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StewC
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what about the "A" DNS record (SiteGround)

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I'm ready to begin migrating my tiny site to HubSpot. SiteGround is my DNS provider and my current hosting provider. When I dig into my DNS records, I find

   'CNAME' record www.domain.org is an alias of domain.org

   'A' record domain.org points to IP xx.xxx.xx.x

...and there's a similar 'A' record for mail, webmail, ftp etc subdomains.

I understand that in migrating, I point CNAME to the new hubspot address.

To get a my root domain to also point to the new hubspot-hosted site I need to do a domain redirect, correct? I'll try SiteGround's Domain Redirect Tool. But...don't I have to do something with the A record? (Couldn't find anything in KB that mentions that record.) Or do I leave as is, it points to that static current IP address within SiteGround, then hits the Domain Redirect? (And leave the A and MX records for email alone.)

[FWIW, I have a very very low volume site, so any inefficiency with Redirect can be tolerated.]

Thanks!

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Teun
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Hi @StewC ,

 

You can connect your root domain directly with HubSpot instead of using a subdomain, so if you set it up correctly, you won't need a redirect at all:

Schermafbeelding 2022-07-29 om 09.22.54.png

 

However, if you really want to use a subdomain, you could connect your root domain as a redirect domain in HubSpot and point it to your subdomain:

Schermafbeelding 2022-07-29 om 09.24.57.png

 

If you connect your root domain to HubSpot, the HubSpot UI will show you the IP address you need to set in your A-record. If you only connect a subdomain, it will show you a CNAME record.



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StewC
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what about the "A" DNS record (SiteGround)

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@Teun, perfect! For a very small entity with only 1 site, etc hosting on the root domain seems like the way to go. Thanks for pointing out the option on the Connect A Domain screen (didn't see that in any KB articles, my bad).

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Teun
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Awesome! Happy I could help.



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Teun
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what about the "A" DNS record (SiteGround)

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Hi @StewC ,

 

You can connect your root domain directly with HubSpot instead of using a subdomain, so if you set it up correctly, you won't need a redirect at all:

Schermafbeelding 2022-07-29 om 09.22.54.png

 

However, if you really want to use a subdomain, you could connect your root domain as a redirect domain in HubSpot and point it to your subdomain:

Schermafbeelding 2022-07-29 om 09.24.57.png

 

If you connect your root domain to HubSpot, the HubSpot UI will show you the IP address you need to set in your A-record. If you only connect a subdomain, it will show you a CNAME record.



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