DNS records exist in order to redirect traffic from the domains to the actual IP-addresses of the websites.

General guidelines for managing DNS records:

  • The record with the dot at the end (domain-name.com.) means the full domain name. 
  • The (@) record means the full domain name with the full stop at the end. 
  • The record type without the dot at the end (sub) means the subdomain at the default domain. (sub = sub.domain.com)

The record types and how to fill them

  1. A record. Used to map hostnames to the IP addresses of the host. Type the full name of your domain in the Name field. Type the server IP address in the field Address.
  2. СNAME.  Used to redirect the DNS lookup services to another domain. Specify the full name of your domain in the Name field. Type the domain name of your redirection target in the Address field.
  3. MX. Used to redirect the mail services to another domain. Type the number corresponding to the priority of the record in the field Priority (the lower the number, the higher the priority). Type the domain name pf the redirection target in the Address field.
  4. TXT. Serves as a way to link the domain to some text information — usually the server type, server owner, etc. Type the full domain name in the Name field. Type any Latin symbols (up to 255) to the Address field.

How to update the DNS records at Unihost.com

You need to use Client Area in order to update the DNS records.

  1. Click on Domains:bc7bdd0f78
  2. Next to a domain that you are interested in, click on “Domain Details” button.
    • Important: Domain records editing is available only if your domain is parked on our DNS servers: ns1.skydns.net and ns2.skydns.net.
  3. Go to Domain Management tab: upload_3_24_2017_at_11_42_35_AM
  4. Click Edit DNS records.
  5. Click on Show records link. You will see a table with records that are relevant to your domain.
    • For example, DNS record may be like this:How to update DNS recordsAs you can see the check for Unissl1.com domain returns only one A record, which refers to IP. The other A records are not visible in the table, because they are registered for subdomains. You can check the records for subdomains via console using the following command:
      dig @ns1.skydns.net sub.domain.com -t any


      host sub.domain.com ns1.skydns.net -t an

      where sub.domain.com — a name of the subdomain, domain.com is your domain and ns1.skydns.net — DNS server.

      All the records on the page are divided into lists according to the record type. You may edit the following types: A, AAAA, CNAME, MX, TXT and PRT.

  6. Close the table after the verification
  7. Hover the cursor over the line you want to edit:
  8. Click on it:
    1. If you have made some changes but want to cancel them and return the line to its previous state, click Cancel in the Action column.
    2. To add a new record press “Add” button in the table with the necessary type of the record. 
    3. To delete the record press cross at the end of the line.
  9. To save the changs in DNS records press Save button in the upper right corner or at the bottom of the page. You will see the message Records were saved successfully.How to update DNS records
  10. Check DNS records once more to make sure they were updated:How to update DNS records
  11. Wait 48 hours for the DNS update.

How to check the existence of a record for the subdomain

If you want to check a record for a subdomain, use the following command in the console:

For Linux:

dig @ns1.skydns.net ftp.unihost.com.org.ua -t any

For Windows:

nslookup ftp.unihost.com.org.ua

For Mac OS:

dig @ns1.skydns.net ftp.unihost.com.org.ua -t any