Create DNS records with Cloud DNS

  • Last updated on: 2018-05-16
  • Authored by: Rackspace Support

You can easily create DNS records for your domain by using the Cloud Control Panel. In this article, we look at creating a DNS zone for your domain and adding basic A, MX, and CNAME records by using the Cloud Control Panel. We also demonstrate deleting records and domains.

Add a domain

Use the following steps to add a domain:

  1. Log in to the Cloud Control Panel and select Networking -> Cloud DNS.

  2. Click Create Domain.

  3. In the pop-up window, and enter the domain name, email address, time to live (TTL), as shown in the following example.

    Note: Time to live indicates how long a DNS record is cached before it’s updated.

  4. After you have entered everything, click Create Domain. Your domain is listed in the domain section, along with options to create other DNS records.

Add an A record for your domain

Use the following steps to add an A record for your domain:

  1. Log in to the Cloud Control Panel and select Networking -> Cloud DNS.
  2. Select your domain in the list, and then select Add Record. Select A/AAAA Record for the type, and fill out the following fields.

  3. After you have entered everything, click Add Record.

Add a CNAME record for your domain

Use the following steps to add a CNAME record for your domain:

  1. Log in to the Cloud Control Panel and select Networking -> Cloud DNS.
  2. Select your domain in the list, and then select Add Record. Select CNAME Record for the type, and fill out the following fields.

  3. After you have entered everything, click Add Record.

Add an MX record for your domain.

Use the following steps to add an MX record for your domain:

  1. Log in to the Cloud Control Panel and select Networking -> Cloud DNS.
  2. Select your domain in the list, and then select Add Record. Select MX Record for the type, and fill out the following fields.

  3. After you have entered everything, click Add Record.

Delete a record from your domain

Use the following steps to delete a record from your domain:

  1. Log in to the Cloud Control Panel and select Networking -> Cloud DNS.
  2. Click the gear icon next to the desired domain, and then click Delete Record.

Delete a domain

Use the following steps to delete a record a domain:

  1. Log in to the Cloud Control Panel and select Networking -> Cloud DNS.
  2. Click the gear icon next to the desired domain, and then click Delete Domain.

Canonical DNS servers for Cloud Servers

If you’re setting the canonical name servers (or the NS records) for your domain with your domain registrar, use the following addresses:

ns.rackspace.com
ns2.rackspace.com

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