Pointing a domain name to your server
The easiest way to go about this is to use Linode's free DNS manager. Log into your domain registrar's control panel, and amend your name server entries to reflect the ones below.
Once you have pointed your domain to the Linode name servers, you will need to log into the Linode Manager (control panel), and click on the 'DNS Manager' tab. Create a new zone for your domain by clicking on the 'Add a new domain zone' link and follow the instructions on the zone builder.
Once you save the zone, you can create an A record entry to have the domain point to the IP address your VPS uses.
I hope this helps.
It may take a few hours for DNS changes to take effect.
is the sub domain the domain I want to be forward to. For example the domain I want to move is "blokmovaz.com"
An example of a sub-domain is foobar.blokmovaz.com – Where foobar is the sub-domain of blokmovaz.com. Following the instructions above will achieve exactly what you are trying to do
As hybinet mentioned, you won't need to manually edit the A record (unless you decide you want it to point somewhere else) -- The zone creation tool will automatically point the domain to the IP address of your Linode VPS.
OKay cool so I just import a zone and then when it asks me for my name server what do I put in?
You don't import the zone, follow these steps:
1. Log into your domain registrars control panel (where you registered the domain).
2. You need to edit the name servers of your domain to point to the Linode ones:
3. Save your changes, and log out of your registrar's control panel.
4. Log into
5. Click on the "DNS Manager" Tab.
6. Click on the "Add a new domain zone" link (bottom right).
7. Enter your Domain Name.
8. Click continue.
9. Add your email address to the SOA E-Mail field.
10. Click Save.
11. Wait for the DNS to propagate (which can take a little while).
By default, it will have your domain point to the IP address of your Linode VPS.
thanks for all ur help you guys rock!
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here is what I changed
The server at
www.blokmovaz.comis taking too long to respond.
That name resolves to a 192.168 address which is not accessible from the Internet. You'll need to set the names to resolve to your public address for the site to work.
After changing these configurations, seems to worked, but is not opening my site.
It's opening a folder Index of /
But if o try to open de host via ip or hostname on the browser, it works fine and open my site correctly.
Do I have to change anything else?
Hey @dcarnielli - that wouldn't be related to a DNS issue, rather it would have to do with missing or potentially misnamed index files. I was able to track down a YouTube tutorial on how to fix it:
Hope that helps!