Frequently Asked Questions

Managing Your DNS

In the DNS Manager, you can use the Zone File Editor to add, edit, and delete zone file records for your domain names registered with us, registered elsewhere and hosted with us, or registered elsewhere and using our DNS (Off-site DNS).

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Change an MX Record              

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Add My Own Host Names as Nameservers              

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Edit a DS Record              

You can edit any of your DS records at any time. Log in to your Hostn.com account....

Add a DS Record              

You can work with one or more DS records at one time, depending on your domain name's...

Set Nameservers for Domains Hosted & Registered with Hostn.com              

var p13 = []; function noNonActives() { var a = 0; for (var b = 0; b " +...

Add a CNAME Record              

A CNAME (Alias) record points to an A (Host) record. You can create multiple CNAME...

Manage DNSSEC for My Domain              

Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC) add an extra layer of security to your domain...

Add DNS Templates              

You can add DNS templates to your domain at any time. Log in to your Hostn.com...

Add a Subdomain That Points to a Server Name              

Now that you understand what a subdomain is , you can add non-forwarded...

Change an a Record              

An A (host) record connects your domain name to your IP address. A records let users...

Add an a Record              

An A (host) record connects your domain name to your IP address. A records let users...

Change a CNAME Record              

A CNAME (Alias) record points to an A (Host) record. You can create multiple CNAME...

Manage DNS Zone Files for Your Domain Registered at Another Company              

If you registered your domain name with another company, you can still manage its DNS...

Add DNS Hosting              

To manage the DNS for a domain registered at another company, you must first add DNS...

Point My Domain's Email Service to Google              

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Access the DNS Manager              

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Add an MX Record              

var p13 = []; function noNonActives() { var a = 0; for (var b = 0; b " +...

Change a TXT Record              

var p13 = []; function noNonActives() { var a = 0; for (var b = 0; b " +...

Add a TXT Record              

var p13 = []; function noNonActives() { var a = 0; for (var b = 0; b " +...

Change an SPF Record              

var p13 = []; function noNonActives() { var a = 0; for (var b = 0; b " +...

Add an SPF Record              

var p13 = []; function noNonActives() { var a = 0; for (var b = 0; b " +...

Change an SRV Record              

var p13 = []; function noNonActives() { var a = 0; for (var b = 0; b " +...

Change an AAAA Record              

var p13 = []; function noNonActives() { var a = 0; for (var b = 0; b " +...

Add an AAAA Record              

var p13 = []; function noNonActives() { var a = 0; for (var b = 0; b " +...

Add an SRV Record              

var p13 = []; function noNonActives() { var a = 0; for (var b = 0; b " +...

Manage DNS Zone Files              

You can change which service your domain uses for its website and email by managing...

Edit My Own Host Names              

If you set up your own host names as nameservers, you can edit them as well as add or...

Find My Hostn.com Nameservers              

If your domain is registered at another company, but you're hosting your website with...

Change an NS Record              

var p13 = []; function noNonActives() { var a = 0; for (var b = 0; b " +...

Add an NS Record              

var p13 = []; function noNonActives() { var a = 0; for (var b = 0; b " +...

Delete DNS Records              

var p13 = []; function noNonActives() { var a = 0; for (var b = 0; b " +...

Set up WildCard DNS              

var p13 = []; function noNonActives() { var a = 0; for (var b = 0; b " +...

Delete My Own Host Names              

var p13 = []; function noNonActives() { var a = 0; for (var b = 0; b " +...

Import My Domain's Zone File Records

You can import domain zone file records from a third party. For example, if you...

Filtering Zone File Records

The Zone File Editor lets you filter the DNS records for your zone file. For example,...

Delete a DS Record

You can delete any of your DS records at any time. Log in to your Hostn.com...

What are DNS templates?

You can create DNS templates to store sets of DNS information that you can easily...

Set Custom Nameservers for Domains Registered with Hostn.com

If your domain name is registered with Hostn.com but hosted through another company...

Export My Domain's Zone File Records

You can export your domain's zone file records to use with a third party or to...

Change Nameservers for My Domains

To connect your domain name to your website you’ll need to change your...

Cancel DNS Hosting

You may decide to cancel DNS Hosting for a domain at any time. Log in to your...

Access DNS Hosting

Once you add DNS Hosting to your domain, you may now access its DNS Management page...

Filter DNS Records

You can filter DNS records for your zone file. For example, you can use the filter to...

Check Zone File Records

You can check the status of your domain name's zone file records to make sure they are...

What is DNS?

DNS, which stands for domain name system, controls your domain name's website and...

Manage DNS for Your Hosting Account

If you need to change your hosted domain's DNS, you can access our DNS manager through...

Edit DNS Templates

You can edit existing DNS templates at any time. Log in to your Hostn.com...

Manage DNS Templates

When you create DNS templates and apply them to your domains, you can save time by...

Delete DNS Templates

You can delete DNS templates at any time. Log in to your Hostn.com account....

Apply DNS Templates

If you manage the DNS records for several domains, you can create and apply DNS...