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Wild Apricot Launch Pre-Planning

wild apricot pre-launch

Launching a website on Wild Apricot? Ready to make it live? Then, there are a few things you may want to prepare for to ensure a smooth transition from your current host to the Wild Apricot platform:

1- First thing you need to secure is access to is your domain’s DNS settings or Zone Files. If you run a query at say DNS STUFF.Com – you can find out where your DNS is hosted: dnsstuff.com

Notice that in the Parent section our public Name Servers listed as follows:
emily.ns.cloudflare.com. | 173.245.58.155
buck.ns.cloudflare.com. | 173.245.59.78

So for our website CloudFlare.Com is where we host our DNS.

2- Next, go to the Wild Apricot custom domain setup article < Click Here >
Once in your DNS Zone Files, you will need to edit the following files:
A) CNAME
Name: www
Value: sites.wildapricot.org

B) A record
Name: YourDomain.com
Value: 96.43.192.222

C) TXT record
Name:YourDomain.com
Value: v=spf1 mx include:wildapricot.org ~all

3- Finally, you will need to set custom domains in the Wild Apricot settings for both www and non-www YourDomain.Com. You’d need to decide which of the two would be your primary or default primary.

One thing to keep in mind is your MX or Email DNS Zone Files. As you may or may not know, Wild Apricot does not host or provide mail boxes/emails for your domain. So, please keep this in mind – so that you can either keep your existing Email provider or find a new one.

 

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