WEDOS DNS – domain records


List of your domains in DNS you can find in administration on tab DNS. Open detail of specific domain and then click on the link DNS records.

Read also: Basic information about DNS WEDOS

Instructions are applied to the primary type of domain only. For the second type of domain DNS records are downloaded from another DNS server.

You’ll see a list of DNS records of the domain. For each record indicated:

  • name – relative to the current domain
    • empty name = record directly to a given domain
    • otherwise subdomain name
  • TTL – a time of recording in the cache (seconds), usually 3600 sec. (1 hour)
  • record type
  • record value

On the list of records below is the form for adding a new record. Click on the first icon for a particular record and you will see editation of record below the list. Click on the icon with the red cross at the specific record to delete it.

Adding of records and restrictions

  • name for the record is stated relative to the domain (subdomain name or empty value)
  • domain names in the value of DNS record must be indicated absolutely (although falling within the same domain) and without the dot at the end
  • for domains are not entered its own NS records (only for subdomains)
  • is possible to use an asterisk, also for subdomains in more levels (asterisk must be always only one on the left)
  • records with same name and type must have set same TTL
  • it is not possible to use CNAME record for the domain itself (only for subdomains)
  • it is not possible to insert any record of the name, which already exists in CNAME record (therefore is an alias of another domain)
  • there can not be two completely identical records
  • when adding its not depend on the size of characters
  • for an existing record you can not change the name and type if it needed to delete the record and create a new

The types of records and examples

A records for IPv4 address:

3600   A
www      3600   A
www      3600   A
home     3600   A
*        3600   A
*.home   3600   A

AAAA records for IPv6 address:

www   3600   AAAA   2001:1488:0:3::2
home  3600   AAAA   2001:678:10::1

CNAME records for aliases, value must be an absolute domain name (without the dot at the end):

home       3600   A
alsohome   3600   CNAME

MX records for entry the name of mailserver, before the server name (in data field) is stated priority, instead of the server name can be given IP address, name must be absolute.

Syntax: priority + space + server name (without the dot at the end)

3600   MX   10
         3600   MX   100
mail     3600   A
backup   3600   A

NS records for delegation of subdomain to another DNS server (names without the dot at the end):

subdomena   3600   NS
subdomena   3600   NS

TXT records for various text values (for example SPF rules), is entered without the quotes at the beginning and at the end:

3600   TXT   "v=spf1 ip4: ip6:2001:1890:1112:1::0/64 -all"

SRV records for setting the operator services domain, these values are added: priority, weight, port number, and absolute domain name server (example VoIP via SIP protocol):

_sip._tcp   3600   SRV   100 100 5060
_sip._udp   3600   SRV   100 100 5060
sip         3600   A