How do I Point my DNS to Linode?

Linode Staff

I need to point my DNS to Linode, and I want to make sure that my MX records to verify GSuite are correct. How can I do that?

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To point your DNS zone to Linode the first thing you will need to do is update the name servers at your registrar.

Next, you will need to create an A record for you domain. There isn not one currently in your DNS zone. You can leave this blank and just enter in your Linode's IP. This first "blank" A record is sometimes referred to as the apex domain and you can read a bit more about that here.

Since third party-services are a bit outside of our scope I can't verify the MX records for Google directly. If you find that you are having issues it might be useful to check this help topic on Google, and our docs on MX records. Another option is to provide them here, and may someone can help you double check. (keep in mind that you are free to obscure details such as your domain in interest of your privacy)

As one last note, if you are planning on using your Linode as a mail server I would recommend taking a look at this post regarding DNS Records for email and our guide to Running a Mail Server.


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