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Pointing Your Domain Name to a Third-Party Host Company's Servers

In order for a domain name to work with any hosting account, the domain name's DNS...

Modifying .DE Name Servers

When modified for a .DE domain name, the new name servers must meet the following...

Managing DNS for Your Domain

You can easily manage your DNS using the Domain Control Center. To Manage Your DNS...

Registering Your Own Name Servers

Domain hosts are not required unless you intend to set up your own DNS server. We...

Checking if Your Name Servers are Authoritative

You may verify if your name servers are authoritative by visiting www.kloth.net and...

What is DNS?

Your DNS or Domain Name Server is the system that allows your web site to be displayed...

Can a domain registered elsewhere use your system to register new nameservers?

No. Your domain must be registered through us in order for you to use our system to...

Managing the Zone File for Your Domain

Total DNS Control allows you full control over your zone files. You get 100 entries in...

I Made a Mistake During MX Set Up. How Can I Correct it?

If you make a mistake during your MX setup you can restore the default settings and...

What is a CNAME?

A CNAME is simply an alias for a host record. CNAMEs allow you to have more than one...

Why and when would I need to change my MX record?

Usually, there is no need to modify an MX record. Occasionally it is necessary to...

What happens when I click Restore Default Settings from my Total DNS Control page?

All zone record entries will be changed to our defaults, unless it was a subdomain...

What is a Name Server?

Name servers are the Internet's equivalent to phone books. A name server maintains a...

What is an A record?

An A record, also called a host record, is the record in your zone file that connects...

What is an MX Record?

Your domain’s MX or Mail Record controls where email that is sent to your domain...

What is a zone file?

A zone is another name for a domain name or a sub-domain in a DNS server. Every domain...

Modifying the Name Servers for Your Domain Name

The process for modifying your nameservers depends on the company you bought your...

What is a zone record?

Zone records contain DNS information about a domain or sub-domain and are contained...

What do the numbers in the MX priority column mean?

These numbers describe the priority in which the email servers are contacted in when...

Managing Your DNS When You Host Your Site on Your Own Servers

You can use our Total DNS Control to manage your DNS, even if you host your site on...

What is Total DNS Control?

Total DNS Control allows you to perform advanced DNS functions, such as changing your...

Deleting Records from Zone Files                

From the Total DNS Control Panel, you can delete records from zone files. To Delete...

Copying and Adding Zone File Records to Domains                

Using the Total DNS Control Panel, you can copy zone file records from one domain to...

Checking the Status of Zone File Record Changes                

If you copied or deleted zone file records in the Total DNS Control Panel, you can...