Hope you are well.
I have a domain
This points to
I also have a subdomain
community.ariops.org.uk I want to point the subdomain at the IP address of the sever hosting the Discourse forum
How do I add an A record in Netlify for community
I have a free account and I can’t find a way to create an A record in DNS Settings
Namecheap is the register of the domain
The Netlify name servers are configured successfully
There’s an option to set an A record in DNS (it’s even selected as default when you open DNS settings).
It would be available here:
https://app.netlify.com/teams/<team name>/dns/<domain name>. Just click on Add new record and fill in the details as required.
Thanks I found it now I have a different problem it looks as if a record already exists and it says it is a default record and can’t be change the value should be the IP but it is the default netlify app name any suggestions?
You need to add the name of the subdomain in the host name field. For example, if you want
forum.domain.com, add host name as forum.
EDIT: My bad, didn’t check you screenshot properly.
So, I just checked, I was able to add a subdomain record without any issue.I just clicked on add a new record, filled in the details and it works. From your screenshot, it looks like you’ve connected the domain community… also to Netlify.
@Cyber-Bunker. This is an issue I see all the time. This is a “conflicting NETLIFY type DNS record” issue:
Last reviewed by Netlify Support - August, 2023
The DNS record types of NETLIFY and NETLIFYv6 are special “alias” records within Netlify DNS. They will return the IP addresses for the closest CDN nodes based on the IP address of the system making the DNS lookup.
dns_api example.com- example.com 400 - link exists, all config must be empty
Are you seeing an error like this one?
[dns_api 400 - link exists, all config must be empty]
This happens when you try to create an A or AAAA …
The three key points in the support guide are summarized as:
These records are locked by default and can be unlocked by our support team.
These records only connect domain names to IP addresses.
These records do not control which site the domain name is linked to (if any).
I’ve unlocked the existing records for the domain you mentioned now. If you delete any NETLIFY/NETLIFYv6 type records for
community.ariops.org.uk the A records (or CNAME records) will start working.
If there are other questions or concerns, please let us know.
Thank you so much for this I was able to delete the existing records and create an A record and point it at the IP I have.
After a few minutes this worked.