DNS records define how a domain name behaves. For example, using DNS records, you can point a domain to your web service, configure an email service or create subdomains.

Nameservers always indicate where the domain's DNS zone is managed from. Therefore, if your domain's nameservers are currently set to dns1.zyro.com and dns2.zyro.com, your domain's DNS zone is managed from Zyro.

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Access the DNS zone at Zyro

To access your domain's DNS zone, follow these steps:

1. Go to the My domains page within your Zyro account and click on the Manage domain button next to the domain in question.

2. Expand the DNS records section and add or delete the relevant DNS records.

Note: As the TTL (time-to-live) value is not editable, leave it set as default. The default TTL value is 3600s (1 hr).


Add A records

The A stands for Address. The A-type DNS record links to a particular IP. To create an A record, follow these steps:

1. Go to My domains → Manage domain → DNS records → Add record

2. Type: A

3. Name: insert @ for your root domain (example.com) or any particular word for a subdomain (like good in good.example.com)

4. IPv4 address: insert the IP address

5. Leave the TTL set as default: Auto

6. Click Save.


Add CNAME records

A CNAME record, or a Canonical Name, creates an alias that links to web addresses, e.g. www.example.com. To create a CNAME record, follow these steps:

1. Go to My domains → Manage domain → DNS records → Add record

2. Type: CNAME

3. Name: insert any particular name for a subdomain (like good in good.example.com). We will automatically append your domain name.

4. Target: insert a web address or a domain you want to link to

5. Leave the TTL set as default: Auto

6. Click Save.


Add MX records

The MX stands for Mail Exchanger. These records specify the mail server responsible for sending and receiving emails on behalf of a domain name. To add MX records, follow these steps:

1. Go to My domains → Manage domain → DNS records → Add record

2. Type: MX

3. Name: insert @

4. Mail server: insert the value given by your email provider

5. Leave the TTL set as default: Auto

6. Priority: insert the numerical value given by your email provider

7. Click Save.


Add TXT records

The TXT records contain textual information. These records are used for various purposes. For example, Google uses them to verify domain ownership and to ensure email security. To add TXT records, follow these steps:

1. Go to My domains → Manage domain → DNS records → Add record

2. Type: TXT

3. Name: insert @ or the provided value

4. Content: insert the provided value

5. Leave the TTL set as default: Auto

6. Click Save.


Edit DNS records

At present, there is no option to edit an existing DNS record. Instead, you can delete faulty DNS records and create new ones.


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