Hi, @johnnboy1, I do see the verification record but I didn’t remove the domain from the existing site.
For the DNS records, no, do not use
188.8.131.52. The instructions for the DNS records needed can be found here.
If you are not using Netlify DNS we recommend using www (or some other subdomain) as primary also. There is more about this in this blog post.
For the apex/bare/root domain use an A record for
www (or other) subdomains use a CNAME record pointing to the site at Netlify (like
example-site-name-here.netlify.app). Then make the domain name with the CNAME the primary domain for the site at Netlify.
Once the domain is deleted from the first site, it will immediately stop working and become available for use on the new account.
If there are other questions about this, please let us know.