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Edit an A record

Edit an A record in your GoDaddy zone file if you need to update where your domain is pointing. Changes to an existing A record may cause your website or email service to be temporarily interrupted. If you're trying to change your www record, you'll need to edit your CNAME record instead.

  1. Sign in to your GoDaddy Domain Portfolio. (Need help logging in? Find your username or password.)
  2. Select alt name for the image Domain Edit Options next to your domain and then select Edit DNS. You may need to scroll down to see the Edit DNS option.
    screenshot showing the option for edit dns
  3. Select screenshot of the icon for editing a dns record Edit next to the A record record you're editing.

    Note: Can't edit the record? Check these settings or products:
    • Do you own Search Engine Visibility? Our GoDaddy Guides to help edit the record.
    • Is forwarding enabled on the domain? Delete forwarding to enable editing the record.
    • Is the domain connected to a 3rd-party site (e.g., Squarespace or LinkedIn)? Visit that site to disconnect it, or remove the connection to enable editing the record.
    • Is a firewall turned on in Website Security? Edit your IP address to the correct IP for your hosting account.

  4. Edit the details for your A record:
    • Name: The host name for the A record. Type @ to put the A record on your root domain, or enter a subdomain prefix such as www.
    • Value: The IP address for your A record. Typically this will be the IP address of your hosting account.
    • TTL: How long the server should cache information. The default setting is 1 hour.
  5. Select Save to complete your changes.

Most DNS updates take effect within an hour, but could take up to 48 hours to update globally.

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