Dreamhost Domain

Common Terms

Root Domain: top level domain which is the domain that you have purchased

Naked Domain: a naked domain is the domain without the 'www'

Subdomain: This is an extension of the domain you have purchased


Instructions

A Record

  1. Head over to the Manage Website page
  2. Open the Manage page for your site
  3. Click the Manage button
  4. Click the DNS tab and click Add Record
  5. Click the ADD link when hovering over the A Record section
  6. Complete the following fields
    • Host: leave this blank for a root domain otherwise insert the subdomain into this field
    • Points to: enter 76.76.21.21
TypeHostPoints to
A RECORD@76.76.21.21

Example entry for a root domain

TypeHostPoints to
A RECORDblog76.76.21.21

Example entry for a subdomain domain

CNAME

  1. Head over to the Manage Website page
  2. Open the Manage page for your site
  3. Click the Manage button
  4. Click the DNS tab and click Add Record
  5. Complete the fields:
    • Name: enter "www" if you want to use a naked domain such as mydomain.com or enter the subdomain value (i.e. enter blog for blog.mydomain.com)
    • Type: select CNAME from the drop down menu.
    • Value: enter cname.vercel-dns.com.
  6. Click Add Record.

Example

Example connecting a root domain

TypeHostPoints to
A RECORD@76.76.21.21
CNAMEwwwcname.vercel-dns.com

Example connecting a subdomain

TypeHostPoints to
Ablog76.76.21.21
CNAMEwww.blogcname.vercel-dns.com

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