Create DNS records with Cloud DNS

  • Last updated on: 2016-05-13
  • Authored by: Rackspace Support

It is easy to 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

  1. Log into the Cloud Control Panel, and from the Networking menu at the top, select Cloud DNS.

  2. Select Create Domain under Cloud DNS, and enter in the domain name, email address, Time To Live (TTL), and then select **Create Domain **once more.

    Note: Time To Live indicates how log a DNS record is cached before it’s updated.

  3. Now, your domain is listed in the domain section, along with options to create other DNS records.

Add an A record for your domain.

  1. Log into the Cloud Control Panel, and from the Networking menu at the top, select Cloud DNS.
  2. Select your domain in the list, and then select Add Record under Records. Select A/AAAA Record for the type, and fill out the following fields accordingly.

  3. After you have entered everything, select Add Record, and you are finished!

Add a CName record for your domain.

  1. Log into the Cloud Control Panel, and from the Networking menu at the top, select Cloud DNS.
  2. Select your domain in the list, and then select Add Record under Records. Select CNAME Record for the type, and fill out the following fields accordingly.

  3. After you have entered everything, select Add Record, and you are finished!

Add an MX record for your domain.

  1. Log into the Cloud Control Panel, and from the Networking menu at the top, select Cloud DNS.
  2. Select your domain in the list, and then select Add Record under Records. Select MX Record for the type, and fill out the following fields accordingly.

Delete a record from your domain.

  1. Log into the Cloud Control Panel, and from the Networking menu at the top, select Cloud DNS.
  2. Click the gear icon next to the desired domain, and then select Delete Record.

Delete a domain

  1. Log into the Cloud Control Panel, and from the Networking menu at the top, select Cloud DNS.
  2. Click the gear icon next to the desired domain, and then select Delete Domain.

What are the canonical DNS servers for Cloud Servers?

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

dns1.stabletransit.com
dns2.stabletransit.com

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