Cloud1 DNS

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DNS

Cloud1 gives you access to a free Anycast DNS service. You can easilly use the fully redundant global DNS, hosted at multiple datacenters around the world. This can be easilly managed through the Cloud1 controlpanel. You can use this with any domain, you just have to point the domain to the following DNS-servers (For .no-domains you have to set it up in the DNS-system before you try to point it to these DNS-servers.):

  • ns1.cloud1dns.net
  • ns2.cloud1dns.net
  • ns3.cloud1dns.net
  • ns4.cloud1dns.net

Add new DNS zone

To add a new DNS zone:

  • Log in to your Control Panel account.
  • Go to DNS menu.
  • Click the Add New DNS zone button.
  • Fill in your domain name. At the domain registrar, point your domain to the following name servers:
    1. ns1.cloud1dns.net
    2. ns2.cloud1dns.net
    3. ns3.cloud1dns.net
    4. ns4.cloud1dns.net
  • Tick the Auto Populate box to automatically import your existing DNS settings, or skip this step to start from scratch. Note that this option may not import all existing settings, so you should check your new record for any missing entries.
  • Click the Submit button.
  • On the page that appears, click the add icons next to the DNS records you want to add. You can add and manage the following DNS records:
    1. SOA (Start of Authority) – change the start of authority time to live value (TTL). To change a SOA TTL, click the TTL cell next to the SOA record and type a new value.
    2. NS (Name Server) – change the TTL of the existing name servers or add new name servers. To change a name server’s TTL, click the TTL cell next to the name server record and type a new value.
    3. A (Host) –-point your domain name to a static IP address. To create a new A record, enter the following parameters into the cells:
      • Host – enter a host name or use the “@” sign to represent your current host.
      • Point to – enter the IP address to which the user would be sent for this host name.
      • TTL – set the time to live value for this record.
      • A record example:
      • ftp 192.168.0.1 86400
      • Where: ftp is the host; 192.168.0.1 - IP , 86400 is TTL value.
      • So your ftp.yourdomain.com will resolve to 2a00:1450:400b:c00::68 IP address and the TTL value = 86400 seconds.
    4. AAAA (Host)
      • To create a new AAAA record, fill in the following cells:
      • Host – enter a host name or use the “@” sign to represent your current host.
      • Point to – enter the IP address to which the user would be sent for this host name.
      • TTL – set the TTL value for this record.
      • AAAA record example:
      • ftp 2a00:1450:400b:c00::68 86400
      • Where: ftp is the host, 2a00:1450:400b:c00 – IPv6 address, 86400 is the TTL value.
      • So your ftp.yourdomain.com will resolve to 2a00:1450:400b:c00 IPv6 address.
    5. CNAME (Alias) – alias domain records to your domain.
      • To add a CNAME record, fill in the following cells:
      • Host –.enter the host name or use the “@” sign to represent your current host.
      • Point to an alias you want to assign to your domain.
      • TTL – set the TTL value.
      • CNAME record example:
      • www example.com 86400
      • Where: www is an alias, example.com is a valid domain name, 86400 is TTL value.
      • To add the aliases, make sure an A record is added or this domain.
    6. MX (Mail Exchange) - identify the mail server for your domain name.
      • To add a MX record, fill in the following cells:
      • Priority – set the MX priority to specify the routing order (lower value means higher priority).
      • Host: enter the hostname to which the emails should go
      • Goes to – enter the valid domain name.
      • TTL – set the TTL value.
      • MX record example:
      • 10 mail example.com 86400
      • Where: 10 is priority, mail is the host, example.com is a domain, 86400 is TTL.
    7. TXT – add additional information about the DNS zone.
      • Host – enter the valid host name
      • Value – any free text you want within a TXT record.
      • TTL – TTL value.
      • TXT record example:
      • @ v=spf1 a mx ptr ip4:192.168.1.1 ~all 86400
      • Where: @ is the host name, v=spf1 a mx ptr ip4:192.168.1.1 ~all is value, 86400 is TTL.
    8. SRV (Service) –specify services that you have on your domain.
      • To add a SRV record, enter the following cells parameters:
      • Host – type the host for which this record is valid.
      • Priority – set the host priority. Lower value means more preferred.
      • Weight – the approximate weight for relative records with the same priority.
      • Port – the port on which the service can be found.
      • Points to – enter the domain name.
      • TTL – set the time to live value.
      • SRV record example:
      • xmpp._tcp 0 1 5222 jabber.example.com 86400
      • Where: xmpp._tcp is a host,0 is priority, 1 is weight, 5222 is port,
      • jabber.example.com is a points to value, 86400 is TTL.

Edit DNS zone

When you edit a DNS Zone, you manage the records assigned to this zone. The changes are instantly updated on DNS. To edit a DNS zone:

  • Go to your Control Panel’s DNS menu. On the screen that appears, the list of DNS zones will be displayed.
  • Click the Edit icon next to the domain zone you want to change.
  • On the screen that appears, edit the DNS records as required:
    1. SOA (Start of Authority) – change the start of authority TTL.
    2. NS (Name Server) – change the TTL of the existing name servers or add a new name server.
    3. (Host) – change the A host record properties:
      • In the Host text box, type the name for a host.
      • In the Point to text box, type the IP address for the new host.
      • Set the TTL value.
    4. AAAA (Host) – change the AAAA record properties as described for the A record.
    5. CNAME (Alias) – canonical name properties.
    6. MX (Mail Exchange) - - change the mail server properties for your domain name.
    7. SRV (Service) - specify services that you have on your domain.

Delete DNS zone

To delete a domain zone:

  • Go to your Control Panel’s DNS menu.
  • Click the Delete icon next to the domain zone you want to delete.
  • Click OK to confirm.