Manage DNS

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In order to be able to manage your DNS via ClusterCS you have you go your Domain > Manage > Edit > Check Enable DNS Management > Save.

Additional if you want to use our DNS servers be sure to also check Webland Cluster ( /

When it comes to your DNS zone, ClusterCS creates records automatically for your Domain / www.Domain / Alias / Mail / Webmail.

Default records created by ClusterCS:

@ IP 38400 – Name of the domain that is placed in ClusterCS (the actual domain);
mail IP 38400 – A record for mail.domain which is used by the MX type records;
www– Each site can have a www or non-www version. This record is made so that it redirects to your domain regardless;
webmail – A standard record for the Webmail inferface;
MX– When a mail is being sent externally it will lookup the MX Records which point to a certain domain or sub-domain.

*Any record in “Points to” that doesn’t end in a dot . is auto-completed with the name of the domain.

Types of DNS:

A – Address record: returns a 32-bit IPv4 address, most commonly used to map hostnames to an IP address of the host, but it is also used for DNSBLs, storing subnet masks in RFC 1101, etc;

AAAA – IPv6 address record: Returns a 128-bit IPv6 address, most commonly used to map hostnames to an IP address of the host;

CNAME – Canonical name record: Alias of one name to another: the DNS lookup will continue by retrying the lookup with the new name;

MX – Mail exchange record: Maps a domain name to a list of message transfer agents for that domain;

TXT – Text record: Originally for arbitrary human-readable text in a DNS record. Since the early 1990s, however, this record more often carries machine-readable data, such as specified by RFC 1464, opportunistic encryption, Sender Policy Framework, DKIM, DMARC, DNS-SD, etc;

NS – Name server record: Delegates a DNS zone to use the given authoritative name servers.

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