What is Free DNS Management?

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Here, we summed up what DNS is, what it does and how it controls different aspects of your domain name.

Domain Name System (also known as DNS ) controls your domain name’s website and email settings. When visitors go to your domain name, its DNS settings control which company’s server it reaches out to.

By default, if you use DomainPlus’s DNS settings, your visitors will reach DomainPlus’s servers when using your domain name. However, if you edit those settings to another company’s servers, visitors will reach them instead of us.

While it one of the main aspect that makes up your domain name, it can be confusing for many; especially if you’re looking to point your domain name to the third-party site server. For example Shopify, Blogger, Wix etc. Here’s a quick explanation of the different aspects of DNS:

Nameserver

Nameservers “point” your domain name to the company that controls its DNS settings. Usually, this will be the company where you registered the domain name.

If your website is hosted by another company, sometimes they will provide nameservers you need to point to instead.

Zone File

Zone Files are the files that store all of your domain’s DNS settings. Your domain name’s zone file is stored on the company’s nameserver.

A Record

A Records point your domain name to an individual server using an IP address. An example IP address is 123.4.67.5.

Every domain name has a primary A Record called “@,” which controls what your domain name does when some visits it directly.

You can also use A Records to point subdomains (for example subdomain.yourwebsite.com) to a server’s IP address.

CNAME

CNAMEs point your subdomains to another server using a server name, for example ns31.ht2u.net

Most domain names have many CNAMEs. Unlike A Records, CNAMEs cannot use IP addresses.

MX Records

MX Records point your domain name’s email to its email provider.

If your domain name uses our nameservers, you can view or change your domain name’s DNS through us.

Related articles:

Managing Your DNS
Advanced DNS Zone – How to edit a record