I own the domain zenstealth.com and I have decided that the easiest way for me to "do" a blog is via GitHub pages and Jekyll, which is already built-in in GitHub pages. I've done that already, and for now I've already setup a CNAME record so that my GitHub pages repo zenstealth.github.com redirects to blog.zenstealth.com.

What I want to do is instead of using a sub-domain for the blog, I'd like to make it use the top level domain zenstealth.com. The GitHub Pages instructions say to the set an A record to the ip The problem in NearlyFreeSpeech.NET (let's call it NFSN for short) is that it already already sets A records to files which are hosted directly in NFSN, and I have absolutely no idea on how to override this.

  • Can't you just change the A record to point to the GitHub IP address (or add an A record to point to it)? You won't be using the NFS server for file hosting, so it doesn't need to point to NFS any more anyway.
    – Nick
    Commented Jun 5, 2011 at 10:59
  • There are three A records which points to the NFSN servers, and for some reason they can't be changed (as far I know). Commented Jun 5, 2011 at 18:21
  • I'm not familiar with the NFS DNS control panel, but if you've been through their DNS FAQ and still can't find a way to edit the A records, it might be worth filing a support request or posting in their forum. Either that or move the domain to another registrar.
    – Nick
    Commented Jun 5, 2011 at 21:47

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Do you have an alias for the site set up? This could be keeping you from adding your own A records.

To check this; on your NFS account, navigate to the sites tab. Then click on the short name of the site whose records you want to set up. This will bring you to the information page for the site. Under the Site Names & Aliases heading, you should see both an entry for the NFS subdomain for the site, and another entry for the alias. Remove the alias for the site by clicking Remove. You should now be able to set your own A records for the site (from the domains tab).

  • This seems to work. Thank you (and sorry for the extremely late reply). Commented Jan 28, 2013 at 22:38

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