DNS


Email & Apps

In order to receive email and integrate optimally with your new mailboxes at Rackspace, you must have your domain’s settings properly configured.
 
MX Records
Autodiscover Record
SPF Record
 
MX RecordsAn MX or Mail Exchange...
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DNS records contain information about each registered domain such as where email should be sent and where the domain’s website is hosted. If Rackspace hosts your domain’s DNS, you can manage your DNS in the control panel. To...
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What is Forced MX Routing?
Typically used during an email migration to Rackspace, Forced MX Routing allows you to add your domain and all mailboxes to the Rackspace Email & Apps environment while still being able to send and...
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Technology has managed to become an integral part of our daily lives and plays a significant role on our day to day activities. Some of us, however, may come across words like DNS, A Records, MX Records etc, and may not have a...
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This article will assist you in the process of transferring over your domain from your previous hosting provider over to Rackspace. Let's take a look at the steps below to get you going: 
1. First thing you'll want to do is...
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An MX record is a type of DNS record that defines where mail servers need to deliver any email that is sent to anyone on your domain. In order for your domain to be able to receive email messages at Rackspace, you must update the...
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Rackspace allows you to manage your DNS through our control panel while allowing you to keep your domain with your current hosting provider. Let's take a look at the following steps:
Note: There is an annual fee of $5 for the...
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Hosted Exchange

This article shows you how to set up DNS for your hosted implementation of Microsoft Lync. To complete the configuration, you need to create two different kinds of entries on your DNS server.
Note: If you are a Rackspace Hosted...
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DNS

Separating signal from noise
In the previous article we made all of our test responses tidy and to-the-point by adding "+short" to the options we fed the dig command. As you learn how to interpret dig results you might want to...
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In this article we discuss adding Google Apps MX records to a domain managed via the New Cloud Control Panel.
DNS
If you haven't already, be sure you verify your domain with Google Apps through their administrative interface....
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 DNS uses different record types for different purposes. This article helps you determine which record type you should use when creating a DNS record in the Cloud Control Panel.
A/AAAA
Use the A/AAAA name to point to an IP...
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Technology has managed to become an integral part of our daily lives and plays a significant role on our day to day activities. Some of us, however, may come across words like DNS, A Records, MX Records etc, and may not have a...
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In the previous article you learned how to identify the Rackspace Cloud Nameservers, and that you will have to update them with your current domain registrar in order to transfer an existing domain to be served from your new...
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Note: This article is written for our Cloud Sites Control Panel. You can get to it from the Cloud Control Panel by clicking your name in the upper-right corner and selecting Cloud Sites Control Panel.
This article provides a...
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Note: This article is written for our Cloud Sites Control Panel. You can get to it from the Cloud Control Panel by clicking your name in the upper-right corner and selecting Cloud Sites Control Panel.
This guide will introduce...
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Table of Contents
General
What is a domain name system (DNS)?What types of customers/accounts have access to Cloud DNS?Where can I find the Cloud DNS API documentation?
 
Billing and Usage
How much does this service cost?
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The Domain Name System is essentially the phonebook for the Internet. It manages the relationships between IP addresses (the phone numbers), and domains (individuals and corporations). All domains and their components, such as...
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NOTE: This article is written for our Classic Cloud Control Panel. You can access this interface from the New Cloud Control Panel by clicking your username in the upper-right of the control panel and selecting "Classic Cloud...
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Manual DNS
There may be times you need to change your server's DNS settings, either because you find they're misconfigured or because you want to use your own. Fortunately there isn't a lot of work involved in changing the DNS...
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Manual DNS
There may be times you need to change your server's DNS settings, either because you find they're misconfigured or because you want to use your own. Fortunately there isn't a lot of work involved in changing the DNS...
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In this article we are going to learn how to add a reverse DNS record (also known as a PTR record) to map your server's IP address to a domain name. The process is fairly simple so let's jump in and add our first reverse DNS...
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When you transfer your .uk domain into a new registrar, you must ensure that the Internet Provider Security (IPS) tag points to the correct place before you begin the transfer process. If you are transferring your domain...
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Have you just made DNS changes but aren't sure if they're correct? Don't want to wait for the changes to propagate before discovering a small typo?
No problem. Using the common but often ignored command dig (domain information...
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Keeping your system’s date and time accurate is easy to do using NTP.
Having an accurate clock on your server ensures that time stamps in emails sent from your machine are correct. An accurate clock is especially helpful when you...
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Note: UK Cloud customers should use https://mycloud.rackspace.co.uk/ to access the Cloud Control Panel.
Creating DNS records for your domain is easy to do within the Cloud Control Panel. In this article, we will look at creating...
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The Sender Policy Framework record, better known as the "SPF" Record, is a DNS record designed to combat and reduce spam for your domain. SPF records help mail servers distinguish forgeries (spoofing) made by spammers and can...
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DNS records are like "phone books" for the Internet and can be very useful when additional information is needed. They contain information about every registered domain on the web; such as where email should be sent and who is...
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Cloud DNS Overview
Our existing DNS infrastructure is a Globally Distributed Anycast Network. Rackspace currently has DNS servers located in Texas, Virginia, and London. Within each datacenter, we have our nameservers split up so...
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Manual DNS
There may be times you need to change your server's DNS settings, either because you find they're misconfigured or because you want to use your own. Fortunately there isn't a lot of work involved in changing the DNS...
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- Getting Started -

Technology has managed to become an integral part of our daily lives and plays a significant role on our day to day activities. Some of us, however, may come across words like DNS, A Records, MX Records etc, and may not have a...
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Server Migration

In the previous article you learned how to identify the Rackspace Cloud Nameservers, and that you will have to update them with your current domain registrar in order to transfer an existing domain to be served from your new...
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