DNS & MX Records, what record to change?

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi everyone,

I am redesigning a website that is already registered with another hosting company.
I am going to be hosting the new website/db myself but I will not be managing the email accounts.

Is there any record I can change to just point any requests for http://www.thedomain.com to my webserver, but leave the DNS settings and MX records as they are?

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Yes, just tell them to change their A record for both the domain and www domain to point to your server's ip address. They would leave the rest of the records alone. For example:

Code: [ Select ]
$TTL 14400
@    86400  IN   SOA   nameserver1.domain.com. hostmaster.domain.com.  (
                    2006082901
                    3600
                    7200
                    2419200
                    86400
                    )

domain.com.          86400  IN   NS   nameserver1.domain.com.
domain.com.          86400  IN   NS   nameserver2.domain.com.

domain.com.          86400  IN   A    123.123.123.123

localhost.domain.com.   14400  IN   A    127.0.0.1

domain.com.          86400  IN   MX   10    mail.domain.com.

mail                 86400  IN    A    222.222.222.222
www                86400  IN   A    123.123.123.123
nameserver1          86400  IN   A    55.55.55.55
nameserver2          86400  IN   A    55.55.56.55
domain.com.          86400  IN   TXT   "v=spf1 a mx a:mail.otherdomain.com ~all"
  1. $TTL 14400
  2. @    86400  IN   SOA   nameserver1.domain.com. hostmaster.domain.com.  (
  3.                     2006082901
  4.                     3600
  5.                     7200
  6.                     2419200
  7.                     86400
  8.                     )
  9. domain.com.          86400  IN   NS   nameserver1.domain.com.
  10. domain.com.          86400  IN   NS   nameserver2.domain.com.
  11. domain.com.          86400  IN   A    123.123.123.123
  12. localhost.domain.com.   14400  IN   A    127.0.0.1
  13. domain.com.          86400  IN   MX   10    mail.domain.com.
  14. mail                 86400  IN    A    222.222.222.222
  15. www                86400  IN   A    123.123.123.123
  16. nameserver1          86400  IN   A    55.55.55.55
  17. nameserver2          86400  IN   A    55.55.56.55
  18. domain.com.          86400  IN   TXT   "v=spf1 a mx a:mail.otherdomain.com ~all"


So the part you would change would be:

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domain.com.          86400  IN   A    123.123.123.123


and

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www                86400  IN   A    123.123.123.123


To point to your server's ip address.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Thanks Bigwebmaster,

Is there any website where I can type in a domain name and see all the info that you listed in your post?

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