How to Create, Modify and Update Nameservers and DNS Host Records

Setting / updating Name Servers.

What is a Name Server?

A name server is a specialized server on the Internet that handles queries or questions from your local computer, about the location of a domain name’s various services

Step 1

Login to https://registrar.epik.com/auth/login

Step1-Login to Epik.com

Step 2

Select the domain(s).

Step2-Select the domains

Step 3

Click on the icon icon01 next to the domain and click on DNS & Whois OR click on DNS & Whois on the top menu.

Step3-Click on DNS & Whois

Step 4

Click on Set Name Servers

Step4-Click on Set Name Servers

Step 5

Enter the name servers in the boxes provided (Name Server 1 & Name Server 2).

Step5-Enter the name servers

Add more records.

To add more name server records, please click on Add Name Server and enter the info.

Add NS Record

Step 6

Click on Save Changes to save the settings.

Click on Save NS Changes

Pre-Defined Name Servers

There are three pre-defined name servers available for selecting from the Pre-Defined Name Servers dropdown.

1. Epik.com Default DNS
2. BlueHost.com DNS
3. WIX.com DNS

Pre-Defined Name Servers

Selecting the pre-defined name servers will fill the input fields with the respective name server information. You can then Save the settings.

Selecting Pre-Defined Name Servers and Saving

Custom Name Servers

Custom Name servers are ones that are at your domain name, such as ns1.(your domain name). Before you can add those name servers to domain names, you need to register them:

i) In the Hostname field or the first box, enter a prefix, such as NS1.
ii) In the IP Address field, enter the IP address that you need the name server to point to.
iii) Click on Save Changes.

Register custom name servers

To add more records, click on Add Custom Name Server.

After adding the records, click on Save Changes.

Add more Custom Name Server

Setting / updating Host Records (DNS Records).

What is DNS Records?

This List of DNS record types provides an overview of types of resource records (database records) stored in the zone files of the Domain Name System (DNS). The DNS implements a distributed, hierarchical, and redundant database for information associated with Internet domain names and addresses.

The steps for creating / modifying DNS Host Records are given below:

Step 1

Login to https://registrar.epik.com/auth/login

Step1-Login to Epik.com

Step 2

Select the domain(s).

Step2-Select the domains

Step 3

Click on the icon icon01 next to the domain and click on DNS & Whois OR click on DNS & Whois on the top menu.

Step3-Click on DNS & Whois

Step 4

Click on Set DNS Host Records.

Step4-Set DNS Host Records

Host records Explained

EXTERNAL HOSTS or A Records (Also AAAA records)

An ‘A‘ Record or ‘AAAA‘ Forwards your domain name to another IPv4 address or IPv6 address respectively.

i) To create or modify an ‘A’ or ‘AAAA’ record, click on the EXTERNAL HOSTS Tab.

Create an A or AAAA record

ii) Click on Add Record

Click on Add A Record

iii) In the Host box enter the hostname ex. ‘@’, ‘.’, ‘www’

Enter A Record Hostname

iv) Select the Record type (A or AAAA) from the dropdown. Default is ‘A

Select A Record type

v) Enter the target IP in the Points To box.

Enter A Record target IP address

vi) Click on Save Changes.

Click on Save A record Changes

To Add More A Records,

i) Click on Add Record. Update and save.

Click on Add A Record

To Modify an A record:

i) Click on the EXTERNAL HOSTS Tab
ii) Update the records you want to update
iii) Click on Save Changes

Modify A Record

To delete an A Record

i) Click on the trash icon at the end of the record.
ii) Click on Save changes.

Delete A record

SUBDOMAINS OR CNAME Records

A Canonical Name record (abbreviated as CNAME record) is a type of resource record in the Domain Name System (DNS) used to specify that a domain name is an alias for another domain, the “canonical” domain. All information, including subdomains, IP addresses, etc., are defined by the canonical domain.

i) To create or modify a CNAME record, click on the SUBDOMAINS Tab.

Create a CNAME Record

ii) Click on Add Record

Add CNAME Record

iii) In the Host box enter the hostname ex. ‘www’, ‘blog’, ‘mail’

Enter CNAME hostname

v) Enter the target or destination name in the Points To box. Please ensure there is a trailing dot at the end of the target name.

