Activate WAF with DNS Settings Update

To successfully activate your Web Application Firewall (WAF) as part of your Fortified program please update your DNS settings. You must have an ACTIVE Fortified subscription for your WAF to be working. 

The next step is to change your DNS information. 
Please go login into your web hosting management account and update your name servers OR your A-record/CNAME in your account settings.

Option 1: Name server method 

If you wish to change your name servers, please delete your previous name servers and add all four of the following name servers::

Option 2: A-record/CNAME method 

If you do not want to change your name servers, please change both your A-record and CNAME to the following:


If you're using the name server option, please be sure to add other records (MX, FTP, subdomains) to ChatFortress

It is CRITICAL to keep your MX records pointing to your original mail server. Otherwise, you may experience mail downtime if you change these records.

Help Articles to Help you Configure on your system:

The following articles are here to help you change your DNS information. If your domain's registrar isn't listed, then please contact them directly.

  • A: A record
  • C: CNAME 
  • NS: Nameservers

Blacknight - A, C

Blacknight - NS

Bluehost - A, C

Bluehost - NS

Directnic - A, C

Directnic - NS

DNSMadeEasy - A

DNSMadeEasy - C

DNSMadeEasy - NS - A - C - NS

Dotster - A

Dotster - C

Dotster - NS

DreamHost - A, C

DreamHost - NS

EasyDNS - A, C

EasyDNS - NS

eNom - A, C

eNom - NS

Fast Domain - A, C

Fast Domain - NS

FatCow - A

FatCow - C

FatCow - NS

Freenom - A, C

Freenom - NS

Gandi - A

Gandi - C

Gandi - NS

GreenGeeks - A, C

GreenGeeks - NS

GoDaddy - A

GoDaddy - C

GoDaddy - NS

Google Domains - A, C

Google Domains - NS

HostGator - A, C

HostGator - NS

Hostmonster - A, C

Hostmonster - NS

HostPapa - A, C

HostPapa - NS

inmotion - A, C

inmotion - NS

Internet bs - NS

InterServer - A, C

iPage - A

iPage - C

iPage - NS

justhost - A, C

justhost - NS

Liquidweb - A, C

Liquidweb - NS

MediaTemple - A, C

MediaTemple - NS

Melbourne IT - A

Melbourne IT - C

Melbourne IT - NS

Mochahost - NS

Moniker - A

Moniker - C

Moniker - NS

Namecheap - A, C

Namecheap - NS - A, C - NS

Network Solutions - A

Network Solutions - C

Network Solutions - NS

OVH - A, C


PureHost - A

PureHost - C

PureHost - NS

Rackspace - A, C

Rackspace - NS

Register - A

Register - C

Register - NS

Site5 - A, C

Site5 - NS

SiteBuilder - A, C, NS

Site-Helper - A, C, NS

Softlayer - A, C, NS

Squarespace - A, C, NS

Tucows - NS

Web Hosting Hub - A, C

Web Hosting Hub - NS


Wild West Domains - A, C

Wild West Domains - NS

Wix - A, C

Yahoo - A

Yahoo - C

Yahoo - NS

Yola - A, C

Yola - NS

1&1 - A

1&1 - C

1&1 - NS

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