Domain names (DNS) (ISPmanager)

Domain name is a unique set of symbols (letters of the Latin alphabet, digits, hyphen and dot) that allows to associate a web-resource with the IP-address where it is located.

The Domain names module allows you to use a wide range of features for domain names (DNS) management. You may add, edit and delete domains, manage the records of the specified domain zone and external name servers information.

See also Domain names. Technical details (ISPmanager).

Prior to using domain names, you must add at least one user. To do that, go to the Users module or follow the link located on the information message on the top of the toolbar.

Module«domain names»
Image:T-bullet.gifView a list of domains
Image:T-new.png Add new domain
Image:T-edit.png Edit domain parameters
Image:T-editlist.png DNS records management
Image:T-delete.png Delete domains (for Server administrators and Resellers)
Image:T-filter.png Set filter
Image:T-aid.png Update domain information
Image:T-attr.png Default domain settings (for Server administrators and Resellers)
Image:T-remcfg.png External name servers (for Server administrators and Resellers)
Image:T-go.png Switch to User panel

View a list of domains

  • Domain name - domain name.
  • Owner - owner of this domain (for Server administrators and Resellers)

Add new domain

To add a new domain name, click the "New" button and fill out the form:

Module«Domain names»
  • Add a reverse zone - select the check box to create a reverse zone.
    • Reverse zone subnet - provide a subnet to create the reverse zone.
    • Name servers - enter the name of the name serves that will handle DNS records for this domain.
  • Domain name - enter the name of the domain that you want to add. You can only use lower case Latin alphabet letters, digits and the characters - and .'
  • IP address - enter the IP-address that will be assigned to this domain. Normally this is the IP-address of the server.
  • Name servers - enter the name(s) of the name servers that will handle the DNS records for this domain. All names in this field should meet the requirements to domain names. If you enter a full domain name it must be followed by the dot (such as ns1.mydomain.com. ns2.mydomain.com.). If it is a record in the existent domain, the dot is not required (ns1 ns2).
  • Mail servers - enter the name(s) of the mail servers that will handle the e-mail for this domain. All names in this field should meet the requirements to domain names. A full domain name must be followed by the dot (such as mail1.mydomain.com. mail2.mydomain.com.). If it is a record in the existent domain, the dot is not required (mail1 mail2).
  • Owner - select the user name, who will be able to manage the domain zone. If you choose root, the field will not be available on the user level. (for Server administrators and Resellers)
  • Create WWW domain - check the box if you wish to create a WWW domain for users to access it from their browsers. This field is not available, if you select "root" as the owner.
  • Add e-mail domain - check the box if you wish to add an e-mail domain for this domain. This field is not available, if you select "root" as the owner.

Edit domain parameters

To edit a domain, locate the domain you wish to edit, click the "Edit" icon and modify the settings you want to change.

Delete domains

To delete the domain name, select it from the list and click the "Delete" icon. Confirm that you want to delete the selected domain by clicking "OK" in the following window.

Please note,once the domain zone is removed, the domain will become inaccessible over the Internet. If you delete a WWW domain, you will also delete the files and databases that belong to this WWW domain. When you delete an e-mail domain you will also delete all the mailboxes, mail groups, redirects and autoresponders that belong to this e-mail domain.

Module«Domain names»

Set filter

You can use the list filter to search the information about domain name by specific parameters. To initiate searching, click the "Filter" icon and fill out the form. You do not need to fill out all the fields. The search can be carried out by the domain's name and owner.

Once the filter is set, the list will be filtered by domain name. You can clear the filter that you have previously set by clicking "Remove filter" button.

Update domain information

This function can be used to manually refresh DNS records on external name servers, if its information was modified. Please note, that this function is available only if you have at least one external name server configured.

Select a required domain and click the "Update" icon. Confirm that you want to update by clicking OK on the following form.

Default domain settings

This module can be used to manage the default settings for domains. Click the "Settings" icon and fill out the form:

Module «Domain names»
  • Name servers - enter the name(s) of the name servers that will handle the DNS records for this domain. All names should meet the requirements to domain names. A full domain name must be followed by the dot (such as ns1.mydomain.com. ns2.mydomain.com.). If it is a record in the current domain, the dot is not requires (ns1 ns2).
  • Mail servers - enter the name(s) of the mail servers that will handle the e-mail for this domain All names in this field should meet the requirements to domain names. A full domain name must be followed by the dot (such as mail1.mydomain.com. mail2.mydomain.com.). If it is a record in the current domain, the dot is not required (mail1 mail2).
  • Technical support e-mail address - enter the e-mail address in case of technical issues. Note, that '.' is used instead of '@'.
  • Additional records - additional records of Internet address type which will be automatically added when creating new domain
  • Change for all domains - apply new settings to all the server domains zones files. If you are a reseller, the changes are made to all the domains attached to your reseller account.

Switch to User panel

You can access the control panel with privileges of a domain's owner. Select it from the list and click the "Enter" icon.

Once drilled down, you will be able to manage the control panel with privileges of that user.

To return to your level, click the link next to the welcome line.

 

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