2. Domains

Users can add their domains to YDNS to let YDNS manage their zone records. In such case you can use YDNS’ web interface and API capabilities to manage your domain.

2.1. Adding a Domain

First, make sure that you have the ability to change the nameservers of your domain at your registrar. If so, set the nameservers to the following set of nameservers:

  • ns1.ydns.io
  • ns2.ydns.io
  • ns3.ydns.io

Once done, log into your YDNS account and choose Domains in the Navigation and click the green Add Domain button.

Enter the name of your domain. IDN domains will be automatically converted to their appropriate encoding counterpart, so there is no need to enter the IDN name of your domain name. You may also choose the desired Access Type for your domain: Private or Public. While the Private Access Type allows you and your delegated users to see the domain, Public domains will give other YDNS users the ability to create records with your domain.

After creating the domain entry, it will automatically try to validate the nameserver configuration. If that succeeds, the domains is set to status OK and you can start using it.

Note

The domain validation will be executed repeatedly to verify the nameserver configuration. If YDNS isn’t able to successfully verify a working domain configuration, it will remove your domain from YDNS automatically after 72 hours.

2.2. Managing Domains

2.2.1. Mail Configuration

We offer some simplified ways to set up Mail Configurations for your domains. If you’re using G Suite, you can use the section to automatically set up appropriate MX records for your domain zone. You can also provide a manual list of MX hosts that will handle mail.

Note

MX records do have a priority field, representing a numeric priority. Lower priority has a higher preference. Valid priorities range from 0-65535.

2.2.2. DNSSEC

You can manage DNSSEC for your domain zone om the DNSSEC section. It will generate a random set of keys and records for your domain and present some DS records which must be applied at registrar level for your domain.

Note

Not all registrars and TLDs have DNSSEC support. Ask your registrar if you have the ability to apply DNSSEC settings for external nameservers there.

2.2.3. Records

Besides of the initial set of records created for your domain (which can’t be modified or deleted unless you delete the domain from YDNS), you can freely manage records for your domain zone. You can create a unlimited number of records for your domain zones on YDNS.

2.2.3.1. Add Records

Navigate to your domain (Domains -> Your Domain Name) and choose Records. Use the Add Record button to create a new record inside your domain zone.