Web Hosting

Setting Google MX Records

Setting Google MX Records is simple to achieve, navigate to your website provider or hosts administration page. From there each provider does vary, if they are helpful then it will simply be a case of finding the DNS settings and altering the MX records. Simply remove the old entries and insert the new ones provided by your new provider, in my case Google. If they aren’t as helpful as the companies I have used in the past then it is worth searching your preferred search engine as many guides are available.

Priority         Points to

10            ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
20           ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
30           ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
40           ASPMX2.GOOGLEMAIL.COM.
50           ASPMX3.GOOGLEMAIL.COM.

Domain Registration

Registering a domain is relatively simple, you choose your provider and what packages you want and then pay. The common mistake made by individuals is that they register with their home address and then think that everything is ready, this will then result in their details being searchable on the internet through a whois search. There are several courses of action to take when configuring your domain and they depend on who the internet registry company is.

Nominet

Responsible for .co.uk .wales and .cymru Top Level Domains (TLD’s), they hold and retain overall control of their domains.

Private Registration must be set on the www.nominet.org.uk website, login details can be requested even if you have never logged in before and it is a simple process. Simply Manage your details and follow the instructions.

Verisign

Responsible for .com, .gov, .mil, .org, .net, .edu, .int TLD’s and allow registrars to alter records for their domains directly.

 

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Internet_top-level_domains for more details.