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Customizable DNS now available on Helm

Postby daveg » Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:56 am

Hello,

Customizable DNS is now available on all Helm hosting accounts. The Customizable DNS service allows you to make the following additions or modifications:

* A records
* CNAME records
* MX records
* Sub domains

A RECORDS
These records are the basis of the zone. They are used to set an IP address to correspond with a web host. The purpose of this is to set where the host will be "redirected", such as setting the "your-domain.com" host to point to the IP of the web server where the files are stored. They are also used with MX records to set up a host, "mail.your-domain.com," that points to the IP address of the mail server that will be accepting e-mail related to this domain.

CNAME RECORDS
Creates an alias of a host name. The alias gains all properties of the original, including IP addresses and mail routes. An example of a CNAME record would be "www.your-domain.com," which would point to "your-domain.com."

MX RECORDS
MX Records set the location of the server that all electronic mail will be sent to. A domain name can have multiple mail routes, each one with its own entry, and each given a numerical priority. The lower the number, the higher the priority. If one fails, the request goes to the next in the list. MX records can only point to a host, never an IP.

SUB DOMAINS
A sub domain, such as "whatever.your-domain.com" is set to an IP, using an A record, or a host, using a CNAME record. Two examples that almost all domains have set up are "www.your-domain.com" (typically, this is set up, and the "your-domain.com" record is not) and "mail.your-domain.com".
Thanks
Dave Geoghegan
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