How do I manage my DNS information?Posted by Daniel on April 21, 2006
Important: The ability to change the DNS configuration of a web site is an important feature for many people. However, incorrect DNS modifications can take an entire web site down for an extended period of time. This is because DNS changes aren't instant. If you make a mistake, it is possible that nobody will be able to connect to your site (including yourself). If you fix the mistake, it may take up to 72 hours for the repair to take effect.
There are several things you can do to prevent mistakes:
- Review all the help articles available here.
- Make sure you understand what A, CNAME, NS, and MX records do.
- Ask us for additional help and guidance if needed.
- Don't make a major change without assistance.
With a little bit of practice, you will find that making DNS changes is very simple.
Now, to access your DNS information, choose a domain from the dashboard. Click the Domain tab and click the DNS settings link.
To create a DNS record, click the create a new DNS record link. Enter a name for your DNS record and select the type of DNS record you want to create, then enter a value for your DNS record. Values take the form of a hostname, and there are two ways to enter a hostname:
- The full hostname followed by a period: full.hostname.com.
- The subdomain alone: full
For example, these two records mean the same thing:admin A 000.000.000.000
admin.yourdomain.com. A 000.000.000.000
Hint: If you are unsure how to enter a record, look at the existing records in the table for guidance.