I have a newly registered domain ice-hot.co.uk which I have bought from 123-reg.co.uk and I want to point it to IP address which is a VPS hosted by a different company.

What DNS records do I need to create on 123-reg.co.uk in order to point ice-hot.co.uk and www.ice-hot.co.uk to Is the following anywhere close to correct?...

ice-hot.co.uk.    A
www               CNAME   ice-hot.co.uk

As usual, documentation is long on explanations but short on examples. The 123-reg.co.uk tech support just keep quoting parts of their "help" manual back at me.

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    In the second line provided, the name should end with a dot. – slubman May 7 '11 at 15:17

Apart from the obvious typo in the IP address, that will do fine as long as you're happy for 123-reg.co.uk to act as the authoritative name server for the domain (which means that if their name servers go down, then your website is effectively offline), you don't care what happens to email sent to @ice-hot.co.uk email addresses, and you don't have an IPV6 address that you want to use as well.

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  • Should the 2nd line have a . at the end of ice-hot.co.uk? – spot May 7 '11 at 15:17
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    Yes it should have a period at the end. Otherwise the origin will get appended so what the above record without the period will be equivalent of www -> ice-hot.co.uk.ice-hot.co.uk. (Assuming the Origin is set to ice-hot.co.uk). – barryj May 7 '11 at 16:11

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