.mail.gandi.net. @ 10800 IN MX 10 spool.mail.gandi.net. @ 10800 IN A 18.104.22.168 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 example.com.
Step 3: Update your Moonfruit settings
Once your domain name is pointing at Moonfruit (you'll know because it will look like this), you'll need to register your custom domain at Moonfruit so their servers know which website should be displayed when someone visits your domain name.
From the Moonfruit toolbar, select 'Admin' > 'Site address' which will load the 'Admin' panel. In the 'Site Address' tab enter the domain name in the last text field provided and then click 'Add'. You can have up to 3 additional addresses for your site.
Step 4: Add web forwarding (optional)
You may want additional URLs to automatically redirect visitors to the address you configured above. If so, just add a web forwarding entry for each domain or subdomain you want to be redirected.
For example, if you pointed
www.example.com to your Moonfruit site using a CNAME or A record as described above, but not
example.com, you can add a web forwarding entry so that
example.com automatically redirects visitors to
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