Domain names (DNS)

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A Domain name is a unique set of symbols (letters of the Latin alphabet, digits, hyphen and dot) that allows to associate a web-resource with the IP-address where it is located. The Domain names module allows you to use a wide range of features for domain names (DNS) management. You may add, edit and delete domains, manage the records of the specified domain zone and external name servers information.

Module«Domain names»
T-bullet.gifView a list of domains
T-new.png Add new domain
T-edit.png Edit domain parameters
T-delete.png Delete domains
T-editlist.png DNS records types
T-aid.png Update information about this domain on the secondary name server
T-remcfg.png External name servers
T-attr.png Default domain settings

View a list of domains

  • Domain name - domain name.
  • Owner - owner of this domain. This column is not available for ISPmanager users.
  • Status - current status of this domain.

Add new domain

To add a new domain name, click the "New" button and fill out the form:

Module«Domain names»
  • Administrators are owners - if this check box is not selected the following fields are displayed:
  • Owner - select a user user who will be able to manage the domain zone.
  • Domain name - enter the name of the domain that you want to add.
  • IP address - select how you want to assign an IP address to this domain - you can either select the server's IP address or enter a specific IP address in the field below.
  • Create a WWW domain - select the check box if you want to create a Web-domain for users to access it from their browsers.
  • Create a mail domain - select the check box if you want to add a mail domain for this domain.
Module«Domain names»
  • Administrators are owners - if this check box is selected the following fields are displayed:
  • Domain name - enter the name of the domain that you want to add.
  • IP address - select how you want to assign an IP address to this domain - you can either select the server's IP address or enter a specific IP address in the field below.

Edit domain parameters

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

Delete domains

To delete the domain name, select it from the list and click the "Delete" icon. Confirm that you want to delete the selected domain by clicking "OK" in the following window.

Please note,once the domain zone is removed, the domain will become inaccessible over the Internet. Deleting the Web-domain will also delete the files and databases that belong to this web-domain. Deleting the mail domain will also delete all the mailboxes that belong to this mail domain.

Module«Domain names»

Default domain settings

This module can be used to manage the default settings for domains. Click the "Settings" icon and fill out the form:

Module «Domain names»
  • Name servers - enter the name(s) of the name servers that will handle the DNS records for this domain. All names should meet the requirements to domain names. A full domain name must be followed by the dot (such as ns1.mydomain.com. ns2.mydomain.com.).
  • Administrator email - enter the email address that can be used in case of technical issues.
  • Apply to existing - select the check box to apply new settings to all the domain names. Otherwise, the settings will be applied only to the newly created domain name.
  • Subdomains - provide a list of subdomains that will be created automatically upon creation of the domain.
  • Mail servers - enter the name(s) of the mail servers that will handle the e-mail for this domain All names in this field should meet the requirements to domain names. A full domain name must be followed by the dot (such as mail1.mydomain.com. mail2.mydomain.com.). If it is a record in the current domain, the dot is not required (mail1 mail2).
  • IP addresses for name servers - If the NS-record lie within the domain zone being created, A and AAA records will be created automatically for that domain zone. If this parameter is specified, IP addresses for the NS-record will be taken from this parameter. Otherwise, IP address of the master zone will be assigned to the first NS-record, IP address of the slave zone will be assigned to all other records (if slave name servers are used). If slave name servers are not configured, or the NsIps parameter has insufficient IP addresses, you will see the error message: "An error occurred while working with DNS. Insufficient number of ip-addresses for name servers. Required number: 'Х'"
  • Server name for SOA-records - provide a value for the SOA-record, if you want the server name defined in the SOA-records (MNAME) to be different from the hostname of the server processing DNS requests. Leave this field blank if you are not sure that you really want to change it.