Changing DNS Settings at GoDaddy

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Step 1: Log into your GoDaddy DNS Manager

1)      You can log into the DNS Manager through this link https://dns.godaddy.com/Default.aspx

2)      Locate the domain you have added to Incapsula and click on the Edit Zone link

Step 2: Changing your naked domain (what is a naked domain?)

This step is relevant only if you have added a naked domain (e.g., example.com) or a domain that starts with www (e.g., www.example.com). Otherwise go directly to step 3.

1)      In the DNS Manager screen locate the A (Host) section
A__Host_.png

2)      Locate an entry with “@” in the Host column and click on the pencil icon under the Points to column (if there is more than one entry with “@” simply choose one of them)
A__Host__Big.png

3)      Replace the existing IP address with the one provided in the DNS instructions
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4)      Remove any other “@” entries in this section by clicking on the delete icon
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Step 3: Changing your full domain

In this step we will refer to the term subdomain prefix. This is the prefix of the subdomain you have entered. For example if you added example.com or www.exmaple.com your subdomain prefix is www. If you added blog.example.com your subdomain prefix is blog.

1)      In the DNS Manager screen locate the A (Host) section
A (Host).png

2)      Remove any entries with your subdomain in the Host column section by clicking on the delete icon
TTL.png

3)      In the DNS Manager screen locate the CNAME (Alias) section
CNAME__Alias_.png

4)      If you do not have an entry in this section with your subdomain prefix create one by clicking on the Add Record button in the top menu
Add_Record.png
In the dialog:
Select CNAME (Alias) for
Record type
Enter your subdomain prefix under
Alias Name
Enter the CNAME provided in the DNS instructions under Host Name
Select ½ Hour under
TTL
Click
OK
Add_DNS_Record.png

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5)      Remove any other  entries for your subdomain prefix in this section by clicking on the delete icon
TTL.png

Step 4: Changing your MX records

This step is relevant if your MX records point to DNS entries you have modified.

1)      Locate the MX (Mail Exchanger) section
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2)      Locate any entry with “@” in the Points to section and replace it with your naked domain IP. Note that “@” can be found also in the Host column, make sure you replace the one in the Points to column
Pending DNS.png

Step 5: Changing your FTP records

This step is relevant if your FTP records point to DNS entries you have modified.

1)      In the DNS Manager screen locate the CNAME (Alias) section
CNAME (Alias).png

2)      Locate any entry with “ftp” in the Hosts column and “@” or your domain name in the Points to column

3)      Edit the Points to column for the “ftp” entries and enter your naked domain IP

Pending DNS.png

Step 6: Changing your TTL

1)      Change the TTL of the entries you have edited in the previous step to ½ Hour (the lowest possible)

Step 7: Save your changes

1)      Click on the Save Zone File button near the top right end of the screen
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2)      Wait up to 24 hours for the DNS changes to take effect, once they do you will receive a mail from Incapsula with the title Traffic for "www.example.com" is now safeguarded by Incapsula

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    peteste

    I'm still absolutely confused by this - changing the A record is obvious, but i have 11 records under cname, and I don't understand which one I need to change... Here's a screenshot - which one do I amend? It's not at all obvious reading the above instructions. 

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    chad collins

    this is the worst guide in history - pick someone who can speak to normal humans to write instructions next time

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    Lemuel Rivera

    OMG who wrote this? wow!

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    tayeb log

    In godaddy it's work like this
    1- In CNAME table delete the ftp record column
    2- create a new record in A HOST table in "Host" field type ftp, in "Points to" field type your true naked IP "your host IP", leave TTL and save the new zone record and save the changes in your domain
    3- you can access your ftp like this "ftp://ftp.mydomain.com

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