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How Do I Migrate To Distil: Wild West Domains

Migrating Your Website to Distil Using Wild West Domains DNS:

Wild West Domains provides an easy to use and understand DNS system.  Migrating your Wild West Domains domain is a simple process that involves two steps:

  • Change your CNAME record for www.website.com to point to a CNAME provided by Distil
  • Change your A Record entry for website.com to point to an IP provided by Distil 

Editing your www CNAME to point to Distil's Network

  1. Log in to your Account Manager
  2. Next to Domains, click Launch
  3. Click the domain you want to edit
  4. In the DNS Manager section, click Launch
  5. Select the Zone File Editor for the Domain you want to manage
  6. Click Add New Record
  7. From the Record type list, select CNAME (Alias)
  8. In Alias Name: enter www
  9. In Points to Host Name: enter www.yourwebsite.com.distil.us
  10. TTL: leave as default
  11. Click OK
  12. Click Save Zone File
  13. Click OK

 

Editing your root domain yourwebsite.com A Record to point to Distil's Network

  1. Go to the Zone File Editor for the domain name you want to update
  2. In the A (Host) section, click the A record for the domain you want to redirect
  3. Be sure the type is set to @ 
  4. In the Points to field—  enter the IP address given to you by Distil in either the Add Domain wizard in the portal or in your deployment email
  5. TTL — Leave as default
  6. Click Save Zone File
  7. Click OK
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