DNS records

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DNS records are important categories of data stored in zone file for a domain name. They are used to translate domain names to IP-addresses. They contain such data as Domain Name System, e-mail server, alias information, etc.

This module can be used to add, edit and delete the DNS records.

Module«Domains»
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View the records list

  • Name - the name of the record.
  • Type - the type of the DNS record:
    • SOA - specifies authoritative information about a DNS zone, including the primary name server, the email of the domain administrator, the domain serial number, and several timers relating to refreshing the zone. This record is created automatically and cannot be modified or deleted.
    • А (Internet address) - assigns an IP address to a domain or subdomain name.
    • AAAA (IPv6 address record) - maps a hostname to a 128-bit IPv6 address.
    • CNAME (canonical name) - points one name to another. If you have some domain names which should be resolved to the same IP-address, it is enough to have only one domain record with the "Internet Address" type. The others can be added as its synonyms. It can be useful when moving to another IP-address. In this case you have to make changes only in one record which have the "Internet Address" type and after that all synonyms will point to the new IP-address automatically.
    • DNAME (delegated name) - maps an entire sub-tree of the DNS name space to another domain, unlike the CNAME-record which maps only a single node of the name space.
    • MX (mail server) - specifies the e-mail server(s) responsible for a domain name.
    • NS (name server) - maps a domain name to a list of DNS servers authoritative for that domain.
    • PTR (domain name pointer) - maps IP addresses to domain names (reverse of A-records and AAAA-records).
    • SRV (network service) - specifies the location of a service (http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2782)
    • TXT (text record) - allows users to associate some text with a hostname.
  • Value - the IP-address assigned to the domain name (for A and AAAA records) or the domain (for CNAME, DNAME, MX, NS, PTR, and SRV records)
  • Additional information - priority (for MX and SRV records), if one of the servers fails, another one will be used in descending order according to its priority.

Add new record

To add a new DNS record, click the "Create" icon and fill out the form:

Module«Domain names»
  • Name - enter the name for the domain. You don't need to enter a full domain name. if you want to add the sub domain example.bar.com, you should only enter example. You can also use the wildcard (*).
  • Type - select a type of the DNS record:
    • А (Internet address) - assigns an IP address to a domain or subdomain name.
    • AAAA (Internet address v6) - maps a hostname to a 128-bit IPv6 address.
    • CNAME (canonical name) - points one name to another. If you have some domain names which should be resolved to the same IP-address, it is enough to have only one domain record with the "Internet Address" type. The others can be added as its synonyms. It can be useful when moving to another IP-address. In this case you have to make changes only in one record which have the "Internet Address" type and after that all synonyms will point to the new IP-address automatically.
    • DNAME (delegated name) - maps an entire sub-tree of the DNS name space to another domain, unlike the CNAME-record which maps only a single node of the name space.
    • MX (mail server) - specifies the e-mail server(s) responsible for a domain name.
    • NS (name server) - maps a domain name to a list of DNS servers authoritative for that domain.
    • PTR (reverse record) - maps IP addresses to domain names (reverse of A-records and AAAA-records).
    • SRV (known network service) - specifies the location of a service (http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2782)
    • TXT (text record) - allows users to associate some text with a hostname.
  • Address or domain name - if you want to add or change an A Record, enter the IP-address. If you want to add a CNAME, enter the domain name. If you want to add a name server, enter the domain name of the name server.
  • Priority - provide the priority in ascending order. If one of the mail servers is not available, another mail server will be used. (for MX and SRV records).
  • Weight - a server selection mechanism. The weight field specifies a relative weight for entries with the same priority. Larger weights SHOULD be given a proportionately higher probability of being selected. The range of this number is 0-65535. (for the SRV record).
  • Port - enter the TCP or UDP port that will be used for this service (for the SRV record).

Edit record parameters

To edit a record, locate the record you wish to edit, click the "Edit" icon and modify the settings you want to change.

Note: the SOA record is created automatically and cannot be modified.

Delete record

To delete a record, select it from the list and click the "Delete" icon. Confirm that you want to delete the selected record by clicking "OK" on the following form.

Note: the SOA record is created automatically and cannot be deleted.