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I have a domain that's registered at iPower, with the nameservers pointing at webfaction.

I need to use Webfaction for email, and I need to pass web traffic to an IP elsewhere.

The issue I'm having is that after adding the domain to webfaction I only have 2 options for custom DNS records, 'SPF' and 'TXT'. Where's 'A', 'MX' etc?

The obvious thing to do would be to set the DNS up at iPowers end, however they charge a fee for custom DNS setup which is rather galling, so the idea is that the domain nameservers are at webfaction, and all the routing happens there.

Is there a reason I can't set all the normal custom DNS records in webfaction, am I missing something?

asked 02 Apr '15, 10:01

nathan3degrees
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You should be able to create an A record for the domain. Our documentation covers how to do that. If you still have an issue then please open a support ticket.

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answered 02 Apr '15, 11:14

aaront ♦♦
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Ah I see! The "external' option is what I needed, I hadn't considered that it must be different to the CNAME option (otherwise it'd be redundant). So I was just looking in the wrong place. Thanks that should do it!

(02 Apr '15, 11:54) nathan3degrees
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