Pointing your domain name using Google Domain


1. Head to the Google Domain SignIn page and login with your Google login details.  

2. Go to the My Domains area and click on Manage, next to the domain name you would like to point to your website.  

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3. Click on DNS.

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4. Scroll all the way down to the Custom Resource Records area.

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5. Fill in the first record as per the instructions below and click Add. 

1st field: @
2nd field: A
3rd field: 1 H
4th field Points to: 54.215.0.71

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NOTE: In case you receive an error message, you may want to check out the Google Tutorial in this link

 6. Enter the second record as per the instructions below and click Add. 

1st field: *
2nd field: A
3rd field: 1 H
4th field Points to: 54.215.0.71

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You should now have a total of two A host Records. Additional A Host records may need to be removed. If in doubt, you can always send us a screenshot of all your records to help@fotomerchant.com. Our customer support team is happy to review the records and advise on necessary changes. 

7. Its time to create the two CNAME records. 

For the www CNAME record fill in the information as per the instructions below and click Add to confirm. 

1st field: www
2nd field: CNAME
3rd field: 1 H
4th field Points to: customerdomain.fotomerchant.com

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8. In the next step we will setup your verification CNAME record. This record is individual for each domain name entered through the system and can be retrieved by following steps 1. to 7.  in this tutorial. We recommend to do this in a different browser tab and keep the tab open while we work through the next steps.

In case you have trouble retrieving your verification code you can always send us an email to help@fotomerchant.com and our customer support team will happily guide you in the right direction. 

9. Once you have retrieved your own individual verification record, we will need to create a new CNAME record. 

Fill in the information as per the instructions below and click Add to confirm. 

1st field: copy / paste your own individual verification code
2nd field: CNAME
3rd field: 1 H
4th field Points to: domainverify.fotomerchant.com
 

10. Now that all records have been created, we just need to verify the domain name.
In step 8 when we were retrieving the verification record, we have left an additional browser tab open. Let's head back to that tab and use the green Verify domain button on this page.  

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NOTE: Changes to your DNS Zone can take some time to publish and propagate through the network. In case the domain name doesn't verify immediately, please wait a few minutes and retry the button. If you still have trouble after a while, please send us an email to help@fotomerchant.com and we will happily look into this for you.

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