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Connecting a domain

To connect your domain to your Nimbo website, simply follow these steps:

First, you need to tell Nimbo what your domain is. So from the dashboard, click 'Connect a domain' in the 'What's next' column, and follow the instructions there to set a domain for your site.

1. You already have email and website hosting

(Your domain is pointing to a webhost via nameserver settings at your domain registrar):

If you have a site AND email hosted somewhere already, then please ask your current webhost to update the A-record for your www DNS entry on their hosting server, so as not to disrupt your email.

2. You only have email hosting set up at your domain registrar:

If you have set email hosting settings at your domain registrar, then you can also make the website hosting settings there too, by following these steps:

  1. Login to your domain registrar
  2. Find where to add/edit 'DNS entries' for your domain
  3. Add an 'A record' using the following options:
    - A-record Name: www
    - Directs to Host: 122.201.70.171
  4. Add another 'A record' using the following options:
    - A-record Name: leave it blank or use the @ symbol
    - Directs to Host: 122.201.70.171

3. You have no hosting of anything set up, ie. just your domain registered 

  1. Login to your domain registrar
  2. Set your domain's 'nameservers' to the default ones for your registrar.
  3. Find where to add/edit 'DNS entries' for your domain
  4. Add an 'A record' using the following options:
    - A-record Name: www
    - Directs to Host: 122.201.70.171
  5. Add another 'A record' using the following options:
    - A-record Name: leave it blank or use the @ symbol
    - Directs to Host: 122.201.70.171

And that's it! Once your domain registrar has made the changes live and they have propagated throughout the internet, the site you have created here at Nimbo will show when you visit your domain in a browser.


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