How to Configure Your Domain

Last Updated: Apr 23, 2015 08:23AM EDT
Configuring your domain to point at NGP VAN's servers is what allows your site to be live on the internet. There are many domain providers that allow you to purchase and administer domain names. This article contains general guidelines for configuring a domain with a domain provider. If you need assistance configuring your domain to the specifications listed below, please contact your domain provider's support.
 
Configure your domain with another registrar

1. Login to your domain registrar.

2. Locate your DNS management tools.

3. Edit/Add the following A Record: @ points to 52.6.146.82

4. Edit/Add the following CNAME: www points to sitename.ngpvanhost.com (ex.bobsmith.ngpvanhost.com)

5. Save your settings.

NOTE: The 'sitename' may not be the domain name you provided NGP. Rather, it may be the temporary domain name you received from NGP when your site was first deployed. For candidate committees it is often the first and last name: 'bobsmith.ngpvanhost.com'. If you are unsure, please contact accelerator@ngpvan.com.

Your domain is now configured for your NGP website. The modifications you made to the domain name records can take up to 48 hours to completely propagate across the internet. This is not something NGP can control. Please provide significant lead time before your site needs to be live or before you make any major announcements.
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