Mar 6, 2017 - Marcia Ramos    

We are changing the IP of GitLab Pages on GitLab.com

Websites hosted on GitLab.com with GitLab Pages with custom root domains need to update their DNS A record

GitLab Pages' IP on GitLab.com is changing from 104.208.235.32 to 52.167.214.135!

Learn which websites are affected by this change, which settings you'll have to update, and how much time you have to do it.


What is changing?

We are changing the IP address of GitLab Pages server on GitLab.com to 52.167.214.135.

Which websites will be affected?

Only websites hosted with GitLab Pages on GitLab.com set up with a custom root domain, such as example.com, which has a DNS A record pointing to 104.208.235.32, will be affected.

Which GitLab Pages websites will NOT be affected?

No other websites hosted with GitLab Pages will be affected, more specifically:

  • On-premise GitLab will not be affected.
  • GitLab.com websites with default Pages domains (*.gitlab.io) will not be affected.
  • GitLab.com websites with custom subdomains, like subdomain.example.com, set up with DNS CNAME records will not be affected.

What do I have to do?

If you have a DNS A record pointing your domain to 104.208.235.32, edit it to point to 52.167.214.135. If you cannot edit it, delete it and create a new one.

When will the old IP be deactivated?

31 March 2017 at 23:59h UTC.

Can I change the DNS A record right now?

Yes, and we ask you to do so as soon as possible. Currently we have both IPs working but from 1 April 2017 only the new IP address will work.

What happens if I don't do anything?

If you have a website hosted with GitLab Pages on GitLab.com set up with a custom root domain and don't update your DNS A record by the deadline, your website will be unaccesible from 1 April 2017.

Why is this happening?

Due to recent GitLab.com infrastructure improvements a number of IP addresses, including the one used for GitLab Pages, had to change.

Questions?

Please leave a comment below or in this issue thread.

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