Hello All,

As we have seen some confusion with setting up DNS for the MonsterCommerce Storefront, below is a how to on getting your site's DNS setup.

With the MonsterCommerce Storefront to activate your domain name first check your sites shared SSL path.

If your domain name is not registered with Network Solutions and your shared SSL path (third level domain) contains .netsolstores.com please use the following:

1. Log in to your Registrar
2. Edit your Domain Name
3. Update your DNS records to contain the following entries

CNAME Record YOURDOMAINNAME.COM <third level domain>
CNAME Record *.YOURDOMAINNAME.COM <third level domain>


For E-mail:
MX Record YOURDOMAINNAME.COM 10 INBOUND.YOURDOMAINNAME.COM.NETSOLMAIL.NET

CNAME Record MAIL.YOURDOMAINNAME.COM MAIL.YOURDOMAINNAME.COM.NETSOLMAIL.NET

CNAME Record SMTP.YOURDOMAINNAME.COM SMTP.YOURDOMAINNAME.COM.NETSOLMAIL.NET

Note: that YOURDOMAINNAME.COM is your actual sites domain name. <third level domain> is your shared SSL path (something.netsolstores.com)

If your site’s shared SSL path (third level domain) contains .monstercommercesites.com – please use the following:

1. Log in to your Registrar
2. Edit your Domain Name
3. Update your Name Server settings to ours

• PRIMARY HOST NAME: DNS1.MONSTERCOMMERCE.COM
PRIMARY HOST IP: 207.97.194.155
• SECONDARY HOST NAME: DNS2.MONSTERCOMMERCE.COM
SECONDARY HOST IP: 207.97.194.157

Note: Once the DNS settings take effect and your domain is online, please discontinue use of your IP address and use only your domain name. When your DNS is successfully changed, your email will begin working. If you have a third-level domain, like shop.yourdomain.com or yourdomain.co.uk, please do not change your DNS over immediately. Please consult with our Tech Support before moving your domain name.

I hope that this can help out all of our merchants
Joe