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Cloning your domain allows you to copy the configurations from an existing domain instead of creating a whole new zone file. Clicking the CLONE link for a given domain will allow you to select what applicable domain you wish to set as the parent from a ...
Subscription blocks allow you to provide DNS service for a large number of domains at a discounted rate and are available for all our service only levels. Domains can be added into the block or removed as you see fit. We currently have subscription blocks...
Have multiple servers in multiple locations and want to provide geographically specific content or route end users to the closest server? Our geoDNS service will respond to DNS queries made by visitors from specific countries or regions (such as Europe ...
Users are able to specify IP addresses of any third-party nameservers they wish to mirror their zones, which will allow easyDNS to do zone transfers from said IPs. This also allows users to add additional nameservers to their delegations beyond the easyDN...
The NS records allow you to delegate a sub-domain of your domain to another DNS service outside our own. This is useful for large companies who may have different sites run by different hosting companies (england.bigcompanyname.com, france.bigcompanynam...
With the release of easyRoute53, easyDNS becomes the first and only ICANN Accredited Registrar with native support for domain names using Amazon's Route53 DNS. Our easyRoute53 tool is a bridge between your easyDNS and Amazon Web Services accounts. You c...
SRV Records (also known as Service Records) allow a great deal of flexibility and stability to services making use of them. Like a "general use" MX record, the SRV records relate to a particular service of the domain, like VOIP or SIP, rather than a speci...
If you would like to make bulk changes to your zone records or grab information in bulk, you can do so using the UTILITIES link on the left sidebar menu once logged into your easyDNS account. The UTILITIES link will also allow users to do the following ...
WHAT ARE PROACTIVE NAMESERVERS? Proactive Nameservers is a patent-pending system that optimizes the nameserver delegation for your mission critical domain names. WHY SHOULD I USE IT? The reality is that any single DNS provider is a SPOF (single-poin...
Depending on the service level, users have the ability to add on additional features/services for their domain name. To do this, please do the following: 1. Log into your easyDNS account 2. Click on the MANAGE link for said domain (this will bring you t...
D-Zone is an Anycast Secondary DNS service offered by the .CA Registry, CIRA. If your domain is mission critical, then you should be considering redundancy for the zonefile. This will spread your zonefile over multiple networks and eliminate the single po...
Users now have the ability to delete domains from their easyDNS account. However please note that deleting the domain from your account doesn't mean that the domain no longer ceases to exist. Domains MUST run through their entire lifecycle and become av...
Upgrading/downgrading your service level is a simple process with easyDNS and can be done through your control panel. Also please note that there are no hidden costs or additional fees for service level changes other than paying the prorated difference if...
Users have the ability to move a domain from one easyDNS account to another through their control panel. This process is instantaneous, and will require the new username for the easyDNS account that the domain will be transferring to. Users should note th...
Please note that the DNSSEC is still a protocol under significant change. As such, we are not compliant with all possible options available under the DNSSEC protocol. We are working to make sure we stay up to date with that. WHAT IS DNSSEC? Briefly, D...
Domain Portfolios let you organize and view your domains through groupings, as well as the ability to share a selected portfolio with one other easyDNS user account. WHAT ARE PORTFOLIOS? Portfolios are like folders where domains can be grouped togethe...
For users with major sites, it's important to be notified as soon as there's a problem detected with it. It has become common practice to have a backup server ready to take over if their connection or site goes down. NOTE: Failover is not intended to be ...
WHAT IS URL FORWARDING? Our URL/Stealth forwarding feature allows you to point your domain name to a website no matter where it is on the Internet. This feature is included with all our service levels. URL FORWARDING VS STEALTH FORWARDING URL forwar...
Secondary DNS service is for users who are running nameservers external to our own and wish us to relay the zone information through our servers. To do so, you'll need to be running your own primary nameserver that alerts ours when you update the zone fil...
Users have the ability to add DNS service either directly from our homepage (www.easydns.com) or from within their easyDNS account. Both options will take the user through the same signup funnel. If choosing to add DNS service via our homepage, you'll w...
Normally users cannot create a CNAME or Alias record for their domain apex. For example users can create a CNAME record for xxxxx.yourdomain.com but couldn't for just domain.com. However users now have the ability to create these records which are referre...
easyDNS is all about rock solid DNS. Nowadays, it's not enough to slap together a couple of bind servers and drop each off in different colocation offices on either side of the country. More and more people use the Internet for their livelihood nowadays...
Sometimes users will need to change the nameservers their domain is delegated to either to point to their web host or change their DNS provider. Before attempting to change nameservers, you'll want to make sure that easyDNS is the registrar for the domain...
Reverse DNS is separate from the standard DNS for a domain name, and as such is a different service. Our rate for the service is currently $25/yr per net block (range of IP addresses). For us to provide a reverse lookup, our name servers need to have a ...
The DNS SETTINGS page is where you would go to create most of your DNS zone records for your domain. After you've gone through the process of adding a domain to your easyDNS account, you will be able to configure your DNS settings by doing the following: ...
Users should note that SPF, TXT, and DKIM records all go into the same DNS Settings section. SPF (SENDER POLICY FRAMEWORK) SPF allows email systems to check on the sender of a message to be sure it comes from a legitimate source, and refuse email that...
Dynamic DNS service is used to keep a domain name pointing to the same computer or server connected to the Internet despite the fact that the address (IP address) of the computer keeps changing. This service is useful to anyone who wants to operate a serv...
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