DNS management

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You have full control of your DNS settings. This means you can change all records, A, MX, CNAME, SRV and TXT.

Default name servers

The name servers offered for domains registered with Hostcontrol are:

  • ns01.hostcontrol.com
  • ns02.hostcontrol.com
  • ns03.hostcontrol.org

How do I change DNS settings?

DNS settings can be changed by following these steps:

  1. Log in to the Reseller Area
  2. Go to the "Domains" tab
  3. Find the domain you wish to change the name servers for
  4. Click on "details" behind the domain
  5. Go to "Actions" and choose "DNS records"
  6. Change the DNS records
  7. Click on "Save" to apply the changes.

What are the different records?

There are multiple records that can be set. Following is a brief description per record.

A

Returns a 32-bit IPv4 address used to map hostnames to an IP address of the host.

MX

Maps a domain name to a list of message transfer agents for that domain. This is used to forward email to a server.

CNAME

Canonical name. Alias of one name to another: the DNS lookup will continue by retrying the lookup with the new name.

SRV

Generalized service location record, used for newer protocols instead of creating protocol-specific records such as MX.

For more information about SRV records and the content, please click [here](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SRV_record).

TXT

Originally for arbitrary human-readable text in a DNS record. Mostly used for verification purposes of the domain. For example, Office356 needs this record.