Change the DNS records of your domain
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 activationTo activate the service:
- 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.
- Follow the path:
Dashboard > Domains > My domain names
- Click the Edit icon for the domain you want to activate the DNS Control service.
- In the Edit section, select DNS Control, choose a template and click Activate.
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.
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 18.104.22.168 webtool.gr. 14400 IN A 22.214.171.124 www 14400 IN A 126.96.36.199 webtool.gr. 14400 IN MX 10 mail webtool.gr. IN TXT "v=spf1 a mx ip4:188.8.131.52 +all"
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.
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 184.108.40.206
This is an A records that indicates that mail.webtool.gr points to the address 220.127.116.11.
webtool.gr. 14400 IN A 18.104.22.168
This is an A records that indicates that webtool.gr points to the address 22.214.171.124.
www 14400 IN A 126.96.36.199
This is an A records that indicates that www.webtool.gr points to the address 188.8.131.52.
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: 184.108.40.206 +all"
This is a SPF record indicating that webtool.gr can send email from this specific and any other address.