Editing DNS zone records in bulk

The bulk Edit DNS feature allows you to define and modify zone records for multiple domains in one request.

To use this feature, the DNS service must already be enabled for the specified domains.

To define the DNS zone records for multiple domains

  1. Click the boxes to put a checkmark next to each of the domains whose DNS zone records you want to edit.
  2. From the Bulk Actions drop-down list, choose Edit DNS.
  3. From the DNS Action drop-down list, choose the operation that you want to perform - Add Record, Modify Record, or Remove Record.
  4. From the Record Type drop-down list, choose the record type: A, AAAA, CNAME, MX, SRV, TXT, DFWD, or DFWDM.
    The record fields that appear depend on which record type you choose.
  5. If you are modifying or removing records, click the checkbox next to the fields that you want to modify or remove, and then complete the associated fields; if you are adding a record, you must complete all of the associated fields.
    For an explanation of each of the DNS zone records, see the table below.
  6. Optionally, in the Email results to field, enter the email address to which you want the change confirmation to be sent.
  7. Click Save DNS.

Important: There is no undo for this operation, so be very careful when selecting the domains to include in the bulk job. Once you submit the bulk job, it might be possible to cancel the job through the View Details page; however, if any domains have already been processed, you will have to either edit each of those domains or submit another bulk job for those domains, specifying the settings that you want. For more information, see "Suspending, cancelling, or resuming a bulk change request".

 

 

Record Type Field
A Maps the domain name to its IP address. You can specify an IP Address for each A record that you add to the template.
  • Subdomain - The third level of the domain name, such as www or ftp.
  • IP Address - Internet Protocol Address. A numberic address that computers recognize, for example, 123.45.54.123.
AAAA Maps the domain name to the IPv6 address.
  • Subdomain - The third level of the domain name, such as www or ftp.
  • IPv6 Address - Internet Protocol version 6 is a next generation Internet Protocol version designed as the successor to version 4. It is normally written as eight groups of four hexadecimal digits (i.e. 2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334)
CNAME Canonical Name. CNAME records can be used when you want a subdomain to point to another hostname. This allows you to create an alias for your domain.
  • Subdomain - The third level of the domain name, such as www or ftp.
  • Hostname - The FQDN of the domain that you want to access.
MX Mail Exchange - MX records determine how mail is delivered to your domain. Ensures that email that is sent to you is routed to the correct destination.
  • Subdomain - The third level of the domain name, such as www or ftp.
  • Priority - The priority of the target host, lower value means more preferred. The preference can be any number from 0 to 255.
  • Hostname - The FQDN of the domain to which you want to point.
SRV Service record.
  • Subdomain - The third level of the domain name, such as www or ftp.
  • Hostname - The FQDN of the domain to which you want to point.
  • Priority - The priority of the target host, lower valuemeans more preferred. The preference can be any number from 0 to 255.
  • Weight - A relative weight for records with the same priority.
  • Port - The TCP or UDP port on which the service is to be found.
TXT Text Record. Allows you to attach comments to a hostname, for example, SPF data to validate that email is being sent from the IP address of the domain's mail server.
  • Subdomain - The third level of the domain name, such as www or ftp.
  • Text - The comments that you want to include, to a maximum of 254 characters.
DFWD (Forward) Redirects visitors to another website (that you own) when they type your domain name in the browser address filed.
DFWDM (Masked Forward) Redirects visitors to another website, but displays your domain name in the address field.
Have more questions? Submit a request

0 Comments

Please sign in to leave a comment.
Powered by Zendesk