Manage your domain name with ClouDNS

Presentation

ClouDNS is a DNS service provider. It allows, among other things, to bring new possibilities of DNS records. For example, freenom.com, which provide free domaine name does not allow creating SRV type records. ClouDNS fills this gap.

ClouDNS provides several plans, the one that will interest us is the free one which is sufficient for the majority of uses. A simple email address is required to subscribe to the FREE DNS plan.

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Plusieurs plans sont disponibles dont un gratuit

Types d’enregistrements

ClouDNS supports all types of DNS records:

  • A
  • AAAA
  • MX
  • CNAME
  • TXT
  • SPF
  • NS
  • SRV
  • ALIAS
  • RP
  • SSHFP
  • NAPTR
  • CAA
  • 301 and 302 web redirects

However, the free version does not allow you to modify the TTL (Time-To-Live) of the recordings, which is 1 hour.

All features are listed on leur site.

Configuration

Context of the article: The domain name itpro-tips.tk is registered for free on freenom.com. Freenom.com not providing SRV records, we want to pass it on ClouDNS.net

To be able to benefit from the possibilities of ClouDNS for our domain name, it is necessary to modify the name servers (nameservers) on the current registrar. To do this, connect to clouDNS.net and note the names of the DNS servers nsXX.clouddns.net

Get the de ClouDNS name server

Connect to the current registrar, here freenom.com then modify the Nameservers.

Modify your domain name servers
Set the domain name servers

After this manipulation, a waiting time of several minutes is necessary. It is possible to follow the DNS propagation on https://dnschecker.org/#NS/.

Check the worldwide DNS propagation

Once replicated, click on Add new in the DNS Zones section

Choose Master zone

Enter the domain name then Create

Assigning the domain name in the administrative console

DNS records can be create / modify / delete

DNS records can be create / modify / delete

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