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NS Records

NS Records indicate which name servers are authoritative for a domain or subdomain. NS Records are used in the event that another external DNS provider will be used in conjunction with Constellix DNS. They can also be used if a sub domain delegation will take place to external name servers. In most cases, no NS records need to be added for a domain as Constellix DNS defines the Constellix name servers under the system NS records section.

1. Select your Domain

A. Select Managed DNS
B. Select Domains from the dropdown

C. Select the domain you want to add an NS record too.

2. Select NS Record

Under the NS Records section, click the (+) to add a record. 

3. Enter Record Values 

A. Name: The hostname for the record. To set the record for the root domain (@), leave this field blank.
B. TTL: Time to Live, measured in seconds, determines how long the record is cached in resolvers. For more information on best practices for TTLs, click here.

C. Disable Record: Information on the NX Domain feature can be found in the Disabling a Record tutorial.


D. Host: This will be the host name for the name server, for example ns0.nameserver.com. It is important to note, the domain name is automatically appended to the end of this field unless it ends with a dot (.).

E. Notes: Add a helpful note with keywords so you can search for your records later.
F. Save: Save your record changes and don’t forget to commit your changes after you’re done making record changes for this domain! 

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