Point Domain Name

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Point Domain Name Point Domain Name

Description

I have a domain name already, and I can add subdomains to it, so I will create a new subdomain, grafana.sbcode.net and point it to the new IP address.

After waiting some time for the record to propagate, I can then visit

http://grafana.sbcode.net:3000 instead of using the ip address of the server as the url.

Note

Adding a domain name to your Grafana Server is optional.

To check the progress of a domain name propagation, you can use the dig command.

dig abc.your-domain.tld

or a good online tool such as DNS Checker

Purchasing A Domain

If you don't have a domain name, and your colleagues can't lend you one or even create a subdomain for you, then you can get cheap domains from Namecheap

Use the Domain Name Search Tool and try anything. The cheapest domains at the moment are the .xyz and .website domains.

Namecheap also has an advanced DNS config tool which allows you to create subdomains. The @ symbol in the image below is an alias for the main domain that is being managed.

Namecheap Advanced DNS

The grafana line in the above image, is an example subdomain added for the main domain that is being managed.