This guide explains a technical solution on how you can deactivate your website temporarily by changing your DNS settings.
Note: In general, we recommend using password protection to deactivate your website temporarily instead. The advantage: you will still be able to access your website and to edit it. Plus, you can activate and deactivate password protection immediately.
Step 1 - Open the DNS settings
- Sign in to your one.com control panel.
- Click DNS settings on the tile Advanced Settings at the bottom of the page.
Step 2 - Deactivate DNS settings
- Select DNS Records in the menu at the top and scroll down to Standard DNS settings.
- Click Show all and deactivate the first six settings by clicking on the green circle next to each of the six settings.
If you deactivate more than just the first six settings, you might also deactivate other services, like, for example, emails and FTP access. You risk losing new emails, so please follow our instructions closely.
Step 3 - Done!
If the first six settings have turned grey as shown in the picture below, you have successfully deactivated your DNS settings. All you have to do now is wait 90 minutes until the DNS changes will be active. After 90 minutes, people will not be able to access your website anymore.
It also takes 90 minutes to reactivate the DNS settings, in case you want to make your website visible again.