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.

If you purchased your domain from Zyro, your domain's DNS management zone is at Zyro.

Note: If your domain's not registered at Zyro, contact the Zyro Success team and we will help you to set up the required DNS records.

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Access the DNS zone at Zyro

To access your domain's DNS zone:

1. Go to the My domains page and click Manage domain.

2. Expand the DNS records section and add or delete particular 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 any 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 given IP address.

5. Leave the TTL set as default: 3600 (1 hr).

6. Click Save.

For example, if you have a domain flowers.com, you can create a subdomain spring.flowers.com and point it to a specific IP. So, to create a subdomain, e.g. spring.flowers.com, follow this example:


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 word 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 (3600).

6. Click Save.

For example, let's say your friend has a website fertilizer.com, and you have a website flowers.com. You can create a subdomain big.flowers.com and point it to fertilizer.com. Once somebody searches for big.flowers.com, they will land on your friend's website. This is how it would look like:


Add MX records

The MX stands for Mail Exchanger - such 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: 3600 (1 hr).

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

7. Click Save.


Add TXT records

The TXT records contain textual information. Such 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: 3600 (1 hr).

6. Click Save.


Edit DNS records

At the moment, 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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