DNS records are used to redirect traffic from the domains to the real IP-addresses of the websites. If your domain is located on Unihost NS servers (ns1.skydns.net and ns2.skydns.net), you can edit its DNS records in the Client Area.

  1. Log into the Client Area.
  2. Go to Domains > DNS Management.DS_061217_a074a9
  3. Click the Edit records. If you don’t see it, the domain is probably not on the Unihost NS servers.DS_061217_f480ea
  4. Edit the DNS records on the domain.screencapture-my-unihost-domaindns-php-1512547585997
  5. Once you are done — click Save.

General directions on DNS record management

  • A record with a full stop at the end (domain-name.com.) stands for a complete domain name.
  • @ means the same as a complete domain name with a full stop at the end.
  • A record without a fullstop sub stands for a subdomain on the main domain. (sub = sub@ = sub.domain.com.)

Types of DNS records

  • A. Used to connect a domain to the server. Put the complete domain name under Name. Put the complete server address under Address.
  • AAAA. An analogue of the А-record for IPv6 addresses. Not used that often, just like IPv6 themselves.
  • СNAME. Used to redirect the traffic to another domain. Put the complete domain name under Name. Put the complete server address under Address.
  • MX. Used to manage the mail. Put the complete domain name under Name. Put the complete server address under Address.
  • PTR (sometimes called the reverse DNS). Used to connect the server to the domain.
  • TXT. Used to send any text info alongside the domain, for example the specs of the server. Put the complete domain name under Name. Put anything you want (in 255 symbols or fewer) under Address.

 

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