What is a domain?
A domain is the address under which a website can be found – for example www.your-shop.com.
Domains always have a so called top-level domain. In the example above, “.com” is the top-level domain. There are many different top-level domains available for your shop.
Connecting your shop to a domain
If you order a domain from Vilkas, we will take care of the technical settings automatically.
If you instead have your domain with another provider, you need to ask them to make the folloing settings for your domain.
- The www address and the main domain need an A record to the IPv4 address 22.214.171.124
- For the future, you can also make AAAA records to the IPv6 address 2001:678:2c4:11::7
- If you are using email addresses with the domain to send messages from the shop, we also recommend adding a Sender Policy Framework (SPF) include "v=spf1 include:_spf.vilkas.shop ~all" for the domain.
Changes to the domain settings usually have a technical delay of 1-4h, so you always need to wait a little while. But after that you can add the domain to the shop settings in MyVilkas.
With more technical terms, these settings need to be added for the domain:
www.example.com. IN A 126.96.36.199
www.example.com. IN AAAA 2001:678:2c4:11::7
example.com. IN A 188.8.131.52
example.com. IN AAAA 2001:678:2c4:11::7
example.com. IN TXT "v=spf1 include:_spf.vilkas.shop ~all"
We recommend that you use an own domain for your shop. Customers expect this nowadays, it is more trustworthy and it is also helpful in terms of search engine optimization.