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KB5782 Adding permissions for another user to manage domains and DNS
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  The CloudfloorDNS systems offers a convenient way to allow multiple users to have access to certain aspects of domain and DNS management. In order to add permissions, it's...
KB5662 Using the Alias Record - pointing a root or naked domain to a CNAME
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  Using the Alias record type in DNS to point a root or naked domain to a CNAME Since CNAME records are increasingly popular and have limitations where you cannot CNAME to a Root ...
KB5611 How do I export my dns zone file information
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  How do I export my dns zone file? If you need a copy of your dns information to pass to third parties, this is best achieved by exporting the zone file. Note - we do not advise yo...
KB5551 How do I add a subdomain to my domain
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  How do I add a subdomain to my domain? A subdomain is really just another host name. There are 2 ways to go about adding a new sub domain. If we have for example the popular conto...
KB5541 Office 365 DNS configuration
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  Configuring dns with use with Microsoft Office 365 Our support team receives a large number of enquiries how to configure Cloudfloordns with Office 365. This is a general guide ...
KB5531 Geo DNS Geographical load balancing
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  Geographical load balancing / Geo DNS CloudfloorDNS Geo DNS is a way of serving different responses to querying clients based on their apparent country of origin. Geo DNS on the...
KB5521 Importing your own self signed DNSSEC zones
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  Untitled Document CloudFloorDNS offers simple to implement 'one-click' dnssec where we provide the necessary key management. If you prefer to sign your own zones lo...
KB5471 Advanced http redirects using the dns editing page
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  Whilst the management panel can provide 'simple' web forwarding, there are sometimes cases where more advanced web forwarding is required. Examples are forwarding a naked domain ...
KB5481 Zone file backups
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  Microtech users can make backups of their zone files at any time via the dns zone editing page. Just expand the 'Previous Versions' section and click the add backup icon to create...
KB5431 DNS Time to Lives (or TTLs)
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  DNS Time to Live's (or TTL's) Setting the TTL inappropriately for your domain can have significant side effects in terms of dns traffic and web site performance. This document i...
KB5271 Are wildcard dns records supported
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  DNS Wildcards Microtech DNS does fully support the use of DNS wildcards. To add a wildcard entry to your dns to make all otherwise no-resolving hosts resolve to a single IP addres...
KB5261 How do I add a sub domain to my dns
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  how to create a dns sub domain There are 2 ways to create dns subdomains on the Microtech platform. If you simply want a name for a website, then the easiest method is the first ...
KB5231 You get warning errors on your dns editing page re mismatched name servers
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  You get a warning about mismatched name servers in the dns zone file editing page. Warnings such as 'dns1.XXX.net is present in the dns zone file by not in the public delegation' ...
KB5211 Do you have a DNS API
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  Microtech has a full DNS API that allows you to create, delete, and manipulate dns zone files on our servers. You can also create and delete secondary or backup dns zone files on o...
KB5151 How to add a reverse dns lookup zone
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  To create a reverse dns zone file on the Microtech system, choose 'Enable dns for a domain' from the 'DNS' menu. Choose the static option. On the following page, enter the name of ...
KB5141 Can I use .DK names with your name servers
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  Yes. 2 of Microtech's name serves are currently .DK registered and approved for use with .DK names by DK-Hostmaster. The name servers you should delegate your .DK domain names to...
KB3009 What are your dns server names
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KB3061 DNS Templates
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  DNS templates are a powerful tool to managing multiple similar domains, especially in hosting situations. Many domains are often pointed to the same servers and share common dns i...
KB3058 Can I bulk mass update dns records
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  Yes. DNS records can be changed for entire groups of domains by selecting 'Bulk Update' from the DNS menu. This facility also allows for the delayed update (i.e. scheduling) of ...
KB3057 Automatically transfer existing DNS information
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  When enabling static DNS via the 'enable dns for a domain' option, or when transferring a domain name, you can choose the option to 'Automatically transfer existing DNS information...
KB3007 I wrote a Dynamic DNS update client. Can it work with your service
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  We'd love you to. Details are submitted via http or https to this form. A test account is available. Please email support@mmtgsy.net for the details. Please follow the...
KB3056 How does your dynamic dns update protocol work
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  The dynamic DNS update protocol is very simple and can easily be integrated with scripts, clients, routers etc. The protocol is described in detail here ...
KB3044 DNS Failover
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  DNS network fail over for Microtech DNS service using the Netmon services The fail over feature provides a way for you to direct traffic to another host if the service on the p...
KB3042 How do I create SRV or server location records
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  Server location records, or SRV records specify the location of the server(s) for a specific protocol and domain. The `data' column must contain three space-separated values. T...
KB3039 How can I tell what IP address has been assigned to my PC
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  Visiting the page http://checkip.mtgsy.net/ will show the automatically detected IP address. In most cases this will be correct. If the IP address shown here is know to not be corr...
KB3038 SPF records
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  SPF stands for "Sender Policy Framework' and is helpful in trying to prevent spam. The official SPF site can be found here. Microtech fully supports and recommends the use o...
KB3004 Can I run a mail server on my PC
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  Yes. All our accounts, including the free dynamic dns ones, have an 'MX' record that will resolve to your PC when you are connected. This means that mail servers trying to send mai...
KB3003 Are there any zone file examples I can learn from
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  Yes. Click here for a page that will give you a bit more insight into the anatomy of a zone file....
KB3005 How often should I update my dynamic IP address
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  You only ever need to update your IP address when it changes. This usually means when you connect/disconnect, or if you are using a cable modem, when your s...
KB3006 Can I use your dns services with LinuxUnix
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  Yes, all our services work with Linux/Unix as well as Windows based systems. Our DNS servers are also comptible with most popular servers including BIND. For the dynamic dns se...
KB3010 If I transfer a domain to you, will it automatically be configured to use your dns servers
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  No. A transfer simply moves the domain from one registrar to another, all details will remain the same until you update them via your management panel. ...
KB3012 What are all these records types like MX, A, and CNAME anyway
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  They identify different types of records in your DNS zone. For a pop-up description of the most common record types click the link - A - MX - CNAME - S...
KB3027 How do I set up reverse DNS
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  You need to have a subnet allocated to you by your service provider. If you have an entire class C netblock, get your ISP (or ARIN) to delegate reverse DNS to our dns servers then...
KB3030 How do I create a name server
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  If you wish to use name servers within one of your own domains with .com/net/org, you will probably need to register it first. This can be done via the ‘support’, ‘utilitites’ sec...
KB3033 Is there an easy way I can tell what IP address my ISP has assigned me
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  The easiest way which will work for all ISPs that do not have hidden proxies is to visit http://checkip.mtgsy.net/ ...
KB3034 Load balancing with and without AUX value
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  You can perform load balancing in several ways on the CloudfloorDNS servers using the 'AUX' record. The AUX DNS value is most commonly used with MX records and is designed for res...
KB3035 TTL (Time to Live) settings
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  The TTL value, or 'Time To Live' was intended to be used to tell other servers how long to cache a DNS record for before checking again with the hosting server to see if it has cha...
KB3036 Round Robin Load Balancing
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  If your zone file contains more than one address record for the same A record name we will serve them up in a random order each time. Round robin is used only if all the address re...
KB5661 SPF TXT records larger than 255 characters
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  SPF / TXT records larger than 255 characters For some domains with complex email requirements, the SPF record can sometimes get too large to fit into a single record. There ...

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