Edit CNAME/A/MX record

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26-01-2017 07:33

Edit CNAME/A/MX/TXT records

1. Go to https://register.dotarai.com and login to your account. Select the Domain (1.1) tab to bring up a list of your domains, along with the available options to view their details. Click on the View (1.2) button next to the domain name that you wish to edit to bring up the domain’s information.




2. The details of the selected domain name will then be displayed. If you wish to use DotArai’s Name Server service to store the domain’s zone file, you need to change Name Server of the domain to ns1.dotarai.com and ns2.dotarai.com.


***However, if you prefer to use other third party Name Server services, you will NOT be able to add or edit the CNAME/A/MX/TXT through DotArai’s user interface, as the DNS data would be stored in the name server(s) of the Name Server provider that you are currently using. You will only be able to edit them through that service provider.



3. Once your domain’s Name Servers are set to ns1.dotarai.com and ns2.dotarai.com, the zone file (3.1) tab will be displayed. Select the tab to proceed to edit the CNAME / A / MX / TXT of your domain. To add the new values, please click the add (3.2) button right next to each field once you have typed in your desired names/values.




4. Press the ‘Save’ (4) button to submit the CNAME / A / MX / TXT values to the system after completing all edits to save and process the change.



- Whenever the machine name is inserted, it must be ended with a .(dot), otherwise, the domain name will be automatically attached to the machine name.

- The A type record is used to point to a certain IP Address (if the target is the website, make sure that the web has already been properly set up before editing). Please note that only IP Address will be accepted and the machine name will be rejected as the “Values” field for this type.

- The MX record is used to specify a mail server responsible for accepting email messages on behalf of a recipient’s domain, and a preference value used to prioritize mail delivery if multiple mail servers are available.

- The CNAME record is used to specify that a domain name is an alias for another domain, the “canonical” domain. All information, including subdomains, IP addresses, etc., are defined by the canonical domain.

- The TXT record is a type of resource record ini the Domain Name System (DNS) used to provide the ability to associate some arbitrary and unformatted text with a host or other name, such as human readable information about a server, network, data center, and other information that can be used to verify the ownership over the domain for services such as Google Apps and Windows live.


5. If you would like to delete a certain record, select the check mark (5.1) next to the record(s) that you would like to delete. Then, click on the Delete Selected (5.2) button to delete the selected items. Make sure to hit the Save (5.3) button once you have finished deleting them.



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