Create DNS records with Cloud DNS

  • Last updated on: 2018-10-23
  • Authored by: Rackspace Support

You can easily create DNS records for your domain by using the Cloud Control Panel. This article shows you how to create a Domain Name Service (DNS) zone for your domain and add basic A, MX, and CNAME records by using the Cloud Control Panel. The article also demonstrates how to delete records and domains.

Add a domain

Use the following steps to add a domain:

  1. Log in to the Cloud Control Panel.

  2. In the top navigation bar, click Select a Product > Rackspace Cloud.

  3. Select Networking > Cloud DNS.

  4. Click Create Domain.

  5. In the pop-up window, and enter the domain name, email address, and 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.

  6. When you’re finished entering information, click Create Domain. Your domain appears 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.

  2. In the top navigation bar, click Select a Product > Rackspace Cloud.

  3. Select Networking > Cloud DNS.

  4. Select your domain from the list, and then select Add Record. Select A/AAAA Record for the type, and fill out the fields shown in the following image:

  5. When you’re finished entering information, 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.

  2. In the top navigation bar, click Select a Product > Rackspace Cloud.

  3. Select Networking > Cloud DNS.

  4. Select your domain from the list, and then select Add Record. Select CNAME Record for the type, and fill out the fields shown in the following image:

  5. When you’re finished entering information, 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.

  2. In the top navigation bar, click Select a Product > Rackspace Cloud.

  3. Select Networking > Cloud DNS.

  4. Select your domain from the list, and then select Add Record. Select MX Record for the type, and fill out the fields shown in the following image:

  5. When you’re finished entering information, 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.

  2. In the top navigation bar, click Select a Product > Rackspace Cloud.

  3. Select Networking > Cloud DNS.

  4. Click the gear icon next to the desired domain, and then click Delete Record, as shown in the following image:

Delete a domain

Use the following steps to delete a record for a domain:

  1. Log in to the Cloud Control Panel.

  2. In the top navigation bar, click Select a Product > Rackspace Cloud.

  3. Select Networking > Cloud DNS.

  4. Click the gear icon next to the desired domain, and then click Delete Domain, as shown in the following image:

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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