Have you got a custom domain name?
First of all, sounds scary, but it isn’t.
But I did need to get your attention as a small job is required, and must be done.
If you are using your own domain name with a funnel on T4S.site (also referred to as a online course, or membership site if that’s what you’re using it for), then you do need to make a change to something.
If you have a domain name for your own website that is not on T4S, like a WordPress website or something else, then this is not relevant. You can go. Enjoy the rest of your day!
But, the good news, is it’s not a big deal. But you do have a deadline. You must do it before the 27th June. Ideally before. If you don’t, your domain name will stop showing your funnel, course or membership area.
Follow these steps, and if you get stuck, pop a post on https://www.facebook.com/groups/funnelhackerspro, our friendly T4S user group.
1. What should I do first?
Login to the website that looks after your domain name (the one you registered it with). You may need to go to something called “Control Panel”, or something similarly geeky. You may not need to.
2. Ok, now what?
Look for DNS settings. This is what we’ve got to update. You would have done this one when you “pointed” your domain name to the T4S server so it would work.
This image is just for me, I’m using UK2.net for my domains. Your screen will look different if you are with other companies like Ionos, GoDaddy or 123-Reg (etc).
Here’s another example for another domain I’ve got on CloudFlare:
3. Right – and in particular what to look for?
Look for your “A” records, and any mention of “22.214.171.124”. You may need to expand or open advanced settings. They are sometimes hidden away. This set of numbers, with dots in between, represents the T4S server on the internet – and it’s changed. If you want to go geek, it’s called an IP address.
So on Cloudflare, this is what I’m looking for:
4. Found them, what should I do now?
Change “126.96.36.199” to “188.8.131.52”. This new set of numbers with dots in between (the IP address) is what should be used now for T4S servers.
This will probably be one or more “A records” (using DNS speak).
Again on CloudFlare, here’s me editing the above and changing that IP address. On your screen it might look different, but the process would be the same:
And when I’ve updated all three, they are now showing as this:
5. Anything to watch out for?
Yes… Don’t forget both versions! By which I mean the following. If you had a domain example.com, then you would have an “A record” for both example.com and www.example.com – you need to update both of them.
6. How can I check I did it right?
Give in “up to 48 hours” (officially….). In reality, a “few hours” is sufficient. I normally go to bed and check the next day. Head over to https://dnschecker.org and in the box under “DNS CHECK” enter your domain name and see what results come back underneath. If it hasn’t updated yet, you will see lots of “184.108.40.206” below. Over a “few hours” these will change to “220.127.116.11”.
And that’s it. You’re done. Here’s an example of what it should look like.
7. What if I’ve done the above, and waited 48 hours, and nothing has changed?
Post on https://www.facebook.com/groups/funnelhackerspro and I’ll be in contact with you and check things out for you. We can hop on Zoom and share screens, and I’ll check it out for you and make sure all is okay.
8. Can you give me a short version?
Sure. Any reference to “18.104.22.168” for your DNS settings, needs to change to “22.214.171.124”.
9. I might have missed it, but why do I have to do this?
If you missed the posts in our Facebook Group, no worries, you’ve got 14 days. Short version is that the T4S server has been migrated into a shiny new data centre at Google, which means that the IP address mentioned above had to change. It’s just the way the internet works. Sorry!
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