How do I add external DNS entries

Create DNS entries manually

Without the Domain Name System (DNS), Internet users would have to remember a lot of IP addresses. Surfing the Internet as we know it is only possible by converting domain names such as www.timmehosting.de into an IP address. The assignment of the domain to the corresponding IP address is managed via the DNS. Accordingly, the DNS must be informed of any changes in the assignments between the domain and the IP address.

How to manually create this assignment for your Timme hosting web space is shown in the following step-by-step guide. We describe the DNS entries of types A, MX, NS and TXT for this. These are the most common types of DNS records. Additional entry types are stored as standard. This includes, for example, the "SRV" and "CNAME" web hosting packages to enable automated configuration of some mail clients.

Explanation of the common DNS entry types:

  • A.: An A record assigns an IP address to a domain or subdomain.
  • MX: An MX record contains the address of the mail server for a domain.
  • NS: An NS entry contains the address of the name server for a domain.
  • TXT: Freely definable text. This type of DNS record is mainly used for DKIM records and SPF records. For information on SPF entries, see www.spf-record.de.

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Result: The overview of all DNS zones is displayed.



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  • All created DNS zones are displayed in an overview.
  • Select the DNS zone for which you want to create a DNS entry.

Result: The DNS Zone page is displayed!



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  • You will see green buttons for the entry types (A, MX, NS, TXT etc.).
  • Choose your desired DNS record type.

Result: The DNS record type form is displayed.



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Create A entry!

Select the green button "A" and fill out the form.

  • Hostname: Domain or subdomain for which the A record applies. If you enter a complete domain, end the host name with a period (.)! Example: The host name "blog.exampledomain.de" becomes "blog.exampledomain.de.exampledomain.de", the host name "blog.exampledomain.de." (with a full stop at the end) remains "blog.beispieldomain.de"!
  • IPv4 address: IP address of the server
  • TTL ("Time to Live"): Duration in seconds that the DNS entry may be cached. After the TTL has expired, the DNS entry must be retrieved from the name server. Recommended value: 3600 (corresponds to 1 hour).
  • active: As long as the entry is to be active, leave the checkbox activated.
  • Confirm with the green button "save".

Result: An A record was created.



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Create MX entry!

Select the green button "MX" and fill out the form.

  • Hostname: Domain or subdomain to which the MX record applies. If you enter a complete domain, end the host name with a period (.)! Example: The host name "blog.exampledomain.de."!
  • Mail server host name: Domain or subdomain to which the MX record applies. The mail server host name is automatically added to the domain for which you are creating the DNS entry. Example: The mail server host name "mail" becomes "mail.exampledomain.de.".
  • Priorityt: Order in which the MX entries apply if several MX entries exist. The smallest number has the highest priority.
  • TTL ("Time to Live"): Duration in seconds that the DNS entry may be cached. After the TTL has expired, the DNS entry must be retrieved from the name server. Recommended value: 3600 (corresponds to 1 hour).
  • active: As long as the entry is to be active, leave the checkbox activated.
  • Confirm with the green button "save".

The MX record should not point to a CNAME!

Result: An MX record was created.



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Create NS entry!

Select the green button "NS" and fill out the form.

  • Zone: Domain or subdomain to which the NS entry applies. If you enter a complete domain, end the host name with a period (.)! Example: "blog.exampledomain.de." !
  • Name server host name: Domain or subdomain to which the NS entry applies. The name server host name is automatically added to the domain for which you are creating the DNS entry. Example: Name server host name "ns1" becomes "ns1.exampledomain.de". If you enter a full domain, it must end with a period (.). Example: "ns1.exampledomain.de.".
  • TTL ("Time to Live"): Duration in seconds that the DNS entry may be cached. After the TTL has expired, the DNS entry must be retrieved from the name server. Recommended value: 3600 (corresponds to 1 hour).
  • active: As long as the entry is to be active, leave the checkbox activated.
  • Confirm with the green button "save".

Result: A NS entry was created.



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Create TXT entry!

Select the green button "TXT" and fill out the form.

  • Host name (optional): Domain to which the TXT entry applies. If the field remains empty, the domain to which the entry applies will be adopted. If you enter a full domain, it must end with a period (.). Example: "exampledomain.de.".
  • text: Any text. Example: "v = spf1 a mx ~ all"
  • TTL ("Time to Live"): Duration in seconds that the DNS entry may be cached. After the TTL has expired, the DNS entry must be retrieved from the name server. Recommended value: 86400 (corresponds to 24 hours).
  • active: As long as the entry is to be active, leave the checkbox activated.
  • Confirm with the green button "save".

Result: A TXT entry was created.



to save

  • Check the entry.
  • Confirm the change with the green button "To save".

Result: The change has been saved.


Done! The respective DNS zone was entered manually!