Enter CNAME Pointsto

vi) Click on Save Changes.

Save CNAME Record

To Add More CNAME Records,

i) Click on Add Record. Update and save.

Add More CNAME Records

To Modify a CNAME record:

i) Click on the SUBDOMAINS Tab
ii) Update the records you want to update
iii) Click on Save Changes.

Modify CNAME Records

To delete a CNAME Record

i) Click on the trash icon at the end of the record.
ii) Click on Save changes.

Delete CNAME record

EMAIL RECORDS OR MX RECORDS

A mail exchanger record (MX record) is a type of resource record in the Domain Name System that specifies a mail server responsible for accepting email messages on behalf of a recipient’s domain, and a preference value used to prioritize mail delivery if multiple mail servers are available.

i) To create or modify a MX record, click on the EMAILSERVICES Tab.

Create MX Record

ii) Click on Add Record

Add MX Record

iii) In the Priority Box Enter a preference number for the priority. The smallest preference number has the highest priority.

Enter MX priority

iv) In the Host box enter the hostname ex. ‘mail’

Enter MX hostname

v) Enter the target or destination name or mail server in the Points To box. Please ensure there is a trailing dot at the end of the target name.

Enter MX points to

vi) Click on Save Changes.

Save MX Record

To Add More MX Records,

i) Click on Add Record, update and save

Add more MX Records

To Modify a MX record:

i) Click on the EMAIL SERVICES Tab
ii) Update the records you want to update
iii) Click on Save Changes.

Modify MX Record

To delete a MX Record

i) Click on the trash icon at the end of the record.
ii) Click on Save changes.

Delete MX Record

SRV RECORDS

A Service record (SRV record) is a specification of data in the Domain Name System defining the location, i.e. the hostname and port number, of servers for specified services. It is defined in RFC 2782, and its type code is 33. An SRV, or service record, specifies information on available services

i) To create or modify a SRV record, click on the SRV RECORDS Tab.

Create SRV record

ii) Click on Add Record

Add SRV Record

iii) In the Service Box Enter the symbolic name of the desired service.

Enter SRV Service

iv) Select the transport protocol from the Protocol dropdown. ex: TCP, UDP, TLS

Select SRV Protocol

v) In the Priority box enter the priority of the target host, lower value means more preferred.

Enter SRV Priority

vi) In the Weight box enter a relative weight for records with the same priority, higher value means more preferred.

Enter SRV Weight

vii) In the Port Box enter the TCP, UDP or TLS port on which the service is to be found.

Enter SRV Port

viii) In the Target Hostname Box enter the canonical hostname of the machine providing the service, ending in a dot.

Enter SRV Target

ix) Click on Save Changes.

Save SRV Record

To Add More SRV Records,

i) Click on Add Record, update and save

Add More SRV Records

To Modify a SRV record:

i) Click on the SRV RECORDS Tab
ii) Update the records you want to update
iii) Click on Save Changes.

Modify SRV Record

To delete a SRV Record

i) Click on the trash icon at the end of the record.
ii) Click on Save changes.

Delete SRV Records

TXT RECORDS

A TXT record (short for text record) is a type of resource record in the Domain Name System (DNS) used to provide the ability to associate some arbitrary and unformatted text with a host or other name, such as human readable information about a server, network, data center, and other accounting information.

i) To create or modify a TXT record, click on the TXT RECORDS Tab.

Create TXT Record

ii) Click on Add Record

Add TXT Record

iii) In the Priority Box Enter the priority.

Enter TXT Priority

iv) In the Host Box enter the hostname.

Enter TXT Hostname

v) In the TXT Value box enter text value.

Enter TXT Value

vi) Click on Save Changes.

Save TXT Record

To Add More TXT Records,

i) Click on Add Record, update and save.

Add More TXT Records

To Modify a TXT record:

i) Click on the TXT RECORDS Tab
ii) Update the records you want to update
iii) Click on Save Changes.

Modify TXT Record

To delete a TXT Record

i) Click on the trash icon at the end of the record.
ii) Click on Save changes.

Delete TXT Record

NS Records

Name server record delegates a DNS zone to use the given authoritative name servers.

You can create, add, modify, delete the name servers using the steps given under Setting / updating Name Servers above.

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