Adding a Resource Record in Standard DNS

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    Dyn Standard DNS provides two separate interfaces for adding DNS records: the Standard interface, which provides support for basic record types such as A, CNAME, MX and TXT records, and the Expert interface, which includes support for additional record types such as PTR, NS, SRV, and more.

    Switching Interfaces

    You can switch between the Standard and Expert interfaces at any time using the Preferences button in the upper right of the page when viewing a Dyn Standard DNS zone. This setting is stored on a per zone basis, so some zones can be in the Standard interface and others can be in the Expert interface. No data is lost when switching between interfaces, but you cannot add, modify or delete records other than A, CNAME, MX, and TXT in the Standard interface.

    Adding Records in the Standard Interface

    1.  Log into your Dyn account and locate the My Services option.
    2.  Locate the Zone you wish to add a record to, and click Dyn Standard DNS Service to the right of the zone’s name.
    3.  The four record types that are available in the Standard interface are A, CNAME, TXT and MX. Each has their own button assigned to their respective record type.

     

    Add Hostname (A Record)
    When you click the Add Hostname button, a new box appears prompting for a hostname, service type, IP address or WebHop settings, and TTL. Populate these fields with the appropriate information, then click Create Host. If you are unsure of what goes in these fields, please see our A Record section in the Resource Records reference article.

    Add Alias (CNAME)
    When you click the Add Alias (CNAME) button, a new box appears prompting for a hostname and alias to. The Hostname field must be populated in order for a CNAME to be created. Populate these fields with the appropriate information, then click Create Record. If you are unsure of what goes in these fields, please see our CNAME Record section in the Resource Records reference article.

     

    Note: RFC 1034 prevents CNAME records from being created at the apex of a zone. If you need to set a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) at the apex of the zone, you will need to use a Webhop record to redirect over HTTP.

     


    Add TXT Record
    When you click the Add TXT Record button, a new box will come up prompting for Hostname, and Text. Populate these fields with the appropriate information, then press Create Record. If you are unsure of what goes in these fields, please see our TXT Record section on the Resource Records reference article.

    Edit MX List
    When you click the Edit MX List button, a new box appears prompting for mail exchangers. Populate this field with your inbound mail servers’ FQDNs in the order that you want them to be prioritized, then click Save Mail Exchangers. If you are unsure of what goes in these fields, please see our MX Record section on the Resource Records reference article.
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    Changes to your Dyn Standard DNS zone will be committed when you complete any of the aforementioned tasks. Your new record will appear shortly across the Internet.

     

    Adding Records in the Expert Interface

    1.  Log into your Dyn account and find the My Services option.
    2.  Find the Zone you wish to add a record to, and click on Dyn Standard DNS Service next to the zone’s name.
    3.  Scroll to the bottom of the zone information screen to access the Add DNS Record field. Fill out the respective fields for the record you are creating.

     

    • Host is the name of the resource you are creating if you’re not creating the record at the apex of the zone.
    • TTL is Time To Live, expressed in seconds.
    • Type is a drop-down box with the nine available record types, as well as the option to create Offline and Webhop A records.
    • Data is where the record’s information goes.
    Note: RFC 1034 prevents CNAME records from being created at the apex of a zone. If you need to set a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) at the apex of the zone, you will need to use a Webhop record to redirect over HTTP.

     

    Creating MX records? You’ll need to make sure that you set the priority as well as the FQDN of the mail server, and append it with a period. For example: 10 ASPMX.GOOGLE.COM.

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    4.  Click Create Record. Changes to your Dyn Standard DNS zone will be committed when you click the Create Record button. Your new record will show up shortly across the Internet.