Configuration of your DNS zone

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[edit] Introduction

If you are using the assigned AMEN DNS servers as the authoritative DNS servers for your domain (i.e. AMEN servers appear as the DNS servers on the whois for the domain), you will be able to manage the DNS zone for the domain from this screen:

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The DNS zone for your domain is managed automatically by the system, but if you need to make changes or customise the DNS records for your domains, you will be able to do it using this tool.

Please note that any changes on your DNS zone will not be available online until a few hours later.

[edit] Basic mode

In an effort to make it as easy for you as possible, we now offer the possibility to set up your domain in Basic and Expert mode. By default, the Basic mode is displayed:

CP_Domain_Configuration_of_your_dns_zone_Basic_01_EN.jpg


This will allow you to set up the WWW record for your domain, meaning that it will allow you to point your site to a server by using the IP address of the server (if you choose the IN A (IP Address) option) or a host name (if you choose the IN CNAME (Domain name) option). The terms used here (IN A and IN CNAME) are the official denominations for these types of records as specified in RFC 1035.

[edit] Expert mode

When you click on the Cp_button_expert_mode_en.jpg, you will be able to have more control on your DNS zone. This tool will allow you to create, modify and delete records for your DNS zone. We cannot overstress how important it is that you know what you are doing, though, as you could interrupt the different services if you point a specific record to the wrong IP address.

[edit] Main view

The main section of the screen will show you the table with the existing DNS records for the domain:


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Please note that only 10 records are displayed per screen and that you should use the page number at the bottom of the table to navigate through the list of records in alphabetical order. Do you need help understanding the record table ?

Right at the bottom of that section, you will see the tool to create a new record:

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[edit] Creating a record

For every new DNS entry you will be able to choose the type of entry you want it to be:

  • Alias: this type will allow you to point your DNS record to a host name
  • IP Address: this type will allow you to point your DNS record to an IP address
  • Web Redirection: this type will allow you to point your DNS record to a URL

You can find out more information about this tool and the different types of records here ...

  1. Enter the name of the subdomain, choose the type and enter the value:

    CP_Domain_Configuration_of_your_dns_zone_Expert_mode_New_subdomain_01_EN.jpg


  2. Click on CP_Button_Add.png

[edit] Modifying a record

To modify an existing record:

  1. From the main screen:

    CP_Domain_Configuration_of_your_dns_zone_Expert_mode_Modify_subdomain_01_EN.jpg


  2. Click on the box on the right hand side of the table for the record you want to modify:

    CP_Domain_Configuration_of_your_dns_zone_Expert_mode_Modify_subdomain_02_EN.jpg


  3. From the drop-down menu, select Modify a record:

    CP_Domain_Configuration_of_your_dns_zone_Expert_mode_Modify_subdomain_03_EN.jpg


  4. Make the necessary changes:

    CP_Domain_Configuration_of_your_dns_zone_Expert_mode_Modify_subdomain_04_EN.jpg


  5. Click on Cp_button_modify_gray_en.png

[edit] Resetting a record to the original value

To give the default value (the one it should have based on the type of package type) to an existing record, you only need to click on the CP_DOMAINE_bouton_default_DNS_FR.jpg icon then confirm by clicking on OK:

CP_Domain_Configuration_of_your_dns_zone_Expert_mode_Reset_subdomain_01_EN.jpg

To reset more than one record at the same time:

  1. From the main screen:

    CP_Domain_Configuration_of_your_dns_zone_Expert_mode_Modify_subdomain_01_EN.jpg


  2. Click on the boxes on the right hand side of the table for the records you want to reset:

    CP_Domain_Configuration_of_your_dns_zone_Expert_mode_Modify_subdomain_02_EN.jpg


  3. From the drop-down menu, select Reset to original value:

    CP_Domain_Configuration_of_your_dns_zone_Expert_mode_Modify_subdomain_03_EN.jpg


  4. Click on OK to confirm:

    CP_Domain_Configuration_of_your_dns_zone_Expert_mode_Reset_subdomain_01_EN.jpg


[edit] Deleting a record

To delete one of the records that you have created:

  1. From the main screen:

    CP_Domain_Configuration_of_your_dns_zone_Expert_mode_Modify_subdomain_01_EN.jpg


  2. Click on the box on the right hand side of the table for the record you want to delete:

    CP_Domain_Configuration_of_your_dns_zone_Expert_mode_Modify_subdomain_02_EN.jpg


  3. From the drop-down menu, select Delete a record:

    CP_Domain_Configuration_of_your_dns_zone_Expert_mode_Modify_subdomain_03_EN.jpg


  4. Click on OK to confirm:

    CP_Domain_Configuration_of_your_dns_zone_Expert_mode_Delete_subdomain_01_EN.jpg


Please note that the DNS entries created by the system (basic records and the ones used by add-ons or other options) cannot be deleted.

[edit] Your servers

This tool will allow you to point ALL (including the MX records and any subdomains) the DNS records and subdomains of your domain to a virtual or dedicated server on the same customer account as the domain.

To do that:

  1. From the main section:

    CP_Domain_Configuration_of_your_dns_zone_Your_servers_01_EN.jpg


  2. Select the virtual or dedicated server that you will use to service the domain:

    CP_Domain_Configuration_of_your_dns_zone_Your_servers_02_EN.jpg or CP_Domain_Configuration_of_your_dns_zone_Your_servers_03_EN.jpg


  3. Click on CP_BUTTON_Submit_EN.png
  4. Click OK to confirm:

    CP_Domain_Configuration_of_your_dns_zone_Your_servers_04_EN.jpg


[edit] SPF management

This tool will allow you to set up the SPF (Sender Policy Framework) record for your domain which will define what servers will be allowed to send email if they use your domain on the email address:

CP_Domain_Configuration_of_your_dns_zone_SPF_management_01_EN.jpg

If you want to define a SPF record for your domain just click on Cp_button_log_in_en.png

  • Click here to find out more about the SPF configuration tool

[edit] DNS zone recreation

Once you have finished modifying all the records, these modifications need to be changed on the DNS server, then propagate through the Internet, which will take a few hours.

If 24 hours after your latest changes, the changes are not available, you should use this tool to make sure that the DNS server is sending out the correct values when asked:

CP_Domain_Configuration_of_your_dns_zone_General_99_EN.jpg


When you click on Cp_button_recreate_en.png, the DNS zone will be recreated from the values of the table above.



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