Administering your DNS settings is a key requirement for any good domain management utility. The control panel that comes with all of your Speednames domains provides the ability to configure all DNS elements, delivering complete flexibility for you to manage your names.
Your control panel allows you to create, edit and remove an astounding number of DNS records, including:
A records (or web records)
Allow you to point your domain to an external server via an IP address. It is usually used for sub domains
(eg: forum.example.com A 22.214.171.124 / www.example.com A 126.96.36.199 / example.com(root) A 188.8.131.52)
MX records (or email records)
Give you the opportunity to point your domains to multiple mail servers. Two MX records is the minimum required to be able to send and receive emails and can be prioritised.
(eg: example.com MX 10 mail.example.com / example.com MX 20 mail2.example.com)
CNAME (alias records)
Allow your domain to be an alias of another, which could be useful if several service are running from the same IP address but on different port.
(eg: help.example.com CNAME forum.example.com)
TXT (for SPF records for instance)
This type of records is mainly used to increase the security on your domain. SPF records for example is used to prevent other users to use your domain to send their emails from.
(eg: example.com TXT "v=spf1 a mx -all")
Name Servers (up to 12)
These servers are the one telling your domain where every part of it should go. All the records explained above need the name servers to relay the information to the worldwide web. We provide our name servers by default, but you can change them to your own at anytime and can add up to twelve.
(eg: example.com NS ns1.speednames.com / example.com NS ns2.speednames.com)