Step-by-step process to update your DNS records & launch your website

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Dawn Verbrigghe
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Before you start: Make sure Jottful is ready for you to launch your website. At Jottful, we need to set up some routing on our side before you can successfully launch.

We recommend you launch your website at a time when you are likely to get less traffic (e.g., overnight).

Is this the big moment? Here's what to do:

  1. Log in to your domain registrar (e.g., GoDaddy, Yahoo, etc.).
  2. Update the A Record to point to IP address This will launch your new Jottful website at that domain. (Note: if you visit that IP address before pointing your domain it will not look like your website; that is because there is some routing on our side that will know that traffic coming to your domain should show the content of your new website.)
    DO NOT TOUCH the MX Records. This will allow your email to continue to work as it always has.
  3. Wait. It can take up to 48 hours for your new website to propagate across the internet. How long it will take depends largely on your domain registrar; some registrars are faster than others.

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