DNS


DNS

Rackspace does not permit unlimited or excessive DNS lookups from hosts inside the data center.

By default, Rackspace does not limit traffic to our DNS servers which can allow short-term "bursts" to occur.  However, if a...
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Separating signal from noiseIn 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 Cloud Control Panel.

DNS

If you haven't already, be sure you verify your domain with Google Apps through their administrative interface.

Once...
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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/AAAAUse the A/AAAA name to point to an IP address...
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To troubleshoot Domain Name System (DNS) issues, it is useful to have at least some understanding of how the system works. A DNS is a distributed system of servers that host the resource records that are used to find where 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 quick...
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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

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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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One of the greatest conveniences of Rackspace Cloud Sites is automatic DNS provisioning when you add a new domain through your Control Panel. But what if you're hosting your DNS externally to Rackspace? How will you update your...
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Manual DNSThere 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 DNSThere 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 discuss how to add a reverse DNS record (also known as an RDNS record and a PTR record) to map your server's IP address to a domain name (for example, 1.2.3.4. to example.com). We use the Cloud Control Panel....
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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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Cloud Office

To complete the configuration of your Rackspace Email, your hosted implementation of Microsoft Exchange, or your hosted implementation of Microsoft Skype for Business, you must set up DNS records. If incorrect DNS settings are...
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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 environment while still being able to send and receieve...
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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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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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Creating DNS records for your domain is easy to do within the Cloud Control Panel. In this article, we will look at creating a DNS zone for your domain and adding basic A, MX, and CNAME records using the Cloud Control Panel....
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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 OverviewOur 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 DNSThere 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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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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- Getting Started -

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