Domain Name System (DNS) is the framework that connects a user who types in a domain name to their desired website. Humans access information online through domain names, like indiegraf.com or thediscourse.ca. Web browsers interact through Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. DNS translates domain names to IP addresses so browsers can load Internet resources.

Usually, DNS settings are managed where the Publisher purchases their domain, e.g., GoDaddy, Google Domains, Bluehost, Namecheap, etc. In some cases, the publisher will route their DNS to another service like Wix or Cloudflare by pointing their nameservers to the other service.

Why does this matter?

Many Indiegraf Publishers need to connect their landing page, content management system or website to their domain. Indiegraf can support this work by adding DNS records to your DNS Settings from your domain registrar or whatever service your domain registrar's nameservers point to.

Indiegraf Requirements

Indiegraf requires access to wherever you manage your DNS settings. That could be your domain registrar like Godaddy or Google Domains so long as you haven't routed your Nameservers to an alternate service. If you have routed your Nameservers to another service like Wix or Cloudflare, we'll require access to that instead.

We encourage publishers that sign onto longer term contracts with Indiegraf to route their Nameservers to Indiegraf's Cloudflare account. This is to improve website performance and security. We can also more easily support you in adjusting your DNS settings as needed. For that, we'll need access to both the domain provider and wherever your Nameservers point.

Not sure where you purchased your domain? Not sure where your Nameservers point? Use these tools below:

Find your DNS Nameservers

  1. On the InterNIC search page, type your domain and click in Lookup;
  2. On the Whois Search Results page, scroll down to the Domain Information > Nameservers:
 
On the example above you can see WIX DNS on the Nameservers.

Find your DNS Registrar

  1. On the InterNIC search page, type your domain and click in Lookup;
  2. On the Whois Search Results page, scroll down to the Registrar Information
    On the example above you can see GoDaddy on the Registrar Information.