DNS Setup Steps
Within your domain registrar there are options for Name Servers.
First make sure domain is added to your DNS Service.
– Once all records have been added and verified, changing name servers will transition with no downtime. Keep prior DNS servers active for approx. 48-hours after the change. This assures all external DNS servers have updated their records and are now using your new name servers.
Enter these four name servers when using LoneSync DNS
DNS Record Types
Different types of Records point to different services, such as MX(Mail Exchanger) points to mail server.
Here is a list of available records on LoneSync DNS.
A record – points your domain to the IPv4 of your website, app and or other service.
AAAA record – points your domain to the IPv6 of your website, app and or other service.
ALIAS record – points your domain to the hostname of a website, app or other service. Similar to CNAME however can be used for root (yourbrand….) vs only on (www.yourbrand….) and resolves to the underlying IP vs hostname. Very useful for IP’s that can change when a service is moved, IP will update automatically.
CNAME record – points your domain to the hostname of your website, app and or other service. Here instead of pointing directly to the IP, this points to a hostname which then resolves to an IP location. Benefit here is that if the IP changes this record follows that change with no intervention required.
CAA record – Certificate Authority Authorization restricts Certificate registration for added protection.
DS record – Delegation Signer secures DNSSEC Delegations.
MX record – points your domain to the Mail Server for receiving email, also called the Mail Exchanger record.
TXT record – is used for a number of domain verification methods, such as SPF, DMARC and DKIM.
NS record – points the domain to DNS servers used and therefore resolving all record types for your domain.
RP record – shows the administrators mailbox for a particular hostname.
SOA record – points to the Start of Authority for your Domain. Contains a name server along with global parameters of the domain setup.
SRV record – points to servers for various services relating to apps such as chat, online meeting and so on.
TLSA record – points to the Associated TLS(Transport Layer of Security) Certificates of a Domain.
NAPTR record – maps servers and addresses in SIP based telephony setups.
PTR record – points to the reverse hostname of the IP, typically used for reverse lookup on mail servers.
WR record – Web Redirect points to another website, such as redirecting from one area to another.