Root Domain for Pages, DNS host must be name, not an IP

My registrar is stipulating the DNS HOST field must be a hostname not an IP address.

What is the host name for pointing to pages, is it the same as for subdomains??

It’s also asking for a NAME (ie NAME.mydomain.com) what is the name here, “dns”???

what are you trying to achieve?

@datlinux Hi and welcome to our community :slight_smile:

Can you share which domain registrar you are using?

For the root domain, an A record is required. Sub domains may use a CNAME/ALIAS record. Custom domains and SSL/TLS certificates | GitLab

The instructions are given in the Pages settings overview too, next to the documentation steps.

My registrar is stipulating the DNS HOST field must be a hostname not an IP address.

If that’s Namecheap/Godaddy/etc., you can ignore that warning. An IPv4 address works very well as A record / DNS Host entry. I’m using Namecheap, next to many years maintaining DNS servers in my previous jobs. Example for everyonecancontribute.com :arrow_down_small:

In addition to adding the A/CNAME/ALIAS record, you also need the TXT record with the verification code.