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Thread: DNS Record

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    DNS Record

    I have just had a question from a client, I am a little unsure of the answer.

    What should I do with cpanel if I want to add a A DNS Record to my domain? I want to set up a subdomain to point to my local host and the ip may need to be changed once a month or so. Thanks.
    Does anybody understand this and know if it is possible at all?
    - Jamie Harrop

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    I think they are asking for something like

    sbudomain.domain.com -> Home PC

    So they will need to contact you to edit the DNS I think

    Rus
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    That is what I was thinking Rus. Thank you for confirming that.
    - Jamie Harrop

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    Please first clear your question, what you want.
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    They want to create a subdomain under their domain. If they have a domain that is hosted on your server (say "domain.com"), they would create what is known as an "A record" for each subdomain, which maps it to an IP address. That way they can have a subdomain point to another IP address on a different computer.
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    Yep, my company made this exact request of our hosting agent and they had to do it especially for us. I should mention that during one of their updates, our extra record was dropped from the DNS server causing our clients to be misdirected to a default IP causing much confusion.

    Hopefully your company remembers to record these extra records in the advent of a system restore.

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