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Domain zone file management - DNS Records

The DNS Control service is providing you full access to the domain's zone file, so that you can modify and configure it in a manner that serves your needs.

Service activation

To activate the service:
  1. Make sure you have previously logged in your account. If you haven't logged in, click on Login. If you encounter any problems while trying to log in, follow the instructions here.
  2. Follow the path:

    My Account > Domains > My domains

  3. Click the Edit icon for the domain you want to activate the DNS Control service.
  4. In the Edit section, select DNS Control, choose a template and click Activate.
Note: When activating this service, the name servers of your domain will automatically change to the default name servers provided by IP.GR.

Templates

There are ready to use templates with zone files pre-set up to facilitate specific services (gmail, blogger, wix, etc.) and a default template that you can use for multiple purposes.

Most of the pre-set up templates don't need any changes, other than adding thr IP address. The template's IP must be replaced by the ip provided by the respective provider.

Example

Below there is a zone file template (default template) and a brief explanation of the entries:

$TTL 14400
@       IN      SOA     ns1.server40.net.      root.webtool.gr. (
                                                2010083001
                                                7200
                                                3600
                                                1209600
                                                86400 )

webtool.gr.      14400   IN      NS      ns1.server40.net.
webtool.gr.      14400   IN      NS      ns2.server40.net.

mail    14400   IN      A       62.103.149.58
webtool.gr.      14400   IN      A       62.103.149.58
www     14400   IN      A       62.103.149.58

webtool.gr.      14400   IN      MX      10 mail

webtool.gr. IN TXT "v=spf1 a mx ip4:62.103.149.58 +all"
 

$TTL 14400

TTL (Time -To – Live) is the life time of the records that have no TTL record of their own. If you create a MX,A record and give no value to TTL, then the record's TTL will be 14400.


@ IN SOA ns1.server40.net. root.webtool.gr.

The SOA (Start Of Authority) determines general parameters for the domain. Only one SOA is allowed to exist in a zone file.


2010083001 

The serial number of the zone file is consisted of 2 parts. The first, is the date which in (YYYYMMDD)form, and the second is the number of changes that have been made in the zone file the same day.
BE CAREFUL: Each time you complete a change in the zone file, you must update also the first part of the serial number in the current date. If the serial number is 2010083003, that means that the last change that took place was in 30/08/2010, and the third change that was made in this file that day. If the current date is 29/06/2011 and you make a change to the zone file, then you alter the serial number to 2011062901.


7200 - Reload
3600 - Retry
1209600 - End
86400 - Minimum TTL

webtool.gr. 14400 IN NS ns1.server40.net.

ns1.server40.net is the nameserver for webtool.gr.


webtool.gr. 14400 IN NS ns2.server40.net.

ns2.server40.net is the backup nameserver for webtool.gr


mail 14400 IN A 62.103.149.58

This is an A records that indicates that mail.webtool.gr points to the address 62.103.149.58.


webtool.gr. 14400 IN A 62.103.149.58

This is an A records that indicates that webtool.gr points to the address 62.103.149.58.


www 14400 IN A 62.103.149.58

This is an A records that indicates that www.webtool.gr points to the address 62.103.149.58.


webtool.gr. 14400 IN MX 10 mail 

This is a MX record which indicates that mail.webtool.gr is the webtool.gr's mailserver.


webtool.gr. IN TXT "v=spf1 a mx ip4: 62.103.149.58 +all"

This is a SPF record indicating that webtool.gr can send email from this specific and any other address.

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