The SLD is the second level domain. For example, in "www.myname.com", "myname" is the SLD. If you are creating a new name, fill-in the field provided under "SLD" with only the SLD part of your name. Do not include the ".". The name can have any character ("a" to "z"), any number ("0" to "9"), the minus ("-") sign, and the underscore ("_") in the name. Spaces are not allowed.
The TLD is the top level domain. For example, in "www.myname.com", "com" is the TLD. If you are creating a new name, fill-in the field provided under "TLD" with the TLD part of your name. Do not include the ".". The name can have any character ("a" to "z"), any number ("0" to "9"), the minus ("-") sign, and the underscore ("_") in the name. Spaces are not allowed.
This table associates a name with an address. You can associate any name with any Address. The address is either a numerical designator assigned to a computer on the network, or the host and domain of a machine, or a URL. None can be greater than 255 characters total (if you need more space, for a URL for example, please let us know)
If you want the record to point to an IP address, you must select either a record type of "Address (A)" or a record type of "Mail (MX)". You must also use the form xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx. The first and fourth xxx are numbers between 1 and 254. The second and third xxx are numbers between 0 and 254. An example of an IP address is: "126.96.36.199". If you are creating a new name, we have already filled-in the "www" host address with a default IP address that will display a web page that you can use to make sure the name is being properly delegated by our servers. This default web page address is "188.8.131.52". You are not required to use this IP address, and in fact, you will probably want to use your own as soon as you can. FYI, some other IP address are: (Netscape 184.108.40.206), (Microsoft 220.127.116.11) and (Yahoo 18.104.22.168).
If you use a host and domain combination, you must select the record type of "Alias (CNAME)". You must also use the format "www.example.com.".
If you want the record to be forwarded to a URL you must select "URL" from the drop-down menu and enter a valid URL into the "Address" box.
If you do not enter a valid name, URL or IP, then that host record (name & address pair) will not be added to the DNS or our database.
We allow five types of address records to be added to our DNS servers. They are as follows:
If we receive requests for a record type that is not listed we will consider adding it. We would, however, prefer to keep things as simple as we can in order to eliminate possible confusion.
The E-Mail Forwarding section allows you to create e-mail addresses with your domain name. For example, if your domain name was "example.com", you could create the e-mail address "firstname.lastname@example.org". Note: if you are using e-mail forwarding do not add your own MX record, it will add one for you.
Use this button to add the new record to your account. Address without a corresponding name will not be added
Use this button to modify the record as specified in the form fields.
Click here to enter your new changes into our systems.
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