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Can someone give me a no-nonsense, easy to understand explanation of the process for setting a domain I've registered at Namecheap to resolve to my Rackspace cloud server? This is not Rackspace Cloud Files or Cloud Sites. All tutorials seem to refer to those two products.

I set the A-Record to my cloud server IP, but this is apparently incorrect, as the URL in the address bar is replaced when the site loads

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  1. Log in to your namecheap account.
  2. Go to My Account > Manage Domains
  3. Select your domain
  4. In the left pane, under "Host Management" select "All host records"
  5. Remove the values for the pre-defined values (@ and www)
  6. Add your new record for @ *
  7. Submit the changes
  8. Wait for TTL to expire, default is 1800 seconds(half an hour) (+ a few minutes of propagation)

*(@ simply means the root of the zone, that is, the domain itself)

Was that no-nonsense enough?

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Thanks, worked perfectly. All the other tutorials talking about using ns.rackspace.com must be the nonsense tutorials. –  Justin Amberson Feb 13 '12 at 14:31

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