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Offline starcat

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SOLVED. Step by step domain parking? Please. Can't get to work.
« on: October 03, 2015, 10:08:38 pm »
On edit: I was at the wrong place in the Namecheap dashboard to make the correct changes. Problem has been solved.

I have a domain name registered through Namecheap.com that I would like to be parked on createaforum so that when someone types that domain name into the address bar, they land at my forum. (Specifically I would like them to land at the "home" page/splash page I have created with EZ Portal).

But when I go into admin and click on domain management, I am instructed to create the dns ns1.mydomainname.com (or whatever it exactly says). When I go to namecheap to change my DNS servers to this, replacing "mydomainname" with my actual domain name, it is rejected. When I try to add instead the numeric IP address, it is also rejected. There actually isn't anywhere to add the IP address, only the ns1, ns2 entries.

Would someone be so kind as to tell me step by step what it is exactly that I am supposed to do to have my domain name resolve to my createaforum site/forum? I would very, very much appreciate it and it might help others too.

Createaforum does exactly what I've been looking for in a forum creation service, and I've looked at many. I really want to make this work but I am stumped on this step.

THANKS!!!!
« Last Edit: October 03, 2015, 11:28:36 pm by starcat »

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I have a step by step guide for godaddy but not namecheap.

For namecheap user thier nameserver and add  a DNS record

An A record pointed to ip of  184.171.171.98
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Thanks, but I got it. I chatted with them and I wasn't in the right place to make the necessary changes. Domain is already working and pointing to my EZ Portal Splash page!

Thanks for the quick reply! I do have a few other questions I'll throw out later, but this issue is resolved and it wasn't your instructions here rather my lack of getting to the right place at Namecheap to do what needed to be done.

At any rate, thanks again!

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Cool glad you have it working!
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