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    MatthewKeath
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    Hi,

    I have someone who has a website on Google Sites through Google Apps.

    We have created a new site for them, and I wish to point the website away from Google apps to my hosting, and leave the email where it is.

    The domain host is Godaddy, which automatically filled out all the DNS records when it was bought.

    I tried to add an ‘a’ record, but it didn’t work.

    My normal tech guy is away and I really need to get this done! Can anybody help please?

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    Jason@Plumsale
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    They would have created a cname record pointing to a google domain. you will have to delete this as well.

    Also note you will have to wait a while (sometimes up to 24 hours) for this to propagate the web, since the DNS records get cached.

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    MatthewKeath
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    Jason@Plumsale, post: 161124 wrote:
    They would have created a cname record pointing to a google domain. you will have to delete this as well.

    Also note you will have to wait a while (sometimes up to 24 hours) for this to propagate the web, since the DNS records get cached.Thanks.

    So I add the a record pointing to my IP, then delete the cname and I am sweet? I don’t need to add another cname?

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    Jason@Plumsale
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    Yes that’s all you need to do.

    Basically a cname points to another domain name, where a record points to an IP address.

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    eWAY
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    MatthewKeath, post: 161132 wrote:
    Thanks.

    So I add the a record pointing to my IP, then delete the cname and I am sweet? I don’t need to add another cname?

    Make sure that you have a cname for www as well.
    EG:

    A website.com.au. 111.111.111.111
    C www website.com.au.

    Maclean

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    Jason@Plumsale
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    Or you can have 2 a records

    A website.com.au. 111.111.111.111
    A http://www.website.com.au. 111.111.111.111

    Without overcomplecating it.
    A better approach would be to create an a record in your dns to your IP, then get them to change the cname from google to your new name.
    ie
    on your DNS
    A host1.mydomain.com.au. 111.111.111.111

    on thiers
    C website.com.au host1.mydomain.com.au.
    C http://www.website.com.au host1.mydomain.com.au.

    This approach will allow you to migrate service providers without having all your clients to update their dns.

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    arvoApp
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    Once you have updated your DNS settings you can use this tool to check where the propagation is at:
    http://www.whatsmydns.net/

    Sometimes it can take up to 48 hours but I’ve noticed it usually takes a couple of hours to be propagated to most of the major nodes.

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    MatthewKeath
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    arvoApp, post: 161449 wrote:
    Once you have updated your DNS settings you can use this tool to check where the propagation is at:
    http://www.whatsmydns.net/

    Sometimes it can take up to 48 hours but I’ve noticed it usually takes a couple of hours to be propagated to most of the major nodes.Thanks for that, it’s a helpful tool and it cofirmed my suspicions:

    The WWW IP is different than the non WWW. Why? I have no idea! It’s driving me a little crazy.

    Is there anyone that would be able to jump in and have a quick look for me?

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    arvoApp
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    MatthewKeath, post: 161450 wrote:
    Thanks for that, it’s a helpful tool and it cofirmed my suspicions:

    The WWW IP is different than the non WWW. Why? I have no idea! It’s driving me a little crazy.

    Is there anyone that would be able to jump in and have a quick look for me?

    Hi Matthew,
    Just wondering if your DNS problem has been solved?

    Cheers,
    Vince

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    MatthewKeath
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    arvoApp, post: 162893 wrote:
    Hi Matthew,
    Just wondering if your DNS problem has been solved?

    Cheers,
    VinceThanks Vince.

    All sorted now :)

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