Ionos – How to connect your Domain for Website Hosting & Email

Steps to connect the domain with System #

Open the domain panel #

Navigate to the domain panel by clicking the “Sites” on the left side menu. Then when you have that page open you will see a link to “Connected Domains” on the top of your page, please click that.

Now, click on the ‘Add Domain’ button to add your domain to System.

Select domain type #

The system will allow you to add a free domain or custom domain. For our case, we will select the second option, and put your domain name.

Click on the ‘Next’ button.

Select services #

Now, the system will offer you System services. By default, the Website Hosting service will be enabled.

When to use email sending?
If you also need the Email service, please, click on the checkbox of the second tab, and add the email address that you want to add to the System for email services.

Enabling email services with System will not hamper your existing email services.

Please, click on the ‘Next’ button.

Choose a faster CDN (optional) #

Now, the system will offer you the option to choose a faster CDN for a better web service experience for your users. Please, click on the ‘No, Thank You’ button unless you want a faster CDN for $5/month.

Collect DNS records #

Please, wait for a while, the system will provide you with the required DNS records that you need to add to your Ionos account.

Separating DNS record #

DNS record for Web Hosting #

As per the screenshot, the first two records are the DNS record for the web hosting service. Among them, the first one is an ‘A’ type DNS record

DNS record for Email Service #

As per the screenshot, the last three records are related to the email services. All of these records are CNAME records.

If you need only one specific service, then you can ignore DNS records related to other services.

Steps to add DNS record to Ionos Account #

Select domain #

After logging in, please, click on the concerned domain’s settings gear icon, and you will get the ‘DNS’ option there.

Add a record #

And click on the ‘Add Record’ button to add the abovementioned records.

Select record type #



To select the proper type of DNS record, you can define that from System-provided DNS records. Please, check the screenshot

Sample format of DNS record #



‘A’ type of record

Now, the System will provide you with the option to select the DNS record type. Please, click on the ‘A’ to add the record for web hosting.

The System will provide you with how to add a DNS record’s value.

You will have to input the following values accordingly.
Host name -> @
Points to -> 185.93.1.243
TTL -> 1 hour
There is no need to change any other default values. Please click on the ‘Add record’ button to save the record.

‘CNAME’ type of record

Now, follow the same process to add the other DNS records for the email service. But time, you will have to select the ‘CNAME’ option.

You will have to add the CNAME records in the following way.
Host Record -> em3206
Points To-> u22813504.wl005.sendgrid.net
TTL -> 4 hour

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