How To Add a Custom DNS Record in DirectAdmin?

DNS records serve to facilitate domain name translation and help visitors reach your website online. When a domain is created in DirectAdmin, all the necessary DNS records are added automatically. However, DirectAdmin also enables you to add custom DNS records, as explained below.

To add a custom DNS record to the domain’s DNS zone in DirectAdmin:

  1. Login to DirectAdmin.
  2. Once you are logged into your DirectAdmin account, select “ DNS Management” under the “Account Manager” section.
  3. Click on Add Record.

  4. Select the type of DNS record you want to create from the Record type drop down list. The options are:
    • NS: Create a nameserver record.
    • A: Create an A record.
    • AAAA: Create an A record for an IPv6 IP address.
    • CNAME: Create a Canonical Name record.
    • MX: Create a Mail exchanger record.
    • PTR: Create a Pointer record.
    • TXT: Create a Text record.
    • SRV: Create a Service Locator record.
  5. Enter the details of the new DNS record you’re creating. The information DirectAdmin asks for will vary depending on the type of record you are creating.
  6. Click on SAVE

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