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Create a Template

How to Create a Template

Your time is valuable, so why waste it? We designed Templates to cut down on the time it takes to configure large groups of domains.

Create a template of records and rules (like GeoDNS or Failover) and apply it to multiple domains. Every time you update the template, it’ll automatically update all domains that the template is currently applied to. You can check to see if a domain has a template applied on the Managed DNS / Domains page. There will be a column on the right side that will show the name of the template. Once a template has been applied to a domain, you will only be able to modify the records and settings in the template directly through the template.

How do Templates Work?

There are two different functions that can be accomplished with templates: assigning and importing. If records “from” a template needs to be edited independently within a domain, then the template should be imported into the domain rather than assigned to the domain.


    A template can be assigned (i.e. linked) to a domain. With a template assigned to a domain, any changes made to the template will affect all domains to which it is assigned. Records that come “from” the template cannot be changed independent of the template, the template itself must be edited. 


    Records can be imported into a domain from a template that simply copies the records from the template to the domain. Records that come “from” the template are then no different from any other records within the domain and they can be changed or deleted without any effect on the template or any other domains associated with the template. 

Create a Template

1. Click Templates

Select Managed DNS and click on Templates.

2. Select Add a New Template 

3. Enter Name and Save
Enter an identifiable name for your template. You can either create an entirely new template, or base it off of another Template or Domain configuration that you’ve previously set up. Click Save. 

4. Click on the Template Name to Add/Edit Records

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