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‘Domain DNS Control’ Category

Creating or Updating an AAAA Record

AAAA records store a 128-bit Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) address. These IPv6 does not fit the standard A record format. Example: 2001:0db8::85a3:0000:0000:6a2e:0371:7234 is a valid 128-bit/IPv6 address. It maps the hostname to an address associated with a domain name and specifies that AAAA records must be processed.

To Create or Update an AAAA Record for Your Domain

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. In the My Products section, click Domain Manager.
  3. Click the domain name for which you want to create a AAAA record.
  4. In the Total DNS section, click Total DNS Control.
  5. Click Add New AAAA Record or click  for an existing record you want to edit.
  6. Complete the following:
    • Host Name — The host name or domain name linked to this AAAA record
    • Points to IPv6 Address — The 128-bit address
    • TTL — How long the server should cache the information
  7. Click OK.

Creating or Updating TXT Records

A TXT record is an informational record you can use to provide additional information about the named service. You can use a TXT record to include notes about a host, or you can format it to provide technical information to servers. Using the “name=value” format, where the characters preceding the first “=” sign are the name, and everything after the first “=” sign is the value, you can enter up to 255 characters.

NOTE: You can create multiple TXT records, but the cumulative length cannot exceed 512 characters.

To Create or Update a TXT Record

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. In the My Products section, click Domain Manager.
  3. Click the domain name to update.
  4. In the Total DNS section, click Total DNS Control.
  5. Click Add New TXT Record or click  for an existing record you want to edit.
  6. Complete the following, and then click OK:
    • TXT Name — The host name for the TXT record. You can enter @ to map the record directly to your domain name, or enter the subdomain of your host name (for example, www, ftp, etc.).
    • TXT Value — The value you want to assign to the record.
    • TTL — How long the server should cache the information.

Creating or Updating SRV Records

Service Records (SRV) are resource records used to identify computers that host specific services. For example, a client issues a request for the SRV Record to find the host name that provides the service for a specific domain name. The service might be used on that domain name or may be called from a different one.

To Create or Update an SRV Record

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. In the My Products section, click Domain Manager.
  3. Click the domain name to update.
  4. In the Total DNS section, click Total DNS Control.
  5. Click Add SRV Record or click  for an existing record you want to edit.
  6. Complete the following, and then click OK:
    • Name — The host name or domain name the SRV is linked to. For example, “server1.” If you want to link the record to your domain name, enter the @ symbol.
    • Service — The service name of this SRV record. For example, “_ldap”, “_ftp”, “_smtp”.
    • Protocol — The protocol used for the service. For example, “_tcp” or “_udp”.
    • Priority — The priority for the SRV record. For multiple records that have the same Name and Service, clients use the priority number to determine which Target to contact first.
    • Weight — The weight of the SRV record. For multiple records that have the same Name, Service, and Priority, clients use the weight number to determine which Target to contact first.
    • Port — The port number of the service. For example, “80″ or “21.”
    • Target — The host name of the server that provides the service described by this record. For example, “ftp.coolexample.com.” Please note that this host name must be an “A” or “AAAA” type in the DNS zone for the domain name that provides the service.