Dedicated DNS Servers are available on all MicroRack Advanced and Professional
The MicroRack DNS servers are completely dedicated and fully-functional primary and
secondary DNS servers.
Having your own DNS Servers gives you the ability to register and provide name service
for domains using your own name servers (ns1.yourdomain.com / ns2.yourdomain.com).
With your MicroRack DNS System you have complete control over your own DNS,
including the ability to carry out immediate updates to your own zone files,
the freedom to add sub-domains and the ability to repoint your domains in an
instant with only a few simple commands. The MicroRack DNS Servers not only
support .com, .net and .org names but most other worldwide domains such as
.info, .biz, .us, .au, .uk, .nz, .de, .br, .es, .fr, etc.
The DNS Manager is used to manage your dedicated domain name server (DNS).
During the setup of the system the primary domain (hostname) attached to your
server has already been set up in your DNS. To set up a new domain you simply
enter the "Add Domain" function.
The preset IP number is the main IP of your server.
After clicking "Add Domain", the new domain zone will be created and the nameserver
will be restarted. The DNS Manager is able to handle multiple domain names in the
"Domain Name" input line to setup multiple domains on the same IP with one step.
The "Edit Hosts" function allows you to create and manage hosts records and subdomains.
In addtion, the domain zone file can be edited directly with the integrated text editor
to allow for more complicated settings.
The DNS servers on your MicroRack can be used to provide service for and map domains
to either your own MicroRack server or to any other IP address or server anywhere on the Internet.
To set up domains to map to another off-site IP address simply select "Edit IP Pool" in
the DNS Manager and add the IP address(es) of the server or servers you would like to map
your domains to and these will then be available for selection in the main DNS Manager screen.