At the moment I have
example.com that my colleague bought from GoDaddy which was first purchased via Google Work. The purchase did not include a hosting plan. We do not plan to host our website on GoDaddy since we have a less expensive option using another host.
We still want to keep the Google Work services, and the domain in GoDaddy. However, we are trying to point the address to the new hosting. I have minimal understanding of DNS & its records, so please correct me if I am wrong.
At the moment the A record for
example.com has the following records:
2. 216.239.32-38.21 which is from Google.
These are the following actions that I have taken to address this:
1. Add the hosting's IP to the A record
2. Edit CNAME record for www to
example.com (it was previously @)
Now, the changes do not seem to do anything, when I try to access
example.com it still redirects to Google's 404 page (the same as before the changes). I realize DNS changes may take up to 12-48 hours, but since I am not 100% confident in what I am doing I might as well ask the community if this is correct.
1. Am I doing this right? What additional steps do I need to do? Is it okay to keep those Google A records? Do I need to remove anything?
2. Is @ the same thing as