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Managing your DNS Zone with DNS Bucket in Cloud Raya

30 September 2021 by Ahmad Naufal

A DNS zone is a portion of the DNS namespace that is managed by a specific organization or administrator. In a specific way, a DNS Zone allows you to control granular components of the DNS, such as an authoritative name server. Inside the DNS Zone can be composed of many records called a DNS Records. Those records consist of an A record, mx record, txt record and etc. In order for your domain to be resolved globally to some of the records, you need to add them in the DNS records as a part of your DNS Zone. Let’s digging in!

Phase 1: Adding DNS Zone to DNS Bucket

  1. In your Cloud Raya portal please navigate to Services > DNS Bucket
  2. Then, et’s get started by adding your domain to the DNS Bucket
  3. After filling in your own domain, please click Add Your Domain button from the DNS Bucket panel

  1. Login to your domain registrar or domain provider control panel, then find the CNAME configuration
  2. Add a unique randomized CNAME record to verify the domain validity and ownership. The unique record will be given by the DNS bucket system in the dialog box, e.g

  1. You can check the record propagation using the following link DNS Checker – CNAME
  2. The CNAME record will look likes this one if you have added the record correctly

  1. Click Verify, after adding that record to your domain registrar or domain control panel correctly
  2. You will have a notification email in your mailbox, if the verfication process is successful

Phase 2: Adding DNS Record to your Zone

In order for all the records inside your zone to resolve through the DNS bucket, You need to add the DNS bucket nameservers to your domain registrar. whois domain query tool, can give you some information which nameservers attached to the domain. For example, the whois query will look like the picture below (before change it to ns1.dnsbucket.com and ns2.dnsbucket.com).

You need to wait up to 24 hour, until the nameserver change is fully propagated. You can check the propagation process of your nameserver by using this tool, DNS Checker – NS.

If the nameservers of your domain already pointed to ns1.dnsbucket.com and ns1.dnsbucket.com, you could add the records of your zones by following the steps below:

  1. From your DNS Bucket panel, navigate to DNS Records tab
  2. Select your zone from DNS Records panel

  1. Click Create New Record button, and choose the desired records you want to add (e.g. A, AAAA, CNAME, MX, TXT, SRV), then click the create button

Conclusion

Way to go! You can now manage your domain with DNS bucket. Feel free to add the needed records for your domain using this tool.

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