In this tutorial, we will show you how to point your domain to Boost depending on where you are managing your DNS.
You can skip this tutorial if you are already familiar with DNS such as pointing CNAME, creating A records, etc.
This is meant to be a basic tutorial on DNS management tailored to Boost In which we were trying to write in as non-technical terms as possible
The DNS records determine where you point your domain to.
Let’s take a look at an example case:
Let’s say your website hosting IP address is 123.456.789.999
If you create an A record for your domain.com that points to this IP address, your domain.com will be hosted on your website hosting.
Then you can create an A record or a scene in record to point your subdomain to a different hosting server.
For example, link.domain.com pointing via CNAME to boost.link so that you can use link.domain.com as a custom domain in Boost.
There are different cases on where you are managing your DNS records.
You can know where you are managing your DNS records by check what nameservers your are using.
Case 1: Your DNS is managed in your domain registrar
In this case, you’re using the default nameservers of your registrar.
This means you control where your domain point to inside your registrar.
For example, in the below example, the domain DNS records managed inside the registrar Porkbun.com
Case 2: Your DNS is managed in your hosting provider
In this case, you are using the nameservers of your hosting provider by entering them in your domain registrar.
Editing the DNS records in your registrar will not do anything because the DNS is managed in your hosting provider.
Case 3: You are using Cloudflare
This case is applicable to a lot of Boost users.
In this case, you are using the name servers of Cloudflare.
Cloudflare now controls your DNS records and determine where you point your domain and subdomains to.