June 03, 2011

Domain Mapping: PairNIC

With most domain registrars, the CNAME Record for your domain needs to be edited in order to set up Domain Mapping with Typepad. PairNIC, however, recommends setting up Parking instead. Domain Name Parking allows email forwarding and creates the necessary DNS records automatically.

Domain Name Parking Set Up

  1. Sign in to PairNIC at: https://www.pairNIC.com/login.html
  2. Click Manage Domain Names.
  3. Click on the domain name.
  4. Click E-mail Forwarding and Web Site Forwarding and Parking.
  5. Click Domain Name Parking.
  6. Read the warning message and click Continue.
  7. Enter the domain name for your account, e.g. example.typepad.com as Destination Domain Name and click Add Domain Name Parking.

After completing set up at PairNIC, return to Typepad and go to Account > Domain Mapping > Begin Here. Enter your PairNIC domain and click Add Domain Mapping. Finally, click Activate next to the domain to complete the set up.

If you encounter any problems with the display of your blog after activating the domain, deactivate the domain at Typepad until the domain mapping set up is complete. Additional information is available in the no design appearing article

If a you prefer to use Custom DNS and edit the CNAME, please follow these instructions:

  1. Sign in to PairNIC at: https://www.pairNIC.com/login.html
  2. Click Manage Domain Names.
  3. Click on the domain name.
  4. Click Custom DNS.
  5. Agree to the terms of service and click Continue.
  6. Read the warning message and click Continue.
  7. Click Edit DNS.
  8. In the CNAME heading, enter the following information, and then click Submit:

    Alias: www
    Points to: example.typepad.com
    (where example.typepad.com is the domain name for your Typepad account

  9. In the A Record heading, enter the following information, and then click Submit:

    Host Name: @
    IP address: 204.9.177.195


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