Where would you update that DNS record to Update your A Record to point it to your IP Address?

In general, if you are migrating a site from WordPress.com to a Managed WordPress hosting plan on Godaddy, you may only need to repoint your DNS (Domain Name Server) settings.  This is a relatively simple process that can be managed wherever your domain name is registered (You may have registered your domain name with WordPress.com or separately with Godaddy, or any of thousands of different companies or services on the web.)

If you are unsure, check with your registrar (the type of company that allows you to register a domain name) and find out how they recommend you make these changes.

Updating the DNS via an A record, usually requires an extra step, you are not simply replacing one DNS address with another, but typically adding a record to a DNS Zone File.  The record being added is called an ‘A Record’.

Per Godaddy, here are their current instructions for performing this action.  Other registrars may have different instructions.

An A (host) record connects your domain name to your IP address. A records let users enter your domain name in a Web browser to access your website. They are the most common type of zone record.

To Add an A Record

  1. In the DNS Zone File, click Add Record.
  2. From the Record type list, select A (Host).
  3. Complete the following fields:
    • Host Name — Enter the host name the A record links to. Type @ to point the record directly to your domain name, including the www.
    • Points to IP Address — Enter the IP address your domain name uses for this host record.
    • TTL — Select how long the server should cache the information.
  4. Click Save, and then click Save Changes. The new A record displays in the A (Host) section.

To Edit an A Record

  1. In the A (Host) section, next to the record you want to change, click Edit Record.
  2. Edit any of the following fields:
    • Host — Enter the host name the A record links to. Type @ to map the record directly to your domain name, including the www.
    • Points to — Enter the IP address your domain name uses for this host record.
    • TTL — Select how long the server should cache the information.
  3. Click Save, and then click Save Changes.

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