How to point DNS from (mt) Media Temple to Squarespace


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Overview

The following article provides information on how to point DNS records from Media Temple to Squarespace.

For more information, you may want to take a look at Squarespace support documentation related to this topic:

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Instructions

1. Log into your Media Temple account at https://ac.mediatemple.net

2. Make sure the domain has been added to this account, and the nameservers are pointed to Media Temple (ns1.mediatemple.net and ns2.mediatemple.net).

3. Go to the Edit DNS Zone File page for the domain in your Media Temple account.

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4. Get the required Squarespace DNS for your domain. This information is acquired at Squarespace, and should look similar to the following:

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When referencing the Squarespace and Media Temple pages, you may notice a difference in nomenclature. To assist you:

  • Host = Name
  • Record = Type
  • Required Data = Data
  • Current Data: What is data currently being propagated

5. In the Media Temple Zone File Page click +ADD ROW and create the CNAME-records.

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6. Then add the A-records. (For Media Temple you do not need to use @. Therefore you may simply leave the Name section blank).

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7. Depending on how your DNS was setup prior, you may find some duplicate records.
(In this example: you'll notice a duplicate www and blank A-record).

Should you notice this, you may need to remove some of these duplicates by selecting the Delete option:

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Before deleting any old DNS, be certain that you no longer require those DNS records. Deleting DNS does have the potential to change various functions of your site.

8. Once you are done making all DNS edits, scroll to the bottom of the Edit DNS Zone File page and click Save Changes.

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That's it! Just keep in mind that DNS changes can take up to 24-48 hours to fully propagate. So do not be alarmed if you don't notice changes right away.