Sample DNS Management Tool Records

Sample DNS Management Tool Records
 
The DNS Management feature provides you with an interface through WSM where you are able to forward the domain to another domain, a  different IP Address, or just point to a temporary page (known as Parking), and more. These records are also known as sub-domains. This feature would commonly be used by customers who are not hosting their website or email via WSM. 
 
This article assumes you have already enabled the DNS Management option and pointed the domain's name servers to ns1.systemdns.com,  ns2.systemdns.com,   ns3.systemdns.com. If you have not, please view our Name Servers and DNS Management knowledge base article first.
 
 
 
URL Redirect
URL Redirect record allows you to redirect your domain to a new web address. It will change the URL to that of the page you have assigned for the redirect. (For example, if you are redirecting domain www.apples.com to http://www.oranges.com. When someone types www.apples.com in their web browser they will be redirected to http://www.oranges.com and will see the address http://www.oranges.com in their web browsers address  bar.)
 
To properly configure URL Redirect, please enter the following 6 Record Types (3 A (Address) and 3 URL Redirect).
 
Step 1: Create 3 A (Address) Record Type entries that point to the 64.99.64.37 IP Address.
  1. www
  2. [blank] in place of the @
  3. *
Step 2: Create 3 URL Redirect Records that point to the URL you wish to redirect to.
 
     1. The * URL Redirect should point to the URL you wish to redirected to.
     2. The www URL Redirect point to the URL you wish to redirected to.
     3. The [blank] URL Redirect point to the URL you wish to redirected to.
 
When you have completed the 6 entries your DNS Management entries should resemble the image below.
 
 
                               
 
 
 
 
 
 
URL Frame 
URL Frame records (also known as URL masking) will allow you to redirect your domain to a different web address while maintaining your domain's url in the address bar. For example, if you are redirecting domain www.apples.com to http://www.oranges.com, when someone types www.apples.com in their web browser, they will be redirected to http://www.oranges.com website. They will not see the address for http://www.oranges.com in their browsers address bar. They will only see the address they typed www.apples.com in their web browsers address bar.
 
To properly configure URL Frame, please enter the following 6 Record Types (3 A (Address) and 3 URL Frame).
 
Step 1: Create 3 A (Address) Record Type entries that point to the 64.99.64.37 IP Address.
  1. www
  2. [blank] in place of the @
  3. *
Step 2: Create 3 URL Frame Records that point to the URL you wish to redirect to.
 
     1. The * URL Frame should point to the URL you wish to redirected to.
     2. The www URL Frame point to the URL you wish to redirected to.
     3. The [blank] URL Frame point to the URL you wish to redirected to.
 
When you have completed the 6 entries your DNS Management entries should resemble the image below.
 
                 
                 
 
 
 
A (Address)
A (Address) records always point to a specific IP address.
 
* Please note the sample image contains sample information. You will need to obtain your specific IP Address for your A Records entries.
 
 
                                   
 
 
 
MX (Mail)
MX Records are used to point to a mail server's address where your email is hosted (ie: mailx4.webcontrolcenter.com.). When entering an MX (Mail) Record, please note the following:
       - The Host Name field should be left blank.
       -  A Priority must be set for your Record. (The lower the number the higher the priority).
Additionally: When entering an MX Record, you'll usually have an accompanying A(Address) record entry, so that you are able to access your web mail login screen by using your domain name. (Ex: mail.domainname.com)
 
* Please note the sample image contains sample information. You'll need to obtain your specific Mail Server MX Record and IP Address to enter.
 
 
 
                                  
 
 
 
 
 
 
CName (Alias)
 An CName Alias record is similar to a host A record except that an CName Alias record will point to a domain name instead of an IP address.
 
 * Please note the sample image contains sample information. You'll need to obtain your specific CName Address to enter.
 
                              
 
 
 
 
SPF (text)
An SPF record can be created to allow any email server to send messages or to only allow valid email to be sent from our mail servers.
 
 * Please note the sample image contains sample information. You'll need to obtain your specific SPF Record to enter.
 
 
 
                            
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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