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I have bought Managed DNS Service for my domain name, now how do I add Records for the same?
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Problem
I have bought Managed DNS Service for my domain name, now how do I add Records for the same?

Solution
Creating / Modifying various Resource Records [A, MX, CNAME, NS, SOA]

The managed DNS Service by BigBytes.Net is a very simple and user friendly interface, which allows you to Add / Modify A, MX, CNAME, NS & SOA Record.

Common steps for all the types of Records -

1. Login to your Control Panel. For Customers - http://domain.bigbytes.net/customer
For Sub-Resellers - http://domain.bigbytes.net/reseller

2. Go to Domains -> Search -> Managed DNS Search, and Search for the Domain Name for which you have bought this Service.

3. In the Orders List View that appears, click on the Domain Name and then click on Manage Records.

I. A Record -

1. Click on A Record -> Add A Record

2. There you would find 3 fields -

a. Host Name - Here the Domain Name for which you are adding the A Record for, would be pre-filled (e.g. yourdomainname.com). Now, if you wish to Add record for my.yourdomainname.com, then you would have to put in my the text box. If you wish to enter A record for just yourdomainname.com, then you can leave this box blank.

b. Destination IP Address - Here you would have to enter the IP Address of the Web Server, where you wish to host this domain name.

c. TTL - This is the Time To Live for this record. Any Server which once queries this record will update this record after this time interval. The ideal TTL is 86400, which is 1 day.

II MX Record -

1. Click on MX Record -> Add MX Record.

2. There you would find 4 fields -

a. Zone - The domain name for which you setting an MX Record needs to be entered as the Zone. If you are configuring the mail server for yourdomainname.com, such that you can receive mails@yourdomainname.com, then you need to leave this field blank.

b. Value - This is the Mail Server Domain Name. If you are yourself managing your Mail Servers, then you may set the Value in the format - mail.yourdomainname.com.

If you are using another Internet Service Provider's Mail Server, then you need to enter a Fully Qualified Domain Name like mail.isp.com.

Note: A Fully Qualified Domain Name always ends with a "." in the end

c. TTL - This is the Time To Live for this record. Any Server which once queries this record will update this record after this time interval. The ideal TTL is 86400 which is 1 day.

d. MX Priority - An MX Record has a Preference number indicating the order in which the mail server should be used (only relevant when multiple MX Records are defined for the same domain name). Mail servers will attempt to deliver mail to the server with the lowest preference number first, and if unsuccessful, continue with the next lowest and so on.

III CNAME Record -

1. Click on CNAME Record -> Add CNAME Record

2. There you would find 3 fields -

a. Host Name - If you wish to Add a CNAME Record for yourdomainname.com like manage.yourdomainname.com or www.yourdomainname.com, then enter the Host Name as manage or www in this text box.

b. Value - This is the Destination for the CNAME created. Thus, if you wish to create a CNAME Record for www.yourdomainname.com pointing to yourdomainname.com, then you would have to enter yourdomainname.com. in this text box.

c. TTL - This is the Time To Live for this record. Any DNS Server which once queries this record will update this record after this time interval. The ideal TTL is 86400, which is 1 day.

IV NS Record -

1. Click on NS Record -> Add NS Record

2. There you would find 3 fields -

a. Zone - If you wish to create a Name Server for a sub-domain like ns1.subdomain.yourdomainname.com, then enter the Zone as subdomain.yourdomainname.com in this text box.

b. Value - This is the Name of the Name Server to be created or another Fully Qualified Domain Name that you want to make responsible for this Zone. Thus, if you wish to create an NS Record for subdomain.yourdomainname.com, you may enter the value as ns1.subdomain.yourdomainname.com.

Or you may want a Name Server like ns1.subdomain.yourdomainname.com to be delegated to another Fully Qualified Domain Name like dns1.anyotherns.com.

c. TTL - This is the Time To Live for this record. Any DNS Server which once queries this record will update this record after this time interval. The ideal TTL is 86400, which is 1 day.

V. SOA Parameters

The moment you buy Managed DNS Service from BigBytes.Net, a default Start Of Authority [SOA] Record is created for your domain name. To modify your SOA Record -

1. Click on SOA Parameters -> Modify Record

2. There you would find 5 fields -

a. TTL - This is the Time To Live for this record. Any DNS Server which once queries this record will update this record after this time interval. The ideal TTL is 86400, which is 1 day.

b. Serial - This is a number that is automatically generated by our Servers. All Secondary Name Servers cache the Serial Number in the SOA Record, such that when a Serial Number change is detected by Secondary DNS Servers, it updates its Records with the changes. This number is automatically increased by our Servers when changes to the Zone or its Records are made.

c. Refresh - The Refresh Interval indicates how often Secondary Name Servers should check if changes are made to the Zone. You can decide your own value for this Interval.

d. Retry - The Retry Interval indicates how often the Secondary Name Servers should retry checking, if changes are made - if the first refresh fails.

e. Expire - The Retry Interval indicates how long the Zone will be valid after a refresh. Secondary Servers will discard the Zone, if no refresh could be made within this interval.

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