Adding a domain to BL.INK: How to configure DNS to use a domain you already own

When adding a domain to BL.INK, you will need to modify DNS for the domain or sub-domain.

This process is usually very simple and should only take a few minutes, depending on your corporate IT processes.  

Note: Once updated, DNS may take up to 24 hours to update as the new entry propagates. Check regularly as it may happen sooner. 

There are two options depending on the type of domain you are using with BL.INK.  

Option 1:  Primary Domain

If you are using a dedicated primary domain (ie, somedomain.com), you will need to create an A Record.  This is one of the many types of DNS entries. To do this, log in to your domain hosting account (where you purchased or are currently hosting your domain) and update the A Record

Your A Record should point to the IP address:  18.208.85.101

Option 2: Sub-Domain

If you are using a sub-domain from your primary domain (ie, go.somedomain.com), then you may use a CNAME.  This is another type of DNS entry.  Rather than an IP address, a CNAME points to another domain.  

If your provider allows you to use a CNAME record, you can do so by entering BL2.blink.domains for the CNAME destination. The benefit is that you will not have to worry about future DNS changes in the event we have to migrate your domain.