Managing DNS records

When connecting your domain to other services, which could include a website or mail provider, you will need to update the DNS records associated with the domain.

DNS records can be compared to the wiring behind the walls of your house. Your domain might be the walls and the roof, but without the wiring accurately in place, your services will be inactive.

When updating your domain's DNS records, you will need to confirm where your nameservers are pointing. By using Hover's nameservers, you will be managing your domain's DNS records through your Hover account. 

Add DNS records

To manage your domain's DNS records, you will need to sign in to your Hover account.

  1. While signed in to the Hover account, select the Your Account menu and click on Domains.
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  2. From the Domain's Overview page, click on the DNS section.
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  3. From the DNS section, click on Add a record.
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Delete DNS records

  1. From the DNS section, select the unwanted domains by clicking the check-box for each record.
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  2. With the records selected, click the drop-down Bulk edit menu.
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  3. From the Bulk edit menu, click on Delete.
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  4. A pop-up window will appear with a Delete button to remove the selected records.
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Types of DNS records

A/AAAA DNS records

An A Record, or AAAA Record, is used to point a hostname at an IP address. This record type can be used to point your domain name at your web host or for creating subdomains that point directly to an IP address.

When creating A/AAAA records, enter the following values:

Type A/AAAA
Hostname  preferred subdomain or @ (root domain)
IP address A/AAAA IP address value

Note: If you're prompted to enter your full domain as the hostname, you can use the @ symbol, which represents your root domain.

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CNAME DNS records

A CNAME record, or Canonical Name record, is a pointer of one name to another. A CNAME record points a hostname to another name that exists through another server or system.

When creating CNAME records, enter the following values:

Type CNAME
Hostname  preferred subdomain
Target Name preferred web address

Note: Hover is unable to support any CNAME records which use the root (@) as the hostname.

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MX DNS records

An MX record or Mail Exchange record specifies how e-mail will be delivered through the domain. The MX record points to the servers that should receive e-mail for the domain.

When creating MX records, enter the following values:

Type MX
Hostname  preferred subdomain or @ (root domain)
Priority 10 or as provided
Mail Server provided by your mail provider
TTL 15 minutes (default)

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TXT DNS records

TXT records allow users to associate some text with a hostname.

When creating TXT records, enter the following values:

Type TXT
Hostname  preferred subdomain or @ (root domain)
Content provided by specific service or provider

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SRV DNS records

An SRV record is a service record that specifies the information on available services.

Note: SRV hostnames are set up using the following format when created through Hover.

Hostname  _Service._Protocol.DomainName

When creating SRV records, enter the following values:

Type SRV
Hostname  _Service._Protocol.DomainName
Priority provided by specific service or provider
Weight provided by specific service or provider
Port provided by specific service or provider
Server provided by specific service or provider

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