DNS stands for Domain Name System. This system is used to point your domain or subdomain, to somewhere else. You can forward to another server, IP address, another domain or mail server. Check our guide if you want to learn more about the background: What is DNS?
You can manage the DNS settings for your domain from the One.com control panel, under DNS.
Tip: Not yet a One.com customer? Then buy your own domain name today.
Personal DNS Settings
At One.com you can create the following DNS records:
- Web forward
- Web alias
- CAA (Coming soon!)
- DS (Coming soon!)
- NS (Coming soon!)
- Name servers
Tip: Are you looking to create an SPF record? Then you need to use a TXT record for this. Check our guide for more information: How do I create an SPF record?
Standard DNS Settings
When your web space is set up, we create some standard DNS settings for you to make your domain work. You can find them under Standard DNS settings.
When you create conflicting records, the standard DNS settings will automatically be disabled. Click Reset DNS records to remove your personal settings, and change everything back to the standard settings.
@ - The @-sign is often used in the hostname field to indicate that the record should be created on the domain root. At One.com you can just leave the field empty. When you type the @-sign in a field, we will disregard it and treat it as if the field is empty.
Hostname - Is the part of the domain that you want to create the record for, like FTP, www, blog, SMTP, etc. If you want to create the record for the root of the domain, leave it empty.
IP address - An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a unique string of numbers (and letters if it's an Ipv6 address).
IPv4 - This stands for "IP version 4", and refers to the IP address most people are familiar with; a string of numbers with three dots. Because we are running out of available numbers it is slowly being replaced with IPv6.
IPv6 - Stands for "IP version 6" and is to replace IPv4 so that all our fridges, watches and other devices can also be connected to the internet. Read our blog post to learn more about IPv6!
Priority - Determines the priority of the target host. This can be useful if you have multiple target hosts, which is common for example with MX. The lower the value, the higher the priority.
Target - The location or server address.
TTL - Stands for time to live, and determines how long a DNS record is allowed to be stored in the cache. It is always measured in seconds. At One.com we have the following TTLs
- Default = 3600 = 1 hour
- Minimum = 600 = 10 minutes
- Maximum = 86400 = 24 hours
URL - Stands for Uniform Resource Locator and identifies the location of a file on the internet. When it comes to websites a URL always contains the protocol (HTTP/HTTPS) and the hostname, for example, https://www.one.com. For more information: What is a top-level domain?
Weight - A relative weight for records with the same priority, higher value means more preferred.
Port - The port number that should be used to reach the target.