Adding DNS Records


This tutorial covers adding general DNS records and specifically A, AAAA, CNAME, MX and TXT records.

  • Go to and click ‘Log In’
  • Enter your credentials and click ‘Log In’
  • Click the domain in question
  • Click the DNS tab

[ Please note, the content of the records below are solely for example purposes and should be replaced by valid records with content provided by your web host ]

To add an A record

To add an AAAA record

To add a CNAME record

To add an MX record

To add a TXT record

Other records that are not directly covered in this tutorial can be added in a similar way via the DNS tab of your dashboard

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